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Meet My Counselor

At Wilmington College, we pair our prospective students with an energetic expert in the admission process of their chosen major(s). Your admission counselor will be identified by their areas of expertise below, but feel free to reach out to anyone to start the admission process- even if you haven't chosen a major yet. We also send out recruiters (specialists who visit school fairs and other events to find students they feel would be a great fit at Wilmington College) and engage exceptional current students through our student ambassador program.

Danny Harp

Associate Director of Admission

Pre-Athletic Training, Exercise Science,
Pre-Professional, Theatre & Graduate Programs

OFFICE: 100 College Hall
PHONE: 937.481.2357
EDUCATION: B.A., Johnson University

Danny is a native of Wilmington and is married to Melissa, who is a 2006 graduate of Wilmington College. A graduate of Johnson University, Danny serves WC as the Associate Director of Admission and as a counselor to students interested in our Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Physical Therapy, Exercise Science, Biology, Chemistry, Math, Theater and all pre-professional degrees. He also serves as the admission liaison for students interested in our Occupational Therapy master's degree and facilitates admission and enrollment steps for all international students. With a background in education, assimilation and public speaking, he enjoys promoting WC and providing assistance to students and their families. Having sent four children of his own to college, he provides a valued experience to those who may feel overwhelmed by the admission and financial aid process. Danny is committed to providing personal care and a timely response to questions and concerns. Danny is in his eleventh year of service to the college.

Jenny Tower

Assistant Director of Admission & Agriculture Recruiter

Agriculture, Equine Business Management,
Pre-Veterinary Science & Ag Policy

OFFICE: 100 College Hall
PHONE: 937.481.2332
EDUCATION: B.S. in Agriculture with a concentration in Agronomy, Wilmington College

Jenny works with students who are interested in pursuing a degree in our nationally recognized programs of Agriculture and Equine Business Management, including students interested in Pre-Veterinary Science and Food Policy & Agriculture Advocacy. Jenny also serves as the Manager for the Office of Admission Student Ambassador program. She grew up on a row-crop farm in Southwest Ohio, where she and her two sisters also raised and showed cattle, club lambs and market goats. Jenny actively supports agriculture-based programs such as FFA, 4-H, and the Farm Bureau. A Graduate of Wilmington College, with a degree in Agriculture and a concentration in Agronomy, she brings work experience from within the Ag Industry. Jenny and her husband, Kevin, split their time between Clinton County Ohio and their farm in Fayette County, Indiana. Jenny hopes to share her industry experience and her passion for agriculture and Wilmington College with prospective students and their families.

Jessie Thomas

Senior Admission Counselor & Athletic Liaison

Education, Criminal Justice,  Pre-Law, Psychology, Political Science, Social Work, English, Spanish, History, Religion & Philosophy

OFFICE: 104 College Hall
PHONE: 937.481.2250
EDUCATION: B.S. in Social Work, Bluffton University

Jessie is a native of Massillon, Ohio and currently serves as our Senior Admission Counselor and Athletic Liaison. She works with those students looking to major in our longest standing degree, Education as well as all our Social Science and Humanity degrees which include Criminal Justice, Social Work, Psychology, Political Science, Pre-Law, History, English, Spanish and Religion & Philosophy. Growing up and throughout her college career, you could find Jessie somewhere on a softball field. Now she enjoys assisting as a pitching coach with the Wilmington College Softball team and cheering on her husband and the entire coaching staff on a Saturday during a Quaker football game. A 2018 graduate of Bluffton University, Jessie earned a dual degree in Social Work and Psychology. She hopes to use her own personal experience attending a small private college to help guide students and their families through the college search process here at Wilmington.

Tim Seals

Admission Counselor & Coordinator of Diversity Outreach

Business Administration, Sports Management, Communication Arts

OFFICE: 104 College Hall
PHONE: 937.481.2292
EDUCATION: B.A. Mass Communications, Wilberforce Univesity

A native of Detroit, Timothy is a first-generation college graduate and attended America’s first privately owned historical black college and university (HBCU) Wilberforce University. Graduating with a bachelor’s in mass media communications. Tim also served as senior class president and was also a dean’s list recipient. He serves as the admissions counselor for Business Administration, Sports Management, and Communications programs.

Pierce Burnam

Admission Counselor

Transfer Students and Undecided

OFFICE: 100 College Hall
PHONE: 937.481.2426
EDUCATION: B.A. Sport Management, Wilmington College

Pierce grew up on the Ohio River in a small town just east of Cincinnati with his two brothers and two sisters. He works with transfer students and those who aren’t exactly sure what they want to major in. Pierce is a graduate of Wilmington College, where he got his degree in sports management while also participating in track and field. Pierce and his wife, Cheyenne, reside in Wilmington where they love everything the community offers. Pierce hopes that his experiences, knowledge, and passion for Wilmington College can help prospective students and their families during the college search.