CORNELL ALUMNI ADMISSIONS AMBASSADOR NETWORK (CAAAN)
CAACNY is an active particpant and supporter of CAAAN. Nationally, the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network (CAAAN), consists of nearly 6,900 volunteers organized into about 300 committees in the United States and many other countries. It assists the Cornell admissions community in meeting a primary goal:
Identify and attract applicants whose academic performance and abilities indicate a strong chance for success; whose interests represent the breadth of academic programs at Cornell; whose personal qualities and achievement in non-academic areas could maintain or improve the who come from a wide spectrum of geographic areas,socio-economic backgrounds, and racial/ethnic groups.
CAAAN volunteers serve as a frontline of contact for prospective Cornell students, meeting during the application process to speak one-on-one about Cornell and the application process. The Central New York group meets with over 200 applicants from Onondaga and Madison counties each year, and new volunteers are always needed.
CAAAN members are involved in a variety of activities designed to meet its goals:
Encouraging academically qualified and interesting students to consider Cornell as a place to continue their education.
Developing and maintaining contacts at local secondary schools, especially with guidance counselors or college advisors, and with community agencies that work with underrepresented minority students.
Personalizing the admissions process through contacts with candidates for admission, answering questions, and providing a positive perspective on the University.
Providing information about applicants to the admission selection committees.
Encouraging students accepted for admission to attend the University.