Shelly Christensen

Associate Director of Recruitment and High School Relations

"Your college experience is about more than just classes - it’s about being involved and meeting others. Therefore, I encourage students to explore the offerings we have in order to find something that interests them and make the most of their time here at Hawkeye!”

@ Hawkeye

I am the Associate Director of Recruitment and High School Relations, which means that I am responsible for visiting many of the high schools within our service area to meet with students and counselors about the educational opportunities that are available through Hawkeye. I also travel to college fairs and create marketing materials in order to help promote our services. You may also see me if you attend an Experience Hawkeye Group Visit Day or schedule an individual campus visit.

I have been at Hawkeye since May 2010.

My most memorable moment at Hawkeye was seeing the first big event that I worked on come together. It was awesome to see so many students having a great time and realize that I played a part in making it so successful!

My Background

Hometown Calmar, IA
High School South Winneshiek High School
Education Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations with minors in Marketing and Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa, 2011.

Fun Facts About Me

I have a little bit of “nerd” in me. I once memorized 165 digits of Pi for a school project and I also graduated as Valedictorian of my high school class.

I have never traveled outside of the country.

One of my personal goals is to complete a whole week of RAGBRAI.

My Favorite ...


  • spending time with family and friends
  • being outside
  • biking
  • swimming
  • baking
  • reading

Places in the Cedar Valley:

  • Cedar Valley Recreational trails
  • My porch

Item on my desk: My planner.

Books: Anything by Nicholas Sparks.

TV Series:

  • Anything on Food Network, especially Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives
  • Anything on the Game Show Network


  • Pasta, pasta, pasta!
  • And cheese!


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1501 East Orange Road
P.O. Box 8015
Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015

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Wed 8:00am-6:00pm
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