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JoEllen WilsonJoEllen Wilson '61, Vice President for Advancement 

JoEllen received an Associate of Arts degree from Reinhardt, a Bachelor of Arts from Oglethorpe University and a Master of Education from Brenau University.  She met her husband at Reinhardt and also sent their sons to Reinhardt, where they met their wives.  "Ours is a true Reinhardt 'shoe factory' story," JoEllen says. "Reinhardt produces in pairs!" She came to the College in 1981 and served as a part-time Alumni Director and served as Alumni Director before transferring to the President's Office to serve as Special Assistant to the President during the Falany, Nevious and Isherwood transitions.  She later became Vice President for External Affairs.  As Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs, she oversees Development, Alumni, Marketing and Public Relations, Fund Raising and Funk Heritage Center departments. 

Contact JoEllen at 770-720-5545 or


 Janna Moore
Janna Moore '04, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Advancement

Janna graduated from Reinhardt College in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education.  After teaching for one year, Janna furthered her education by enrolling at Gwinnett Technical College and received an Associate of Science degree in administrative office technology.  She is responsible for the day-to-day administrative tasks for the Vice President and the offices within Institutional Advancement and External Affairs.  Janna states "being back at Reinhardt is like coming home to family.  I am fortunate to be able to work in such a great community." 

Contact Janna at 770-720-5621 or


Barbara ManousBarbara L. Manous, Director of Annual Giving & Church Relations 

Barbara has been with the Advancement Office at Reinhardt since 1996, but before that, she had volunteered for the College and had worked previously for Reinhardt in establishing a continuing education program in the late '80s. Currently, she oversees the Annual Fund Campaign and its many components such as the Dave Henritze Scholarship Golf Classic and A DAY for Reinhardt. Barbara is originally from Marietta, Ga.

Contact Barbara at 770-720-5506 or


 Katie Reed Utterback '12, Coordinator of Development & Information Services 

Katie Reed, a Cherokee County native, graduated from Reinhardt University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After graduation she went on and worked at Kennesaw State University in their bookstore, online order fulfillment and technology store, but when an opening came open at Reinhardt she was sure to apply! Eventually she would become the Advancement Support Coordinator and then become the Coordinator for Annual Giving and Information Services at Reinhardt. As the Coordinator for Annual Giving and Information Services, she is responsible for donor records, and data base and donation management. She says that she has never been happier to be “home” at Reinhardt.

Contact Katie at 770-720-5507 or

lLinda Peckman, Coordinator of Development & Grants

Linda comes to the Advancement Office at Reinhardt from Financial Aid, where she has worked since 2010.  Before that, she has worked indirectly with alumni relations and annual giving for other higher education institutions. She graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and business.  As the Coordinator of Development and Grant Management, she is responsible for assisting the office with events and annual giving as well as researching and securing funds for the university.  Linda states “I am so thankful to be part of the Reinhardt family.  Working with such an incredible group of warm and hardworking individuals every day is so rewarding!”

Contact Linda at 770-720-5513 or



Karen SmithwickKaren Smithwick, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Annual Giving & Church Relations

Karen is a lifelong Cherokee County native who came out of retirement to work at Reinhardt in February 2006.  She was familiar with the college because both of her daughters were Reinhardt students.  Prior to Reinhardt, Karen worked for AIG for twenty years, where she was an account manager for AIG Claim Services and managed large commercial accounts.  Karen feels she is so fortunate to have a job that she loves.  "The staff and faculty at Reinhardt have made me feel so welcome," she says.  "I definitely feel like part of the Reinhardt family." 

Contact Karen at 770-720-5546 or

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