WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 15, 2019 — Choosing a college is a big decision that begins with lots of advice and research. But nothing is more effective in narrowing the college search than personal tours.
“Our student ambassadors give campus tours to prospective students and their families and assist with all admissions events such as Black & Gold Days, Open Houses, and group visits for high schools, middle and elementary schools. They do a wonderful job showcasing all that we have to offer because they love WLU and share their own experiences with prospective students,” said Admissions Event Coordinator Michelle Filberto.
Filberto has worked in Enrollment Services and Admissions for eight years.
“We have a safe, friendly and comfortable campus and our student ambassadors are experts at showing students around,” she said.
She plans all the on-campus admission events and schedules the campus tours throughout the year. She also supervises the 20 student ambassadors.
“I’m very lucky to work with such great students and appreciate all they do for WLU! I encourage any prospective students curious about our campus to call me and set up a personal tour soon,” she said.
Campus tours are given Monday through Friday, every hour from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ambassadors also help set-up and take part in Black and Gold Days and Open House events, both designed for prospective students.
2019- 2020 Student Ambassadors, academic majors and hometowns include:
- Kaitlyn Gilkey, Middleport, Ohio, online master’s of Criminology
- Olivia Baumhoer, Hudson, Ohio, Digital Media Design & Broadcasting
- Taelor Berryman, Salem, W.Va. Health Care Management
- Kyle Caruso, Moundsville, W.Va. Entrepreneurship
- Kaylee Hilliard, Bradley, W.Va., Human Biology
- Michela Marchese, Bunker Hill, W.Va., Biology Pre-Med
- Matthew Valentine, Weirton, W.Va., Marketing
- Morgan Vickless, Scenery Hill, Pa. Elementary Education
- Calesha Williamson, Charleston, W.Va. Elementary Education
- Lauryn Fridley, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. Broadcasting
- Ally Joy, Columbus, Ohio, Zoo Sciences & Applied Conservation
- Erika Kekahuna, Wheeling, W.Va., Community Education
- Adwit Lamichhane, Kathmandu, Nepal, Computer Information Systems
- Bethany Morrison, St. Marys, W.Va., Criminal Justice
- Justin Rice, New Martinsville, W.Va., Human Biology
- Faith Sandy, Grafton, W.Va., Elementary Education
- Breanna Sayre, Wheeling, W.Va., Human Biology
- Kendall Souder, Bloomington, Ind., Chemistry
- Peri Gray, Glen Easton, W.Va., Biology Dental Early Acceptance Program (DEAP)
- Noah Underwood, Belle, W.Va., Business Administration
To reach Filberto and set up a campus tour, please call or text her at: 304.507.3840.