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Meet Melissa Naughton

Melissa NaughtonMelissa Naughton

Director of Transfer Admissions

High School: Dwight D. Eisenhower High School (Decatur, IL)

College and Major:B.A. Millikin University, M.S.Ed Eastern Illinois University

Working for the College Since:  2008

My Life Before Lake Forest:  I was an Assistant Director of Career Services at Northwestern University for several years and then a stay-at-home mom until I started working at the College. 

One Word or Phrase to Describe Myself:  Thoughtful

Top 3 Reasons I Would Choose to Attend Lake Forest College:
1.       Location, location, location.
2.       The access to faculty and the small class size.
3.       The diversity of the student body.

What Character Traits Do I Appreciate in an Applicant: Persistence, organization, and openness.

What Makes the College Unique:  It’s hard to pick just one thing, but I think I would put the diversity of the student body which provides every student with a richness of different perspectives both in and out of the classroom up at the top of the list.

Hint for Success:  Don’t be afraid to take risks.  Put yourself out there and try new things.

Favorite Activity in Chicago:  Watching the Cubs play at Wrigley, of course!

Favorite Place in the Town of Lake Forest:  Elawa Farm/Middlefork Savanna.  A beautiful place to run, ride your bike, or take a walk.  Amazing sunsets can be seen here.

A Fun Fact to Share:  You would not know it to look at me, but I am an avid Chicago sports fan.  I really enjoy attending sporting events with my husband and kids.