Mr. Shawn Austin

Assistant Director
Undergraduate Admissions

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Shawn Austin was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He graduated from James M. Coughlin High School in 2015. In 2021, he received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication Studies from Wilkes University. He is currently in the Wilkes University MBA program. Prior to returning to the area to attend Wilkes University, he attended Rutgers University – New Brunswick.

Favorite place on campus: Stark Learning Center Collaboration Rooms – they offer a great space to study individually or with a group!

Best college advice for prospective students: Be explorative! Higher Education entails experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

Finish this sentence: On Sunday mornings, you could find me ... in the gym doing a full body workout; it is imperative to get the muscles going ahead of the work week.

Bucket list vacation: New Orleans, Louisiana for Mardi Gras & Morocco because two people within a few weeks span told me that I should visit it.

Favorite food: Lasagna!

Favorite season and seasonal activity/hobby: Summer; I enjoy a nice beach trip.

Favorite quote: “Never let THEM define YOU.” – Tom Brady