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© 2014 by Fat Envelope College Admissions Consulting

Pamela'S Road to The Fat Envelope

Call: 720-432-4452

After working in a university for eight years and seeing the college admissions process from the school's perspective, I decided I needed to study it from the parent perspective. That need arose from the fact that I had a gifted child that I knew would want to attend an elite school. So over a five- year period I studied the college admissions process, searched for scholarships and helped my daughter find relevant summer activities. I had no idea it would lead me to find my passion and launch my second career in the college admissions consulting business!

 

The process was like a full-time job, I found that many of the parents I came in contact with didn't know much about college admissions and school counselors were very overloaded with students to be able to give them much individual attention. The success of my journey caused me to become passionate about helping other parents and students find their way through this crazy process. I have learned that a lot of people are interested in what information I have gathered, little known secrets I've learned and what I'm doing now for students.

 

I have decided to use all my knowledge about getting into elite schools to help other families that just don't have the time or that want the help because the process is intimidating. I worked for seven years at the University of Tampa in the Communications and Admissions office working directly with Admission Officers and creating similar college collateral to that which is currently mailed to students. I have also been in advertising and branding for the last 25 years working in ad agencies in Lafayette, Dallas, New Orleans, Houston, Tampa, Denver and for my own business, Graymatters Design, at my home in Conifer, Colorado. I have won many awards for my work in this field and I've stayed very involved giving back to my community and as well as serving on several theatre boards. These skills will all be used to help you and your student create an appealing image to use in the admissions process. I use my creative talents whenever and wherever I can and that includes the Fat Envelope!

 

I have experience working with gifted students, performance artists, visual artists, college bound athletes, premeds, schooled in a variety of settings, online, brick and mortar and even home-schooled. I've presented my PowerPoint "The Road to the Fat Envelope" online to parents of Colorado Virtual Academy where it was very well received. I love working with students of all ages, from teaching Sunday school to wardrobing and painting sets for two different educational theatre programs, involvement in Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts and homeschooling my own kids during their middle school years. Unlike our parents, today's parents are able to pick from an array of many great educational choices to accommodate different learning styles, just as there are colleges and universities that are a great fit for every type of student. I believe every student has a talent and amazing academic potential and it's my job to help find and bring that out in each of my students.

 

I would be honored to work with you and your student by helping you take the journey together to get to that "Fat Envelope"!

 

Best regards,

 

Pamela Gray Willcox

 

 

Awards

Print Excellence Awards - Tri-foil Wine Label Logo
Tampa Addy’s - Disney World Illuminations Night Parade Logo
Tampa Ad Federation - National Hug - A - Bear Campaign
Florida Night Beautiful - Best of Show - University of Tampa
Dallas Art Directors Show - 1st Place Package Design
New Orleans Art Directors Show - Best in Show Direct Mail
David Carters Book of American Trademarks - 2 Logos Accepted
World University Consortium - Ad Campaign Best of Show
Fox River Paper Company Award - Creative Use of Paper
New Orleans Museum of Contemporary Art - Artwork Showing
Lafayette Addys - Best in Show Branding Project

AAUW -  Woman owned business of the year in Denver

IWLA -  Selected as a Women of Outstanding Leadership

 

Education

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree 1983

Major – Applied Graphic Design, Advertising       Minor – History

 

Continuing Education

University of California San Diego (Extension) – College Counseling Certificate Program

 

University of Tampa

MBA coursework: Statistics, Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Business Law

 

University of Louisiana (Lafayette) – Accounting I & II

Lawson Associates  – Lawson Accounting Systems Software

American Institute of Banking – Banking and Management

American Institute of Banking – Banking and Security

Volunteering

Stagedoor Theatre Board of Directors - Fundraising
Conifer Stagedoor Theatre:

Set Design, Wardrobing, Marketing,
Advertising, Wardrobe Manager, Set Design & painting.
The Venue Theatre Board of Directors:
Vice President (Drama Education Program)
The Venue Theatre:

Set Design & Painting ,
Wardobe Manager, Advertising. Logo Creation
Mean Street Ministries: Volunteer
World Vision Warehouse: Volunteer
Rockland Community Church:
Chancellor Choir, Festival Choir, A Capella Choir (tenor)
Search Committee for Children’s Music Minister
Women’s Ministries Member
Sunday School Teacher K-12 (13 years)
Mountain Resource Center 5K Run:
Pro bono work (5 years)
Designed T-shirts, Posters, Brochures & Trophies

Parmalee Elementary:
PTA Vice President/Chairman Fall Festival
Chairman Spring Carnival & Silent Auction    

West Jefferson Middle School: PTA member
Parent Group Member for Gifted & Talented
Colorado Virtual Academy COVA: Parent Learning  Coach    

Girl Guides of Canada: Girl Guide & Company Leader
Girl Scouts of America: Member & Asst. Leader
Boy Scouts of America: Den Leader Cub Scouts & Webelos