My name is Lauren Thornton and I am an Admissions Counselor here at Holy Cross. I am a recent college graduate and have just begun my career in the field of admissions as of July 2008. I am fortunate to be able to have such wonderful colleagues, as well as to meet such great prospective students! I am very excited about beginning my first year in admissions and am really looking forward to traveling, as well as reading all your applications.
This fall, I will be visiting New Hampshire, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Delaware, portions of Massachusetts, as well as the Philadelphia area. One of my greatest passions is traveling to new places and meeting exciting people. I recently returned from a trip where I spent twelve days in southern California and on the Mexican Riviera. In fact, a large amount of my free time is spent planning my next adventure! Besides travel, I also enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and golden retriever, Abby, in my hometown of Windham, New Hampshire. While at home, I enjoy kayaking on Cobbett’s Pond, taking Abby out to play, watching all New England sports with my dad, as well as reading history and travel related books. During the summer, my absolute favorite place to be is on or near the ocean and I frequent both the Maine and Massachusetts seacoast. To me, there is nothing better than the smell of the ocean while enjoying a lobster at Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine.
As the days slowly get shorter, the weather begins to get colder, and your senior year gets busier, please don’t be afraid to ask us any questions that you may have. We’re here for you and anxiously awaiting to answer all of your burning questions! Best of luck as you begin your senior year and I look forward to meeting many of you during my travels!
Lauren D. Thornton