Multi-Cultural Enrollment Management Officer
260-399-7700, ext. 6247
Michael knows how to motivate people and steer them in the right direction. He spent six years teaching in public high schools and four years as Fort Wayne’s North Side High School football coach. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education at USF in 2014, and he visits his favorite spot on campus when he wants to clear his head: The Quiet Room in the Pope John Paul II Center, overlooking Mirror Lake. Michael is always ready to help students figure out their path.
Michael’s advice: “The best way to deal with red tape is to deal with red tape. Attack adversity head on.”
Coordinator of Transfer Admissions
260-399-7700, ext. 6306
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!”
260-399-7700, ext. 6305
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!”
Associate Director of Enrollment Management
260-399-7700, ext. 6311
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.”
260-399-7700, ext. 6341
Whitney brings firsthand knowledge to campus conversations, having completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology at USF just last spring. Her favorite place on campus is no surprise, given her major: She loves Achatz Hall of Science and John and Toni Murray Research Center because of all the natural light, as well as the great view from the terrace. When Whitney is not showing prospective students why they’ll love USF, she’s probably outdoors or traveling to her latest adventure.
Whitney’s advice: “Always remember to make time for yourself. It’s easy to get caught up in homework and studying and forget to have fun. So, go to that event on campus. Or take a nap. Your health is important!”
260-399-7700, ext. 6309
Kenan is a USF graduate with a BS in Health and Exercise Science and an MBA. He chose USF because of the personal class sizes, beautiful campus and the chance to be a part of the men’s soccer team. He has great memories of his undergraduate times playing soccer, as well as watching football and enjoying other fun events in Bishop D’Arcy Stadium, his favorite spot on campus.
Kenan’s advice: “Set goals, go outside your comfort zone, never be scared to make mistakes, and learn from those mistakes.”
Assistant Director of Admissions
260-399-7700, ext. 6316
Like many of the students he assists, Aaron is always on the go. He regularly plays soccer and ran his first half-marathon in the spring of 2019. Aaron graduated in 2018 from Manchester University, earning a bachelor’s degree in English, with a concentration on writing. His favorite place on the USF campus is the North Campus gym because of the personal memories it holds. He played basketball tournaments at the USF site as a youngster.
Aaron’s advice: “Choose a school that you believe can become a home away from home for the next four years of your life. If you find that, then you will have the best four years of your life.”