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International Guidance Counselor Impressed by Notre Dame

The Office of Admissions hosted a “Reverse Counselor Tour” for 15 secondary school guidance counselors from Puerto Rico and Canada on Monday, May 22, 2006.

The tour was organized through AutopistaAmericas, a company that coordinates visits to Canadian and Puerto Rican secondary schools for college admissions counselors from the United States as well as scheduling tours of colleges on the East Coast and in the Midwest for guidance counselors from Canada and Puerto Rico.

According to Senior Admissions Counselor Katie Cervenik, the event was well received by the visiting counselors and the AutopistaAmericas representatives. “Eddie LaVigne, the director of the tour, said that this was one of the best responses that they had received from a college for this tour.”

The guidance counselors were able to speak with faculty, coaches and student life representatives and received a tour of campus by the College’s Student Ambassadors.

For more information on AutopistaAmericas visit: www.autopistatour.com

A Summertime Odyssey

Admissions Office Becomes a Destination On Student Road Trip 
 
Even though drop-in visits to campus are a regular occurrence in Notre Dame College’s Office of Admissions, four young men made quite an impression as they stopped by the College while on a summertime adventure.

College students Joey Melton, Drew Hegi and Nathan Wright of Jackson, Mississippi and Wade Phillips from Brownsville, Tennessee were on a road trip with a goal of visiting three major league baseball parks in three cities in three days.

The lifelong Atlanta Braves fans began their journey by driving to the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati to see the Braves play the Reds. The next morning, they headed north to Michigan to catch a game that evening at Comerica Park between the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins.

The following morning, the group drove east to Cleveland for a game at Jacobs Field between the Indians and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. “We went to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and at lunch downtown,” said Melton.

That afternoon, they decided to drive east before the game to see what Notre Dame College was like. According to Melton, they only planned to see what the campus was like and stop by the book store to see what was available. “Little did we know who all we were going to meet and the great reception we were going to get.”

As a parting gift, David Armstrong, the College’s dean of admissions, gave Notre Dame College t-shirts to them with the condition that they wear them at the baseball game that evening and send back pictures.

A few days later, Armstrong received an email from Melton summarizing the 2,500 mile journey. As promised, two photos of the group at Jacobs Field were attached along with a note that said, “We were all in agreement that out of all the cities we went to, Cleveland was our favorite.”