Hi Rick,

As you know, Amanda is a very calm, strong person. We have probably only heard her cry around five-ish times since about age four. Today was one of those times. She called us with happy tears immediately after reading her acceptance to Brown. As you know there is no greater joy as a parent than watching your child set a big goal and achieve it. I don’t think Amanda realized how much this meant to her. She was not prepared to get that incredible news. Brown seems to be a perfect fit for her.

Thank you for supporting all of us through this time. We appreciate your patience and guidance more than you could ever know. The college process is so layered and confusing. I don’t know what we would’ve done without your insight and belief in our daughter. Outside of the work, we have all enjoyed getting to know you as a person and a friend.

Thank you for being you,
Amy and Phil