Claire Johnson

Counselor for Texas & the Eastern US

479-888-4175 (voice & text)

Get to know Claire

Claire Johnson, JBU Admissions CounselorWhere are you from? Nacogdoches, Texas

Major in college? English—Creative Writing Emphasis and Biblical & Theological Studies

What activities were you involved in at JBU? During my time as a student at I co-founded and managed the university literature and creative art journal, Shards of Light. I also attended and presented at a variety of conferences as part of my time in the Honors Scholars Program. Some of my favorite activities at JBU were serving as Growth Group leader and a Gateway Mentor.

Why are you working at JBU? I knew I loved JBU from the first moment I set foot on campus. JBU has been such an integral part of my faith and academic journey and quickly became home to me. There’s something really powerful about the way the JBU community cares for one another, and I knew I wanted to be able to share that with others!

What’s your favorite thing to do in NWA? My perfect Saturday is spent sleeping in until around 9:30 or 10, and then getting up and heading to the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market with some friends. After parking near the square where the market is, I always head to Savoy Tea to get an iced Ozark Sunset tea and bring it with me while I shop at the Farmer’s Market. Ending the day in Bentonville at Crystal Bridges is always a huge plus, too!

What are some movies you enjoy? My favorite animated movie is, hands down, Megamind, and I’ll always rewatch the Pitch Perfect or Hunger Games series. Other than that, I’m down for most any movie as long as it isn’t terrifying.

Describe your family: My family is a lot of fun and we all live pretty close together. My mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother all live together, so when I go back to Texas there are 4 generations in one house! My sister is also a student at JBU, so it’s fun to live near her.

What quick advice would you give an incoming JBU student? It might seem crazy, but actual honor the practice of Sabbath. I know it feels like you won’t get everything done, but you’ve been designed to rest, and Sabbath is a gift from the Lord. I wish I had begun actually practicing the discipline of Sabbath way earlier in my college career. Your homework will get done as long as you’re diligent, but you’re more than just a student and you need rest!