“People have always said that admissions people are like used car
dealers,” said Dan Lundquist, vice president for admissions and financial aid.
“I guess it's true.”
The Admissions Office has donated their 1995 Ford Contour to the
College's chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. With 65,000 miles all easy
highway miles, Lundquist assures recruiters in Becker Hall were looking to trade in
for a new vehicle. But the mileage had lowered the car's value. Word came from Dean
of Students Fred Alford that the “Bigs” were looking for wheels and the deal was
The car is being used mostly for local trips to bowling alleys, movies,
games and ice cream, said Stephanie Wolos, who coordinates the Bigs program on campus.
“Students have already used it, and they love it,” she said.
Only about half of the College's 70 “Bigs” have their own
cars, Wolos noted.
The car had been donated new to admissions in 1995 by Robert Abbe
'49, who won it in a raffle at the hockey game on Bicentennial Weekend.
“It's been meticulously maintained,” Lundquist said.
“We replaced the tires and brakes. It has some miles, but it looks like new.”