Meet the Admissions and Recruitment Team

Shelbi' Ham

Shelbi' Ham 
Associate Director of Recruitment


Hometown: Miami, FL
Degrees: Bachelor’s of Arts in Mass Communication
Favorite Restaurant in Albany: King Claw
Something interesting about me: I love to travel.
Favorite ASU tradition: Homecoming
Favorite college class: African American Literature

What is your notable first at ASU: I was the first Coca-Cola Ambassador for Albany State University. It was a great internship and experience. Also, I was apart of the first freshman class after the consolidation.
Why you came to ASU/Why you enjoy it here: I attended Albany State University for my undergraduate degree because it felt like home. There are many opportunities to succeed here. I enjoy working for ASU because I am able to give back to the students to ensure they have a great experience just like myself.

Recruitment Territories: Georia Counties: Henry, Newton, Rockdale, Gwinnett, Macon, Paulding, Hancock, Elbert, Monroe, Muscogee.

Toussaint Hill

Toussaint L. Hill


Hometown:  Albany, Georgia 
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Marketing (Albany State University)
Favorite restaurant/eatery in Albany: JC Wingz
Something interesting about me:  I have been on the campus of Albany State in some capacity since I was seven years old!  I have even lived on campus!

Favorite ASU tradition: 
Favorite spot on campus: As a student, my favorite spot on campus was "The Square".  Now, it is the Caroline Hall Chimney and Joseph Winthrop Holley's burial site.
Favorite college class: Principles of Marketing
What is your notable first at ASU: Being instrumental in recruiting the first freshmen class after the consolidation
Why you came to ASU/Why you enjoy it here:   I matriculated as a student at ASU, but I enjoy it because it of its rich history and nostalgia.

Recruitment Territories: Georgia Counties:  Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bleckley, Brooks, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Calhoun, Clay, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Miller, Mitchell, Peach, Pulaski, Pierce, Randolph, Seminole, Sumter, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Twiggs, Ware, Wheeler, Wilcox, Worth.

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Lakesia N. Barge
Associate Director of Admissions 

Hometown: Leslie, Georgia

Degrees: Information Technology Diploma (South Georgia Technical College), Bachelor's of Science in Healthcare Administration (Albany State University) and Master of Science in Healthcare Management
Favorite restaurant in Albany:
Corks Wine & Charcuterie
Something interesting about me: I love to cook.
Favorite ASU tradition: Homecoming Week

Favorite spot on campus:
Central court of West campus
Favorite college class:  Introduction to African Diaspora

What is your notable first at ASU: My notable first at ASU was meeting Hydeia Broadbent at ASU. She is living with HIV. She was the guest speaker for World AIDS Day on Campus.
Why you came to ASU/Why you enjoy it here:  I came to ASU for employment and I enjoy working with the staff.

Mega Baggs

Megan Baggs
Admissions Counselor

New Freshman, Last Name: A-I


Hometown: Quantico, VA
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Columbus State University)
Favorite Restaurant in Albany: Longhorn's Steakhouse
Something Interesting about Me: Military Brat
Favorite ASU Tradition: Homecoming
Favorite spot on campus: Mural painting outside of the James Pendergrast library on East Campus.
Favorite college class: Learning & Behavior Analysis
Notable first at ASU: being a first time registered voter and making a mark in history by helping to vote in our first African American US President, Barack Obama and watching his first inaugural speech in the ACAD auditorium. 
Why I came to ASU/Why I enjoy it here: Great sense of family (Ramily) environment and I enjoy it here because of the opportunity to help others grow and realize their own potential they can use to reach their future goals.

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Keonna Strafford

New Freshmen, Last Name: I-W

Hometown:  Edison, Ga
Degrees: Associate of Business Healthcare Technology
Favorite restaurant/eatery in Albany:  Cheddars
Something interesting about me: I enjoy watching crime shows!
Favorite ASU tradition:Homecoming

Favorite spot on campus: Student Center on West Campus
Favorite college class: Anatomy and Physiology
What is your notable first at ASU: My notable first at ASU was meeting William Roberts II also known as Rick Ross at homecoming convocation. 
Why you came to ASU/Why you enjoy it here: I was drawn to the warm and welcoming environment of the RAMily Everyone I have interacted with has been incredibly kind and helpful. I know that I will be able to grow and learn in such an amazing environment. 

Stephen HenryStephen T. Henry
Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Arlington, TX
Degrees: BA & MA Communication Studies
Favorite restaurant in Albany: The Cookie Shoppe
Something interesting about me:
I love animals! I have a pug and two cats.
Favorite ASU tradition:
Week of Welcome

Favorite spot on campus: Walking paths behind West Campus sports fields
Favorite college class: Buddhist Philosophy
What is your notable first at ASU: Move in day helping students unload cars and get into new dorms.
Why you came to ASU/Why you enjoy it here: Pursuing passion of supporting students and working in my preferred industry of higher education

chernell bush headshotChernell V. Bush
Admissions Counselor
Phone: 229-500-2945
  Hometown: Albany, Georgia
  Degrees: Associate Degree in Law Enforcement and Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal     Justice
  Favorite restaurant in Albany: Not specified
  Something Interesting about me: I enjoy dancing.
  Favorite ASU tradition: Homecoming Week
  Favorite Spot on Campus: The Historic parts of the East Campus
  Favorite college class: Public Speaking
  Notable first at ASU: Chosen by students to represent RAM Central for exceptional       hospitality, received recognition from Phoebe Chief Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Benefit Officer for superior customer service
Why you came to ASU/Why you enjoy it here: I am originally from Albany, and the daily sight of students, particularly black students, heading to class and hearing the band play sparked my desire to be a part of ASU's rich history and provide a life-changing experience for future generations.