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Chelsea Harrison


Admissions Counselor

Territory: Central Chicago
At St. Ambrose since 2011

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What I look for

I enjoy meeting with students who are excited to begin their college search. I look for students who are well-rounded individuals. Students who are involved in more than one activity tend to have a better understanding of time management, which is a key skill for success in college. I also look for students who are motivated and strive to put forth their best effort in the classroom and in their daily lives. I find that students who clearly outline goals they want to accomplish have a long-term track record of success.

A bit about Chelsea

As a "new-Bee" to the Quad Cities, Chelsea enjoys exploring the area and finding fun restaurants, attending local music festivals and cheering on the Fighting Bees. As a recent graduate, Chelsea knew she could not leave college for long and has found a home with St. Ambrose. She enjoys helping prospective students throughout their college search and hopes to provide that same sense of home that she received!

What I like about my job

Everything! Being an Ambrosian provides me with a sense of family and I love that my job consists of recruiting new members into our community. College is truly a milestone in a student's life and I enjoy the chance to be a part of the process. I love the opportunity to share my experiences and assist prospective students with their journey to college.

My hobbies

I love to travel. If I had an endless supply of money and vacation time, I would be out exploring the world! I would love to travel to Greece and New Zealand in the near future. In the meantime, I love spending all my time with friends and family. I also enjoy visiting museums, reading and watching bad reality television.

Connections to SAU

St. Ambrose and I have only just begun to know each other, but I am confident our relationship will be long-lasting. I have loved getting to know the campus and the community of faculty, staff and students. Everyone has been so welcoming, and I feel honored to be a part of the Ambrosian family!

Most commonly asked question

What are some activities outside of sports that a student can get involved in?
And Chelsea's answer:
The sky is the limit: Student organizations are a great way to meet people on campus, and they provide opportunities for leadership roles. The art, theatre and music departments provide a variety of exhibits and productions throughout the academic year and are absolutely free for all SAU students. Intramurals are available, and some of the club sports we offer include ultimate frisbee, sand volleyball, flag football, dodgeball and even X-box tournaments. Finally, there are plenty of activities to get involved with the community. The Figge Art Museum and the River Walk are just down the road from campus and many students also volunteer with groups like Gilda's Club or Habitat for Humanity.


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