Admission Staff

Janie Coleman Beck
Director of Admission
Janie joined Lovett's Admission Office in 2008. Before coming to Lovett, she served as the assistant director of admission and financial aid at Saint Andrew's School in Boca Raton, Fla., as well as a girls' dormitory parent. She earned a B.A. in art and art history from Sewanee: The University of the South, graduating cum laude.
Steve Brown
Director of Financial Aid and Institutional Research
Steve has worked in Lovett admissions and financial aid since 2005, and was a math teacher and coach at Lovett from 1993-98. He holds a B.S. from Wake Forest University and an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Steve is also a former professional football player, and was an Olympic athlete in the 110-meter high hurdles. Before rejoining the staff at Lovett, he was a sales trader for Wachovia Capital Markets. 

Jenine Alig
Assistant Director of Admission 
Jenine joined the admission office in 2015, after working as the Service Learning Assistant
. Before coming to Lovett, she worked in admission at the University of Southern California and as a college counselor and upper school dean at The Kinkaid School in Houston, TX. She earned a B.S. in General Studies and a M.S. in Education from the University of Southern California.

Elisabeth Awamleh
Assistant Director of Admission
Elisabeth Brook Awamleh has worked at Lovett since 2005. She began as the Middle School counselor and then worked as a Lower School counselor for six years. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from Bates College, an M.Ed. from Mercer University, and an M.A. from Georgia State University. She is a Lovett alumna, class of 1990, and is the mother of two children who are current students at Lovett.  

Anna Bland Costello
Assistant Director of Admission
Anna Bland joined Lovett in 2015 from Durham, N.C., where she worked in admission at Durham Academy for 3 years. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011 with a B.A. in French and Francophone Studies.

Joan Barnwell
Admission Process Coordinator
Joan joined Lovett's Admission Office in 2010. She earned a B.S. in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech. She is the wife of a Lovett alumnus and has two children who are also alumni. Her other two children are current students at The Lovett School. 


Mary Mac Stukes
Admission Events Coordinator
Mary Mac joined Lovett's Admission Office in 2015 after spending many years volunteering on campus. She earned a B.A. in Public Relations from the University of Alabama. She has three children who are current students at The Lovett School. 

Jill Welch
Assistant to the Directors of Admission and Financial Aid
Jill joined the Admission Office in February of 2014. She earned a B.S. in leisure services and studies from Florida State University. Prior to joining Lovett, Jill worked as an Executive Assistant in the corporate arena. She is married and has two daughters.

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