September 22, 2014

Founders Society Coordinators Take On NEACAC

This weekend all four Founders Society coordinators had the chance to join admissions counselors Mike Stefanowicz & Matt Seklecki at the Students in Admissions Forum held by the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (also known as NEACAC).

As a coordinator for Founders Society, I got to attend the Forum!

Founders Society as Saint Mike's is essentially a program run by & for student ambassadors. It's the group that allows students to get involved in promoting Saint Mike's to prospective students & families. Founders Society is broken into four sections - tour guiding, blogging, alumni, and special events. The group has four student leaders:

-The Online Media & Communications Coordinator in charge of the blog program - my position!
-The Tour Guide Coordinator in charge of hiring and organizing tour guides
-The Open House & Yield Events Coordinator in charge of accepted student days, & overnights
-The Alumni Relations Coordinator - in charge of involving alumni in admissions events

As student leaders essentially working in admissions, the four coordinators (myself, Erin, Brian, & Bizzy) got to attend the NEACAC Forum. Basically we got to take a super fun road trip on Saturday night to Massachusetts where we stayed the night and attended the NEACAC Forum on Sunday at Holy Cross. It was SO FUN!

Quick pre-road trip selfie!

Brian, Erin, me, Bizzy & Mike

Starting our drive through beautiful Vermont

Stop in Manchester, NH for a delicious dinner!

The mac & cheese pizza was a hit!

Made it to Holy Cross!

SMC, keeping it classy

Our post-presentation picture

Driving home, McDonald's in hand

Sunday we got to attend panels & hear from admissions counselors & students from around New England. Brian, Erin, Bizzy & I even presented! We talked about how Saint Mike's has a unique admissions set up, with students staying involved through their time at school as bloggers or tour guides & continuing to stay involved after graduating. We called our talk "Full Circle Community."

It was also awesome to spend time with Matt, Mike, Erin, Brian, & Bizzy. While I've known them all for a few years now, it's been really fun to get to know them more this semester while working with them all!

Don't be afraid to email with any questions!

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