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Providence Names Sophie Troya Director of College Counseling & Student Life

February 11, 2019 by Elaine Rottman

Sophie Troya, who has served for six months as associate director of student life, will increase her role at Providence School by directing the college counseling program and the student life program.

Prior to joining Providence, Troya worked in the admission department at Westmont College. In that role she gained valuable firsthand knowledge of what colleges look for, how they assess applicants, and the myriad of details related to the application process, financial assistance, and more. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Westmont.

In making the announcement, Scott Rockney, principal of middle and high school, said, “We are excited to have Mrs. Troya on campus full time. This will increase accessibility for students and parents.”

As Providence’s college counselor, Troya will walk alongside students and their families for four years, educating, counseling, and mentoring them through exploring and applying to colleges and universities throughout the country.

In her efforts to assist students in this process, Troya will organize a number of opportunities to aid them in their journey, including leading annual college visit trips beginning in the freshman year of high school and hosting campus visits and college fairs. She also will plan several grade-specific college information nights for parents and students on topics including the college application process, writing the college essay, and applying for financial assistance.

College counseling is a cornerstone of Providence’s college-preparatory curriculum. Providence believes the college decision-making process is a major life transition and ought to be weighed heavily. The school’s goal is to equip each student with the necessary resources to make the most informed decision possible. At the end of a student’s senior year, he or she will be well prepared and have many attractive options for college education.

In addition to her new role, Troya will continue to serve Providence students in the area of student life.

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