Meet the New Folks! (Part 1)
Many newcomers joined Louisburg College over the summer, and several of our current faculty and staff members enjoyed promotions. Welcome and congratulations to all!
Sara Bortscheller | Assistant Athletic Trainer
A native of Remsen, IA, Sara attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD for her undergraduate degree, where she double-majored in Athletic Training and Exercise Science. She worked as the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, IA while earning her Master's in Sport Business and Administration through the University of Central Missouri. Previously, Sarah worked as a part-time Assistant Athletic Trainer at ICCC.
Michael Burnap | Physical Plant Supervisor
Born in Colorado Springs, CO, Michael grew up the son of a Navy man, and so was raised as far west as Guam and as far east as Dunoon, Scotland (with numerous points in between). At 13, his family moved back to their home state of Wyoming. He has over 42 years of industrial, commercial, and residential construction experience. Michael is married, is an artist, and loves the outdoors.
Biama Charles | Community Director
Hailing from New York City, Biama is passionate about being an advocate for and influencing the lives of young students. She is currently pursuing an online Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University, and enjoys spending her spare time with her parents, close friends and two godchildren. She also loves traveling, social networking, watching HGTV & BravoTV, and going to Broadway shows and museums.
Stephanie Haskell | Assistant Director of Student Engagement
Stephanie was born in Concord, NH and grew up in East Bridgewater, MA. She graduated from Nichols College in Dudley, MA with a B.S. in Business Administration. From there, she moved to Ft. Lauderdale, FL and earned her M.S. in College Student Affairs from Nova Southeastern University. At NSU, she was the Graduate Assistant for Student Programming, and did her practicum work in the Office of Orientation and Commuter Student Involvement. In her spare time Stephanie enjoys shopping, scrap booking, working out, and hanging by the pool.
Shay Hayes | Head Women's Basketball Coach
A lifelong competitor, Shay was a four-sport athlete in high school, and her coaches were her mentors and heroes. She knew at an early age that coaching was her passion, and so began right after college in the small community of Farmville, NC. She enjoys being active through a variety of sports and pastimes to stay fit and keep her mind and body prepared for the physical and mental task of coaching.
Stewart Johnson | Director of Student Engagement
Born in Queens, NY, Stewart attended North Carolina Central University, where he received his undergraduate degrees in visual communication and art education. He earned his Master in Counseling degree at Virginia State University.
Jason Patrick | Maintenance Technician
With a background in historic restoration and project management, Jason Patrick brings over 25 years of experience to the Louisburg College family. His ability to integrate time-honored techniques with emerging technologies is a vital part of servicing a campus as diverse as Louisburg College. In addition to his new role with the Physical Plant staff, Jason also serves as a part-time Production Assistant at the Seby B. Jones Performing Arts Center (JPAC).
Mark Queen | Community Director
Originally from Temple Hills, Maryland, Mark attended North Carolina Central University for his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. He previously worked for the Department of Residential Life at North Carolina Central University in several capacities, and is currently pursuing a Master's in Sociology from NC Central.
Courtney Richardson | Administrative Assistant for Academic Life
Courtney received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and worked previously with the Office of Residence Life at Barton College in Wilson, NC. The past four years of her professional career have been dedicated to the Office Assistant position with Rural Health Group Inc., a non-profit medical practice that reaches the under-served communities of Eastern North Carolina. She enjoys cultural events, traveling, fashion, reading, and music.
Maury York | Director, Tar River Center for History and Culture
A native of Louisburg, Maury attended Louisburg College, graduating in 1973 with an Associate of Arts degree. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in history, as well as a Master's degree in library science. He has worked as a public history professional and librarian at the North Carolina Office of Archives and History, the Edgecombe County Memorial Library, and the Joyner Library at East Carolina University. He and his wife Dru have one daughter, Nancy.
Nate Biegenzahn | Director of Physical Plant
A veteran of Louisburg College's Physical Plant department for more than five years, Nate has enjoyed his former roles at the College and is committed to making the College better than it has ever been in the area of facilities. Nate has an amazing wife and two wonderful children, ages 5 and 6. He has a great love for the Lord, and enjoys helping the poor and needy.
Megan Caron | Community Director
Megan is from Nashua, New Hampshire. After discovering her passion for politics, civil rights, and advocacy in high school, she decided to attend Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts to seek a degree in political science. Megan graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in political science and a minor in women and gender studies. Her involvement during her undergraduate career prompted her career path in student affairs and higher education. Megan is a huge New England sports fan and is excited to continue her experience at Louisburg College.
Ashley Holland | Community Director
Ashley is originally from North Carolina, and grew up in Virginia. She received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Elon University. She enjoys reading and listening to music as well as hanging out with friends and family.
Wally Hurst | Director of the Norris Theatre
Wally began teaching at Louisburg College in the fall of 2012, after returning from London, England, where he completed his M.A. in Shakespeare Authorship Studies at Brunel University. He also holds degrees from Duke University (B.A.) and the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D.). As the new Director of the Norris Theatre, Wally brings a wealth of theatre experience, having produced, directed, and acted in over 400 theatrical productions in California, Virginia, and North Carolina, most recently as Managing Director of Lakeland Theatre Company.
Nicolette Stanfill | Community Director
Nicolette is a graduate of Eastern Washington University, where she earned her Master of Science in Recreation Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Children's Studies. While at Eastern Washington, Nicolette served as the Assistant Director of the Fitness Center, and served on the New Student Orientation Staff. In addition to her duties as a community director and program manager for the College's two new Living Learning Communities, Nicolette also now serves as a Crossroads instructor.
Johnny Turnage | Community Director
A Kansas native and a graduate of Avila University, Johnny is now in his fourth year at Louisburg College. He is very excited about the opportunity to continue positively transforming the lives of our students. In his "free" time he enjoys listening to music, reading, and hanging out with friends.