Connect with Your Counselor


We invite prospective students to schedule a meeting with an admissions counselor to discuss the admissions process and answer any questions you have. Below you will find your assigned admissions counselor by Georgia county or state.


Melissa Barger
Associate Director of Admissions
478-387-5501 | melissa.barger@gcsu.edu
Hometown: Saratoga, CA

Georgia Counties: North Fulton and Cherokee 

Georgia High Schools:  Brookwood HS, Northview HS, Peachtree Ridge HS

Out of State: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, .Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming


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

Georgia Counties: Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, South Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Madison, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, White

Georgia High Schools: Atlanta Jewish Academy and Marist School

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


 

Brittany Bryan
Admission Counselor
478-445-3651 | brittany.bryan@gcsu.edu
Hometown: Loganville, GA

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, Pulaski, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Tattnall, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Troup, Turner, Walton, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Worth

Out of State: Florida


Javier Francisco
Interim Executive Director 0f Admissions
478-445-1991 | javier.francisco@gcsu.edu
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA


Rachel Horn
Admissions Counselor
478-445-1284 | rachel.horn@gcsu.edu
Hometown: Dallas, GA

Georgia Counties: Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Burke, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Columbia, Crawford, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce, Richmond, Ware, Wayne

Out of State: Missouri, and Texas.


Marques Kyles
Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment
478-445-2523 | marques.kyles@gcsu.edu
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Georgia Counties: Butts, Clayton, Greene, Henry, Lamar, Lincoln, McDuffie, Morgan, Newton, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, Taliaferro, Upson, Wilkes


 

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

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

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

 


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. 


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

Georgia Counties: Baldwin, Bibb, Glascock, Hancock, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, Monroe, Oconee, Putnam, Twiggs, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson 

Dual Enrollment


For a complete listing of Admissions Staff members please click here.