For Traditional Students (Highschool, Homeschool, International, and Transfer)
Vice President of Enrollment
Stephen has a Graduate Certificate in Enrollment Management from the University of Southern California’s Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice, a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Boise State University, and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies and History from Saint Xavier University. He’s a father, hard-working, driven, competitive, energetic, creative, and has been dedicated to his profession in Higher Education enrollment and admissions work for the past nineteen years. He loves helping students find the best fit college for their educational pursuits, and is thrilled to be at Belmont Abbey to continue that work.
Martin C. Aucoin ‘13
Director of Admissions
Martin is a native of River Ridge, Louisiana, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government & Political Philosophy from Belmont Abbey College. Similar to many students, he was not the first in his family to attend the Abbey and followed in the footsteps of his oldest brother. He began his career in college admissions his freshman year as an Abbey Ambassador and has since served the Admissions Office as an Admissions Counselor, Operations Manager, and Director of Admissions. Martin lives near campus with his wife and children and is passionate about welcoming new students to share in this unique tradition of Catholic higher education.
Megan Walden was born and raised in Belmont, North Carolina. She is a 2013 graduate of UNC Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication and minor in Sociology. She developed her passion for admissions through her internship in the UNCW admissions office where she – attended college fairs and high school visits, assisted during the planning and execution of events, application review and created various schedules, documents and itineraries for the team. Megan’s territory includes Gaston County where she was once an English teacher at a local high school! She is excited to be back in her hometown and continue her career as an Admissions Counselor at Belmont Abbey College. She enjoys aiding future students through the admissions process and encouraging them to become a part of the wonderful community here at The Abbey.
Thomas Karcher is a recent graduate of December 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Thomas is originally from the Savannah, GA area, where he spent most of his life. During his time at the Abbey, Thomas was very involved in the community. He spent a lot of time in intramural sports, Greek life, and working as a student ambassador. He also spent time with the Abbey Players and participating in performances at the college. He looks forward to continuing his time at his alma mater Belmont Abbey, and to work with all students looking for a life-changing college experience!
Ally graduated from Belmont Abbey College in December 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in both English and History. Originally from Troutman, North Carolina, she is not only very familiar with all the Abbey has to offer but the Charlotte area as well. As a student, she was involved with many of the college’s clubs and organizations and served as Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Class President with the Student Government Association and Vice President of the Campus Activity Board. She was also a prominent member of the Agora Literary Journal, an Abbey Player, and a member of the Improv Troupe. Her experience as an Abbey Ambassador in the Admissions Office led her to join the professional staff as an Admissions Counselor. She is eager to help future students realize the wonderful opportunities and environment that Belmont Abbey has to offer and to help them through such an exciting time in their lives.
Lindsay-Janae is a May 2018 graduate of Belmont Abbey College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business Management. She is originally from Orange County, California. As a student at Belmont Abbey, Lindsay was a member of the softball team and was elected captain her senior year by her fellow teammates. She joined the Abbey Ambassador program her senior year, and that is where she developed her passion for helping prospective students discover what Belmont Abbey College has to offer. She is excited to be a part of the Admissions team and is looking forward to assisting students through the admissions process.
Linda M. Randazzo
Linda graduated from Belmont Abbey College, class of 2018, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Pre-Law. She is originally from Miami, FL. She transferred to the Abbey her sophomore year and ran Track & Field during her time as a student. She is passionate about the Abbey’s mission and vision, believing that the school lives up to its promise. She is excited about her role on the Admissions team and looks forward to helping first-time and transfer students experience a smooth and delightful admissions process.
Admissions Operations Specialist
Leslie grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, OH and is a graduate of Denison University. She holds a B.A in Political Science with a minor in Spanish. She also has both a Paralegal Certificate as well as her Advanced Paralegal Certificate from Bentley University. Leslie has three children that attend Catholic School. Her children and all of their activities keep her busy, but she loves it! Leslie has a passion for travel and has lived in Florence, Italy. Her most interesting moment while spending time abroad was crossing through Check Point Charlie into East Berlin while the Wall separating Germany was still active. Leslie is a passionate advocate for Catholic education. She is excited to join the Belmont Abbey College Admissions team as she embraces the opportunity to work with a wonderful staff to help future students navigate the College Application process.
Admissions Operations Manager
Julia has been serving the Adult Degree Program and its students since 1992. Julia was raised in a military family so grew up traveling from base to base until her father retired in New Jersey to be near family. She first learned about the Abbey while attending a college presentation and decided then and there that Belmont Abbey College was the college to attend. Julia graduated in 1981 with a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Philosophy and has also earned a B.A. in Business from the Abbey and an M.S. in Adult Education from North Carolina A&T State University. Julia has held several positions in her tenure at the Abbey but all have focused on the Adult Degree Program and the great students in the program. Her passion is to get to know and work with our adult students to help them reach their potential and fulfill their academic goals. During her spare time, Julia enjoys music, both playing and singing, is an avid gardener and dabbles in creative exploits like making jewelry, crocheting, sewing and painting.
Enrollment and Success Coach
David Haun has been with Belmont Abbey College for eight years in the role of enrollment counselor and academic advisor. David began working in higher education as a freshman while attending Lee University. Once he graduated, he realized that he wanted a career in higher education to continue his work with students. While working with the non-traditional population at Central Piedmont Community College, David discovered the many challenges and barriers facing adult and transfer students attempting to return to college. It wasn’t until he started working for Belmont Abbey that his passion for working with these students was ignited because he found a place that cared about providing an education that meets the needs of working adults and transfer students and he wanted to be a part of a place where students can thrive and be successful.