Meet My Counselor

Erin Harrell

Erin Harrell

Phone: 479.524.7287

Text: 479.310.0675


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Where are you from? I’m from the great state of Kansas—Wichita, specifically. Every year I would look forward to the wheat harvest and in the spring I would occasionally chase tornadoes with my dad.

What activities were you involved with at JBU? My sophomore year, I was a resident assistant in Mayfield and my junior and senior year I was a part of the Student Ministries Leadership Team. Soccer and softball intramurals were always a favorite, too

Major in college? Biology- allied health. I plan on continuing my education with a master’s degree in nutrition and public health.

Why are you working at JBU? Initially, I started working at JBU because I had such a great experience as a student (especially spiritually) and I wanted to be able to share that experience with others. I’ve realized how passionate I am about education, and even more so, about Christian higher education. You’ve probably heard people say that they changed the most in college—and that is usually true. Students are becoming “the real them” in college and I believe that JBU’s environment is the ideal place for students to make the transition from high school to adulthood.

What's one word or phrase that describes you? My friends call me “Mom.”  

What are your favorite things to do in NWA? Once the fall hits, I am ready to be outside every weekend. I’ve always enjoyed hiking and camping and have started getting into climbing more. My husband and I really enjoy antiquing, thrifting, and frequenting the Mellow Mushroom in Fayetteville.

Favorite movies? While You Were Sleeping is my go-to favorite movie.

Favorite Books? I have many favorites- but I’ll throw out a couple of recommendations. “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand is a must-read and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” is a recent favorite. Go read it right now. Seriously.

What quick advice would you give an incoming JBU student? JBU has so much to offer—there will be great classes you want to take, so many people to meet, and many extracurricular activities to be involved in. At times the choices will seem overwhelming, so try to be intentional about choosing to be involved in things that will challenge you and develop your passions. And don’t forget about having fun—college will be the best four years of your life! (And I’ll throw in some “mom” advice too—don’t forget to SLEEP!)

Describe your family: I’ve been married to my best friend, Graham, for two years. My immediate family lives in Wichita- they are quirky, energetic, and never boring.