For Traditional Students (Highschool, Homeschool, International, and Transfer)

Martin C. Aucoin ‘13
Vice Provost and Dean of Admissions
MartinAucoin@bac.edu

Martin C. Aucoin

Martin, a native of River Ridge, Louisiana, holds a Master’s in Higher Education from Appalachian State University and a Bachelor’s in Government & Political Philosophy from Belmont Abbey College. Similar to many students, he was not the first in his family to attend the Abbey and followed in the footsteps of his oldest brother. He began his career in college admissions his freshman year as an Abbey Ambassador and has since served the Admissions Office as an Admissions Counselor, Operations Manager, and Director of Admissions. Martin lives near campus with his wife and children and is passionate about welcoming new students to share in this unique tradition of Catholic higher education.
Megan Walden

Megan Walden
Assistant Director of Recruitment and Enrollment Events
MeganWalden@bac.edu

Megan Walden

Megan Walden was born and raised in Belmont, North Carolina.  She is a 2013 graduate of UNC Wilmington with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with a concentration in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication and minor in Sociology.  She developed her passion for admissions through her internship in the UNCW admissions office where she – attended college fairs and high school visits, assisted during the planning and execution of events, application review and created various schedules, documents and itineraries for the team.  Megan’s territory includes Gaston County where she was once an English teacher at a local high school!  She is excited to be back in her hometown and continue her career as an Admissions Counselor at Belmont Abbey College. She enjoys aiding future students through the admissions process and encouraging them to become a part of the wonderful community here at The Abbey.
Emma Clune, Admissions Counselor

Emma Clune
Assistant Director of Admissions
Marketing and Campus Experiences
emmaclune@bac.edu

Emma Clune

Emma Clune was born in rural Ohio, though she spent most of her childhood moving around the country and internationally with her family. She came back to Ohio to attend Bowling Green State University and received a bachelors degree in Marketing and Management as well as a minor in Tourism and Event Planning. While in college, she participated in a study abroad program as well as worked in admissions as an academic resource for students. It is here that she found her passion for higher education and the effect that these four years can have on a persons life. Right out of school she worked as a Marketing Manager and she cannot wait to tie all of her passions together in the effort to support students and their life here at the Abbey.
Lunden Farris

Lunden Farris
Recruitment Coordinator
lundenfarris@bac.edu

Lunden Farris

Lunden was born and raised in the Charlotte, NC area where she now resides. She graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. During her time at UNC, she studied abroad in Florence, Italy and held positions on multiple advisory boards. Post graduation, Lunden has worked in Event Planning, Marketing and Collegiate Organizational Operations. During her free time, Lunden takes advantage of her passion of traveling, with some of her favorite destinations being Tokyo, Switzerland and Italy. She is excited to be on the admissions team and help guide students into their future at Belmont Abbey!
Linda Randazzo, Admissions Counselor

Linda M. Randazzo
Senior Admissions Counselor
lindarandazzo@bac.edu

Linda M. Randazzo

Linda graduated from Belmont Abbey College, class of 2018, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Pre-Law. She is originally from Miami, FL. She transferred to the Abbey her sophomore year and ran Track & Field during her time as a student. She is passionate about the Abbey’s mission and vision, believing that the school lives up to its promise. She is excited about her role on the Admissions team and looks forward to helping first-time and transfer students experience a smooth and delightful admissions process.
Lindsay-Janae Raphael

Lindsay-Janae Raphael 
Senior Admissions Counselor
lindsayjanaeraphael@bac.edu

Lindsay-Janae Raphael

Lindsay-Janae is a May 2018 graduate of Belmont Abbey College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business Management. She is originally from Orange County, California. As a student at Belmont Abbey, Lindsay was a member of the softball team and was elected captain her senior year by her fellow teammates. She joined the Abbey Ambassador program her senior year, and that is where she developed her passion for helping prospective students discover what Belmont Abbey College has to offer. She is excited to be a part of the Admissions team and is looking forward to assisting students through the admissions process.
Nakeem, Admissions Counselor

Nakeem Williams
Admissions Counselor
nakeemwilliams@bac.edu

Nakeem Williams was born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised as a “military brat” and throughout his diverse experiences he spent a lot of time traveling and learning about various cultures. In his free time, he enjoys writing, reading, and interactive activities. He is a 2016 graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. His passion lies within mentorship and counseling, which motivated him to pursue his degree and higher education through admissions. The most important thing to him is ensuring individuals understand the opportunities available for them as well as their ability to succeed. Nakeem is ecstatic about his role on the admissions team and looks forward to presenting the Belmont Abbey College vision and experience to future students.
Tabitha, Admissions Counselor

Tabitha Sims
Admissions Counselor
tabithasims@bac.edu

TabithaTab was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and graduated from Belmont Abbey in 2017 with a Dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Educational studies and Psychology. Tab played volleyball all four years of school and was active in the education honors society, Kappa Delta Pi, as their chairman of membership. She is excited to return and assist students in becoming part of the Belmont Abbey family.

Leslie Andsager
Admissions Operations Processing Manager
LeslieAndsager@bac.edu

Leslie grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, OH and is a graduate of Denison University. She holds a B.A in Political Science with a minor in Spanish. She also has both a Paralegal Certificate as well as her Advanced Paralegal Certificate from Bentley University. Leslie has three children that attend Catholic School. Her children and all of their activities keep her busy, but she loves it! Leslie has a passion for travel and has lived in Florence, Italy. Her most interesting moment while spending time abroad was crossing through Check Point Charlie into East Berlin while the Wall separating Germany was still active. Leslie is a passionate advocate for Catholic education. She is excited to join the Belmont Abbey College Admissions team as she embraces the opportunity to work with a wonderful staff to help future students navigate the College Application process.

Julia Gunter

Julia Gunter
Admissions Operations Manager
JuliaGunter@bac.edu
(704) 461-6784

Julia has been serving the Adult Degree Program and its students since 1992.  Julia was raised in a military family so grew up traveling from base to base until her father retired in New Jersey to be near family.  She first learned about the Abbey while attending a college presentation and decided then and there that Belmont Abbey College was the college to attend. Julia graduated in 1981 with a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Philosophy and has also earned a B.A. in Business from the Abbey and an M.S. in Adult Education from North Carolina A&T State University. Julia has held several positions in her tenure at the Abbey but all have focused on the Adult Degree Program and the great students in the program.  Her passion is to get to know and work with our adult students to help them reach their potential and fulfill their academic goals. During her spare time, Julia enjoys music, both playing and singing, is an avid gardener and dabbles in creative exploits like making jewelry, crocheting, sewing and painting.

Group of Abbey Ambassadors

Abbey Advocates

Our Abbey Advocates lead all campus tours and aid the Admissions Office in executing our campus events.

To learn more about our Abbey Advocate, click here.