Sign up to be a Hometown Hero at the info meeting.
Prior to Nov. 15, call your former art teacher or guidance
counselor at the school you will visit. Tell this person you
are attending SCAD. Ask if it will be all right for you to
visit a class or meet with interested students one day to
share your college experience. Give the dates you will
be in town, and schedule an appointment.
To report the scheduled date and time of your visit, email
Jessie Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org (Savannah)
or Francesca Roque at hometownheroesATL@scad.
edu (Atlanta). Please try to have this information by
Nov. 15. We may be able to provide you with relevant
supplemental resources, such as information session
invitations or dates an admission representative will be
in the area.
Dress appropriately for your visit—no hats, athletic
wear (gym shorts, tank tops, etc.), ripped jeans,
clothing that represents another institution or offensive
T-shirts. Accessories must be in good taste. Skirts of
a reasonable length are acceptable. If you’re unsure
whether an outfit is appropriate, check with Jessie or
Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit.
You need time to check in at the office, walk to class
and get prepared.
Give your presentation. Leave your information packet
with the instructor or counselor. Have fun!
Fill out the Hometown Hero Report online by Jan. 11, 2013 at:
Savannah: Gabriela LaRosa, Poetter Hall, gesteves@scad.
edu, Atlanta: Jennifer Liu, 1600 Peachtree Admission
Contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions about your hometown hero visit.
Don’t stress your visit!
Your Hometown Hero visit need not be a presentation to a class or large group of students. It can manifest itself in one of many ways. What is important about being a hometown hero is that you maintain your connection with your former school/art teacher. We’d like you to visit with your teacher and update them on what your experience has been at SCAD, show your work, your progression in the arts and tell them about what you’ve experienced here. It would be ideal if students could also be a part of this, but it’s not required. Hometown Hero visits don’t need to and shouldn’t have the formality of an Admission Representative visit. You are an alumnus of that school, and your visit is simply an opportunity to shine a light on what success looks like, and give students something to look forward to in the coming years.
Here are some examples of typical Hometown Hero Visits:
- Classroom presentation
- Presentation to Art Club
- Being available during a work day in an art class- you could sit at the back of the room and students can chat with you at their leisure
- A table set up at lunch
- Meeting with interested students in the counseling office
- Meeting with teacher after school or at lunchtime
- Volunteering to assist teacher with a work day in class- She could introduce you as a former student who now attends SCAD