Mary RandersInterim Dean of AdmissionOffice: 503-370-6627Territories: New England, Texas (Greater Dallas/Fort Worth and Greater Houston)
About your Admission Counselor
Favorite Things About Willamette:
I love the academic hearths at Willamette. I believe some of the most engaging learning experiences in college happen outside of the classroom, and Willamette's hearths help define an actual space for that to happen.
Favorite College Memory:
My favorite professor almost always responded to our questions with another question, "Where do you think you could find the answer to that?" This was well before wi-fi and smartphones, so it was challenging not to be fed an instant answer. However, it helped instill a sense of empowerment and made me own my own learning experience.
At the end of the day, what I learned stuck with me because I had to work for it and "believing I could" has helped me so much in life - both professionally and personally.
You Wouldn't Know It, But:My first pet was a chicken named Roxanne.
Advice About the Admission Process:
Approach the process with a "why not?" attitude. Being willing to try something new or uncomfortable is a great way to discover new interests, make new connections, and open doors to awesome opportunities.