Wilson Scholar Profiles

Our Wilson Scholars carry on Miss Wilson’s legacy of love, care, and service to Montreat College and their fellow students.

Tanner Wilhoit

Tanner Wilhoit, ’17

Business Administration
Work Position: President’s Office

“I first visited Montreat College because I wanted to play basketball, but as soon as I entered through the stone gate, I could feel that this place was different. At the time, all I cared about was basketball – I wasn’t considering where God truly wanted me or what He wanted me to do. Thankfully, He used basketball to get me here and the amazing community of Montreat College to change my focus to His will for my life. The faculty, staff, and teachers have treated me with open and welcoming arms since I first stepped onto the campus. This school is filled with opportunities, and God has opened so many doors during my time here.

“The connections that I have formed with my teachers, coaches, and faculty members are just as deep as the friendships I’ve made with other students on campus. The teachers and faculty are extremely supportive and helpful. During my time serving as a Wilson Scholar in the Advancement and President’s offices, I have been able to learn from hands-on instruction in an office setting while applying what I’ve studied in the classroom. I love Montreat, and it has become my home away from home.”

Emily Howard

Emily Howard ’17

Psychology and Human Services
Work Position: Development

“The amount of support Wilson Scholars receive from our supervisors positively affects the quality of work that is achieved. I have a tremendous amount of responsibility that challenges me to see what possibilities are available for me after college and in the work place. This opportunity is truly amazing.”

Sallie Dowell

Sallie Dowell, ’18

Business Administration
Work Position: Events

“I am so grateful to have the privilege of serving as a Wilson Scholar and carrying on the legacy of Miss Elizabeth Wilson. Her desire to always serve Montreat College well is something that I hope to exemplify as I serve in this role. Through this opportunity, I have been able to work directly with the college’s Special Events Coordinator, as well as many other wonderful faculty and staff members. In addition, this scholarship provides me with professional work experience, which will certainly be beneficial in my future. I look forward to continually serving the Montreat community though this unique leadership position.”

Rylan Hincher

Rylan Hincher, ’19

Exercise Science
Work Position: Alumni Relations

“Being a Wilson Scholar is an honor in many ways. Through my work, I am gaining professional experience and developing relationships with faculty that I can consider mentors. The most rewarding part of this position is connecting with alumni and hearing how Montreat impacted them, which allows me to see how God really has worked at Montreat.”

Sam Hale

Sam Hale, ’19

Cybersecurity
Work Position: Advancement Services

“Being a Wilson Scholar has shaped me into a better person through the work in the office and support and love of the staff. The opportunity I have to be a part of Montreat College through the Wilson Scholar program has driven me to pursue excellence not only in the present in the classroom, but to look toward the future with the experience that I am gaining through my mentor. Being a Wilson Scholar is helping me transform my life into something greater than it was before, and I am extremely thankful for the privilege of being in this position.”