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Counselor Denelle Hopper standing in front of Plumb Hall

Denelle Hopper
Admissions Counselor

Emporia State University Class of 2010
B.S. Business

Cell phone: 620.794.3602

Territory: Wichita and surrounding areas including Barber, Butler, Cowley, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Pratt, Reno, Sedgwick, Stafford, and Sumner counties in Kansas as well as the state of Oklahoma. Denelle works with new, incoming freshmen from these areas. For transfers in these areas, see Chelsey Shepherd.

Favorite thing about ESU:

Everyone is so friendly and encouraging!

When I was five years old I wanted to be:

Mommy and a Figure Skater/Ballerina (I was amazing at “ice skating” around the kitchen in tights!)

Advice for new Hornets:

Go to class, take good notes, study hard and you will do great! Outside of class, try something new, it might be a surprising new life passion! Be open to making friends with all different kinds of people, you will learn the most from those who are different from you. Be kind always. You will never regret building bridges but you will regret burning them. This is a very exciting time of your life, it is full of new and fun adventures, you will grow SO MUCH as a person as you prepare for your career. Enjoy the journey.

Top Five Gallup Strengths: Positivity, Woo, Empathy, Adaptability, Maximizer

Hello Future Hornet! I am so excited you are exploring ESU as your new home to continue your education. We have some amazing academic programs with opportunities you won’t find anywhere else! Outside of the classroom you will meet wonderful friends and have crazy adventures getting involved with the different clubs and organizations on campus. In the Hornet Nation we are family! I am here to answer all your questions and help you every step of the way as you become a Hornet!