Graduate School Norcross Graduate School Staff
Norcross Graduate School
High Point University
833 Montlieu Avenue
High Point, NC 27262
Mrs. Tracy Collum
Associate Dean of Graduate Enrollment Management
Education Staff Liaison
Tracy has been employed by High Point University since 2002 in various roles: Associate Dean of Graduate Enrollment Management (Graduate School); Associate Dean (Evening Degree Program); Coordinator of Registration (Evening Degree Program); and cheerleading coach. Holding a B.S in Psychology from High Point University and an M.S. in Sport Psychology from Springfield College, Tracy is currently pursuing her Ed.D. in Adult and Higher Education through NC State University with a research interest of leadership in higher education.
Tracy currently serves as the Vice-President of the Southeastern Association of Graduate Admission Professionals (SEAGAP). Tracy is also a member of the Associate for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), the American Educational Researchers Association (AERA) and the Associate of Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) of which she received the 2010 Wayne Whelan Scholarship Award. Previously, Tracy served the NC Adult Education Association in the capacities of: Past-President (2012), President (2011), Vice President (2010) and board member (2008-2009).
Tracy’s presentation have included: Conceptualization of Effective Leadership Indicators among University Female Leaders (2013); Adult Learning Institute Panel Member (2009); and Paperless Registration presenter (2008 Datatel Users Group (DUG) conference). Off campus, Tracy has been a big sister in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program and a volunteer with the Junior Achievement and Special Olympics Organizations.
Mrs. Tara Shollenberger
Graduate School Operations Manager
MBA Staff Liaison &
Strategic Communication Staff Liaison
Tara is a 2004 graduate of Franklin Pierce University with a B.S. in Psychology. As a student, Tara played 4 years of field hockey at the Division II level. Tara received her M.S. of Sport Psychology from Texas Tech University in 2006. Currently, Tara is pursuing her Ed.D in Adult and Higher Education through NC State.
Tara is currently in her 6th season as coach of the women’s club field hockey team at HPU. Prior to that she coached the Panthers for 3 seasons as the the club women’s lacrosse coach at HPU. Tara served as the club lacrosse coach at Texas Tech University for 3 seasons.
Conference presentations include: Improving Multivariate Analysis in Career and Technical Education by Screening Data (2012), Applying Ethics to HRD Professionals at AHRD (2011), Faculty Perceptions on HR at AERA (2011), Faculty Perceptions on Students with Learning Disabilities at the Clute Institute (2010) and Paperless Registration at SEDUG (2007). Tara also serves as a board member for NCAEA and was elected as an Alumni Board Member/ Vice President of External Relations position at Franklin Pierce University thru 2014. Tara began High Point University in 2007.
Mrs. Lauren Rathbone
Coordinator of Student Services
Nonprofit Management Staff Liaison &
History Staff Liaison
Lauren is originally from Savannah, Georgia, and graduated from High Point University’s Evening Degree Program with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2007. As an undergraduate student, she was inducted into Alpha Chi. She also received her Master’s of Business Administration through High Point University in May, 2010.
While part of the EDP, Lauren has volunteered with Junior Achievement. Lauren and her husband, David, have volunteered with Aussie Rescue and Placement Helplin, Inc.(ARPH) as foster parents for Australian Shepherds. They are proud “parents” of three dogs, Stryder, Smokey, and Shelby. Lauren joined High Point University in 2008.
Mr. Charlie Swing
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions
Charlie is a native of Greensboro, NC and graduated from Erskine College with a B.A. in History and Government in 2007. As a student, he served in multiple student leadership positions, all of which grew his interest in exploring a career in college student development. Charlie received his M.Ed. in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2010 where he also served on the executive committee for the Higher Education Student Association (HESA). His professional interests include student leadership, leadership coaching, and information technology.
Charlie and his wife Elizabeth currently live in Greensboro, NC and are members of Hope Chapel in the downtown/university area. In his spare time, Charlie enjoys songwriting and playing music with his band. His other interests include hiking, running, traveling, Carolina Panthers, Tar Heels basketball, dogs, and local food (especially barbeque). Charlie joined High Point University in 2012.