Contact Us

The admission process shouldn't be stressful. We're just an email or call away to get the information you need. 

If you know your admission counselor, find their direct contact information below. If you're unsure who to contact, reach out to our office at the phone number or email below, and we'll point you in the right direction.


 Main Campus:


Office of Admission
Lees-McRae College
PO Box 128
Banner Elk, NC 28604

One-on-One Virtual Appointments

The Office of Admission is not currently hosting visits to campus, but we'd love to chat with you during a one-on-one appointment! Appointments are offered via phone or video to prospective and accepted students and their families.

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Meet the Team

Kevin J. Phillips

Vice President for Enrollment Management 

Beverly Hague

Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Admission 

Amanda Merritt

Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission, Campus Visitation and Experience 

I can help students from the following areas:

NC Counties
Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yancey

Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas


Savanna Buff

Admissions Counselor 

I can help students from the following areas:

NC Counties
Anson, Bladen, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Columbus, Cumberland, Gaston, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Hoke, Lee, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, Polk, Richmond, Robeson, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Union, Wayne

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Washington, Wyoming 

Molly Holbrook

Admissions Counselor  

I can help students from the following areas:

NC Counties
Alamance, Alexander, Caswell, Chatham, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Halifax, Iredell, Johnston, Nash, Northampton, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Vance, Wake, Warren, Wilson, Yadkin 

Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin 

Janae Noah

Admissions Counselor  

I can help students from the following areas:

NC Counties
Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington

Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont

Libby Gragg

Director of New Student Engagement  

Already committed to Lees-McRae? I can help you with your transition to campus. 


Kelly Shirah

Remote Recruiter 

I can help with international student admissions and the wildlife science summer program.

Lisa Hall

Regional Recruiter 

I can help you learn about our online programs and transferring to Lees-McRae.

Cathy Shell

Director of Financial Aid 

I can help with all financial aid programs and loan processes.

Karen King

Assistant Director of Financial Aid 

I can help with financial aid and loan processes and answer questions about the work-study program.

Donna Ballard

Database Manager 

I can help you with the application process and submitting supplemental items.

Hannah Witt

Data Management Specialist 

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