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The Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is your first stop when starting your journey at Carl Sandburg College. We are available to help you through the enrollment process, answer questions about our academic programs, and provide tuition information. Contact us if you have any questions or need help with any of our steps to enroll. We encourage you to make an appointment to visit with an Admissions Recruiter to ask questions, and talk about all Sandburg has to offer you.

Welcome Center 
Main Campus - Building B
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Summer hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Zoe Kudla-Polay
Director of Recruitment
Phone Contact: 309.341.5230
Email Contact:


Amy Brooks
Enrollment Services Specialist
Contact Phone: 309.345.3500
Contact Email:

Why Sandburg is a great school to attend: Carl Sandburg College is a great school to attend because students receive a quality education at an affordable cost. At Sandburg you will find supportive and caring faculty and staff.


Katie Meeker
Admissions Recruiter
Phone Contact: 309.341.5496
Email Contact:

Programs Katie Supports: Associate Degrees For Transfer and Career and Technical Programs 

What is your favorite Sandburg place/memory: My favorite Sandburg memory was spending time with my teammates and friends. I am so grateful for the long lasting friendships Sandburg allowed me to create. 

Why Sandburg is a great school to attend: Everyone from the staff, faculty, and coaches want success for each and every student at Carl Sandburg College. I have experienced Sandburg as a student, a volunteer, and now as an employee! I am a testament to why this school is a great choice. Not only am I a Galesburg local, I am a graduate of Galesburg High School and an alumni of Carl Sandburg College. During my time as a student at Sandburg I participated in the TRiO program and I was a student athlete, I played both volleyball and softball. Upon graduating from Illinois State University I interned at Sandburg in the Student Life Department. 
Now, I am excited to serve in the role as Admissions Recruiter at my alma mater. I am excited to share with prospective students just how awesome Carl Sandburg College is!


Megan Jones
Coordinator of Recruitment and Dual Credit
Phone: 309.341.5229

Programs Megan Supports: Health Care Programs and Dual Credit

Dual Credit Schools Megan Supports: Farmington, Galesburg, Galesburg Christian, Knoxville, Monmouth-Roseville, United, ROWVA and Homeschool Students 

Why Sandburg is a great school to attend: Sandburg is a great school to attend as we treat everyone like family, have the best professors in the area, and provide excellent retention services in order to see students succeed.


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Linda Thomas
Coordinator of Branch Campus, Carthage 
Contact Phone: 217.357.3129 Ext: 7243 
Contact Email:

Dual Credit Schools Linda Supports: Abingdon-Avon, Bushnell-Prairie, West Central, West Prairie, Hamilton, Warsaw, Illini West

What is your favorite Sandburg place/memory: My favorite memories are watching students overcome many of life’s obstacles to obtain their career dream.

Why Sandburg is a great school to attend: Sandburg is a great school to attend because we care about you, and want to make sure you have the necessary tools to achieve your dreams!

Recruitment Materials Request Form

This form is for internal requests and is for use by staff and faculty at Carl Sandburg College.

In order to better serve the needs of the College, we ask for 5 working days notice for all brochure and swag requests. 1 day notice for table top banners or table covers. Upon completion of this form, Marketing and the Welcome Center will be notified of your request. You will receive a confirmation email stating your request has been sent. When the request is complete you will be notified when you may pick up your materials. 


Sherry Morris, Marketing, will contact you with any questions on swag requests, as well as when the order is complete and ready for pickup.


Amy Brooks, Welcome Center, will contact you with any questions on recruitment material requests, as well as when the order is complete  and ready for pickup. 


Examples of swag: pens, stadium cups, lanyards.

Examples of recruitment materials: program brochures, steps to enroll sheets, inquiry cards.