Julie is originally from Georgia and has spent the last two years in North Carolina with her family. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Government from Wofford College and Masters of Education from the University of South Carolina. With over twenty years of experience in admissions and enrollment management, Julie enjoys the opportunity to work with prospective students and families interested in a private liberal arts education. In her free time, Julie enjoys spending time with her family including two teenage daughters, going to sporting events, and traveling.
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.
Lunden was born and raised in the Charlotte, NC area where she now resides. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. During her time at UNC, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy and held positions on multiple advisory boards. Post graduation, Lunden has worked in Event Planning, Marketing and Collegiate Organizational Operations. During her free time, Lunden takes advantage of her passion of traveling, with some of her favorite destinations being Tokyo, Switzerland and Italy. She is excited to be on the admissions team and help guide students into their future at Belmont Abbey!
Julia is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee and moved to North Carolina to attend Queens University of Charlotte. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Master of Arts in Communications from Queens. With over ten years of experience in Marketing and Communications, Julia is a self professed “brand nerd” and is passionate about connecting brands and people. Julia lives in Gastonia with her husband, daughter, and orange tabby cat. In her spare time, she loves cooking, traveling, and reading.
Karlisha was a “military brat” but called Southern California her home. A two-time graduate from Lenoir-Rhyne University with a background in Marketing (B.A.) and Business Analytics & IT (M.B.A). Outside of the classroom she served as a work study student with the Athletics Department and Orientation Leader for incoming, new students with the Student Life Department. After being offered the opportunity to work in Admissions following graduation – she was able to partner her love for people with a little business savvy!
Kathryn was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She graduated from Belmont Abbey in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology. During her time at the Abbey, Kathryn played on the Women’s Soccer team and was elected captain her senior year by her teammates. She also participated in the Student Government Association for three years and was an Abbey Advocate. After graduating, Kathryn studied at Nottingham Trent University, U.K. for a year studying Child Psychology and playing soccer for the university. She is excited to be back home and to be a part of the Admissions team. Kathryn is looking forward to helping students through the admissions process and sharing her love for the Abbey.
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.
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Theresa grew up in Sussex County, New Jersey. She anticipated her family’s move to the Carolinas 2 years in advance when she began as a student at Belmont Abbey College in the fall of 2016. During that time she ran Cross Country and Track, was a scholar in the Honors Institute, and was heavily involved in putting together the Agora literary magazine and campus events. In addition, she was an Abbey Advocate for admissions for 3 years. After graduating in 2020 with a B.A. in History and minors in English, Theology, Medieval Studies, and Education and teaching at Angelus Academy in Virginia for a year, she is deeply blessed to be back home at The Abbey. She is excited to help students explore God’s plans for them especially in getting to know and love The Abbey like she does!
Connor Jones grew up in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. He selected Belmont Abbey College because of his desire to grow in his Catholic faith. As a student, he was heavily involved with Campus Ministry activities, including campus Bible study, Catholic student conferences, and the March for Life. After graduating in May 2018, Connor served as a missionary in Charleston, South Carolina for 10 months and shortly after discerned in the monastery. While it was a great experience for him, he did not feel called to monastic life and ended his discernment in July 2020. Connor is deeply passionate about the Abbey and is excited to share this special place with prospective students and families.
Angela, a native of Winston Salem, North Carolina, is a 2023 graduate of Belmont Abbey College and received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management with a minor in Economics. While attending Belmont Abbey, she served as a Resident Assistant for three years and really enjoyed supporting students when they were in need. Angela was also part of the Black Student Alliance Organization for two years, one of which she served as President. During her senior year at the Abbey, Angela secured an internship in the Admissions Office and developed an interest in helping prospective students find their college home. Post-graduation, she is excited to join the Admissions Team full time where she will guide students through the application process and provide encouragement and support during their college search.
Dana is from Villa Park, Illinois. She spent 2 years at North Central College in Naperville IL and then transferred to the Abbey in 2020 where she pursued a Sport Management degree with a minor in Digital Sport Media. During her time at the Abbey, Dana was on the Women’s Bowling team and was involved with the Belmont Abbey Sports Network (BASN), the Athletic Band, and the Abbey Players. She also served as an Abbey Advocate and a New Student Mentor. She’s excited to stay at the Abbey and welcome new students to this special place.
Elizabeth Welch is originally from Rock Hill, South Carolina and attended Columbia College where she earned a B.A. in Child and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology. Upon completing her undergraduate education Elizabeth attended Towson University in Maryland where she received a M.S. in Child Life, Administration, and Family Collaboration. She then began work as a Certified Child Life Specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center working with pediatric urology and transplant patients. After moving back to the Carolina’s in 2019 Elizabeth worked in the Early Intervention field with children 0-6 years old. Elizabeth lives in Clover, South Carolina with her husband, two young children, and her rescue dog. She is excited to help transfer students find their new home at the Abbey.