Miriam Medina is Scecina's new Director of Enrollment Management.
By Beth Murphy, Director of Marketing Communications
As a child in Mexico, Miriam Medina attended Catholic school, which helped shape her philosophy about education.
“When I was going to school in Mexico, I attended a private Catholic school and I grew up in a Catholic environment,” she said. “I was used to that environment and I remember how well it worked for me.
“It was a place where there were high expectations, and teachers and instructors were strict but in a very caring way,” she said. “The Catholic Church is very welcoming and loving and merciful, and those are values I identify with. So working in a Catholic school is a great match for me.”
Ms. Medina continues her ministry in Catholic education as the new Director of Enrollment Management for Scecina Memorial High School. Ms. Medina, who is proficient in English and Spanish, begins June 1. She said she is eager to help students discover all the opportunities Scecina has to offer and to help them develop spiritually, intellectually and physically during their formative years.
"I am excited to join the Scecina Memorial community, primarily because I look forward to serving the young men and women of the East Deanery, and Indianapolis, as they search for the high school that best fits their needs and expectations so they may fulfill their God-given human potential,” Ms. Medina said. “I am committed to motivating every student I come into contact with, exposing them to our mission, and continuing to grow our diverse and gifted population.”
Ms. Medina will oversee Scecina’s enrollment efforts and assist the President, Vice President of Advancement, Director of Marketing Communications and others with the promotion and marketing of the school. She will work with prospective students and their families to help them through the process of applying and enrolling at Scecina and also with tuition assistance. Her duties will include planning and promoting events such as Open House, Crusader for A Day (shadow days) and New Student Orientation.
“We’re very pleased Miriam is joining Scecina,” said Scecina President Joe Therber. “She possesses the Catholic faith and range of skills we sought in a Director of Enrollment Management. Her work experience, bilingual ability in English and Spanish, and bicultural background make her the ideal fit for our Scecina community.”
Ms. Medina said she is looking forward to meeting and working with future Scecina Crusaders, especially visiting the parishes and parish schools within the East Deanery.
Ms. Medina, a graduate of Indiana University, most recently was Associate Director of Enrollment and Student Development at Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis. At Scecina, she replaces Kelsey Greiner, who was Scecina’s Director of Enrollment Management since 2014 and recently resigned when her husband was transferred to Colorado.
Ms. Medina thinks she and Scecina are good fit because of her experience with recruiting students for high school.
Also, “At Scecina the population is diverse, so being from Mexico, I’ll be able to identify with Scecina’s population. I’m excited to work with the Hispanic population and communicate with them in their language, and create an atmosphere where they feel like they can talk to somebody in their own language.”
Her personal experience, she said, shows the importance of education. Her parents didn’t even complete high school. She was a first-generation college student and an Indiana 21st Century Scholar who found more open doors because of her education.
“I saw how important education is,” she said.
In her free time, she likes to take her puppy for walks, try new restaurants, and support Indiana sports teams. She also enjoys Tibbs Drive-In, spending time with her family, and, when possible, traveling.
Posted on Fri, May 26, 2017
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