Admission Operations Coordinator
Admission territory: Adult and non-degree-seeking applicants.
Hi, my name is Melany Batten. I am an Admission Operations Coordinator at Oglethorpe University. I typically handle all non-degree- and adult-degree-seeking students. I am an original Atlantan; I grew up in Doraville, Georgia, and in Ellijay, Georgia. I took a break from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta and moved to South Georgia for five years. While living in South Georgia I worked and studied at Valdosta State University. I was an Admissions Specialist for Valdosta State for five years.
It gives me great pleasure to help students get one step closer to achieving their goals. After moving to the Atlanta area I had the desire to continue working in the higher education field. My fascination with the campus architecture was what led me to pursue a position at Oglethorpe University. I am still considered a “newbie” as I just started in January 2014.
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends. If there is anything I can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to stop by, call, or drop me an email! I’m happy to help!
Favorite spot on campus: Weltner Library
Favorite OU tradition: Hogwarts Day
Favorite OU trivia: The Crypt of Civilization – “the first successful attempt to bury a record for any future inhabitants…”
Favorite Atlanta spot: Atlanta Airport – Planes fascinate me!
Favorite movie: Field of Dreams
Most interesting place I’ve been: A hidden beach in St. John, Virgin Islands.