Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Lynn University

Boca Raton, FL

Lynn University is a defined
campus of 125 acres and
6 on campus lakes.

Mascot: Big LU
The Fighting Knights

One of the primary missions of Lynn, as stressed by the admission staff,  is to support each and every student accepted into Lynn University, to ensure the highest probability of their success at Lynn.  Lynn is internationally recognized for being ahead of the curve in terms of providing learning support on campus. 25% of students enrolled at Lynn have some sort of documented learning difference and receive the support they need to be successful through The Institute for Achievement and Learning. 

Current Students: 

Will ‘17 Lexington, MA  Major: Marketing

Ally ‘17 Wrentham, MA Major: Fashion Marketing

Ally and Will spent a half an hour with me and two other counselors from schools in Massachusetts sharing stories about their first year experience at Lynn. It is safe to share, they are both overjoyed with their decision to attend Lynn and have no regrets, they certainly were not missing the current temperatures in Massachusetts.

I also got to meet Jason ‘15 Soccer captain of the Lynn Men’s NCAA Division II Championship Soccer team. Jason is from London and is a Liverpool fan!  

Lynn University also had the pleasure of introducing us to their 
President, Dr. Kevin Ross. President Ross is the eventual successor of his father who was founder and president of Lynn University for 35 years. President Ross is described at “progressive and pragmatic. His enthusiasm, love, and confidence in Lynn’s future was obvious.

We enjoyed dinner on the stage on the World Performing Arts Center Stage. My chair was just feet away from where Barack Obama and Mitt Romney held their 3rd and final debate in October of 2012 . More than 250 Lynn University students won seats through a lottery or volunteered as an usher at the historic event.

I was struck by the serious nature and beauty of a Memorial in the center of campus, honoring 4 students and 2 professors who were killed while volunteering in a Haitian orphanage during the earthquake in 2010. 

The entire community gathers each year on the anniversary of the earthquake for a day of service. 

The monument is powerful and brought many goosebumps on the warm sunny Florida afternoon.

By the end of a great visit to Lynn though, I must admit, that as I lounged in a hammock on campus, I did find myself wondering if I really needed to go to college in Maine, in order to enjoy the water.

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