Prospective Freshman

Prospective Freshmen

If you will be a first time freshman, click on your county to find your Admissions Counselor.

All other students, select the appropriate category below.


Heather Tilden

Associate Director of Admissions - Communications


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Heather is Reinhardt’s recruiter and Admissions Counselor for transient students.

Heather grew up in Waleska, less than five minutes away from Reinhardt University. She attended Georgia State University, where I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor is Sociology. She then went on to obtain my Master of Science in Sport Administration. Upon completion of my degree, I began a career in athletics at the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. In 2015, her husband and her received the opportunity to relocate to Sydney, Australia, where they spent the next three years. There she worked for Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW, volunteered with Special Olympics Australia and traveled throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Pacific. After returning to the U.S., she found her way back home to Waleska and Reinhardt. Heather currently resides in Smyrna with her husband, son and dog. In her spare time, I enjoy traveling, scuba diving, photography, being outdoors and food of all kinds.


Valencia Flores '15

Assistant Director of Admissions 


"From my very first visit to coming back as an Alum, Reinhardt has always felt like my second home. At Reinhardt, you will make life long connections with your fellow classmates, faculty, and staff members. This is truly a special place." - Valencia

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Valencia is Reinhardt’s recruiter and Admissions Counselor for Gordon, Pickens, and Southern Cherokee County, Homeschool students, and transient students.

Valencia joined the Admissions staff in June 2017. Valencia grew up in Elbert County, the “Granite Capital of the World.” After graduating high school, she attended Reinhardt University, where she became an active member of the campus community. Valencia served as a Reinhardt Captain, Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader, worked with summer programs, and also performed in the concert choir and wind ensemble. Valencia graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music degree. In her spare time, Valencia enjoys going to the movies and dinner with her husband, attending music and theater performances, and spending time with her cat, Grace.


Hayley Cooper

Senior Admissions Counselor


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Hayley is Reinhardt’s recruiter and Admissions Counselor for North West Georgia.

Hayley joined the Admissions staff in February of 2019. She is from Murray County. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in December 2018 at The University of West Georgia. In her downtime, Hayley enjoys traveling, trying out new restaurants, and spending time with her family and friends.


Ivey Stang

Admissions Counselor


Recruitment Area

Ivey is Reinhardt’s recruiter and Admissions Counselor for West and South Georgia students.

Ivey joined the Admissions staff in August of 2020. She is from Floyd County. In May 2019, Ivey graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management from Kennesaw State University. In her spare time, Ivey enjoys spending time with her amazing husband, going to church, watching sports, and taking her dog, Peyton, to dog parks.


Mallory Talley

Admissions Counselor


Recruitment Area

Mallory is Reinhardt’s recruiter and Admissions Counselor for East and Northeast Georgia students and Dual enrollment.

Mallory joined the admissions staff in February of 2021. She is originally from St. Augustine, Florida, but moved to the North Georgia area in the fall of 2016. In May 2019, Mallory graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from Piedmont College. After graduation, she pursued a graduate degree at Piedmont, while working full-time as a Resident Director for the school. Mallory graduated with a Master or Business Administration (MBA) in May of 2020. Her passion for helping guide students in their college decision journey stems from her own journey. It humbles her to know that she has impacted student’s futures, in a positive way, having equipped these students with the necessary knowledge and confidence to make a well-informed college decision. Outside of work, Mallory enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, family and her dogs.

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