Admissions Counselors

Olivia CapeCoordinator of Transfer Admissions Olivia Cape
Graduate and Transfer Coordinator
260-399-7700, ext. 6306
Text: 260-615-7207
[email protected]

Olivia is a perfect person to help students start their USF academic story – she’s a writer who loves exploring new places. Brookside Mansion has become her favorite spot on campus because of its rich history and her love for old houses and unique architecture. Olivia earned a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Language Arts Education from Anderson University and enjoys spending her free time pursuing outdoor adventures.

Olivia’s advice: “College is a unique time of freedom, growth and connecting with people in a way that creates lifelong friendships. While studying can be stressful and is very important for success in the future, don’t forget to have fun and enjoy this time, too!”

Carrie Compton
Executive Director of Admissions
260-399-7700, ext. 6311
Text: 260-351-2197
[email protected]

Carrie is an organizer at heart, so she’s always eager to help students get their education in order. She also relates to students balancing work and school since she recently completed her MBA at USF. Carrie earned a BS in Technology from Bowling Green State University with a major in Visual Communication Technology. On summer weekends, you’ll find her at the lake with her family. She also enjoys playing volleyball and lists Brookside Mansion with its rich history as her favorite spot on campus, especially during Christmas in the Castle.

Carrie’s advice: “Consider living on campus even if you don’t have to. The friendships you will forge and the memories you will make as a part of this community will be invaluable.”

Brooke Corley Brooke Corley
Graduate and Transfer Coordinator
260-399-7700, ext. 6302
Text: 260-217-0796
[email protected]

Brooke loves to greet students in her favorite place on campus, the Welcome Center, and helps those in the traditional program and virtual campus program. She’s also eager to answer questions. In fact, Brooke is a huge fan of game shows and hopes to be a contestant one day. She earned a BA in Telecommunications from Indiana University and is working on her Master of Science in Education in School Counseling at USF.

Brooke’s advice: “When you’re obtaining your undergraduate degree, get involved and make the most of your time here as a student. It really will go by fast, but there is always grad school!”

Libby Laker Libby Laker
Admissions Counselor
260-399-7700, ext. 6309
Text: 260-217-0783
[email protected]

Libby understands what USF students want in their college experience—she is a 2022 alumna who earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology Pre-Physician Assistant and is currently studying in USF’s Master of Healthcare Administration program. Libby is a go-getter who enjoys interior decorating and DIY projects. Her favorite place at USF is the Achatz Hall of Science rooftop terrace, where she can slow down for a few moments of peace and quiet while soaking in a beautiful view of campus.

Libby’s advice: “Embrace every opportunity, question what matters to you, color outside every line when you can, and make your life into the masterpiece only you know it can be.

Natalie Lindquist Natalie Lindquist
Admissions Counselor
260-399-7700, ext. 6310
Text: 260-217-0808
[email protected]

Natalie excelled as a student leader during her time at USF—and she’s a great listener ready to help students prepare to thrive! While earning her bachelor’s degree in Theology (Class of ’22), she served as a resident assistant and peer minister and was a founding member of the Theology and Philosophy Club, the Upper Room. It’s no surprise Natalie’s favorite places on campus are the St. Francis Chapel and the Campus Ministry office.

Natalie’s advice: “One thing that can help you adjust to college is getting plugged in with clubs and groups you are interested in. That’s how I met lots of people I am still friends with today!”

Delaney Raker
Admissions Counselor
260-399-7700, ext. 6314
Text: 260-217-0811
[email protected]

Delaney believes in embracing life as a journey, figuratively and literally—she has been to 11 countries and has a goal of taking her dog to every national park! She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education at Ball State University in 2018. Delaney picks the Cougar Den as her favorite place on the USF campus because it is perfect for students to study or just hang out with friends.

Delaney’s advice:  “It is easy to get focused on one path, but one of the best things you can do as an incoming freshman is to take the time to discover new things about yourself and your interests!”

Erika RockeyErica Combs
Assistant Director of Admissions
260-399-7700, ext. 6305
Text: 260-217-0551
[email protected]

Erika is sure to go the distance and show persistence in helping students – after all, her passions include hiking and mountain biking. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Psychology at Grace College, graduating in the spring of 2019. Her favorite spot at USF is the Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center. Erika says it’s a great place to see the unique artistic talent of students and faculty alike.

Erika’s advice: “Allow yourself grace in navigating the college process. It’s OK to have questions and not have everything figured out. You’re going to learn so much along the way!”

Madison RoppMadison Ropp
Admissions Counselor
260-399-7700, ext. 6431
Text: 260-217-0798
[email protected]

Madison is a great counselor for students who love the outdoors. She relishes spending time on the hiking trail and, when possible, plays beach volleyball with her friends. Madison can relate to all students because of her wide-ranging interests. She earned a liberal arts degree from IUPUI and has a certificate in business administration. She calls Brookside one of her favorite places on campus because of its unique design and her love of history and older homes.

Madison’s advice: “College is a time to find out who you truly are and who you want to be, so slow down and take it all in. It is OK to not have everything figured out yet. Your four years here will allow you to grow and make lifelong friendships and memories—and see the light at the end of the tunnel. You got this!”