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About the College Admissions Insider Podcast

October 1, 2020

A whole lot happens between choosing a list of top schools and getting that thick acceptance envelope in the mail. But you don't have to navigate it all alone. On each episode of College Admissions Insider, we talk to real college admissions counselors and other professionals to bring you expert advice for your college journey — from the initial search through enrollment and beyond. Learn how to find the right college fit, build a list of finalists, create an application that gets noticed and much more. This podcast is an initiative of Bucknell University but is designed for students applying to any school.

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Meet the Hosts

Becca Haupt Aldrege and Brooke Thames on Malesardi Quadrangle

Becca Haupt Aldredge (left) and Brooke Thames (right) help answer top admissions questions as the hosts of Bucknell's College Admissions Insider podcast. Photo by Emily Paine, Communications

Brooke Thames

Brooke is senior writer for admissions communications at Bucknell. As a member of the Communications team, Brooke seeks to inform prospective students and families about the transformative experiences and opportunities that await at Bucknell through the University website, admissions materials, news stories in Bucknell's alumni magazine, email communications and more. When she's not in the office, you'll likely find Brooke walking her French bulldog along the Susquehanna River, browsing local goods at the farmer's market or catching up on podcasts while cooking a tasty meal.

Becca Haupt Aldredge

Becca is associate dean of admissions, campus visits & communications at Bucknell, where she oversees large-scale admissions events on campus, reviews applications from prospective students, and counsels prospective Bucknellians from Southern Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. She also manages Bucknell's Community Engagement Scholarship, co-supervises the student ambassador program and more. When Becca isn't on campus, you can find her spending time on her mat at the yoga studio in downtown Lewisburg, teaching ice skating lessons in the winter at a local ice rink or sampling the best ice cream Central Pennsylvania has to offer.


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