Elaina Prillaman '17

Elaina Prillaman '17
(she/her/hers)

Assistant Director of Admissions

Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Montana, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Email: eprillaman@wlu.edu
Text: 540-254-5840


A Little About Me

Favorite place on campus: Tucker Hall because it’s home to the Classics department. I was a Classics and Political Philosophy double major and during the Colonnade renovations, my courses were scattered throughout other academic buildings. I’m so happy the Classics faculty and students now have such a gorgeous place to call home!

Favorite part of your W&L experience: Tough question! If I had to just choose one part of my college experience, it would be the time I spent singing in the University Singers and General Admission. These organizations took me on my first trip abroad, taught me how to lead, and gave me a set of lifelong friends I wouldn’t trade for anything (not even unlimited General’s Grilled Cheeses from the E. Café).

Favorite place to eat in Lexington: This is a three-way tie between Napa Thai, TAPS, and Pure Eats – they all have very different vibes, but they also have incredibly kind staff and delicious food. Honorable mention to Heliotrope, a delicious pizza place owned by a W&L faculty member!

Favorite W&L event: Lessons and Carols. When I was a member of the University Singers and InterVarsity, one of W&L’s campus ministries, participating in this event allowed me to combine my faith with my passion for music. Now that I’m on staff, attending Lessons and Carols is my favorite way to celebrate Christmas with other members of the W&L community!

What makes Lexington unique? I think Lexington’s size is its most unique feature. It is small enough that I have been able to invest deeply in the community through work, play, and service. At the same time, it is large enough that even after almost a decade as a member of the Lexington community, I continue to meet people and make new friends.

Favorite things to do outside work? I love catching sunset views out in Rockbridge County, eating brunch at Waffle House when my alumni friends come back to town, and playing fetch on the Colonnade with my dog, Chessie (named after Lexington’s Chessie Nature Trail!).