Tiffany Shumate '08

Assistant Director of Admissions

Territories: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York (excluding Manhattan and Boroughs); South Korea

Additional Responsibilities: Coordinator for Multicultural Recruitment

Contact

Email: tshumate@brynmawr.edu

Phone: 610-526-5410

About Tiffany

Favorite quote: “We ourselves have to lift the level of our community, take the standards of our community to a higher level, make our own society beautiful so that we will be satisfied … we’ve got to change our minds about each other. We have to see each other with new eyes…we have to come together with warmth…” Malcolm X

If I were able to live anywhere else, it would be: Cape Coast, Ghana - I had the opportunity to travel to Ghana for the first time in 2006 with a group of 10 Tri-Co students (Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges). It was my first time traveling internationally and my first time connecting with my Ghanaian family. We visited Cape Coast towards the end of our trip and it was the most beautiful place I had ever seen. The Atlantic Ocean seemed to cover each edge of the coast and the air smelled of salt water and a hint of something sweet. One night, a small group of us walked over to the beach to watch and listen to the ocean. We sat on a log in the middle of the beach in silence, listening to the waves meet the sand and return. It was such a powerful moment and space for all of us; we could only be in silent awe of it. Cape Coast brings back those cherished memories.

Why do you enjoy working at Bryn Mawr? I love Bryn Mawr. It is the place where I came to know myself as an activist and developed strong bonds with other woman-activists. As an alumna, working in the Office of Admissions gives me the opportunity to share my love of Bryn Mawr with others. There is nothing better than working with people you admire and doing it for a place you love.

Biggest misconception of women's college: The biggest misconception of a women's college is that it is a "girl's school." I spent 4 years at a women's college and I never met a girl. I did, however, meet many strong and driven women. I also met funny and outspoken women. They were smart and constantly working towards growth.  

Favorite Midnight Snack: Peanut butter snickers! I could eat them at midnight, noon, anytime o'clock...whenever.