(864) 977-7000


Keli Sewell

Vice President for Enrollment Services

We are so excited you are interested in North Greenville University and what we have to offer here! Since 1993, I have had the privilege of working in Admissions and sharing NGU with students just like you. I have the opportunity to expose students to the hospitality and love that I enjoy every day. It is exciting for me to get to meet students as they look at us for the first time. As an alumnus of NGU, I consider it an honor to help guide students and their families to a place like NGU; a place where "Christ Makes the Difference." We offer something unique here that is hard to find anywhere else; we are a family.

Making the decision to attend college can be very stressful and time consuming, but we want you to have a great experience with NGU. We have an amazing Admissions team that is ready to help you distinguish yourself here at North Greenville University. From calling our office to stepping on campus as a new student, my staff will assist you every step of the way. We feel that working with prospective students is not just a job, but a ministry. Take this opportunity to meet the Admissions Staff below!

As you take a look at us, also consider visiting our campus. That is the best way to experience our uniqueness for yourself.  During your visit, we want to introduce you to our faculty, staff and students. These are the people that truly make NGU so great! We have several ways to visit campus: NGU Open House, Overnight at NGU, Distinguished Fridays, and private visits. Any of these visit opportunities give you a glimpse into the NGU family and help you decide if this will be your home for the next four years.

I want to thank you for taking a little time out of your day to take a look at us. This is a great place with wonderful people, and we want you to take that next step and experience it firsthand. Contact our office at (864) 977-7001 to take a closer look. We can't wait to meet you soon! 


Keli V. Sewell


Andy Ray

Director of Admissions

Andy met the love of his life, Regina, on the first day of freshman orientation at North Greenville in 1982. Andy and Regina both sang in Joyful Sound while they were in school at North Greenville. They were later married and now have two children, Elizabeth and David. Andy started working at NGU in 1992. When Andy is not serving NGU, he can be found serving God as the Minister of Music/Worship Leader at Bethel Baptist Church in Greenville, SC.     

 Email Andy or call him at (864) 977-7053.

Erin Wall

Director of Enrollment Marketing & Events

Erin is a 2000 NGU grad with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. She immediately began her career in the Office of Admissions. Erin completed her MBA with NGU in 2007. Erin considers it a blessing and privilege to share with prospective students her memories and experiences from NGU.

For questions about NGU Open House and other special events, email Erin or call her at (864) 977-7051.

Debbie Barefoot

Associate Director for New First Time Students

Debbie graduated from Anderson University and has worked at NGU since 1998. Sharing NGU with prospective students and their families is very rewarding to Debbie. She considers it a privilege to work with high school students as they make decisions that will impact them for a lifetime.  For a listing of Debbie's territories, click here

Email Debbie or call her at (864) 977-7175.


Whitney Barefoot

Associate Director and International Counselor

Whitney Barefoot is a 2007 NGU Mass Communication grad. Whitney assists transfer and international transfer students with the admissions process. She enjoys sharing her experiences with prospective students as she guides them to becoming fellow Crusaders and feels blessed to work for her alma mater! For a listing of Whitney's territories, click here.

Email Whitney or call her at (864) 977-7274.

Katie Lynn Marshall

Senior Admissions Counselor/International Student Counselor

Katie Lynn graduated from NGU in 2009 with a Marketing degree. She works with our high school graduates and international students. Katie Lynn loved her time as a student at NGU and enjoys sharing her experience with students as they make decisions about college. For a listing of Katie Lynn's territories, click here.

Email Katie Lynn or call her at (864) 663-0187 ext. 1187.

Cory Truax

Admissions Counselor Missionary Dependent Enrollment Coordinator

Cory graduated from NGU in 2008 with an interdisciplinary degree in History and English. He now enjoys the opportunity in helping students make their decisions to attend NGU. You can hear Cory Truax on various radio talk shows in the Upstate. For a listing of Cory's territories, click here.

Email Cory or call him at (864) 977-7159.

Elizabeth Whitley

Admissions Counselor

Elizabeth graduated from NGU in 2015 with a BS in Psychology. She sang in Joyful Sound during her four years here and served as the Women's Ministry liaison between NGU and the South Carolina Baptist Convention during her senior year. Elizabeth considers it a joy to work here and give back to the institution that invested so much into her and helped her to grow and flourish in her calling for ministry. For a listing of Elizabeth's territories, click here.

Email Elizabeth or call her at (864) 977-7054.


W. Frank Eskridge, III

Admissions Counselor

Frank graduated from NGU in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management. He enjoys talking about random sports information and has a passion for NGU. He is excited and thankful to be a part of the NGU Admissions team. For a listing of Frank's territories, click here.

Email Frank or call him at (864) 895-1672.


Michelle Moses

Office Manager for Admissions

Michelle has worked at NGU since 2001. She enjoys working at NGU because she loves being able to worship her Lord through her work.  Michelle loves working in the Office of Admissions because this is where she feels the Lord has called her to serve and minister.

For questions about the admissions process or reactivating an application, email Michelle or call her at (864) 977-7050.


Joan Moon

Secretary/Receptionist & Campus Ambassador Advisor

Joan enjoys working at NGU because she knows that Christ is the center of everything.  She is thankful for the freedom of sharing her faith in Christ with everyone on campus.  Joan loves that the faculty, staff, and students are all one big family! 

For questions about your application, prepayment, Overnight at NGU, or Campus Ambassadors, email Joan or call her at (864) 977-7001.

Lauren Gravely

Office Manager Assistant

Lauren graduated from NGU in 2014 with a BA in Broadcast Media.  She quickly felt God calling her back to her alma mater.  She is grateful to be a part of the NGU family.

Email Lauren or call her at (864) 663-0188 ext. 1188.


Kayla Gilreath

Enrollment Marketing Assistant

Kayla was born and raised in the North Greenville area.  She is excited to be a vital part of the Admissions process!  

Email Kayla or call her at (864) 663-7501.

Kristyn Cooke

Campus Visit Coordinator

Kristyn is a 2013 graduate of NGU with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. She enjoys interacting with students and feel so blessed to be a part of the Admissions Team.

For questions about scheduling a private campus visit, Distinguished Fridays, or booking Hayes Ministry Center (Moore Hall), email Kristyn or call her at (864) 977-7052.

Lauren Hall

Data Entry Specialist

Lauren graduated from Anderson University in 2015 with a degree in Communications with emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations. Lauren appreciates the Christ-centered education offered at North Greenville. She is excited to be a member of the NGU team!

Email Lauren or call her at (864) 663-0190 ext. 1190.


Autumn Shultz

Hometown: Mauldin, S.C.

Class of 2019

Health Science/Business Administration Major

Why I love NGU: I love NGU because Christ truly does make the difference here. God is all over this campus! Every day He uses students, teachers, and faculty members to encourage me to keep on pushing. The atmosphere here is unlike anything else I have ever experienced. NGU is what college should be like. I love that my teachers know me by name and Iím not just a number on a list. They pray for me and are willing to help me with anything I need. I love living on campus and waking up to the sunrise that paints the sky and mountains with Godís glory. I love out beautiful intimate campus. NGU is my dream school. I thank God every day for sending me here and for allowing me to study at a college that not only enriches me in my studies, but also in my relationship with God. NGU is my home. I wouldnít want to be at any other college.


Cole Brannon

Hometown: Greer, S.C.

Class of 2018

Youth Ministry Major

Why I love NGU: I love NGU because of the Christ-centered atmosphere that it offers to earn a quality education and build life-long relationships with those around you. Being here at North Greenville has blessed my walk with Christ and pushed me to be a better disciple of Him.

Michala Grinnel

Hometown: Irmo, S.C.

Class of 2018

Elementary Education Major with History Minor

Why she loves NGU: What I love about North Greenville is hard to describe in words. Its beautiful not only physically but also in the hearts and minds of the students and professors. I feel so blessed to learn and work with such amazing people who truly believe that Christ makes the difference! One of the best decision I ever made was joining the NGU family and becoming apart of the amazing work God is doing through this school. I already feel so prepared to join the work force and make a difference for Christ!


J.G Faulk

Hometown: Belmont, N.C. 

Class of 2018

Interdisciplinary Studies Major (Media Ministry, U.S. History Concentration)

Why I love NGU: I love NGU because of all the great people the Lord has brought into my life through the school. The Academics, Student Life, Athletics, etc. are great, too, but I am forever grateful for the people I have met on this campus.

Connor McAbee

Hometown: Hendersonville, N.C.

Class of 2017

Business Administration Major

Why I love NGU: I love NGU because of the size and the culture. I love being able to walk around in the Dining Hall or walk from class to class and recognize people every day. The community that this campus has invites me to reach out and want to participate in all kinds of activities. I never feel out of place or uncomfortable. This place is an incredible home.

Hannah Mashburn

Hometown: Travelers Rest, S.C.

Class of 2017

Elementary Education Major with a Minor in Spanish

Why she loves NGU: NGU is a school that not only proclaims Christ but lives Him out in all that we do through showing His love to those around us.

Lily Degear

Hometown: Pickens, S.C.

Class of 2018

Social Studies Secondary Education Major

Why she loves NGU:  I love NGU because it has strengthened and matured my walk with Christ through Chapel, classes, and different activities.

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