Haley Blackstock

Haley BlackstockHey! My name is Haley Blackstock and I am thrilled to be back at Presbyterian College as an Admissions Counselor. I graduated from PC in December of 2013 with a B.A. in German and International Studies. Presbyterian College provides an excellent environment for higher learning and personal growth with the added support of a close-knit community.

The PC family has always made me feel encouraged, important, and at home. As an out-of-state student from Georgia, I only knew two people coming in as a freshman. Within a couple of days, however, I felt like I truly belonged. Since 98 % of students live on campus, the sense of family is undeniably strong. This was one of my favorite aspects of PC because my home in Georgia was three hours away. Also, teachers go out of their way to connect with each of their students on a personal basis, which allows for open communication and deeper understanding. We are able to have these essential relationships because of our 13:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Professors are always more than happy to help you through your academic journey.  I studied abroad in Germany for a semester and it was an experience of a lifetime. I learned about the culture, the language, the history, and most of all I grew as an individual. This real life experience gave me the ability to adapt to any situation, even alone in a foreign country. I never felt too alone though, because even half way across the world my PC family supported me and lovingly contributed to my unforgettable experience.

There is always an opportunity for leadership positions and places to grow within the large presence of student organizations at PC. Whether it is leading your peers in the Student Government Association, planning events with the Student Union Board, or joining one of our 70 clubs and organizations, everyone can find their niche. Another aspect of community that PC offers is an overflowing involvement in service. Our motto, “Dum Vivimus Servimus”, or “While We Live, We Serve”, brings all students and faculty on campus together. We volunteer with over 20 programs and local initiatives, including CHAMPS, Relay for Life, Up Till Dawn, Big Brother/Big Sister program with Thornwell Home for Children, Special Olympics, and many more. Some of my favorite events while at PC were nail painting parties at the Presbyterian Home for the elderly and Pink Out football games. I loved being able to give back to my community with all of my friends.

No matter your interests, PC always has something to offer, and your experiences here will help prepare you for whatever life throws your way. I look forward to helping you in your college decisions and can’t wait to show you PC! If you would like to come visit, please email me or give me a call and I will be more than happy to help. Thank you!

Mark Fox

Mark FoxMy name is Mark Fox, and I am the Director of Admissions at Presbyterian College. I graduated from PC in 2008 with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Psychology. After spending a year teaching science outside of Charlotte, NC, I returned to PC and have been helping students navigate the college search ever since.Working at PC has given me the opportunity to travel and work with people from all over the globe. I have visited schools up and down the East Coast, assisted transfer and international students, served as athletic liaison, and even donned the Scotty the Scotsman costume. Currently, my role consists of supporting our counseling staff, working with athletics, managing social media, and looking for new ways to promote PC.

Over the years, I have been asked hundreds of questions about PC, but here is one of my favorites; “Why should I consider Presbyterian College?” Of course, we have a beautiful campus, a pharmacy school, and division-I athletics, but what sets PC apart from our peer institutions is the opportunity to customize your college experience. By giving them the keys to their undergraduate years, PC enables students to pursue secondary interests, explore other cultures, contribute on campus, and continue to develop artistic, athletic, and musical talents.

If you are looking to step outside the box and are up for a challenge, I invite you to come visit. It’s an exciting time to be a Blue Hose, and I hope you will join us.

Mark Fox
Director
Office of Admissions

864-833-8232
@ApplyToPC

Will Gribble

Will Gribble

My name is Will Gribble, and I am an Assistant Director of Admissions for Presbyterian College. Prior to joining the Admissions Department, I spent my collegiate years at PC, where I participated in as many things as I possibly could, learning, studying, and growing every step of the way. I made numerous memories as a PC student, one of my favorites being a trip to the United Kingdom with my choir friends and two of my favorite PC Music professors. Eventually, I graduated from Presbyterian College in 2013 as a double major in English and Political Science.

Since I am a recent graduate, there definitely will be times when I’ll miss being a student at PC. I’ll miss having classes on the front steps of Neville. I’ll miss stopping by my professors’ offices with only a quick question and leaving after twenty minutes with advice, reassurance, an inspirational quote, and a piece of candy. I know I’m not the only alum who wishes he or she could go back and relive those memories. Lucky for me, I didn’t have to leave PC for very long.

To all of you students who are feeling slightly overwhelmed by the massive amount of information that often accompanies the process of searching for the right college, don’t worry. As stated by one of my favorite professors, “Worrying is like a rocking chair; It gives you something to do but gets you nowhere.” You have a variety of fine PC Admissions Counselors at your disposal who have all been in the same position, sifting through brochures, websites, and statistics on the search for the “dream school.” As an Assistant Director of Admissions, my hope is that I can help you navigate the college search along with showing you why Presbyterian College – a place where Ms. Yolanda in Greenville Dining Hall knows everyone by name, a place where a student can have a class in the living room of a professor’s house, a place where the sound of bagpipes or a train whistle will trigger memories for the rest of your life – can easily become a place that you can call home.

The best way to see what PC has to offer is by visiting the campus. By taking a student-led campus tour, meeting the professors and staff, and observing a class or two, you will be able to truly understand what makes PC special. I look forward to helping you navigate the college search, and if you ever have a question, I am only a phone call or email away.

Meghan Tague

Meghan Tague

Hello, my name is Meghan Tague, and I am an admission counselor for Presbyterian College. I am a recent college graduate, graduating in the Spring of 2014 with a B.A. in Communication Studies. I haven’t been at PC for long, but it has quickly stolen a piece of my heart. I am excited to call this beautiful campus my new home and to become a part of the PC family.

Having attended a smaller liberal arts college similar to PC I was able to experience firsthand the many benefits that small liberal arts school have to offer. At PC you have the opportunity to develop close relationships with your professors, while also being exposed to a very diverse curriculum. The student/faculty ratio at PC is 13:1, which makes it simple for your professors to become a part of your education, unlike many other institutions. I love that PC is comprised of students, faculty, and staff who are genuinely interested in your well-being and future goals.

One of my favorite things about the PC community is the school motto, Dum Vivimus Servimus, meaning ‘While We Live, We Serve.’ Service is taken very seriously at PC, with about 70% of the student population choosing to be involved with volunteer activities. With over 50 student organizations on campus to choose from, every student is able to find something that they are interested in.

Choosing a college can be one of the biggest decisions that you will ever have to make, but I can assure you that once you visit our beautiful campus that you will know if Presbyterian College is the place for you. However, if you are not able to make it to campus I will be traveling to high schools, college fairs, and other events throughout the year to bring just a little piece of the PC experience to you.

I would love to help you get started here at PC. If you have any questions or would like to see what PC has to offer please feel free to contact me. I look forward to working with you to make the enrollment process as easy as possible.