Undergraduate Admissions Staff

Michelle Tyler

Admissions Counselor

Morse Event Center, Welcome Center
541-684-7302

B.S., Northwest Christian University

 

RECRUITING TERRITORY:

Central/Eastern Oregon, Washington, Midwest, and International.

FAVORITE NCU FACT/MEMORY:

My favorite memories are the times I spent with my cross country teammates. We truly were a family, and still are to this day. Winning a national championship with those incredible women is something that I will never forget. We went into that race with the mindset that we were attempting something so huge it was doomed to fail if God wasn’t in it. Our victory truly glorified the Lord.

BEST PART OF MY JOB:

Easily the people I work alongside! Everybody is so passionate about helping students throughout their entire collegiate experience, and it is so nice to be working alongside like-minded individuals.

FAVORITE HANGOUT SPOT IN EUGENE:

Hendricks Park. There are so many trails you can run or walk if you are looking for hills, and the rhododendron garden is beautiful in the spring time. It’s a great place to pack a picnic and go hang out with a friend. It’s also where my husband asked me to be his wife!

TIPS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS:

Work smarter not harder! Spending more time on studying does not necessarily equate to more success in the classroom. Find strategies that work for you to be efficient with your study time. That way, you will have more time to do the other things you enjoy doing and you will find more balance in your life!

FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE:

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:12-13


Tysen Buhler

Admissions Counselor

Morse Event Center, Welcome Center
541-684-7279

B.S., Northwest Christian University

RECRUITING TERRITORY:

Northern California, Oregon Coast, Salem, Alaska, Idaho and Montana.

FAVORITE NCU FACT/MEMORY:

NCU is the number one most affordable private university in Oregon.

BEST PART OF MY JOB:

Working in a Christ centered environment with awesome people and a mission that I really believe in.

FAVORITE HANGOUT SPOT IN EUGENE:

The Autzen footbridge.

TIPS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS:

Stay organized and schedule classes after 10 a.m. whenever possible.

FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE:

“Then He said to them all: whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.” -Luke 9:23-24


BRITTANY FERRELL

Ferrell,-BrittanyAdmissions Counselor

Morse Event Center, Welcome Center
541-684-7283

MBA, Northwest Christian University

B.S., Northwest Christian University

RECRUITING TERRITORY:

Eugene and local/surrounding areas and Southern California.

FAVORITE HANGOUT SPOT IN EUGENE:

Yogurt Extreme is one of my favorite places to go. Whether I am catching up with friends, or on a date with my husband, it is a unique place that always keeps us entertained.

BEST PART OF MY JOB:

I truly enjoy the people that I get to work with on a daily basis. It is incredible to be surrounded by co-workers who enjoy what they do, and it makes the work environment extremely enjoyable.

TIPS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS:

Don’t overload yourself. Sometimes it is necessary to take a break and grab a bite to eat with friends in order to keep your sanity. Even if you don’t feel like you can squeeze in a break, do it. Clearing your head is a necessary part of studying.

FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE:

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” -Josh 1:9


Megan TempleMegan Temple

Admissions Counselor

Morse Event Center, Welcome Center
541-684-7305

B.A., Northwest Christian University

RECRUITING TERRITORY:

Portland, Southern Oregon, Hawaii/U.S. Territories and International.

FAVORITE NCU FACT/MEMORY:

My favorite memories happened within my cohort in the Education program. We had so much fun studying together at the library, and coffee shops. I also loved my professors within the program, they cared about us, and connected with us not just as learners, but as individuals. We laughed and learned a lot together!

BEST PART OF MY JOB:

The people I get to work with! All of them find so much joy in what they do.

FAVORITE HANGOUT SPOT IN EUGENE:

The Glenwood. I spent most of college studying there, and drinking lots of coffee!

TIPS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS:

Find a solid community to connect with, and make sure you have lots of study friends that can make you laugh when you’re feeling a little overwhelmed.

FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE:

“He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 1:6


Alyssa Sanford

Head-shot of Alyssa SanfordOffice Manager & Visit Coordinator

Morse Event Center, Welcome Center
541-684-7201

MBA, Northwest Christian University

B.A., New Hope Christian College

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist the daily operations of the Welcome Center, Undergraduate Admissions, Athletics, and Financial Aid; serve in support of the Vice President for Enrollment & Student Development; coordinate visits for prospective undergraduate students.

BEST PART OF MY JOB:

I work with some of the most amazing people that truly make my job the best! I also love getting to connect with prospective students and their families to let them know about all the wonderful opportunities that NCU has to offer.

FAVORITE HANGOUT SPOT IN EUGENE:

I’m a big fan of Vero Espresso House! A perfect moment for me would include reading a book on the deck of Vero with blue skies and a large iced Chai.

TIPS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS:

Time management is crucial—and that means scheduling down time as well! It’s easy to feel guilty for having fun when you could be getting some work done, but don’t forget to enjoy this time of your life. You’ll find that your work time will be more productive when you give yourself the opportunity to build up your relationships and make those lasting memories.

FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE:

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28


 Kacie Gerdrum


Gerdrum-KacieDean of Admission

School of Professional Studies, Office 206
541-684-7343

B.A., Northwest Christian University

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organize and direct NCU’s effort to market its programs to prospective students.

FAVORITE NCU MEMORY:

Singing and dancing with beautiful families in Romania on an NCU missions trip.

BEST PART OF MY JOB:

Getting to know students and families from all different backgrounds and helping them find their home here at NCU.

TIPS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS:

Take the time to get to know your professors. They are extremely knowledgeable and can help you learn more than you ever imagined.

FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE:

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8


MICHAEL FULLER


MikeVice President for Enrollment & Student Development

Morse Event Center, Welcome Center
541-684-7201

M.S., California Lutheran University
B.A., Pacific Lutheran University

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serve as NCU’s chief enrollment and student development officer. Provide leadership to the Division of Enrollment and Student Development including: Admission, Athletics, Campus Ministry, Financial Aid, Student Programs, Residence Life, Campus Dining, and Security.

FAVORITE NCU MEMORY:

Beacon Madness, Chapel, New Student Orientation, Embrace the City Day, and all Beacon sporting events.

BEST PART OF MY JOB:

Getting to lead a team that works tirelessly to help students find “God’s Call” in their life.

FAVORITE HANGOUT SPOT IN EUGENE:

Anywhere with my family, the Morse Event Center, coffee houses, and Autzen Stadium.

TIPS FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS:

Be involved. College ought to be an ‘active’ experience. Students who invest their time in the classroom, in co-curricular activities, in leadership opportunities, and in serving others graduate with a great sense of fulfillment.

FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE:

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but as an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.” I Timothy 4:12