Author - Ursula Balent

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How a Pre-College Program Benefits You
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A Real-Life Taste of College
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Looking Back: Pre-College Programs 2015
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Meet Our 2015 Pre-College Counselors
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Chesapeake Bay: Navigating Social-Ecological Relationships in an American Watershed
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Bermuda: Digging Through the Social History of the Atlantic
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A Pre-College Summer Fellow Experience
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Around the World in Two Hours Flat
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A Game of Pre-College Staff Bonding
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Meet Our 2014 Pre-College Counseling Staff

How a Pre-College Program Benefits You

Greetings from Rochester! My name is Jason Nevinger and I’m a regional associate director in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. As part of my duties, I travel internationally and in the southeastern United States to meet future Yellowjackets. “Admissible” doesn’t necessarily mean “admitted” I’ve often been asked, “What do you look for in an applicant?”[…]

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A Real-Life Taste of College

Hi all! My name is Caitlyn. I’m part of the Class of 2017, and I’m a psychology major and dance minor at the University of Rochester. Here at UR, I’m the costume manager for Sihir Bellydance Ensemble, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, and a student supervisor at the campus Starbucks. I always loved to[…]

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Looking Back: Pre-College Programs 2015

by Leah Nason, 2015 Pre-College Counselor Summer in Rochester is beautiful. The grass is greener. The trees are taller. Bright sunlight illuminates Rush Rhees Library. Time passes by more slowly. Summer always feels infinite until it ends. As the University of Rochester Pre-College Programs drew to a close, so did my time as the students’ Pre-College[…]

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Meet Our 2015 Pre-College Counselors

Written by Stanley Martin, Graduate Head Counselor, Pre-College Programs Hello families, my name is Stanley Martin and I’m currently a mental health counseling graduate student at University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education. I am the Graduate Head Counselor for Pre-College Programs 2015 and I’m elated about the opportunity! In just a few weeks, we[…]

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Chesapeake Bay: Navigating Social-Ecological Relationships in an American Watershed

By Mark Wiest, Pre-College instructor for Chesapeake Bay: Navigating Social-Ecological Relationships in an American Watershed Lady Helen is tucked away at her winter moorage where she is protected by the wind and ice coming in with this latest storm. Soon enough, the ice will melt, the sun will come out, and we will be working hard[…]

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Bermuda: Digging Through the Social History of the Atlantic

By Dr. Michael Jarvis, Pre-College instructor for “Bermuda: Digging Through the Social History of the Atlantic“ Indiana Jones? Lara Croft? Amateurs! Come learn how historical archaeology is really done through participation in a two-week excavation on Smiths Island, Bermuda. Our sites date to the very dawn of English colonization (1610s) and are almost as old[…]

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A Pre-College Summer Fellow Experience

While the Office of Pre-College Programs at the University of Rochester is busy finalizing logistics and exciting new offering for next summer, we wanted to share the experience of one student who was nominated and invited to participate as a Pre-College Summer Fellow. Genna H., Charlotte Latin School Check out the video Genna made as[…]

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Around the World in Two Hours Flat

Written by Sophie Zhang, University of Rochester Class of 2017, Pre-College Counselor During this summer's Pre-College sessions, our very own counselors held the first of three "Around the World" programs. Our Pre-College Counselors (PCC) come from, and have studied in, many countries across the world; therefore, we decided that we could use this summer to[…]

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A Game of Pre-College Staff Bonding

Written by Joseph Orman, University of Rochester Class of 2017, Pre-College Counselor and Pre-College Programs alumnus As a Pre-College alumn, if there was one word I would use to describe the University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs this year, it would definitely be “different.” From new courses offered, to new activities, to new staff and students,[…]

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Meet Our 2014 Pre-College Counseling Staff

Written by Ellie Law, Graduate Head Counselor, Pre-College Programs In just over a month, Pre-College Programs 2014 will be underway! As Graduate Head Counselor for this summer, I am looking forward to meeting all of the summer students and introducing them to our 15 amazing Pre-College Counselors. The counselors this summer are a fantastic reflection of[…]

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