meet your counselor

Michael T. Clark

Assistant Director of Admissions

Territory: Massachusetts (Boston area), New Hampshire (Monadnock/Lake Sunapee region and Lakes/White Mountain region), Rhode Island, Vermont (Northern), other Midwest/Western States

Phone: (603) 526-3411

Admissions: (800) 272-1015

What do you like about the area?
My favorite aspect of living and working here has to be the natural splendor of the area. We are surrounded by mountains, lakes, and rivers. Whether hiking, kayaking, or just sitting around on a sunny day talking with friends, I always enjoy the clean air and wonderful view. There is always somewhere to go for quiet time and space to think, but being situated in a small town it is also easy to meet people wherever you go and to make connections.

What advice can you give a prospective student about the college search process?
My advice while researching a school or visiting a campus is to try and visualize yourself in that setting, with those people. Ask the question, “Do I fit here?” A large part of why you choose a school is for the academics or particular programs offered, but it is also be about the feeling you get while you're there. In your search look for a place that will benefit and nurture you as an individual, a place where you can see yourself playing an active part, and you feel good about it.

What is your favorite area on campus?
I really like Pierce Park, in the center of the green on upper campus. There are granite benches and trees, and I always enjoy seeing students stopping to have a conversation between classes or smiling on their way through. It is one of several hubs on campus, and it's nice to have a central gathering place for people to get together outside.

Something about myself-
I am quite the book worm. My favorite thing to do with spare time is to get lost in a really good book. I have always enjoyed reading and writing, ever since I was a little kid when my parents used to read to me from The Chronicles of Narnia. I still write a lot in my spare time, and still tend to geek out over fantastic adventures like The Lord of the Rings. Some of my other favorites are Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach, The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo, Watership Down by Richard Adams and Calvin and Hobbes comics.