• Featured Colleges & Boarding Schools

     Blue Ridge School

    • All Boys, all boarding
    • We are experts in how boys learn best
    • Small school with several competitive sports from which to choose
    • Outdoor program that takes advantage of our 700+ acre campus and proximity to Shenandoah National Park
    • Exceptional fine and performing arts program

About Us

About us……

Hope Phillips, Genie Mize and Jean Flowers joined together in August of 2008 to form College Resource Center, LLC in hopes of providing a service to help alleviate the stress and offer help with the college search process.  Prior to opening our business, we spent months doing research, attending classes, visiting colleges and affiliating with various interest groups (SACAC and IECA).

Genie Mize is a native of Columbus and was educated in the local public schools. After receiving her B. S. degree in Finance from Auburn University, she worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield, W. C. Bradley and Synovus, specializing in leadership development, corporate and management training and recruitment during her career. After retiring from Synovus, Genie worked as a substitute teacher for the MCSD and continues to provide contract services for CB&T.

In addition to her career obligations, Genie has been active in the community, including serving on the St. Luke School Board, PTO President of St. Luke School, treasurer of the PTSA and member of the magnet booster club at Columbus High School, President of the Columbus Lawyer’s Auxiliary, past president and member of the Junior League of Columbus and has volunteered at the John B. Amos Cancer Center in the Chemo unit. Genie has served as the PTSA chair of the College Bound program at Columbus High School. She also is a volunteer with the Valley Interfaith Promise.

Genie is married to George and has three children and one grandchild on the way: Sallie, a graduate of UGA and has recently received her Masters at the Pratt Institute of Art in New York; George, who is a graduate of UGA and a graduate of Mercer Medical School; and Kate, who is a student at UGA.

Jean Flowers was educated in the Durham City Public Schools, received her B.A. degree in Education from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and began her career as a Financial Aid Officer at the Atlanta College of Medical and Dental Associates. She later moved to Columbus and did some post graduate studies in counseling at GA State (Ft. Benning). Jean retired after 18 years with Greystone Properties.

Jean has served as the past chair of District PTSA Legislative Committee for Muscogee County, Past President of the Columbus High School PTSA, former School Council member, Past President of the Columbus High Magnet Booster Club and the Columbus High Tennis Booster Club. Jean worked on a collaborative effort with PTSA and staff to develop the College Bound Committee and handbook for Columbus High School. In addition, she was a member of the Vote Yes Committee for local SPLOST referendum 2003 and 2009 and was a member of Muscogee County SPLOST Citizens’ Committee (appointed by local school board), a past member of the Committee for the Board of Distinction Process and a partner with the FAFSA Project for the Muscogee County School District. She was also appointed to serve as a member of the Council Districting Commission. Currently Jean serves as a founding member of the community support foundation of the Rainey-McCullers School of the Arts.

Jean is married to George, and they have three children and two grandchildren: Ellie, a graduate of Auburn University and CSU (Masters); Robert, a graduate of Davidson College, Masters in Divinity from Duke University and graduate of Mercer Medical School; and George, a graduate of Furman University and Campbell University Law School.

*Partners are members of SACAC (Southern Association of College Admission Counselors) Jean Flowers is a professional member of IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association).

We continue to visit colleges and boarding schools on a regular basis….having visited over 70 campuses thus far. In addition we attend regular conferences to stay abreast of the constant changes in the college admissions climate.


For students interested in UGA or Ga Tech There will be an information session on Monday, August 26th at 6 pm at Brookstone School Register ahead at: http://www.admission.gatech.edu/gtuga

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