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Meet the Admissions Team

Jefferson College Admissions Team

Welcome to Jefferson College!

Whether you’re enrolling in classes or still considering if Jefferson College is right for you, our experienced admissions team can help you navigate the applications and enrollment process. We invite you to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have about becoming a Viking.

Jared AuBuchon

Jared AuBuchon Admissions Representative
Hi, I’m Jared! I graduated from Festus High School in 2012. Immediately after, I made the easy decision of enrolling at Jefferson College! After receiving my Associate of Arts from Jefferson College, I transferred to Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and my Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel Administration. During that time, I had the pleasure of working with Leadership Programs, Campus Recreation, New and Transfer Student Programs, and Club Sports. Working with a diverse group of students allowed me to develop a passion for listening to students and helping them achieve their goals. Now, I’m excited to come back to Jefferson College as an Admissions Representative! I would love to discuss how Jefferson College can get you started on your college and career path. You can reach me via email at or call me at 636-481-3226. 

Jaclyn Birks

Hi, I'm Jaclyn! I am the Early College Coordinator here at Jefferson College! I help students that are taking college classes while they are in high school, known as dual credit and dual enrollment, with the admission, registration, and advising processes. This includes students that are in the cohort programs we have with our local high schools, which allow these students to complete their associate degree at the same time they graduate high school.

I did not take a direct path to Jefferson College, but I am confident I have ended up in the right place. I attended Jefferson R7 through 8th grade and graduated from Crystal City High School, where I took a handful of classes for dual credit through Jefferson College. After high school, I lived in Cape Girardeau, Missouri while I worked on my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration degrees at Southeast Missouri State University. I worked as an Admissions Coordinator at Southern Illinois University and as a Hall Director at Southeast Missouri State University before I got the incredible opportunity to move home and begin working here at Jefferson College in July 2018. It has certainly been a perfect fit for me! I love getting to work with our early college students and helping them get on the right track for whatever path they want to pursue after their time as a Viking.

If you have questions about early college, please feel free to reach out to me! I can help with any of your questions related to the admission process, registration, advising, financial aid and paying for college, the programs we offer, and transferring after Jefferson College. You can send me an email at or call me at 636-481-3216. I can't wait to see you on campus soon!

Shauna Gore

Shauna Gore, Admissions Technician
Hi, I’m Shauna! I am an Admissions Technician at Jefferson College. I was born and raised right here in Jefferson County and attended DeSoto High School. While in high school, I started my journey at Jefferson College through enrollment of Dual Credit courses. After graduating high school, I continued taking courses at Jefferson College where I earned my Associate of Arts Degree. In 2017, I was given the opportunity to begin working here at Jefferson College and assisting students through the Disability Support Services Office. I love working with and really getting to know students so I can better assist them in the next steps of their journey. If you have any questions, I am happy to help! You can email me at or call me at 636-481-3228.

Carrie GreerCarrie Greer, Director of Admissions
Hi, I'm Carrie. I enrolled as a student at Jefferson College in the fall of 1999, and I loved it so much that I never left! I began my career as the Faculty Secretary, just a few months after graduating with my Associate of Arts Degree. I later moved to Student Services where I held jobs as a recruiter and as an academic advisor before becoming the Director of Admissions in January 2020. I also taught first year experience classes for five years and immensely enjoyed helping new students learn the skills they needed to succeed in college. Somewhere along the line, I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Communication and my Master's Degree in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Working in Admissions gives me the opportunity to witness the transformative effects that education can have on someone's life. My grandmother was actually the first non-traditional student to enroll when Jefferson College first opened, and I think of her - in her forties with four kids at home, determined to finally get that college education she always dreamed of - any time I meet a new student who isn't quite sure if college is the right choice. I promise you - it is! Please reach out to me at or 636-481-3220 if you need help getting started. 

Lauren Kempfer

Lauren Kemper, Admissions Assistant
Hello! My name is Lauren, and I am an Admissions Assistant here at Jefferson College! I graduated from Ste. Genevieve High School in 2011 and then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Environmental Studies from Southeast Missouri State University. I moved to Festus, MO in 2016 while I was in the midst of a nine-year long career in the retail industry! After several years of managing a business and leading a team, I learned that I had a passion for development and decided it was time for a change.  I wanted to find a way to combine my skills and experience with my passion for helping people to build new skills, gain confidence in new environments, and enter new phases in life.  I soon discovered that Jefferson College was the perfect fit for me!

I know that making life changes and taking the journey of self-growth can be both scary and exciting, and I would like all current and potential students to know that our entire Admissions team is here to support you.  Whether you have a clear idea of how to reach your goals or have no idea how to get started, I am here to help!  Please feel free to reach out with any questions and let me know what I can do for you.  You can email me at or call me at 636-481-3235.  

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