CONGRATULATIONS, GRADUATE

Amazingly or not amazingly, my three daughters graduated this past week (on Friday, May 24).  I say amazingly, because they were just toddlers growing up or so it seemed; they just started high school and now they are graduating and … Read More

DECISION RESOURCES

DECISION RESOURCES With the May 1st national reply deadline fast approaching, consider the following resources as you make your decision. PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS, VIDEOS, CATALOGS, AND WEBSITES The first resource you are likely to receive from any school is the promotional … Read More

CAMPUS VISIT: FIRSTHAND

ADMITTED STUDENT DAY: MAKE IT MIAMI Yesterday, my wife and I had the pleasure (honor) of accompanying one of my daughters during her visit to Miami University (Oxford, OH).  Her visit was part of an admitted student day – Make … Read More

DECISION-MAKING – COIN FLIP OR NOT

DECISION-MAKING Over the last three weeks, you were provided a set of three attributes to consider when selecting an institution, namely, You, Institution, and Academic Program.  Now, as a conclusion to the discussion, let’s discuss how YOU actually make the … Read More

DECISION-MAKING CRITERIA – ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM

Now, for the third set of criteria to consider when making your decision: Architecture Program; first, we look at You.  Last week, we looked at the Institution. ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM Because you will spend the largest portion of your college career … Read More

DECISION-MAKING CRITERIA – INSTITUTION

DECISION-MAKING CRITERIA – INSTITUTION During last week, YOU attributes was discussed; this week, we discuss attributes related to the INSTITUTION. Attributes to consider when selecting an institution include: Type of school: While most individuals refer to all post–high school institutions as … Read More

DECISION-MAKING CRITERIA – YOU

DECISION-MAKING CRITERIA – YOU As my daughters are making their decisions on their college choice, the next three weeks will cover the three sets of criteria, namely, You (02/16), Institution (next week 02/23), and Architecture Program (following week 03/02). Decision-Making Process … Read More

Winter Break – What to DO!

Winter Break – What to DO! As the fall semester ends and reviews / finals are almost do, what will you do (or accomplish) over the break before the spring semester.  While it may be tempting to full catch up … Read More

Scholarships — Consider and Apply

With three children about to embark on their college experience, I can share that the biggest issue is finances – MONEY!  As one who has been in higher education for the past 25 years, I can share that the biggest … Read More

DIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

DIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT SCHOLARSHIP Over my many years in architectural education, I have been involved with many different worthwhile programs.  My absolute favorite is my involvement with the Diversity Advancement Scholarship; it started in 1987 as National Vice-President of AIAS and … Read More