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Director of Recruitment
My 18-year career in education began when I graduated from Marshall in 1998 with a B.A. in English and chemistry education. After teaching at the middle and high school levels for 8 years, I returned to my alma mater in the summer of 2006 to serve as the Coordinator of STEM Outreach for the College of Information Technology and Engineering and the College of Science. Two and a half years later, I was thrilled and honored to be selected as the Director of Recruitment, a position I assumed in February of 2009. Fortunate to be able to continue my education while working at Marshall, I completed my M.S.E. in Engineering Management in May of 2009 and my Ed. D. in Higher Education Leadership in May of 2015. I am so proud of the work that our team does on a daily basis, and I am privileged to work with this group of energetic, talented, and dedicated individuals. We are here to help you join us as proud Sons and Daughters of Marshall.
Assistant Director of Recruitment
A three-time graduate of Marshall University, I now serve as one of the Assistant Directors in the Office of Recruitment. I coordinate the SCORES Academic Competition as well as New Student Orientation. Marshall is a school with many traditions, a place where you can achieve personal and academic goals, pursue your dreams, and learn from some of the best faculty in the country. If you are looking for a community atmosphere that supports excellence, promotes learning, and encourages student involvement, then we welcome you into our family. I encourage you to visit our campus, and experience why We Are…Marshall!
Assistant Director of Recruitment
I’m Ella Curry, the assistant director of recruitment here at Marshall. I came to Marshall as a student in 1998. I earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and went on to use that as a newspaper reporter and public information officer in Pennsylvania. In 2006 I returned to Marshall, this time as an employee. My experience as a student made me love Marshall, but my time in the recruitment office made me dedicated to this university. I love what I do and I love this school. I can’t imagine myself anywhere else.
Hi, I’m Marlita, and I am a Recruitment Coordinator here at Marshall.
I am a two time graduate of Marshall University (B.S. 2011 and M.S. 2013). Some of my favorite activities include Thundering Herd sports games, and getting involved in the amazing Huntington community by participating in community service. I also enjoy hanging out with friends around the city of Huntington, especially shopping at the mall!
I have gained some incomparable life experiences here at Marshall University that have truly molded me into a well-rounded person. MU really put me on the right track and provided every opportunity to ensure my success. I will always love green and white and forever be a part of the Herd Family. GO HERD!
Parent and Alumni Outreach Coordinator
Hi, I’m Michael Circle, Parent and Alumni Outreach Coordinator for recruiting. I graduated from Marshall University with a degree in Sports Public Relations and have worked as a reporter and a sports writer for the Putnam Standard Newspaper as well as assignment editor for WOWK TV.
In the office, I write articles for parents and work with alumni on recruiting efforts throughout the country. When I’m not in the office, I am spending time with my beautiful wife, Debra, and amazing son, Desmond.
As a Marshall alumnus, I look forward every year to seeing the growth of the university and now, I am a part of that growth. I look forward to working with alumni and families to get more students to join the Sons and Daughters of Marshall. #BEHERD!
Hi! I’m Victoria Giuffrida and I’m the recruitment coordinator for Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina. I received my Bachelors in Advertising and Marketing from Marshall in 2014 and went on to obtain my Masters in Journalism with emphasis in Public Relations from Marshall in 2016. I still didn’t feel like my time at Marshall was finished and I’m so honored I get to work for this University that has already given me so much. While at Marshall I was a sister of Alpha Xi Delta and president of the American Advertising Federation. I’ve worked as a graphic designer and marketing assistant for two of the best organizations on campus, the Rec Center and the Marshall Artists Series.
At Marshall, you’re not just a number, you become a part of this amazing community that is passionate about helping its students thrive. I love this university so much and am excited to share that love with future students! Go Herd!
Hi! I’m Jamecia James and I’m the Recruitment Coordinator for Georgia, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware. I received my Bachelors in Athletic-Training and Psychology in 2015 here at Marshall University. I loved Marshall so much that I just had to stay a little longer. During my time at Marshall in 2013, I became a member Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. I was also the President of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Some of my favorite student experiences came from being a member of the Thundering Herd Marching Band.
Here at Marshall, from the time you say “That’s my school”, and lifetimes after you become of a big family that connects all around the world. Marshall is a part of me and I’m a part of it. I’m so excited for the places I’ll go and the students I’ll meet. And no matter where I go, I’ll always bleed a little Green and White!!! Go HERD!
Hi! I’m Ashley Killingsworth and I’m a Recruitment Coordinator here at Marshall University.
I first came to Marshall University in 2010 from upstate New York. After touring campus and seeing how warm and friendly people in the community, not just on campus, were I knew it was the place for me. In my 3 and a half years as a student at Marshall, I met some of my closest friends through a bunch of different student organizations. I’m a proud graduate of Marshall’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications (B.A. Broadcast Journalism, 2013).
After graduation I moved back to New York but it didn’t take me long to realize that once you’re a son or daughter of Marshall you’ll always bleed green. Fortunately, I was able to move back to Huntington in August of 2016 and begin working in the Office of Recruitment. In my free time I love spending time with my golden retriever, going to the beach and continuing to explore all of what Huntington has to offer.
Coming to Marshall University really was my best decision ever and I hope it can be yours as well. Go Herd!
Hi! I’m Lila Mangus and I am a Recruitment Coordinator at Marshall University.
I graduated from Marshall in May 2015 with a bachelors degree in Marketing. During my four years at Marshall, I was very involved with many organizations on campus and enjoyed my time as a college student. I grew up loving Marshall, so I knew that this university was the best decision for me. It is the perfect size all around, which helped me make new friends, as well as succeed in the classroom. With what campus has to offer and my personal experiences, I know that Marshall University offers a great college experience for students. It helped me become a professional, leader, and a proud daughter of Marshall University. GO HERD!!
Hi! My name is Patrick Rayl and I am a recruitment coordinator here at Marshall University.
I first came to Marshall in 2007 and absolutely fell in love with the university and surrounding community. I graduated from Marshall in 2013 with an accounting degree and have continued working for the University ever since. Seeing the progress Marshall has made since 2007 makes me a proud Son of Marshall. I love going to the Marshall football games and walking across campus in the fall. I met my wife while attending Marshall, along with some of my closest friends. Coming to Marshall was really my best decision, ever. Go Herd!
Project Coordinator, Call Center
Hello, everyone! My name is Rodney Sanders and I was born and raised in Huntington. I am a two-time graduate of Marshall University and I am currently seeking a doctoral degree. I earned a Master’s of Science degree in Adult and Technical Education from Marshall in 2015. I support the Office of Recruitment by coordinating our office call center, which contacts prospective students to assist them with any issues that may arise during the recruitment process. My professional interests include training and employee development, management, adult learning theory, and team building. My hobbies include learning foreign languages, studying history, writing, gaming, cooking, and working around the house. GO HERD!
Hi! I’m Hannah Sayre, a recruitment coordinator for southeast West Virginia and the state of Virginia. I recently graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations. During my four years as a student, I was involved in several organizations on campus, which made me more acquainted with the university as each year passed. As a second-generation Marshall graduate, my love for this university started at a young age and when I applied to college, Marshall was my first and only choice. Go Herd!
Hi! My name is Jillian, and I am the Program Assistant for the Office of Recruitment at Marshall University.
I am a graduate of Marshall’s School of Art and Design (BFA, 2014). I enjoy printmaking, graphic design, and illustration, along with reading and researching history and culture.
I first discovered Marshall University in the summer of 2005 when Marshall hosted the WV Governor’s School for the Arts. It was there I fell in love with the campus and faculty I met. In 2009 I returned to begin my journey to obtaining my degree. During my time here I’ve gained exceptional experiences from the plethora of opportunities Marshall University has to offer. Graduating from the School of Art and Design, I have not only the proficiency to succeed in the fine arts market, but the readiness and expertise to tackle any professional field.
Information Systems Specialist
I have been with Marshall University for 12 years. I began working in the Admissions office in 2003 and moved to the Office of Recruitment in 2006. As the Information Systems Specialist, I am responsible for all recruitment data and technical needs in the office. I have four daughters I’m extremely proud of, and I’m also pretty proud of my collection of Marshall decorations in my office. Feel free to stop by and see them when you visit!