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Undergraduate Admissions Counselors


Nathanael Summer

Associate Director of Enrollment Management

Bio: Originally from Port Orange, Florida, Nathanael graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne in 2011 with a degree in Political Science. Although he was a tennis player while at L-R, his Saturdays are now filled with games of golf ... More »


Brittany Cummings

Assistant Director of Enrollment Management

Bio: Brittany graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne with a major in sociology and a minor in psychology in 2006. Her interests include spending time with family and friends, hiking in the mountains, cleaning, and shopping... More »


Frank  O'Hagan

Assistant Director of Enrollment Management

Bio: Frank is an avid car enthusiast who enjoys playing the drums and reading. While in school, his favorite subjects were history, art and psychology. His musical tastes range from The Police to Wynton Marsalis. More »


Michael Clinton

Enrollment Management Counselor

Bio: From Kings Mountain, NC, Michael received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in African American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May of 2013. More »


Other Admissions Counselors

Mary Ann Gosnell

Mary Ann Gosnell

Associate Director of Enrollment Management
Graduate Studies and Adult Learners


Bio: Mary Ann was born in Pennsylvania but spent much of her childhood living in Costa Rica and Chile as a daughter of a Lutheran missionary.  Her family finally settled in Hickory, which she now considers her hometown. ... More »

Mae Mills

Mae Mills

Assistant Director of Enrollment Management - RIBN

Bio: As someone who says they are "allergic to watching sports," Mae is more likely to be found cooking, sewing, or crafting on the weekends. She is also a fan of bowling and theater. Mae graduated from Gardner-Webb ... More »

Marsha W. Gniadek

Marsha W. Gniadek

Enrollment Management Counselor-Transfer Students

Bio: Marsha has a huge passion for kids which is quite obvious since she is the proud Mom of 5 of her own. She and her husband, Jeff, have lived in Hickory since 1989 and she absolutely loves living in such a great city! More »



Event Coordinator

Emily Edwards

Emily Heaberlin

Coordinator of Events and High School Programs

Bio: One of L-R's very own alumni, Emily majored in Sports Management with a minor in Business. A self-proclaimed sports junkie, Emily loves playing volleyball, even though she says she rarely gets on the court anymore... More »



Financial Aid Staff

Shana Hewitt

Shana Hewitt

Assistant Director of Enrollment Management

Bio: Shana knows that sometimes you don't have to travel far to follow your dreams. She grew up in Newton, N.C., and found her true calling at nearby Lenoir-Rhyne. More »

Courtney Thompson

Courtney Thompson-Ballard

Associate Director of Enrollment Management

Bio: Courtney is a firm believer that you can never have too many shoes. She describes herself as a shopaholic, with a special passion for shoes. More »



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