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Admissions Counselor


Where are you from?

Alpharetta, Georgia

What do you enjoy most about working in FSC’s Office of Admissions?

I love having the chance to meet with my students one-on-one and learning about their aspirations for college! It’s an exciting process that I enjoy being a part of. Seeing students grow is a great opportunity for me.

Do you have a favorite spot on campus?

The Water Dome for sure! It’s breathtaking in beauty and I love the tradition of the seniors jumping in after they graduate.

What about hobbies or outside interests?

I’m a huge music festival lover and will travel all over just to go to one. Shaky Knees in Atlanta, Bonaroo, and Coachella are my favorites! I really love to travel in or out of the U.S. when I get a chance, especially to Italy.

Number One Reason to check out FSC

Not many schools can guarantee a study abroad trip or internship. Florida Southern wants students to succeed and gives them every opportunity to do so.


Counties in Florida including Bradford, Broward, Dade, Glades, Hendry, Martin, Monroe, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, and Seminole

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing from Georgia Southern University

Favorite movie, book, and music

  • Just Friends, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver, and Walk the Moon or Indie/Alternative.

Any favorite restaurants or hangouts in Lakeland?

Black and Brew and Frescos are cool places to grab a great and nutritious lunch. Of course, I always grab a cookie for dessert, too.

Favorite thing to do in Lakeland on the weekends?

I am a big foodie, so I love the Food Truck Rally that happens every third Thursday of the month. Trucks local, from Tampa and Orlando!

Janie Malson

Admissions Counselor
Phone 863.680.3962
Text 863.777.4175

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