Simon School Admissions Bloggers

Our Blogging "Mission Statement"
This is an Admissions Blog that will cover issues relevant to M.B.A. and M.S. applicants as they prepare to apply to business schools. It is managed by members of the Simon M.B.A./M.S. Admissions Committee at The Simon Graduate School of Business of the University of Rochester.

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Admissions Office staff: Stefanie, Julie, Rebekah, and Jackie

The Admissions Bloggers:

Rebekah Lewin, Directer of Admissions
Rebekah Rebekah Lewin has worked at the University of Rochester since 1998 and within the Simon Graduate School of Business since 1999. She is director of admissions for     full-time and part-time M.B.A. and M.S. programs.

In her position, she directs all efforts related to recruitment, marketing, and admissions for these programs. Rebekah is a 2002 M.B.A. graduate of the     Simon School and holds a B.S. in business administration from Roberts Wesleyan College.

Stefanie Bascom, Associate Director of Admissions
Stefanie Stefanie Bascom is associate director of admissions at the Simon School. A graduate of Binghamton University, Stefanie’s responsibilities include recruiting and interviewing both domestically and abroad, advising prospective students on the application and admissions process, and evaluating applicants for admission into the M.B.A. and M.S. programs.

She is also the advisor to the Simon Ambassadors program, a volunteer student club that assists with campus visits and makes outreach to prospective students, applicants, and admitted students. In addition to the above responsibilities, she is also director of recruitment for the part-time M.B.A. and M.S. programs.

Jacqueline M. Thomas, Associate Director of Admissions
Jackie Jackie Thomas has been working at the University of Rochester since 2002 and has been with the Simon School since October of 2005 where her responsibilities include like Ms. Bascom, recruiting and interviewing both domestically and abroad, advising students on the application and admissions process, and evaluating applicants for admission into the M.B.A. and M.S. programs.

She is also Director of the Early Leaders Program at the Simon School which includes the administration of the Simon Early Leaders Award and promotion of the Early Leaders initiative which was developed to encourage young, recent undergrads who possess the ability and drive to pursue business school now even though they may not have the traditional amount of work experience that many other top business schools require of candidates. Jackie received her B.A. in Clinical Psychology and Anthropology from the University of Rochester and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University.

Tonya Harvey, Associate Director of Admissions
Tonya Tonya Harvey has been working in higher education for over ten years. Prior to joining the Simon team in October 2007 Tonya worked at New York University, SUNY Geneseo, and Canisius College. Currently she is responsible for recruiting and advising prospective Simon students on the application and admissions process, as well as evaluating applicants for admission into the M.B.A. and M.S. programs.

As Director of College Relations, Tonya oversees the Direct Admission Partnership (DAP) relationships with 27 undergraduate colleges. The DAP program was designed to encourage college students with high potential for leadership to pursue the Simon M.B.A. immediately after completing the Bachelors degree. Tonya earned her B.A. in Political Science and Communications from SUNY Geneseo and her Ed.M. in Higher Education Administration from the University at Buffalo.

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