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Hilary Callas

Admissions Counselor


Main Campus
Ambrose Hall
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

563/333-6002
CallasHilaryA@sau.edu

Territory: Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities area
At St. Ambrose since 2013

What I look for

When I meet a prospective student, I'm looking at them holistically. Grades and test scores simply are not enough. I look for students who have worked hard, had fun, and given back in high school so they can continue that path at St. Ambrose. Students with different experiences build stronger classroom and co-curricular environments.

A bit about Hilary

Hilary is a Quad Cities native and a graduate of Moline High School. During her college years, she discovered her passion for admissions, and decided to pursue a graduate degree in Student Affairs Administration. When the time came to find a great fit for a full-time position pursuing her love of admissions work, she looked no further than St. Ambrose!

What I like about my job

Working in Admissions at St. Ambrose allows me to build relationships with future Bees. I love meeting prospective students and their guests. The college decision process is tough, even intimidating, so I like easing those concerns and learning about people in the process. I love hearing everyone's stories, from what drew them to St. Ambrose to why they have picked a specific major.

My hobbies

On any given night, I'm most likely reading my Kindle, watching HGTV, or walking my dog, Toula. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends and family. I love to work on my cooking skills — with assistance from my brother — but progress is slow.

Connections to SAU

Growing up in the Quad Cities, I have many friends with Ambrose connections. Several of my friends attended St. Ambrose for their undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Most commonly asked question

How do I get scholarships?
And Hilary's answer:
Students are encouraged to seek out scholarships. Each first-time undergraduate St. Ambrose student will receive a merit-based academic scholarship when they are accepted. Scholarships for other activities, like athletics and fine arts, are also available. St. Ambrose also accepts outside scholarships. Check out your community centers, parents' employers, and websites to help you find scholarships that fit you best! Every scholarship, no matter how big or small the amount, matters. Apply!

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