February has me out on the road again, and I have to admit, I love it. Like field trips back in elementary school – I am sprung free from the regular day-to-day routine. I revel in the chance to go out and meet the students where they are, and to see what they see and enjoy the unexpected.
In my recent travels to community colleges, I was able to personally congratulate two new admitted transfer students, meet current applicants and advise potential applicants. I fell in love with photographs that were posted in front of my table at Red Rocks (from an advanced photography course), enjoyed the surprising placement of temporary graffiti that has spanned between trees, and was enamored by blossoms of hope for all to see at CCD. I have bonded with other recruiters and learned from their experiences. Though we may compete for some of the same students, there is certainly a camaraderie among the group.
I feel truly lucky that I get to go out and make these trips to various schools. In fact, I am off to Colorado Community College for another fair as this blog is being posted. I hope to see you there!
Jennifer Lipke - Associate Director of Admission and Transfer Coordinator