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

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.


Jessie Fanczi

Administrative Assistant & Admissions Counselor


Recruitment Area

Jessie is Admissions Counselor for Dual Enrollment students.


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.


Ivey Stang

Admissions Counselor


Recruitment Area

Ivy is Reinhardt’s recruiter and Admissions Counselor for East and Northeast Georgia, and out-of-state 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.


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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