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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.

Meet the Team

Admissions Counselors

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Melissa Barger

Melissa Barger

Associate Director of Admissions
Hometown: Saratoga, CA
478-387-5501
Areas Served

Georgia Counties: North Fulton and Cherokee 

Georgia High Schools:  Brookwood HS, Peachtree Ridge HS, North Gwinnett HS, Lambert HS, South Forsyth HS, West Forsyth HS, Lassiter HS, Walton HS, Starr’s Mill HS, and St. Pius X Catholic 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

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Jillian Bolak

Jillian Bolak

Admission Counselor
Hometown: Savannah, GA
478-414-8009
Areas Served

Georgia Counties: Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Forsyth, Franklin, South Fulton, Gwinnett, 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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Brittany Bryan

Brittany Bryan

Admission Counselor
Hometown: Loganville, GA
478-445-3651
Areas Served

Georgia Counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bleckley, Brooks, Calhoun, Chattahoochee, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crawford, 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, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Troup, Turner, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Worth

Out of State: Florida

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Javier Francisco

Javier Francisco

Interim Executive Director of Admissions
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
478-445-1991
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Rachel Horn

Rachel Horn

Admissions Counselor
Hometown: Dallas, GA
478-445-1284
Areas Served

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

Out of State: Missouri, and Texas.

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Marques Kyles

Marques Kyles

Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment
Hometown: Chicago, IL
478-445-2523
Areas Served

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

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Ellie McAlpin

Ellie McAlpin

Admission Counselor
Hometown: Savannah, GA
478-414-8989
Areas Served

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

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

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Emily Paulk

Emily Paulk

Admission Counselor
Hometown: Sugar Hill, GA
478-445-6189
Areas Served

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

Mary Beth Pennington

Admission Counselor
Hometown: Watkinsville, GA
478-445-5995
Areas Served

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

Dual Enrollment

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