Jason Andracki

Associate Director of Marketing & Communications

Phone:(814) 332-4725 | Email: jandrack@allegheny.edu
About me: Collector / Metalhead / Vegetarian
Pronouns: he / him / his

Jason joined the Admissions Office at Allegheny in January, 1999. He is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Professional Writing. While in college he was involved with orientation and residence life and discovered he wanted to continue working in higher education. After some time in alumni affairs at his alma mater he decided he wanted to assist students and their families with the college search, particularly in a liberal arts environment. He enjoys meeting students throughout their college search and helping them to see if Allegheny will be a good fit.

In addition to working with students on their college search, Jason assists with communications and data management in the Admission Office. He never understood why it was necessary for Excel to have upwards of 50,000 rows until working in admissions.

Jason’s Favorite Photos

Jason’s Territories

  • Crawford County, PA
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina

Travel Schedule

Travel calendars are updated daily with college fairs, high school visits, and off-campus interview opportunities.

School Visits & College Fairs Counselor Meetings

Tips for Future Allegheny Students

  • You’ll be in college, so listen to college radio. You’ll discover new music and support true artists. I heard bands like the Death Cab for Cutie and Spoon years before their mainstream exposure by listening to 90.3 WARC, Allegheny’s student-run radio station.
  • It snows in Meadville. Often. So get a a good jacket, boots, and a warm hat (see photo). There are some excellent sled-riding spots right on campus. The hill near Reis Hall is a family favorite.
  • You can learn a lot about a college through websites, alumni, guidance counselors, and guidebooks but nothing can compare to visiting a college in person. Make sure to tour the campus, talk to people, even eat the food before you decide to spend four years there.
Fun Facts About Jason
  • Favorite Meadville Restaurant
    Julian’s (any burger can be made as a veggie burger if you’re a vegetarian or vegan)
  • Favorite Heavy Metal Bands
    Trouble, Paradise Lost, Iron Maiden
  • Favorite Bands (non-metal)
    Superchunk, Fountains of Wayne, Wussy
  • Favorite Writers
    Nick Hornby, Tom Perrotta, Patricia Highsmith
  • Hobbies
    Hockey fan, comic book collector, music fan