Doers and Dreamers

The W.P. Carey lecture series brings students face-to-face with prominent college admissions officers from around the country.

The W.P. Carey ’48 College Admission Lecture Series occurs every year as part of Pomfret's Fall Family Weekend. This lecture series, endowed by William Polk Carey '48, brings a representative from a prestigious college or university admissions office to address students, parents and faculty about the college admissions process. Offering the latest perspectives on the process, these lectures have proven to be a valuable tool for Pomfret students during their college search.


This year's speaker is Peter Wilson, the deputy dean of admissions and chief of staff at the University of Chicago. He will be on the Hilltop to speak with parents and students on Friday, October 19.

Wilson knows Pomfret well, having served as UChicago's New England representative when he was beginning his admissions career. When invited to speak with our community, he said, "I am excited to give back to the many excellent Pomfret students and families I have met over the years." UChicago made headlines this past June when they announced they were no longer requiring domestic applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores. They are the first top research university in the country to do so.