Emily Blake
Regional Director of Enrollment Services

Regional Office Phone:
Find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/emilyatwestminster

My regional area includes:
AL, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OK, PA, RI, SC, TX, VA, VT, WV, Puerto Rico

AR Counties: Baxter, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Franklin, Hempstead, Howard, Johnson, Lafayette, Little River, Logan, Madison, Marion, Miller, Montgomery, Nevada, Newton, Pike, Polk, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sevier, Washington, Yell

Where are you from?
Dallas, Texas originally but have lived in Oklahoma City for 16 years.

Where did you go to college and what did you major in?
Westminster College Class of 1994, my degree is in Graphic Design with concentration in Business Communications.

Why do you work for Westminster?
Or what’s the best thing about working for Westminster? The relationships that I develop with prospective students and their parents are the best part of my work for Westminster. After 13 recruiting years I still have contact with lots of families. The parents of a student in my first recruiting class were the first people to “babysit” our oldest child so we could have a date night!

Why did you choose to be an Enrollment Counselor?
Pat Kirby should take credit for what I call my second career. I was working for a techcompany and looking for a new job. Pat was hiring a regional person in Oklahoma and Texas. It made sense for me to take both territories. I loved my time at Westminster and the opportunity to tell the College’s story every day was one I could not pass up. The rest is history.

Outside of being a counselor, what other programs or office initiatives are you involved in?
Susie Stuerman and I plan the Scholarship Day programs together. The fact that I am not in the office on a day to day basis limits the activities in which I can participate.

What’s your favorite memory of being a counselor so far?
Wow, that’s a hard one because there are so many good memories over the years. The top of the list would be the success stories and the transformation from a young freshman to a graduating senior.

List a couple of your hobbies.
My husband, who is also a WC grad, and I have two young daughters so lots of our spare time is spent with them. We also enjoy getting miles in on our road bikes, working in our yard and traveling.

What’s one thing about your personality most people wouldn’t assume about you?
People might not know how much I enjoy volunteer work. I try to give back to my community through our church and my involvement with the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae group.

What’s your favorite piece of advice to share with students who are researching colleges?
College is a once in a lifetime experience. Take advantage and live each moment and experience to the fullest!