Meet Your Counselors

We want to know you!

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Find your counselor here. Then find them on the road (in-person and virtually) 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.

South Carolina Admission Counselors (by county) 

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Arian Bonetto-Fernandez
Email: fernandeza@cofc.edu (Hablo Español!)
Phone: 843.953.3626
Social: cofc_arian 
Virtual Sit Down: Book Here
Territory: Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton and Jasper counties

 

Debbie Counts
Email: countsd@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.4954
Virtual Sit Down: Book Here
Territory: Charleston, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marlboro counties, Tri-County private schools

 

Kenyatta Grimmage
Email: grimmagekc@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.7621
Social: cofc_kgrimmage (Instagram)
Virtual Sit Down: Book Here
Territory: Berkeley, Clarendon, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, Orangeburg and Williamsburg counties

 

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

 

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

Out of State Admission Counselors (by state)

 

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Christina DeCario
Email: decarioc@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.7712
Social: @cofc_christina (Instagram)

Virtual Sit Down: Book Here
Territory: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, IA, ID, KS, MT, NE, ND, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY

 

Rebecca Drewry '15
Email: drewryrc@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.852.1603
Social: @cofc_rebecca (Instagram)
Virtual Sit Down: Book Here
Territory: DC, MD, VA and WV

  

Patrick Mazur 
Email: mazurpj@cofc.edu
Phone: 609.828.8808
Virtual Sit Down: Book Here
Territory: DE, NJ, and PA 

 

Victoria Randolph
Territory: CT, NY

 

Devan Thompson
Territory: Homeschool

 

Don't see your state listed? Reach out to the admissions office to get connected.
Email: admissions@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.5670
Social: @cofcadmissions (Instagram)

International Admissions Counselor

Tina MacDonald
Email: macdonaldt@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.7574
Virtual Sit Down: Book Here
Territory: International

 

Fahn (LanLam) Hakkila
Email: hakkilaflam@cofc.edu
Phone: +1 843.568.1116
Territory: China, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia

Transfer Students

Kaylin Bouknight
Email: bouknightk@cofc.edu
Phone: 843.953.1137
Virtual Sit Down: Book Here

Honors College Admissions Counselor