Hillary Teague – Associate Director of Admission

Hillary Teague joined the Kalamazoo College admission staff in July 2005.  While she has lived on both coasts and went to high school in Annapolis, MD, she considers Michigan her home.  She received her B.A. in Linguistics from Michigan State University Honors College and her M.A. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Michigan, where she also worked in the Undergraduate Admissions Office.  Hillary is a member of the Illinois Association of College Admission Counseling (IACAC), the GLCA Multicultural Committee on Admission, where she has served as Convener, and the Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC), where she currently serves as President.  Hillary spends her free time doing yoga and running, cooking and baking healthy foods, and of course spending time with her husband, sons, and dog.

Favorite college memory: “If the sun was shining and the air was crisp, my roommate and I would declare it a ‘coffee day.’ We’d pack up our books and head to our favorite coffee shop, which was a prime location for people watching…er, studying. We’d stay there for hours until we were so hyped up on caffeine that we could no longer focus on the task at hand.”

What makes Kalamazoo College Zoonique? “All the opportunities for out-of-the-class learning that are available for all students. Want to study abroad, do an internship, and do research? You can! It’s not hard to make it happen, you don’t have to cut through a bunch of red tape, and you don’t have to spend a bunch of extra time or money in the process.”

Advice for prospective students: “First, take a deep breath. Next, as you work on your applications, spend some time thoroughly explaining your co-curricular involvement. Last, although a list of pros and cons for each college can help you make a decision, you ultimately have to go with your gut.”