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Sarah Sooklal

Senior Resident Graduate Admissions Advisor

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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