New Admissions Counselors Serve Special Demographics
Monday, 14 October 2013
This fall Trinity gains two new admissions counselors to help overseas students and students who are transferring from other in-state colleges.
Maribeth Voss serves as Trinity’s international admissions counselor, a position that was created this fall, while alumna Gina Ciametti ’13 serves as the transfer counselor.
Voss returns to the Chicago area after eight years of being a missionary teacher in Hakodate, Japan. She will work with faculty and student development staff on campus to ensure a smooth academic and cultural transition for international students once they are admitted.
Of her goals for this position, Voss said, “I intend to increase Trinity’s visibility and to communicate its faith-based mission to an even wider and more diverse group of students. I hope this will be reflected not only in an increased number of international students on Trinity’s campus, but also in the heightened dialogue and cultural awareness that diversity brings across the entire Trinity community.”
Compared with living in Japan, Voss will now be very close to her parents. Andy Voss manages the science labs at Trinity’s Heritage Science Center, and Jane Voss is the program manager of Trinity’s Church Connection Initiative.
Ciametti graduated from Trinity with a B.A. in Communication Arts: Theater. She rejoins life at Trinity after attending the Chicago Semester last spring. While a student, Ciametti stayed very involved with campus life and now looks forward to ushering in new students to an experience she hopes they enjoy as much as she did.
Ciametti will serve transfer students by working closely with two-year colleges to alert them of Trinity’s programs and opportunities, meeting individually with possible transfer students and updating Trinity’s online transfer guides to make it clearer which classes transfer from which schools. Her hope is that these guides will be a valuable aid for prospective transfer students.
“Since I’ve been a student at Trinity, I can offer prospective students a glimpse into what it is like to live and learn at Trinity,” Ciametti said.