The Emory & Henry Admissions Office invites members of the College faculty and staff to participate in a calling campaign all next week (April 25 – 29) to reach out to prospective students who have not yet deposited.
“Now is a crucial time in the admissions process,” said David Hawsey, vice president of enrollment management. “While we are fortunate to be well ahead of our recruitment results at this time last year, our competitors have begun aggressive outreach to those students who have cross-applied to E&H and other colleges, and have not yet made a final decision. This is a time when members of the E&H faculty and staff can really make a difference in helping prospective students see the advantages and the value of an Emory & Henry education. “
E&H members of the faculty and staff are invited to participate in one of two brief training sessions, which will be held at noon and 4 p.m. in the Humphreys Room of the Van Dyke Center. Lunch will be provided to noon participants. Volunteers will be provided with training, a feedback form to record the results of conversations with students or parents, and a script to guide the conversation.
Dr. Jack Roper, professor of History will join Mr. Hawsey to share some insights about how faculty can make the calling more personalized, efficient and effective. According to Dr. Roper “Quite a number of admitted students are weighed in the balance right now. We in the faculty can make a difference with a timely telephone call to some of these students. The fact that we take the time to personally talk with them and listen to them is evidence that we – the faculty – really do care more about our students, and favorably exceed the impressions these students receive from faculty at competing colleges and universities.”
“We want to know where students are in the application process and how we can help them,” Hawsey said. “At the same time, we want them to be reminded of the value of an E&H education and how it can enhance their chances of personal and professional success in the future.”
Members of the faculty and staff wishing to participate in the calling campaign should choose one of the two training sessions next Monday (noon or 4 p.m. – Humphreys Room). For further information, contact Admissions at 6133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.