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Admission's Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative

Birds on Colgate's Taylor Lake during the summer
Emily Thigpen, senior assistant dean of admission, is based in the Washington, D.C. metro area as Colgate's Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative. Emily recruits and reads applications as if she were located on campus, but is accessible to prospective students in Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Prospective students
Students and parents are welcome to contact Emily with questions about Colgate University or the application process. To connect with students, Emily has "office hours" at local coffee shops to chat with students, holds informational interview days, meets with community-based organizations, and speaks at any college admissions-related engagements.

Guidance counselors, college counselors, and community-based organization staff members may contact Emily at any time simply to make a connection, or with any special requests.

Alumni and current students
In addition to her admission work, Emily is excited about working with the vibrant alumni network in the D.C. metro area, and connecting with students on the National Institutes of Health and Washington, D.C. off-campus study programs.

Upcoming Events

Informational interviews with area alumni
Sunday, October 26
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
St. Christopher's School
(711 St. Christopher's Road, Richmond, Va.)

Seniors in high school are invited to interview to explore the match between their interests and the liberal arts experience at Colgate. Similar to on-campus interviews, the conversation is non-evaluative, and is not included as a part of the application review process. The interview is an excellent chance for more in-depth conversation about academic programs, campus life, and the admission process at Colgate.

If you are interested, please e-mail Emily ( by Thursday, October 23, 2014. Interviews are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact Information

Emily ThigpenFor any questions or special requests:

Emily Thigpen