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Bonnie Jessee

Assistant Director of Admissions & Transfer Enrollment

Campus Phone #: (309) 794-7395

Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL

Current town: Coal Valley, IL

College attended: William Rainey Harper College (Palatine, IL), Iowa State University

Degree(s): Associates of Science, Bachelors of Business Administration

Major: Marketing

What did you do before Augustana: I was a marketing/communications coordinator for a Japanese Company in the Chicago area, and a mother of two young boys at the time.

Which departments do you act as a liaison for?  Elementary and Secondary Education. 

Do you do other activities around campus (coaching, student group advisor, etc.)? I attend all the Augustana men's basketball games at home and many on the road, cheering for the team (my husband is the Assistant Coach)

What do you most love to tell prospective students about Augustana? The atmosphere at Augustana is very friendly which makes you feel at home.

What is your favorite time/tradition of the Augustana school year? Men's Basketball season (January-March). The time flies and the games are a lot of fun to attend.

What's great about the Quad Cities? The diversity of the Quad Cities and the friendliness of the people.

What do you like to do around the community? My family likes to spend time exploring sites just outside the quad cities (hiking, weekends at Starved Rock state park, shopping, and camping).  I also like to work in my yard landscaping, spend time painting and reading books in my free time. 

Do you do volunteer service in the community? Where? My youngest son is in scouting, and we have gone Christmas Caroling at a retirement center and landscaped around the local grade school.

Why did you decide to work in this field and/or at Augustana? I enjoy working with and helping to guide prospective students who are making one of the most important decisions as a young adult.

What advice do you have for students who are searching for the right college for them? Visit several schools before your senior year in high school and during your senior year visit those schools you are interested in a second time.  Most important: go with what feels right and is most comfortable for you.


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