University of Tampa (FL) Updates

U Tampa


We just opened our 90,000 square feet Graduate and Health Studies building that will have classes start this Fall. This building will house our nursing programs (BSN, MSN DNP), UT’s BSN was recently named number one in Florida.  The building will also be home to our new Physician’s Assistant in Medicine Graduate Program. This new program has 48 slots beginning in the Fall of 2019 and has already received over 2000 applications! We are also excited to announce that The University of Tampa has recently received  permission to start our first doctorate program at UT.  We are currently recruiting for the first class that will enter the fall of 2019 for a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)!


For more information regarding our newest and largest academic building at The University of Tampa, please read our press release here:


Feel free to share this new information with students who may be interested in these fields! 

David S. Humphrey IV

Associate Director of Admissions

The University of Tampa

401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Box F

Tampa, FL 33606

(813) 253-6211 – Work

(813) 258-7398 – Fax




News from High Point University (NC)

It continues to be an exciting time of positive change and transformation at High Point University. The new Wanek School of Undergraduate Sciences building that will house our Biology, Chemistry and Physics majors is well underway, under roof and will open next summer. The Caine Conservatory which will have a working greenhouse and support botanical research is also underway and will open next summer. We will break ground in September on the Qubein Sports Arena and Conference Center that will open in the winter of 2020. Along with these amazing physical changes on campus, I have another exciting update to share with you.
The High Point University Faculty Admissions Committee and President Qubein unanimously supported our move to and continued offering of ‘Test Optional’ admissions. In fact, over a quarter of our enrolled freshmen this fall applied test optional.
As a university committed to weaving students into the family, HPU has always considered each prospective student on a variety of factors. These include, but are not limited to: GPA, demonstrated interest in attending HPU, community involvement, academic achievement, leadership demonstration, extracurricular activities, a series of essay submissions and the rigor of their high school. Transitioning to ‘test optional’ reflects the university’s dedication to review the character and full abilities of each applicant in the admissions process. It is also supported by data which shows GPA is a stronger indicator of success rather than SAT or ACT scores. HPU will look for test optional students who work hard, have achieved in the classroom and are prepared for success in college.
Under the test optional program, submitting SAT or ACT scores in the application for admission will be optional. However, in awarding our Presidential Scholarships (from $7,000 per year to full tuition per year) and selecting top students for our Honors Scholar Program, test scores will be required. Test Optional students with strong GPA’s may still qualify for High Point Scholarships.
Our admissions counselors look forward to sharing more about this and many other exciting changes that benefit students at High Point University with you as we travel to your area this fall.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Best regards,
D. Andrew Bills
Senior Vice President for Enrollment

Excitement at University of Evansville

University of Evansville
Counselor Connection - August 2018

Welcome to a new school year! This summer has seen many changes for our campus. In July, we welcomed our new president, President Christopher Pietruszkiewicz. He has hit the ground running, and we look forward to his upcoming inauguration. On August 9, there was a dedication ceremony held for the new Stone Family Center for Health Sciences. This collaborative effort between three universities will help train young health professionals for their careers. University of Evansville’s Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs will be housed in the new center. Our campus community is excited for the future, and we’re embracing the new opportunities ahead!

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The Fall 2019 Application is Open!

Fall 2019 applications are now open! Seniors can visit our webpage to begin their journey at one of the region’s “Best Universities” according to U.S. News & World Report! We are also a member of Common App.

William and Mary Stone Give $15 Million Toward Multi-Institutional Collaboration

The rising Health Sciences Center in downtown Evansville, a collaboration of the University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana, and Indiana University, has received a $15 million gift from William and Mary Stone to officially name the facility the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences. All monies from the gift will be used to support the respective health sciences programs developed and implemented in the center by the three partner institutions. The University of Evansville’s Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs will be housed in the center.

Bill and Mary (O’Daniel) Stone are Evansville natives and 1973 graduates of Memorial High School. Bill founded Connecticut-based SS&C Technologies, Inc. (SS&C) in 1986 and has remained chair of the Board and chief executive officer since inception. SS&C has a large Evansville office and has 22,500 employees located in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

“We remain committed to our hometown,” said Bill Stone. “Evansville is where Mary and I grew up and where we have extended family and friends. SS&C has a large and growing office here, and we look forward to helping this community grow in size, wealth, and health. The health center is one key to unlocking the capabilities of southwestern Indiana.”

Through this gift, each university partner will develop and sustain world-class health education programs that will benefit Evansville and the southwestern Indiana region.

UE Receives $100,000 Grant from Schell Foundation

The University of Evansville has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Charles E. Schell Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee. The funds will provide educational assistance loans without interest or security to qualified students to aid them in securing a practical education that would not be otherwise attainable. This grant money will create a revolving loan fund for UE students. As these students repay their loans, it will enable the University to continue lending to other students.

The Charles E. Schell Foundation for Education was established by the will of the late Charles Edson Schell and is administered by Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, to provide a means for qualified students to manage the cost of higher education without undue hardship. Students may use the funds for billable student expenses, including tuition, fees, books, or room and board.

UE’s ACE³ Program Named Semifinalist in National Competition

The University of Evansville’s Access to Capital and Expertise for Emerging Entrepreneurs (ACE³) program has been selected as a Driver of Financial Wellbeing national semifinalist in the Unlocking ₵hange Challenge. This nationwide competition seeks to find and support leading social entrepreneurs and innovators across the country. A total of 27 semifinalists were chosen from 107 entrants.

The challenge is a collaboration between BNY Mellon, an American worldwide banking and financial services holding company, and Ashoka, the world’s largest group of social entrepreneurs and changemakers.

The University of Evansville was recently named a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, an Ashoka initiative. UE received the recognition due to its leadership in social innovation and changemaking in higher education. It’s one of 50 universities world-wide with this distinction and the first in Indiana.

The ACE³ program is sponsored, funded, and co-managed by Old National Bank and is located in the Schroeder School of Business’s Institute for Banking and Finance under the direction of Yasser Alhenawi, UE associate professor of finance. ACE³ manages a $100,000 portfolio, which offers microloans to women, minority, and disadvantaged owned businesses. Students interface with clients, review business plans, and serve as underwriters for loans.

Easy Ways for Students to Visit

  1. Individual Visit – Monday through Friday and select Saturdays
  2. Open House – October 20, January 21, and April 6
  3. Purple Visit Days - September 7, November 2, February 18, and March 22
  4. Road Trip February 15-17, 2019 (Admitted students only)
  5. Fly-In – We will help with the cost of your flight!
  6. Online – Visit our virtual tour anytime

Purple Visit Days

Experience the University of Evansville on a Purple Visit Day! A Purple Visit Day is a great way to learn how to become a UE student. If you are an applied senior, you have the opportunity to take the ACT Residual, which is a campus-based national ACT exam. These visit days include academic sessions, a campus tour, and lots more!

Check out our visit page on the UE website to help your students plan their trip to campus!

Meet Our Faculty

Mark Valenzuela, PhD
Department: Civil Engineering

Mark Valenzuela is an associate professor of civil engineering at the University of Evansville and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Indiana. He is the faculty advisor for the ACES Concrete Canoe and Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society. In 2013 he received the Outstanding Teacher Award presented by the Alumni Association of the University of Evansville. Professor Valenzuela has a PhD and MS in structural engineering from Cornell University. He is a member of the American Society for Civil Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education. Mark Valenzuela

Meet Our Admission Counselors

Jordan Hall
Territory: Northeast Indiana, East Central Indiana, WA, OR, CA, NV, ID, AZ, UT, NM, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, MN, WI, IA, WV, PA, MD, DE, NJ, CT, RI, NY, MA, VT, NH, ME, HI, and AK

Jordan is our newest admission counselor. She grew up in the Los Angeles, California, area and came to Indiana to attend the University of Evansville. After graduation, Jordan moved next door to Newburgh and continued to work in Evansville. As much as she misses California, she loves getting to travel to all the places in the Midwest and live in an area with so many amazing local businesses and restaurants. Jordan’s admission advice is to get out of your comfort zone and see if your perfect fit might be somewhere you never thought of going! Visit campuses, and explore their communities as well to make sure you will be happy in the long term.

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With the new year upon us, it is important to make sure your seniors are making their visits to potential schools. This fall our admission team is busy at work preparing for those visits. We would love to chat with you or your students about all that UE has to offer. Please contact our office anytime!

Shane Davidson, EdD
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

Georgia Tech Minute: Here’s what’s happening on campus Georgia Tech Minute: Here’s what’s happening on campus…

Happy New Year … Welcome back to school! If nobody has said that to you yet, I will let you determine if it’s because of your particular school calendar or if you just work with unfriendly people.

Today, Aug. 20, was our first day of classes at Tech. It is always exciting to see the names from spreadsheets actually show up and move into their residence halls.

As our team heads back out on the road for recruitment travel, our goal is to serve as a resource for you about Georgia Tech and the college admission process, in general.

To that end, I wanted to share two items we hope will help you counsel students:

  1. Our new first-year class profile. This provides you with current and historical information on Georgia Tech admission and the academic performance of our students.
  2. Our College Selection Guide. We created this general resource to help you facilitate productive conversations and potentially reframe a student’s college search and selection experience.

We deeply appreciate what you do each day in your school community. If we can help in any way, please reach out to our communication (calm-unication) center.

Our staff is excited about having a great year ahead. Let’s do that together.

Go Jackets!
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Rick Clark
Director of Undergraduate Admission

P.S. Did you know? More than half of our students have an international experience before they graduate. Check out their stories here.

2019 First-Year Application Is Available Now!
The 2019 application for first-year students became available this week. Here’s what you need to know:

Counselor Portal
We’re excited to share that we will be utilizing to communicate with you about your students’ applications, including their status (complete or incomplete), missing materials, and final admission decision. Once you activate your account, you will also be able to upload documents for individual students. Visit to get started.

While we enjoyed phone, fax, email, smoke signals, owls, and other modes of communication in the past, we believe this will make life easier for everyone.

Success in College and Beyond
Georgia Tech is committed not only to enrolling the world’s best students, but also to helping them succeed on campus and beyond. We are extremely proud of our 97 percent retention rate, as well as the job placement rate for our graduates. Check out more from Business Insider and Zippia.
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Southwestern University (TX): A College That Pays You Back

Southwestern University


MESSAGE FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT                           

Welcome to the 2018–19 academic year! 
I would like to take this moment to introduce myself as the new Vice President of Strategic Recruitment and Enrollment. Some of you may know me or recognize my name from one of my previous stops at Drake, La Salle, Iona or St. Lawrence. If you are wondering about Christine, I am happy to say that she is still with us at SU as Dean of Admission.

We are excited that 445 first-year students and 46 transfers have chosen to join our community this fall making this our second largest class of new students ever. Through our collaboration, Southwestern will welcome engaged learners who are most interested in a strong liberal arts experience. In this class of students, we find scholars, artists, leaders, athletes, scouts, volunteers, and a hosts of other talents that will shape our community in amazing ways. Your guidance, recommendations, invitations to visit your campus, and other partnerships, allow us to recruit the right-fit student, and we thank you for this partnership. We believe that together we can realize our most prized goals of engaging minds and transforming lives.

Pirate Press, our quarterly newsletter for counseling colleagues, will feature important updates and insights about Southwestern University. Please remember that our SAT policy changed last year, which we hoped alleviated stress and minimized financial elements of the college process for your students. Southwestern continues to think of ways to make the admission process student friendly and, hopefully, make the college search process easier for everyone.

As always, if there is a way our team can support YOUR students, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to another great year in helping students find the right fit!

Tom Delahunt
Vice President of Strategic Recruitment and Enrollment

Get to Know Georgetown, Texas
A large part of a student’s college life is the community they live in. Southwestern has been fortunate to call the City of Georgetown (with the most beautiful town square in Texas) home for over one hundred years. Get to know more about Georgetown through the eyes of Aransas Haley ’21.


Meet your Southwestern Representative
Southwestern is community oriented and truly sees the campus as a home-away-from-home for four years. The staff who work in the admission office are ready to help each student on their journey through the college choice process.

The staff is split regionally, and most carry a part of the state of Texas as well as other areas around the globe. Each staff member is excited to connect with you and your students through digital communication, phone, or in person when visiting your area. If you are curious if SU will be near you this fall, please reach out to your personal contact based on the location of your school or practice.

Campus Visits
Southwestern is excited to partner with you to get your students invested in their college search. One of the best ways to do that is to have them engage in an on-campus experience and see themselves at their school of choice (we’re always rooting for SU).
We are open and ready for you and your students to visit independently during the week, including overnight and classroom experiences, (schedule today!). In addition, we will host a large-scale visit program this fall as well as smaller-scale programs on select Saturdays:

Please feel free to share these visit opportunities with your campus community!

As of August 1st all application websites re-opened, and Southwestern began accepting applications for students interested in enrolling for the class of 2019. In order to submit a complete application for holistic review, students must submit:

  • Application (Common App, ApplyTexas, or Southwestern App)
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • SAT of ACT scores (a downloaded score from the College Board or ACT websites, a score from a high school transcript, or an official score report)
  • Essay (Any topic)

All official forms can be sent directly through Naviance or via email to ​

Fall 2019 Deadlines:
November 1st – Early Decision (Binding)
December 1st – Early Action (Non-binding)
February 1st – Regular Decision (Rolling admission)

(Helpful Reminder: Southwestern is Texas’s first institution of higher learning…and all of our application deadlines are on the first of their respective months!)

The Princeton Review listed Southwestern as one of the 384 Best Colleges. It also nationally ranked Southwestern highly in the following categories:
#3 in Impact and #1 in Texas
#7 in Career Services and #1 in Texas
1 of 200 Green Colleges
A College That Pays you Back

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