Marie Bigham

Founder
ACCEPT: Admissions Community Cultivating Equity & Peace Today

Marie Bigham is the founder and co-leader of ACCEPT: Admissions Community Cultivating Equity & Peace Today, a nonprofit organization that empowers college admissions professionals who center justice, equity, and anti-racism in our work and communities. With 5500+ members since its founded in 2016, ACCEPT was honored by Facebook at the 2017 Facebook Community Summit, a gathering of 100 Facebook Groups that exemplify strong community engagement. In 2018, ACCEPT received the Excellence in Education Award from the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, awarded to “those who use their prominence to advance equity and access in education”. Marie has spoken around the nation and is frequently quoted in media about college admissions and social justice.



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