Mississippi College

John Kelly named as MC's first Graduate Recruiter

July 23, 2007

John Kelly is taking on a new assignment as Mississippi College's first graduate recruiter and program developer.

"He will bring a new impetus to the graduate recruiting efforts,'' said Debbie Norris, vice president for planning & assessment and the graduate dean.

Kelly, 26, received his bachelor's in 2003 and master's in 2006 in communication from MC. He was formerly associate director of undergraduate admissions at the college.

A Meadville native, Kelly "is a great worker. He's somebody who will take on any job and do it 110 percent,'' said Michael Wright, an MC admissions counselor. "He will do excellent.There's not a harder worker.''

The MC alumnus is starting his fourth year as a staff member at the 4,000-student Christian university. His first day in his new role was earlier this week.

"I love it. It has been a great transition. It is a wonderful time to be part of Mississippi College,'' Kelly said Friday. "I'm excited about the future of the graduate school.''

The MC graduate school enrolls about 950 students. The majority of the students are from Mississippi.But on-line graduate school students come from around the nation.

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