About Katie Green
If you attend high school in North Carolina, Virginia, or Washington, DC, I am your Admission Counselor and I can’t wait to meet and welcome you to Warren Wilson College.
I am also a long-time student and proponent of work programs…
For high school, I attended Tallulah Falls School, a boarding school in northeast Georgia. This boarding school is unique because it requires participation in a work program from all students. At TFS, I began to understand the work program as a great equalizer because peers worked alongside each other without regard to family backgrounds, financial resources, or grade level. This comradeship planted the seeds of both personal accountability and accountability to one another as we worked together to complete our labor assignments.
Then, in 2002, I graduated from Berea College located in Berea, Kentucky, with a degree in English. Like Warren Wilson, Berea is one of seven work colleges that form the Work Colleges Consortium. The common denominator for these colleges is the requirement that all students work a set number of hours to offset a portion of his or her tuition. At Berea, my first labor assignment was in Dining Services and then I moved on to serve as a Teaching Assistant during my last three years. While I wouldn’t trade my experience at Berea for anything (it included a study abroad to Lancaster University, in Lancaster England, close mentorships with my faculty supervisors, and a stint as an aquatic artist!), I often wonder how different my college experience would have been if I had attended Warren Wilson.
When I first arrived at Warren Wilson, I spent three and a half years as the assistant to the Dean of Work, in the Work Program Office. This position gave me the opportunity to witness the inner workings and to learn the nuts and bolts of our work program. For me, this experience underscored the value of a work college education and made me happy and proud to not only have graduated from Berea but to go on to work at Warren Wilson, as well.
I feel privileged to be a member of our Office of Admission because Warren Wilson College is such a special place and I am eager share it with you!
If I can answer any questions you have, please never hesitate to call or email me.
Looking forward to meeting you!
Move-In Day ~ Awesome, awesome!
Katie Green, Assistant Director of Admission
Warren Wilson College
PO Box 9000; CPO 6375
Asheville, NC 28815-9000
Phone: (828) 771-2080
Fax: (828) 298-1440