Meet Your Admissions Counselor


Kristie Vance / 828-689-1353

Director of Admissions

As a 2007 graduate of Mars Hill, I enjoy sharing my Mars Hill experience and how I benefited from the growth opportunities I found here. My time spent here shaped my future in so many ways I never imagined. I think the very best way for a prospective student to learn more about the Mars Hill experience is to visit campus. We’ll l take you on a student-guided campus tour, you can meet our faculty, current students, and staff, and you can even sit in on a class. I look forward to seeing you soon and introducing you to the Mars Hill family!

Carolyn Kuzell / 828-689-1589

Associate Director of Admissions
International Admissions Counselor

Adult & Graduate Studies Admissions Counselor

I’m a 2009 graduate of Allegheny College and a world traveler. During my four years as a student at Allegheny, I double majored in Political Science and French. Having spent my junior year in France, I am very passionate about encouraging students to study languages and spend a semester or year abroad. As a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Phi Sigma Iota Honor Society, Allegheny Swimming and Diving Team, and Phonathon Team, I feel strongly about students getting involved in campus activities and exploring their passions and interests. Having grown up in Europe, attended college in Pennsylvania, and now working in North Carolina, I believe in students trying new experiences, discovering new places and gaining friends from wherever they go.


Sarah Burnette / 828-689-1356

Admissions Counselor Assisting new and transfer students in NC Piedmont and Coast.


Andrew Nicholson / 828-689-1357

Admissions Counselor Assisting new and transfer students in Western NC


Samantha Wyatt / 828-689-1392

Campus Guest Experience Coordinator
Admissions Counselor Assisting Performing & Visual Arts Students, new and transfer students in all out of state areas (outside of NC)

I graduated from Mars Hill in May of 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. If you really want an inside look at the student perspective, I have the scoop. While participating heavily in the arts at Mars Hill, I was also involved on campus as a Student Ambassador and First Year Mentor. The kinds of connections and opportunities I was afforded at Mars Hill are tremendous. I look forward to sharing these experiences with potential students. At Mars Hill, I found a community of professors, classmates and even staff that have been dedicated to my success. This community was so important to me, I just couldn’t bear to leave it. I hope to help you start your journey to joining this Mars Hill family.


Amanda Proffitt / 828-689-1202

Information & Applications Manager



Get in touch with us!

Mars Hill University
Admissions Office
P.O. Box 6663
Mars Hill, NC  28754

[toll free] 1-866-642-4968
[phone] 828-689-1201
[fax] 828-689-1473