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Aaron Ketchum

Job Title:

Admissions Specialist

Hometown:

Quincy, IL

What do you like most about Mac?

The passion that the faculty have for their respective programs.  They are also easily approachable and available to the students here at Mac, as well as the admissions specialist who wants to learn more about their programs.

Favorite Jacksonville restaurant and why?

Until the re-opening of the Luau Grill Island BBQ, I will be frequenting the dollar menu at Wendy’s, where I can get two cheeseburgers, fries, a frosty, and a drink for less than six bucks.

Advice to Prospective Students:

Start your college search early and invest time in it.  Visit colleges during your junior year, if possible, and certainly in the summer in between junior and senior year.  You’ll get a better idea of whether you can see yourself there for four years with a campus visit.

Random Mac Fact:

The Mac colors come from the family tartan of the Murray Clan of Scotland.  They were allies to William Wallace during the Scottish wars for independence and remained a powerful Scottish family through the centuries.  Incidentally, when I picture our Highlander mascot, it’s more of a hairy, muscular brute from the middle ages than a smiling, clean shaven fellow.

Hobbies:

Reading, writing, hiking and camping, spending time with my wife and 3 kids.

You're on a desert island and have only brought the music of 3 artists/groups. Which do you choose?

Jethro Tull, the Talking Heads, and the Killers.

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