Staff Profile

Katherine Hackett '11

Admission Counselor, Undergraduate Program

What do you enjoy most about being an admission counselor?

Being an admission counselor gives me the opportunity to share my love for Saint Michael's College each and every day. Working with this community and finding new families to experience the place I call home is the best job I could imagine. 

Best tip for students coming for a campus visit?

Remember to balance the support of your family and friends with your personal opinions. They know you well and want the best for you, but YOU will be the one taking classes, meeting new people, and living in a new place. Be yourself, and ask the questions you want answered so you can figure out if Saint Mike's is the place for you.

Best tip for students applying to Saint Michael's?

Keep an open dialogue. Even if you don't have specific questions, there is always someone who would love to chat with you about any topic of interest. Then you'll start to think of questions. 

Katherine Hackett '11, admission counselor, was recognized as a 2011 Newman Civic Fellow by Vermont Campus Compact at their 2012 Statewide Awards Ceremony on April 12 in Montpelier. Former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin presented the award. Katherine was cited for her outstanding volunteer work while a student with Best Buddies, an international organization creating integrated opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She also worked while studying abroad in Ecuador with students having cognitive and physical disabilities, and helped organize the Penguin Plunge, a fund-raiser for the Vermont Special Olympics.

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