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Thank you for your willingness to help the Office of Admission recruit the best and brightest students to John Carroll University! The success of the Carroll Connectors initiative is reliant on having a talented group of volunteers who are ready to support the recruitment efforts of our Admission team. 

Your many experiences and stories of success showcase the value of a John Carroll education, and you can make a difference to prospective students who are considering many options as they make their college decision.

There are many ways you can lend your time and talent to assist admissions in helping to enroll the most talented students who will carry on the traditions that played a significant role in your life.

Become a Carroll Connector

To ensure you are prepared to represent JCU to prospective students and families, there are a few steps to take to become a Carroll Connector

Here are some recruitment efforts that you may be asked to help with:

College Fairs – Cover a college fair by talking to prospective students, their families, and supporters, answering questions about JCU, and distributing materials about JCU.
Student receptions – assist Admissions staff with regional and local events.  Responsibilities could include being part of a panel, helping with check-in and greeting, or mingling and taking part in conversations with parents/guardians. 
Postcard and Letter Writing – Volunteers write congratulatory notes to accepted students, encouraging them to join the Carroll family. There might be other opportunities to write notes throughout the recruitment process. 
Host a recruitment event – Consider hosting an admissions event in your home or your business! Events hosted by alumni make a significant impact on a student’s decision to apply and attend JCU. These planned events, with the help of the Office of Admission, provide a highly personalized experience for the student and their families/guests.
Spot A Blue Streak – If you know of a student who would be a great fit for JCU, refer them to complete the online inquiry form or submit it yourself here.
Share your Blue Streak Pride – As a connector to JCU, you are encouraged to show off your pride for your alma mater! Consider sharing your Why JCU story in short testimonials (contact Melissa Wenzler at 216-397-1529 or at for more information), wear your JCU gear around town, and use your social media network to promote JCU events. 
Donate to the Carroll Fund – We understand that not everyone has the time to support recruitment efforts by attending fairs and events.  We invite you to consider donating to the Carroll Fund in order to help us provide scholarships to help future Blue Streaks. To learn more, please contact University Advancement at 216-397-4345.

Carroll Connector Portal

For those who have registered to be a Carroll Connector, you can access the Carroll Connector portal here.

Melissa Wenzler, Admission Counselor

Melissa Wenzler ’90, ’09G, Associate Director of Admission, Alumni Relations and Athletics

Do you have questions about the Carroll Connectors Initiative? I would love to share more about how you can get involved.