Get to Know Your GU Life Changer: Jennifer Mancuso

Jennifer Mancuso
Title: Admissions Representative
Tenure: 8 months
Fun Fact: Originally from Florida, she has lived in Kansas City for the past five years.

Q: What are your responsibilities at Grantham?
A: I am a Life Changer in the Admissions Department. I help people set goals for their life and assist people with the admissions process from start to finish.

Q: What do you enjoy most about your position?
A: The thing I like best about working at Grantham is the opportunity to work with military members.

Q: Are you taking any classes at Grantham?
A: Yes. I am currently enrolled in a master’s degree program in Performance Improvement. I like the kind of specialization the degree delves into. I am also working on a Master in Education at Cappella University.

Q: Based on your experience, what advice do you have for students?
A: My advice to students is to take time to readjust to the learning mentality. I also want students to know that there is a lot of support for them here.

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment at Grantham?
A: My proudest accomplishment at Grantham came when I recently enrolled a student into a master’s degree program. He started on December 31, 2010 and is about to graduate, possibly as early as May 2011! This student was injured in a road side bombing while deployed. He is now recovering in a hospital in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. During his recovery, he wanted to start and finished his MBA. He is a true inspiration!

Q: What are your activities and interests outside of work?
A: I’m a soccer mom; I run everywhere. I have two kids, Cory, who is 8 years old, and Bella, who is 15 months.

Q: What is one interesting fact about yourself?
A: I have a true passion for education.

Q: Anything else?
A: I have lived in Kansas City for five years and am originally from Florida.

Q: What keeps you coming back to Grantham each day?
A: The students, the faculty and the fun!

We are glad to have Jennifer Mancuso here at Grantham University! Thank you, Jennifer, for your passion for education, and for all the help you provide students and staff alike each day.