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Laura Gilland

laurawimpey.jpgAdmissions Counselor     

I was born and raised in East Tennessee and decided to attend a college in Western NC because it was "close to home but still felt far away because it was in another state and over the mountains."  I've maintained and fostered a love for North Carolina since then and had opportunities to visit family in Salisbury.  I spent time on Catawba's campus attending theatre performances and athletic events and loved how it felt like the archetypal southern liberal arts college and quintessential North Carolina.

The intimacy of Catawba's campus and the friendliness of its faculty, staff and students made the institution a top choice when I set my sites on returning to the Admissions field. Living in Salisbury provides the unique experience of feeling at-home southern charm while being close to one of the fastest growing cities in the south with many cultural experiences – Charlotte.  I have chosen to work for small private liberal arts colleges for nearly ten years because I believe in the quality of the education they provide and the wealth of experiences they offer. It is exciting for me to help prospective students find the southern gem that is Catawba.  I am also eager to be a part of our new presidents vision and am looking forward to what will certainly be a fantastic future for the campus.

I manage student prospects and applications from areas of western NC as well as the states of Delaware, Maryland, and Tennessee. Many of these areas mimic both the environment and demographic of Catawba and prospective students find that any distance from home suddenly becomes a non-issue when they step onto Catawba's welcoming campus.

I look forward to talking to students from these areas and answering any questions you might have about Catawba. Please complete our Information Request Form to learn more or feel free to contact me at



What Where When
River Hill High School College Fair
River Hill High School
Clarksville, MD 9/30/2014
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
McDonogh School Private Visit
McDonogh School
Owings Mills, MD 9/30/2014
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Patapsco High School Center for the Arts Private Visit
Patapsco HS CFA
Baltimore, MD 10/1/2014
9:30 AM-10:30 AM
Frederick County College Night
Frederick Community College
Frederick, MD 10/1/2014
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Thomas S Wootten High School Private Visit
Thomas S. Wootten High School
Rockville, MD 10/1/2014
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Glenelg Country School Private Visit
Glenelg Country School
Ellicott City, MD 10/2/2014
8:30 AM-9:30 AM
Centennial High School Private Visit
Centennial High School
Ellicott City, MD 10/2/2014
10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Washington County College Fair
Hagerstown Community College
Hagerstown, MD 10/15/2014
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Wheaton High School College Fair
Wheaton High School
Silver Spring, MD 10/15/2014
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Montgomery Blair High School College Fair
Montgomery Blair High School
Silver Spring, MD 10/15/2014
7:30 AM-9:30 AM
Howard County College Fair
Howard Community College
Columbia, MD 10/19/2014
1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Georgetown Day School Mini college Fair
Georgetown Day School
Washington, DC 10/21/2014
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Archbishop Spalding College Fair
Archbishop Spalding High School
Severn, MD 10/21/2014
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Anne Arundel County College Night
Broadneck High School
Annapolis, MD 10/22/2014
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Southern Delaware College Night
Sussex Technical High School
Georgetown, DE 10/23/2014
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Cape Henlopen High School Private Visit
Cape Henlopen High School
Lewes, DE 10/23/2014
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
Baltimore NACAC
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD 10/27/2014
5:30 PM-8:00 PM
Baltimore NACAC
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD 10/27/2014
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Kenwood High School College Night
Kenwood High School
Essex, MD 10/28/2014
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Baltimore NACAC
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD 10/28/2014
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Chesapeake College Eastern Shore College Night
Chesapeake College
Wye Mills, MD 10/29/2014
6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Kent Island High School College Fair
Kent Island High School
Stevensville, MD 10/29/2014
11:00 AM-1:00 PM
Meade High School College Fair
Meade High School
Fort George G Meade, MD 10/30/2014
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
UMES Tri-County College Fair
UMES Athletic Center Arena
Princess Anne, MD 10/30/2014
9:00 AM-1:00 PM

Stay tuned for future dates!


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