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N.C. Wesleyan hires admission counselors

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From Contributed Reports

Saturday, September 9, 2017

N.C. Wesleyan College recently hired two new admission counselors for the Office of Admissions, Kaitlyn Paige Wells and Alexis Rodriquez.

The role of the admission counselor is to recruit students to N.C. Wesleyan through visiting high schools, attending college fairs and taking part in on-campus events. Judy Rollins, vice president of enrollment and marketing, said admissions counselors must be knowledgeable about all academic programs, residence life, scholarships, admissions requirements and financial aid.

Wells, a native of Rocky Mount, graduated with honors from N.C. Wesleyan in 2016 and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She was a student worker for the campus bookstore, a member of the National Honor Society: Omicron Delta Kappa and participated in theatre and intramural sports. After graduation, Wells worked at N.C. Wesleyan as the Youth Theology Institute coordinator and general assistant.

In her new role, Wells is responsible for recruiting in Nash, Edgecombe, Wilson, and Franklin counties.

“I am excited to be a part of the admissions team,” Wells said. “I am eager to begin forming relationships with students, and helping to guide and equip each one in choosing a college as wonderful as Wesleyan to obtain a degree.”

Rodriquez, from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, graduated from N.C. Wesleyan in 2014 and received a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. He earned his master’s degree in exercise science from Appalachian State University. While attending N.C. Wesleyan, Rodriquez was on the baseball team, a member of the Exercise Science Club, a student ambassador and held various positions for intramural sports. He most recently was an admission counselor for Mary Baldwin University, recruiting in Texas, Kentucky and the Tidewater Region of Virginia.

In his new role, Rodriquez is responsible for recruiting in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C.

“I am happy for the opportunity NCWC has given me to continue being part of this wonderful family,” Rodriquez said. “It is an exciting time to be here on campus and I am looking forward to continuing the success the college has had in these recent years.”

Enrollment at Wesleyan has increased over 75 percent since 2013 and the college surpassed 1,000 students with its fall 2017 incoming class.

“Our admissions counselors play a critical role in helping our campus meet enrollment goals,” Rollins said. “We are pleased to have two alumni such as Paige and Alex on our team. They will be excellent liaisons with prospective students and their families in communicating the value of an N.C. Wesleyan education.”

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