What an Honor! A Look Inside Public University Honors Colleges and Programs As An Option for High-Achieving Students

Recorded On: 11/08/2016

When guiding high-achieving students through the college search process, many IECs focus on highly-selective private institutions. We often forget about an option that can be more financially feasible for some families, and a better fit socially for many students: public university honors colleges and programs. Join us for this webinar to learn about the benefits of these programs and discover what type of student is best served by public university honors colleges and programs. We'll learn about the application process, timelines, and what factors are considered in the applicant review.

Kristina Dooley, IECA (OH)

Estrela Consulting, LLC

Kristina Dooley, IECA (OH), is the founder of Estrela Consulting, LLC. She has worked as an IEC for eight years, having previously served as the assistant director of admission at Hiram College (OH) and as director of admission and marketing at Andrews Osborne Academy (OH). Kristina has had the opportunity to work with international and expatriate students throughout Latin America having lived in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico. From her Hudson, OH office, Kristina works with students throughout the U.S. and abroad seeking colleges and traditional boarding schools.

Kristina earned a B.A. in Communication and Sociology from Hiram College, and an M.A. in Public Relations Management/Journalism and Mass Communication from Kent State University. She is the chair of the IECA Outreach Committee, serves on the Business Practices and Nominating Committees, and is an IECA Mentor. She is a member of NACAC, the International ACAC, the Ohio ACAC and SBSA. Kristina is on the IECA Summer Training Institute East Coast Faculty and teaches in the UC Irvine Independent Educational Consulting certificate program.

Hannah LeGris

University of Kentucky

Hannah LeGris is the admissions and Singletary Scholars coordinator of the University of Kentucky, recruits prospective Honors students, advises and coordinates programming for Singletary Scholars, oversees the Honors Program Ambassadors team, and manages the communication for Honors.

Hannah has a BA in English from the College of Wooster and a MA in English from The University of Kentucky. She has a background in teaching creative writing, most recently with the Young Women Writers Project at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning and in conjunction with the SwallowTale Project, a creative writing program for incarcerated women. Before beginning with Honors, Hannah was a recruiter for Undergraduate Admissions at UK.

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