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Frederick named director of minority recruiting

By Sara Hearne, University Relations intern

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 12 - November 14, 1996

Thyssene Frederick joined the Undergraduate Admissions Office as an assistant director in August

Frederick graduated from State University of New York at New Paltz with a degree in communications. She then worked as coordinator of student ambassadors and assistant coordinator of internal recruitment at SUNY-New Paltz. She was admissions counselor at SUNY-Oswego for seven years, where she was responsible for coordinating the fall and spring open-house programs. She also served as a liaison between the Admissions Office and the Office of Financial Aid, taught orientation courses, coordinated the review of freshman and transfer applications, advised students, and worked with minority recruitment.

At Tech, Frederick is director of minority recruitment, with a focus on college-bound, African-American students. Her new position will require extensive travel throughout Virginia to meet with prospective students, parents, and guidance counselors. Frederick will focus on recruitment in the Tidewater and Richmond areas and will also spend a week in New York.

Frederick is also responsible for coordinating the activities of the Recruiting Student Volunteer Program (RSVP), a group consisting of about 100 undergraduate students who give campus tours and assist the Admissions Office with general duties.