USJ president shares insights at Watkinson School forum

Rhona Free, Ph.D., second from left, president of the University of Saint Joseph, spoke at “What Colleges Really Want,” a forum hosted by Watkinson School at the Delmar Hotel in West Hartford on Oct. 16. “The most important skill is self-knowledge and self-awareness, so that students make a choice about going to the college that’s the best match for them. It’s not where you get in, but it’s that you finish and graduate. I think it’s important that students understand what they’re good at and choose a college based on their compatibility,” said Free said. Also sharing their insights at the Forum were, from left: Terry Ullran, Watkinson School Director of College Counseling; Teri Schrader, Head of Watkinson School; and Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D., President of Trinity College. The panel unanimously agreed that students should be active in the community and find their niche, and out of all the investments one can make, college was described as one of the best to jumpstart a student’s future.