Regional - Illinois

Name: Joe Hofbauer
Recruiting Region: Regional - Illinois
Phone: (847) 336-6333 ext. 17

About Me:

  • Hometown: Cissna Park, IL
  • High school attended: Cissna Park High School
  • Undergraduate institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Degree/major: Bachelor of Arts in History

Favorite outdoor activity: 
Running, spending time downtown.
People would be surprised to know that…
I once ran a half marathon in Kampala, Uganda.

What advice would you give students about choosing a college?
Definitely visit the campus, also ask all the questions you can think of. Find a college that’s the best fit for you. 

What were your favorite activities or organizations in college and why?
My study abroad experience was definitely one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Closer to home, I volunteered for a high school mentoring program that resulted in some lifelong friendships.

What makes Columbia College different?  
It’s unique to be able to experience the classic college-town feel while at the same time really get to know your professors in classes as small as Columbia’s. I think that close interaction with not only your peers but also the faculty is a huge plus.

My Region: Regional - Illinois

Illinois counties: Adair, Adams, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Cook, DeKalb, DeWitt, DuPage, Ford, Fulton, Grundy, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake , LaSalle, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Morgan, Ogle, Peoria, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermilion, Warren, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago, Woodford

Other states: Wisconsin