Over the last three weeks, we have been making changes to this blog. We appreciate your patience and will resume our regular postings. Some changes will continue to unfold, but we are happy to be back up and running. Thank you for your patience.
As one of the new admission counselors at Juniata College, I’d like to share a quick story about my first encounter with the quaint, friendly town of Huntingdon. I grew up in a suburban area (Rochester, NY) spent my college years in the second largest city in New England (Worcester, MA) and decided that now was the perfect time to explore a smaller location. I am familiar with a city life where honking your car horn conveys annoyance, poor use of signals, or reckless driving. So when I heard a car honk at me, and then a few blocks later honk again, I was worried that I must be doing something wrong. Yet after glancing in my rear view mirror, I realized the lady behind me was honking and waving out of her window to friends she knew on the street and to other passing cars! So, I cast my vote for the state license plate of PA to go retro–kickin’ it back to 1983. Why? In my opinion, that slogan still holds true today: “You’ve Got a Friend in Pennsylvania”. That aside, let me fill you in about M.E. (Maria Engels)
I just graduated in May from Clark University with my B.A. in Psychology (minor in economics). It’s crazy to think that four years flew by and now I’m out in the ‘real world’. I loved my undergrad experience within the Admissions Office and eventually figured out that it was what I wanted to pursue upon graduation. The ability to help other students navigate an important decision is very rewarding. So here I am, happy and excited to begin this new chapter at Juniata College!
Travel and cultural awareness has been a huge factor in my life, beginning with my adoption from Bangladesh as a baby. I’ve been extremely fortunate for the ability to travel back to Bangladesh on four different occasions. Other travel include seven countries and twenty-nine different states (driving through without stopping for more than a lunch break/only being in an airport doesn’t count in my book!!). I can only hope for this list to continue!