College Counseling Team

List of Colleges and Universities

Michael Hallman


A graduate of The University of Alabama, Mr. Hallman holds an M.Ed. from The University of Virginia. His Master’s degree is in Counselor Education with a concentration in Student Personnel Services in Higher Education. After completing his practicum at Mary Washington College (now The University of Mary Washington), he worked for six years in the admission office at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He made the decision to move to the other side of the admission “desk,” where he established the college counseling program at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After nine years there, he moved to Chicago and served as a college counselor at a suburban public high school. It was a visit to Arizona that led him to fall in love with the Southwest. He left the Midwestern winters behind and took a position at a small independent school in Tucson. Mr. Hallman accepted the position of College Counselor at The Meadows School, where he is now in his fourteenth year. His hobbies include travel, music, theatre and National Public Radio (NPR).

Melissa Lustig


Growing up in the Rocky Mountains, Ms. Lustig graduated from Cherry Creek High School in Denver, Colorado. Ready for a new adventure, she headed east for college where she graduated from Wellesley College with a double-major in English and history. Inspired to work in the field of education, she went on to earn her Masters in Higher Education Administration from The University of Michigan, and more recently, her College Counseling Certification from UCLA. Ms. Lustig comes to The Meadows School after twelve years in college admissions - three years at Ursinus College and nine years at Colorado College, as well as six years in College Counseling at Aspen High School in Aspen, Colorado. Outside the office, she enjoys spending time with her partner, working out at the gym, playing with her pitbull, and exploring all that Las Vegas has to offer. Ms. Lustig works with students with last names M-Z.
Mellisa Lustig

Linda Hines


Ms. Hines is originally from Boise, Idaho. She relocated to Las Vegas in 1997. She has been working in the College Counseling Department since 2002. Ms. Hines has many duties, some of which are: Scheduling appointments for the College Counselors, sending transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc. to colleges for students, and, if necessary, answering general college counseling questions when Mr. Hallman and Ms. Lustig are not available. She enjoys spending time horseback riding, hiking, photographing nature and quilting.