Maryland, Washington D.C, Virginia
Getting to know Kelly ...
What has been your most favorite experience at SJU?
One of my favorite experiences would be SJU Community Day, which is a day long service opportunity for students, staff, and alumni around the world. It is a wonderful display of spirit, service, tradition, and commitment to the overall message of a Jesuit education. It is truly a day when campus comes alive for a great cause.
What's your favorite "hidden gem" on campus that a student may or may not see on a regular tour?
One of the "hidden gems" on campus is absolutely the Honor Library known as Claver House. As one of the oldest buildings on campus, Claver was remodeled from a barn to a very quaint and rustic student study environment. You can absolutely feel the history around you in Claver House with the exposed wooden beams and brick. It is a great 24-hour location for students to study or unwind a bit between classes.
If you could educate all students on ONE thing about the admissions process, what would it be?
I would educate students on the importance of going into standardized tests with a strategy and taking the SAT or ACT early in order to achieve the best scores. Test preparation books or courses are always a big help to boost scores but it is even more important to have a personal strategy and goal heading into a test because it provides better time usage, better organization, and better perspective.