A Day in the Life: Darryl Uy

In this feature, The Thrill will showcase a typical day of a member of the Kenyon Community: student, faculty, or staff. If you have nominations for people to be showcased, please share them in the comments or email us at thekenyonthrill@gmail.com.
A smiling Darryl on the job.

A smiling Darryl on the job.

The Admissions Office is a strange sort of limbo at Kenyon. It was probably your introduction to the school, but following admission, many students never step foot in Ransom Hall again. That doesn’t mean, however, that Admissions isn’t constantly bustling with activity. And who holds the reigns? Interim Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Darryl Uy. From Ransom to Twitter, here is April 15, 2015 in the life of Darryl Uy.

4:38 am — Woken up by our dogs because they need to go out to do their business.  Fall asleep on the couch.
6:47 am — Wake up because our dogs are hungry.  Feed the cats, too.
7:50 am — Meet the new VP of Student Affairs Meredith Harper Bonham ’92 at the Kenyon Inn for breakfast.
8:55 am — Wiggin Street to grab a little Heaven in a Cup (a tall hot chocolate made with white chocolate).

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Thumbs Up: When We Got Our Envelopes

(via wikipedia.org)

(via wikipedia.org)

It’s that time of year. The Kenyon Admissions Twitter is full of smiling students with their Thumbs Up letters. In the spirit of admission, we asked community members to share the story of when they found out they were admitted. Their stories are funny and heartwarming.

I got off the wait list about two weeks before my high school graduation. The guy who called me said the admissions committee had looked over my application again and told me that, upon further inspection, were so intrigued by the fact I handled Pembroke Welsh Corgis they were going to accept me after all. I mean, I was hoping it would be my AP classes or something, but getting into a college because I trained herds of dwarf-dogs makes for an alright story.

–Lauren Bittrich ’16

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