Family Employee Resource Group: College Application, Admissions, & Stuff to Know

Date: Thu, 04/14/2022

Are you beginning to plan college visits for your prospective high school graduate? Are you seeking guidance on how to navigate the landscape of nearly 4,000 degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the United States? With nearly 30 years of college admissions experience between them, Christina Carr and Terence Brown are interested in providing information they hope will reduce the stress often associated with a student’s college search process. Please join them for a noon-hour chat on April 14, 2022!

Learning Objectives

  • Inform participants as to how standardized assessment scores and school mailing lists can assist a family’s college search process.
  • Give participants a better understanding of the roles high school curriculum and academic performance play in the admissions review process.
  • Assist participants in developing a strategy for visiting the college campuses in which they have greatest interest.

About the Speakers:

Christina Carr

Christina Carr, Northern Michigan University

Originally from Kendallville, IN Christina (Chrissy) Carr, a first generation college student, attended Manchester College (now University). While at MC, Chrissy was involved with a number of clubs and organizations, the most influential being her time as a Resident Assistant, a first glimpse into student affairs as a potential career path.

After graduating with a B.A. from MC in Psychology, Chrissy moved to Marquette, MI where she worked as a live-on-campus professional as a Resident Director and then Coordinator of Apartment Services for Northern Michigan University. While pursuing a M.S. in Training, Development, and Human Performance, Chrissy was approached to apply for an open regional admissions position based in central lower Michigan and has worked in that capacity ever since. Chrissy has a special passion for helping first generation, low income, and historically excluded students find a path to post secondary education. 

Terence Brown Headshot

Terence Brown, Michigan State University

A Detroit Native, Terence Brown spent his undergraduate years at Michigan State University, and those years offered him myriad experiences as a student leader. His MSU undergraduate experience ranged from working as a Resident Assistant to a Minority Aide (now OCAT Aide) to being crowned homecoming king. His Bachelor’s Degree is in MSU’s College of Social Science.

Following his undergraduate years, Brown continued his education at MSU, completing a master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration. Since that time, he has worked as an academic advisor, a college-level study abroad coordinator and as an Assistant Director with the university’s Office of Admissions. His work at the university has allowed him to participate in study tours to Cork (in Ireland), Budapest (in Hungary) and London, England, as well as a policy seminar in Washington, D.C. Each experience has enhanced his toolset for assisting families in the college search process.