In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (16:05): Dave and Mark discuss an article in Higher Ed Drive by Jeremy Bauer entitled, “7 higher-educational trends to watch in 2023. (Length 22 minutes)
This week’s question (44:28): Lisa and Mark discuss a question Laura from Maryland sent in via Speakpipe:
Why does the Common Data Set only report the English and the Math sections for the ACT; does this mean colleges don’t value the Reading and Science sections? (Length 11 minutes)
This week’s interview (1:06:48): We start a new 3-part interview with Dr. Kelly Holloway, the Director of Admissions at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Topic: Understanding Mercer University.
(1) Kelly Holloway shares her background and the various roles she has had, (2) Kelly gives a description of all of the colleges and schools Mercer has including a description of the seven campus locations, (3) Kelly explains the Mission of Mercer, (4) Kelly explains how Service Learning is at the core of what Mercer does and Kelly shares a number of recognitions they have received, (5) Kelly explains what “Mercer on a mission” is, (6) Kelly explains why students turn down other schools to come to Mercer (Length 25 minutes)
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:17:00): The recommended resource is a website by Decision Academy entitled, Making Your Final College Choice. It blends heart and head factors to help students with making a college decision. Lisa shares the recommended resource this week.
College Spotlight (1:31:54): Mark and Lynda Doepker discuss Claremont Mckenna College for the College Spotlight
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