Christina Ring-Hillard '05

Assistant Director of Admission

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Christina Ring-Hillard '05


Connecticut, Kansas, Massachusetts - Central and West, New Jersey - North, New York - upstate, and Oklahoma

My Tour Schedule

College Fair: CTCL Houston
08/09/14, 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Westin Galleria Houston, 5060 West Alabama Street, Houston, TX, United States

College Fair: CTCL Austin
08/09/14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hilton Austin, East 4th Street, Austin, TX, United States

College Fair: CTCL Dallas
08/10/14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Westin Galleria Dallas, 13340 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX, United States

College Fair: CTCL Nashville
08/11/14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN, United States

College Fair: CTCL Birmingham
08/12/14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, 2101 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard North, Birmingham, AL, United States

College Fair: CTCL Atlanta
08/13/14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center, 2450 Galleria Parkway Southeast, Atlanta, GA, United States

College Fair: CTCL Raleigh
08/14/14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown, 3415 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC, United States

College Fair: Tulsa College Connection
09/07/14, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tulsa Fairgrounds (Central Park Hall: Expo Square)

High School Visit: Holland Hall
09/08/14, 8:30am - 9:30am
Holland Hall School, East 81st Street, Tulsa, OK 74137

High School Visit: Broken Arrow High School
09/08/14, 10:30am - 11:30am
1901 East Albany Street, Broken Arrow, OK, 74012

College Fair: Passaic County College Fair
09/22/14, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
William Paterson University, Rec Center 300 Pompton Rd. Wayne, NJ 07470

High School Visit: Ridgewood High School
09/23/14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Ridgewood High School, 627 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ, 07450

College Fair: New Milford Mini-Fair
09/23/14, 11:00am - 12:30pm
New Milford High School 330 River Rd. New Milford, NJ 07646

College Fair: Bergen County College Fair
09/23/14, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fairleigh Dickinson Univetsity: (Rothman Center) Temple Ave. Hackensack, NJ 07601

College Fair: CASDA
09/24/14, 9:00am - 11:30am
Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY,12180

High School Visit: Emma Willard
09/24/14, 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Emma Willard School, 285 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY, 12180

College Fair: CASDA
09/24/14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY,12180

High School Visit: Academy of Holy Names
09/25/14, 8:30am - 9:00am
Academy of Holy Names, 1075 New Scotland Rd. Albany, NY 12208

College Fair: Northfield Mount Hermon
09/28/14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Northfield Mount Hermon School 1 Lamplighter Way Gill, MA 01354

College Fair: Winchendon School Mini Fair
09/29/14, 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Winchendon School,172 Ash Street, Winchendon, MA, 01475

College Fair: Hampshire County College Fair
09/30/14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Northampton High School, 380 Elm Street, Northampton, MA, 01060

High School Visit: Acton-Boxborough HS
10/01/14, 9:00am - 10:00am
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, 36 Charter Road, Acton, MA 01720

College Fair: Algonquin Regional High School
10/01/14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St. Northborough, MA, 01532

High School Visit: FW Parker Charter Essential School
10/02/14, 8:50am - 9:20am
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School, 49 Antietam Street, Devens, MA, 01434

High School Visit: Worcester Academy
10/02/14, 11:10am - 12:10pm
Worcester Academy, 81 Providence Street, Worcester, MA, 01604

College Fair: Stonington High School
10/07/14, 9:00am - 10:30am
Stonington High School, 175 South Broad Street, Stonington, CT, 06379

College Fair: East Lyme High School
10/07/14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
East Lyme High School, 30 Chesterfield Road, East Lyme, CT, 06333

College Fair: Ledyard High School
10/08/14, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ledyard High School, 24 Gallup Hill Road, Ledyard, CT, 06339

High School Visit: Chase Collegiate School
10/09/14, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Chase Collegiate School, 565 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT, 06708

College Fair: Taft School
10/09/14, 2:40pm - 3:30pm
The Taft School, 110 Woodbury Road, Watertown, CT, 06795

College Fair: Cheshire High School
10/09/14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cheshire High School, 525 South Main St. Cheshire, CT, 06410

College Fair: Choate Rosemary School
10/13/14, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian Street, Wallingford, CT, 06492

College Fair: Pomfret School
10/14/14, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Pomfret School, 398 Pomfret Street, Pomfret, CT, 06259

College Fair: NEACAC Fairfield
10/14/14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT, 06604

College Fair: College Fair Partnership
10/15/14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Wilton High School, 395 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT, 06897

College Fair: Greenwich High School
10/16/14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Greenwich High School, 10 Hillside Road, Greenwich, CT, 06830

College Fair: Glastonbury High School
10/20/14, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Glastonbury High School, 330 Hubbard Street, Glastonbury, CT, 06033

College Fair: Northern Westchester College Fair
10/21/14, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Yorktown High School, 2727 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY, 10958

College Fair: Southern Westchester College Fair
10/22/14, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY, 10606

College Fair: Rockland County College Fair
10/23/14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern, NY, 10901

College Fair: Dover High School
11/18/14, 8:30am - 10:00am
Dover High School, 100 Grace Street, Dover, NJ, 07801

High School Visit: Randolph High School
11/19/14, 10:30am - 11:30am
Randolph High School, 511 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ, 07869

College Fair: Morristown High School
11/20/14, 8:30am - 10:00am
Morristown High School, 50 Early Street, Morristown, NJ, 07960

College Fair: Westfield High School
11/20/14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Westfield High School, 550 Dorian Road, Westfield, NJ, 07090


Albany, NY

As a kid, I grew up in a few different states (NJ, NY, TX and IN). Each state had amazing things to offer so I wanted to continue traveling. So, I followed my heart to my next destination... Saint Petersburg, Florida. From the moment that I arrived on the Eckerd College campus I felt like I had found the college of my dreams.

Eeny Meeny Miny Mo

It's hard to choose a college when you are first beginning the search process. There are so many factors to consider. For example: large or small school, private or public, in-state or out-of-state, etc. No matter what anyone else tells you, the decision is ultimately yours to make. Once you believe you found a few good schools, I would strongly suggest a campus visit to each. The visit gives you and your parents a chance to see what the campus culture is like, meet other students (great for getting more insight) and the opportunities to discover what each campus can provide. The campus visit is one of the main reasons that I chose Eckerd College as my school of choice. I attended a small high school in upstate New York with a senior class of 80 students. It was my dream to graduate with a Marine Science degree. I also knew that I wanted to do that by attending a college that was near warm water and fostered a tight knit community. After my visit, I was confident that Eckerd fit the bill. Two years after graduation, I enrolled in my master's program at the University of South Florida (USF- Tampa) for a degree in Education (College Student Affairs). My experience at USF was wonderful but it reinforced that I had indeed chosen my undergraduate institution wisely. The fit and the school are your decision so go explore and find your niche.


Aside from my dream of graduating with a marine science degree, I was hoping to travel abroad to Australia. I love new adventures! Fortunately, I knew about the great winter term opportunities Eckerd had to offer. The winter term is a three to four week term that students can use to travel abroad while getting class credit. In my sophomore year at Eckerd, I signed up to travel with 20 other students to Australia's east coast. Our trip was designed to study the natural environment of Australia. We traveled to Sydney, learned how to surf, met aborigines, saw the Blue Mountains and even had time to visit a private island in the Great Barrier Reef. The three weeks that I stayed in Australia have left me with a lifetime of wonderful memories and a new aspiration to continue traveling abroad. No matter which school you choose, I would recommend looking into the International programs and participating in your own adventure.


I enjoy trying new and unique foods, SCUBA diving (or any other outdoor adventure), painting, sewing (counted cross-stitch), reading, going to amusement parks (roller coasters are awesome!), watching movies and enjoying life with my friends and family.

Top 3 Tips:

  1. Get involved
  2. Try an internship before you graduate
  3. Immerse yourself inside and outside of the classroom
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