Works with: Incoming freshmen from the south Chicago area
Phone: 217-228-5432, Ext. 3402
"I try to provide a great support system for prospective students. College is a huge transition in life and can sometimes be scary. I try to be someone who can help students with any questions or fears they have and just be the person to calm their nerves and give them guidance in the right direction."
Katybeth loves Chicago. And Quincy. What's a girl to do?
She found a solution: work with prospective students from the south Chicago area while living in Quincy, a place where, she says, "people are so warm, and you always get a hello when you walk into a store. In Quincy, you have to try really hard not to make friends."
Katybeth grew up near Quincy in Camp Point, Illinois. She received an associate's degree in communications from John Wood Community College, in Quincy, and then transferred to the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she earned her bachelor's degree. "I love Chicago very much and miss it dearly, but my heart has always been here in Quincy," she says.
She chose to be an admissions counselor at Quincy University because she feels everyone should have a chance to attend college. "This job gives me the power to go out there and encourage students to go after their dreams."
When Katybeth is not talking with south Chicagoans about Quincy University and the Quincy area, she likes to play guitar and sing, scrapbook, take photographs, read, and bake.