Greetings from Dickinson! I’m Tara Vasold Fischer, associate dean of advising, college dean and coordinator of the community college partners, and a proud graduate of the class of 2002.
At Dickinson, I found a college that gave me exactly what I wanted—balance. Originally from southern Virginia, I majored in psychology, conducted and presented major research, worked several on-campus jobs and had the opportunity to intern in the U.S. Congress. I was also a four-year student athlete. Dickinson was academically challenging for me, but also a lot of fun—a place to explore passions and the outside world. The foundation I received here has prepared me well for my graduate work at Northwestern University, where I am studying Public Policy and Administration. Because of my time at Dickinson I am well-armed with strong research skills and the ability to think critically and solve problems creatively.