Why New Admissions Counselor John Hall Loves Westminster and Fulton

Admissions Counselor John Hall joined the Enrollment Services staff in August and is excited to meet prospective Westminster students. Originally from St. Joseph, MO, Hall graduated in May with a degree in Pre-Professional Biology from a larger university, which Hall says gave him a lot of insight into what high school students are looking for from a small liberal arts college like Westminster. Read more about what he has to say below.

What do you like about working with high school students?

College is the first time for many students to make many of their own decisions, which for me was a pivotal time in my life, and I love getting to help students make their first big decision of college, which is picking the college!

What is your admissions territory? 

My territory is southwest Missouri.

You’re brand new at Westminster, but you bring a unique perspective to the College. What do you tell prospective students about this small liberal arts college? 

The size of this campus allows students to have direct and easy access to academic and personal resources. Additionally, encouragement to grow and try new things is so important in college, and Westminster does a phenomenal job at creating an atmosphere with those qualities.

What is something interesting about yourself that you bring to your position in Enrollment Services? 

Having studied pre-professional science at a mid-size university, I can speak to the huge advantage that a smaller school brings, with more opportunities for the students to interact with professors.

What do you like so far about Westminster College? About Fulton, MO? 

The campus is so beautiful (I love historic buildings!), and most important for me, the people on campus and in town are friendly and a lot of fun to be around.

What are your hobbies and interests?

I enjoy bike riding, hiking, reading, and the occasional video game!

Speed round: Favorite food? Favorite TV show? Favorite way to spend a Sunday?

Chicken fried rice. New Girl. Relaxing with friends and playing games.

What’s something about yourself that nobody else knows (yet)? 

I am an ordained minister and have performed three weddings!



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Sarah Rummel Backer

Sarah Rummel Backer is the Director of Media Relations and Senior Writer at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. A proud Westminster graduate, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communications in the areas of higher education, medicine, agriculture, and the private business sector.