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Students are assigned a counselor based on their last name. Please look below to learn more about your counselor.

College Counselor Directory

Susan Ellis

Titles: College Counselor, Class of 2021 & 2022: Last Names I - Mc, Class of 2023 and beyond: Last Names Hr-Mc
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School: 919-834-1625 x 281
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Year Started at Gibbons: 2006

Education: BA Hiram College, M.Div. Vanderbilt University

Favorite Gibbons Tradition: Trip to Italy over spring break

Best Counseling Advice: No one is an island. Find those who want the best for you, even if they challenge your thinking, and ask them for advice and help. Allow them to enhance your life's journey. You are you-don't compare yourself to anyone else. Be the very best you possible.

Hobbies: Gardening, Creating and/or listening to music of any sort, crossword and Sudoku puzzles, cooking and hiking in the woods.

Jeanette Hadsell

Titles: Director of College Counseling, College Counselor, Last Names S-Z
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School: 919-834-1625 x 224
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Year Started at Gibbons: 2003

Education: BA Occidental College, MSW University of Southern California

Favorite Gibbons Tradition: This is a toss up between the carpool drop-off on freshman welcome day, it is such a festive day and cupcake day in May when we celebrate the seniors and cap off four years.

Best Counseling Advice: Think outside of the box, cliche perhaps but so important as you think about the next stage in life. Think about what college environment will be best for you, academically but also personally, where will you grow the most? Think about colleges outside of the area, look at colleges that you have never heard of before! College is a great time to live and see another part of the country and experience being away from home.

Interests: I like to run, swim, read, bake and am usually at one pool or another watching my kids swim!

Mason Hill

Titles: College Counselor, Last Names Me-R
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School: 919-834-1625 ext 155

Nicole Kuhns

Titles: College Counselor, Class of 2021 & 2022: Last Names A-C, Class of 2023 and beyond: Last Names A-Da
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School: 919-834-1625 x 225
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Year started at Gibbons: 2017

Education: BS Lebanon Valley College, MS West Chester University

Favorite Gibbons Tradition: Hard to choose just one! Senior Supper fills my heart to the brim and I love the opportunity to serve our students one last time.

Best College Counseling Advice: Although the college process can be a bit overwhelming and stressful, have fun with it! Tour as many campuses as you can (always visit the bookstore) and consider all different types of schools! Private, public, 2-year, 4-year…it all boils down to the best fit. Where do you feel the most comfortable? Where can you envision yourself spending the best years of your life? Take your time, do your research, don’t rush into a decision and remember to breathe!

Interests: I am a fitness fanatic and love a good endorphin rush, however my obsession with sweets is over the top-give me a jumbo cupcake or slice of cake and I'm a happy camper. YOLO!

Tiffany Williams

Titles: College Counselor, Class of 20221 & 2022: Last Names D-H, Class of 2023 and Beyond: Last Names De-Ho
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School: 919-834-1625 x 490
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Year started at Gibbons: 2015

Education: BA DePauw University, MSW Washington University, St. Louis, MS Indiana University

Favorite Gibbons Tradition: Freshman Welcome Day

Best College Counseling Advice: Don’t make everything about college and miss out on a quality high school experience. Research different types of colleges and not only schools you are familiar with. Reflect on your future college experience-what’s important to you? Only apply to colleges that are the best fit for you!

Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate on most days but I am very fond of mint chocolate chip too.