Wilkes University

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Ms.  Kate  Jacquelynn  Thomas

Assistant Director

Kate grew up in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., where she attended Blue Mountain High School. She came to Wilkes University to pursue a degree in elementary and early childhood education, with a special education certification. She soon changed to business, majoring in marketing and management. She played basketball for four years and competed on the swim team while pursuing her MBA. After a year of working as a graduate assistant in the business office, she became an admissions counselor.

Why Wilkes?

I loved the welcoming environment when I stepped on campus for the first time and I knew that I would get the individualized attention I needed. Playing a sport was also a big part of my decision-making process. 


Eastern and northwestern Pennsylvania counties

Favorite place on campus: Starbucks

Best college advice for prospective students: Be sure to make your visits and get all of your questions answered so that you feel at home the first day that you move in.

Favorite experience as Wilkes as a student: Traveling abroad to Spain, France and Italy

Favorite thing to do in Wilkes-Barre: Bowling at Chacko’s

Finish the sentence: On Sunday mornings, I like to have no plans so that I can catch up on life and get ready for the next week.

Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere that has a beach!

Favorite food: Perogies — Mrs. T’s, to be exact

Favorite season and seasonal activity/hobby: Fall, because I enjoy hiking the different trails around the area.

Fun fact: I am an assistant basketball coach at Wyoming Seminary.

Favorite quote: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” – My mom