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Dayton Carpenter

Dayton Carpenter

Dayton Carpenter
Office: 540-828-5366
Text: 540-404-2058
Hometown: Middlebrook, VA
B.A. in Business Administration (Bridgewater College)

What brought you to Bridgewater College?

As a transfer student from Blue Ridge Community College, my path to Bridgewater College was slightly less traditional. Before I visited campus, my top priority was finding a college that I could afford. After my visit, I realized that BC wasn’t just a college that I could afford, but also a college that I could grow as an individual in a small classroom environment while also participating in a competitive sport (tennis).

What advice do you have about the college search process?

Focus on fit. Write up a comparative list of things you like and dislike about a school, such as size, location, cost, academic programs and athletics. The best way to gather this information is by visiting campus—more than once if possible. Smaller schools can sometimes be overlooked because students think they won’t get the full “college experience.” Though there is nothing wrong with a bigger university, I think that if students visit a smaller college and give it a fair chance they will find that the atmosphere and opportunities could be exactly what they are looking for.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

One of my favorite aspects of this job is trying to help students and families make the best and most informed decision about their college selection. I genuinely enjoy meeting families and spending time to get to know what they’re interested in, so please don’t hesitate to call and talk!