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Darylynn Horton

Title:Freshman Admission Counselor
Office:Warde Academic Center
Phone:773-298-3063
Email:dhorton@sxu.edu
Department: Admission

Biography

What makes SXU different from other universities?

What makes SXU different from a lot of universities is that SXU provides a lot of hands-on support to students through programs such as the Student Success Academy and the Transitions course. These programs really help to guide students toward academic success here at the University.

What was your major in college and why did you choose it? How has it helped you do your job at SXU?

In college, I decided to major in Intercultural Communication because I wanted to learn how to communicate across cultures and bring substantial change to the world around me. This has influenced my job at SXU a great deal and enables me to understand, empathize and communicate more sensitively with prospective students from various cultural backgrounds.

Why do you like your job?

I like having the opportunity to give students the advice I wish I had gotten when I first decided to go to college. Being a first-generation college student myself, I understand navigating the college application period -- and the college experience in general -- may feel a little new and unfamiliar for some. As an admission counselor, I can help students avoid some of the mistakes I made by providing outreach and answers to the questions that many don't think to ask when starting their college journey.

Cubs or Sox?

White Sox. I have to stick with the home team. If you're from the South Side, there is no other way to go.

Favorite television show?

The Proud Family! I subscribed to Disney+ just to re-watch all the episodes. I've watched every episode about 100 times and they still make me laugh every time. I'm patiently waiting on the reboot.


Education

B.A. in Communication, with a minor in African American Studies

Pepperdine University