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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 WestCon. 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, […]

Savannah College of Art and Design

Had a very informative meeting with the Regional Rep from the Savannah College of Art and Design, known far and wide as SCAD. And I mean that literally, SCAD has many campuses– Savannah, Atlanta, Hong Kong and Lacoste. Great opportunities for SCAD students including Jewelry Design, Fashion, Fibers, Furniture Design, Industrial Design, Cinema Studies, Television […]