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About Jen

I am originally from Floyd County, KY, and graduated from Allen Central High School. I  completed two years at Prestonsburg Community College (now Big Sandy CTC) before transferring to Morehead State to complete my bachelor’s degree. I have a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, and an MBA from MSU. I chose MSU because it is a small, friendly community that instantly felt like home. I’ve worked at MSU for 16 years now serving transfer and post-traditional students. As a transfer student myself, I understand the needs and resources important to transfers and adults. I love my job! In my free time I love to travel, attend concerts, and spend time with my family.  
 

Education

BBA MSU (2003) and MBA MSU (2007) 


Hometown

Martin (Floyd County), KY 


What MSU means to me

A small community with big ideas. It’s a great place to learn about the world while finding yourself along the way. I chose MSU as a transfer school because it felt like home to me from the beginning. I think you’ll love it as much as I do.  


Favorite MSU tradition

Move In Days! It’s such a bittersweet time for families but I love seeing students begin their next chapter of life as MSU Eagles.  


Favorite building on campus

The Bert Combs Building, home of the College of Business and Technology. This was where I spent most of time as a student and I made a lot of memories there!  


Favorite place to eat on campus

Moe’s in ADUC 


Favorite HeadStrong Nutrition flavor

Mint Chocolate Chip 


Pasquale's order

Cheese fries 


Favorite thing to do in the area

Hiking and boating at Cave Run Lake!     


Favorite downtown restaurant

Pasquale’s 


Your advice for students

Take the time to get involved on campus even if it’s something small. Go to a game, join a club, volunteer, whatever you can do. You will never regret it.  


Advice to students selecting a college

Start early! As early as your first or second semester of college, connect with transfer advisors at each school you’re interested in to see how your credits will transfer. Ask if they offer the major(s) you plan to pursue. Don’t forget to ask about transfer scholarships and credit for prior learning opportunities. Do you need to attend online? Seek out information about their online learning format and supporting resources. Are you also a Veteran? See what types of funding sources they offer for military related students. Then, GO VISIT. Take a formal tour and ask lots of questions, such as what types of student organizations they have, what internships they offer for your major, and if they provide tutoring. Make sure the campus and the surrounding town are the right fit for you (urban vs. rural). If you’re still unsure, attend their spotlight events such as Open House or Transfer Visit Day. This gives you the opportunity to speak with other transfer students who may be looking for the same things that you are. This is valuable because it allows you to begin growing your support system right from the start!