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Kids in College Support - KICS

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Parents of kids starting college, new empty nesters, starting a new phase of our lives! We gave in person & virtually for celebration, support, and fellowship in our new roles.

Calendar of Events:

KICS Calendar for Academic Year 2008-2009:

New KICS Resource for Parents of Graduating College Seniors:

Degreeconomics: Valued-Added Senior Year Experience

Strategies for Graduating in Challenging Economic Times

Copyright of "Degreecominics" by Joan E. Leichter Dominick 2009 &

Conceptualized by Jim Pennington 2009

KICS Members continue Wellness Support: We are walking and doing water aerobics for fun, fitness, and fellowship. Let us know if you want to join us!

KICS Members "Run the Reagan" Fundraiser for local charities -

Congrats Tricia Spooner, Katie Spooner, and Joanie Leichter Dominick - Our Photo Finish Made the Gwinnett Daily News

Fall 2008: New Web 2.0 Community Created:  KICS: Kids in College Support by Dr. Joanie Leichter Dominick (by invitation - send me your email if you want to be part of the community)

We plan on meeting once a month! Invite new parents of Kid In College! Although all colleges and universities are represented in KICS, many of us are UGA Parents.

Kennesaw State University KICS Chapter Started Fall 2008: New Chapter Started in the Department of Unversity Studies-Network of Faculty and Staff who are parents of college students

Thanks to Steve Wortman, Kennesaw State University Senior, who found this website link for UGA VI:

In tribute to the loss of UGA VI -  enjoy the video of the Damn Good Dog ( I am also a UGA Alumni -  Dr. Joanie E. Leichter Dominick)

Second Year of KICS 2007-2008: Welcome Parents of College Students!

September 12th @ 7pm - Our Kick-Off Meeting

October 17th @ 7pm - Halloween Decorating Party for Our College Kids

Celebrate Completing our First KICS College Year:

April 26th 2007@ Red Robin Restaurant - Invite Parents to College Students & Parents of High School Students to our meetings

Celebrate Completing our First KICS College Semester:

December 4th 2006 @ Dominick's Restaurant in Downtown Lawrenceville - 6:30pm

October - Mid Term Goodie Boxes

August 17th--Dinner at Eagle's Landing.  Our College Students move to Campus

July 27th-- Get together to plan for the send off for college.


Sophomore Advice for First Year Students & Family

by Ms. Stephanie Espinosa, Auburn University (with permission to publish, Fall 2006)

UGA Parents & Families Assocation: Support & Information for parents & families of college students

National Resource Center for the College Experience, University of South Carolina Columbia: Information on the First Year, Sophmore Year, Students in Transition, and the Senior Year Experience

Dr. Joanie E. Leichter Dominick's Academic Resources for First-Year and Senior-Year Experience: Creating the College ePortfolio

Disorientation: Parents' First Few Weeks at Home

Disorientation: The First Few Days on Campus

Making Career Choices: Advice for Parents of College Students - How to assist your young adult child with decisions on academic majors and careers (from JobWeb)

Stay in touch with FACEBOOK: Parents can now stay in touch with their college student adult children by opening an account of Facebook - the social networking website for college students and their friends and family

Open an account by going to Facebook:

Joan Dominick & join my group "My Kids are on Facebook with Me"


New Addition:

Kids In College Support Prayer Chain - KICSPC

(To join KICS Prayer Chain -  write to email

We have started a nondemoninational prayer chain for all college students, families of college students, friends of college students, all stakeholders in higher education - faculty, staff, adminstrators, politicians, who have a role in the helping all college students honor, understand, and connect their learning from self to global society for a just, equitable, and sustainable world.

Pray Chain Intentions:

Virgina Tech Community

Understanding Wisdom

For all college students

For all parents & families of college students

For all friends of college students

For all employers of college students

For all who care for college students & families

For all stakeholders of higher education

For world peace


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