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First Year Admission Counselors

Ziggy Blackwell
Ziggy 
Blackwell
Assistant Director of Admission and Chicago Regional Representative
217.245.3584
My territory includes the Chicago area; specifically the counties of Cook (high schools north of I-290), Boone, Lake, and McHenry.
Jovanna Chavez
Jovanna 
Chavez
Senior Admission Counselor
217.245.3160
Tanner Hall, 1st floor
My territory includes the southern Chicago area (Cook county high schools north of I-290), as well as the counties of Will, Dupage, Grundy, Kendall, Kane, Dekalb and Ogle.
Sara-Jean Gilbert
Sara-Jean 
Gilbert
Associate Director of Admission
217.245.3266
Tanner Hall, 1st Floor
My territory includes Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Pike and Scott counties.
Katie Kuznia
Katie 
Kuznia
Admission Counselor
217.245.3031
Tanner Hall, 1st floor
My territory includes the counties of southern and eastern IL as well as most of the eastern US.
Lakyn Miller
Lakyn 
Miller
Assistant Director of Admission and Systems Coordinator
217.245.3032
Tanner Hall, 1st floor
My territory includes Cass, Logan, Macoupin, Menard, Morgan, and Sangamon counties, as well as California.
Patrick Oettle
Patrick 
Oettle
Admission Counselor
217.245.3275
Tanner Hall, 1st Floor
My territory includes the counties of northern IL (excluding Chicagoland area) and western IL as well as most of the western US (excluding California).
Emily Smith
Emily 
Smith
Senior Admission Counselor
217.245.3586
Tanner Hall, 1st floor
My territory includes the counties of Madison, St. Clair and Monroe in Illinois, as well as Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.