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Fairfield University

On Sept 28, our CT Regional Group was hosted by Fairfield University for info sessions, a tour and lunch in the new dining hall. Karen Pellegrino, Dean of Enrollment gave us a comprehensive session on Admissions, new majors and the university’s focus. We also had an excellent session with Susan Birge the Assistant VP and […]

Gettysburg College Lunch with Admissions Counselors

I was invited to a very interesting Lunch and Learn with Gettysburg College– with Gail Sweezey, Director of Admissions and Desvan Moody, the Admissions Rep for Connecticut. We had great conversations about what is new and important at Gettysburg –Interdisciplinary programs are very popular as well as the Eisenhower Institute– their unique policy institute for […]

2017 NACAC National Conference in Boston

I attended the NACAC National Conference in Boston last week. There were well over 7,000 attendees- Independent Educational Consultants, College Admissions Officers, School Counselors from Public, Private, Parochial and Boarding Schools and Vendors. Lots of Vendors–from those like The Common Application, ACT and the College Board to all kinds of tech companies with data management […]

College of Mount St. Vincent

I met with the New England admissions representative from the College of Mount St. Vincent in Riverdale, NY. I learned about their most popular majors –Nursing, Education and Business– as well as details of their scholarships and campus life.   Save Save

Road trip to Scranton, PA!

I spent two days in Scranton, visiting two very interesting universities. The University of Scranton, a Jesuit institution with top notch Business programs as well as great programs in the health fields, some with combined undergraduate-graduate degrees! I met with the Connecticut admissions rep and chatted with students—including one young woman who just started this […]

University of Connecticut

Spent a terrific, though rainy, day at the University of Connecticut. We had a very frank and helpful session with Admissions. Later we spent some quality time with Nathan Fuerst, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Director of Admissions. We had a campus tour, lunch with current students and a tour of the campus Hillel.

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Did you know that Rutgers is the eighth oldest college in US, founded as Queen’s College in 1766? I spent two days on the New Brunswick Campus of Rutgers University as part of their counselor event. I learned all about the campus—or I should say, their 5 campuses. The New Brunswick campus is divided into […]

The University of Hartford Campus Tour

I spent a great day on the campus of the University of Hartford today. I learned about the Hartt School of Music, new majors and programs in the university as well as new construction plans.  I also met with administrators and learning specialists to learn how they help their students achieve their academic goals. Great […]

The EchoLeague

  I spent yesterday afternoon with college admissions representatives from this coalition of colleges—the EchoLeague. They are a different type of coalition of six liberal arts colleges that are bound together by their concern for and curriculum involved with Ecologically Focused Education. This includes curriculum sharing and experiential learning. It was an excellent presentation. These […]