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Heather Fredrick


Assistant Director of Admission

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Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301
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Heather Fredrick serves as an Assistant Director of Admission for the College of Arts & Sciences. In her role, Heather liaises with other colleges within the Northwest Five Consortium to plan coordinated events. She also serves as the point person for non-degree programs.

Heather received a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and International Relations from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. While she was a student at Colgate, Heather worked in the Office of Admission as a tour guide and intern, which is how she developed a passion for helping students discover their best college fit.

Why Willamette?

I'm always so impressed by how much Willamette students care for one another and this place. As much as college is about discovering your own voice, Willamette students also uplift the voices around them.

Favorite High School or College Class or Subject?

My favorite college class was my first year seminar, History of Rock 'N Roll. While the subject matter didn't align with what I studied, I loved my final paper comparing the political lyricism of Bob Dylan and the Sex Pistols. It also gave me an excuse to listen to my favorite genre of music!

Something You Learned in College You Still Use?

While I may not use Economics or International Relations on a daily basis, the liberal arts classroom taught me how to communicate with other people and problem solve with an intersectional approach.

Memorable/Favorite High School or College Co- Curricular Activity

As editor-in-chief of my high school's yearbook, I could discuss graphic design and journalism all day!

Proudest Accomplishment to Date

Every student of mine who finds their best college choice is a great accomplishment to me. I know that my own undergraduate experience was transformative, and I am incredibly fortunate to help other people find the place they will flourish.

Favorite Book

Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston

Willamette University

Office of Admission

Salem Campus

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6303 voice
1-844-BEARCAT toll free
503-375-5363 fax
503-375-5383 TDD