Category - Pre-College Programs

University of Rochester

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Meet Our Graduate Head Counselors
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Immunity: Defending the Castle
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Pre-College Programs: Public Speaking
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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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Pre-College Programs: The Best Summer of My Life
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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

Meet Our Graduate Head Counselors

A message from Katrina Hi, my name is Katrina and I want to welcome the parents and students of our Pre-College Programs to the University of Rochester! The University and Pre-College Programs have many opportunities and activities planned. I encourage everyone to take advantage of as many as possible. With the help of the Pre-College[…]

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Immunity: Defending the Castle

By Taylor Moon, Pre-College instructor Taylor is a graduate student with Dr. Michael Elliott in the University of Rochester’s immunology department. She graduated from St. Lawrence University, majoring in biology with chemistry/Canadian studies minors. Prior to graduate school, Taylor acquired lab experience through a summer fellowship at SUNY Upstate and undergraduate research at St. Lawrence. After[…]

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Pre-College Programs: Public Speaking

Hello everyone. I’m Peter Iglinski, and I’ll be teaching the Public Speaking Basics class during Rochester’s Pre-College Programs this summer. I’ll tell you a little about myself. I’m a senior press officer at the University, and I teach public speaking part time at nearby Nazareth College. I also run a private coaching service in which[…]

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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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Pre-College Programs: The Best Summer of My Life

Like one of my favorite celebrities Zooey Deschanel from 500 Days of Summer once said, “Summer has always been my favorite season. I feel happier.” I couldn’t agree more. Yes, summer is the season full of laughter, sunshine, and love. However, over my past nineteen summers, summer 2014 is the best of my life so far, because I[…]

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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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