Shari Brown

Shari Poonegar Brown

Admissions Counselor

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Where are you from?

Tallahassee, FL

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from Florida Southern College

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

As a former educator, I enjoy sharing my passion for education and my passion for my alma mater with students and their families during this amazing chapter in their lives.

Do you have a favorite spot on campus?

My favorite spot on campus is the grassy knoll near the Centennial Tower. When I discovered this part of campus years back, I knew I was at home when I looked up and saw the beautiful cross.

What about hobbies or outside interests?

I enjoy reading, I actually read 6 novels this summer. I love running, going to the beach, and traveling to big cities.

Favorite Book

Being an avid reader it’s hard to name just one. I enjoy books by leadership expert John Maxwell, mystery novels by Shari Lapena, and Christian fiction by Francine Rivers. Maxwell’s The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, Lapena’s The Couple Next Door, and Rivers’ Bridge To Haven are among my favorites.

Any favorite restaurants or hangouts in Lakeland?

Black & Brew and Purple Onion are my favorite, though I enjoy popping by Frescos to check out their amazing pastry case!

Favorite thing to do in Lakeland on a Saturday?

A morning run around beautiful Lake Hollingsworth, a stroll around our local downtown farmers market, followed by lunch at a local café or restaurant.

On the (Virtual) Road

Our Admissions Counselors attend college fairs and high school visits, host individual admission and financial aid programs and special receptions. See where we will be headed virtually and in person this Fall!

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