Your Admission Counselor
Vice President for Enrollment
Territories: Mid-Atlantic, New England, and Southeast
About your Admission Counselor
Favorite Things About Willamette:
I like the University's commitment to a premier academic program (the teaching, the scholarship, the service, etc.) first and foremost, but to a fully developed co-curriculum as well. From the varsity football team and other 19 NCAA Division III sports for women and men, to the debate, music and theatre programs, the student publications, and more than 100 co-curricular activities and organizations in total, Willamette provides a marvelously balanced education in and out of the classroom and laboratory.
Favorite Place on Campus:
The cupola atop Waller Hall, the University's oldest building. However, since Waller Hall was renovated and restored, and the president's office added to the top floor, the cupola is largely inaccessible. But, if one rides the elevator to Floor 5 and looks south from the windows to the left as the elevator is exited, the view provides much of the magic offered by the cupola, and may be the highest accessible view on campus.
Favorite Things About Salem:
I like downtown Salem and the fact that one can walk from the campus to movie theatres, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, churches, the Oregon State Capitol, the Willamette River, the City Library, Nordstrom's and other shopping, all within 10 minutes. I also appreciate that the world's largest ocean and America's second largest mountain range are nearby and accessible.
What You Recommend Doing When Visiting Salem:
After snooping thoroughly around campus (visiting the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, the University Bookstore, at least a few academic buildings, the Dining Commons, etc.), walk downtown, get a cup of coffee at a local coffee shop (or one of the Starbucks if you prefer), and read The Oregonian, the statewide newspaper.
Advice About the Admission Process:
Trust yourself; if you visit a college for a day or so, especially one of the top institutions like Willamette, and you like it, add it to your short list of colleges to which you apply. Likewise, if you are admitted to 3 or 4 terrific colleges, pay a visit, maybe it is a second visit, and once again trust your instincts. It may be important that U.S. News & World Report ranks Willamette as a Tier I National Liberal Arts College, the major league of such things, but most importantly, is it the place for your higher education? You know best!
Favorite Education Quote:
"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance." -Professor Derek C. Bok, former long-term President of Harvard University