College Counseling 


Sayre School’s college counseling process utilizes the knowledge that colleges and universities have individual personalities just as each of our Sayre School students has an individual and distinctive personality.  The college counseling process aims to identify for each student the right “type” of school, in regard to size, cost, distance from home, region of the country, quality of specific academic programs, social climate, community settings, and so forth, and to help students gain admittance to colleges where they will grow and thrive.

Program Highlights

  • College Application Support
  • College Essay Summer Workshops
  • One-to-One Consultations on The College Essay
  • Mock Interview Sessions
  • Campus Visit Tips
  • Free Online Test Prep
  • Resume Writing
  • Senior Internship Program
  • Summer Enrichment Programs

College Counseling Office

Senior Anna Kate Mielder talks with Mr. Mills and Ms. Bilberry about the college application process and their lives outside of Sayre.

Randy Mills spent his entire professional career in secondary and higher education settings. After working in college admissions at Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky, he accepted the position of Sayre School College Counselor in 1998.

"Mrs. Bilberry and I are fortunate to serve as college counselors in an environment such as Sayre, where college counseling is a mindset.  We learn what makes our students tick inside and outside of the classroom.  We partner with families, listen to their ideas and wishes and help them sort out the myths versus the realities of what makes a college a good fit.  Our ultimate challenge is to lead each student to an array of schools that best serves personal interests and passions." 

Randy MillsMr. Randy Mills
College Counselor
(859) 254-1361, Extension 253

B.A. Eastern Kentucky University
M.A. Georgetown College

Cathy Bilberry assists Mr. Mills part-time in the college counseling office and also teaches Public Speaking.  Mrs. Bilberry has more than twenty-five years of experience in both public and private schools. 

Ms. Cathy Bilberry
Assistant College Counselor
(859) 254-1361, Extension 254

B.A. University of Kentucky
M.A. University of Kentucky

Cathy Bilberry
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