Bryn Athyn College Alumni Magazine Fall/Winter 2017-18 - Page 23

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT TO KNOW HER IS TO LOVE HER Meet Roberta Nolan By Angella Irwin R oberta Nolan, Ed.D., C.B.P.P., came on board to the Bryn Athyn College admissions staff in the spring of 2016. Originally hired as director of admissions, Ro- berta has since earned the title of dean of admis- sions and enrollment management. In the time since joining the BAC team, she has shepherded in two freshman classes, which have brought with them increasingly higher academic profiles. Known on campus as a calm, kind administrator with a boatload of wit and charm, Roberta comes from a background of service and hard work that dovetails seamlessly with the Bryn Athyn College maxim, “Think for yourself; live for others.” Even from an early age Roberta was interested in edu- cation, and the theme has carried through over a long and successful career. As a little girl growing up in Philadelphia, Ro- berta would visit family in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and in order to get there they would drive through Princeton. She remembers feeling drawn to the place, and one day she told her mother that she wanted to be a student there. Her mother had B RY N AT H Y N A LU M N I M AG A Z I N E | 23