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Gabe Alonzo
Gabe Alonzo
Freshman Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2009 
Mobile: 903.578.1091

Bachelor of Wellness Management, East Texas Baptist University
Territory: Greater East Texas, Louisiana

Hometown: Marshall, TX
Favorite Local Business: Central Perks
Hobbies: I enjoy hiking, photography, working out, dancing, and spending time with friends. 
Fun Fact:  I am a professional juggler and acrobat performing all over Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas! 
Favorite Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6
My advice to students: College is what you make of it, so make the most of each day you're here. These could be the best moments of your life! Get involved, have fun, and apply yourself!

Ana Asencio
Ana Asencio
Freshman Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2004
Mobile: 903.407.8158

Bachelor of Science in University Studies, East Texas Baptist University
Territory: Local East Texas, Dual Enrollment
Hometown: Henderson, Texas
Favorite Local Business: Central Perks
Hobbies: I enjoy singing, drawing, playing soccer, and spending quality time with family and friends!
Fun Fact: I am half Guatemalan.
Favorite Verse: Galatians 6:17
My advice to students: Get out of your comfort zone, make memories, and enjoy every second of your time here at ETBU!

Hannah Crisp
Hannah Crisp
Freshman Admissions Counselor | Office: 903.923.2019 
Mobile: 903.503.2020

Bachelor of Science in Health Science, East Texas Baptist University
Territory: Central Texas, All Other States excluding Louisiana
Hometown: Elysian Fields, Texas
Favorite Local Business: PizzaRev
Hobbies: Singing, fishing, running, and hanging out with friends and family. 
Fun Fact: I can yodel and I was the former Texas Watermelon Queen. 
Favorite Verse: James 1:22
My advice to students: I would encourage future students to never get comfortable with their own plans and ideas. Always reach for a higher goal but remember God's plans are far greater than we can ever imagine. 

Alex Dorman
Alex Dorman
Transfer Admissions Counselor | Office: 903.923.2012
Mobile: 903.407.8155

Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management, East Texas Baptist University
Territory: Southeast Region and Out of State
Hometown: Longview, Texas
Favorite Local Business: Shivers
Hobbies: Drone photography and spontaneous adventures.
Fun Fact: I created my own clothing company in college with three close friends.
Favorite Verse: Psalm 27: 14
My advice to students: Be patient and trust that the Lord has a plan for you.

Brandon LeBlanc
Freshman Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2006 
Mobile: 903.407.8157

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, East Texas Baptist University 
Territory: Dallas
Hometown: Keller, TX 
Favorite Local Business: Silver Grizzly Espresso
Hobbies: Playing tennis and hanging out with friends.
Fun Fact:  I like to tell jokes, but they're not funny. Also, I have received a pocket call from a well-known meteorologist while on air. 
Favorite Verse: Ephesians 4:15
My advice to students: Be intentional about getting involved, get out of your comfort zone, follow your dreams, and lastly intentionally seek Him and His plan for your life!

Harleigh Parrish
Harleigh Parrish
Freshman Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2015
Mobile: 903.503.3208

Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, East Texas Baptist University
Territory: Houston
Hometown: Huntington, TX 
Favorite Local Business:  Joe Pine
Hobbies: I love to travel, sing, read, go to plays, and spend time with family and friends!
Fun Fact:  I was the first (and only) captain of the ETBU Women's Rugby Team. 
Favorite Verse: 1 Peter 2:9
My advice to students: You are here for a specific purpose. Chase after God's dreams for your life with passion and be intentional with the time you spend here on the Hill! 

Ronni Ward
Ronni Ward
Transfer Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2007 
Mobile: 903.407.2351  

Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication, East Texas Baptist University 
Territory: Northwest Region
Hometown: Logansport, LA 
Favorite Local Business: Square Nutrition  
Hobbies: Cooking and spending time with my family and friends. 
Fun Fact: I was a member of the Tiger Cheer Team for three years. 
Favorite Verse: Matthew 28:20
My advice to students: Never give up on chasing a dream or thinking that it is not within your reach. You have the world at your fingertips, you only need to reach out and take it.