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    Jo McMahan 

    Transfer Admissions Counselor
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    E-mail Jo McMahan at jo.mcmahan@gcsu.edu

    Office Phone: (478) 445-6189

    Cellphone (Call or Text): (478) 234-6332

    Hometown: Marietta, GA.

    Degrees: Sociology B.A. (Georgia College)

    Recruitment Territories  

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

    Favorite restaurant in Milledgeville: Not quite a restaurant, but Blackbird Coffee downtown! They have great coffee and even better chocolate chip cookies.

    College Search Tip: Do some reflecting on what you want your college experience to be, and make sure the schools you are looking at can give you what you want! Of course look at the academics and make sure they have the classes you want and the major you’re interested in declaring, but make sure it’s a good social fit for you as well.

    Fun fact about me: When I was a student at Georgia College, I had a show titled Jo’s DadRock O’Clock on GC’s college radio station!

    Favorite spot on campus: This is a cliché answer, but most definitely Front Campus. There’s nothing better than sitting on Front Campus with your friends right as it starts getting warm in the Spring!

    What do I love most about Georgia College: I love how tight-knit the community is on campus, which includes students, faculty, and staff! You’ll find that you can’t step foot on campus without running into someone you know and stopping for a chat!   

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    Rachel Belcher

    Admissions Counselor
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    E-mail Rachel Belcher at rachel.belcher@gcsu.edu

    Office Phone: (478) 445-5995

    Cellphone (Call or Text): (478) 234-5283

    Hometown: Evans, GA

    Degrees: Biology B.A. with a Minor Art Studio (Georgia Southern University)

    Recruitment Territories  

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

    Favorite restaurant in Milledgeville: Bollywood Tacos!

    College Search Tip: Do your research. Determine which schools have the majors/programs/career paths you are interested in and create a pros and cons list for each. Look into what items a campus needs to have for YOU to be successful. Talk with Alumni and/or people in the fields you are interested in to have something to refer to or learn from. And don’t forget about talking with your Admission Counselors! 😊

    Fun fact about me: I LOVE insects. I took an Entomology class in college and it created an entirely new appreciation for them.

    Favorite spot on campus: John Kurtz Field! It’s a great place to “catch” a game and hangout with a pet.

    What do I love most about Georgia College: The holistic review process and the liberal arts education. Providing the opportunity for the diversification of a student’s education/college experience in order for them to be more marketable and successful not only in the work place but has a global citizen.

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    Javier Francisco

    Interim Executive Director of Admissions
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    E-mail Javier Francisco at javier.francisco@gcsu.edu

    Office Phone: (478) 445-1283

    Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

    Degrees: Interdisciplinary Studies B.A. (University of California, Berkeley)

    Favorite restaurant in Milledgeville: Amici's

    College Search Tip: It's okay to be undeclared. Be flexible with your academic interests. Don't limit yourself to one particular major when you begin the college search process. 

    Fun fact about me: I have maintained a sourdough starter for about five years. Its name is Chuy. I bake sourdough bread on a weekly schedule. 

    Favorite spot on campus: Mayfair Hall is the place you will visit on your first campus tour. It has the best spot to observe our active campus. 

    What do I love most about Georgia College: GC has a firm commitment to providing transformative experiences to all our students. We are in the business of changing people's lives. 

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    Rachel Horn 

    Admissions Counselor
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    E-mail Rachel Horn at rachel.horn@gcsu.edu

    Office Phone: (478) 234-6727

    Cellphone (Call or Text): (478) 234-6727

    Hometown: Douglasville, GA

    Degrees: Public Relations B.S. (Georgia Southern University)

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

    Out of State: Missouri, and Texas.

    Favorite restaurant in Milledgeville: Bollywood Tacos

    College Search Tip: Stay organized! Have a binder set up with tabs for each school you’re interested in. Put a “quick facts” sheet at the front of each tab with things like school size, distance from home, average class size, important deadlines, and helpful website links (application, financial aid, list of majors offered, admissions office contacts), what you love most about the school, and even what you don’t like about the school. Every time you get something important from a school, put it in the binder. It will help throughout the application process as well as your decision process. No matter where you end up, not only will it be fun to have that to look back on, but it’ll keep it from becoming overwhelming. .

    Fun fact about me: I’m no pro, but I know how to surf!

    Favorite spot on campus: Einstein’s Bagels

    What do I love most about Georgia College: It’s truly a community here. The students, the faculty, the staff, the people of Milledgeville – people care about one another and about the well-being of the city and campus. There’s a special kind of pride in our town and our college.

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    Ellie McAlpin '14

    Regional Admissions Counselor
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    E-mail Ellie McAlpin at ellie.mcalpin@gcsu.edu

    Office Cellphone (Call or Text): (478) 414-8989

    Hometown: Savannah, GA

    Degrees: Psychology B.S. (Georgia College)

    Recruitment Territories  
    Georgia 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

    Favorite restaurant in Milledgeville: The Local Yolkal

    College Search Tip: Visit as many colleges as possible! Try to visit different sized schools, schools in cities versus towns, etc. This helps students begin to understand what institution is truly the best fit for them!

    Fun fact about me: I can snap with every finger.

    Favorite spot on campus: Front Campus, especially when it is decorated for the winter holidays!

    What do I love most about Georgia College: I love the community you make as a GC student and the pride our students have in being a Bobcat!

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    Brittany Bryan '19

    Admissions Counselor
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    E-mail Brittany Bryan at brittany.bryan@gcsu.edu

    Office Phone: (478) 445-3651

    Cellphone (Call or Text): (478) 234-6660

    Hometown: Loganville, GA.

    Degrees: History B.A. (Georgia College)

    Recruitment Territories  

    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

    Favorite restaurant in Milledgeville: Amici

    College Search Tip: Know Yourself! Make a list of the things such as location, tuition and fees, majors and activities offered, enrollment size, etc. for each college you’re considering and figure out how you fit into that. Through this, you’ll answer questions such as how far away from home do you want to be? What location setting do you prefer? Do they offer your major? What are the scholarship opportunities and is the overall cost of attendance manageable? What is the average class size and how does that fit with my individual learning style? Knowing yourself and knowing what your list of colleges offer can ensure you know what to expect coming in, and will likely overall help with the transition from high school to college.

    Fun fact about me: I am an Enneagram type 3 and an ENFJ

    Favorite spot on campus: The Old Governor’s Mansion or the Mayfair front porch

    What do I love most about Georgia College: I love the community and the size! GC and the town of Milledgeville are so closely interwoven—it’s truly a college town where everyone is so kind and friendly.
     

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    Jillian Bolak '16

    Senior Regional Admissions Counselor
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    E-mail Jillian Bolak at jillian.bolak@gcsu.edu

    Office Cellphone (Call or Text): (478) 414-8009

    Hometown: Peoria, IL

    Degrees: Marketing BBA, Economics Minor (Georgia College)

    Recruitment Territories  

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

    Favorite restaurant in Milledgeville: The Velvet Elvis! I love the fried pickles and the buffalo chicken sandwich!

    College Search Tip: Visit all your top choices!  It is so important to take a campus tour before you choose to attend.  Georgia College is beautiful and you feel like you're on a college movie set just being here.  When you step foot on campus, you'll know that GC is where you belong.

    Fun fact about me: I have pictures with Rich Homie Quan and Lil Dicky from when they performed in the Centennial Center at Georgia College!

    Favorite spot on campus: The quad in between Foundation and Parkhurst Halls is such a fun activity area. The space has been used for concerts, spike ball, studying, and I even remember a carnival taking over the space in the past! University Housing brought in rides and games with Community Advisors serving caramel apples and cotton candy - the best part is it was all free!

    What do I love most about Georgia College: I love the close-knit community and how friendly all of the people are. Walking around the beautiful campus, you're always exchanging waves and smiles with familiar faces. The faculty members genuinely want to see students succeed and the students are happy to help each other. There's so much positive energy and meaningful philanthropy that comes from Georgia College.

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