Regional - St. Louis

Name: Katie Foley
Recruiting Region: STL Territory: St. Louis area (county list below), Southern Illinois 
Phone: (314) 429-5500

About Me:

  • Hometown: Champaign, IL
  • High school attended: Champaign Central High School
  • Undergraduate institution: Illinois State University
  • Degree/major: Bachelor of Science in Sociology

What are some of your favorite things to do in Columbia?  I love to eat at Flat Branch, have coffee at Kaldi’s Coffeehouse, and see shows at The Blue Note!

Favorite outdoor activity: I love to see outdoor concerts and canoe at Creve Coeur Park!

People would be surprised to know that… I’ve never been off of a diving board!

What advice would you give students about choosing a college? I think it is so important to find a college that is a good fit for you. I definitely recommend to go for a campus visit, meet with faculty, and to spend some time in the town. Take some time to check out student organizations and campus life as well! As cheesy as it sounds, see if you can picture yourself there!

What were your favorite activities or organizations in college and why? On-campus, I loved being a part of my campus’ Leadership & Service Living-Learning Community and my academic advising internship in the Sociology & Anthropology department. Off-campus, I loved being with my church community and serving as a Young Life leader.

What makes Columbia College different? Columbia College strives to help students shape and enhance every aspect of the college experience. Not only are there small class sizes, but there are intentional faculty that want to help you succeed and reach your life and career goals. It is a very student friendly, fun campus with so many opportunities to get involved. Whether you are looking to go cheer on Cougar Athletics or to get involved in student organizations, Columbia College will help you shape your college experience and your future. Columbia College feels like a big family!

My Regions: St Louis and southern Illinois

Missouri counties: St. Louis, St. Charles

Illinois counties: Alexander, Bond, Calhoun, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Greene, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Johnson, Lawrence, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Moultrie, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, Shelby, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, Williamson