COLLEGE IMPRESSIONS NEWSLETER JANUARY, 2007
College Impressions - Publisher: Arthur P. Mullaney -- 64 Shore Dr., Kingston, MA 02364 -- (781) 585-4070
It’s A New Year -- Begin with the wisdom of Maya Angelou.
Maya Angelou has said:
“I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems to today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.”
“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and
tangled Christmas Tree lights.”
“I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.”
“I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as “making a life.”
“I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.”
“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.”
“I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.”
“I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.”
“I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone,. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.”
“I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.”
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them
The Quinn Report:
The Mass Substance Abuse Info. And Ed. Helpline seeks volunteers, for phone service to persons affected by alcoholism and
substance abuse. The Helpline provides training, supervision, flexible scheduling, in recovery from addiction helpful but not
necessary. For more information to be a volunteer: call (671) 536-0501, ext. 201. Visit their web site at WWW.helpline-online.com
It is said……
High School Dropout Rates, 2005 Number of Colleges & Universities, 2004 - 2005
Connecticut 4% New Hampshire 7% Connecticut 45 New Hampshire 26
Maine 5% New York 8% Maine 30 New York 307
Massachusetts 8% Rhode Island 9% Massachusetts 122 Rhode Island 14
Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education, August, 2006
Colleges With the Most Freshman Merit Scholars, 2005 (top 20 in descending order)
College # of Scholars # Sponsored by Institution College # of Scholars # Sponsored by Institution
Harvard U 287 0 Wash. U., St. Louis 169 120
U. of TX, Austin 262 202 Rice U. 163 104
Yale U. 232 0 Arizona St. U. 156 136
U. of Florida 230 188 U. of Oklahoma 146 111
Stanford U. 194 0 UNC, Chapel Hill 138 107
U. of So. Cal. 190 159 Texas A & M U. 136 101
U. of Chicago 187 139 M.I.T. 131 0
Princeton U 180 0 Duke U. 117 0
Vanderbilt U. 175 133 New York U. 113 95
Northwestern U. 174 133
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education, August, 2006
College Open House Programs
Code OH = Open House Programs
Suggestion: When responding regarding attendance, confirm the date and time and place of the meeting.
Boston Architectural Col., Boston, MA, Jan. 8 -OH- 5:30 pm to 7 pm, call (877) 385-2000
Briarwood Col., Southington, CT., Jan 20 -OH- 10 am, (Snow Date Jan. 27), call (800) 952-2444
Bridgewater Col. Bridgewater, VA., Jan. 27 -Mini OH- 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, call (800) 759-8328
Carnegie-Mellon U., Pittsburg, PA A series of admissions meetings for specific disciplines. See Special Program Section
Case Western Reserve U., Cleveland, OH, Jan. 26 -Experience Case- call (800) 967-8898
Catholic U., Washington D.C., Jan. 28 -OH- 9 am to 3 pm, call (800) 447-3765
Champlain Col., Burlington, VT., Jan. 20 & 27 –Saturday Information Sessions- 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, call (800) 570-5858
Culinary Inst. of America, Hyde Park, NY, Jan.12 –OH for high school students- 12:30 pm
Jan. 16 at 2 pm for adults, see Special Program Section
Daniel Webster Col., Nashua, NY, Jan. 15 -Winter Preview-, call (800) 325-6876
Emmanuel Col., Boston, MA, Jan. 20 -Saturday Information Day- 11 am to 1 pm, call (617) 735-9715
Fitchburg State Col., Fitchburg, MA, Jan. 27 -Saturday Information session- call (978) 665-3144
Framingham State Col., Framingham, MA., Jan. 27 -Saturday Sessions- 10 am, call (508) 626-4500
Hartwick Col., Oneonta, NY Jan. 13, 20, 27 –Select Saturdays-, call (888) HARTWICK
Hope Col., Holland, MI, Jan. 15 -Visitation Day- 9:00 am to 3 pm, call (800) 968-7850
Lawrence Memorial-Regis Col. Collaborative ASN Program, Medford, MA, Jan. 8 –OH, Radiography- 7 pm to 9 pm,
Jan. 24 -OH, Nursing- 7 pm, call (781) 396-9250
Loyola Col., Baltimore, MD, Jan. 27 -Student Information Days- 11 am to 2 pm, RR, call (800) 221-9107
Lyndon State Col., Lyndon, VT, Jan 20 -Decision Day-, call(802) 626-6413
Mary Baldwin Col., Staunton, VA. Jan 19 & 20 will host a Multicultural Weekend, call (800) 4682262
Mt. St. Mary’s, Newberg, NY, Jan. 28 -OH- 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, call
New England Col., Henniker, NH, Jan. 13 -Information Session- 10 am to noon, call (800) 521-7642
Norwich U., Northfield, VT, Jan 26 to Jan. 28 -Leadership Challenge Weekend- call (802) 485-2531
Ohio Wesleyan U., Delaware, OH., Jan. 28 & 29 -OWU Visitation Day w/option for an overnight call (800) 922-8953
Jan. 1, 2, 3 a Multicultural Weekend call (800) 922-8953 for details
Randolph-Macon Colo., Ashland, VA., Jan. 13 -OH- 9:30 am, call (800) 888-1762
Rollins Col., Winter Park Fl., Jan. 13 -Saturday Tours-, call (407) 646-2161
St Joseph Col., West Hartford, CT, Jan. 7 –Sat. Visit- 10 am to 1 pm, call (860) 231-5216
St. Michael’s Col., Colchester, VT, Jan. 15 & 27 –OH- call (800) 762-8000
St. Olaf’s Col., Northfield, MN, Jan. 15 -Visit Day, OH-, call (800) 800-3025
Spellman Col., Atlanta, GA, Jan. 27 -OH- , call (800) 982-2411
Suffolk U., Boston, MA Jan. 24 -Admissions Chat Room- call (617) 573-8460
Wittenberg U., Springfield, OH, Jan. 15 -Winter Tiger Day- 9 am to 3 pm, call (800) 677-7558
Worcester Polytechnic Inst., Worcester, MA, Jan. 15 -OH- 9 am to 3 pm, call (508) 831-5286
The Human Relations & Diversity Awareness Committee is seeking nominations and self-initiated applications for the Margaret
Addis Memorial Scholars Program. Scholars receive a free registration to the Annual Conference & Meeting at Endicott College,
including meals and lodging and a one year membership in NEACAC. NEACAC’s Human Relations & ‘diversity Awareness
Committee look to include counselors from “underrepresented” areas, schools and programs. Contact Danielle Nash at 202-625-8092
NEACAC’s Professional Development Committee is hosting “what Do Colleges Need to Know on Friday January 12, 2007 from
8:30 am to 2:30 pm at Bryant University, Smithville, RI. The cost is $25/person. The program will include a discussion of transcripts
and profiles, ethics of the recommendation, profile exchange, round table discussion, mock applicant review and more. To register go
NEACAC’s Career Colloquium, at Northeastern University and Springfield College on January 30, 2007
Are you finishing a graduate degree program in counseling? Working as a student in an Admissions Office? Interested in a job in
College Counseling? The Career Colloquium will feature seasoned Admissions and College Counseling professionals discussing
careers in admissions and secondary school college counseling. You will learn practical information about the college counseling
profession, graduate school opportunities, the types of jobs available, how to begin and manage your search, how to market yourself,
on-site resume review for you to receive immediate feedback for experienced hiring managers
New England Institute of Addiction Studies -- 2007 Substance Abuse Training Opportunities
The institute offers several educational events per year supporting workforce development and skill building of the professionals and
volunteers who provide services for substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery organizations, and for those who
provide related social services.
This year’s summer programs kick off with the 37th Annual new England School of Addiction Studies, which will take place June 11 –
15, 07 at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME. The School is an intensive week-long experience designed for people from all
New England Institute of Addiction Studies continued…
disciplines who wish to expand their knowledge, skills, and experience in the field of substance abuse services through in-depth
The N.E. Institute of Addiction Studies Summer Training Calendar is as follows:
38th Annual New England School of Addiction Studies June 11 – 15, 07 at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
7th Annual New England School of Prevention Studies June 11 – 13, 07 at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
15th Annual New England School of Best Practices in Addiction Treatment
(Advanced Clinical Coursework & Opioid Treatment Coursework)
August 20 – 23, 07 Waterville Valley Resort & Conference Center, N.H.
Preliminary event information is posted on the web site at www.neias.org Complete course catalogs and application for all events
will be posted on the web site in late spring. For further information, or to be put on the mailing list for any of these events, please
contact the N.E. Institute of Addiction Studies (NEIAS) at www.neias.org or call (207) 621-2549
The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY has planned a number of Open House Programs during the winter/spring 05/06
Programs for high school students Programs for Non Traditional Students
February 16, 07 12:30 pm February 13, 07 2:00 pm
March 9, 07 12:30 pm March 13, 07 2:00 pm To make an appointment for any of these
April 20, 06 12:30 pm April 10, 07 2:00 pm programs call (800) 285-4627
Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY is hosting a number of “Off Campus Interview Programs.” A candidate for
admission must pre registration to obtain an interview at any one of these Interview Sessions. To pre register call the Hobart William
Smith Admissions Office at (800) 852-2256 and speak to Ruth Teague, Assoc. Dir. of Admiss. or Mark Conklin, Asst. Dir of Admiss
Connecticut: Early in 2007 - Greenwich & Hartford areas, Dates & Meeting Place TBA
Maine: Early in 2007 - Portland, Date & Meeting Pace TBA
Massachusetts: Jan. 11, 2007 - Natick Public Library, Natick, MA
Rhode Island: January, 2007 at the Providence, RI -Date & Place TB
Syracuse U. College of Visual & Performing Arts, School of Art & Design, Drama, or School of Music, or the School of
Architecture. Applicants must complete a portfolio review or audition. Visit the Syracuse web site at www.admissions.syracuse.edu
to obtain audition and portfolio review deadlines or call 315-443-2769 to make an appointment..
Portfolio Reviews for the School of Art & Design on the Syracuse campus for Art & Drama, Monday now thru Friday thru February 1
Campus Music Days at Syracuse, NY: Jan. 20 & 27, 07 -- Feb. 3, 07
Campus Drama Days at Syracuse, NY: Jan. 19, 20, 20, 27, 07 -- Feb. 2, 07
Drama Days in New York City: Jan. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, , 07
Portfolio Reviews for School of Architecture in N.Y.C. call for specific dates & times (212)826-0335
13th Annual High School Marine Environmental Symposium -- April 27 & 28, 2007 Early registration is advised.
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy is sponsoring this unique educational event will allow students and teachers to participate in
workshop sessions with top environmental scientists, representing several of our nation’s most prestigious environmental
organizations. Each participant will be exposed to the most up-to-date information and have the opportunity to interact with the most
state of the art, high tech equipment available to assist in protecting our marine environment. A partial list of organizations that will
be making presentations at the Symposium includes: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Clean Harbors, Cape Cod Commission,
New England Aquarium, U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Defense Fund, U.S. Geological Survey, National Marine Life Center,
Coastal Education Association. A registration fee of about $75 (includes overnight accommodations and meals at the Maritime
Academy) which is due as soon as possible in 2007. This program is by invite only (an invitation can be obtained by contacting the
Mass. Maritime Academy Admissions Office.) Reservations will be limited hence early registration is encouraged. Contact High
School Environmental Symposium, The Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Dr., Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. To make a
reservation call (800) 544-3411/ FAX (508) 830-5077 Email email@example.com This notice will be repeated in February & March.
Carry Over Programs
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA will host “Sleeping Bag Weekends” for high school seniors on the following Sunday &
Mondays: January 28 & 29, 2007 (Deadline to register Jan. 19)
The “Sleeping Bag Weekends” will feature presentations from the following academic departments: Engineering, Science, Computer
Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Information Systems, Business Administration, & Fine Arts. Fine Arts will not be participate
in the Feb. 6 & 7, 05 program. This programs is offered to prospective students in the fall and winter and for accepted students in the
winter and spring. For specific info. consult the Carnegie Mellon Web site www.cmu.edu or call admissions at (412) 268-2082
Carnegi-Mellon Diversity Weekend; Jan. 27 to 29, 2007. Registration Deadline: January 20, 2007
Carnegie-Mellon Portfolio Review Days; Sch. of Art: Jan. 28, 07 --Feb. 4 & 18, 07 Sch. of Design: Jan. 28, 07 -- Feb. 4, 18, 23, 07
School of Art call (412) 268-2409 School of Design call (412) 268-2822
Emerson College, Boston, MA will host auditions for Acting & Musical Theater, Theater Education & Theater Study with emphasis
on performance. Interviews will be conducted on an individual basis.
Regular Auditions will be held on: 1.) The Boston auditions will be held on January 27 and on February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2007
2.) New York auditions will be held in New York City on Feb. 2, 3, 5, 2007
Should there be any questions call (617) 824-8780 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
An audition form is included in an Emerson Application Package and can be obtained on the Emerson web site www.emerson.edu
Newbury College Brookline, MA is offering “On-The-Spot Decisions” during the school year 2006-2007 for high school seniors.
The program will be operational on Monday through Friday. Interested students should bring: High School Transcripts, College
Transcripts (if transferring), Letter of Recommendation, Completed Application. Call and schedule an appointment (617) 730-7007
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL will host Overnight Visits for high school seniors while Northwestern is in session (October
through April). Depending on availability, accommodations will be provided for one night during the week with a student host in a
residence hall, fraternity or sorority. Arrangements should be made at least one month prior to the visit by calling (847) 491-8733
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. The Admission Department will host a number of Open House & Information
Session type programs during the 2007 school year. Each program will consist of a three hour presentation which will commence at
1:00 pm and consist of a discussion regarding Admissions and the Application Process and a Tour of the facilities. Especially note
that each presentation is designed to be student and family friendly. The Schedule will be as follows: Jan. through May, 2007
Wednesdays, & Friday
RISD will host Saturday Programs: March 10, 2007 and April 7 &14, 2007 & May 12, 2007. The Saturday Programs are subject to
change thus call to check the date/time of any program
There will be two Open House Days in April 7 & 17, 2007.
*** These programs are expected to attract more families and applicants than can be accommodated at one sitting therefore
prospective participants are urged to call well ahead (three to four weeks) of the intended program date and secure a reservation.
To make a reservation call the RISD Admissions Office at (800) 364-RISD
Special Career Program
DYNAMY INTERNSHIP Full Year Program Dynamy’s Internship Year is the nation’s only residential “gap year” internship
program. It is designed for students who want to explore the world of meaningful adult work before they embark on a college or career
path. This practice is common in the U.K., Europe and other parts of the world, but is catching on fast in the USA. The majority of
interns go on to college after completing their internship experience. Dynamy interns live in apartments as independent adults, get
invaluable on-the-job experience in three consecutive nine-week mentored internships, work with Dynamy advisors on clarifying their
future personal and academic goals, and have the option of taking up to 12 credits from Clark University. Each program begins with
a wilderness challenge. Dynamy has sites in Worcester, MA. and Santa Rosa CA. Dynamy is currently accepting applications for the
2007 Spring Semester and 2007-2008 academic year. Should there be any questions please contact Mr. Brian Hopewell, Dean of
Admissions, at (508) 755-2571 or by email at email@example.com Please visit the Dynamy web page at www.Dymany.org
DYNAMY (Mid-Year/Spring ’07) offers a Spring Semester scheduled to begin in on 20 January, 2007. This would be an appropriate
opportunity for mid-year graduates of students who went off to college in the fall and have decided not to remain enrolled for the
spring. The regular Dynamy program is available; wilderness challenge, advising, internships, community service, independent
apartment life, Clark University credit seminars. Enrollment is possible at either the Worcester MA or Santa Rosa CA site.
Application deadline is 20 December, 2006. Contact Brian Hopewell at (508) 775-2571 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
58th ANNUAL MASS SCIENCE FAIR -- OVER $2,000,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS FOR 2007
SciFair 2007, the Mass annual state science fair to be held at M.I.T. May 3, 4, & 5 , 2007 is awarding a record number of
scholarships. The fair is the culmination of a year-long science project competition starting at the high school level, progressing to the
state-wide fair, presented by Massachusetts State Science Fair, Inc., a non profit corporation.
The opportunity for students to receive Scholarships, Cash Awards or Experience Awards are excellent as, all public and private
high schools in Massachusetts are each eligible to send one student. In addition, 40 students from each of the six regional fairs are
eligible to go on to the state fair. With over 200 students receiving awards at MIT and with the additional chance of receiving regional
awards this is a great way to help defray college and university costs.
Science projects are a fun and exciting way to understand inquiry, one of the three strands of the science and technology/engineering
curriculum frameworks. Inquiry represents fully one-third of the reporting categories in the science MCAS tests. Science projects
earn scholarships, cash and awards while helping the student to succeed in the classroom and on the achievement tests.
Additional information and guidelines can be found at www.scifair.com or by calling the state wide office at (508) 224-3265.
Following is just a sample of this year’s awards with next year’s promising to be even bigger:
These awards and many more will be available to high school students in all public and private schools in Massachusetts. Each and
every school can send one student to compete at the state fair in May as well as competing on the regional and local levels for awards
and recognition. The state office phone number is (508) 224-3265 and web site to easily download information is www.scifair.com
1.) There are Science Fairs in the other five New England states. Interested students should check with the Science Depts. in their
high schools for specific information regarding Science Fair opportunities in their state.
2.) The Middle School Massachusetts Science Fair will be held on June 2, 2007
College Selection Checklist January
Senior Class Members
Your application essays should be complete and ready to go.
Mail your applications early (deadlines can be from November to March.)
File financial aid forms to appropriate processing firms at the earliest date possible.
Check with your counselor to be sure your transcripts have been sent.
Junior Class Members
Begin your self assessment to determine college criteria; discuss your plans with your parents.
Discuss possible college choices with your guidance counselor, family friends, and relatives.
Develop a list of about 15 to 30 colleges.
The University Scholars Program offers a scholarship of up to $10,000 per year to the top two ranking students at every high school
in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The scholarship is renewable annually for four years provided the student maintains a 3.0
grade point average in at least 12 credits per semester. The top two students can be nominated from each high school. The
nomination deadline is in mid February, 2007
The Commonwealth Scholars Program offers a scholarship covering full academic-year tuition, fees, room, board & costs for
students living on campus, or an allowance of up to $2,000 to cover commuting costs and living expenses for off campus students.
Recipients are invited to apply for membership in the Commonwealth Honors College (on the UMASS Amherst campus) or the
campus’ Honors Program at the Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campus. Students with a combined SAT score of 1400 and a
minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 are eligible for the scholarship. For details consult with your high school guidance
counselor or principal/head master
The Henry David Thoreau College Scholarships:
Massachusetts high school seniors with plans to pursue an interest in the environmental field, may now apply for an undergraduate
scholarship totaling $30,000 spread over a four year period, to the students choice of college. The scholarship also includes a paid
internship for the summer between the student’s junior and senior year.
To stimulate increased awareness and incentive for a broad range of Mass high school students to enter the environmental field;
To broaden student’s understanding of the issues that impact the environment;
To forge working relationships between students, faculty, and experts in the field;
To develop a cadre of bright and committed students with the potential for future leadership in the environmental field.
Deadline to submit an application: February 1, 2007 -- Notification date, no later than April 30, 2007
For specific details call Jane Nalieri, Northeast Educational Services, 265 Medford St., Somerville, MA 02143 or call (617) 666-6900
An application can be taken off the web page www.thoreauscholar.org
Massachusetts Restaurant Association Hospitality Institute has $2,000 scholarships available for students interested in pursuing
further education in culinary arts, hospitality, and restaurant/food service management. The MRAHI will distribute $80,000 in
scholarships this year. Call the MRAHI at (800) 852-3042 or (508) 366-4144 or check the web site www.marestaurantassoc.org
Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, 555 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 212-343-6493 High school students may
compete for scholarships in art or photography. Criteria: review of portfolio. Write to above address for details
National Black Nurses Association, 1511 K St., N W Suite 415, Washington, DC 20005 202-393-6870
Scholarships from $100 to 2,000. Criteria: Involvement in community & school activities & membership in National Black Nurses
Association. For details contact the address noted above.
Aero Club of New England, Box 183, East Boston, MA 02129
Scholarship of $2,000 for a New England resident interested in a career in aviation. Criteria: financial need and school record & 160
hours of flight time. For details contact the club at the above address.
Woman’s Jewelry Association, 333-B Highway 46 West, Suite B-201, Fairfield, NJ 07004 973-575-7190
A scholarship ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 a year for a woman planning to prepare for a career in the field of jewelry.
Criteria: financial need and upon the quality of prints or other evidence of their work. For details contact the address above.
Working Women, Girls Going Places, 135 West 50th St., New York, NY 10020
Awards of up to $15,000 for first place and $7,000 for second and $3,000 for third place
Criteria: An essay about how a woman achieved her goals. Write to the above address for details.
Graphic Communication Council, 1899 Preston White Dr., Reston, VA 20191-4367 703-648-1768
Awards: 300 scholarships for students preparing to enter a career in the graphic communication industry.
Criteria: must maintain a 3.0 gpa which in college. Write to the council for it’s application package.
Boy Scouts of America, Learning for Life Program, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079 972-580-2079
Award: $5,000 scholarship to help a young man prepare for a career in education, government, business and science. Need not have
been a Boy Scout but must have an outstanding record. Must apply through a local Boy Scout Council.
Financial Aid Seminars at Stonehill College, Easton, MA designed for South Shore of Boston Parents
All seminars begin at 7 pm in the Martin Institute Auditorium - This meeting will explain the “how to’s” in applying for Financial Aid
This is a well put together program. Eileen O’Leary, Director of Financial Aid at Stonehill has designed the most complete Financial
Aid Seminars I have ever attended. For details call (508) 565-1373
January 2, 2007
Bridgewater-Raynham Regional high School -- Holbrook High School -- Oliver Ames High School
January 3, 2007
Archbishop Williams High School, Fontbonne Academy, Cardinal Spellman High School, Catholic Memorial High School,
Notre Dame Academy, Sacred heart School, Ursuline Academy -- Xaverian Brothers High School
January 4, 2006
Canton High School, Catholic Memorial High School, East Bridgewater High -- School, Sharon High School
Stoughton High School
January 8, 2007
Brockton High School
The following secondary schools have been invited to attend either the January 2nd, 3rd or January 4th program:
Boston College High School, Braintree High School, Milton High School, Norwood High School, Randolph High
School, The Woodward School.
This notice has been included because during this time of the year many colleges and universities provide a similar service. Our
advice is that parents contact a college or university in their area and make an inquiry regarding the hosting of a financial aid program
to help parents through the fin and maze.
Massachusetts College Goal Sunday January 28, 2007 at 2:00 pm
College Goal Sunday is a non-profit program that provides free information to families applying for financial assistance for higher
education. College Goal Sunday mobilizes financial aid professionals from Massachusetts colleges and universities to help families of
college bound students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the federally required from for students seeking
financial aid, including grant, and loan throughout the nation.
The Third College Goal Sunday will take place on January 28, 2007 at 2 pm in 13 locations around Massachusetts Areas:
Massachusetts College Goal Sunday continued…..
Boston Area -- Boston Public Library, Boston, MA -- Bunker Hill Community College -- ROCA Gym, Chelsea, MA
Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA -- Malden High School -- Waltham High School
Cape Cod -- Cape Cod Community College, Hyannis, MA
South Coastal Area -- Brockton High School -- Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA
Merrimack Valley Area -- TBD in Lawrence, MA -- Middlesex Community College
Central Massachusetts Area -- Fitchburg State College -- Quinsigamond Community College
Western Massachusetts Area -- Mt Holyoke Community College -- Pittsfield Educational Opportunity Center
Springfield Technical Community College
Students and their parents should bring completed 2006 IRS tax returns, W2 statements and other 2006 Income and benefits
information. Current bank statements, untaxed income, records for the previous year (Social Security, Temp. Assist. to Needy
Families, Welfare or Veterans benefit records), drivers license (if any) & alien registration card. This information is helpful but not
For greater detail call (877) 4 – CGS-MAS or on line at www.masscollegegoalsunday.org
Six signs that a scholarship opportunity may not live up to it’s promise
1. “The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.”
2. “You can’t get this information anywhere else.”
3. “May I have your credit card or bank account numbers to hold this scholarship?”
4. “We’ll do all the work.”
5. “The scholarship will cost you money.” “There is a small handling fee which must accompany the application.”
6. “You’ve been selected by a ‘national foundation’ to receive a scholarship”, or “You’re a finalist” in a contest you never
Odds & Ends…
National & Global Youth Service Day, April 20 – 22, 2007 “Youth Challenging The World”
What is National Youth Service Day?
Millions of youth participated in National youth Service day, the largest service event in the world in April 2004. They tutored young
children, registered new voters, educated their communities about good nutrition, distributed HIV/AIDS prevention materials and met
many more community needs through their service. National Youth Service day supports youth on a olife3-long path of service and
civic engagement, and educates the public, the media and elected officials about the role of youth as community leaders.
Youth Service America and the State Farm Companies Foundation are offering 100 grants of $1,000 each to students, teachers and
School based service-learning coordinators. To obtain an application send a serf-addressed, stamped envelope to good Neighbor
Service-Learning Award, c/o Written Request, Youth Service America, Suite 200, 1101 15th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 or
go to the Web www.ysa.org/nysd for more information about National Youth Service Day. The Deadline for application is Dec. 8,
2003. Source: Internet , November, 2006
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“Never deprive someone of hope: it might be all they have.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Oft Repeated ….
Should you be preparing your budget for the school year 2007-08, the College Impressions Newsletter will remain at $75 per year.
Subscribers to the College Impressions Newsletter are assumed to be continuing their subscription from year to year unless
their intention to cancel their subscription is made known to College Impressions prior to the beginning of the subscription
year. It is very difficult, bordering on the impossible, to contact each subscriber either in the spring or during the summer to complete
a new subscription form.
Note to Guidance Directors --- Post your guidance position openings in the College Impressions Newsletter
Two years ago the College Impressions Newsletter posted a number of guidance openings at secondary schools in Massachusetts. I
know of two instances where candidates did interview because of information received in this publication. Should any readers of the
College Impressions Newsletter want to post guidance openings, by all means, send the information along and it will be published.
There is no fee for this service. C.I.’s aim is to help our readers stay on top of developments/opportunities in our profession.
College Impressions Listing of College Tours for Guidance & College Counselors -- Spring & Fall, 2007
The Down East Consortium of Maine Colleges – Summer Guidance Tour will not be hosted during the summer of 2007. The
continuation of this tour is very much in doubt thus counselors are advised to contact Hugh Porter, Associate Director of Admissions
at the Maine Maritime Academy (800) 227-8465 and communicate your positive feelings about this tour. It was one of the best
experiences for a novice counselor and a terrific soft sell summer experience for guidance counselors. It had been an annual event
featuring a “work half-a-day” “vacation half-a-day” format highlighted by trips to historic FDR’s summer home on Campobello
Island, boat trip on Penobscot Bay, bus ride to the top of Cadillac Mountain (Bar Harbor), blueberry and lobster feeds. Counselors
will visit: Maine Maritime Academy, Colby College, Husson College, College of the Atlantic, and the University of Maine at
Machias. The group visited and toured one school per day.
Colleges of the Fenway, Boston, MA., Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Simmons College, Wentworth
Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College will host a tour for college counselors during the middle week of November, 2007.
The person to contact in order to register for this tour is Megan Hunter at (617) 632-2729
The Pine Tree Admissions Consortia – Guidance Counselor College Tour Program -- This tour will not be hosted in the spring
of 2007. The next Pine Tree Admissions Consortia College Tour will occur during the month of April, 2008. Colleges to be visited
are: University of Maine at Farmington, University of Maine at Orono, the University of Southern Maine at Portland, University of
New England (Biddeford), St. Joseph College, Southern Maine Community College and Bridgeton Academy. For greater detail or to
register call Robert Pecchia, Assoc. Director of Admissions at New England College (207) 283-0171 X 2297
The Private Colleges of Greater Springfield Tour, Springfield, MA area will take place in mid November, 2007. Participating
colleges: Western New England University, Springfield College, American International College, Bay Path College, Elms College.
The contact person is Mark Hudgik, Associate Director of Admissions, Bay Path College in Longmeadow, MA. To receive greater
detail regarding this tour call Sara at 800-782-7284
The Rhode Island Admissions Association Guidance Counselor Tour will take place during the week of April 15 - 19, 2007.
Colleges to be visited are: Bryant University, Brown University, University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, New England
Institute of Technology, Providence College, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina College and the Rhode Island School of
Design. For greater definition or to register contact John Drew, Asst. Dir. of Admissions at Bryant University at (800) 622-7001
The Consortium of Vermont Colleges is sponsoring its 27th Annual Counselors Bus Tour, April 22 to 27, 2007. The visit will
include 19 campuses and they are: Bennington, Castleton State, Champlain. College of St. Joseph, Goddard, Green Mountain, Johnson
State, Landmark, Lyndon State, Marlboro, Middlebury, New England Culinary Inst., Norwich, St. Michael’s, Southern Vermont,
Sterling, University of Vermont, and Vermont Technical College. Contact Karyn Frolish at Green Mountain College, Poultney , VT.
800-776-6675 or check Web at www.vtcolleges.org for details or to pre register for the program by February 20, 2006.
The Bridge Tour -- this tour is designed for counselors in metropolitan New York City who work with underrepresented students.
Cornell University, Binghamton College, Syracuse University will take place in the Spring of 2007. Contact an admissions office or a
College Tour - Colgate, Rensselaer Polytech., Union, Skidmore, Syracuse, Hamilton -CRUSSH - This tour is a very
popular tour and at the present time it has a two year waiting list. It will occur in the early fall of 2007. Contact Charlotte Tefft,
Admissions Dept, Syracuse University for details and to pre register for the tour at (315) 443-3611
Finger Lakes Tour of Upstate New York Colleges is hosted by Hobart William Smith College, Ithaca College, Syracuse University,
& University of Rochester. This tour will take place in the early fall of 2007. Dates TBA, look for an announcement in the fall or
contact the admissions depts.. at any of the hosting colleges in the spring of 2007.
The Hudson Valley College Tour, -- The participating colleges: Bard College, Marist College, Culinary Institute of America,
SUNY at New Paltz. This tour usually takes place during the month of June. For greater detail and to register for this tour contact
a College Counselor at Maris College (800) 436-5483
Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY will host a visit to it’s Riverdale campus on March 22 & 23, 2007and in Nov. or Dec., 2007.
Participants will entrain from Rt. 128 Station in Westwood, MA to the “Big Apple”, stay in a NYC hotel, have diner and take in a
“Broadway Show.” Visit and tour Manhattan College campus on the following day, meet with the admissions staff and train back to
Boston. It’s an outstanding experience and the hospitality extended by Bill Bissette and his admissions staff is absolutely terrific.
Contact Tom Dunn, New England representative Email TEDUNN22@charter.net or call (508) 835-2830 to make a reservation for
the spring 2007 trip. There are usually two trips per year (November or December & March.)
Western New York College Counselor Tour is a spring tour of Western New Your Colleges occurring from April 22 - 25, 2007
The participating colleges are: Alfred State University, University of Buffalo, Buffalo State College, D’Youville College, Daemen
College, Fredonia College, Canisius College, Medaille College and Niagara University & St. Bonaventure University. To obtain
greater detail or to register for this tour go to Web site email@example.com or contact Deborah Goodrich, Admissions
Counselor at Alfred State College, at (607) 587-4215
The Blue Ridge Tour will be hosted in late September or early October, 2007. The participating colleges are: Hollins University,
James Madison University, Lynchburg College, Radford University, Roanoke College, Virginia Tech., University of Virginia. The
contact is Mrs. Rebecca LaPlante, Assistant Director of Admissions at the Radford Admissions Office (800) 890-4265
The Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges will offer two tours of its member colleges on April 16 to 19 & April 23 to
26, 2007 . Participating colleges/universities are: Lehigh College, Lafayette College, Muhlenberg College, Cedar Crest College,
DeSales University and Moravian College. Contact Mr. Tom Tenges, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Consortia or Mary
Ann Williams, Director of Administrative Services for the Lehigh Valley Consortia at (610) 625-7888 or write to either Tom or Ann
at The Lehigh Valley Consortia, 130 West Greenwich St., Bethlehem, Pa 18018
The Pennsylvania College Consortium -- Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, Gettysburg Colleges will be hosting a guidance
counselor tour on April 16, 17, 18, 2007. This is an excellent college tour and highly recommended by the College Impressions
Newsletter. For greater detail contact Dotty Warner, Dir of conferences & Special Events at 717-245-1900 or Email her at
The Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia (CICV) 20th Annual Guidance Counselor Tour. The dates have not been
established as of this printing but the tour usually takes place during the 3rd week in June.
The tour is organized by the Eastern Group and the Western Group on alternating years. The Eastern Group will host the tour in June
of 2007 with the Western Group hosting the tour in 2008.
Eastern Tour, July, 2007
Bluefield College, Bridgewater College, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampton University, Marymount University, Randolph-Macon
College, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, St. Paul’s college, Shenandoah University, University of Richmond, Virginia Wesleyan
Western Tour July, 2008
Averett College Lynchburg College Bluefield College Mary Baldwin College
College of Health Sciences Roanoke College Emery & Henry College Sweet Brair College
Ferrum College Virginia Intermont College Hollins University Washington & Lee C.
The tours are sponsored by the Educational Foundation of the Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia (CICV). A $50
registration fee and transportation to and from the points of departure will be the only expenses. Meals and lodging are provided.
After the tour, CIVC will provide each counselor with five application wavers to be used by their students next year.
For greater detail or to register to participate contact: Liv Fedorko, Public Affairs Director for CICV at (540) 586-0606 or
The COWS Tour (Counselors Observing Wisconsin Schools) is hosted by: Beloit College, Lawrence University, Marquette
University, University of Wisconsin, and Ripon College. Participants must be invited by one of the five colleges. Each fall the
admissions representatives pool the names of people they have met who they believe would be interested in participating in this tour.
The tour usually occurs in April. Advice: contact a college admissions representative from any of the colleges, invite he/she to visit
your school and that probably will begin a relationship which would be rewarded with an invitation
The Heart of Ohio Tour (HOOT), will occur from April 15 through April 18, 2007.. The participating colleges are: Denison
College, Kenyon College, Ohio Wesleyan College, Wittenberg University, College of Wooster. Contact: Ann Bixel, Assoc. Dir. of
Admiss., at Wittenberg at (877) 206-0332 or (937) 327-6320 or Email Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org for greater detail or to enroll.
College Counselor Tour, Minnesota. Participating colleges are: Carlton College, Macalester College & St. Olaf College in
Minnesota. This tour takes place in the late summer or early fall of the year. To obtain greater detail or to request an invitation
contact: Dean Djiara Meehan, Dean of Admission, Carlton College at (800) 995-CARL
The Sunshine Tour of Private Florida Colleges will take place on February 8 - 18, 2007. Colleges usually participating are;
Eckerd College, Embry-Liddle Aeronautical, Flagler College, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida Southern University,
University of Jacksonville, Lynn University, Rollins College, Stetson University, and the University of Tampa. This tour is by
invitation and is being coordinated by Ms. Judi Marino, Dir. of Admiss., Florida Institute of Tech. (800) 888-4348 email@example.com
College Counselors Visit to St. Andrew’s – Is usually hosted during the first week of March. University of St. Andrews, Butts
Wynd, St. Andrews, Fife Ky16 9AJ, Scotland. This program is organized for a small group of interested College Counselors from
American High Schools each spring. Contact Rona E. Mackenzie, Educational Liaison Officer or Miss Dawn Redman at Tel. # 44
1334 463323 orEmail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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