The Batten School held a reception and information session for prospective undergraduate students on Wednesday, October 26 in the Great Hall, drawing more than 100 individuals. The event featured a meet-and-greet with current Batten students, brief welcoming from Dean Harry Harding, and program overview by Howard Hoege, Director of Admissions. Hoege thanked current students for the excitement and buzz surrounding the event. “I can’t overstate the impact you all have on prospective students deciding whether or not to apply to the Batten School,” he said in an email. “You all are remarkable stewards of our community.”
As the Batten School continues to grow, Hoege will shift his efforts to admissions for the two-year program, while Meg Harmon, current Admissions Coordinator, will take on responsibilities for the Accelerated class. “Howard and I are really excited about this year’s pool of prospective students. It’s moving to see such motivated students interested in our program,” she said. The Batten School also welcomed the addition of Student Services Coordinator James Paradis this fall. Paradis is a 2008 graduate of the University of Virginia and received his Master’s degree in Education Policy Studies from The George Washington University in 2011. He has blended right in with the Batten community and was instrumental to the success of the 2011 Batten Leadership Retreat in Oak Hill, West Virginia.
Post by Rob Panos