Connecticut College News
Wanted: alumni admission reps
The Office of Admission seeks alumni to volunteer in its Camel Alumni Admission Program (CAAP). Alumni from all over the world extend the College’s outreach by conducting admission interviews, representing the College at college fairs, and welcoming admitted students at receptions in their home area.
The College has seen record numbers of applicants in recent years. Alumni play a crucial role in shaping future classes, often providing a student’s first and most persuasive contact. The experiences and stories of Connecticut College graduates enable prospective students and their families to hear first-hand about the social, academic, and residential opportunities at the College and often personalize the admission process.
Alumni reps initiate a friendly and free-ranging conversation that helps alumni and admission staff get to the core of an applicant, to see if they have true intellectual curiosity, depth, an open mind, and a desire to engage both in class and on campus. Demand for interviews changes each year. Some alumni are contacted several times, while some may not receive an interview request each year. Either way, alumni only pledge to volunteer as much time as they feel they can. To apply, go to http://aspen.conncoll.edu/camelwebSSL/Forms/caap/.
Show your support for the College’s sustainability efforts
You can now designate your Annual Fund gift for the College’s sustainability initiatives. You’ll be supporting an environmental commitment that include a new geothermal heating and cooling system for the Science Center at New London Hall, renewable energy offsets, strong recycling programs, “green building” priorities and energy conservation.
Just select “Sustainability Efforts” from the list of designations when you make your gift online or return the remit from an Annual Fund mailing. For more about the College’s environmental conservation programs, go to http://greenliving.conncoll.edu.
To make a gift online (save paper and pay no postage), go to http://giving.conncoll.edu.
Email us to be part of the newest directory of international alumni. You can connect with others living near you, get news of Connecticut College or NESCAC events in your area, meet with Admission counselors when they travel abroad, and meet and help current students studying abroad. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Admission counselors in your area
As we begin another academic year, the Office of Admission is already at work recruiting the Class of 2016. To find out if an admission counselor will be visiting your area, please go to http://www.conncoll.edu/admission/11196.htm.
The recent arrival of Jillian Nataupsky '10 as an assistant director brings the number of Camels on the admission staff to five: Jessamyn Cox '09, Dean Martha C. Merrill '84, Jessica Ricker '00, and Deborah Wright '75.
Discounts for alumni/parent pilots and aircraft owners flying into Groton-New London Airport
Flying to Connecticut for Centennial Fall Weekend? Consider parking your plane or chartering a flight to Groton-New London Airport, where Connecticut College alumni and parents will receive discounts on aircraft fuel, parking and ground services.
Avis is also offering discounts on car rentals at the airport. You'll enjoy hospitality services in the passenger terminals and a 15-minute drive to the College.
For more information contact Cay/Catherine Young '75, airport manager, at 860-445-8549 or email@example.com. Check www.grotonnewlondonairport.com for details.