Get to Know Your Admissions Counselor VII: Mark Butt


Mark as a blue jay

Name: Mark Butt

Years at Johns Hopkins: Four

Admissions territory: NJ, DE, International

Educational background: University of Delaware (UG), University of Pennyslvania (G)

Your programs of study in College: Elementary Teacher Education, Sciences

Your College mascot: Fightin’ Blue Hen

Did you study abroad during college, and if so, where did you go: England, Scotland

Years working in College Admissions: Six

Favorite spot on the Homewood campus: Upper Quad in Spring

Favorite Hopkins tradition: Lighting of the Quad / Graduation

Hometown (when you were growing up): Ottawa, Canada

What is the one thing someone must do if they visited the town of your childhood: Go Skating down the Rideau Canal in the winter –  4.8 miles of frozen fun!

Favorite book: 100 Years of Solitude; Bridges of Madison County, Le Petit Prince

Favorite movie: Singin’ in the Rain, Water, Born into Brothels.

Favorite musician / band: Mary J. Blige, Paramore, The Starting Line

The first concert you ever attended: Dave Matthews Band circa 1998

The best concert you ever attended: Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra 2004 (conductor Edo de Waart) – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.  Absolutely incredible!!

What song title best describes you: Around the World – Daft Punk

Favorite television show (current): Hoarders on A&E, most things on Bravo!

Favorite television show (cancelled / retired): Golden Girls

Do you prefer the Oscars, Grammys, Emmys, or none of the above: Eh… Awards are overrated!

The most famous person you have ever met: Michelle Kwan

The person living or dead you would most want to meet: Malcolm Gladwell would be cool.

Favorite sports team to root for: Ottawa Senators (NHL)

Favorite food: Chicken Tikka Masala, any type of noodle dish.

What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten: Chocolate Ants & Teriyaki Crickets (Thailand)

Mac or PC: PC

Favorite board game: Clue, Risk (if you have a whole day or two…)

Favorite day of the calendar year: If it’s a long weekend – it’s my favorite!

Favorite season (fall / spring / winter / summer): Winter but Fall looks the nicest around campus.

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