Pam Valle is the founder of Valle Educational Consultants.

She has worked with hundreds of families creating and executing goals and objectives for college search, selection, and admissions planning that protect other priorities impacting the family.

Planning for college takes an experienced multi-faceted professional. To meet the needs of an ever-changing, complex college climate, Pam draws on 20+ years in organizational consulting and coaching with 13 of those years spent in the college consulting realm. She spends her time with families determining their student’s individual college-related needs. A mother of college students (and graduates) herself, Pam has felt the impact of rising college costs and the need for proper overall college planning.

As a member of college consulting groups and associations, Pam’s clients are comfortable with her commitment to ongoing professional education and maintaining high ethical standards. In addition, her membership in the National College Advocacy Group expands her professional boundaries to include educating and advocating for college-bound students and their families. Pam has created and facilitated numerous student and parent workshops and seminars held in local high schools, community centers and libraries speaking publicly on all important aspects of college admissions planning. She also partners with small to mid-sized financial advising firms to bring college planning support not only to the individual advisors but also to the firm’s families with college-bound students.

Participating in a variety of community and professional organizations is very important to Pam. Her community involvement has expanded over the years to include tutoring and mentoring students anywhere from the pre-college phase to the student transitioning out of college and into the “real world”. She currently serves as a board member for the western suburbs chapter of the Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group (EPWNG), is a volunteer for Almost Home Kids, is a former member of the ICPA, and served as a board member on the Hinsdale Central Foundation. Pam and her family make their home in the Chicago suburbs.

Pam Valle is a regular contributor to her college blog. Please visit her at “valleconsultants.blogspot.com” and follow VEC on Twitter at
twitter. com/ 1CollegeAdvice“.

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