Meet the Admissions Counselors

As FSW admission counselors, we are here to help you start your journey as an FSW Buccaneer. Schedule a campus tour, visit campus, or meet us at one of our scheduled fairs or school visits!

I live in: My admissions counselor is:
Florida Counties: Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Sumter
Schools: Charlotte County high schools to include The Academy, Charlotte High School, Lemon Bay High School, and Port Charlotte High School. Hendry & Glades County high schools to include Clewiston High School, Labelle High School, and Moorehaven Jr./Sr. High School. Lee County high schools to include Cape Coral High School, Cape Coral Christian, East Lee County High School, Ida Baker High School, Island Coast High School, Mariner High School, Lehigh Senior, North Fort Myers High School, North Nicholas, Northern Palms, Oasis Charter High School, Riverdale High School, Dunbar High School, Gateway Charter High School, Success Academy, L.A.M.P, Palm Acres Charter, and Donna J. Beasley

Andrew Pierre

Florida Counties: Brevard, Clay, Collier, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Putnam, Seminole, St. Lucie, St. Johns, Volusia
Schools: Collier County high schools to include Barron Collier High School, Everglades City, Golden Gate High School, Gulf Coast High School, Immokalee High School, Lely High School, Lorenzo Walker High School, Marco Island Academy, Mason Classical Academy, Naples High School, and Palmetto Ridge High School. Lee County high schools to include Bonita Springs High School, Bishop Verot Catholic High School, Coronado High School , City of Palms Charter High School, Cypress Lake High School, Dunbar Community High School, Estero High School, Evangelical Christian School, FSW Collegiate High School, Fort Myers High School, Fort Myers Technical College, Lee Virtual Instruction Program, PACE Center for Girls, South Fort Myers High School, Southwest Florida Christian Academy. Florida Counties: Brevard, Broward, Clay, Collier, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Putnam, Seminole, St. Lucie, St. Johns, Volusia

Yareli Medrano

Other Locations

If your school or county is not listed here or you are from outside of Florida, give us a call at 239-489-9054 or e-mail admissions@fsw.edu to get connected to an admissions counselor.

Andrew Pierre

Recruitment Area: Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hendry, Highlands, Hillsborough, Lake, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Sumter. Phone: (239) 433-8020 E-mail: apierre11@fsw.edu Hometown: Naples, Florida Degree/College: Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Florida Gulf Coast University. Started at FSW: 2017

What advice would you give a student to help as they apply to college?

Know your options! Visit! We are always quick to make decisions without weighing out all the options. Do your research and find out which college is the right fit for you.

What advice would you give a student to help them navigate college?

Keep an open mind. College is not only about learning and pursuing a degree in your field of choice, it's also about challenging your own ideas and beliefs to help you grow as a full well-rounded individual.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

I enjoy visiting many different spots on campus but my favorite would have to be the Bob Rauschenberg Art Gallery. The gallery hosts different exhibits throughout the year to allow a variety of artists to showcase their artwork. It's really interesting to learn about the history of the artist and what inspired their work.

Describe your favorite thing to do in Southwest Florida.

I like to go to visit local events in the community. I also like to visit the beach and the parks.

What do you enjoy most about Florida SouthWestern State College?

I enjoy the students who come through our doors ready to learn and make a difference within the community. I also enjoy the caring faculty and staff who are dedicated to helping the students succeed and reach new heights.

What are your hobbies, interests or community involvement?

Some of my favorite things are the gym, taekwondo, country line dancing, singing, spending time with family and friends, and going to the beach.

Yareli Medrano

Recruitment Area: Brevard, Broward, Clay, Collier, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Putnam, Seminole, St. Lucie, St. Johns, Volusia. Phone: (239) 432-7367 E-mail: yamedrano@fsw.edu Hometown: Naples, Florida Degree/College: Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Florida Gulf Coast University. Started at FSW: 2014

What advice would you give a student to help as they apply to college?

Make sure you do everything in a timely fashion. You never know what opportunities you might miss out on if you wait until the last minute.

What advice would you give a student to help them navigate college?

Never be afraid to ask questions and never be embarrassed to ask for help.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

Inspiration Garden on the Thomas Edison Campus.

Describe your favorite thing to do in Southwest Florida.

Take a stroll along the river district in Downtown Fort Myers.

What do you enjoy most about Southwest Florida?

I love the weather. Always nice and sunny, year-round. Perfect for a beach day!

What are your hobbies, interests or community involvement?

Going to the beach, reading, watching baseball, and baking.