Welcome! My name is Alan, but some call me "Big Al." I am an associate director of admissions here at Dickinson.
Perhaps you may find in Dickinson College what I found when I came here–a welcoming campus, an impressive and rather unique global presence and an awesome reputation of excellence. These, however, are just a few of Dickinson's great qualities. As a New Jersey native, I was used to all of the richness in diversity that surrounded me. I also have found that here at Dickinson. I could go on forever about how wonderful this place really is.
Throughout my professional career, I have been privileged to work with students and families from various backgrounds. What a world we live in! Believe me when I say that we all have something to offer each other. Every day here at Dickinson, that concept is a reality. If you are interested in diversity at Dickinson, as I am, I want to encourage you to visit the Discovering Diversity at Dickinson Web site.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime. I look forward to working with you and for you!
Alan T. Paynter
Associate Director of Admissions