1st Qtr Parent Student Session

First Quarter Parent/Student Info Session
Date: Wednesday, September 12
Time: 6:30 PM Q&A Panel begins, 5:30-6:15 information tables with college reps 
Location: BMC 
Cost: FREE
Discussion Panel Format

Join us for a unique opportunity.  On Wednesday, September 12, nine College Experts will sit on a panel and answer your questions about college admission, financial aid, scholarships, transferring Veteran's benefits to your students, essay writing, standardized testing, National Guard opportunities, and much more.  Representatives from Anderson, Clemson, East Tennessee State University, Greenville Technical College, Furman's ROTC Program, North Greenville, Presbyterian College, & an Independent College Advisor will share their knowledge and help to prepare you and your student for the future.  

This learning session is open to all BMC students and their parents.  Whether you are finalizing applications, beginning to wonder how you will pay for it, or getting a head start so you are not caught off guard in the near future, this will be a very informative evening.

Please Register for this free event: https://www.signupgenius.com
You can submit your questions for our experts during the registration process.

Our Panel of Experts:

  1. Anderson University– Jacob Queen, Director of Admission
  2. Clemson – Amy Burke, Financial Aid Counselor and Outreach Coordinator
  3. Furman -  Alvin Williams, ARMY ROTC Recruiting Operations Officer
  4. Greenville Technical College – Chris Satterfield, PATH Coordinator
  5. East Tennessee State University –  Jennifer Rice, Assistant Director, Adult, Commuter & Transfer Services
  6. Murtaugh College Consulting – Hope Murtaugh, Owner
  7. North Greenville University – Conner McAbee, Admissions Counselor
  8. Presbyterian College – Brian Fortman, Director of Financial Aide
  9. University of South Carolina - Michael Sisk, Admissions Counselor

More information about the Representatives


Amy Burke,
Financial Aid Counselor and Outreach Coordinator,
Clemson University

Originally hailing from Detroit, Amy earned her BS in Health and Wellness Promotion from the University of North Carolina Asheville, and her Master’s in Counselor Education and Student Affairs from Clemson University, where she is currently pursuing her PhD.  She has worked in financial aid for five years, first as a graduate student and currently as a financial aid counselor and Clemson University’s outreach coordinator. Amy finds passion in helping students and families work through understanding both the financial aid and financial literacy pieces as a means to improve access to higher education. She also volunteers on campus as an advisor for multiple student organizations and has a mildly alarming obsession with chucks.

North Greenville:

Conner McAbee
Admissions Couselor
North Greenville University

Conner graduated from NGU in 2017 with a degree in Business Administration. He enjoys pursuing God's creation through hiking, traveling, and experiencing community in the outdoors. He is passionate about equipping young people, developing leaders, and helping students in their decisions to pursue academic excellence through Higher Education.

Murtaugh College Consulting

Hope Murtaugh
Founder & CEO
Murtaugh College Consulting

Hope is founder and CEO of Murtaugh College Consulting.  Her experience includes three years as an Assistant Director of Admission at Princeton University, four years as the Assistant Director of College Counseling at Charlotte Country Day School, as well as six years of working directly for families and counseling companies as an independent college admission consultant. She has made presentations to thousands of families about college admissions over the last 25 years.  Hope's most recent presentations include engagements in several cities in China, as well as Auckland, New Zealand, Vancouver, British Columbia, and, of course, Greenville, SC.  She also directs a pre-college counseling program for 9th and 10th graders located around the world and teaches virtual classes on college admission-related topics to this group. She holds a BA from Princeton University. 

Anderson University:

Jacob Queen
Director of Admission
Anderson University


Presbyterian College

Brian Fortman
Director of Financial Aide
Presbyterian College




East Tennessee State University

Jennifer Rice
Assistant Director
Adult, Commuter and Transfer Services

Jennifer Rice, MPS, has 12 years of experience in higher education at East Tennessee State University. She has a Masters of Professional Studies degree with a concentration in Strategic Leadership from ETSU and is working on a doctorate in higher education. Jennifer is the Assistant Director of Adult, Commuter and Transfer Services at ETSU. In addition to working with these three specialized populations, she works with all undergraduate student who are in need of academic or social support.  


University of South Carolina

Michael Sisk
Admissions Counselor
University of South Carolina


As a native South Carolinian and University of South Carolina graduate, I am thrilled to help you with your college search process as you consider USC. I graduated in 2017 with a degree in sport and entertainment management and business administration. When I am not working, I enjoy exercising, hiking, and playing guitar.  As a student, I worked in Gamecock Athletics as well as Academic Services for student athletes. I have always had a passion for this University and I am excited to be able to share that passion with others.  College is the time to branch out and find out who you are and where you see yourself going. Step out of your comfort zone, try something new, and you will be surprised at what you are capable of!


Furman University

Alvin Williams
Army ROTC Recruiting Officer
Furman University

Mr. Al Williams, the Enrollment & Scholarship Officer for the Furman University Paladin Battalion:  I have been associated with the US Army since 1982, when I enlisted in the Army Reserve as a Private. Following graduation from Community College, I attended The Florida State University where I participated in Army ROTC. I received my commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1989 and entered Active Duty as an Infantry Officer. I have served at Fort Benning, GA, Fort Wainwright, AK, Fort Chaffee, AR, and Hilo, HI. I am also a Desert Storm Veteran.  I have worked as both an Instructor and Recruiter within US Army Cadet Command (Army ROTC) since 2002, and have served in 3 ROTC units, the Southern Strike Battalion (FIU - Miami, FL), the Bear Battalion (Morgan St – Baltimore, MD), and my current location.