National Affiliations

Wellington is a founding member of the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS). Wellington’s Director of College Counseling is an active member in the programming of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), and The College Board. She is also a member of the Fiske Guides Advisory Group, a collection of selected college counselors around the country who participate in various projects and contribute to the authors’ international publications.

The newest edition of the Fiske Guide features essays by three members of Wellington’s class of 2014. Indeed, essays by Wellington students have been featured in the last several editions of this respected publication.

 

Meet College Counseling

Director of College Counseling Stuart Oremus earned her bachelor’s degree in history at the University of Arizona and her master’s degree at Harvard University. At Harvard, she designed her curriculum, studying in three areas: Teaching, Curriculum and Learning Environments; Administration, Planning and Social Policy; and Counseling and Consulting Psychology. She remains a board member of The Harvard Club of Central Ohio.

Ms. Oremus knows college admissions from both sides of the table. Before joining Wellington in 1994, she was the Director of Admissions at Denison University. Since joining the Wellington community, Ms. Oremus has led the school to become a founding member of ACCIS, the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools, through her work on the task force that created the new national organization. Additionally, she served as a member of the ACCIS Executive Committee and Cabinet from their inception. She has also partnered for years with the Fiske Guide editors on a variety of initiatives and serves as a member of their national College Counselors Advisory Group.

Word has gotten out about the jewel we have in her and the program she’s built.”

Ms. Oremus’ gold standard knowledge of college admissions is known across the nation.

“Even prospective families ask about Stuart. Word has gotten out about the jewel we have in her and the program she’s built,” said Dwan Robinson, former board member and parent of Jacob ‘10 and Jonathan ‘13.

And students love her.

“I think you can ask any student in upper school and they’ll say the same thing,” said former student body president Armand Troy. “If you’re having a bad day, just stop by Ms. Oremus’ office. She is so bright and positive, you always leave with a smile.”

Associate Director of College Counseling Steve Crawford works closely with Ms. Oremus on the college search process, application materials, communications with college representatives, and College Counseling Group initiatives.  Mr. Crawford brings expertise in undergraduate admissions, new student orientation, and alumni relations from his work at Capital University, The Ohio State University, and Denison University.