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Admissions Team at Mississippi College Welcomes Two New Counselors

Mississippi College's two new admissions counselors, Dylan Crouch and Hannah Richards, are pictured on the Clinton campus in mid-July.

A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Hannah Richards joins many admiring the majestic beauty of Lookout Mountain in her hometown.

Today, the Mississippi College graduate remains on the lookout for prospective MC students.

Hannah joins Dylan Crouch as the Christian university’s two new admissions counselors. Part of a talented team in the basement of Nelson Hall, they call and email potential MC recruits, visit high schools, form friendships and do much more.

Both MC alums are delighted to spend their time telling future students about the value of an education at America’s second oldest Baptist college.

Enrolling more than 5,200 students, Mississippi College dates back to its founding in 1826 as Hampstead Academy. It’s a growing institution that’s home to 300 international students, plus wonderful facilities including the University Place residence halls, Medical Sciences Building and Baptist Healthplex.

An award-winning faculty on the Clinton campus, 17 NCAA sports and a Christ-centered mission make MC a wonderful college choice for thousands of students. From music to art, from electrical engineering to education, business, Christian Studies, and the sciences, there’s a long list of academic choices.

After working in Washington, D.C. for six months, Richards is spreading the message about all things Blue & Gold.

“This place has meant so much to me in the last three years,” Hannah Richards said. “It’s truly a work of Christ to be back here.”

The political science graduate tells students about how Mississippi College shaped her life in a positive way. “This place has always supported and loved me better than most. I’m so excited to pass that on to this new generation of Choctaws,” Richards said. “It was here that I fell in love with the Lord in a way that I never expected.”

A native of Olive Branch in north Mississippi, Crouch, 22, is equally on fire about his MC undergraduate experience.

“I love how the people of MC, whether it be friends or the faculty and staff pushed me to grow in my walk in Christ,” Dylan said. “They always encouraged me to be my best self.”

Returning to his alma mater to work to help students transition from high school to college is really a dream job for the Clinton resident.

Away from his duties with the admissions office, Dylan plays sports and loves music. Leading worship remains a big passion.

Admission director Kyle Brantley is happy to welcome Hannah and Dylan aboard. “Both bring unique strengths to the office and will be excellent representatives of MC.”

As admissions recruiters, the two MC grads get to know students, as well as learn about their personalities and aspirations, Brantley said. It’s a matter of building relationships, he said, and helping students find their sense of purpose at Mississippi College.