Meet Our Admissions Counselors

Meet Our Admissions Counselors

Ashley Dudgeon

Ashley is from Bloomfield, Kentucky. She graduated from Campbellsville University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She went on to complete her MBA there with a concentration in Marketing in 2013.

Favorite Thing About Midway

Most small campuses have that “out in the middle of nowhere” atmosphere because they ARE out in the middle of nowhere. Midway just seems that way, but you actually get the best of both worlds because of the close proximity of Lexington, Frankfort and Georgetown—all just fifteen minutes away! So you can be on the glorious, quiet, calm and safe campus one minute-and the next-catching a movie or at a mall with your friends in Lexington!

College Search Advice

Be open-minded, and don’t believe what everyone tells you. What your friends and family know or believe about a college may be their own perception, or may have changed in the past few years. One of the biggest examples of perception is cost of attendance-the listed amount on the website is almost never the bottom line. Make sure to check out lots of schools, ask questions and get answers for yourself! What you’ll find is that many schools have similar offerings, at the end of the day it comes down to a gut feeling and what works financially.

Ashley works with students who are non-athletes. She can be reached at or by phone at 859.846.5767.

Melody Small

Melody is from Bowling Green, Kentucky. She graduated from (then) Midway College in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies, concentration in Health and Rehabilitation and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

Favorite Thing About Midway

1) The horses.
2) The people.

Having our horses on campus gives us a huge advantage for our program, not to mention the thousands of horses that surround us. The people here have given me so much support, I can’t even begin to explain it. I wouldn’t be who I am today without them. And the food? Need I say more?

College Search Advice

Explore everything – every college, every major that you are interested in, and don’t let anyone else make decisions for you. I don’t want you to be somewhere, doing something, and realize that you regret that. Part of college is growing and sometimes changing, yes, but always listen to yourself above all else. Additionally, don’t be afraid of changing and becoming who you are meant to be. You have a lot of potential, but you have to be the one to reach it.

Melody works with Equine Majors and Equestrian Athletes. She can be reached at or by phone at 859.846.5822.

Brandi Gilbert

Brandi is from Green Bay, Wisconsin. She graduated from Ball State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.

Favorite Thing About Midway

There are a couple of things I like about Midway. First, it is such a beautiful gem hidden in the middle of Kentucky! The campus itself, as well as the surrounding horse farms, are such a serene and peaceful setting. Second, the small size of the campus and student body makes it a very welcoming and comforting place to begin the next chapter of a student’s life. You will never feel lost in the crowd, because everyone is so friendly and it is very easy to get to know everyone.

College Search Advice

Give yourself plenty of time and choices. Be sure to visit the campuses of the schools you are interested in, so you can get a feel for the atmosphere. Make sure the school has plenty of options for you to choose from for your course of study as well as resources to help you along your journey. Don’t just fall for the brochures or your friend’s choices…take time to make sure it feels right to you!

Brandi works with athletes. She can be reached at or by phone at 859.846.5342.

Mona Chorera

Mona resides in Lexington, Kentucky. She graduated from University of Bridgeport with a Masters in Technology Management in 2007.

Just like the students she serves, Mona first came to the United States to study as an international student. She has traveled to India, Nepal, Belgium, Hungary, and Canada.

Favorite Thing About Midway

Midway is a small, safe community that offers the experience of rural America while still being within driving distance of several major cities. Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH are only an hour away. Lexington, KY is even closer at only 20 minutes away.

Mona works with international students and is dedicated to assisting them as they transition to life at Midway University. She can be reached at or by phone at 859.846.5815.