• Kate Amburn

    Position: Admissions Representative and Dual Enrollment Coordinator

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3493

    Campus Box: 72025


    Hometown: Dandridge, Tennessee

    What do you love most about Carson-Newman? The faculty at C-N don’t just care about how you score on an exam or if you come to class—they care about your personal and spiritual development, and that’s why Carson-Newman students succeed. We have a network of accountability and compassion that makes us want to succeed on and off campus because our professors and staff don’t see students as numbers, but as individual people that make up the greater C-N family.

    What is your favorite Carson-Newman tradition? I really love Constitution Day, where we have a CLW credit devoted to celebrating the US Constitution and a speaker comes and talks about a Constitutionally-related modern issue. I think I attended three or four years out of my undergraduate years, and the speakers were always excellent! It was one of my favorite ways to get CLW credit as a student.

    What is your most memorable college experience? My favorite moment in college was getting to compete with the C-N Forensics team at the National Christian College Forensics Association’s speech and debate tournament when it was held outside of Los Angeles, California. California was awesome, but it was even more fun to bring a national championship trophy back to campus!

    What advice do you offer to students regarding college? Visit campuses! You’ll never know if a campus feels like home until you step foot on it. Take the tour, see the dorms, discover how friendly the staff and students are—those are the things that are going to make or break your four years.

    If you get a three-day weekend, how do you spend it? Most weekends include me working on homework for my graduate program, but when I get an extra bit of off-time, I LOVE to do things with my youth group—taking them to local Christian concerts or going on hikes!

    Recruitment Area: Undergraduate, Dual Enrollment, and Upward Bound. Virginia, Tennessee: Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cumberland, Fentress, Grainger, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Scott, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, Washington Counties.

  • Shaleen Fowler

    Position: International Student Enrollment Services Representative

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3431

    Campus Box: 72025


    Recruitment Area: International Undergraduate Students

  • Jonathan Michael Hendrickson

    Position: Admissions Representative

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3226


    Favorite TV show: Walking Dead, How I Met Your Mother, Futurama

    Favorite Food: Pizza

    Interesting Fact or Talent: I was once mistaken for a UT Alumnus and my photo was taken and put on the front page of UT's Alumni website... I've never attended UT.

    Celebrity Look Alike: I have been told Shia LaBeouf, but I don't see it.

    If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go: It is on my bucket list to visit Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and New Zealand.

    Territories: Sevier, Cocke, and Greene Counties, West TN, North Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas

  • Jessica Jolley

    Position: Admission Representative

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3231


    Favorite TV Show: 24- hands down! JACK IS BACK!

    Favorite Food: Medium rare steak- oh man… Excuse me while I go to Longhorn right now.

    Interesting Fact or Talent: I played collegiate soccer and have had four surgeries because of it- but my time playing and friends made was worth every single one! Also, I might be throwing myself under the bus here, but if you ask me, I can rap the Bon Qui Qui song for you… And I’m sure most parents will have no idea what I am even talking about!

    Celebrity Lookalike: Amy Adams, aka Giselle from the movie Enchanted. My friends say I not only look just like her, but embarrassingly enough, I also act like the part she plays in Enchanted! At least I will always have an easy go-to Halloween costume.

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? I would go back to KENYA. I met my husband on a mission trip to Kenya in 2012 and have been in love with the country and the people in it ever since! My husband and I want to do international missions, so hopefully we will be traveling all over the world one day. In the context of vacation, I have also always wanted to go somewhere with really huge WAVES- maybe Hawaii? The waves and the ocean in general always seems to fascinate me and also point me to God’s infinite power!

    Territory Assignment: TN counties- Knox, Anderson; States- Alabama, Florida, Georgia

  • Kat Kimsey

    Position: Admissions Representative

    Campus Phone: 865.471.2070


    Position: Admissions Representative
    Campus Phone: 865.471.2070


    Favorite TV Show: 24!

    Favorite Food: Spicy Chicken Sandwich with waffle fries and an Arnold Palmer at Chick-fil-A!

    Interesting Fact or Talent: I was born on New Year’s Day and I can speak "Donald Duck."

    Celebrity Lookalike: Turtle Man?

    If I could travel anywhere in the world, where would I go: Hawaii! B/C I hear that it’s worth it and I would really like to see Alaska.

    Territory Assignment: Blount counties, middle TN counties, states West of TN.

  • Robin McKinney

    Position: Director of Graduate and Adult Admissions

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4652

    Campus Box: 72025

    Email: or

    Favorite TV Show: I am blessed with three boys and an amazing husband…I never get a chance to touch the remote control so I really can’t say that I have a favorite TV show.

     Favorite Food: Marble Slab’s Cheesecake Ice Cream with Raspberries & Double Graham Crackers and if that is not available Ben & Jerry’s Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream will do the trick!

     Interesting Fact or Talent: I play the mandolin and I am a certified Zumba instructor!

     Celebrity Look-a-like: Ashley Judd according to a random “facedouble” website…doesn’t hurt my feelings.

     If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and what would you do? I absolutely love to travel!!! So you name it, if I haven’t been there I want to go!!!


  • Louise McMurry

    Position: Admissions Campus Experience Coordinator

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4826


    Favorite TV Show: Anything on HGTV!

    Favorite Food: Pot luck dinners...yes, I am Baptist!

    Interesting Fact or Talent: I grew up in Knoxville, was a ballroom dance instructor, and owned my own business.

    Celebrity Lookalike: I have been told I look like Trisha Yearwood.

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? It is my dream to travel around the world and I love to cruise!


  • Aaron Porter

    Position: Dean of Enrollment Management

    Campus Phone: 865-471-3223


  • Jann Walker

    Position: Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

    Campus Phone: 865.471.2045


  • Jessica Whitmill

    Position: Admissions Representative

    Campus Phone: 865-471-4145

    Campus Box: 72025


    Favorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother – Love to watch this with my dog and sister!

    Favorite Food: Japanese and Chocolate. I could eat at Narita’s every day!

    Interesting Fact or Talent: I double majored in Social Entrepreneurship and Theatre with a minor in Business Administration.  During my time at C-N, I was involved with over 20 theatre productions and I loved every minute of it! I also attended the Carson-Newman’s Child Development Lab Preschool when I was 4 years old and some of my pre-school classmates became my classmates in college as well. 

    Celebrity Lookalike: Maybe Judy Garland (I played Dorothy Gale in “The Wizard of Oz”).

    If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Anywhere, I love to travel which is such a fun part of this job!

    Territory Assignments: Bledsoe, Bradley, Hamblen, Hamilton, McMinn, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Polk, Roane, Rhea, and Sequatchie; States: South Carolina, West Virginia, Midwest & Northeast states

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