Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Dr. Marianna Marchese, an experienced college counselor who has worked in college counseling for over 25 years, will review the college application and admissions process for high school juniors and seniors and their parents on Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm at Bernardsville Public Library.

The founder of College Connexxions, Dr. Marchese assists a diverse array of high school students in finding their best college or university match and then provides them with the advice and direction they need to optimize their chance of gaining acceptance there.  Her in-depth knowledge of the college landscape and the relationships she has cultivated with numerous Deans and members of college admissions departments has enabled her to effectively guide students of all backgrounds to their college or university of choice, be it Ivy League or other superlative post-secondary institution.

"I truly believe the college process is a journey to be taken with each and every student. Regardless of their economic status, I have encouraged all students to seek the best possible educational path to achieve their personal and career goals.  As a first generation student attending college, I know how important it is for every student to have the opportunity to make the dream of higher education a reality," says Dr. Marchese.

Dr. Marchese earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University.  She has worked as Director of Student Personnel Services at West Morris Mendham High School, Mendham, NJ; Director of Student Personnel Services in Pascack Valley Regional School District, Montvale, NJ; Director of Guidance, Glen Ridge High School at Glen Ridge, NJ; and as Guidance Counselor at Westfield High School, Westfield, NJ.

There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is required. Register online at www.bernardsvillelibrary.org and follow the link from Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up. 

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