Bringing with them a wealth of diverse experiences , gifts and interests , Angela Birky , Nina Newburn and La Tanya Lynn Reese are joining the Goshen College campus as admissions counselors in July
GC Director of Admissions Marty Kelley highlighted some of the unique strengths each individual offers to the department , saying [ Birky ] has a strong commitment to and appreciation for the Mennonite Church
higher education ; [ Reese ] brings familiarity with the South Bend area - an area we would like to work more closely with - and two years experience in the admissions department at Washington University
; and [ Newburn
] has a strong commitment to a caring campus environment , bringing a great deal of creativity and management experience to the job responsibility..
...Newburn , who received a bachelor's degree from Kansas City ( Kan. ) Art Institute , has worked for nine years at Hertzler Systems Inc. , including eight years as manager of purchasing , merchandise received and inventory
.For the past five years , she has also been an independent beauty consultant
.A member of Eighth Street Mennonite Church , Newburn has served on several committees , chairing the congregational care committee ; she also taught the junior high Sunday school class and served with InterFaith Hospitality Network and the church's mentor/mentee program
.She has been a volunteer tutor and fundraiser
Reese , a 1997 graduate of Washington University
, St. Louis , Mo. , received a bachelor's degree in English literature and African-American literature and a minor in Spanish.A permanent substitute teacher and mentor at John Adams High School , South Bend , Ind. , last year , she was previously employed by Washington University's admissions office in addition to working with the Summerbridge Cincinnati program , where she taught biology , African-American literature and painting to seventh graders ; the United States Embassy's Foreign Commercial Service , Madrid , Spain , as a translator and interpreter ; D.D.C. Advertising and Public Relations and A.G Edwards & Sons Inc. , Corporate Communications , both in St. Louis , Mo. In addition , Reese was a YWCA volunteer , undergraduate resident adviser and member of a gospel choir
was named a College of Arts and Sciences scholar
and winner of a Congressional Award for Academic and Community Achievements.
The new GC admissions counselors are responsible for working with both regional students and those from around the country.Birky's recruitment territories include New York , Pennsylvania , Virginia and Ohio.Newburn
will assist post-graduates , transfer , readmit and transient students and assist with GC's summer registration events ; her
recruitment territories are Kansas and Puerto Rico.Reese will be involved in GC's summer Computer Camp , with her
recruitment territory covering St. Joseph County
( Ind. ) , Mississippi , South Dakota , Colorado , Florida , Arizona and Oregon.Goshen College
is a four-year , national liberal arts college known for leadership in international education and peace and justice issues in the Anabaptist-Mennonite tradition.Recognized for its unique Study-Service Term program and exceptional educational value , GC serves more than 1 , 000 students in both traditional and nontraditional programs.Recommendations can be found in U.S. News & World Report , Money and Barron's Best Buys in Higher Education.For more information , visit the college's web site at http : //www.goshen.edu.