Meet your Counselor

cmcdonald17Christopher McDonald
Senior Admissions Counselor & Athletic Liaison
1-800-AVERETT – Ext. 15659

Christopher is a two-time graduate of Averett University with a B.S. degree in Physical Education and Masters of Business Administration. During his years at Averett, he served as as a Resident Assistant, Orientation Leader, and member of the Cougar’s Football Team. Christopher has one son Camryn and is a native of South Carolina. During his spare time, he enjoys coaching his AAU basketball and spending time with family and friends.

Why did you choose AU?

I chose Averett because of the family feel. Coming from South Carolina, I was far from home with no relatives and Averett’s faculty and staff made me feel right at home.

Favorite place (or spot) on campus?

My favorite place on campus is in front of main hall. As an undergrad, I used to sit on the benches in front of main hall and marvel at the columns. Just being there did wonders for me it was a place of peace and relaxation.

Favorite class taken at Averett?

My favorite class at Averett was Dr. Ferguson’s Sport Psychology class. It was in that class, I learned the mental aspect of sports and how it plays a vital role in being successful on the field. I was able to take those same principles and apply them to being successful in life.

Christopher is responsible for counseling students from the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia Counties and Cities of Lee, Wise, Scott, Dickenson, Buchanan, Washington, Russell, Tazewell, Smyth, Wythe, Grayson, Bland, Giles, Pulaski, Carroll, Floyd, Montgomery, Craig, Roanoke, Botetourt, Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridg, Lexington, Buena Vista, Clifton Forge, Covington, Salem, Radford, Galax, Bristol, Norton, King George, Caroline, Westmoreland, Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster, Essex, King and Queen, King William, New Kent, Charles City, Middlesex, Matthews, Gloucester, James City, York, Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Hampton, Surry, Sussex, Southampton, Isle of Wright, Suffolk, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Northampton, and Accomack.