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Meet the Admission Team

Daniel Bratcher '20

Admission Counselor


"You are more than your labels, so don't let them define you."

Territory: Alaska, Washington, D.C., North Dakota, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia

North Carolina counties including: Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Catawba, Chowan, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Davie, Duplin, Gaston, Gates, Graham, Greene, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Iredell, Jackson, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Lincoln, Martin, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamilico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Rowan, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Tyrrell, Union, Washington, and Wayne

Marisabel Guzman-Bowen '22

Campus Visit Coordinator and International Admission Counselor


Territory: International Students, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Ohio, and Puerto Rico

South Carolina counties including: Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Hampton, Horry, Jasper, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg

Eric Mays '22

Admission Counselor


Territory: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Vermont

South Carolina counties including: Abbeville, Aiken, Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Edgefield, Fairfield, Greenville, Greenwood, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg Sumter, Union, and York

Eric Mays, class of 2022, stands in front of New Garden Hall in a red polo shirt

Jalen Pearson

Associate Director of Admission


"There are 86,400 seconds in a day. What are you doing in those seconds? If you show me who you are as a person — we can find how Guilford will help you develop into your full self."

Territory: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas

North Carolina counties including: Chatham, Durham, Edgecomb, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Johnston, Nash, Northampton, Orange, Person, Randolph, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Wilson

Whitney Smith

Transfer Admission Counselor


“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." — Nelson Mandela

Counselor for adult students and transfer students

Territory: Iowa, Michigan, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming

Kyle Wooden '11

Director of Admission


"Show me that you are a leader inside and outside of the classroom. It's not about who can join the most clubs — it's about who demonstrates a passion and is a role model among their peers."

Territory: Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, , South Dakota, Wyoming, Wisconsin, and readmitted students

North Carolina counties including: Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rockingham, Rutherford, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Yancey