Helen Sharp is a Delaware native, but has found solace in Maryland’s historic colonial town on the eastern shore – Chestertown. Akin to her own town’s rich blend of history, arts, and community, she appreciates the wealth of tradition, intellectual history, cultural arts, and deep sense of community found at St. John’s College. She is continuously fascinated by the depth of the curriculum, commitment to an open learning environment, acceptance of self-discovery, and rewards of facing the intrinsic challenges of humankind – whether it be in Philosophy, Mathematics, or Science. “I often wonder what path I may have taken in life had I received an education such as this,” she says. “I encourage every person to seriously consider St. John’s, if not purely for the liberal education, then for the soul searching and intellectual stimulation.”
Before discovering St. John’s College, Helen spent eight years working in alumni relations and advancement at the University of Maryland, College Park. She reflects on her time there – “University of Maryland is where I discovered how I could make a difference in the world. In supporting the greater cause of higher education, I am supporting every person’s dream of doing something great in this world,” she says. “Moving into admissions at St. John’s allows me to be part of that incredible first step.”
Helen has her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management, with a minor in Journalism, from the University of Maryland. She has spent 15 years in administration, including 10 years in higher education, operations, and database management. She has worked with the public for over 20 years – not much surprises her anymore.
You will find Helen in the Admissions Office where she will enthusiastically welcome you to the community of St. John’s. If not there, you will find her pondering the great works of Dr. Seuss with her young daughter or wandering the streets of her home town.