NACAC (National Association for College Admissions Counseling) Annual Conference Boston 2017

  The NACAC Annual Conference is among the most important events for those of us in the professional college admissions community. It is a yearly conference which takes place in different locations throughout the United States and even Canada (the first one I went to was in Toronto). School and independent counselors and college admissions [...]

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Drew University

On April 18, 2017, I visited Drew University ( The day started with a chat and walk around campus with Professor Terry Todd (Associate Professor of American Religious Studies in the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies). Dr. Todd is a font of interesting information about the history of Drew as well as current day college [...]

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University of the West of England

During our first “Showcase University” we enjoyed learning about the University of the West of England (UWE) which is in Bristol. We were greeted by Emily Cowley who is the Regional Director, Americas ([email protected]). Here are some of the highlights of what we learned: Enrollment is made up of 27,000 students with 4,000 international students [...]

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UK Trip

From March 12th to the 18th, I, along with 34 other school counselors from the United States and Canada, participated in the “Full STEAM Ahead” United Kingdom University tour. The program was sponsored by the British Council. We toured throughout the South West of England and visited 12 universities. I arrived in London [...]

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Wheaton College Visit October 2016

On October 20th, I was fortunate to spend the day at Wheaton College in Norton Massachusetts. The college is midway between Boston and Providence (it’s a little closer to Providence) and is an easy train ride from either city and then a short shuttle bus ride to campus.  Judy Purdy, Director of Admissions, [...]

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NACAC 2016

During the third week of September, I was in Columbus  Ohio attending the 2016 NACAC Annual Conference (National Association for College Admission Counseling). This is perhaps the most important yearly event for high school, independent, and college admission counselors. Thousands of us gather each year to learn about what’s new in college admissions and network [...]

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Rochester Institute of Technology

This morning I had the pleasure of meeting with two admissions representatives from Rochester Institute of Technology. Mark McFee Muenzer, who used to be our local representative, introduced me to Frank Thomas Rechichi who is taking over his territory. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation: Most popular programs are Computer Science, Game Design, [...]

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Ithaca College

On July 27th, Jessica Dietrich, Admissions  Representative from Ithaca College (IC), joined me at my office along with some students and parents to learn about Ithaca’s programs and admissions process. We had a lively discussion about programs related to their Elementary Education, Sports Marketing, Sports Media, and Journalism Programs. Here are some fun facts that [...]

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Boston University

Boston University I recently spent several days at orientation at Boston University. It was an event packed program with activities planned for students and their parents. I learned all about the academic program in the College of Liberal Arts and the Kilachand Honors College. There were sessions on student activities, support services, residence life (including student [...]

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Wagner College / NYSACAC

Wagner College, in Staten Island, was the host of this year’s New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) annual conference. I enjoyed a full day of touring the beautiful campus, hearing an inspiring keynote address, and participating in worthwhile educational sessions. Here is a summary of the day’s events. Wagner College is an [...]

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