Shannon Gormley


Think Automated Admissions is a Fad? Think Again!

For many Americans, technology has become a consistent presence in our lives. We use it to connect with people, see what’s happening in the world, shop, and get information. Given the versatility that technology offers in our lives, it seems natural to apply technology to automate processes and procedures to help us become more efficient personally and professionally. As a

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Recognizing a Close Ally for College Admission Professionals – School Counselors!

Happy National School Counseling Week to one of my favorite allies as a college admissions counselor – school counselors! The women and men in this role inspired me so much in my days as a college admissions counselor that I went back to college to join their ranks. These individuals play an instrumental part in the lives of their students

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Welcome to the World of Pre-Enrollment Advising

Recently, Dr. Jean Norris and I hosted a webinar, “Goodbye Admissions Interview – Hello P.E.A.,” that explored the idea of updating the traditional admissions approach by incorporating pre-enrollment advising (P.E.A.). During the webinar, Jean and I discussed how the role of the admissions professional has evolved and continues to change, especially given the climate in higher education today. It is

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Revelations and Future Paths: A Peek into the Symposium for Career Education Admission Professionals

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead Without a doubt, that sentiment by Ms. Mead is one of my core beliefs and on June 8th, I had the privilege of bringing together a group of committed higher ed professionals at the inaugural

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Practice – The Backbone to Success in Training

Success in Training Something that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately is practice.  Being a mom of three involves a lot of running from one practice to the next and it can be overwhelming trying to manage staggered drop off and pick up times, practice days and non-practice days, and who I’m picking up from practice all after a

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What it’s all about: The Rewarding Experience of Facilitating Learning

Some people have jobs. They go to work, slog through the day, and collect their paychecks every two weeks. Others have careers; they aspire to make a difference in the lives of others, one at a time, while ultimately striving to make an impact on the world. Thankfully, I fall into the latter description. The reason is because my work

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