West Virginia


Stacey Thomas

  • District of Columbia
  • Northern Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • South Western Virginia



My College Memory

The best thing I did for myself while attending George Mason University as an out-of-state student was to get out of my dorm room and get involved in campus life. Being involved and building relationships on campus led me to so many rewarding opportunities. After just one semester on campus, I was hired to be a tour guide, welcoming prospective students to the university and answering their questions.

That experience helped me then become an Orientation Leader where I was able to live on campus during the summer months for free while greeting new students and meeting new people. After that, I became a Resident Advisor and received free room and board. All of these experiences taught me that if you build positive relationships and search for ways to engage in campus life, you will quickly make your college campus your second home.

Admissions Rep Melissa Stevens

Melissa Stevens

  • Eastern Ohio
  • Northern Ohio
  • Western Pennsylvania
  • Northern West Virginia
  • Michigan



My College Memory

My most memorable experience at JWU was when I had my turn to run the Statler Dining Room as a part of my final project in hospitality class. I completely created the atmosphere, from table décor to staff’s attire, to the font on the menu. It was my first chance to be “in charge.” I also created a guest list, which I made sure included my favorite JWU professors and family. My responsibilities included timing the execution of each course.

It was such a thrill to see all the hard work come together. I enjoyed working with the students in the class, we all made such an effort to work as a team and help each other have a successful and special night. Because we worked so well together, many of us are still friends and professional contacts.