Shimer Welcomes Amanda Cadogan
Shimer College is pleased to announce that Amanda Cadogan has joined the Office of Admission team as Admission Counselor. Her work in the Office of Admission will include school visits, staffing college fairs and high school visits on the West Coast, and most importantly outreach and admissions counseling to individual prospective students and families.
Amanda says that she would have loved to have been a Shimer student, and she might have fit right in: she is a former homeschooler, Waldorf school student, and high school graduate from an experimental Charter school. At Sarah Lawrence College, Amanda received a BA in the Humanities with a focus on English Literature and History. She also participated in the Sarah Lawrence College at Oxford Program where she studied Latin and English for a year at Wadham College.
Amanda comes to Shimer after working as an Admission Counselor at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. Among her responsibilities at Adler, Amanda represented the school at graduate school fairs and information sessions, coordinated promotional events, and composed and edited materials. Prior to that position she worked in the Adler school’s financial aid office.
Amanda is excited to speak with students and parents about the advantages of attending a small, non-traditional college. “I have benefited immensely from my own liberal arts education and believe strongly in Shimer’s emphasis on primary sources, close reading, interdisciplinary education, and individual instruction.”
Like others in the Shimer community, Amanda has many diverse interests. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a Master’s degree in the Humanities, and wrote her thesis on theories of friendship and marriage between thought and speech in Milton’s Paradise Lost. She is also a professional classical portraitist, an avid reader of gastronomy, and a practitioner of the culinary arts.
“I would like to welcome Amanda to the Admissions team. I believe her experience and enthusiasm for liberal arts education will allow her to be a great spokesperson for Shimer. With her help I look forward to continued success in letting more people know about the strength of a Shimer education.”