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Detour: Road Temporarily Closed

Due to Covid-19, I cannot go to college campuses or meet with college admissions officers in person.  However, I am still connecting with and learning from individual colleges and also from the College Board and other companies and professional associations that play an important role in college admissions. I am very busy these days while […]

NEARR 2020

I spent Wednesday meeting with 27 admissions reps who are members of NEARR: the New England Area Regional Reps. These admissions reps live in New England and represent their colleges to schools and families here. They hold an event every year for Independent Educational Consultants and school based counselors to inform us about their colleges, […]

Counselor Professional Development Day

I was invited to spend a terrific day at Marist College on Nov. 5 for their annual Counselor Professional Development Day. We began with an interesting and entertaining welcome from Kent Rinehart, Dean of Admissions at Marist. This was followed by the Keynote, given by David Hawkins, the Executive Director for Educational Content and Policy, […]

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 […]