#067 Who Should Consider Catholic Colleges with Dean Kilgour and Joyce Masek

In this episode, Lisa, Dean, and Joyce discuss:  

  • Differences between secular colleges and catholic colleges.
  • What sets the student’s experience at a Catholic University apart from other schools.
  • The experience of non-Catholic students attending a Catholic school.
  • What makes each Catholic school a bit different from one another.
  • Advice for students in the process of college admissions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Aside from molding students to be strong writers and analytical thinkers through the liberal arts curriculum, Catholic Colleges also focus on the student’s sense of purpose through a mission-driven curriculum. 
  • Unity is more observed than differences in a catholic college that are open to students of different backgrounds and faiths.  
  • It is beneficial for students who are engaged in a diverse college community with diverse opportunities. 
  • Students must be open-minded, create a college list and explore all the universities and colleges they may be interested in attending.

“I think some of the advice concerning Catholic university also applies to a women’s university, you need to come and experience it. Many of the stereotypes that you may think are true, are not.”  

 – Dean Kilgour

“There’s this general commitment to serving the greater community, both your campus community, the local community, around your school, and even the global community just as far as extending the student’s talents and seeing what is out there and where they’re greatly needed.” 

– Joyce Masek 

About our guest Dean Kilgour:

Dean Kilgour serves as the Assistant Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Initiatives at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles. In his current position, Dean provides leadership, oversight, and assessment for the Offices of Financial Aid, Enrollment Technology, Graduate, and Weekend/Online Admissions.  He has been an active board member of the National Catholic College Admission Association since January 2018 and is currently serving as the President of the National CCAA. He is active in the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), and the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC).

About our guest Joyce Masek:

Joyce Masek leads the National CCAA’s national office as executive director. Joyce started with the National CCAA in 2009 after spending more than 12 years in college admissions at Marquette University, a National CCAA member institution, and Kenyon College, a liberal arts institution in Gambier, Ohio. She also worked in admissions at Columbus School for Girls, an independent pre-K-12 day school in Columbus, Ohio. Joyce earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston College, another National CCAA member school.  

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Links mentioned in this episode:

The National Catholic College Admission Associates: https://www.catholiccollegesonline.org/ 

Connect with Dean Kilgour:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dean-kilgour-20bb509

Connect with Joyce Masek:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCULNjOfRC3WByJHzIN8iauA

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Catholiccolleges/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nationalccaa

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NCCAA1

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