Your Admission Counselor

Michael Beseda

Vice President for Enrollment and University Communications

1-844-BEARCAT (1-844-232-7228)

925-457-6383 mobile

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Territories:  California: Bay Area

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About your Admission Counselor

Favorite Things About Willamette:

The amazingly engaged students, inspiring faculty members and bucolic Northwest location.  And since I'm living on campus this year in Kaneko Commons Sushi Tuesday in the dining hall.

Favorite Place or Activity on Campus:

Any student performance in Rogers, pondering the objects in the Hallie Ford Museum, any departmental "hearth" because of the intellectual energy, standing under the star trees, the cupola on top of Waller.

Favorite Things About the Northwest:

The distinctive mix of natural beauty, cultural sophistication, Northwest funk and terrific food and wine.  And, oh yes the berries in summer!

What You Recommend Doing When Visiting Salem:

Eat breakfast at Word of Mouth, get some tacos at Marcos, visit the Capitol, walk through Bush Pasture Park, wander through the marvelous exhibits at the Hallie Ford Museum, drive out to Zena Farm to get a feel for the incredible beauty of the Willamette Valley.

Advice About the Admission Process:

It really can be an opportunity to learn about yourself and what matters in education if you don't let it become a contest.

Favorite Education Quote:

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning."
-  TS Eliot Four Quartets

My Visit Schedule

Date / TimeLocationSchool / Event
May 3, 1:30 – 4:30 PMDale City, CANACAC San Francisco College Fair
May 4, 1:00 – 4:00 PMBerkeley, CABerkeley High School College Fair and Case Studies
May 6, 6:00 – 8:30 PMRhonert, CAWACAC North Bay Fair-Sonoma State University
May 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PMSan Rafael, CAWACAC Marin Fair-Dominican University of California
May 8, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMSanta Clara, CAWACAC Santa Clara Fair-Mission College
May 8, 6:00 – 8:00 PMSanta Clara, CAWACAC Santa Clara Fair-Mission College
May 9, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PMHayward, CAWACAC Alameda Fair-California State University, East Bay
May 10, 1:00 – 4:00 PMMoraga, CAWACAC Contra Costa Fair-Saint Mary's College of California
May 18, 2:00 – 4:00 PMMcLean, VAColleges That Change Lives College Fair
May 19, 7:00 – 9:00 PMLong Branch, NJColleges That Change Lives College Fair
May 20, 7:00 – 9:00 PMNew York, NYColleges That Change Lives College Fair
May 21, 7:00 – 9:00 PMBoston, MAColleges That Change Lives College Fair
Jul 28, 7:00 – 9:00 PMSanta Clara, CAColleges That Change Lives College Fair
Jul 29, 7:00 – 9:00 PMSan Rafael, CAColleges That Change Lives College Fair