Anna Hopkins

Admissions Counselor

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Where are you from?

Wooster, Ohio

What do you enjoy most about working at Florida Southern?

Being able to connect with students and work with them throughout such an exciting and pivotal moment in their lives.

Do you have a favorite spot on campus?

My favorite place on campus would have to be Lake Hollingsworth.  I love to kayak, and the waterfront program allows me to rent a boat and enjoy a day on the water.

What's the best tradition or campus event at Florida Southern?

Winter Wonderland.  Christmas is by far my favorite holiday and favorite time of the year, and I think it’s so cool that FSC is able to recreate a winter scene (complete with real snow) for the native northerners as well as the southern students who may have never seen snow before.  Plus there’s nothing like a snowball fight in shorts and flip flops!

Describe your idea of a perfect Saturday in Lakeland.

As a former Midwesterner, I like to get out and enjoy Lakeland’s 330 days of sunshine as much as possible.  My perfect day would consist of spending the day by the pool, followed by exploring the many locally owned businesses in downtown Lakeland.


Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Music I Love

Collin McLoughlin, Timeflies, Drake, Girl Talk, Bruce Springsteen, Lana del Rey

Books I Love

Harry Potter, Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me?, Bossypants

Movies I Love

Gone with the Wind, Elf, Despicable Me

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The College of Wooster

Favorite Quotes

"I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights." - Maya Angelou

Any favorite restaurants or hangouts in Lakeland?

I love Black & Brew- they have the best sandwiches!

What about hobbies or outside interests?

I love beach volleyball, kayaking, laying by the pool…anything that keeps me outside in the Florida sunshine.

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