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Admissions Counselor

Kelsye Awbrey 

Kelsye Awbrey


Get to know Kelsye!


What year did you start as a student at WKU?

Fall 2011


When did you start as an Admissions Counselor for WKU?

January 2023


What is your favorite time of year at WKU?

Even though I love the spring aesthetic with those heavenly cherry blossoms on campus, my favorite time is the fall. I relish the hustle and bustle of everyone coming back to campus and the Potter College of Arts and Letters (PCAL) puts on a fun Fall Festival event.


Where are you from?

Louisville, Kentucky


What did you study in college?

I have a Bachelor’s of Music Education. Fun fact: I earned extra credit in my communications class by singing after my first speech.


Advice for new Hilltoppers?

Find community! Don’t be afraid to walk up to random people and strike a conversation, you’ll meet some interesting people. Join a club or organization. Seriously, just get involved!


What does the WKU experience mean to you?

WKU was a place I thrived. I enjoyed being around people who were likeminded as well as people who expanded my ideas. WKU is all about finding your passions and working toward your goals. We truly believe “The Spirit Makes The Master.”


My favorite WKU tradition and/or memory is:

Big Red is my absolute favorite and I could chat your ear off about it. Big Red once showed up at a CRU event to show us some dance moves. Big Red really embodies the spirit of the school and is the cutest.


What is your favorite spot on WKU's campus?

The Colonnade aka the Fine Arts Center bleachers aka the OG football stadium. The best is when your professor allows you to have class out there. I enjoyed a lot of meals there with friends. Also, that’s where PCAL’s Fall Festival is. Don’t miss it!


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