Bethany Jackson joined the admissions team at the West Virginia Junior College in Morgantown in early January as the College’s High School Admissions Representative.
Bethany, who is originally from Connecticut, said she enjoys seeing each student’s potential and seeing that they really want to attend college and change their lives.
“We’re helping them to succeed,” Bethany said.
Bethany has lived in Morgantown with her husband and her cat, Pound Cake, for over four years. She said her favorite part of the state is the scenery. She added that she’s met a lot of great people.
“I like getting to talk to the students, even just in the hallways,” Bethany said.
Bethany attended Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in Geneva, N.Y., where she majored in English Literature. Bethany earned her Master’s degree in Museum Studies from Indiana University, Indiana Campus.
Prior to joining the staff at the WVJC, Bethany worked as a receptionist in a doctor’s office in Morgantown and for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Indianapolis.
“I love this school, and the students seem great,” Bethany said. “The faculty and staff seem to really care, and I’m looking forward to making those close connections.”