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Southwestern Students are Achieving Amazing Things  

Alexis Dimanche ’20 is an international student who is finding his home on the tennis team, as a recipient of several King Creativity Grants, the treasurer of his fraternity and a member of Southwestern’s Student Foundation.

Laura Rativa ’20 has been recognized as a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow.

Southwestern University (SU) has given a small group of students control of a portion of the University’s endowment through the Financial Analyst Program. These undergraduates are tasked with managing approximately $600,000.

Even SU parents understand the importance of the experiential learning students are exposed to on a daily basis. Dr. Eyal Porat P’21 coordinated a summer internship program for SU students to study cardiovascular medicine at UTHealth.

Southwestern University Joins the Coalition for College

SU is proud to join partner institutions across the U.S., in being committed to making college a reality for all high school students, by joining the Coalition for College. The application will be an option along with three other applications for incoming students in the class of 2020 and beyond.

Establishing the Jack and Camille Garey School of Natural Sciences

Southwestern University has opened a new school, the Jack and Camille Garey School of Natural Sciences, to help continue to foster students interest and scholarship in the Natural Sciences. The Garey school will join the Brown College of Arts and Sciences and the Fayez Sarofim School of Fine Arts. The new school comprises the natural sciences and consists of five academic departments—Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Kinesiology, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Physics. The new school was made possible by a gift from Life Trustee Jack Garey, the largest, single private gift in its 178-year history.

Civic Engagement at SU 
Southwestern University earned the designation of a “Voter-Friendly Campus” from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP).

In conjunction with being a voter friend campus Southwestern encourages students to stay informed about political issues and so warmly welcomes renowned Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile and celebrated Conservative Advisor Mary Matalin as guest speakers at the Roy and Margaret Shilling Lecture on Friday, October 4, 2019.

2019 Shilling Lecture Speakers: Donna Brazile and Mary Matalin

Inaugural Southwestern Giving Day Exceeds Goal

March 5-6, 2019 almost 1,200 donors supported 120 different funds raising $462K in 24 hours on the Inaugural Southwestern Giving Day.


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. Extended visits (overnights, classroom visits, professor meetings) will be available through the middle of April and daily campus tours are available throughout the year. Schedule today! In addition, we will host large-scale visit programs this spring:

  • March 30th – Admitted Student Day
  • April 6th – Junior Visit Day
  • April 14th–15th – Admitted Student Overnight

Please feel free to share these visit opportunities with your campus community! If you find yourself in the Georgetown/Austin area please, let us know as we are always excited to welcome you to campus and show you what makes SU special. Even if you have a limited amount of time or it isn’t during our normally scheduled tours, please reach out and we’d be happy to have you!

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Chapman University: Admission Updates

Join us for Preview Day on Saturday, April 13!
Register for Preview Day
Tune In to our “Next Steps” Facebook Live: March 25 at 3:30 p.m.
Attend Next Steps Facebook Live
Visit Chapman During Your Spring Break!
A Closer Look: Chapman’s Alternative Spring Break
Alternate Break Program

Consider Adelphi University’s (NY) Summer Pre-College Programs

As the summer quickly approaches and you continue to consider unforgettable summer opportunities for students, I invite you to learn about Adelphi’s Pre-College one-week, noncredit and two-week, credit-bearing experiences!

This summer, students can experience our personalized approach to education through our Pre-College Program here at Adelphi University located just minutes from the excitement of New York City. We invite rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to spend two weeks living and learning at our beautiful campus in Garden City, NY, exploring a challenging and exciting subject like:

  • Art and Technology
  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Media Production
  • Exploring Musical Theater
  • Human Rights and Social Activism
  • Nursing
  • Psychology and Pop Culture
  • Studio Art (Portfolio Prep)
  • Teaching and Teacher Education
  • Video Game Programming
  • Leadership Institute (noncredit)
  • Sciences, Medicine and Health (noncredit)

Students in our program will engage in Adelphi’s hands-on, high impact learning under the guidance of our professors and industry experts, and participate in social programming, college readiness workshops, and excursions to nearby New York City. Students will leave Adelphi with three transferrable college credits and an unforgettable growing experience.

If you have any questions or if interested students would like to connect, please let me know! I can be reached via phone at 516.877.3106 or email at dveron@adelphi.edu.

We look forward to welcoming students this summer!


Dorey Veron
Director of High School and Pre-College Programs
Office of University Admissions
dveron@adelphi.edu / adelphi.edu
p 516.877.3106 / f 516.877.3039


Opportunities in Florida for Students Who Learn Differently

Beacon College

Our upcoming Open House is where students and families learn about all the opportunities waiting for them at Beacon College. Florida’s economy is booming, and we are proud to connect our students with a wealth of local opportunities for their college experience and future growth. Here are just a few perks of Leesburg, Florida:

  • Local internship, work experience, and career opportunities in nearby Orlando
  • Outdoor recreation, beaches and local attractions, and cultural diversity
  • And of course, warm, sunny weather year-round!


Please forward this to students or families who may be interested! For questions or additional information, please call us at 855-220-5376 or email admissions@beaconcollege.edu.

Many thanks for your assistance!

Dale Herold
VP of Admissions and Enrollment

April 13, 2019
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Student Center
118 E. Main Street
Leesburg, FL 34748


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Quick Takes From Wittenberg University (OH)

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Quick Takes From Wittenberg University

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Wittenberg recently offered a sneak preview of the university’s new Health, Wellness and Athletics (HWA) facilities, which include a fully restored 1929 gymnasium, expanded athletic training facilities, classrooms, and a laboratory to support programs in exercise science, sport management, and the graduate program in coaching. The Steemer, currently under construction, will be a 135,000-square-foot indoor athletics complex with a 300-meter track, a playing surface that will accommodate football, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey, batting cages, and a strength center. The facilities are scheduled to be fully operational by late October. LEARN MORE

Important Dates

March 22-23: Campus Ministries Overnight
March 23-30: Tiger Days (for high school juniors)
March 25: Accepted Student Day
April 5-6: Witt-Ness Multicultural Overnight Program
April 12: Accepted Student Day
May 1: Deposit Deadline

Did You Know?

For students wishing to make meaningful change in society and be a voice for the voiceless, Wittenberg has announced a new sociology major focused on social justice and cultural understanding. Courses in the sociology with a cultural anthropology concentration will emphasize cross-cultural or global perspectives, ethnographic methods, and/or a strong social justice voice as it relates to historically denigrated groups. LEARN MORE

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Case Western Reserve U (OH): Notification of Admission Decisions

I’m writing this quick note to let you know how and when we plan to provide admission notification to students who have applied to Case Western Reserve University.

Applicants will receive an email providing a link to the secure webpage with their admission status Sunday, March 17. We will begin sending these email notifications around 12 p.m. Eastern. Students who have applied for financial aid and submitted their required financial aid materials will be able to see their financial aid notification online.

If I or a member of my staff can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at admission@case.edu or 216.368.4450.

Best regards,


Robert R. McCullough
Dean of Undergraduate Admission

What’s New, Now, and Next at Roger Williams University (RI)

Counselor Newsletter | March 2019

What’s New?
In February, the Roger Williams University Board of Trustees announced the selection of Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis to become the University’s 11th President. Dr. Miaoulis most recently served as President and Director of the Boston Museum of Science. He is a visionary leader in experiential learning and champion of STEM education who will guide RWU in our mission to strengthen society through engaged teaching and learning.

In September, RWU will welcome a cohort into our newly approved joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration program, the only JD/MBA in Rhode Island. Additionally, for the first time, the Mario J. Gabelli School of Business will offer direct entry into our 4+1 Bachelors/MBA program to select first-year applicants who’ve demonstrated academic excellence prior to entering RWU.

What’s Now?
Two RWU alumni have revolutionized the fight against malaria having developed groundbreaking cultivation methods for a natural ingredient critical in treating the disease. Through cost and production efficiencies, the former Hawks aim to meet one third of global demand for the medicine within three years.

The Roger Williams University Community Partnerships Center seeks project applications from local nonprofit organizations, government agencies and municipalities to connect our students and faculty with various partners for the benefit of our surrounding communities. Click here to learn more, become a partner, or propose a project!

What’s Next?
Want to learn more about Roger Williams University? Come meet the RWU community, learn about our academic offerings, and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres in our Sailing Center, overlooking Mount Hope Bay. Register for our Counselor Experience on May 3 or email jvarao@rwu.edu with any questions. Space is limited!

RWU Accepted Students Days are scheduled for March 23, 30 and 31, and April 7. Please share these dates with your seniors! (Note: March 23 has reached capacity, and we’ve moved to a waitlist.) Interested sophomores and juniors are invited to see RWU too, and can learn more about our many visit options – like Spring Open Houses, College Advice Workshops, and Shadow Visits – on our website or by calling 401-254-3500.

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, we ask: In your observations this year in particular, what is the primary or most prevalent college research resource for juniors?

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

An Update from Denison University (OH)

I’m writing to update you about this year’s admission statistics. We received a record 8,800+ applications this year, which represents an 80% increase in applications since 2014. We have spent the last several months carefully reviewing the applications, and we released our admission decisions on March 7. Students can view their admission, scholarship, and financial aid decisions in their Denison applicant portals (connect.denison.edu). Admitted students with U.S. mailing addresses were also sent hard-copy decision letters.

Once in the portal, an admitted student can accept their offer and pay their enrollment deposit. Admitted students are invited to visit campus this spring, and they can register for upcoming visit programs in the portal, too. Feel free to ask your students about their decisions and encourage them to check their online portals for more information.

As always, we’d love to have you visit Denison’s campus to experience the community in person (it’s particularly beautiful—and active—in the spring and fall, but please stop by anytime!) We are especially looking forward to opening the new Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts this year!


Alison Slater
Senior Assistant Director of Admission

Denison University Office of Admission
100 West College Street, Granville, Ohio 43023
admission@denison.edu | 740-587-6276
Denison University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, religion, creed, or disability.

University of Evansville Updates

University of Evansville
Counselor Connection - March 2019

March deadlines are here. For some students that means getting the FAFSA completed and sent to their colleges of choice. For others, that means preparing for AP exams that will be important to their transition to college. At this time, universities are sending out financial aid awards to students. These final awards and letters will help with choosing the university that will be the best fit for the student. Our admission counselors are busy answering questions about financial aid and helping students and families make final decisions on where to begin their new adventures.

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University of Evansville Math Partners with EdjAnalytics to Launch Data Science Academy for High School Students

The University of Evansville’s Department of Mathematics is partnering with EdjAnalytics, a Louisville-based data science firm, to launch the UE Data Science Academy Powered by EdjAnalytics, a week-long program for high school students. The program will run from July 7 – 13, 2019, and will take place on UE’s campus.

“We are proud to support this important initiative with the University of Evansville. At EdjAnalytics, we use data science to improve the world through better decision making. We can’t think of a more valuable way to honor our mission than to support the data science industry’s next generation,” said Susan Olson, PhD, EdjAnalytics COO and UE alumna.

In the academy, students will learn the basics of data science through a variety of activities. Participants will work with UE mathematics professors and undergraduate students and connect with peers who share an interest in mathematics. Students will attend classes, engage in hands-on projects, and learn to present material and develop interactive apps.

“The digital revolution has created vast quantities of data,” said Darrin Weber, PhD, UE assistant professor of mathematics. “Extracting insights from this avalanche of information is the goal of data science. It has applications to internet search, advanced image recognition, video game development, actuarial science, medicine, sports, recommender systems, genomics, neuroscience, particle physics, and so much more.”

Students currently in grades 9, 10, or 11 who have completed algebra are invited to apply to the academy. The fee is $600 for the overnight, residential option or $350 for the day option. Registration ends May 1, 2019. Space is limited, so early application is encouraged. Visit our website for more information or to apply.

“The Data Science Academy is a great way for high school students to become familiar with the field of statistics and data science and with its methods and requirements. This preparation is important, because data science plays a critical role in a broad range of academic disciplines, from the natural and social sciences to medicine and marketing. Participants will be especially well-prepared for UE’s Statistics and Data Science degree program,” said David Dwyer, PhD, UE department chair for mathematics. “The University greatly appreciates the generosity of EdjAnalytics, and we are excited to join with them to offer this experience to high school students.”

UE Announces Increased Salaries and Outcomes for 2018 Graduates

A recent survey of the University of Evansville’s 2018 graduation class revealed that 95 percent of graduates were employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation, and the median salary of those employed full time is $52,500.

In comparison, UE’s class of 2017 saw a 94 percent career outcome rate and a $47,750 median salary among those employed.

“This increase can be attributed to the University’s commitment to offering students not only an outstanding educational experience, but also a unique and individualized career planning process,” said UE President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. “UE takes an active role to help ensure the future success of our students from their first connection with the University to long after graduation.”

UE’s Center for Career Development provides comprehensive services to students throughout their collegiate journey. Through the Career Advantage Program, prospective students have the opportunity to actively evaluate and test career options by taking a career assessment, meeting with a career advising professional, and developing a career action plan. Prospective students can begin the Career Advantage Program during their first visit to UE before even committing to attend.

The survey, a collaborative effort between UE’s Center for Career Development, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, academic departments, and others, produced career information on 96 percent of the 501 members of the class of 2018.

UE’s career outcome rate of 95 percent stands in contrast to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Career Services Benchmark Survey, which shows an 81.2 percent placement rate nationally for 2017 graduates.

UE Congratulates Graduate Rami Malek on Big Awards Season in Campus-wide Video


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Rami Malek graduated from the University of Evansville’s Theatre department in 2003 and the entire campus community has joined together in a congratulatory video honoring his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the award winning film, Bohemian Rhapsody.

Set to the familiar “stomp, stomp, clap” rhythm of We Will Rock You by Queen, the video celebrates Malek’s successes in a montage of people he knew and places he frequented in his undergraduate years. Video highlights include the stage of Shanklin Theatre where Malek performed in numerous productions all the way to Harlaxton College, the University’s living, learning center in Grantham, England where he spent a semester abroad.

The video was produced by current UE students, senior Gina DeLise and junior Jules Iradukunda. The effort was spearheaded by two of Malek’s closest friends, Amelia McClain and Wes Grantom. The pair also graduated from UE in 2003 and are currently serving as guest artists in the UE theatre department. While at the University of Evansville, Malek performed in Death and the King’s Horseman, The Kentucky Cycle, Book of Days, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, and The Real Thing.

Malek has won big this awards season for his role in Bohemian Rhapsody, taking home an Oscar, a Golden Globe, SAG Award, and a BAFTA Award for his role.

View the full video online.

UE Builds: Local to Global Program Receives Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award

The University of Evansville has been selected to receive a 2019 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award in recognition of the University’s UE Builds: Local and Global, a program that partners with Habitat for Humanity.

Named after the late Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, the Simon Awards recognize outstanding innovation and accomplishment in campus internationalization. The Spotlight Award recognizes specific international programs or initiatives that contribute to internationalization on campus. UE was one of three schools to be given this award.

“Housing is one of the most important things that an individual or family needs,” said Holly Carter, UE director of education abroad and director of Harlaxton College programs. “It promotes health, independence, safety, and belonging. Habitat homes allow children safe places to grow, study, and achieve a better life. Habitat homes improve communities and help those who own them to move forward in life. A house is an important part of our lives, and UE loves to build them!”

The UE Builds: Local to Global program has featured builds in Evansville, Indiana, and such countries as Portugal, Romania, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. The program also held its inaugural Barn Blitz to build 30 backyard barns in one day for Habitat for Humanity. Barn Blitz II is scheduled for later this spring. The UE Builds team is currently working on a project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as part of UE’s Collegiate Challenge Alternative Spring Break. An upcoming build is also planned in Mexico this summer.

The UE community is very involved with UE Builds. The University’s Office of Education Abroad, Center for Innovation and Change, and Student Engagement help operate the program. Participants have included the Habitat for Humanity student club, the Student Government Association, faculty members, staff, vice presidents, trustees, and the UE president.

The Simon Awards are given annually by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Easy Ways for Students to Visit

  1. Individual Visit – Monday through Friday and select Saturdays
  2. Open House – April 6
  3. Purple Visit Days – March 22
  4. Road Trip February 2020
  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

Chuck Meacham
Department: Theatre

Chuck Meacham has worked in various capacities including as a master electrician, lighting designer, production manager, and technical director with such organizations as the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, and the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. He has been highly active with the United States Institute for Theatre Technology where he has served in the leadership of the Technical Production Commission since 2012. He is currently the Commissioner for Technical Production with USITT. Chuck Meacham Headshot
Meacham teaches classes in scenic production techniques (carpentry, welding, rigging, drafting) as well as sound design and production and stage management. Every fall, he heads a team of design and technology faculty team-teaching a course on portfolio and career preparation for senior theatre students. He heads the stage management program and is the production manager for the Department of Theatre.

He received a BA in theatre from Wake Forest University, after which he served there for two years as the assistant technical director. He earned an MFA in theatre technology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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 to Newburgh and continued to work in Evansville. “As much as I miss California, I love getting to travel to all the places in the Midwest and live in an area with so many amazing local businesses and restaurants,” she said. 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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This time of year starts to become really busy for seniors and guidance counselors! It is important to remember that admission teams are here to help answer any last minute questions or to discuss financial aid options. It is almost time to make final decisions and sign up for college orientation for your students!

Shane Davidson, EdD
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

University of Connecticut: 2019 Pre-College Summer Program

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A Head Start for a Student’s College Experience!


Preparing for college can be overwhelming for students. Let us help! UConn Pre-College Summer provides an excellent opportunity to ease the transition from high school to college. We’d like to waive the $40.00 application fee for eligible students to help them finalize their summer plans. Students should apply and use discount code: UCONN19


UConn Pre-College Summer provides rising high school juniors and seniors (class of 2020 or 2021) the opportunity to live and learn at the Storrs campus through four challenging and intensive one-week sessions. Throughout the program, students have the opportunity to explore academic interests, interact with engaging professors, build confidence in being a college student, attend workshops that stress personal and academic development, meet new people and make new friends, and learn the culture of college, before college.


We hope students won’t miss our $150 early bird discount off of their enrollment when they submit their application by April 1st, 2019. 

Students can stay for 1-4 weeks from July 7th to August 3rd and may choose from the following course offerings:


If you have any questions, please email us or contact our office.


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Nella Quasnitschka

Associate Director of Early College Experience

Director of Pre-College Summer Program

University of Connecticut    
368 Fairfield Road Unit 4171    
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4171

E-mail: pcs@uconn.edu

Web: pcs.uconn.edu

Phone: 860-486-0149

Pre-College Summer Program  |  University of Connecticut  |  368 Fairfield Way   
Storrs, CT 06269  |  Phone: (860) 486-0149   |   Email: precollegesummer@uconn.edu