Joel Veloni

Joel Veloni

Admission Counselor

253-535-7405 (office)



Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Grays Harbor, Thurston and Wahkiakum Counties; Oregon


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Menlo College, 2014


Hoquiam, WA


I wrestled competitively for 18 years, including my 4 years as an undergrad. I still try to help out at local high schools as much as possible and I've been known to enter in a few tournaments here and there. I'm also a motorhead. My best memories growing up were working in the garage with my dad on my 1980 El Camino (laugh if you must).

What’s one thing every prospective PLU student should know?

PLU is not just a school; it's an experience. To really get to understand PLU a prospective student has to come meet the people, see the classrooms, and live the life.

What do you like about living in the Northwest?

I grew up in Washington and spent the last four years of my life in California. As nice as California is, I couldn't find anywhere that compares to the Northwest. We have the greatest National Parks, sports teams, and cell phone coverage. I'd be hard-pressed to find that trifecta anywhere else.