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May 5, 2013

Meet a Clark Admissions Counselor — Chris Harris

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The college admissions process is one that seems mysterious to almost everyone…except for the admissions counselors who spend hours reading and rereading applications to decide what characters will make up the next incoming first-year class. When I was in your shoes, on the other side of the situation, I always saw the counselors as really scary people. I’m here to prove that wrong. This week I interviewed one of Clark’s admissions counselors so you can all see that they are real people, too!






Here is a Q and A session with Chris Harris.


Are you wearing matching or mismatching socks right now?

Matching. It’s the only way to go.

When you were seven years old, what were you like?

I was quiet and fairly introverted; I preferred to hang back and observe my surroundings rather than always being the center of attention.

If you could be any character in a movie, who would you be?Malcolm-Reynolds-serenity-6125399-465-700

I would, without a doubt, be Malcolm Reynolds from Serenity and Firefly.

Do you have any nicknames?

None that I can think of. In college I was always addressed—by peers, professors, and coworkers—by my full name instead of by my first name.

What’s your favorite number? Why?

Seven is my favorite number because I idolized John Elway and the Denver Broncos when I was a kid.

What is one thing that you have always been curious about?

Discovering new music, robotics, brewing beer, and photography are four subjects that have captivated me over the past couple of years.

If you could do anything in life, what would that be?

I would either drop everything and travel the world or start my own brewery.

Do you have siblings?

I have a fraternal twin brother named Ben.


Chris Harrison, TV Host

Do you have any relation to the famous television host, Chris Harrison?

Who’s Chris Harrison? Wait, I just Googled him and no, there’s no relation. On a related note, I was nominated by some friends to be a contestant on the most recent season of the Bachelorette. Needless to say, I didn’t choose to pursue the nomination. (They thought they were really funny submitting my name.)

If your name was not Chris Harris, what would you want it to be?

I quite like my name. I don’t think I’d want it to be anything else.

If you were a student blogger when you were in college, what would you have blogged about?

I would blog about new and live music. Music has always been a passion of mine and I love sharing it with people.


Fun Fact: Chris has no food allergies.

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