Emily Parker

Hometown: Brentwood, NYEmily

Educational Background:
Mary Baldwin College, 2013 (B.A., Arts Management) 

Recruiting Areas:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • South Dakota
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

In Virginia:

  • Amelia County
  • Appomattox County
  • Carroll County
  • Cumberland County
  • Bland County
  • Brunswick County
  • Buchanon County
  • Buckingham County
  • Charlotte County
  • Dickenson County
  • Emporia
  • Floyd County
  • Franklin 
  • Galax
  • Giles County
  • Grayson County
  • Greensville County
  • Halifax County
  • Isle of Wight County
  • Lee County
  • Lunenburg County
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Montgomery County
  • Norton
  • Nottoway County
  • Prince Edward County
  • Pulaski County
  • Radford
  • Russell County
  • Scott County
  • Smyth County
  • Southampton County
  • Suffolk
  • Surry County
  • Sussex County
  • Tazewell County
  • Washington County
  • Wise County
  • Wythe County


Favorite subjects: Art, public history, and architectural history (especially American)

Best class I took in college: History of Furniture

Dream vacation: Vienna during Christmastime

First concert: Aaron Carter

I never miss an episode of: Cheer Perfection and Dance Moms

One day I will be: a president of a women's college

I bet you didn't know... I learned to ride a bike on the side of a main road in the small town of Dabas in Hungary

About me:
I joined the Admission staff in August 2013, three months after graduating from Mary Baldwin College. I knew I wanted to be an admission counselor, specifically at a women's college. I attended an all-girl elementary, middle, and high school, so attending and working at a women's college was naturally the right fit. I'm from New York, and I studied abroad in El Salvador and Hungary, so traveling is definitely an added bonus to being an admissions counselor! 

While I was at Mary Baldwin I was involved with Colleges Against Cancer and Relay for Life and was very active in the admission office. Some of my favorite hobbies include crafting (especially if it involves puffy paint or spray glitter!) and watching rugby games with my best friends.  I also love going to museums and historic houses; my dream is to own an old colonial style house and preserve it while living there. 

Why I love Sweet Briar:
My first interaction with Sweet Briar people was fantastic-- everyone was so welcoming and willing to chat with me about Sweet Briar and my goals. There is such a sense of community here that you will feel welcomed immediately. It doesn't hurt that the campus is absolutely beautiful, too. 

Advice to prospective students:
Try to make it to campus, since that's the best way for you to truly see yourself as a student here. It also gives you more of an opportunity to chat with current students and see what a typial day would be like. Having the opportunity to attend a class gives you an idea of what classes are like, and you'll be able to talk to professors, too.  

Need to get in touch with Emily? Send her an email: eparker@sbc.edu or call our office: 800-381-6142

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