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Name: Mike Schofield
Department: Admissions Services
How long have you worked at Carleton? 25 years

Are you a Carleton graduate?

Yes, I finished my BA in psychology in 1988.

What do you do at Carleton and why is it important?

I help to ensure that our fundamental educational endeavor is accomplished.

What inspires you about your job?

I play a role in the future success of individuals. I’ve seen them triumph, often over adversity, which benefits their lives and mine as well.

What are your hobbies?

I am very interested in natural history. My dad was a summer camp director so I grew up spending a lot of time in the wilderness. Almost every weekend I take my dog to the Gatineau Hills, where we release the pressures of a modern world by stepping outside the urban box and re-energizing our spirits. I have heard the wolves call back to me and watched the owl as she observed us pass beneath her. I’ve enjoyed courses here at Carleton in ecology and natural history and that too has increased my appreciation of these outings.

I also love music, poetry, literature, disk sports (e.g., ultimate frisbee and disk golf), playing chess and ideas about everything.

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