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Kendyl  Oliver

Coordinator of Advising and Academic Support

Kendyl Oliver

How would you define “values?"

I define values as the things or principles that are most important to you. For example, I value family, honesty, kindness, and diversity.

What does the Rosemont Mission mean to you?

In pieces, I have seen how Rosemont fosters joy in the pursuit of knowledge and is a community of learners. Many of the administrators have taken or are taking courses here and I graduated with many of them. Outside of the classroom, there are so many things that both students and staff learn from each other every day.

Through our studies and in our interactions with each other, we challenge each other to consider topics from multiple viewpoints and make decisions that are fair and just.

I think one of the best things about Rosemont is its diversity. We have students and staff from all faiths, cultures, family structures, communities, etc. The most amazing part is that at the end, anyone who has put forth the effort will walk across the same stage at graduation regardless of where they come from.

 

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?

If I were a shoe, I’d probably be something comfortable and practical, like a ballet flat.

Would you rather have two tickets to the Super Bowl or two tickets to the White House Correspondents' Dinner?

I would rather have tickets to the Superbowl! I love football!

Campus Involvement: Student Academic Support


Name 5 things you love (other than your family) or love doing?

  1.  Football (Go Eagles!)
  2. Cooking
  3. Reading
  4. Time at the beach
  5. Shopping

 
What goal are you currently trying to achieve?

I recently completed my MBA  at Rosemont College, and that was a goal I’ve always wanted to achieve. So many positive things have happened for me professionally and personally this year that I really just want to enjoy this moment. For now, my goal is to get more comfortable in my new position and help the SASC grow and evolve. Later on in the future, my goal is to earn an Educational Doctorate (Ed D) in Higher Education Administration.

Who or what inspires you?

What inspires me is working with the students at Rosemont every day. I know it sounds corny, but I honestly love what I do. Advising is like a giant puzzle sometimes, and it is so rewarding to make a contribution to someone’s academic journey.

Where is the furthest place you have traveled?

Honestly, the furthest place I’ve ever travelled is Virgina, Beach. My dream destination, however, is Spain or Greece.

 

Favorite college memory? (from which college?)

My favorite college memory was my graduation from Chestnut Hill College in 2012. Dave Roberts (my favorite weather man!) was the speaker and what stood out to me the most was when the doctoral students were invited to sit on the stage with the other faculty and administrators. I love graduation ceremonies in general because the atmosphere on those days is so positive.

What advice would you give to your college self?

Two things: Don’t let distractions get the best of you and you do not know everything! I think college students in general would benefit from focusing on the quality of their work rather than the speed in which it gets done.