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Counselors and Staff

Freshmen Students:
see map below to find the Admissions Counselor for your area

Transfer Students:
all transfer students from all states will be assisted by Counselor Deanna Graves

Graduate Students:
all graduate students from all states will be assisted by Counselor Erin Austin

Brennan Pitts

Kelsie Smith

Alissa King

Director of Admissions
William Carey University, Box 13
498 Tuscan Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
1.800.962.5991 Ext. 6103
601.318.6103

Alissa received a Bachelor of Science in Business and was very involved in student activities while she was a student. She was a WCU Cheerleader, a member of Pi Omega Social Club, Alpha Chi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

"As a student, the strong scholarship opportunities and the caring faculty are the two things that attracted me to William Carey University. As an employee, the friendships developed while assisting students and families with their college choice have truly been rewarding. Watching students grow in each facet of their life – intellectually, socially, and spiritually – has been one of the most enjoyable parts."

Brandon Dillon

Associate Director of Admissions
Director of International Admissions
William Carey University, Box 13
498 Tuscan Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
1.800.962.5991 Ext. 6103
601.318.6103

Brandon received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Counseling. As a student, he was a member of Sigma Psi Nu, Chi Beta Phi and Alpha Chi Honor Society. He served as a representative for the Student Government Association, as a member of the ministry team for the Baptist Student Union, and as a mentor to fellow WCU students.

"William Carey University helped me grow both academically and spiritually. The experiences I had as a student at Carey prompted me to come back as an employee. It's rewarding to work in a caring, Christian environment where I can serve God and serve others."

Brennan Pitts

Undergraduate Recruiter and Admissions Counselor
Territory includes all out-of-state freshmen
William Carey University, Box 13
498 Tuscan Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
1.800.962.5991 Ext. 6103
601.318.6103

Brennan received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Spanish from William Carey University. While at Carey, he worked in admissions as a work-study. In addition, Brennan traveled the world on missions to Nicaragua, Mexico and Alaska, all the while following his passion to lead worship.

“Walking onto William Carey University’s campus was all it took for me to realize this is where I belong. It felt like coming home. Dr. Rauch’s genuine desire to assist me in finding success in the field of Biology along with the assistance from financial aid representatives helped me recognize the heartfelt commitment of WCU faculty and staff. I found a place at a table among friends. As a result, I hope to offer prospective students a keen understanding of the admissions and scholarship process and look forward to welcoming them to the Carey family as they each come home.”

Kristina Wheat

Undergraduate Recruiter and Admissions Counselor
Territory includes west Mississippi
William Carey University, Box 13
498 Tuscan Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
1.800.962.5991 Ext. 6103
601.318.6103

Kristina is a 2009 graduate of William Carey University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Social Science and a minor in Recreation. While at Carey, Kristina was a member of the Diamond Girls, yearbook staff, and involved in various intramural sports.

"I chose Carey because of the family atmosphere. It is a great community where the faculty and staff know your name, both in and out of the classroom. Also, it’s home away from home but still close to my hometown. The knowledge I gained while at Carey prepared me for after college, and I’m proud to call William Carey my home."

Erin Austin

Recruiter and Admissions Counselor
Assists with all Graduate Students
William Carey University, Box 13
498 Tuscan Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
1.800.962.5991 Ext. 6473
601.318.6473

Erin Austin received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Biology from William Carey in May of 2016. While at Carey, she worked as a work-study in the Business Office. She served as a Graduate Assistant in Admissions before becoming a full-time employee.

"There is so much that Carey has taught me. Having grown up overseas, this was a ‘safe’ place for me to immerse in culture and spread my wings to figure out who I am. I am honored to be a part of Carey’s working family."