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    Benjamin Dickenson
    Phone: (423) 614-8503

    Admissions Counselor and
    Transfer Student

    Hello, my name is Ben Dickenson and I am an Admissions Counselor and Transfer Student Specialist here at Lee University. Deciding where to attend college can be a challenging task, whether you are an incoming freshman or a transfer student. I am here to help you throughout the admissions process and to guide you through this exciting transition in your life. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!

    I transferred to Lee University in the fall of 2011 after attending another private liberal arts school in west Tennessee. I graduated from Lee in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and a minor in Political Science. During my time at Lee, I played rugby for Lee’s club team, I was involved in the Greek club Pi Kappa Pi, I worked for the office of Academic Services, and I was a member of various academic honors societies. Lee provided me with an excellent education, an uplifting Christian community, and the opportunity to develop leadership and life skills.

    I had a fantastic experience at Lee, and I am eager to talk to you about all of the great things that Lee has to offer.

    If you have questions about general admissions or transferring to Lee, you can contact me at


    Jenifer Christenbury
    Phone: (423) 614-8509

    Admissions Counselor for the South Eastern Region
    of the United States

    Hi! My name is Jenifer Christenbury and I am the Admissions Counselor for the Southeast region- Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. I am beyond thrilled that you are considering Lee University as the place to begin your new journey and it is my goal to make this transitional period of your life as easy and stress free as possible.

    I grew up right here in Cleveland and I graduated from Lee in May 2013 with an English Literature degree. During my time at Lee, I formed friendships that will last a lifetime, took classes that molded and stretched my faith, met professors that challenged me spiritually and intellectually, served as a youth leader at a church near campus, made my dream to travel across England come true, and so much more.

    Choosing a college is all about finding the place that best fits you. A place where you feel at home and out of your comfort zone all at the same time- where you are free to be who you are, but are also challenged to grow and be shaped into the person God called you to be. That’s what this Christ-centered university has been for me, and I am confident that it can be the same for you.

    I am here to answer any questions you may have about Lee or the admissions process, so please feel free to contact me if there is anything I can help with. I look forward to talking with you!


    Taylor Smith
    Phone: (423) 614-8513

    Admissions Counselor for
    East Tennessee

    Hello! My name is Taylor Smith and I am the Admissions Counselor for East Tennessee. I know choosing a college is a big decision and can be an overwhelming experience, but I am here to help. I am here to give you information on Lee, the application process, and any other information that might make this process a little bit easier.

    I recently graduated from Lee in 2012 with a degree in Public Relations. While at Lee I was a member of Omega Alpha Phi and Upsilon Xi. I also worked in the Office of Student Development and was an intern in the Office of Public Information. As part of my Cross-Cultural experience I had the opportunity to travel to Germany and Austria in 2011. During my time at Lee I was challenged spiritually, stretched academically, and taught to strive for excellence.

    I had a great experience at Lee and I would love to talk with you about the opportunities that the University offers to see if Lee is the right fit for you! I am excited that you have taken an interest in Lee and I am happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have!


    Cody Turner
    Phone: (423) 614-8534

    Admissions Counselor for
    Middle/ West Tennessee
    and Western States

    Hello! My name is Cody Turner, and I am the Admissions Counselor for West Tennessee, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. I’m here to answer any questions you may have and help you through the college decision-making process.

    I graduated in 2013 from Lee with a degree in Church Music. During my time at Lee, I was actively involved in various clubs and organizations. I was a member of the Lee University Singers, and had the opportunity to travel nationally and internationally with this amazing ensemble. As a result of my time in Singers, I was able to sing in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore, as well as sing at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. I was also a part of the Greek Life of Lee as a big brother for Omega Alpha Phi, and I led worship for one of Lee’s weekly chapel services. My on-campus involvement, in addition to the classes I took and the relationships that I developed with my professors, helped to develop my leadership and organizational skills, my spiritual life, as well as my knowledge and skill in my field.

    Lee is an incredible place that offers competitive academic programs, great social clubs and organizations, the chance to make lifelong friends, as well as a distinctly Christian environment. It was the perfect fit for me, and I believe that it can fit you just as perfectly!

    Remember, never hesitate to contact me with any questions that you may have about Lee. I’m here to help you, and would love to answer any questions that you may have!


    Diana Stevenson
    Phone: (423) 614-8507

    Admissions Counselor for the
    Midwest region of the
    United States

    Hello! My name is Diana Stevenson and I am the Admissions Counselor for the Midwest region of the United States. This includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin.

    I earned my Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Lee in May 2014. While a student, I was a member of Delta Zeta Tau, Upsilon Xi and the Public Relations Student Society of America. I was also an intern in the Community Relations Office and involved in intramurals.Through Lee's Cross-Cultural program I was able to travel with other public relations students to Germany and Austria where we experienced the culture and observed their communications profession.

    Lee was a great fit for me because of the emphasis that was placed on both spiritual and academic growth. I loved every aspect of my college experience from the beautiful campus, lifelong friendships, engaging chapel services and professors who inspired me to think critically. Being at Lee not only taught me so much academically, but I also learned more about others, myself and my relationship with God.

    I understand that looking for your perfect college can be overwhelming and sometimes discouraging, but I hope I can help make your search exciting and easy as you consider Lee University! Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!


    Catilyn Wright


    Phone: (423) 614-8515


    Admissions Counselor for the Eastern Region
    of the United States

    Hello! My name is Catilyn Wright and I am the Admissions Counselor for Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virgina, and West Virgina.

    I am so excited that you are considering Lee University. I am more than confident that your decision to attend the Christ- centered university will be your best decision yet!

    I graduated from Lee in the fall of 2012 with a B.A. in Public Relations. While a student at Lee, I spent the majority of my time ministering and traveling the world with the Lee University Singers and their smaller worship team Second Edition. I also had the opportunity to go on a summer tour with Phil Stacey from American Idol.

    As you can see, Lee University is full of amazing opportunities. I have been blessed to have shared these great experiences with some great people while representing and serving an even greater God. The years I spent learning on this beautiful campus have definitely changed my life and I am sure that if you give Lee a chance it will do the same for you. I would love to talk more with you about my experiences and to answer any questions you may have!