Meet Your Counselor
Counselor Name: Valynthia "Val" Herbert
Counselor Since: 2010
Hometown: Arlington, WA
Degree(s): B.S. Human Development, Hope International University
Serving: Undergraduate and Graduate admissions in the Puget Sound area
Advice to prospective students?
It is exciting to further your education and know your future will be different because of that decision, whether it is personal or professional growth. When I am a student, I look at the classroom as my classroom and the environment as one that I can shape. So, take ownership of the whole educational process from daily assignments to final exams. When it is yours, you will get so much more from your education. Also, as an alumnus and a representative of HIU, I feel confident the Christ-centered education gives HIU students strong tools and a servantís heart to face todayís world.
How do you spend your free time?
I volunteer in many places such as Sunday school and Marriage Mentoring at my church, a local pregnancy center, and facilitating a marriage seminar with my husband. Connecting with my three grown daughters and the grandkids long distance is challenging, but well worth the effort. Finally, when there is nothing else to do, my husband and I hike around the local mountain trails.
Phone: (425) 259-8931 (office); (425) 263-0756 (mobile)
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