Juliana Tate


Next step: admissions counselor at Ohio Northern University

Juliana Tate majored in musical theatre at ONU where she co-captained the university’s comedy troupe, Fearless Shen-ANY-gans, and was involved with Theta Alpha Phi.

“I was lucky enough to get into Fearless my freshman year, and I served as co-captain for two years,” she explained. “I loved getting to create in a supportive group and share with the university community in our monthly shows.”

She chose ONU because of the conservatory-style performance training and professional-grade productions.

“I dove immediately into backstage and administrative theatre roles,” she explained. “I discovered a passion for stage management that I never would have found had I attended a larger performance school. I also loved the resident and guest artists we worked with in production practicum. We put on work we could be proud of.”

The theater major says ONU gave her the opportunity to stretch her wings.

“I worked in different capacities on productions, including wardrobe head, light board operator, assistant stage manager and stage manager as well as my on-campus work-study jobs to prepare me for a professional environment,” she noted. 

“I grew up a performer and I love performing,” she says. “But I have also loved my time at ONU and have always been fascinated with the college admissions process, so I am very excited about my job, and helping high schoolers find their match."

Tate has a message for future ONU students: “Take advantage of the remarkable resources here. Sing your heart out in Presser, dance your toes off in Taft and go to office hours with your wonderful professors. It will really be what you make of it.”