Meet the Admissions Team | Casper College, Wyoming

Meet the Admissions Team

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Kyla Foltz, Director of Admissions Services

Tell us about yourself

I attended Casper College as a traditional age first-generation student. I studied agriculture and secondary education but also took classes in welding and music. Since then, I have taken classes in auto body, machining, drafting, and electronics. I love learning! After finishing a bachelor's degree and becoming a certified teacher, I found a job to recruit students like you to attend Casper College. Because my experience here was EXCELLENT, I find that recommending CC to others is easy and fun. I have learned that an education opens many doors for careers and jobs you may have never even heard of or thought of before, so even if you cannot decide what to study, just learn more about something you enjoy, and you will figure the rest out later.

What do you like best about Casper College?

CC has nearly every major. The campus student body is made up of students from all walks of life studying all types of subjects. There is always something going on and something to do to learn or have fun.

What do you like most about Casper?

As a student, I found a great mix of job opportunities and recreation and social events in Casper. For me, Casper was the "big city" because I was from a small Wyoming town. Now as a working adult in Casper, I love the culture and activities that are available. There are plenty of restaurants, events, and activities for my family and me. You will find too, something for your interests and hobbies.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I was nervous about going to school for my master’s degree. Even though I had completed two college degrees already and worked at a college, I was nervous about the risks and workload of going back to school.

What advice would you give students going through the college search process?

Do your homework and research. Ask a lot of questions. Going to college is a huge investment of time and resources. Make sure it is what you want to do, and then put all of your heart into it.

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Lisa Meldrum, Admissions Representative

Tell us about yourself

I am passionate about helping students navigate their path to college! As a first-generation student, I know how hard it can be to transition to higher education. After a few detours, I finally graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University and am currently working on my master’s degree in higher education administration.

When I have free time, I like to spend it with my husband and our three dogs; a German Shepherd, a Cocker Spaniel, and a Jack Russell Terrier.  I also enjoy painting, traveling, playing clarinet and saxophone, and watching the TV show “Friends.”

What do you like best about Casper College?

Casper College cares about their students. I love working with the staff and faculty that are dedicated to helping their students succeed!

What do you like most about Casper?

There is always something to do. Between the plethora of outdoor activities, college events, and the Casper Events Center, there really is something for every personality here in Casper.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I am a Dolly Parton fan through and through! I had read her biography by the time I was 8, and I continue to try to emulate her positivity and love of life!

What advice would you give students going through the college search process?

You are not alone! The application process and transition to college can seem confusing and tedious, but we are here to help. If you’re feeling unsure or stressed about where you are in the process of admission, contact me! I am here to help you each step of the way.

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Dalia Pedro Trujillo, Admissions Representative

Tell us about yourself

I grew up in Washington state and moved to Casper a little less than two years ago. I went to Saint Martin’s University, a small Catholic college near Olympia, the capital of Washington. I graduated with degrees in history and political science and minored in French and international relations. One day, I plan on attending law school and doing policy work.

I love to run and spend a lot of my free time running. In the winter, I cross-country ski, since running in windy, snowy Wyoming weather is a challenge. My husband and I spend our summers backpacking and running through the state of Wyoming. We’ve been to Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Bighorn Mountains, Laramie Peak, the Wind River Range, and around the trails here in town.

What do you like best about Casper College?

I think we have a great supportive community and a beautiful campus.

What do you like most about Casper?

I love how much Casper is growing! Since I’ve moved here, I’ve seen new businesses open up, and more opportunities for recreation. I love how close we are to Casper Mountain and the river.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I have a coffee problem. Functioning without coffee is a day to day struggle, so having coffee every morning is very important.

What advice would you give students going through the college search process?

It’s OK to ask questions. If you don’t know the answer or are unsure about something, ask! The college application process is not easy, and at times it can be confusing, but you’re not alone. We’re here to help you navigate that process.

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Danielle Gallegos, Enrollment Services Specialist

Tell us about yourself

I currently work in the Casper College New Student Admissions Office as an enrollment services specialist. My position allows me to work with prospective and incoming students on a daily basis and this is the best part of my job! I also coordinate weekly individual and group tours that give prospective students the opportunity to experience campus and see all of the amazing opportunities and resources our students have. I have had many opportunities in the past five years at Casper College, including working in enrollment services, financial aid, and now the admissions office. I also currently serve as an active member of the Title IX Investigator Team for the college. Working in several departments and across campus has given me a wide body of knowledge that allows me to assist students through the entire process of becoming a Casper College Thunderbird! Choosing to attend college can sometimes feel like an overwhelming and intimidating process, but my goal is to support all students and make the process simpler with my friendly and caring presence. I am here to help!

What do you like best about Casper College?

My favorite thing about Casper College is that we offer so many resources to support student success! My perspective comes from my direct knowledge of all of the amazing facilities, faculty, and staff that I deal with on a daily basis. For a two-year public college, we really have a lot to offer. From new state-of-the-art facilities to caring and dedicated faculty and staff across campus, Casper College supports the progress of learning and each student’s intellectual and emotional growth; and don’t forget that Casper College has other incredible student resource centers on campus including the Wellness Center, Student Success Center, Writing Center, and Math Learning Center that are there to help. We truly are a committed community!

What would people be surprised to know about you?

People might be surprised to know I am still a student myself. I continue to pursue my higher education, and although it is extremely challenging to work, go to school, and raise a family all at the same time, it is possible if you are willing.

What advice would you give students going through the college search process?

Don’t give up when things get hard. Instead, seek out support and help from the community around you! One of the things I have been able to witness in the students I have worked with over the years is that it is those that can push through challenges – we all have them – and reach out for help are more successful! Working through life’s challenges produces positive growth and builds confidence in us like nothing else can.

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March 9, 2018