Seniors Find Success in Early College Applications
Seniors Find Success in Early College Applications

It was a busy fall for the Class of 2018 and their college counselors. More than 97% of the class, or 111 students, submitted an early application to at least one school. As of Jan. 11, 92 seniors had already received at least one acceptance letter to a diverse and outstanding group of colleges (see list below).

"We are proud of the range of schools our seniors are considering," write college counselors Matt Doyle, Jessica Raab and Katie Thomas. "Starting with seminars in the spring of their sophomore year, we began the process of introducing them to the wide-ranging possibilities that exist. We continued to work with them throughout the entirety of their junior year, helping students self-reflect and find schools that match characteristics that matter to them. As seniors, the smart and balanced college lists that they have created show just how much attention and respect the students have given to their applications. We are thrilled by the early results and are excited to see what the rest of the process has in store for the Class of 2018!"

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

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As of January 11, 2018

Allegheny College
Aurora University
Azusa Pacific University
University of Alabama
Amherst College
University of Arizona
Auburn University
Austin College
Baylor University
Boston College
Bryant University
Butler University
California Lutheran University
Chapman University
University of Chicago
Clarkson University
Clemson University
University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Columbia University
Cornell College (IA)
Cornell University
Creighton University
Dartmouth College
University of Dayton
University of Denver
Drew University
Elon University
Fordham University
Georgetown University
University of Georgia
Gonzaga University
Gustavus Adolphus College
Hamilton College
University of Hawaii Manoa
Indiana University
Iowa State University
Ithaca College
Johns Hopkins University
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
Lafayette College
Lake Forest College
Lewis & Clark College
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University Maryland
Marist College
Marquette University
MA Institute of Technology
Miami University, Ohio
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
Montana State University, Bozeman
New York University (Shanghai)
Northwestern University
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
Pacific University
University of Pennsylvania
Pitzer College
Princeton University
University of Puget Sound
Purdue University
University of Redlands
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
University of Richmond
Saint John's University (MN)
Saint Joseph's University
Saint Louis University
Santa Clara University
University of South Carolina
Southern Methodist University
University of Texas Austin
Texas Christian University
Trinity University
Tulane University
Union College
United States Military Academy
University of Vermont
Wake Forest University
Washington and Lee University
Webb Institute
Wesleyan University
Whittier College
College of William & Mary
Williams College
University of Wisconsin Madison
Yale University

Meet our Communications Team

Lisa Mortell

Lisa Mortell
Titles: Assistant Director of Communications
Phone Numbers:
School: (303) 770-7660 x324
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.

Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas
Class of 1976
Titles: Director of Communications
Phone Numbers:
School: (303) 770-7660 x295

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.

Amy Vucci

Amy Vucci
Titles: Communications Specialist
Phone Numbers:
School: 303-770-7660 ext. 207

B.S. - Biology

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.