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My name is Julie Lanford and I am from the small town of Woodruff, SC. I graduated from SMC in 2007 with an Associate in Arts degree. While attending SMC I was a student worker for the Admissions and Financial Aid offices. From SMC I transferred to Anderson University where I completed my bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and Advertising. After graduating from AU I returned to SMC in May 2009 as an admissions counselor. I am currently perusing a M.B.A. at Gardner Webb University. I love meeting new people and helping them out anyway I can. Hence why I enjoy my job so much! Feel free to contact me with questions you may think of during your college search.
Assistant Director of Admissions
What is a piece of advice that you would give a new student coming to college?
Enjoy every minute. The nights of studying seem long but the years will pass quickly.
What is your favorite event or activity on campus at SMC?
Pioneer Athletic events and Gradfest!
Where do you like to hang out off campus in Spartanburg?
Downtown Spartanburg or WestGate Mall and Cinemas
What is a quote that encourages or inspires you?
“I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
What have you been listening to lately?
A little bit of everything! Beyoncé, The Band Perry, John Legend, Hall and Oates, and the list goes on.
What is your favorite book and movie?
Book: The Beach House Series
Movies: Silver Linings Playbook, Remember the Titans, Bridesmaids
How do you spend your free time?
I love traveling, spending time with family and friends, shopping and working out!
What is your favorite TV show?
Big Brother, The Voice, and Modern Family.