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Ana Asencio
Ana Asencio
Freshman Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2007 
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!

Brashay Gross
Freshman Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2019 
Mobile: 903.503.2020
Bachelor of Science in University Studies, East Texas Baptist University
Territory: Central Texas, All Other States excluding Louisiana
Hometown: Marshall, Texas
Favorite Local Business: Central Perks, best baked potatoes in town!
Hobbies: I enjoy roller-skating, fishing, and hanging out with my family. 
Fun Fact: I love to roller-skate. 
Favorite Verse: Galatians 5:22-23
My advice to students: Get involved in all that ETBU has to offer!

Michael Lawson
Freshman Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2015 
Mobile: 903.503.3208

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, East Texas Baptist University
Territory: Houston and Southeast Texas
Hometown: Sherman, Texas
Favorite Local Business: Silver Grizzly Espresso 
Hobbies: I enjoy running, hunting, camping, dancing (especially two-step), reading books, watching movies, drinking good coffee, and going to Texas Rangers games.
Fun Fact: I'm a 7th generation Texan. 
Favorite Verse: Philippians 3:12
My advice to students: You're not going to remember the time in your room scrolling through Facebook. Get out and get involved in as much as you can, meet as many people as possible, and make as many memories as you can. 

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!

Maddie Sherwood
Transfer Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2007 
Bachelor of Arts in Agricultural Communications and Journalism, Texas A&M University 
Territory: Northwest Region
Hometown: Midland, TX 
Favorite Local Business: Central Perks 
Hobbies: Running, quilting, and walking my dog Murphy. 
Fun Fact:  I am a former ETBU cheerleader. 
Favorite Verse: James 1:27
My advice to students: Enjoy every minute. It goes by faster than you think. 

Max Turner
Transfer Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2012 
Mobile: 903.407.8155

Bachelor of Arts in History, East Texas Baptist University
Territory: Southeast Region
Hometown: Spring, Texas
Favorite Local Business: Gucci’s Pizza
Hobbies: I enjoy friends, family, playing video games, and reading.
Fun Fact: I have been skydiving.
Favorite Verse: Philippians 2:5-11
My advice to students: First, enjoy the time you have because it flies by. Second, stick with the college and degree plan that you choose.

Colton Whitefield
Freshman Admissions Counselor  |  Office: 903.923.2009 
Mobile: 903.578.1091

Bachelor of Business Administration, East Texas Baptist University
Territory: East Texas, Louisiana
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Favorite Local Business: Pazzeria by Pietro’s
Hobbies: I love to be outside, play sports, and hang out with my friends.
Fun Fact: This is my first full-time position.
Favorite Verse: Nahum 1:7
My advice to students: Choosing a college is not the easiest thing to do, but ETBU is a school that you won’t regret giving a try. ETBU is a community of believers who truly care about your life.