Stephen Douglass ’21

Admission Counselor

Franklin Templeton 118
Domestic: Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina
Florida counties: Brevard, Indian River, Lake, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Polk, Saint Lucie, Seminole, Sumter, Volusia

Outside one of Chiang Mai’s art museums (Thailand)

Hello from Stephen Douglass!

In 2021, I graduated from Eckerd with degrees in Philosophy and Political Science. My scholastic career at Eckerd provided opportunities to explore many interests such as history, religion, music and a sense of community. It has been a time of life-changing experiences. I knew I wanted to attend school in Florida. Once I discovered Eckerd, I was thrilled to see that it was on the beach! Some of the other deciding factors on choosing Eckerd were the student body’s sense of inclusiveness, close relationships with professors and the variety of course offerings.

So it won’t come as a surprise that after only a short time after graduation I was again on campus. This time as an Eckerd in the College Admissions Counselor. This career decision has a lot to do with the positive experience I had with an Eckerd Admissions Counselor when I toured the campus.

I will enjoy sharing with families coming to visit Eckerd just how many opportunities exist outside of the classroom such as traveling domestically and internationally with professor-lead tours, the breadth of opportunities for undergraduate, hands-on, research at a beach front school! Eckerd ranks among the best schools in the nation for study abroad programs.

Since I was recently in your situation, I understand that picking a new home and college can feel overwhelming. That’s just one of so many reasons I welcome you to reach out to me. Whether you live near or far, Eckerd is home to students wanting a great liberal arts education, an outstanding Marine Science program, noteworthy athletic opportunities, an inclusive community, and so much more. Come visit Eckerd and see if we are the right fit for you!

Stephen Douglass on campus