Meet Your Counselors

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COVID-19 UPDATES

Per the S.C. Governor’s order on March 15, CofC has moved to a modified schedule.

All admissions events, in-person info sessions and campus tours have been canceled through Tuesday, June 30.

For a virtual visit experience near you: Visit Virtual Visit Center

For the latest info from CofC Admissions: go.cofc.edu/admissionsportal

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Find your counselor here. Then find them on the road for college fairs, high school visits and more!

At the College of Charleston, your education is about much more than your degree. It's about discovery, community, and connection. We encourage you to start now. It's never too late to build your network, connect with your counselor. Making a connection with your counselor can make a big impact on you and your future. 

Our counselors love what they do, and they are passionate about this place. Our admissions counselors are available throughout the college search and application process. For prospective students and families, your counselor is your first contact for all questions and inquiries.

Out of State Admission Counselors (by state)

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Christina DeCario
Email: decarioc@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.7712
Social: @cofc_decario (Twitter); @cofc_christina (Instagram)
Territory: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA and WY

Rebecca Drewry '15
Email: drewryrc@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.7016
Social: @CofCRebeccaD (Twitter); @cofc_rebecca (Instagram)
Territory: DC, IL, MD, VA and WI

Hannah Fralinger '16
Email: fralingerhe@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.6548
Social: @cofc_hannahf (Instagram)
Territory: NC, NY and TX

Andrew Harlow '15
Email: harlowag@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.5621
Territory: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT

Lauren Marinelli '19
Email: marinellilm@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.0118

Patrick Mazur 
Email: mazurpj@cofc.edu
Phone: 609.828.8808
Territory: DE, NJ, and PA 

Garrett Smith '19
Email: smithge@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.4373

Iesha Steele
Homeschool admissions counselor
Email: steeleif@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.1486
Territory: IA, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, OK, SD, TN and WV

Fred Quick '14
Email: ftquick@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.0416
Social: @CofC_Fred (Instagram)
Territory: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA and MS
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Arian Bonetto Fernandez
Email: fernandeza@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.3626
Territory: TBD

Debbie Counts
Email: countsd@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.693.7129
Territory: Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion and Marlboro counties

Kenyatta Grimmage
Email: grimmagekc@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.7621
Social: cofc_kgrimmage (Instagram)
Territory: Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry and Williamsburg counties

Mikel Hannah-Harding '19
Email: hannahhardingmx@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.3626
Territory: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties

Sidney Harper '19
Email: harperse@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.0445

Michelle McDowell
Email: mcdowellml@cofc.edu
Phone: 803.394.3773
Social: @cofc_mmcdowell (Twitter); @cofc_michelle (Instagram)
Territory: Aiken, Calhoun, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter counties

Laura Sanders
Email: sandersls@cofc.edu
Phone: 864.325.2723
Social: @cofclauras (Instagram)
Territory: Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Chester, Greenville, Greenwood, Lancaster, Laurens, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union and York counties

International Admission Counselor

Tina MacDonald
Email: macdonaldt@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.7574
Territory: International

Transfer Students

Kaylin Bouknight
Email: bouknightk@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.1137