Areas Served: Dual Enrollment Students
My name is Mike Queen and I am originally from Spartanburg. I graduated from SMC with my Associate in Arts degree in 2002, The University of South Carolina with a Bachelors of Arts in History in 2004, and Gardner-Webb University with a Masters in Business Administration in 2007. I have worked in Admissions at SMC since receiving my Bachelors degree in 2004. I enjoy working with new students and helping them explore the value and benefits of a liberal arts education. SMC is a truly unique school and it helped me build a solid foundation to continue my education. I look forward to sharing my story with you and helping you create your own.
Director of Admissions
What is a piece of advice that you would give a new student coming to college?
VISIT VISIT VISIT! Visiting schools that you are interested in is the best thing you can do to make sure it is a good fit academically as well as socially.
What is your favorite event or activity on campus at SMC?
I really enjoy the Pioneer Athletic events, GuestFest, and Orientation days. It is always a lot of fun to watch students and their families move through the enrollment process and finally become college students!
What is a quote that encourages or inspires you?
“In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.” – Charlie Brown
What have you been listening to lately?
I will listen to any music as long as it sounds good. My favorites are Dave Matthews Band, Hall and Oates, George Strait, and Fitz and the Tantrums.
What is your favorite book and movie?
Book: The Great Gatsby
Movie: It is a four-way tie between O Brother Where Art Thou, Raising Arizona, The Shawshank Redemption, and The Blues Brothers
How do you spend your free time?
I am an avid runner, so I spend a lot of my free time running, playing with my dog Brice, or out with family and friends.
What is your favorite TV show?
I am a huge fan of Boardwalk Empire and Homeland. I also never miss an episode of Cutthroat Kitchen.