Wesleyan hires admissions counselors


Emily Tharrington, left, and Christine LeCompte recently were hired as admission counselors at N.C. Wesleyan College.


From Contributed Reports

Saturday, February 10, 2018

N.C. Wesleyan College recently hired two new admission counselors for the Office of Admissions, Emily Tharrington and Christine LeCompte.

The role of the admission counselor is to recruit students to N.C. Wesleyan through visiting high schools, attending college fairs and taking part in on-campus events.

Tharrington, is a recent graduate of N.C. State University with a bachelor’s degree in sports management and minors in business administration and coaching education. She most recently worked as a sports program supervisor for N.C. State Recreation as well as head volleyball coach and head softball coach at Grace Christian School in Raleigh. In her new role, Tharrington is responsible for assisting in the recruitment of southeast North Carolina.

LeCompte is a graduate of Beaufort Community College, earning her associate degree in general education and occupational technology. She is currently working to complete her bachelor’s degree in communications at East Carolina University. She is also a licensed Emergency Medical Technician. LeCompte most recently worked in the admissions and recruitment office of Beaufort Community College. In her new role, LeCompte is responsible for recruiting in Eastern North Carolina.

Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing Judy Rollins said today’s counselors not only visit schools, participate in college fairs and support students through the sometimes complex admissions process, they spend a great deal of time helping prospective students and families see the value of a Wesleyan education and connect them with the right resources on campus to ensure they have a successful and rewarding experience once they arrive.

“We are very excited to have Emily and Christine join our strong group of admissions counselors,” Rollins said. “Their experience and personalities make them well-suited for this role and they will only strengthen our team.”

N.C. Wesleyan leads the 36-member N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities organization in enrollment growth, having increased enrollment by 35 percent from fall 2013 to fall 2016. Another large class joined the college for the spring semester, which began Jan. 10.