Gwen is a graduate of Seoul American High School in Seoul, South Korea and attended DePauw University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in communication. She went on to receive a master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN. Prior to working in the Office of Admission, Gwen worked in higher education, specifically in Residence Life and Development, as well as in Admission at a private elementary school.
What is your favorite place on campus?
I enjoy walking through the Franciscan Heritage Fountain.
What do you like best about Indianapolis?
Indianapolis has such a variety of fun things to do. Depending on your interests, there are museums, sporting events, musical concerts, shopping, etc. There is something for everyone!
Who would you rather have for a roommate—a zombie, a vampire, a gremlin, or bigfoot?
Gremlin – they look kind of cute!
Where would you most like to visit?
I would love to visit Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.
What is a favorite memory of your time at Marian University?
I was on campus during a Knight Quest and was impressed with how welcoming and friendly the Marian community appeared. With Marian being a small campus, everyone was very supportive and helpful and it felt very much like a “family friendly” environment.
What advice would you offer to incoming freshmen?
My advice would be to keep an open mind about the Admission process and look at a variety of schools. Don’t limit yourself, as you want to make sure whichever school you choose is a good fit. Campus visit days are a really important element in finding the right fit; be sure to take advantage of them.
What is one question that every student should ask during the college search?
Students need to ask themselves what’s important in their college search and whether a school is the right fit. To do this, students should think about the top three factors that will guide their overall search.