Friday, November 19, 2010

Next stop, Gordon!

For the first time in four years, the Gordon College Admissions Caravan is up and running. On Saturday, November 13, it picked up 37 prospective students from Wayne, Pennsylvania, Hawthorne, New Jersey, and Trumbull, Connecticut, before heading to campus for the weekend with high school juniors and seniors.

Between a day exploring Boston, duck tours, Catacombs, chapel, class visits, student panels and dorm overnights, prospective students experienced as much Gordon as possible in their three-day stay.

“Because of the caravan, I got to experience student life at Gordon first-hand,” said Sydney Tanner, a senior from Landisville, Pennsylvania. “I thought I wanted to attend another school, but after witnessing the integration of faith and learning at Gordon and meeting people who cared about me as an individual, I have some big decisions to make.”

Not only does the Caravan give prospective students the opportunity to engage with everyday life as a Gordon student, it also gives them time to meet other prospective Gordon students and connect with the Caravan admissions counselors, Justin Ellis and Robert Mansfield.

“Being on a bus for 22 hours with prospective students was a great way to share about Gordon, but in that time we also developed friendships with one another,” said Mansfield. “I’ve gotten numerous emails this week from students on the Caravan thanking me for the opportunity to visit Gordon and spend the weekend with a fun group of people.”

According to Kristy Walker, director of admissions, the Caravan has yielded very positive results in the past in terms of students accepting admission to Gordon.

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