Admissions Counselor for Underrepresented Populations
Where are you from?
My hometown of DeQuincy, La., is the home of the Louisiana Railroad Festival, which is annually held on the second weekend of April. With a population of less than 3,500, DeQuincy is a small city with a big heart. My alma mater, DeQuincy High School, is known for regularly winning the National Beta Club National Convention Talent Show.
How long have you been working in higher education?
I had the honor of accepting this job with my alma mater within six months after I graduated. I have been with the university since the fall of 2008! My experience as an employee has been just as exciting as my experience as a student! McNeese is a great place to be a student, employee or student employee.
What do you like most about working with/recruiting students?
I love traveling and interacting with people from different regions of our very diverse state. It's a blast being in a city like New Orleans one day and a city like Raceland the next, knowing that you are representing a university that can accommodate the students of each of these diverse areas. The highlight of my job is seeing a student I met a year ago 100 miles from our campus walking through the quad!
What advice would you give to prospective students as they prepare to attend McNeese?
These three items - GPA, ACT scores and involvement - will put you in the position to have the best financial, academic and social experiences on our campus. The goal is a full scholarship, the President's Honor List and a leader in a campus organization or on an athletic team.
What advice would you give to a prospective student planning a visit to McNeese?
Bring your walking shoes and your sense of humor! You will be touring our 121-acre campus lined with hundreds of live oak trees with one of our enthusiastic counselors, who will pass on to you what McNeese State University has to offer!
What is your favorite area on campus?
Located in the Burton Business Center, the College of Business is simply the greatest spot on campus. From the wall-mounted stock market ticker on the first floor and stadium-style classrooms to McNeese President Williams' office three floors up, it is simply the place to be!
- Red River
- St. Tammany
- St. Bernard
- St. Charles
- St. John The Baptist
- Red River
- Beaumont, TX (ALL)
- WOS, TX
- Goose Creek, TX