Meet your Counselor

jnester17Joel Nester
Director of Admissions
1-800-AVERETT – Ext. 15663

Coming from Roanoke, Virginia, Joel Nester is the Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Averett University.  He received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (’00) and a Master’s in Business Administration (’12) from Averett University.  As a student, Joel was a member of the men’s basketball and golf programs. While at Averett, he met his wife Adrian, who is also a two time graduate of Averett University. Together, they have two sons Patrick and Liam.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.

Why did you choose AU?

I chose Averett, because they offered multiple majors and concentrations, even though I was undecided. I was able to find a program that was right for me and allowed me to play basketball and golf.

What is one interesting fact about you that people don’t know?

Our second son’s middle name is Averett.

Favorite place on campus?

I love Averett in the fall, especially Saturday nights under the lights watching Averett football games.

Joel is responsible for counseling International Students.