Contact a Graduate Admissions Advisor

Sandra Wallace

Senior Resident Graduate Admissions Advisor (Rawlings School of Divinity)

slburnett2@liberty.edu

Hometown: Asheville, NC

Favorite place on campus: The Tower Theatre! Our Theatre department is full of talented students and their productions are always enjoyable.

Favorite Lynchburg restaurant: Robin Alexander's

Why did you choose to attend Liberty University? I chose to attend Liberty University when I attended College For A Weekend as a junior in high school. I knew I wanted to go to a Christian school and was thoroughly impressed with Liberty's commitment to glorify God. I quickly realized at CFAW that Liberty was going to give me an amazing college experience in which I would grow both academically and spiritually.


Sarah Sooklal

Senior Resident Graduate Admissions Advisor (School of Music & School of Business)

ssooklal@liberty.edu

Hometown: Port of Spain, Trinidad

Favorite place on campus: School of Music building

Favorite Lynchburg restaurant: Rivermont Pizza

Why did you choose to attend Liberty University? During my college search, Liberty was the only school that encouraged me through the admissions process, focused on me as an individual, and made sure all my needs were met. That was when I knew Liberty was the right choice for me.

What sets Liberty apart from other schools? Liberty is devoted to seeing students grow spiritually and excel academically.


Samantha Ellis

Resident Graduate Admissions Advisor (M.F.A. Studio Arts, M.F.A Graphic Design, M.A. English, M.A. History, & M.A. Pastoral Counseling)

stellis2@liberty.edu

Hometown: Richmond, VA

Favorite place on campus: The SADA art labs or the theatre costume shop. 

Favorite Lynchburg restaurant: Market at Main

Why did you choose to attend Liberty University? The professors genuinely care about the success of their students and will take time out of their schedules to meet with students one-on-one, mentoring them through projects or even through concerns of life. 

 


Lindsey Whitbeck

Resident Graduate Admissions Advisor (M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling & M.A. Marriage and Family Counseling)

lwhitbeck@liberty.edu

Hometown: Collingswood, NJ

Favorite place on campus: The monogram gazebo

Favorite Lynchburg restaurant: El Jefe

What sets Liberty University apart from other schools? The tight-knit environment and how the professors truly care about the success and spiritual lives of their students. There is something for everyone here. 


Zachary Schoonover

Resident Graduate Admissions Advisor (M.S. Biomedical Sciences & Ph.D. Anatomy and Cell Biology)

zschoonover@liberty.edu

Hometown: Manahawkin, NJ

Favorite place on campus: Observatory

Favorite Lynchburg restaurant: Brauburgers

What advice do you give future graduate students of Liberty University? Pursue a graduate degree in a field that you love and are interested in. You have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a subject with professors and colleagues that will make the experience worthwhile. 


Kathryn Gilligan

Resident Graduate Admissions Advisor (M.S. Psychology, M.A. Human Services Counseling, & M.A. Public Policy)

kgilligan@liberty.edu

Hometown: Woonsocket, RI

Favorite place on campus: Jerry Falwell Memorial

Favorite Lynchburg restaurant: Too many! Blaze, Thai 99, RA Bistro, & Chik-fil-A to name a few.

What advice do you give future graduate students of Liberty University? Figure out what you love or what interests you and do that. Make sure to exhaust all your resources and ask a LOT of questions! Don’t be afraid to get a second opinion before you go all-in and prepare where and when you will study before you enroll in the class(es). Don’t let others discourage or dissuade you from your goals. It’s okay to take your time and do what you can – don’t be too hard on yourself!


Vincent Hogue

Resident Graduate Admissions Advisor (Master of Public Health, M.S. Human Performance, M.S. Exercise Science and Wellness, M.S. Sport Management, & Doctor of Nursing Practice)

vhogue@liberty.edu

Hometown: Okinawa, Japan

Favorite place on campus: Rec Center

Favorite Lynchburg restaurant: Rivermont Pizza

What advice do you give future graduate students of Liberty University? Don’t start grad school half-heartedly. Be convinced of what you want to do and stick to the plan.

What sets Liberty University apart from other schools? The faculty. They are experts in their fields and have genuine care and concern for their students.


Leah King

Resident Graduate Admissions Advisor (International Graduate Students)

laking2@liberty.edu

Hometown: Taneytown, Maryland

Favorite Place on Campus: The top of DeMoss; the overlook and breeze make for a relaxing getaway from studying.

Favorite Lynchburg Restaurant: Brauburger

What advice do you give future Graduate students of Liberty University? Take lots of naps and remember to use spellcheck.

What sets Liberty University apart from other schools? The faculty at Liberty University are eager to help students succeed in their careers and have been instructive and supportive of my career goals throughout my time here. 


Sarah Landis

Resident Graduate Admissions Advisor (International Graduate Students)

slandis2@liberty.edu

Hometown: Lynchburg, Virginia

Favorite Place on Campus: Vines Center

Favorite Lynchburg Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings

What advice do you give future Graduate students of Liberty University? While at times you may want to give up, perseverance gives you strength you never knew you had to succeed.

What sets Liberty University apart from other schools? I can openly discuss my faith and share the same beliefs with fellow Christians.


Assistant Director

Heather Cihak

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

Hometown: Lynchburg, Virginia

Favorite Place on Campus: The Snowflex Lodge. It is a great place to watch the sunset.

Favorite Lynchburg Restaurant: Waterstone Pizza

Why did you choose to attend Liberty University? When I was in middle school, my father graduated from Liberty University with a Masters in Theology. Liberty is a wonderful university seeking to train men and women to grow spiritually, mentally and physically to reach the world for Christ. I wanted to come to Liberty University to receive this educational experience.


National Representative of Graduate Studies

Obehi Idiake

National Representative of Graduate Studies

oidiake@liberty.edu

Hometown: Benin, Nigeria

Favorite Lynchburg restaurant: Magnolia Foods or Panera Bread

What advice do you give future Graduate students of Liberty University? Know your why. No matter what you decide, know why you need and want this degree, so that it will help drive you when the going gets tough.

What sets Liberty University apart from other schools? There isn’t a greater place to gain an exceptional education, with biblical values, and thriving campus environment.


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