Angela M. Ambers-Henderson, J.D. is the Director of Admissions and is responsible for administrative leadership, direction and operational oversight of the Admissions Office.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Current Town: Bloomington, Illinois
College(s) Attended: University of Toledo and University of Akron School of Law
Degree (s): Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate
Major: (Political Science, Psychology, and Law)
What do you enjoy most about your job? I love working with students at one of the most exciting times of their lives. I always remind students to celebrate this time. While choosing the right college takes a lot of work (think of it as another part time job on top of all of your other responsibilities), once you get there, celebrate this milestone with your family and friends! To find a school that is not only amazing, but will play a big role in helping you become even more amazing, that is a monumental accomplishment. I’m just fortunate I get to be part of that decision every day.
What have you learned from Lincoln College-Normal students? I have learned that Lincoln College-Normal students are amazing individuals. They are talented, passionate and excited about learning. They are doing amazing things in the world, and embrace the opportunities presented to them.
What do you most love to tell prospective students about Lincoln College-Normal? I love to share the many opportunities that students will have to connect outside the classroom. I think sometimes students are surprised that our students are from large cities and rural areas. They also make an immediate connection with a faculty member and many participate in internships in the Bloomington-Normal area. Often times it is in these unexpected experiences that students find their calling and realize their passions.
What’s great about the Bloomington/Normal area? It has all of the advantages of a large metropolitan area, including internships, social venues, shopping and more, and still has the feel of a suburban area.
What do you like to do around the community? Bloomington/Normal has so much to offer – my family likes to walk and bike in the area along the Constitution Trail. We attend events and festivals, and performances at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. There is always something going on. We also like to attend minor league professional sporting events.
What advice do you have for students who are searching for the right college for them? Start early and give yourself enough time to do the research and make sure that you are getting all of the information you need. Use your resources – everyone from teachers to parents to admissions professionals want to help and see you find your ideal college match. Make sure you are asking questions and seeking information from those who have something to offer. Be open minded though and keep your options open – you may find that what you thought you were looking for changes as you explore, visit and talk to people.
Words to live by:
“You did then what you knew how to do, and when you knew better, you did better.” -Maya Angelou-
Office Phone: (309) 268-4314
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org