Meet the Team

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Kristen McMullen

Executive Director, Student Success

Kristen has dedicated nearly 20 years of her life to higher education, spearheading career service initiatives, creating programs that connect students with the resources they need to succeed, and bolstering various universities’ alumni relations at the likes of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn State University and Duke University. She has earned her masters in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology from the University of East London with the goal of extending Success Center services related to our students’ wellbeing. Kristen’s presidential leadership has elevated organizations including the Junior League, the Jaycees, Penn State’s Commission for Women, the Volunteer Center’s Community Volunteer in Action organization, and the Penn State Charleston Alumni Chapter. She also founded the Delaware Women’s Leadership Summit and the Volunteer Leadership Organization Council of Southwestern Connecticut.

In her current role Kristen is responsible for the following:

  • Strategic management of the SB Student Success Center
  • Designing Your Life
  • Career Circles
  • Student Success Mentoring Program
  • School of Business Alumni Interest Group
  • Liaison to SB Board of Governors and Dean
  • Collect and utilize data for reporting to accrediting bodies and program planning
  • Instructor: ENTR 260 Design Thinking

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Associate Director, Academic Advising Services

A Charleston native, Wendy has over 20 years of student services experience in higher education.  Wendy graduated from the College of Charleston in 1995 and worked in both the public and private sector before falling in love with Higher Education and promoting student success.  Wendy joined the School of Business in 2018 and welcomes SB students to meet with her to discuss their academic and personal goals.

In her current role Wendy is responsible for the following: 

  • Strategic planning for SB academic advising
  • Managing mandatory advising registration holds process
  • New Student Orientation Planning
  • Major and minor exploration
  • Creating academic plans based on your personal and professional goals
  • Connecting you to campus resources
  • Creating academic recovery plans
  • Creating graduation plans
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies Advising

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Cory Werkheiser

Associate Director, Experiential Learning & Career Development
Internship Coordinator

You’re here at the College of Charleston School of Business to develop your technical and professional skills – And there’s no better place. Take some time to meet with Cory as often as possible to review your goals and plans as you work towards that amazing career. With extensive experience in both career services and workforce development, he continually works to develop strong relationships between all stakeholders including employers, students, and educators to provide outstanding internship, employment, and professional development opportunities.

 

 

Cory can help with:

  • Creating and perfecting your resume and cover letter
  • Building your LinkedIn profile and network
  • Practicing for all types of interviews including in-person, phone and video
  • Choosing a career path related to your major/minor and personal goals
  • Designing and building your personal and professional Worldview and Workview
  • Customized and personalized planning for your career and professional development
  • Internships for experience and/or academic credit
  • Instructor: MGMT 210 Career Development

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Associate Director, Student Experience, Scholarships
Operations Manager

Hayden is a Charleston native and 2015 graduate of the School of Business. While at CofC, Hayden majored in Business Administration and also worked as a resident assistant in Liberty Residence Hall. Hayden started his career at KION North America where he worked in brand development and national account sales. Hayden returned to the College in 2017 to his current role. Hayden has his Masters of Science in youth development leadership from Clemson University. 

In his current role Hayden is responsible for the following: 

              • Student events
              • Scholarship application process
              • Prospective student visits
              • Alumni programs
              • Advisor for SB Student Ambassadors
              • Operations for Student Success Center

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Assistant Director, Academic Advising

Robin is a native of the upstate where she graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management and a M.S. in Youth Development Leadership. While obtaining her masters, Robin worked as a graduate assistant in the Student-Athlete Development Department, where she focused on academic and career advising. Here, Robin found her passion for helping others succeed, and is excited to meet with the School of Business students to help them excel.

 

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Peer Advisors 

The School of Business Peer Advisor program is designed to give students the chance to become a vital part of the School of Business by providing the accurate information and referrals necessary for their peers to make critical decisions regarding academic planning and success.  Peer Advisors provide information about university requirements, policies, and procedures by providing fact based advising while using relevant personal CofC student experiences.

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Savannah Lominac '25

Business Administration & Sustainability Studies


Student Ambassadors

The SB Student Ambassadors program is designed to give students the chance to become a vital part of the School of Business, and to network with fellow students, prospective families, alumni, and business professionals. They assist with special events and outreach activities, serve as tour guides, speak with prospective students and families, help with orientation and admissions events, and promote School of Business offerings and opportunities.

 

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Adam Rose '23

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Greenville, SC

Bevin Murphy '23

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Stratham, NH

Bhoomi Gohil '23

Major: International Business

Hometown: North Myrtle Beach, SC

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Cam Dankel '23

Ambassador Director

Major: Finance

Hometown: Greenville, SC

Carly Torrens '26

Major: Business Administration

Hometown: Chadds Ford, PA

Caroline Orchard '24

Major: Hospitality & Tourism Management

Hometown: Barrington, RI

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Cecilia Woodford '23

Major: International Business

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Charlie McKenzie '25

Major: International Business

Hometown: Berwyn, PA

Destiny Humphrey '24

Ambassador Director

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Anderson, SC

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Issy Padula '25

Major: Supply Chain Management

Hometown: Ocean City, NJ

Jenna Lief '23

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Jenna Stern '24

Major: Accounting

Hometown: Richmond, VA

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Justin Le '22

Major: International Business

Hometown: Greenville, SC

Katherine Furxhi '23

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Woburn, MA

Katie Kloc '23

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

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Lauren Rapavy '24

Major: Business Administration

Hometown: Vienna, VA

Madeline Usdan '23

Major: Hospitality & Tourism Management

Hometown: Mountain Brook, AL

Makenna Stone '25

Major: Accounting

Hometown: North Myrtle Beach, SC

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Mikaela Purgason '23

Major: Marketing

Hometown: Greenville, SC

Olivia Scialla '24

Major: Commercial Real Estate Finance

Hometown: Ocean City, NJ

Tyler Kairis '23

Major: Finance

Hometown: Chicago, IL

 

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William Helfgott '25

Major: Finance

Hometown: North Augusta, SC