Senior Executive Director of New
My recruiting territories: AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OK, SD, TX, and WI
B.S. in Management, Purdue University; M.S. in Outdoor Recreation Administration, Indiana University
What makes SU unique?: I love Shenandoah Conservatory performances and the way our very diverse students support each other! One year, when one of our senior male dance students finished his senior solo performance, I watched a whole row of football players jump to their feet and cheer his performance! Love that.
My favorite place in Winchester is the Downtown Walking Mall. It’s a great place to meet friends; there are lots of different, authentic restaurants, musicians playing, and funky shops to explore. Two of my favorites downtown are the Red Fox Ice Cream Shop (mocha toffee chip!) and Handworks Gallery with handcrafted items from around the world.
What makes SU special to you: I have so many great SU experiences! I love working with our students and watching them grow and mature over the years. In 2005 I traveled on a GCP (Global Citizenship Project) trip to Costa Rica! I spent time with SU students and faculty whom I likely would’ve never met. We got to climb an active volcano, swing through trees in the rainforest, learn about Costa Rican history and tour Earth University, and drink some amazing coffee.
My advice: The best thing you can do when selecting a college is visit the campuses you are considering. Websites and social media are great, but nothing replaces actually being on the campus when other students are there. When you visit, be engaged – ask questions, listen, look around, eat in a dining hall, talk to people, see a residence hall, pick up a campus newspaper, take pictures. All of those things will help you get a feel for the campus and if you think you will feel comfortable there.