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Seniors Celebrate Early Acceptances
Seniors Celebrate Early Acceptances



It was a busy fall for the 117 members of the Class of 2020 and their college counselors, with nearly 99% of the class submitting at least one early application. By mid-January, seniors had already received acceptance letters to 87 outstanding colleges and universities through Early Action, Early Decision, Restrictive Early Action, and rolling admission plans, with several more colleges scheduled to share early admission decisions by month's end.

"We are proud of the range of schools our seniors are considering and happy to share these exciting early results," write college counselors Matt Doyle, Jessica Raab and Katie Thomas. "Looking forward, we can't wait to see what the rest of the process has in store for the Class of 2020!"

Kent Denver's highly-personalized College Counseling program begins engaging students long before they submit their college applications. Starting with spring seminars for sophomores, the College Counseling team introduces students to the wide-ranging possibilities that exist beyond Kent Denver. Counselors continue to work with students throughout the entirety of their junior year, helping them self-reflect and find schools that match characteristics that matter to them. During their senior year, the team works closely with students during the application process in one-on-one meetings and through a formal college counseling class that kicked off in August 2019.

"The smart and balanced college lists that this year's seniors have created show just how much attention and respect the students have given to this multi-year process," the team explains.

The list of colleges offering admission to Kent Denver's Class of 2020 will grow over the next few months as regular decision results are released, and we will share more good news as our seniors make their college choices.

Curious about where students from the Kent Denver Class of 2019 are now? Click here to see last year's College Matriculation List!


Meet our Communications Team

Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas
Class of 1976
Titles: Director of Communications
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Biography:

B.A. - Mass Communications
B.A. - Political Science
M.A. - Public Communications

"As a student, Kent Denver changed the trajectory of my life. Working here allows me to support the school as it offers that same transformative gift to others."

Ms. Thomas has an extensive background in higher education and corporate communications and marketing. Additionally, she formed, owned and operated a communications company for several years.

Lisa Mortell

Lisa Mortell
Titles: Assistant Director of Communications
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Biography:
B.A. - English

"I love telling Kent Denver's stories. The amazing work of my colleagues and the accomplishments of our students provide endless inspiration!"

Since joining Kent Denver in 1998, Ms. Mortell has worked in various roles in the school's communications and development offices. She currently focuses on a wide range of communications, including social media, online newsletters, website content, print and digital publications and Summer at KDS marketing.

Amy Vucci

Amy Vucci
Titles: Communications Specialist
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Biography:
B.S. - Biology

"I love to capture the amazing things happening at Kent Denver—this community is endlessly inspiring!"

A videographer, graphic designer and past member of the communications department at Johnson & Wales University, Ms. Vucci provides her creative expertise to Kent Denver in video, photography, graphic design, writing and editing.