Meet the Counselors

Admissions

Kelsey Miller
East Texas Region
(936) 294-3150 | (936) 425-0116 – kelsey.miller@shsu.edu
Skype ID: SHSU_EastTX

Born and raised in Brazoria County, Texas, Kelsey graduated from Sam Houston State University in Spring of 2016 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a double minor in Marketing and Management. During her time as a student, Kelsey was actively involved on campus as a New Student Orientation Leader, President of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries and a competitor in the Miss Sam Houston Pageant. Kelsey believes that becoming a Bearkat was one of the best decisions that she has made and is excited to share the Bearkat spirit with everyone she encounters!

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Jalon Berry
South Houston Region
(281) 413-3598 – jalonberry@shsu.edu
Skype ID: SHSU_SouthHouston

Jalon was raised in the small town of Diboll, Texas. He graduated from SHSU in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a double minor in History and Sociology. As a student, Jalon was very involved on campus. He worked as a Student Ambassador in the Visitor Center and served as the President of three on-campus organizations, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., National Pan-Hellenic Council, and Black Student Alliance. Jalon is currently pursuing his Masters in Higher Educational Administration. He is a proud Sam Houston State University Alumnus and is excited to welcome new students to the Bearkat legacy!

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Lizzy Austin
Dallas/Fort Worth Region
(214) 287-0872 – lizzy_austin@shsu.edu
Skype ID: SHSU_DFW

Born and raised in Garland, Texas, Lizzy graduated from Naaman Forest High School in 2011. She came to Sam Houston State as a freshman in fall of 2011 and graduated with a degree in Political Science. While at SHSU, Lizzy was involved with Bearkat Marching Band, Student Government Association and TRUTH college ministries. Lizzy started working with undergraduate admissions as a student assistant in early 2015 then transitioned to the Dallas/Ft. Worth Regional Counselor position. Lizzy is also currently working on her Master's degree in Higher Education Administration here at SHSU! She is excited to be working close to her hometown and bring more Bearkat orange to the Dallas area! She also encourages all students to get involved on campus, have fun, and make good choices. Eat ‘em Up, Kats!

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Salvador Favela
Austin/Central Texas Region
(936) 294-1829 | (512) 202-8920 – sfavela@shsu.edu
Skype ID: SHSU_CentralTX

Raised in Huntsville, TX Salvador attended Huntsville High School and he is familiar with the Bearkat family and the orange spirit. Salvador is a first-generation college graduate and started his studies at Brigham Young University in Rexburg, Idaho. He then continued his education at The University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Government. Salvador truly enjoys the outdoors, photography, and discussing geopolitics, immigration, sociology and more. Salvador’s love for education drives him to seek higher education for himself and others. As the Austin/Central TX representative and honorary Bearkat, he looks forward to sharing his zeal for education with everyone. Salvador is also a Native Spanish speaker and can meet with Spanish-speaking and English-speaking students as well. Eat 'Em Up Kats!

 

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Victoria White
Local and Out of Region
(936) 294-2224 | (936) 425-0003 – victoria.white@shsu.edu
Skype ID: SHSU_Local

Meet Victoria White! Born and raised in small town Livingston, TX, Victoria appreciates the sense of community that is found here at Sam Houston. Approaching her 2005 graduation from Livingston High School, Victoria only applied for one school – Sam Houston State University…because her family bleeds orange pride! Following in the footsteps of both her parents, four aunts, one uncle and her older sister, Victoria knew that her time at Sam Houston would produce both a quality education as well as real world skills and life-long friendships. Victoria quickly got involved in student organizations such as Soul Lifters Gospel Choir, NAACP and the Black Student Alliance. Upon graduating from Sam with her Bachelors in Mass Communications and Public Relations, Victoria worked in the non-profit sector for 6 years as a victims’ rights advocate. In June of this year she transitioned into her role here at Sam Houston as an admissions counselor and is super excited to spread some Bearkat spirit across the state of Texas! Eat `Em Up!

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San Antonio Region
(936) 294-1828 – admissions@shsu.edu
Skype ID: SHSU_SanAntonio

Eat Em Up Kats!

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Sarah Browning
North Houston Region
(281) 415-2090 – browning@shsu.edu
Skype ID: SHSU_NorthHouston

Sarah is a lifelong Bearkat, having grown up in Huntsville since the age of two. She first graduated from SHSU in 2010 with her BS in Psychology and then again in 2014 with her MA in Kinesiology – Sport and Human Performance. During her tenure on campus, she has held two student worker positions, three research positions, and two full-time staff positions. Sarah was a part of the first female Ultimate Frisbee team and was otherwise involved in intramural sports, academic organizations, and undergraduate and graduate research. While Huntsville may have always been home, Sam Houston State University has always been her first choice because of its culture, campus, and focus on service. For these reasons, she may very well never leave and is honored to be able to welcome new students to the SHSU family.

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Joshua Hector
South Texas Region
(956) 203-1004 – josh.hector@shsu.edu
Skype ID: SHSU_SouthTX

Born and raised in San Juan Capistrano, located in Southern California, Josh was a tri-sport athlete and student body president, graduating from Capistrano Valley Christian School in 2011. He attended the University of Oregon, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and minored in Business Administration and Music. After graduating from the University of Oregon in June of 2015, Josh served as a substitute teacher, as well as, a football, baseball, and strength & conditioning coach at the high school level. He has a passion for working with students to help them develop and achieve their personal goals. In June of 2016, Sam Houston State University provided that opportunity to help Josh encourage students and push them to succeed in higher education. As of February 2017, Josh successfully completed a Master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine. As an honorary Bearkat, his advice to all future students is to do whatever it takes to succeed, never give up, and enjoy everything that SHSU has to offer, it will be a life changing experience!

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Carissa Ferguson
In House
(936) 294-4073 – carissaferguson@shsu.edu

Born in Houston, Texas and raised in Naperville, Illinois, Carissa decided to continue her education at Sam Houston State University! She graduated in December of 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While attending SHSU, she was involved in the Freshman Leadership Program, Student Elective Leadership Initiatives, and participated in the Ms. Sam Houston Pageant. She worked with Intramural Sports and Program Council while also starting her own organization geared towards out of state students. Carissa loves to volunteer and help others. She is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Counseling. She is extremely excited to be students who want to become a Bearkat! She is determined and ready to help make your time here at SHSU a success!

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Kyle Folse
Transfer Students
(936) 294-1661 | (936) 425-0215 – kjf021@shsu.edu
Skype ID: SHSU_Transfer2

Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and raised in Kingwood, Texas, Kyle only applied to Sam Houston State University because he knew it was the only place he wanted to attend. He graduated in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business. As a student, he worked as a Student Ambassador in Visitor Services and was involved in Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. He encourages students to get involved on campus the moment they become a Bearkat and make their time count here. Kyle has loved his time at SHSU as an Undergraduate, and excited to share with students about what all SHSU has to offer!

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Carl Greenfield
Transfer Students
(281) 414-0313 – greenfield_c@shsu.edu
Skype ID: SHSU_Transfer1

Carl was born and raised in Nottingham, England. He moved to Texas in 2004 to pursue his education and play college basketball. Carl graduated from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin with a Bachelor’s in Kinesiology, and Master’s in Educational Leadership. While at the University, he was involved in many aspects of student life and transitioned into their Senior Admissions Counselor, before relocating across the state to SHSU. In his spare time, Carl enjoys numerous sports, and working out. As an honorary Bearkat, specializing in assisting Transfer Students; he encourages our future students to get involved inside and outside of the classroom, while enjoying all that SHSU has to offer.

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Graduate
(936) 294-1828 – admissions@shsu.edu

Eat Em Up Kats!

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Student Assistants
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Lauren Richardson
Lead Student Assistant
Cypress, Texas – General Business, BBA
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Caitlin
Bianca
David Sommers
Student Assistant
The Woodlands, Texas
Health Care Admin, BS
Caitlin Arrigali
Student Assistant
Pleasanton, CA
Criminal Justice, BS
Bianca Vargas
Student Assistant
Cameron, Texas
Psychology, BS