Masia Miller, Admissions Counselor
Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC
Educational Background: University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2009 (B. A. in Communication Studies, Minor in Leadership Studies)
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- Virginia (Northern Virginia)
Love to dine out in: Lynchburg and Amherst
Hobbies: reading and running
Every vacation: is spent at the beach
Best part of my job: my students! Working with brilliant, confident and truly unique young woman during their college search process to learn more about who they are and help them make that incredible decision.
Favorite Food in Protho: the pizza, it's delicious. Equal parts cheese to sauce. Yum!
Motto: "Think only of the best, only for the best, and expect only the best." -Christian D. Larson
Can't live without: coffee, my planner, and laughter
I joined the Admissions team in July of 2011. I knew right away upon graduation that serving in the field of admissions would align perfectly with my professional endeavors and truly compliment what I consider to be one of the most defining characteristics of my personality. I am without question a true extrovert, which is one of the many reasons I find my job to be so incredibly rewarding. The welcoming SBC community consistently greets you with a warm smile and friendly conversation!
When I'm not working to positively impact the lives of young women as a Sweet Briar College admissions counselor, I enjoy indulging in quality time and sharing knee-slapping, tear-jerking laughs with my friends and family, more often than not over some delicious baked goods. I love to bake, hence the outstanding collection of Paula Deen cookbooks occupying my book shelves! One can always rely on the cookie jar placed strategically on the corner of my desk to be fully stocked, there to invite others in for light-hearted conversation throughout the day. In fact, I believe the flavor of today is chocolate chip and walnut.
I look forward to serving as your admissions counselor this year. Remember: this is your college search process and no question is too big or too small to ask. Feel welcomed to give me a call or send me an email anytime with questions!
Why I Love Sweet Briar:
Although not a Sweet Briar graduate, I knew from my very first interaction with the admissions staff that Sweet Briar would be a place where I could learn and grow both personally and professionally. The Sweet Briar culture is comprised of a faculty and staff that value a strong sense of community as well as a high commitment to the individual academic growth and development of every student. When you enroll in Sweet Briar, you’re not just a student, you really become a member of the Sweet Briar college community. There is also a myriad of traditions that create a unique bond between the students. The opportunities inside and outside of the classroom cultivate an atmosphere where students can become strong, confident women able to reach and surpass the goals they set. I like to tell my students that here at Sweet Briar, "You’re not only going to learn and grow, but you’re going to have fun while doing it!"
Advice to Students:
The college search process is both challenging and exciting, and there are many pieces of advice that will benefit you along the way. Decide exactly what it is you are looking for in a college or university. Make a list. I encourage students to think in three’s: academics, social organizations and residential life. Also, visit websites like collegeboard.org. This process will help you narrow your search down, as well as introduce you to schools that may not have been on your radar. Talk to admission counselors and current students, and ask lots of questions. (Nothing is too big or too small to ask.) Lastly, be sure to schedule a campus visit! Spending time on campus will truly allow you to get the best feel for what it would actually be like to be a student!