Discover Adelphi University (NY)

September 2018
Summer has passed us by in the blink of an eye and, here at Adelphi, it was far from quiet—from athletics camps to residence hall renovations to an exciting Pre-College program that welcomed 100 of your finest students from coast to coast. And on a personal level, my husband and I spent our summer preparing for our own family’s expansion as our first little one will arrive in November!
As our family expands, I cannot help but think of the Adelphi family’s growth over the past three years—our total enrollment has grown by more than 13 percent, with rapidly expanding national interest.
This August, following record applications of nearly 13,000 first-year students and 3,000 transfer students, we welcomed the largest and most diverse first-year class in Adelphi’s history, in addition to more than 470 transfer students across 50-plus programs of study. The students featured an average GPA of 3.52, earning, on average, more than $21,500 in merit scholarships and grants.
Among these students, we have:
  • A Junior ROTC lieutenant
  • A professional motivational speaker
  • A mission-trip extraordinaire, completing more than five mission trips to places including Louisiana
  • A student fluent in more than four languages
  • An accomplished actress known for her work on the big screen
…and more!
With students coming from around the world and across the country, Adelphi’s community is rich with stories and personality—an inclusive community that our students are bound to thrive in, given our attention to personal enrichment and support.
As the school year gets underway, please stay in touch! We can’t wait to meet you and your communities as we travel to your hometowns and work to find the best match for Adelphi and for your students. Our doors—and inboxes—are always open and we look forward to the year ahead.
Kristen E. Capezza, M.B.A. ’12
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
A Quick Look at Adelphi—by the Numbers
Adelphi Research Is Changing How We See the World
Research innovation and provocative thought are happening everywhere at Adelphi. Your students will be taught by faculty members who tackle the most urgent societal challenges. Take a look at how Adelphi faculty and students are finding solutions and formulating answers to these complex questions.
Events for You
Successful Transition From High School to College: A Focus on Students With Learning Disabilities (Space is limited.)
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Ruth S. Harley University Center,
Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom
Adelphi University, Garden City campus
Events for Your Students
Preview the College of Arts and Sciences
Saturday, September 22, 2018
10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Ruth S. Harley University Center
Adelphi University, Garden City campus
Weekend Information Session
Sunday, October 7, 2018
9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.,
12:00 noon
Nexus Building, lobby
Adelphi University, Garden City campus
Fall Open House
Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, lobby
Adelphi University, Garden City campus
Meet Adelphi University President Christine M. Riordan
Dr. Riordan’s Momentum Tour 2018–2019: Changing Lives, the Next Chapter: Sharing Our Stories, may be coming to a city near you. Throughout the year, she’ll share our personalized approach to higher learning and how it is transforming lives across the nation and around the world. Counselors, advisers, principals and students and their families are welcome to attend. Email to register for an upcoming event.
Meet Your Counselor
It’s never too early to get to know us. Connect with your regional representative today!
Adelphi University, with its personalized approach to higher learning, is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes and hands-on learning. Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at several different New York locations, including its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City. Adelphi is a nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. 
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Office of University Admissions | Adelphi University | Tel: 516.877.3050 | Fax: 516.877.3039

Connect with Lynn University (FL)

Office of Admission
Educator newsletter

We appreciate your support in counseling students to find a college or university that allows them to realize their true potential. With the many exciting developments on our campus, we’re bringing you the top headlines useful to you and your students.

Enrollment growth
Applications soared to new heights as Lynn welcomed the largest class in recent history to campus and became an institution that students are paying close attention to. Find out how new learning opportunities, enhanced services and improvements to campus will benefit our students.
New academic majors
We’ve added five undergraduate majors, one graduate program and eight graduate certificates for the College of Business and Management. These new offerings in areas like cybersecuritydata analytics and healthcare management appeal to a new kind of student and a changing workforce.


New advising center
Student success is our focus. You helped them get to Lynn; now it is our turn to ensure they walk across the stage. Our first step—centralized advising. With input from faculty and staff, this model allows for a more cohesive structure with professional advisors, allowing faculty to focus on what they do best: teach.
Our students have hearts of gold. With the global issues of today at the forefront of conversation, our students decided to put words into action. See how experiences and tragedies affected the lives of the Lynn student body and what they did to make a difference.
We are the champions! This spring, Lynn’s men’s golf team brought home the university’s 24th national championship. We hope to add more hardware to our trophy case, with the addition of men’s cross country and track this fall, followed by women’s lacrosse and men’s swimming in fall 2019. Be sure to follow the Fighting Knights all season long, as they demonstrate their spirit, service and strength!
Connect with us
We’re on social, are you? With student takeovers, reminders, insight into life at Lynn, and counselor traveler highlights, there is always something happening. And we want to stay clued in with you, too. Follow us and we will follow you back!


Come and check us out
Preview Lynn. This is not your typical open house. Students discover more about their major, explore our campus and eat in our dining commons. Encourage your students to register for a preview day this fall:

Visit Lynn. You and your students will experience a university unlike any other when you visit Lynn’s vibrant campus in sunny South Florida for your personalized campus visit experience. Unable to make it to campus? We have virtual tour options available, too.


3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, FL 33431
+1 561-237-7900


Bard College Updates

Bard A Place to Think
News & Updates
September 2018
Image Detention of Bard Berlin Student Activist Shines Spotlight on Lesbos Refugees Sara Mardini, a Bard College Berlin student and Syrian refugee awarded for her heroism, has been detained in Lesbos while helping to bring refugees to safety. Bard College is working to expedite her release. more>>

Image Interview: Roger Berkowitz on This Year’s Hannah Arendt Center Conference Berkowitz talks about this year’s Hannah Arendt Center conference, the ongoing relevance of Arendt’s work, and the timeliness of the conference topic: citizenship and civil disobedience. more>>

Image College in High School Alliance Is Awarded $1.2 Million to Enhance Support for Equitable and High-Quality Early College Programs The CHSA, of which Bard is a member, has been awarded $1.2 million from the Joyce Foundation, ECMC Foundation, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in support of early college programs nationwide. more>>

Image Bard Appoints an Ambassador as Inaugural Diplomat-in-Residence Bard announces the appointment of esteemed Ambassador Frederic C. Hof as Bard’s first Diplomat-in-Residence in the Political Studies Program. more>>

Image Bard Professor Lauren Rose Empowers Girls Through Math Professor Lauren Rose has been helping girls in the Hudson Valley develop their appreciation of math through the Bard Math Circle. more>>

Image Bard Now Accepting Applications for Free College Course in the Humanities in Kingston, New York The Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities is offering a college-level introduction to the humanities again this fall in Kingston, New York, to adults living on low incomes. more>>

Image US-China Music Institute of the Bard Conservatory Presents China Now Music Festival October 19–22 Facing the Past, Looking to the Future: Chinese Composers in the 21st Century features concerts at Bard’s Fisher Center, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall with The Orchestra Now. more>>

Image BoJack Horseman Launches Fifth Season to Rave Reviews Raphael Bob-Waksberg ’06 and cocreator Lisa Hanawalt talk about the origin story of their “depressingly good” animated series. more>>

Image The New York Times Reviews CCS Bard/Hessel Museum of Art Exhibition Conditions of Being Art This “illuminating” exhibition uses a broad sampling of art and documentary material to celebrate the influential NYC gallerists Pat Hearn and Colin de Land. more>>

Image Salon Series at Bard’s Montgomery Place Campus to Focus on Regional Agriculture on Saturday, October 6 The Montgomery Place Salon Series gathers farmers, community members, scientists, legal scholars, and businesspeople to explore issues related to establishing a thriving regional agriculture system. more>>
Bard College

One of New England’s Best Kept Secrets: Mitchell College (CT)

Introduce your Students to one of New England’s Best Kept Secrets…

Lingering sunny days and crisp fall air are summoning students to our beautiful coastal campus! Here are 2 great ways for students to learn more about Mitchell College, one of New England’s best kept secrets!

Fall Open House| October 8 Get the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a student at an innovative small college that opens doors for its students to excel in classes, career and life!

Fall Campus Visit | Student Choice Students can take a look at our visit options  and choose their best fit this fall!

Learn More about Mitchell | Visit our webpage just for counselors and education professionals.

Please contact me, Christine Dickerson, with any questions!

Questions about visiting? Contact:
Christine Dickerson

Associate Director of Admissions

437 Pequot Avenue
New London, CT 06320
Mitchell College is a small, innovative New England college located on the coastline between Boston and NYC.


Smith College (MA) – Just the Facts

Smith Home | Admission Home | News & Events | Academics | Student Life

Smith College – Just the Facts

Just a few short weeks ago we welcomed an enthusiastic first-year class to Smith. The class of 2022 is composed of bright, talented and engaged young women who have much to contribute to our community.  With that in mind, I hope you will take a few minutes to look over “Smith College at a Glance“, our fact sheet for high school counselors and agency directors. The fact sheet provides a statistical breakdown of our first-year class as well as general information about Smith.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at  or 413-585-2500.

Best wishes,

Deanna Dixon
Dean of Admission

Chapman University (CA): September Snapshot

Chapman Opens a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter this Fall!
Phi Beta Kappa
Facebook Live: All About Your Application
All About Your Application
Introducing our Brand New Keck Center
Keck Center for Science and Engineering
Schedule an Interview
Save the Date: Discover Chapman Day is November 10
Discover Chapman Day

MICA Presents Its New Website!!

See It Now! MICA's New Website

September 19, 2018


I am extremely proud to share MICA’s bold new website with you today. It has been created especially for the user with an innovative navigation system and powerful search tools – and, of course, you will notice it is particularly mobile friendly.

See It Now! MICA's New Website

Upfront and center on our homepage, you will find an ever-changing cornucopia of artwork; profiles of faculty, students, and alumni; and trending themes that underscore our mission and vision. It puts MICA on display in bold new ways and vividly demonstrates why MICA is continually named one of the top colleges of art and design in the nation.

I invite you to SEE IT NOW!

Theresa Bedoya

Vice President, Admission & Financial Aid

See It Now! MICA's New Website

Explore Kenyon College (OH)

Happenings on the Hill
News and Admissions Tips from Kenyon College
September 2018
Ask the Dean
What does Kenyon look for in an applicant? Read what Dean of Admissions Diane Anci has to say and learn how to apply to Kenyon.
Admissions Tips
Don’t get hung up on the idea of a “good fit” or “perfect match” in your college search. There are many colleges that will fit you, not just one.
Dates and Deadlines
Fall Visit Programs: Sept. 24 and Oct. 8
Attend classes, meet faculty, dine with current students, explore campus clubs and listen to student panels. Both programs include an option to stay overnight. Learn more.
Cultural Connections: Oct. 28-30
This overnight program for high school seniors includes opportunities to meet students and professors and learn how Kenyon embraces diversity and engages multiple viewpoints.
Travel Grants
Qualified students can apply for a Travel Grant, which covers all transportation costs to campus for an individual visit or for one of our visit programs.
Ready to Dig In
Hailing from 48 states and 49 foreign countries, 1,730 new and returning Kenyon students call Gambier home this semester.
Close Collaboration
A new program pairs women in the physical sciences with faculty mentors to pursue intensive research.
Set to Compete
Student-athletes set their sights on a promising fall season for the Lords and Ladies.
Ready to Roll
Masen Colucci ’19 puts skills learned as a film major into action as an intern at New York Magazine. 
Bryan Anderson
After Kenyon
Bryan Anderson ’08 is carving a niche for himself in the field of social work by providing young children with the proper tools to better understand and manage their emotions.
Your Burning Questions
We asked you what fires you up, and you answered. Here are the burning questions on your minds, as well as a response from Associate Professor of Physics Tom Giblin to the question, “How close have scientists come to making time travel possible?”
Kenyon College
Office of Admissions
Gambier, OH 43022
(800) 848-2468
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Happenings on the Hill is sent monthly to high school students and their parents who have expressed interest in Kenyon College.

Updates from Roger Williams University (RI)

Counselor Newsletter | September 2018
What’s New?
The RWU Class of 2022 joined our community earlier this month, representing one of the University’s strongest entering cohorts with median high school GPAs ranging from 3.00-3.72, SAT scores in the range of 1110-1240, and ACTs between 23-27. 89% of this year’s class has come from out-of-state and 16% identify as students of color, making this the most diverse entering class in our history. With campus-wide, on-going diversity + inclusion efforts and strategic planning, we continue to work towards improvement, yet are pleased with this forward progress.

For many years Roger Williams University has observed a test-optional policy; this year we will also allow students to self-report standardized test scores at the time of their application!  Scores may be entered directly into the Common Application, screen-captured from College Board or ACT, or sent electronically by a school counselor.

What’s Now?
Earlier this week the RWU campus community came together to celebrate the life and legacy of our late President, Dr. Donald J. Farish.  Our celebration of his love for students and his steadfast belief in the transformative power of higher education provides an important benchmark as we progress together in our search for the University’s 11th President.

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to Roger Williams University to offer scholarships and support to academically talented, low-income undergraduates pursuing majors in STEM fields.

The RWU Hawks look forward to another successful fall season, led by an undefeated start for our men’s soccer team who improved to 5-0 with a win on Sunday, and first- and third-place finishes from our sailing team at the Mt. Hope Bay Invitational.

What’s Next?
RWU welcomes prospective students and their families to visit campus over the coming months!  We’ll be hosting Open Houses on 9/23, 10/14 and 11/4 and offering campus toursMonday through Saturday throughout the school year.

Our counselors hit the road this week, for a season of travel that will take us through 16 states and 12 countries.  It’s likely that a member of our staff has already scheduled a visit to your school or within your community, but please feel free to contact the counselor for your area to request a visit or plan a presentation to help your students and families demystify the college search, the application process, the college essay or the financial aid process!

Your input is important to us
We will be collecting feedback on various topics related to the college admission process over the course of the upcoming academic year. Each survey will be just one question, and will take less than a minute to complete.

In this issue’s survey, what are your thoughts about the timing of providing families with need-based financial aid packages?

All the best,

RWU Office of Admission 

Office of Undergraduate Admission at Roger Williams University One Old Ferry Rd. Bristol, RI 02809 401-254-3500

Connect with University of Evansville

University of Evansville
Counselor Connection - September 2018

It is officially fall on the UE campus! Our admission team is busy at work processing applications and traveling across the nation. Contact your admission rep to see if they will be close to you in the next few weeks. It is also a very eventful time in our admission office. The counselors that aren’t on the road are keeping busy with our junior and senior visitors. Recruiting our next class really keeps us on the move!

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UE Ranked Number 7 Best College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Evansville has been named seventh best college in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Colleges rankings. UE has risen two spots in this year’s overall ranking and was again named as one of the top 10 value colleges in the Midwest.

The University was also recognized as one of the Most Innovative Schools in the Midwest for the first time. Top college officials from across the country made nominations for this list, selecting institutions known for making the most innovative improvements in curriculum, faculty, campus life, technology, or facilities.

In May 2018, UE was designated as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U for its role as a leader in social innovation and changemaking in higher education. UE is the first Changemaker Campus in Indiana.

The University was listed on several other U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges lists this year. UE’s Schroeder School of Business was named the number three best undergraduate business school in the nation among small private colleges, with its accounting and finance programs coming in at number one and number tworespectively in the same category.

The College of Engineering and Computer Science was named the number 25 best undergraduate engineering school in the nation among small private colleges with no doctorate.

The University was also recognized as the number six Best College for Veterans in the Midwest and a Top Midwest School for International Students and remains a Top 10 Best Value college.

“To be recognized nationally on so many levels speaks volumes about the great programs, great people, and great qualities of this University,” said Shane Davidson, vice president for enrollment and marketing at UE. “We are especially proud of making the most innovative list – innovation and changemaking are at the heart of the UE experience.”

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are designed to help prospective students and their families evaluate college choices. The Best Colleges rankings are available online at and will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2019 guidebook, on newsstands later this month.

The myStudentAid Mobile App is Now Available

Federal Student Aid is pleased to announce that students and parents may now download the myStudentAid app from both the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). The myStudentAid mobile app will provide the following functionalities:

  • myFAFSA: complete the FAFSA safely and securely from your mobile device
  • Profile: edit/manage an FSA ID
  • myFederalLoans: view federal student loan and aid history
  • access FSA’s signature source of information on student financial aid products, processes and services
  • Contact Us: contact information for FSA’s contact centers

Key features of myFAFSA

The myFAFSA component – which is used to complete the FAFSA form – is currently the myStudentAid app’s featured function. Customers are offered the following features in the initial beta release of myFAFSA:

  • The ability to begin, complete, and submit a new FAFSA form for the 2019-20 FAFSA processing cycle (beginning October 1);
  • A customized experience based on whether they are a student, parent, or preparer. myFAFSA provides both guidance and assistance on how to answer the FAFSA questions, making the overall process more positive, engaging, and user-friendly; and
  • A secure channel with the same data protections as completing the FAFSA form through

Making the FAFSA form accessible through a mobile device provides students and their parents with improved options for completing the form. myFAFSA’s ability to customize the experience based on a specific role also makes it easier for students and parents to understand and complete the form. In addition, students and parents will have the ability to complete the FAFSA form on any device that they prefer.

UE’s ACE³ Program Named Semifinalist in National Competition – UPDATE!

It was just announced that UE’s Old National Bank ACE³ Microloan program is now a Pioneer (Final 10 of 140) in Ashoka and BNY Mellon’s Unlocking ₵hange Challenge. They will now be invited to New York (date TBA) to attend the Unlocking ₵hange Challenge event, network, participate in workshops, and leverage media on our ONB ACE³ program. The four winners will be announced on October 3, 2018.

The Unlocking ₵hange Challenge, a collaboration of BNY Mellon and Ashoka, supports the most promising social entrepreneurs in the United States with bold ideas to increase financial wellbeing, ensuring communities can set financial goals, grow their personal savings, and access capital, credit, financial services, and products needed to thrive.

To learn more, visit the ACE³ informational page on the Ashoka Changemakers website.

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 - November 2, February 18, and March 22
  4. Road Trip February 15-17 (Admitted students only)
  5. Fly-In – We will help with the cost of your flight!
  6. Online – Visit our virtual tour anytime

Open House

An Open House is a great opportunity to learn more about all aspects of becoming a UE student! At an Open House, families will have the chance to meet with UE staff, faculty, and current students. They will also get the opportunity to meet with a variety of academic major representatives and attend specific academic sessions. The day will include a campus tour and a financial aid session.

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

Meet Our Faculty

Yasser Alhenawi, PhD
Associate Professor/Finance

Yasser Alhenawi is an associate professor of finance at UE. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Damascus University (1999), a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Emporia State University (2004), a Master of Science in financial economics from the University of New Orleans (2009), and a PhD in financial economics from the University of New Orleans. He is a recipient of several academic awards including the Doctoral Crescent City Scholarship from the University of New Orleans (2007) and Toussaint Hocevar Outstanding Doctoral Student Award from the Business School at University of New Orleans (2010). Yasser Alhenawi Headshot

He has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in finance since 2005. He has also been active in academic research and professional consulting activities. His current research agenda is focused on the dynamic impact of strategic business transactions on corporation’s value and the characteristics of non-conventional investment themes. His long-term research agenda encompasses several philosophical and strategic topics including: modeling strategic decision-making processes at the individual and collective level; financial institutions and their strategic role in the economy; and the philosophy of borrowing and wealth management.

Meet Our Admission Counselors

Chad Hart
Territory: The Region (Indiana), Northwest Indiana; South Bend and Elkhart, Indiana; West Central Indiana; West Indiana; Springfield, Illinois; Decatur and Champaign, Illinois; Peoria, Illinois; Northeast Illinois; Rockford, Illinois; and the Quad Cities, Illinois.

Chad was born in Rockford, Illinois, and he and his brother were the first of their family to go away for college, so he understands what kind of a change, challenge, and opportunity it can be for many families. Chad’s advice to high school seniors is to visit, visit, and visit. He feels that there are a lot of places to get a good education, but they might not all be the best place for you. You have to do your homework. He feels strongly that at UE you won’t just sit in a classroom; you will engage in the community and prepare for a career you’ll love. You’ll get a supportive campus experience that gives you the confidence to head into life after college.

Chad Hart
Now is the time for your seniors to be visiting schools and collecting as much information as possible. Please reach out to our admission team with any questions on which type of visit would be best for your students.

Shane Davidson, MBA, EdD
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing