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Connecticut College and Mitchell College Tours

I spent a full day on the campuses of Connecticut College and Mitchell Colleges. First stop was “Conn College” where we were given a very interesting and enlightening talk from Andy Strickler, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid on how they craft their community—the students they invite who will become part of their community– which […]

2019 IECA College Symposium

I spent an enlightening two days at the 2019 IECA College Symposium in Philadelphia. June 10: I was able to meet with colleagues as well as the Admissions officers of the participating colleges at the opening reception. June 11: Moderated by IECA’s own Cigus Vanni, we heard from admissions directors from Penn State University, Boston […]

Massachusetts Road Trip!

I spent two days in Massachusetts touring colleges. First up- Merrimack College in North Andover.  I last saw Merrimack in 2010. In those nine years the campus has grown in every way. There is a larger student body, new majors and many new buildings! Colleges grow and change with the times!         […]

Landmark College

I spent two days on the campus of Landmark College meeting students, faculty, learning specialists and admissions officers. Landmark is a college for those who learn differently, some of whom are neuro-diverse. This is a unique college with many “on ramps” for students to come for summer sessions, one year, an Associate’s Degree and even […]

Western Connecticut State University

I spent a great day at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury,  known affectionately here in Connecticut as WestConn. We were on the Midtown Campus. We had a tour of the campus and learned which majors allow direct entry to the major and which do not, about their two campuses–Midtown and Westside– and their new […]

Wesleyan University

Spent a great morning at Wesleyan University! We heard a very interesting presentation by David Holmes, Executive Director of the Character Collaborative. This was followed by a presentation and Q&A session from Chandra Joos deKoven, Director of Admissions at Wesleyan University.

Allegheny College Tour

I spent a fun and informative three days at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania Nov. 8-10.  We had a tour of the historic small town in addition to the campus tour. I sat in on a class, asked questions of the student panel, and ate lunch with students. We also had a presentation from admissions and […]

The CORT: Colleges of Rochester Tour

October 21-23, 2018: I spent three very busy days in Rochester, Day 1:  Nazareth College:  Shortly after getting in town we were taken to see Nazareth College, the Nazz, a college that has been in “hyper growth” for the last 15 years. We heard from Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dianne Oliver […]

Bard College at Simon’s Rock

I spent a very interesting day at Bard College of Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, MA.  This is one of the most unusual colleges I have visited. The premise behind the college is that 16 years old is the optimal age for college learning, and as such, students who would normally be entering eleventh grade […]

New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling Bus Tour!

Day #1: We got on the bus at 7 AM and drove to Stockton University. We had a great session from Admissions and toured their main campus–Galloway. We saw the new Health Sciences Building where the undergraduate and graduate nursing students have labs and use Sim-People. They are joined by the Undergraduate Exercise Science Students, […]