Admissions Counselor, Lamoni Campus Visual and Performing Arts

Tessla Michael

Admissions Counselor, Lamoni Campus Visual and Performing Arts

Education

BA, Graceland University
MM, Sam Houston State University

Phone Number

Office: 641.784.5424

Cell Phone Number

Cell: 360.771.3823

Room Location

Lamoni Campus

Admissions Counselor, Lamoni Campus Visual and Performing Arts

While a student at Graceland, Tessla Michael found herself heavily involved in the music department and a variety of campus life and leadership opportunities. Michael performed with the Graceland University Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Choir and was named center snare for the Yellowjacket Drumline for three consecutive years. Upon Michael’s acceptance into SHSU she was offered the Fine Arts & Mass Communication Graduate Assistantship, and began teaching her first college courses.

Along with her studies in percussion performance, Michael was also able to dedicate significant time towards the study of composition, and social justice in music while completing her master’s degree. In November of 2019 Tessla was hired as an admissions intern at Graceland, and was eventually promoted to admissions counselor in the spring of 2021. Currently, Michael serves as an admissions counselor, focusing on Visual & Performing Arts recruitment efforts. She also teaches a variety of music courses and leads the Graceland University Percussion Group. Michael has a deep passion for mentoring and guiding young adults towards their goals, and helping them find their own personal path towards success.

The biggest impacts on me in life were made by faculty at Graceland. They helped me find my passion and truly wanted to see me succeed. That’s the type of thing I want to do for my students.