• Admission Counselor Marie Bury Loew
Undergraduate Admission

Meet Your Counselor

» Marie Bury

Associate Director of Admission

bury@chapman.edu

Biography in Brief

Originally from Adams, MA Marie graduated with a degree in Interior Design and a Master’s in Business Management from Mount Ida College in Newton, MA. Throughout college, Marie worked part-time in the admissions office as a student ambassador and admissions assistant while also spending much time in community service groups. Soon after graduation, Marie was offered an Admissions Counselor position primarily traveling in the north east and California. Having traded the East Coast for a new adventure in California, Marie is enjoying the Chapman community as her new family on the West Coast.

Advice from Marie

As a new student, you have a lot happening, new classes, new professors, new friends, and a new place to call home. With so much going on around you, don’t be afraid to meet new people—remember, this is all new to everyone around you too. Step out of your comfort zone, join a club that you never thought you would, take interesting elective courses, and study abroad in a country you’ve never been to. It’s true what they say—the best opportunities lie outside of your comfort zone.

Favorite spot on campus

Each year I am able to meet with students at their high school to discuss their interest in Chapman and I’ve formed a close bond with many of them – some have even chosen to work in our office as tour guides! Some of the student’s I have worked with will still connect with me via email or even enjoy a coffee to catch up in Old Towne Orange. It’s the wonderful family feeling of Chapman that keeps us connected.

Best admission memory

As an undergraduate student, I was offered the opportunity to work part-time in the admissions office as a tour guide and part of our operations team. After accepting the offer I realized how much of a passion I had for higher education and working with students in a variety of capacities. Then, during my senior year, I asked our Dean of Admissions if I could assist with our table at a national college fair in Boston, where my love for admissions continued to grow. A few short weeks after the college fair, I was offered my first job as an Admissions Counselor at my Alma Mater, where I got to learn and train with the counselor who had read my application four years earlier. I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor to learn from. I’m now so thankful for the opportunities I was given as a student which opened the doors to an exciting career in higher education.

Fast Facts

Three words to describe myself: Balanced, Ambitious, Genuine

Favorite Subject: Architectural History

Favorite Musical performer/band/composer: Although I’m a lover of all things country music, the band Sister Hazel has always been an absolute favorite.

Favorite Book: There’s too many to choose – my go-to reads are thrillers.

Favorite Summer Activity: I enjoying being outside year-round, but in the summer, either hiking or sitting outside with a good book.

Dream Job: Traveling the world while being able to try new foods for a living. That sounds like perfection to me!