Kerri Bond, Assistant Director of Admissions
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Educational background: Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, 2006 (B.A. in Classical Studies and Psychology); Baylor University, 2011 (M.S.Ed., Higher Education & Student Affairs)
- New Jersey
- New York
- Virginia (Lower Shenandoah)
Favorite movies that I never get tired of (and know all the words to): My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Elf, Love Actually
Favorite triathlon event: Danskin Austin. It's all women and it's fantastic!
What my favorite four year-old says she loves about me: My "cwazy" hair
One day I will be: A college president
Most successful recipe I have mastered: Orange Pecan French Toast
My Pandora station is always set to: the John Mayer and Jason Mraz stations
Best part about living on campus: hanging out on the front porch with other staff and faculty, watching the sun set and watching our dogs
Ultimate afternoon pick-me-up: Sonic Coke Zero with Cherry Syrup (and extra cherries!)
Mayorships on FourSquare I currently hold: SBC Guard Shack, Admissions House, Faculty Row, Fitness and Athletic Center, Atlantic Ocean
I joined the admissions staff at Sweet Briar in 2011 after completing my Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at Baylor University. I graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 2006 with a double major in psychology and classical languages. While at R-MWC I was a dual-sport athlete (swimming and volleyball), was involved in several clubs and organizations, and pretty much loved every minute of my college experience.
My college is just a few miles down the road from Sweet Briar, in Lynchburg, so I spent a great deal of time on SBC’s campus as a student. Between competing against the Vixens in swimming and volleyball, attending campus events for class, and even borrowing a few books from Mary Helen Cochran Library for my senior paper, I was pretty familiar with campus before starting my job here. Since joining the admissions team, I have found the community here to be beyond equal. Professors and staff know students by name and they honestly care about how students are doing. The campus is breathtakingly beautiful (we are hardly modest about our top “most beautiful campus” ranking), and the academics prepare students for a life well beyond their four years here.
I am excited you are considering Sweet Briar, and I am looking forward to getting to know you and your family as you navigate the college process. Please feel free to contact me if you have any specific questions about Sweet Briar or applying in general. Remember, I went through the process, too! There are no questions I haven’t heard!
Why I Love Sweet Briar:
The first thing I noticed about the people on campus when I came for my visit was how nice everyone is. It’s totally normal to get a wave from someone driving by, to stop and chat about the weather or your day with a perfect stranger, and to meet new friends for coffee in the Bistro. Sweet Briar College is a special place—a place where you will grow, be challenged to learn new things and perspectives, and to develop into a strong, passionate, young woman.
Advice to Students:
While visiting a college campus is always highly recommended, sometimes it’s just not possible, especially if you are coming from far away. If you can get to campus for a visit, we’d love to have you. If you just can’t make it here, that’s okay, too! We would be happy to send you our brochures and information, and to connect you with a current student to know what it’s really like here. Current students, professors, and coaches are also always willing to talk to you about what Sweet Briar is really like, so take advantage of that!