I am originally from the rural town of Demopolis, Alabama. My mother’s career moved us to Independence, Kansas and then back to Alabama where I graduated from Shelby County High School. I attended the University of Alabama where I earned my degree in Telecommunication and Film. During my time at UA, I was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, served as a Crimson Belle (hostess for football recruits), and interned with ESPNU, WDGM “The Game”, Inside Tuscaloosa City Schools, and other media outlets. A few years after college I met my husband, Lane, who is a native of West Alabama. We live in the very small town of Thomaston with our two beautiful babies, Charles Wallace and Camilla Lane. When I was offered the opportunity to be an admissions counselor for The University of West Alabama, I was thrilled. My successful mother is a graduate of UWA and the University is, in my opinion, the cornerstone of the community. I was fearful that I would have a hard time separating my own college experience at a different university with that of my job. I was wrong. From the moment I set foot on campus, I was enveloped by warm, welcoming arms. Everyone says “There’s just something about this place”. Well let me tell you: there IS something about this place, and it is nothing short of the feeling of coming home. If you can imagine being eight years old, playing until the street lights come on and you come in to wash your hands before dinner and you get that first aroma of warm, homemade chicken pot pie on the table, UWA is even better than that. There are many times I am envious of all the opportunities and recognition given to our students simply because of the size and disposition of UWA. Treating everyone like family is the norm around here, and it is such a wonderful contrast to our hectic, fast-paced society.
Favorite Place on Campus:
The caf: Fried chicken on Wednesdays, need I say more?
What I Love Most About UWA:
While the campus alone is gorgeous, it does not outshine the inner beauty of the students, faculty, or staff.
My Advice to Students:
There is no better way to choose which college to go to than visiting the campus. Come see us, let us show you the beauty of UWA. Also, check your email.