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Katie coordinates all orientation activities for incoming students. This includes First STEP (Southeast Testing Enrollment Program) for new students, and Transfer Orientation for students joining Southeast from other colleges and universities. She is involved with Camp Redhawk- a summer transitional camp for incoming freshman that introduces them to leadership opportunities and campus spirit.
Katie also coordinates Opening Week, which includes New Student Convocation, SE 101, and the activities included in the annual Engage in 8! publication, for all events taking place during the first half of the fall semester. In addition, she presents financial aid sessions to students and their families in southeast, east central, and St. Louis, Missouri high schools, at Show Me Day, Showcase, and other recruitment events on campus.
Katie is the chair of the Opening Week and Orientation Coordination committees, and is the current Chairperson of Professional Staff Council. She is a member of the Administrative Council, Budget Review, Benefits Review, the Business Process Improvement Team, Enrollment Management and Student Success Council, the Substance Abuse Prevention and Education Group, the UI 100 Committee, Funding for Results Committee, the SEclipse Committee, UI 100 Taskforce, Academic Advising Council, the LGBT Student Advocacy group, and the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce.
In May 2010, she received a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication with an emphasis
in Public Relations, and minors in Marketing Management and Sports Management from
Southeast. As a undergraduate, Katie was a Senior Student Ambassador and Show Me Day
Coordinator. In December 2016, she completed her Master of Arts in Higher Education
Administration. Originally from DeSoto, Missouri, Katie now resides in Cape Girardeau
with her two dogs. In her spare time, she loves to fish and boat, go shopping, and
try new food. A huge sports fan, she attends many Southeast athletic events and as
many St. Louis Cardinals games as she can.
Katie joined the Admissions team in August 2012 as Assistant Director of Admissions for New Student Programs and was named Director of New Student Programs in November 2018. Prior to her work in Admissions, she worked as a Financial Counselor in Student Financial Services.
Katie looks forward to meeting new and prospective students and helping them transition
to life at Southeast, where she hopes they will love their experience on campus as
much as she did. "Nothing will ever love you like Southeast loves you!"