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Admissions Directory

Admissions Counselors

Our counselors are here to help you apply for college, figure out financial aid, and make your transition to college easier.  We are a part of the Wildcat family and we are excited you want to join us!

Alma Castillo

Admissions Counselor

509-859-1140

Alma.Castillo@cwu.edu

Yakima and Kittitas Counties, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota

Alma Castillo

Title: Admissions Counselor
Phone: 509-859-1140
Email: Alma.Castillo@cwu.edu
Region(s): Yakima and Kittitas Counties, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota

Hometown: Yakima, Washington

Degree(s): BA, History

What was your favorite part of college?
My favorite part about college was living in close proximity with all of my college friends. You will never have that again after college.

What is your favorite thing about Ellensburg?
My favorite part about Ellensburg is it’s vibrant downtown and access to local shops to feed into the local economy.

Fun facts about me:
I love movies. I watch movies based on directors, screenwriters, and cinematographers.

Brittney Mailhot

Senior Admissions Counselor

206-747-1337

Brittney.Mailhot@cwu.edu

Pierce, Thurston, Mason, and Grays Harbor Counties, Nevada, Arizona

Brittney Mailhot

Title: Senior Admissions Counselor
Phone: 206-747-1337
Email: Brittney.Mailhot@cwu.edu
Region(s): Pierce, Thurston, Mason, and Grays Harbor Counties, Nevada, Arizona

Hometown: Olympia, WA

Degree(s)
MS, Family & Consumer Science, Family Studies
BS, Information Technology & Administrative Management, Art and Family Studies Minors


What was your favorite part of college?
My favorite part of college was all the ways I was able to get connected! I made life-long friends, participated in research opportunities, went to conferences, and joined clubs.  Being able to learn, live, and have fun all the in the same place was an awesome experience!

What is your favorite thing about Ellensburg?
My favorite thing about Ellensburg is how safe and accessible everything is! When I went to CWU, I was able to walk from my apartment to classes and from my internship to the grocery store or downtown. And, with 300+ days of sunshine, I never had to really worry about the rain!

Fun facts about me:
I was a first-generation college student, graduating from CWU! Although I am a CWU wildcat through and through, I have a special place in my heart for dogs, including my miniature American Shepherd, Milly! Also, I love all types of TV shows (I don’t discriminate!) from reality trash TV to Emmy Award winning dramas – my DVR is filled!

Faith George

Admissions Counselor

509-899-6025

Faith.George@cwu.edu

Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan Counties, Pend Orielle, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming

Faith George

Title: Admissions Counselor
Phone: 509-899-6025
Email: Faith.George@cwu.edu
Region(s): Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan Counties, Pend Orielle, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming

Hometown: Ellensburg, WA

Degree(s):
BA, Public Relations, Non-Profit Management Minor
CWU Alumna!

What was your favorite part of college?
My favorite part of college was meeting so many wonderful people, I met some of my best friends while I was in college. Additionally, everyone at Central, from students to faculty and staff, was always so kind, welcoming and helpful.

What is your favorite thing about Ellensburg?
My favorite thing about Ellensburg is the four seasons and the ample outdoor recreation options.

Fun facts about me:
When I am not sharing my love for Central with future Wildcats you can find me with my husband on his family farm. I love being outside and hanging out with our plethora of animals. We have 7 dogs, chickens, horses, cows, and (my personal favorite) goats!

Juan L. Corona

Senior Admissions Counselor

206-651-6276

Juan.Corona@cwu.edu

East, Central, & South King County, Kitsap County, Alaska, Guam and the Marina Islands

Juan L. Corona

Title: Senior Admissions Counselor
Phone: 206-651-6276
Email: Juan.Corona@cwu.edu
Region(s): East, Central, & South King County, Kitsap County, Alaska, Guam and the Marina Islands

Hometown:  Parma, ID

Degree(s): BA, TV/Radio Broadcasting Digital Media Production

What was your favorite part of college?
Having the opportunity to be involved on campus. Staying busy, and meeting my best friends.

What is your favorite thing about Ellensburg?
The college atmosphere!

Fun facts about me:
I am a true Britney Spears fan!!

Megan Daniels, MPA

Senior Admissions Counselor

360-606-8468

Megan.Daniels2@cwu.edu

Southwestern Washington and Oregon. WA counties: include Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Skamania, Klickitat

Megan Daniels, MPA

Title: Senior Admissions Counselor
Phone: 360-606-8468
Email: Megan.Daniels2@cwu.edu
Region(s): Southwestern Washington and Oregon. WA counties: include Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Skamania, Klickitat

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Degree(s)
Master in Public Administration
BA, Social Science

What was your favorite part of college?
My favorite part of college was getting to meet and learn from so many different people from different backgrounds. I also loved having those “Aha!” moments in the classroom when I learned something new that really changed my perspective.

What is your favorite thing about Ellensburg?
My favorite thing about Ellensburg is the Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park and the 300 days of sunshine! Also, I love the view of the mountains, the beautiful sunsets and the Japanese Garden on campus!

Fun Facts About me:
I love to garden and I have over 15 house plants. I enjoy hiking, long drives, and listening to podcasts and audiobooks. In my free time you’ll find me at my local farmers market or out exploring a new park.

Myndee Ronning

Director of Admissions - Recruitment

425-949-2099

Myndee.Ronning@cwu.edu

Hawaii

Myndee Ronning

Title: Director of Admissions - Recruitment
Phone: 425-949-2099
Email: Myndee.Ronning@cwu.edu
Region(s): Hawaii

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Degree(s):
MS, Information Technology Administrative Management
BS, Speech Communication

What was your favorite part of college?
I really liked the wide variety of classes. It allowed me to explore many interests while still meeting the requirements. I also made some great life-long friends.

What is your favorite thing about Ellensburg?
My favorite things about Ellensburg are our beautiful campus and that we get to experience all four seasons.

Fun Facts About me:
I have worked for CWU for over 14 years now and I’m in my 24th year of higher education Admissions. I oversee freshman and transfer recruitment and our amazing Admissions Counselors.  I live and work in Seattle and try to get to campus once a month or so.  When I’m not at work I love to travel, and spend time with my husband, our daughter, our 2 cats and extended family. Aside from that, you’ll likely find me on my phone!

Sidney Lim

Admissions Counselor

206-304-2487

Sidney.Lim@cwu.edu

North King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, Island, Clallam, and Jefferson Counties, California

Sidney Lim

Title: Admissions Counselor
Phone: 206-304-2487
Email: Sidney.Lim@cwu.edu
Region(s): North King, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, Island, Clallam, and Jefferson Counties, California

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Degree(s): BA, Human Services

What was your favorite part of college?
The opportunity to participate in student clubs/organizations. It allowed me to find a great group of friends, network and make meaningful connections, learn about my own culture, and take on responsibilities and mature as a person.

What is your favorite thing about Ellensburg?
How close and conveniently everything you’ll need is located, especially all of the food. Whether on campus or off campus you’ll be able to find something good to eat. Oh, and the sunny weather!

Fun facts about me:
I play video games in my free time, on PlayStation 4.

Take the Next Step to Becoming a Wildcat.

Admissions@cwu.edu