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Applying to college does not have to be a long, complicated process. If you have any questions, thoughts, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! Each student is assigned their own personal Admissions Counselor so we can get to know you better. Check out our profiles and contact information below!

Tracy Walthour

Tracy Walthour - Campus Guest Coordinator

Tracy is originally from Nassau, Bahamas, but her family migrated to the United States and she has spent the majority of her life in NC. Tracy graduated from NC Central University in 2009 and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She is married with two children and her father, Reverend Shane Benjamin, is the Chaplain for Louisburg College. Tracy loves being able to help our students and their families. She really enjoys interacting with them on a day-to-day basis, and getting to know them on a personal level.

office: (919) 496-2521 | admissions@louisburg.edu | fax: (919) 496-1788

Maura Budusky

Maura Budusky - Director of Admissions

(Western NC, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania)

Maura grew up in Jim Thorpe, PA, a small town in the Pocono Mountains. She attended Lock Haven University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Maura was excited to move down south, and very much enjoys the warm weather! Making the tough decision to continue their education is a critical point in any student’s life, but Maura is ready to help you take the next step!

office: (919) 497-3228 | mbudusky@louisburg.edu | fax: (919) 496-1788

Livia Corry

Livia Corry - Admissions Counselor

(Eastern North Carolina)

Livia is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina. She attended Appalachian State University for two years before transferring to NC State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Livia’s grandmother is a former Trustee of LC and her sister graduated from LC, so she has a lot of family ties to the College. Livia enjoys the opportunity to help students navigate the complex world of higher education.

office: (919) 497-3211 | lcorry@louisburg.edu | fax: (919) 496-1788

Kristen Gupton

Kristen Gupton - Admissions Counselor

(Franklin County, Out-of-State, International, Transfer, and Readmit)

Kristen grew up in a small community about 15 minutes outside of Louisburg. She graduated from Louisburg High School in 2010 and received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture and Extension Education from NC State University in 2013. Kristen recently married her high school sweetheart and moved back home to Louisburg. She has worked at Louisburg College since 2014 and loves every minute of it.

office: (919) 497-3339 | kgupton@louisburg.edu | fax: (919) 496-1788

Georgette Strickland-Burnette

Georgette Strickland-Burnette - Data Manager

Georgette began working at Louisburg College in September 2008. She is married and has one child. Prior to her employment with the college, she served in a denominational office for over sixteen years.

office: (919) 497-3235 | gburnette@louisburg.edu | fax: (919) 496-1788

Stephanie Tolbert

Stephanie Tolbert - Vice President for Enrollment

Stephanie Tolbert graduated from Louisburg College in 1999. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from Merideth College, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from ECU. After working at Louisburg College from 2002-2007 as our Vice President of Enrollment Management, Stephanie rejoined the College in 2009 as the Vice President of Enrollment and is thrilled to be back at “home.”

office: (919) 497-3233 | stolbert@louisburg.edu | fax: (919) 496-1788

Lauren Wilkerson

Lauren Wilkerson - Admissions Counselor

(Wake County and Learning Partners)

Lauren Wilkerson graduated from Louisburg College in 2008, where she participated in the Learning Partners program, and feels she would not have been academically successful without it. After graduation, Lauren attended East Carolina University and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Family Relations. Lauren is most excited about helping students find the right fit for their college career.

office: (919) 497-3344 | lwilkerson@louisburg.edu | fax: (919) 496-1788

Daniel Varela

Daniel Varela - Admissions Counselor

(Central NC, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.)

Daniel was born in Houston, TX, but grew up in Virginia. He graduated from Old Dominion University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies with a minor in Women’s Studies. Daniel has worked at Louisburg College since 2013, after returning from a two-month adventure in Europe. Daniel enjoys being able to empathize with the college process, especially because he is a first-generation college student.

office: (919) 497-3260 | dvarela@louisburg.edu | fax: (919) 496-1788