Admissions Staff Shoots for the Gold, Wins National Photo Contest

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 8:45am

The Alfred State Admissions Office showed their pioneer spirit last month, entering into College Fair Registry’s national 2014 Admissions Staff Photo Contest and walking away with a first place win. “This contest was a good opportunity for the office staff to be creative and to engage the campus community in supporting Alfred State in a fun way,” said Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Deborah Goodrich. “It was an honor to receive recognition for the college on the national ‘stage.’ In addition, as the admissions office seeks to explore new recruitment territories, access to the College Fair Registry will be a valuable tool we can employ.”

Admissions Office contest photoCollege Fair Registry is an online, integrative scheduling community for college admissions departments looking to take their recruitment efforts to the next level by facilitating communication between admissions counselors and high school counselors as they plan and schedule upcoming school visits and college fairs across the nation. “Our service allows colleges to expand their recruitment schedule when traveling around the country,” said Membership & Fair Registry Coordinator Jenna Schebell, of College Fair Registry.

College Fair Registry’s annual Admission Staff Photo Contest is one more way colleges can increase their exposure and spark engagement with high school counselors, potential students, and the public—primarily through social media. “This is a week-long contest where the photo with the most votes wins,” Jenna said. The prize, other than bragging rights, was a free subscription to College Fair Registry’s service. At the end of the voting period, Alfred State took home the gold with 111 votes. This winning photo was taken by Alfred State digital media and animation student Elliot Maddox, of Islip.

“Votes were tabulated on Facebook with each person allowed one vote per day. This year we had eight colleges enter the contest to vie for a free membership. After five days of voting, in a last minute dash to the finish line, Alfred State prevailed as the winner of the 2014 Best Admission Staff Photo Contest. Their 2014 Sochi Olympics theme, ‘Alfred State Shoots for the Gold,’ was perfect timing for the contest and demonstrated the unique creativity of the staff.”