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Undergraduate Admissions

Philip Wilkerson III

Philip Wilkerson III

Title: Regional Transfer Admissions Counselor
Responsibilities: Responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing recruitment strategies for potential transfer students in Northern Virginia, meeting with prospective students and their families, conducting information sessions and attending college.
Office location: Northern Virginia Community College – Annandale Campus, Student Services Building, Room 110
High school: Mount Vernon High, Alexandria, Va.
College: James Madison University, Bachelors of Arts in History with Asian Studies Minor
George Mason University, Masters of Education in Counseling

About Undergraduate Admissions

What brought you to VCU?

As a former transfer myself, I was intrigued by the opportunity to work with transfer students who wanted to transition to VCU from the community college level. I also have a personal connection to VCU and the city of Richmond; my wife and sister attended VCU.

Name three adjectives that describe Undergraduate Admissions.

Helpful, informed, and diligent.

What do you enjoy most about meeting prospective VCU students?

I love seeing students develop a career plan through their educational pursuits and watching them discover how what they are studying can connect to their future career goals. I think it is fascinating to see the diversity of career paths people choose to follow.

What’s one thing you don’t travel without?

My phone – it is an extension of my body at times

What’s your favorite place(s) on campus?

The Siegel Center and Cary Street Gym. I am a big fan of our college sports and I enjoy lifting weights.

About me

What’s on your iPod?

A little bit of everything. Honestly, I am a little obsessive of my music library and how it is organized.

What’s your perfect Sunday?

During the fall, my activities have to be related to football in some way. I am a huge Redskins fan and sometimes I am lucky enough to score tickets to games at FedEx Field.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I thought I wanted to follow in my dad’s footsteps and join the military.

Who/what inspires you?

My wife, son, parents, sister, in-laws, and closest circle of family members and very close friends.

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