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.


Allyson Bianchi

Director of Admissions


Recruitment Area

Allyson is Reinhardt’s recruiter and Admissions Counselor for all international students, freshmen and transfer students.

Lacey has been with admissions since August 2004.  She graduated from Reinhardt in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with an English concentration.  In 2006, she completed a Master's in Public Administration from Kennesaw State University.  Her hometown is Cartersville, Ga.


Owen Bagley '12

Assistant Director of Admissions - Recruitment


During the first few minutes of my very first visit to Reinhardt, I fell in love with the beauty of the campus. Being an avid outdoorsman, I was captivated by the miles of trails and lush green campus which Reinhardt has to offer. Once I became a student, I experienced the challenge and encouragement that go hand in hand with the Reinhardt faculty. Reinhardt University is an ideal place to grow, to learn and to thrive.”     - Owen

Recruitment Area

Owen is Reinhardt’s recruiter and Admissions Counselor for students from Pickens County, Transfer & transient students with last names H-Z, and re-admitted students.

Owen joined the Admissions staff in March of 2018. Originally from Henry County, Owen spent his high school years in Gwinnett County. He graduated from Reinhardt University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. Owen then went on to earn his Master of Divinity degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. Owen has been married to his lovely wife, Lauren, whom he met at Reinhardt, for almost 5 years. In his spare time Owen enjoys hiking, camping, trout fishing, and playing with his two adopted dogs, Macy and Hazel.


Heather Tilden

Assistant Director of Admissions - Communications


Recruitment Area

Heather is Reinhardt’s recruiter and Admissions Counselor for students in Bartow, Fulton, Dekalb, and Gwinnett Counties. Also, Heather provides assistance to transfer & transient students with the last names A-H. 

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.


Hayley Cooper

Admissions Counselor


Recruitment Area

Hayley is Reinhardt’s recruiter and Admissions Counselor for West and South Georgia, and Out-of-State Freshman.

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.


Valencia Flores '15

Admissions Counselor


"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

Recruitment Area

Valencia is Reinhardt’s recruiter and Admissions Counselor for East and Northeast Georgia, Southern Cherokee County, and Homeschool 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.


Liz Rowland

Admissions Counselor


Recruitment Area

Liz is Reinhardt’s recruiter and Admissions Counselor for Dual Enrollment Students & International Students.


Kelsey Lorenzoni

Admissions Counselor


Recruitment Area

Kelsey is Reinhardt's recruiter and Admissions Counselor for students in Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Chattooga, Gordon, Floyd, Gilmer, and Cherokee Counties.

Kelsey joined the Admissions staff in February 2020. She grew up and still resides in Cartersville, Georgia. After high school she attended the University of Georgia where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Human Development and Family Sciences. In her free time, she loves to go to the movies and theater performances as well as making as many trips to Disney World or just traveling somewhere new in general. She also enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and sweet dog, Gus.


Kristen Walton '15

Admissions Campus Tour Coordinator


"There is a special charm about Reinhardt with all of its rich history that dates back over 100 years. I love that everywhere you go, there is a story to tell about the buildings, nature, or school programs. There are fingerprints all throughout the school’s history of people who have gone before us to get Reinhardt to where it is today, and that’s a humbling feeling"   -Kristen

Kristen joined the Admissions staff in June 2019. She graduated from Reinhardt in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies. Kristen loves spending time with her husband, Tyler and their goofy Bluetick Coonhound, Blue. In her spare time, she enjoys working in her garden and catching up with friends and family over a cup of tea.

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