Admission 101: Panelists
’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
Monday, May 22, 2017
Alison Furey Nowicki ‘99
Alison has worked as a school counselor at Concord Carlisle High School in Concord, MA since 2004 and has served as the department chairperson since 2010. While the job of a school counselor is broad, much of her work with upper-class students is on the post-secondary planning process. In her years as a counselor, Alison has had the opportunity to visit numerous campuses and meet admission representatives from across the country. In addition, she currently serves on the inaugural Counselor Board for Colorado College, an opportunity for school counselors and admission officers to share information and feedback. Alison earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, and completed her Doctoral degree of Education at Northeastern University.
Chris Jones ’94
Chris is currently in his fifth year as an Upper School Dean at Harvard-Westlake School (CA) where he also coaches basketball, serves on the diversity task force and the diversity, equity and inclusion committee, and is faculty sponsor for several clubs. He was previously Co-Director of College Counseling at Columbus Academy (OH). Before moving into high school counseling, Chris worked for seven years in college admission at three different institutions: four years at Kenyon College, two at Williams, and one at American University. Between his time at Williams and American, Chris received his Master’s degree from Columbia University Teachers College. He and his wife, Janine, are the proud parents of two daughters, Taylor (age 16) and Avery (11).
Sean Logan ’88
After graduating from Williams in 1988, Sean spent six years as an assistant director in the Office of Admission. He then ventured to Stanford University to earn a master’s degree in higher education administration while also working in their undergraduate admission office. After a two-year stint as the associate dean of admission at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Sean was director of college counseling at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, Calif. from 2000 to 2006. From 2006 to 2010, Sean returned to Williams as associate director of admission, and spent a year in Harvard College’s admission office before taking on the role of director of college counseling at Phillips Andover. Sean was recently named the dean of college counseling at Andover. Sean’s wife, Joy St. John, is the dean of admission and financial aid at Wellesley College, and they have a seven year-old son.