James Cooke

Counselor for Engineering & Construction Management Students

Call & Text: 479.310.0734

Toll Free: 1.877.528.4636

Email: james@jbu.edu


Get to Know James:

Where are you from? Arizona for most of my life, and most recently, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Major in college? History

What student activities were you involved with? I think I did as much as I possibly could during my time at JBU. I was involved with the student yearbook, student newspaper, the debate team, a campus chapter of the International Justice Mission, and the Honors Program. I was also an RA and on the Student Ministries Leadership Team.

Why are you working at JBU? I loved every minute of my time in college and didn't want to leave. So, I went to graduate school and that still wasn't enough. I love working on a college campus and I also love connective prospective students with our campus.

What are your favorite things to do in NWA? Grabbing coffee at one of our local coffee shops, finding good yard sales, hiking, camping, and watching a good sunset.

Favorite books? That’s a hard question, I haven’t met many books I didn’t like! A few books that I absolutely love are: A resilient Life by Gordon MacDonald, the Harry Potter series, anything by C.S. Lewis and anything by Tim Keller. Of course, anything history related is up there too!

Favorite movies? Hmm, a few of my all-time favorites are: Amazing Grace, Lincoln, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit, The Chronicles of Narnia, and the Jason Bourne trilogy.

Phrase that describes you? "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."

Describe your family: I grew up in a family of architects, engineers, and teachers. My dad is a licensed architect and I’ve worked for him as an assistant draftsman. His father (my grandpa) was a petroleum engineer. My younger brother is currently studying civil engineering. Two of my aunts are teachers, my grandmother was a teacher, and my mom homeschooled my brother and I.

What quick advice would you give an incoming JBU student? Make the most of your time here! There are tons of great opportunities open to you and plenty of great people to meet. JBU is an awesome place to be, I made great friends when I was a student here, learned a ton, and grew spiritually

Travel Schedule:

September 21

Shiloh Christian High School – Springdale, AR

September 24

AR Math & Science Fair – Hot Springs, AR

Catholic High School for Boys – Little Rock, AR

Central Arkansas Christian School – Little Rock, AR

LR Independent School District Fair – Little Rock, AR

September 25

Pulaski Academy – Little Rock, AR

Little Rock School District Fair – Little Rock, AR

September 26

Conway High School – Conway, AR

The Episcopal Collegiate School – Little Rock, AR

September 27

Cabot College Fair – Cabot, AR

September 30

Houston NACA STEM Fair – Houston, TX

October 1

Woodlands Christian Academy – Conroe, TX

Xavier Educational Academy – Houston, TX

October 3

Siloam Springs High School – Siloam Springs, AR

October 15

Pine Creek High School – Colorado Springs, CO

The Classical Academy – Colorado Springs, CO

Liberty High School – Colorado Springs, CO

October 16

Stargate Charter School – Thornton, CO

Denver Christian School – Lakewood, CO

Skyview Academy – Highlands Ranch, CO

October 17

Liberty Common High School – Fort Collins, CO

Fossil Ridge High School – Fort Collins, CO

Ridgeview Classical Charter Schools – Fort Collins, CO

October 22

University Academy – Kansas City, MO

Christ Preparatory Academy – Lenexa, KS