Happy New Year, future Golden Bears! We are already planning to visit many of you this spring, but we would like to share some of our fun facts from our busy fall travel season! (Singing… “It’s all about the food, ’bout the food, and mileage!”)
Katherine, Admissions Counselor & LGBTQ Liaison, traveled near and far this past fall, even “breaking ground” in Nevada! Brady, Kat’s service dog, experienced his 18th plane flight, and also had the opportunity to swim in both the Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean within a week’s period of time! Kat and Brady both know how to work hard and play hard while traveling!
Kaitlyn, Assistant Director of Admissions, traveled over 11,000 miles by 3 planes and 2 rental cars! She attended 129 events including college fairs, high school visits, and receptions in 4 states – CO, CT, MA, and NY. She stayed in 14 different hotels for a total of 32 nights, and ate approximately 30 continental breakfasts! Her “most visited” restaurant was Whole Foods, where she had about 13 meals. She was very healthy and only ate at Moe’s, Chipotle, and Qdoba once each!
Kaitlyn gets the award for most interesting “travel moment” fact of the season! At the same time that she was traveling for the University, she was also training for her first half marathon! While running at Cherry Creek State Park in Colorado, she came across some black-tailed prairie dogs! She said it was pretty cool to see their burrows up close.
Christopher is our Director of Undergraduate Admissions, and one of his favorite parts of traveling is the food – yes the food – he gets to eat at various places! It’s a debate in our office whether Moe’s or Chipotle is better. Chris had a total of 3 visits to Moe’s this past fall, and zero times at Chipotle. Clearly we know which one is his favorite!
Madeleine, Associate Director of Admissions, drove about 5,000 miles including 4 flights! She, unlike Christopher, preferred Chipotle over Moe’s for a total of 10 visits to Chipotle and only 4 visits to Moe’s.
Ryan, the newest Admissions Counselor on our team, had his first travel season! He traveled just about 11,000 miles. Similar to Madeleine, Ryan ate at Chipotle 6 times and at Moe’s 3 times while on the road.
Kees, one of our “seasoned” Admissions Counselors, enjoyed tracking his food consumption as well. Believe it or not, but he ate at Moe’s 32 times – yes 32! – while traveling this past fall and only twice at Chipotle… and he was not ashamed to share that information! He traveled approximately 6,320 miles in total.
Last but not least, I traveled for a total of an estimated 10,000 miles for my first fall travel season! I enjoyed discovering new locations, driving from the North Shore, MA area all the way down to the Baltimore, MD area. I visited a total of 75 high schools, attended 35 mini fairs and 21 college fairs, including 1 NEACAC and 1 NACAC fair, as well as participated in 3 junior college night panels. I stayed in 10 different hotels for a total of 25 overnights during the travel season!
I hope you enjoyed reading a few fun facts of our fall travel season! (Still singing… “It’s all about the food, ’bout the food, and mileage!”) 🙂
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