Uniquely Browning: Annual College Trip

On Wednesday, September 17, Forms V and VI, accompanied by College Guidance Counselor Sanford Pelz, Head of Upper School James Reynolds, Dean of Faculty Michael Ingrisani and history teacher Stephen Jasikoff boarded a coach bus for the School's annual College Trip. Mr. Reynolds reports as follows: After leaving the curb on East 62nd Street at 7:40 a.m., the group traveled to Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., for an information session, tour and lunch. While at F&M, Browning students and faculty were able to catch up with Ani Akpan '14 during the dining hall meal. The next stop on the trip was Gettysburg College, where the boys heard from admission sessions, toured the campus and ate dinner. Farouk Oni '13 dropped by the dining hall to say hello to all and was greeted warmly by members of Form V, many of whom remember his contribution to their Browning experience as a Peer Leader of their Form III class.

Day two took us to the beautiful campuses of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and the University of Richmond for admission sessions, tours and meals. At Richmond the students were very pleased to catch up with Aaron Parisier '14 and Anthony Builder '13.

Our final day on Friday, September 19, included visits to Johns Hopkins University and Loyola University Maryland, both in Baltimore. Kyle Johnson '13, a junior and mechanical engineering major at Hopkins, joined us for lunch. Our last campus visit was paid to Loyola where the boys toured the campus before boarding the bus to return to Browning.

As intended and choreographed by Mr. Pelz, the trip exposed the forms to small liberal arts colleges, large research universities, and schools in between. The students represented Browning admirably and made the trip a pleasure for all. View photos.