Transfer Admissions Counselor
Assistant Director of Community College Relations
Hello! Bonjour! hola! 物理学! Aloha!
I’m excited that you have chosen to explore what Eastern University has to offer. My name is Jessica McCormick. I joined the Admissions team with the goal of building strategic partnerships with community colleges as well as making sure our incoming transfer students receive the information, support and encouragement they need to make the most of their Eastern experience.
Growing up in Quebec City, Canada enabled me to benefit from a bilingual home and to learn from an early age to value differing cultural perspectives. After high school, I enrolled at a community college in order to build up a credit base while bringing a career in figure skating to a close. I then chose a small college near Toronto where I was challenged to further open my eyes to the social justice issues facing both urban and rural populations. As a Resident Advisor, I grew to appreciate the importance of being part of an intentional community and the rewards of mentoring peers.
My journey beyond college has been rich and diverse. Personally and professionally I continue to wrestle with and deepen my understanding of daily walking with God and the importance of engaging and developing my mind. My work in urban and private (boarding school) education has spurred me on to become more intentionally engaged in the local and global conversation surrounding justice.
I believe that Eastern sets itself apart as a place where students are invited and encouraged to wrestle with their faith, to live in an intentional and diverse community, and to then be transforming ambassadors in the ongoing dialogue on justice.
When I am not investing in students and visiting community colleges, I enjoy road biking through Philadelphia with my husband, Paul. I also enjoy traveling, swing dancing, movies, running, reading, and hiking. I love people and the ways that relationships impact us.
I look forward to walking with you as you discern whether this is the college for you. Thank you for spending time on our web site; we would love to know more about you. Please fill out our questionnaire.
“I do not understand the mystery of grace -- only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us.”
― Anne Lamott