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Traditional Program

Undergraduate Admissions Team 

Mandi Pike ’09 – Senior Admissions Specialist
—828.669.8012, ext. 3789

Mandi is a 2009 Montreat alum. During her time as a student, she majored in English communications and played softball. When she’s not working, she enjoys writing (her most recent project is a romance novel), soap operas, baking, and sports. Her favorite musicians are Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Fray, and Frank Sinatra—but not a combination of the three.



Elena Pashina ’10 – Senior Admissions Specialist
epashina@montreat.edu—828.669.8012, ext. 3783

Elena is originally from Russia and chose to study International Business at Montreat, graduating in May 2010. Her passions include Christ, dance, art, foreign languages, and world affairs. Elena’s staple Bible verse is Colossians 3:23.


Alicia Wallace Henson ’12 – Admissions Specialist
ahenson@montreat.edu —828.669.8012, ext. 3781

Alicia graduated from Montreat College in May 2012 with a degree in Psychology & Human Services. She was also a member of the Women’s Basketball team. Along with her work in Admissions, Alicia also helps coach Montreat’s JV basketball team. She recently “tied the knot” with her college sweetheart, Chris, who is also a Montreat alum, and they reside nearby in Black Mountain. Alicia is originally from Mount Airy, NC (also known as “Mayberry”). She has been to 6 countries and there are several more to visit on her bucket list. 

David Friedrichs ’13 – Admissions Specialist
friedrichsdj@montreat.edu –828.669.8012, ext. 3785

David graduated from Montreat College in May of 2013 with a degree in business administration. While he was a student, David was a member of the men’s soccer team, was heavily involved with Student Activities and intramural sports and served as SGA President. David notes that the leadership opportunities that Montreat provided him were a highlight of his experience. When he’s not in the office, you can find this Richmond, Virginia native going on long runs, discovering new music, hanging out with friends or just being goofy.