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Academic Advising

Our Advisors and Staff

Paige McKeown

Title: Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising & Intervention
Academic Advising
Phone: 803-576-6878
Office: Close Hipp, Suite 316


B.A. Education, Wake Forest University

MS.Ed. Counseling and Mental Health, University of Pennsylvania

MPhil. Ed. Student Services, University of Pennsylvania


Hometown: Roanoke, VA

About Me: In my free time, I'm almost always at Crossfit, or cooking and trying new foods! I've loved theatre, dance. and music my whole life and I enjoy finding new things that the arts and culture scene in Columbia has to offer. I'm a chapter advisor for the Kappa Delta chapter here at Carolina, my sorority at Wake Forest, and I love working with the great group of young women in KD! Otherwise, I'm hanging out with my husband, Chris, and toy poodle, Stella! I love tacos, sushi (but not Tako Sushi), ordering things on Amazon, and rereading Harry Potter.

Favorite Quote: "If you want to know the true measure of a man's character, look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals." -from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” -E.E. Cummings 

Advice to Students:  Hold on to what you believe and what you want but don't hesitate to let new experiences and new people help you shape that. There is a fine line between steadfastness and stagnation. Establish and know your support system. They will be invaluable over the next four years. Take calculated chances. Don't underestimate self-care.


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