Green Chile Capital of the World!

In Santa Fe, the first question is red or green. The Chile pepper has been a keystone of New Mexican cuisine for centuries, and has also stood as a symbol for the hardy, vibrant, and eclectic community of Santa Fe. A new ad campaign, just launched by the state of New Mexico, goes in depth…

Registration Day 2019

This past week, we welcomed two incredible classes to our Santa Fe and Annapolis campuses. Annapolis held their registration day last Wednesday, August 22nd, and Santa Fe welcomed their class this Monday, August 26th. We registered a strong class of 238 students between our two amazing campuses. Below are some further breakdowns of the class…

First Impressions: Santa Fe Registration

Fresh off of Registration in Annapolis, I ventured to Santa Fe to do it all again! Being new to the Annapolis SJC admissions team, I could not have been more elated for my first trip to Santa Fe. My journey began Sunday at 8:30am from BWI (which is a convenient 30-minute drive from campus) nonstop…

Seminar Skills: Thinking Interdisciplinarily

I was recently able to sit in on a presentation about college admissions for students and parents, focused primarily on liberal arts education. The speaker addressed the parents in the room and asked how many of them had heard of the job Social Media Manager ten years ago. User Experience Designer? Cloud developer? These are…

Seminar Skills – Learning Collaboratively

Liberal arts education is the topic of lots of discussion in much of the education-related media I see day-to-day. Many articles have been written about both its merits and weaknesses. As someone who graduated from a liberal arts school, had a great experience, and now works at another intense liberal arts school, I thought it might…

Sunshine, Great Tunes, and Great Company

Santa Fe has perfect weather for outdoor activities most of the year but Spring and Summer are especially nice. Sunshine, relatively forgiving high temperatures, and long days make for great hiking, biking, picnicking, and sunset watching (sunset watching is great year round!). One of my favorite summer traditions on our campus is the Music on…

RMACAC Wild West Tour

We recently welcomed the Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling (RMACAC) Wild West Bus Tour to our Santa Fe campus! A mix of high school and independent counselors traveled from around the southwest and west coast to visit St. John’s College and four other colleges in the southwest. While on campus, they took a…

Admissions Retreat 2019!

Last Monday, us Annapolitans escaped the muggy east coast to spend some time with our favorite colleagues out in the New Mexican high desert, for a week of reflection and planning. Enchiladas were enjoyed, sunscreen was applied, and most importantly, our work in Admissions was celebrated by all. A few of the topics that we…

2nd Day of the JF Summer Term

I had occasion to leave my desk this afternoon. Walking around campus, I was struck by the beauty of this place.  At the start of every term, I practice seeing this place anew, with fresh eyes. Today is the second day of our summer term for our January Freshman students. Next week our new group of…