Name: Amanda Lucas
Admissions Duties: Traditional-age students from Central and Eastern Kentucky, some Jefferson County public/private schools, and the state of Tennessee
High School: Bullitt East
College: Lindsey Wilson, Spalding University
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Master of Science in Business Communication: Organizational Leadership (in progress)
College activities: Softball team, E.D.G.E. leader for new student orientation
Interests: Writing songs, playing guitar, listening to music and working out
Food: Sandwiches and Mexican food
Music: Matt Nathanson, Green River Ordinance, Maroon 5, and Taylor Swift
Television shows: College basketball and NCIS
Movies: The American Pie Series, Vacancy, Black Swan and Bridesmaids
Quotes: “Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end.”
Why I like Spalding: I really appreciated the benefits of attending a small school and getting to know my professors on a personal level. I wanted to work for a university that was similar to the college I attended, and I have found that here. Spalding is a very tight-knit community, which is especially comforting for students who are coming to Louisville from out of town. I had a wonderful college experience, which is why I am so passionate about helping you! I understand that your college decision is one of the biggest decisions of your life and I am here to help you every step of the way.
Name: Jen Alessandro
Admissions Duties: Transfer students, Adult Accelerated students, and First-time non-traditional students who are specifically interested in the Nursing and Natural Science (Pre Med, Pre Dental, Pre Vet, Pre Pharm, etc.) Programs. All Admissions Counselors are cross trained to work with all students.
High School: Seneca
College: Bellarmine University
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
College activities: Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track
Interests: Running, working out, reading and spending time with my two adorable but hyper Australian Shepherds
Food: Desserts (Life is too short; eat dessert first.)
Music: Adele, Journey, Ingrid Michaelson, Fleetwood Mac, Sheryl Crowe, The Beatles and the Garden State Soundtrack
Television shows: How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Project Runway, Top Chef and Olympics Coverage (Winter and Summer)
Movies: All the Rocky’s (expect the fifth version), Back to the Future series, Million Dollar Baby, Uncle Buck and When Harry Met Sally.
Quotes: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”-Aristotle
Why I like Spalding: Dynamic faculty, enthusiastic staff and fantastic students make up Spalding University. Students will learn and grow with our small classes, individualized attention and flexible academic calendar. If you are looking for a place to thrive intellectually, socially and spiritually, Spalding University is the place for you.
Admissions Duties: Traditional-age students from Western Kentucky, some schools in Jefferson County and Ohio
High School: Male High School
College: University of Louisville, Spalding University
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Justice Administration, Master of Science in Business Communication: Organizational Leadership (in progress)
College activities: Orientation Leader, member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity
Interests: Watching sports, hanging out with friends
Food: Sushi, Pizza, Ice Cream
Music: My Morning Jacket, Dave Matthews Band, U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vampire Weekend, and Gorillaz
Television shows: Modern Family, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Community, New Girl
Movies: Science Fiction Movies
Quotes: “Celebrate we will, cause life is short but sweet for certain.” –Dave Matthews Band
Admissions Duties: Traditional-age students from Indiana schools and some Jefferson County schools
High School: Melbourne Central Catholic High School, Melbourne, FL
Colleges: University of South Carolina (graduate) & Florida State University (undergraduate)
Degrees: Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs & Bachelor of Science in Marketing
College Activities: Homecoming Executive Council, First-Year Mentor, Leadership Studies program, attended many athletic events
Interests: Traveling, Reading, Cooking, Shopping, Spending time with friends and family
Food: Too many favorites…Mexican, Pizza, Ice Cream, anything with Chocolate!
Music: Michael Buble, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Adele, and many more
Books: All Harry Potters and anything by Sophie Kinsella
Movies: How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Happy Feet (1 & 2!)
TV Shows: Friends, Glee, So You Think You Can Dance, Hell’s Kitchen, Master Chef, and many more
Why I love Spalding: Everyone is super friendly and willing to help you with anything you need…just ask! It is a truly wonderful community.
Admissions Duties: Occupational Therapy students & daytime transfer students.
High School: Columbus East H.S., Columbus, IN
College: Hanover College, Madison, IN
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education/ Master in Sports Science
College activities: Member of the Hanover basketball team, Phi Mu Sorority, Intramural Sand Volleyball & Whiffle ball
Interests: Cooking, shopping, being outdoors, and spending time with my husband, cat, & dog.
Food: Some favorites: Pasta, pizza, & food on the grill
Music: Joe Hanna, Bon Jovi, The Killers, Mumford & Sons
Television shows: The Amazing Race, Chopped, & The Big Bang Theory
Movies: Hoosiers, Step Brothers, Date Night
Quotes: “When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.”
Why I like Spalding: I love the way that Spalding has embraced the small campus community in the large urban setting of downtown Louisville. The faculty, staff, & other students on campus really take the time to get to know you so that you feel welcome & can be successful.
Name: Nikki Shedletsky
Admissions Duties: Adult Accelerated Program (AAP) Admissions Counselor
High School: Overland High School, Aurora, CO
College: University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO), Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA), Northcentral University (Prescott, AZ)
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies, Master of Science Sports Management, Ed.D Sports Administration (in progress)
College Activities: intramural soccer (indoor and outdoor)
Interests: Listening to music, working out, watching and playing sports, and spending time with my two precious pups (Shiba Inu and Pitbull mix)
Food: Mexican and Sushi
Music: Amos Lee, Yo La Tengo, Radiohead, Allen Stone, The Black Keys, CoCo Rosie, and Damien Rice (and so many more)
Television shows: The Big Bang Theory, Arrested Development, House of Cards, and College Basketball
Movies: Garden State, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Liar Liar, and Anchorman
Books: Catcher in the Rye and One hundred years of solitude
Quotes: “In the middle of difficult lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein
Why I like Spalding: I enjoy Spalding because of the diverse, enthusiastic, and kind people that make up the character of the University. Spalding offers personal attention to every student with small classes, and has created a small community atmosphere in the large downtown of Louisville. I know it feels like you can get lost in college, but that’s what we are here to prevent. Our job is to help students succeed and we’re here cheering you on.