Associate Director of Admissions
1-800-AVERETT, ext. 17109
Jillian has been a college recruiter for seven years and knows the ins and outs of enrollment. As an Averett alumna, she can attest to what the university has done for so many people, saying her favorite things about Averett are, “the people and watching students develop, grow and graduate.” Jillian holds a B.S. degree in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. She loves reading, gardening and being a mom.
Jillian counsels students from the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee; and the North Carolina Counties & Cities of Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Archdale, Ashe, Asheboro, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Burlington, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Cary, Caswell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davidson, Davie, Denton, Denver, Durham, Forsyth, Gaston, Gibsonville, Graham, Granville, Guilford, Greensboro, Haywood, Henderson, High Point, Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Milton, Montgomery, Orange, Person, Polk, Raleigh, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Statesville, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Thomasville, Trinity, Transylvania, Vance, Wake, Wake Forest, Watauga, Wilkes, Winston Salem, Yadkins, Yancey, and Yanceyville.
What is one interesting fact about you that people don’t know?
I love flowers and gardening. My parents made me help them around the yard when I was growing up and it stuck with me. I took horticulture classes in high school and I worked at a small landscaping nursery.
What one thing do students need to know about Averett?
The success rates of our programs, such as Education, Mathematics, Biology, Equestrian and Aviation. Many of these have high rates of graduates getting jobs in their fields or going to graduate school after leaving AU.
What advice do you have for a student choosing Averett?
Get to know the people and take advantage of the courses and activities we offer. Study abroad. Go to games. Take an art class. Join an interesting group. Meet staff members. Go to a play. Volunteer. Get a job. You never know where these experiences will lead you.