Photo: Kamalie Morales


Assistant Director of Admissions


Where are you from?

Lakeland, Florida

What do you enjoy most about working with students?

I love that I can connect with students from Puerto Rico and Florida as they work on their college search and application process, since I grew up in both locations. As a graduate, I am glad to have my own Florida Southern background to help families and students see why FSC is the perfect fit!

What’s your favorite spot on Florida Southern’s campus?

I love Tutu’s Cyber Café. This is a hot spot on campus because so much is available. I can always count on Starbucks’ drinks to give my day a boost! Apart from the great lunch options, I can relax by the Water Dome or walk into Roux Library to get a book or rent a movie.

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

My favorite tradition is the Fairwell Festival. Each year it centers on a different theme (such as Arabian Nights or the 90s) and it’s a great opportunity to have one last night of fun riding rides, eating, and dancing with family and friends before the semester comes to an end.

Describe a perfect Saturday in Lakeland.

A perfect Saturday in Lakeland would start by going to have breakfast at Mimis Café in the Lakeside Village and then venturing to Books A Million to spend time reading a new book or magazine. For lunch, it’s great to head to downtown Lakeland and eat at any of the wonderful restaurants centered by Munn Park and then take time to shop around the wonderful antique stores. At night, I would go to any one of the different movie theatres in Lakeland—such as the Silver Moon Drive-In—and watch a double feature to top off the perfect Saturday.

Any favorite restaurants or hangouts in Lakeland?

Fish City Grill — only a ten minute drive from campus. They have the best Fish and Chips and always bring new items to the menu depending on the season. I encourage anyone who loves seafood to check it out.


Puerto Rico, and the following counties in Florida: Brevard, Broward, Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie.

Music I Love

Gym Class Heroes, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers

Movies I Love

Hackers, The Family Stone, and anything by J.J. Abrams

TV Shows I Love

Project Runway, New Girl, and Glee

Books I Love

Richard III, Impulse and the Harry Potter series

Educational Background

Bachelor’s in English Literature and Writing from Florida Southern College

Favorite Quote

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." —J.K. Rowling

Any hobbies or outside interests?

Reading is my main hobby; I always love a good book! I also enjoy shopping, watching movies, and scrapbooking.

What’s something that would surprise people about you?

I am a massive gamer! I basically own every gaming console out there today.

Other unusual, interesting, noteworthy, or peculiar facts or trivia about you?

I’m a massive Harry Potter fan. I have not only gone to the theme park in Orlando over 60 times, but I was also able to get on the red carpet for the last Harry Potter movie premiere in New York City and meet the cast. Also, I know Michael Jackson’s top dance numbers because I was in a tribute show a couple of years back!

Kamalie Morales, MBA

Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone 863.680.3909


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