JSerra President and CEO Frank Talarico and JSerra board member and former SEC chairman Christopher Cox embarked on a three-day Ivy League university tour this week to raise awareness about the school.
Their first stop was Princeton University on June 29, followed by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology on June 30, and culminating with Columbia University today.
“This is a phenomenal opportunity to raise awareness about JSerra at some of the world’s finest universities,” Talarico said. “This trip is the first of several that will elevate JSerra’s visibility.”
A graduate of Harvard University’s Business and Law schools, Cox said he intends to inform admissions officials during the visit about the quality of students and programs available at JSerra, where his daughter is an incoming sophomore.
“I couldn’t be more pleased with the outstanding instruction and overall experience my daughter is receiving at JSerra,” he said. “It offers a world-class education, a spirit of community service and a social atmosphere that prepares pupils well for the rigors of an Ivy League education.”
The trip is just one way JSerra has raised the bar on college relations. In summer 2010, JSerra hired a college relations specialist to help students gain college attendance not typically afforded to new schools. The 20 Faces of JSerra brochure was also created as part of this initiative and was distributed to more than 300 people at 161 colleges and universities our students have shown an interest in attending.
Only eight years old, JSerra has already sent about a dozen graduates to Ivy League campuses. Next year, 2011 Valedictorian Luke Decker will attend and run track at Dartmouth.