Who’s My Counselor

The Enrollment Division’s mission is to provide Christ-Like customer service to prospective students and families that seek counsel on admission, financial aid, academic experience and student life at Toccoa Falls College. We are here to help you transition from your current home to your new home. Meet the experts…

Director of Admissions – Ronnie Stewart

Hey there! Welcome to my profile. I’m Ronnie and look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for you at TFC. Let us know how we can help!

Quick Facts

Hometown: Sugar Hill, GA

Degree: B.S. – Ministry Leadership

Hobbies: All things sports and watching movies with my wife

Words that Describe Me: Good listener, funny, mean, moody, practical joker


Get to Know Ronnie…

Who has had the greatest influence on your life?

  • Answer: My Dad

What is your favorite memory growing up?

  • Answer: Playing baseball with my dad as my coach

What do you know now that you wish you knew when looking at colleges?

  • Answer: I wish I knew the importance of investing into the lives of others

What makes you want to come to work every day?

  • Answer: The people. The people I work with and the students and families I serve

Assistant Director of Admissions – Emily Kerr

Howdy! Welcome to my profile. I’m Emily and look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for you at TFC. Let us know how we can help!

Quick Facts

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Degree: B.A. – Secondary English Education

Hobbies: Hiking, watching movies, playing cards and board games

Word that Describes Me: Organized


Get to Know Emily…

Who has had the greatest influence on your life?

  • Answer: My mother (stereotypical, but true)

What is your favorite memory growing up?

  • Answer: Building a snowman for the first time with my little brother

What do you know now that you wish you knew when looking at colleges?

  • Answer: I wish I would have known how important a tight knit community would become for me

What makes you want to come to work every day?

  • Answer: The amazing staff. They remind me, often, that we are working for the Lord (and generally give me a hard time)

NEGA, AL, MS, TN & International– Andrew Thorne

Hola! Welcome to my profile. I’m Andrew and look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for you at TFC. Let us know how we can help!

Quick Facts

Hometown: Linwood, NJ

Degree: B.S. – Business Administration & Communication Studies

Hobbies: Playing sports and spending time with my wife. When both of those happen at the same time….that’s the dream

Word that Describes Me: Conscientious


Territory:

States: TN, MS, AL and all International Students

Counties in GA: Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, White


Get to Know Andrew…

Who has had the greatest influence on your life?

  • Answer: My Family

What is your favorite memory growing up?

  • Answer: Playing competitive home school sports with life-long friends

What do you know now that you wish you knew when looking at colleges?

  • Answer: I wish I knew the importance of getting involved in campus groups and community events my freshman year

What makes you want to come to work every day?

  • Answer: I enjoy talking with students about everything TFC has to offer and I love doing that in the welcoming environment that we have here

NWGA, Atlanta Area - Lauren Banks

Quick Facts:

Hometown: Kennesaw, GA
Degree: B.S Family and Children’s Ministry
Hobbies: Eating breakfast food, playing board games, drinking coffee, cooking with my husband.
Word that describes me: Excitable

Territory:

States: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DE, HI, ID, IA, IN, IL, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OK, OR, RI, SD, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY (so, basically all of them!)
Counties in GA: Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Catoosa, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dade, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fannin, Fayette, Floyd, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gordon, Greene, Gwinnett, Haralson, Henry, Jasper, Morgan, Murray, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Putnam, Rockdale, Spalding, Walker, Walton, Whitfield

Who has had the greatest influence on your life?
My parents.

What is your favorite memory growing up?
Starting, naming, and playing in the countless bands that always made me believe I would be famous one day.

What do you know now that you wish you knew when looking at colleges?
To figure out what the student to professor ratio is… and to go with the lowest option. Luckily, TFC’s is 13:1.

What makes you want to come to work every day?
All the people! The people I work with daily and the people I get to know through the admissions process! And the office pranks.

CGA/SGA, CO, FL, NC, OH, PA, SC - Christine Diskin

Hello! Welcome to my profile. I’m Christine and look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for you at TFC. Let us know how we can help!

Quick Facts

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Degree: B.A. – Early Childhood Education with minors in TESOL and Cross-Cultural Studies

Hobbies: Traveling, drinking coffee, reading and spending time with friends

Word that Describes Me: Genuine

Territory:

States: CO, FL, NC, OH, PA, SC

All Transfer Students

Counties in GA:


Get to Know Christine…

Who has had the greatest influence on your life?

  • Answer: My Mom

What is your favorite memory growing up?

  • Answer: Boating in upstate NY in the summer

What do you know now that you wish you knew when looking at colleges?

  • Answer: It’s the people/community that makes a college special, not the location or amenities

What makes you want to come to work every day?

  • Answer: Watching the Lord guide and direct students to their next step

Online & Dual Enrollment – Donovan Smith

Greetings! Welcome to my profile. I’m Donovan and look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for you at TFC. Let us know how we can help!

Quick Facts

Hometown: Gainesville, GA

Degree: B.S. – General Studies

Hobbies: Spending time with my family

Word that Describes Me: Dependable


Territory:

Online and Dual Enrollment Counselor

Any student that is a current TFC DE student that is seeking residential enrollment


Get to Know Donovan…

Who has had the greatest influence on your life?

  • Answer: My mom is the strongest person that I know and she is a great example of what happens if you work hard

What is your favorite memory growing up?

  • Answer: As a child, I loved Thanksgiving dinner at my Nanny’s house. It was a great time to spend with family and eat good food

What do you know now that you wish you knew when looking at colleges?

  • Answer: I wish I knew that it was ok to contact your Admission Counselor with questions. I either waited to be contacted and forgot questions, or I just didn’t ask. It made the process more difficult than it should have been

What makes you want to come to work every day?

  • Answer: I love working with prospective students and it doesn’t hurt that I have great coworkers!

Front Office Manager - Abbee Thorpe
Welcome to my profile! I’m Abbee and look forward to seeing what the Lord has in store for you at TFC. Let us know how we can help!

Quick Facts

Hometown: Conyers, GA
Degree: B.S. – Counseling Psychology with minors in Biology and Cross-Cultural Studies
Hobbies: Being the ‘team mom’ for all of my husband’s sporting events; being with people- a lot; and drinking coffee on the regular
Words that Describe Me: Spunky, Friendly and Organized

Get to Know Abbee…

Who has had the greatest influence on your life?
Answer: My husband, parents and sister
What is your favorite memory growing up?
Answer: A huge snow storm that closed everything down for a week. My sister and I felt like we were in a winter wonderland, even though we live in the Georgia heat
What do you know now that you wish you knew when looking at colleges?
Answer: Getting involved is so important and it really makes your experience great! The friendships you make in college are also one of the best things – cherish and nurture them
What makes you want to come to work every day?
Answer: I love serving people and getting to do that in a Godly environment makes it even better

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