Debbie Counts

Director of South Carolina Recruitment & Access Initiatives


Debbie is from Cheraw, South Carolina, and studied Political Science during her time as an undergraduate. She is happy to help, and looks forward to getting to know you during her travel season.

Debbie's region: Charleston, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marlboro counties, Tri-County private schools

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Where are you from?

Cheraw, South Carolina

What question do you frequently receive from students while traveling?

Do you have to live on campus your freshman year? A: You don't have to live on campus but its strongly suggested that you do. You want to make sure you get involved and experience campus life at least one year.

What did you study in college?

Political Science.

What advice do you have for prospective students?

Sign up for a campus visit.

What advice do you have for parents of prospective sutdents?

Plan financially for your student's college experience. Allow your student to explore career options.

What is your favorite Charleston tradition?

Oyster Roast.

What is your favorite spot on campus?

The Cistern Yard. I love sitting under the oak trees in the early fall and spring.

What hobby do you wish you had more time for?


What is your favorite place to eat in Charleston?

Senor Tequila in West Ashley.

What is the best advice you've been given?

Enjoy life and travel.

Do you have pets?

Yes, a Dachshund named Kingsley.

What talent do you have that would surprise your friends?

Sewing and crocheting.

What is the best concert you have seen in Charleston?

John Legend.

What is the hardest class you have ever taken?


If you could go to college again, what major would you choose?

Historic Preservation and Planning.


If you weren't an admissions counselor, what would you be?

High School Counselor.