Admissions Meet the Admissions Team


Image of Missy ThorntonMissy Thornton


Specialist, Admissions Support
Phone: 304-243-2359
Email: mthornton@wju.edu

Years at WJU: 18 months

Education: Master's in Public Administration (MPA)

Favorite Aspect of WJU: It feels like one big family. Everyone is very friendly, helpful and caring.

Favorite Spot on Campus: My office. I love being the first one to greet everyone and I love seeing all the wildlife outside my window!

Favorite Local Spot: Oglebay Park

Advice for Prospective Students: Embrace your college years. Study hard but don't forget to enjoy yourself. Try new things, meet new people and make some memories.


Get to Know Me!


Hometown: McMechen, WV

Family: My husband, Eric, and 2 daughters, Hannah & Via (Olivia)

Three Words to Describe YourselfFun-loving, Caring and Compassionate 

Favorite Academic Subjects: Speech, History, English

Hobbies: Reading, watching sports

Most Prized PossessionOther than my family, my most prized possession is my Degree. I worked very hard for it.

Favorite Seasonal Activities:
Spring: Softball
Summer: Softball and Traveling
Fall: Softball, Volleyball, and Basketball
Winter: Basektball

Favorite Quote: "Why fit in when you were born to stand out" - Dr. Seuss

Favorite Book: The Left Behind Series, The Shack & The Da Vinci Code

Favorite Movie: The Shack, Mama Mia