meet your counselor

Hilary L. Ryan - Class of '02

Visit and Event Coordinator
Phone (603) 526-3706
Admissions: (800) 272-1015

hryan@colby-sawyer.edu

What do you like about the area?
The New London area has so much to offer, but I especially enjoy all of the lakes that close to campus - some are even within walking distance. If I'm having a stressful day a quick stop at one of the many beaches usually is just the trick to relax me again.

Little Lake Sunapee is right down the road, and is a great place to take a quick swim on a hot sunny day. Lake Sunapee is the biggest lake in the area, and there is always something happening on the lake from fishing and water skiing in the summer, to ice skating in the winter. Pleasant Lake in nearby Elkins, N.H.,is another spot that's not too far from campus, and is a popular place for students to gather on warm days.

What advice can you give a student about the college search process?
My advice for prospective students would be to not be afraid to ask too many questions of your admissions counselor or others on campus. When you visit a school, take a tour and really ask the questions that are important to you.

Choosing a college will be one of the most important moments in your young adult life and you want to make sure that you select the school that will be the best fit for you. There is no such thing as to many phone calls or emails!

What is your favorite part of campus?

My favorite area on campus is the Lethbridge Lodge. It's a great place to meet up with friends to take a break from studying. The lodge is a 24 hour student center with internet access, and offers a full menu for quick bites to eat.

The building also has a full game room with a variety of games from darts to ping pong. If you need to escape your dorm room for a while this is the place to do it!

Something about myself
I began my journey at Colby-Sawyer as a student enrolled in the early childhood education program. I had spent most of my time working in the Windy Hill lab school and planned to become a teacher. It wasn't until I volunteered during my sophomore year at WSCS, the campus radio station, that I then found out that I had a hidden passion for broadcasting.

I switched my major to Communication Studies and interned at New Hampshire Public Radio in Concord, NH. After graduating in 2002, I worked for 2 years at a small talk radio station in New London, NH and later moved to another talk station in Concord, NH where I served as the station's news director.

During that time I covered a variety of news reports and investigations, and really got to know the “Granite State” inside and out! I'm happy to be back on campus, and back in New London. You'll probably still spot me up at the campus station from time to time, and might even hear me hosting my own show.