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The Graduation Whirlwind

15 May

Having two graduation ceremonies a few weeks apart has me feeling like I am in a whirlwind.  Marc is on his way home and Anthony is getting ready to leave.

The latest to-do/decision for Anthony is to rank his preference of residence halls at Merrimack. Our only suggestion was to try to get a few different opinions from current students. The Resident Assistants (R.A.’s) are great and are available to help.  If you have any questions regarding dorm information, check the Merrimack website or call Residence Life (978-837-5507) for assistance. Another factor in the housing experience is living with a roommate.  That is a personal choice.  Some students prefer to live with someone they know while others are…

The Second Time Around

12 Apr

The Accepted Student Reception at Merrimack was both informative and enjoyable.  Although it was easier to travel around the campus because we were familiar with our surroundings, I still found myself fixated on Anthony’s reaction throughout the day- the same way I fixated four years ago when we attended the reception with Marc.   What I noticed both times was a sense of calm and comfort which made me happy because although I loved many qualities of Merrimack I hoped they would notice those same qualities without me mentioning them first.

When we sat in the Rogers Center listening to the speakers – Anthony was attentive and when I suggested we sit in on one of the academic sampler classes I…

Decisions…Decisions…

14 Mar

Andrea DeAngeloWhether it is big or small, not a day goes by that we are not faced with making a decision or two.  Now that the majority of seniors have some idea of the post-graduate plans, it is important to start the planning process. Assuming that appropriate research has been done, maybe you’ve taken a tour, shadowed a class or even had the opportunity to enjoy an overnight stay; all this information should be helpful in deciding your future plans.

As I have mentioned previously, it is okay to get a second opinion, collaborate, have fun in the decision making process. This should be an exciting time for you and your child.  I am not saying that it will be stress…