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Headshot of admission counselor Tumiani Afful

Tumaini Afful
Admission Counselor
478-445-1284 | tumaini.afful@gcsu.edu
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Georgia Counties: Bibb, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Butts, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Clayton, Crawford, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Henry, Lamar, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Monroe, Newton, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, Upson , Wayne

Out of State: Alabama, Missouri, and Texas.

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Headshot of admission counselor Jillian Bolak

Jillian Bolak
Admission Counselor
478-414-8009 | jillian.bolak@gcsu.edu
Hometown: Savannah, GA

Georgia Counties: Banks, Barrow, Clarke, DeKalb, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton (North), Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Oconee, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Walton, White

Out of State: The Dakotas, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.

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Headshot of Senior Associate Director Will Brown

Will Brown
Senior Associate Director 
478-387-5501 | will.brown@gcsu.edu
Hometown: Milledgeville, GA

Georgia High Schools: Lambert High School, West Forsyth High School, Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, Saint Pius X Catholic High School, Milton High School, Peachtree Ridge High School, Brookwood High School, Chattahoochee High School, George Walton Comprehensive High School, Lassiter High School

Out of State: ConnecticutDelaware, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia.

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Javier Francisco
Associate Director
478-445-1991 | javier.francisco@gcsu.edu
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Georgia Counties: Baldwin, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington, Wilkinson

Out of State: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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Javier Francisco
Associate Director
478-445-1991 | javier.francisco@gcsu.edu
Hometown:

Georgia Counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bleckley, Brooks, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Harris, Houston, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Johnson, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marion, Miller, Mitchell, Montgomery, Muscogee, Peach, Pierce, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Turner, Ware, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Worth

Out of State: Florida

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Ellie McAlpin
Admission Counselor
478-414-8989 | ellie.mcalpin@gcsu.edu
Hometown: Savannah, GA

GA Counties: Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Coweta, Dade, Dawson, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Fulton (South), Gilmer, Gordon, Gwinnett, Haralson, Heard, Lumpkin, Meriwether, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Troup, Union, Walker, Whitfield

Out of State: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and West Virginia.

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Emily Paulk
Admission Counselor
478-445-6189 | emily.paulk@gcsu.edu
Hometown: Sugar Hill, GA

Territory: transfer, returning, post-baccalaureate, second undergraduate, non-traditional freshman, non-traditional transfer, non-degree seeking, and transient students from all over the U.S. 

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Mary Beth Pennington
Admissions Counselor
478-445-5995 | marybeth.pennington@gcsu.edu
Hometown: Watkinsville, GA

Georgia Counties: Burke, Candler, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Greene, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Morgan. Oglethorpe, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Warren, Wilkes

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