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    Amber Johnson '22 

    Regional Admissions Counselor
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    Email Amber Johnson at amberkate.johnson@gcsu.edu

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

    Hometown: Jackson, GA

    Degrees: Mass Communication B.A. and Rhetoric Minor (Georgia College)

    Recruitment Territories  
    Georgia Counties:
     Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Coweta, Dade, Douglas, Fayette, Floyd, Fulton, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, Whitfield

    Out of State: Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

    Favorite restaurant in Milledgeville: The Local Yolkal Cafe

    College Search Tip: Start your search early. It takes time to explore different colleges and see all they have to offer. Finding that one school that is the perfect fit for you can take a while. Start early so you do not make the wrong choice simply because you were pressed for time. The earlier you start, the better your chances of finding that perfect school for you!

    Fun fact about me: I was a Literary State Champion for 2 consecutive years in high school.

    Favorite spot on campus: The front porch of Atkinson Hall! Atkinson is a gorgeous building, and I love to sit in the rocking chairs on the front porch because you get a great view of front campus.

    What do I love most about Georgia College: There are so many things I love about GCSU, but my top two favorite things are the gorgeous campus and the tight-knit community. Georgia College is a place where you will always feel welcome and at home.

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    Caitlin Vinson

    Transfer Admissions Counselor
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    Email Caitlin Vinson at caitlin.vinson@gcsu.edu

    Office Phone: (478) 445-3651

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

    Hometown: Gordon, GA

    Degrees: Marketing B.B.A. (Georgia Southern University)

    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: The Brick

    College Search Tip: Make sure to find the campus that you feel comfortable on and would want to be on for the next four years. It is important to find the college that makes you happy and can be your home away from home. Visit all of the colleges you are interested in and make your decision based on how you feel when you are at that campus. I promise it will help make your college experience so much better. Also, it is perfectly fine to not know what you want to major in, and there are plenty of campus resources to help you figure that out once you get into the school.

    Fun fact about me: I have been to Italy on a Study Abroad trip and it was one of the best trips I have ever been on. I highly recommend study abroad to everyone!

    Favorite spot on campus: Front Campus because it is such a beautiful area and has so much space to study, eat, or just throw a frisbee with your friends. It is a place where everyone can come together and just enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

    What do I love most about Georgia College: It is home to me and I love being able to be a part of such a wonderful community and school. I believe I can make a difference here and truly bring a wonderful experience to each one of the students I come into contact with.

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    Javier Francisco

    Interim Executive Director of Admissions
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    Email 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)

    Recruitment Territories  
    Out of State: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

    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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    Jillian Bolak '16

    Associate Director of Admissions
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    Email 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: Forsyth, North Fulton

    Out of State: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, 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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    Jo McMahan 

    Admissions Counselor
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    Email 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  
    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, Heard, Houston, Irwin, Jeff Davis, Lamar, Lanier, Laurens, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Miller, Mitchell, Montgomery, Muscogee, Peach, Pike, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Schley, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Telfair, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Toombs, Treutlen, Troup, Turner, Upson, Webster, Wheeler, Wilcox, Worth

    Out of State: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas

    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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    Keely Dixon '20

    Regional Admissions Counselor
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    Email Keely Dixon at keely.dixon@gcsu.edu

    Office Cellphone (Call or Text):(478) 387-5501

    Hometown: Oglethorpe, GA

    Degrees: Biology B.S. and Liberal Studies B.A. (Georgia College)

    Recruitment Territories  
    Georgia Counties:
     Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Dekalb, Elbert, Fannin, Franklin, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walton, White 

    Out of State: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

    Favorite restaurant in Milledgeville: Stacked Sandwiches

    College Search Tip: Tour the colleges you’re considering to get a feel for the community. It’s important to make sure you can see yourself thriving at the college you choose. 

    Fun fact about me: I met and took a picture with Taylor Swift at a concert before she became super famous! 😊

    Favorite spot on campus: I love hanging out at Einstein Bagels! It’s the perfect place to grab a snack and get schoolwork done or just to spend time with friends. 

    What do I love most about Georgia College: I love how friendly everyone is on campus. Each time you walk through campus, you’re sure to see at least one person you know, which makes the college feel like home.

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    Rachel Belcher

    Admissions Counselor
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    Email 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. and Studio Art Minor (Georgia Southern University)

    Recruitment Territories  

    Georgia Counties: Baldwin, Columbia, Glascock, Hancock, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Lincoln, McDuffie, Putnam, Richmond, Taliaferro, Twiggs, Warren, Washington, Wilkes, 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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    Rachel Horn 

    Senior Admissions Counselor
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    Email Rachel Horn at rachel.horn@gcsu.edu

    Office Phone: (478) 234-6727

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

    Hometown: Dallas, GA

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

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

    Out of State: Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia

    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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    Sierra Taylor

    Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment
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    Email Sierra Taylor at sierra.taylor@gcsu.edu

    Office Phone: (478) 445-2523

    Cellphone (Call or Text): (478) 234-6752

    Hometown: Decatur, GA

    Degrees: Psychology B.S. (Georgia College)

    Recruitment Territories  

    Georgia Counties: Bibb, Butts, Clayton, Greene, Henry, Jasper, Monroe, Morgan, Newton, Rockdale, Spalding, and Georgia College Early College

    Favorite restaurant in Milledgeville: Metropolis Café. I love ordering the steak kabob!

    College Search Tip: Develop time management strategies like using a planner or creating to-do lists to keep up with application due dates or important events.

    Fun fact about me: I love horses and enjoy competing in horse shows in my free time!

    Favorite spot on campus: I enjoy hanging out at Books and Brew!

    What do I love most about Georgia College: I love how beautiful and peaceful the campus is.

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