meet your counselor

Donna Long

Visit and Event Manager
Phone: (603) 526-3756
Admissions: (800) 272-1015

What do you like about the area?
My husband and I moved to the Sunapee region in 2002 and have enjoyed the many lakes and mountains in the area ever since. I love that my children have spent their entire lives skiing every winter at Mount Sunapee and swimming every summer at the numerous lakes in the area. We are so fortunate to live in a place that has such scenic beauty and quintessential old New England charm. I cannot imagine calling any other place home.

What advice can you give a prospective student about the college search process?
I think that it is important to visit different types of schools to truly know what size, location and type of college best suits you. Once you can actually visit a college and take a tour, you can start to visualize yourself at certain campuses more than others. It is important to find a place that feels like home to you.

What is your favorite part of campus?

I have always loved the Hogan Sports Center. My daughter started swimming there in first grade, so I have always enjoyed sitting in the upper level of the pool area watching her swim while I read or knit. When I am feeling a bit more ambitious, I will walk around the track or take a fitness class while she is at practice. My favorite times to visit are winter days when I am nice and cozy inside the pool area while watching it snow outside.

Tell us something about yourself.
My favorite thing to do is to travel. It doesn't matter if it is near or far, a short trip or long one, camping or staying at a luxurious hotel. I will go just about anywhere! My two favorite past trips include traveling cross country throughout Europe for six weeks while at college and driving cross country with my husband and kids in 2011. During the latter trip we drove all the way to California and back stopping at 11 national parks, 3 amusement parks, a gold mining shaft and countless tourist spots. My goal is to bring the family to all 50 states before my son turns 21. Thirty two states down, 18 more to go!