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Michele Diehl • Paul Rymal
Susan Jaskelewicz Amir Fralin Marissa Bowlby • Daniel Freed • Colin Tosti Jessica ThomsShannon ZellerMarybeth Lambert



Meet Michele

Michele Diehl '00, MBA
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
phone: 1-800-342-5462  email:

Michele holds a Master of Business Administration degree from La Salle University. Michele graduated from Gwynedd Mercy University with a Bachelor degree in English, Concentration Media and Honors in Liberal Studies. As a student, Michele was an active member of the University community and believes that students should take advantage of co-curricular activities throughout their collegiate life. And, at Gwynedd Mercy University, these opportunities are plentiful. In fact, Michele currently serves as the Advisor of the Gwynedd Mercy University Dance Team. Michele’s best piece of advice to prospective students, “during a campus visit, many students will get that ‘gut’ feeling that a certain college is where they are supposed to go. Follow this feeling.”



Meet PaulPaul Rymal

Paul Rymal, BA
Assistant Director of Admissions
phone: 215-641-5529 email:
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Recruits PA: Transfer Students in Pennsylvania
NJ: All Transfer Students
States: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, OK, and SC
Military and International Students


Favorite Quote: “Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today” —James Dean

Favorite Thing About Gwynedd Mercy University: “I am amazed at the clinical and practical learning aspects of some of the majors. As a student you can get the real life perspective as you prepare for your future career and to me that is very important to employers.”

Favorite Admissions Tip: “Challenge yourself and don't take your senior year for granted. Of course you should have a great time and make it as fun as possible but don't slack off and get “Senioritis“ because it could affect your financial aid or even you're acceptance.”


Meet Susan

Susan Jaskelewicz, BA
Coordinator of Enrollment Support Services
phone: 215-542-4609 email:

Favorite Quote: “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” —John Wooden

Favorite Thing About Gwynedd Mercy University: “The welcoming nature of everyone around campus. There is always a smiling face and a helping hand! The faculty, staff, and students truly embody the Mercy tradition.”

Favorite Admissions Tip: “The admissions staff is here to help you! Do not be afraid to ask questions and find out as much information as you can. You want to make sure the University you attend is the perfect fit for you”




Meet Amir

Amir Fralin '11, BS
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
phone: 215-641-5528 email:
Schedule an appointment

Recruits PA: First-year Philadelphia County residents
Recruits NJ: First-year Burlington, Camden, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean County residents


States: AZ, CA, CO, NM, NY, TX, UT

Favorite Quote: “Don't be silent about your dreams; you never know who's listening.” —Hill Harper
Favorite Thing About Gwynedd Mercy University: “The warm embrace that I receive every time I run into a faculty member or former professor of mine. They always make me feel like this is home and they never let me forget how proud they are to see me.”
Favorite Admissions Tip: “As admissions counselors, we are here to help you and make a smooth transition to college. So, let us help you by asking us questions you may not know the answer to. We can guide you along the way in figuring out what best suits your needs and you can feel free to open up to us because we do listen!”





Meet Marissa

Marissa Bowlby, BA

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Phone: (215) 641-5511 email:

RECRUITS: PA: First-year Montgomery County residents
NJ: First-year Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem County residents
States: IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, NC, OH, TN, VA, WI, WV


Meet Dan

Daniel Freed ‘13, BA

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Phone: (215) 641-5541 email:        

RECRUITS: PA: First-year Northeastern and Western Pennsylvania residents, First-year students from Berks, Chester and Delaware Counties
NJ: First-year students from counties north of Mercer and Monmouth counties
States: AK, DC, DE, HI, ID, KS, MD, MT, ND, NE, NV, OR, SD, WA, WY


Meet Colin

Colin Tosti '11, BS

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Phone: (215) 641- 5514 email:

Recruits PA: First-year Bucks County residents
States: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

Meet Jessica

Jessica Thoms, BS                      

Admissions Office Coordinator

Phone: (215) 641-5510 email:


Shannon Zeller

Meet Shannon

Shannon Zeller
Administrative Assistant
phone: 215-641-5530 email:

Favorite Quote: “Remember you are a braver than you think. You are stronger than you seem and you are smarter than you know.” —A.A Milne

Favorite Thing About Gwynedd Mercy University: “Gwynedd Mercy University is a smaller college that offers students a more personal and individualized educational experience. It's a community where students will receive ongoing guidance from the staff and never feel that they are overlooked. The students receive a quality education making them marketable for future employers.”

Favorite Admissions Tip: “Take a tour of your prospective college choices. Make sure that is the best fit for you, academically and personally.”




Meet Marybeth

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Administrative Assistant
phone: 215-646-7300 ext. 480 email:

Favorite Quote: “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you dream it, you can become it.” —William Arthur Ward

Favorite Thing About Gwynedd Mercy University: “The students! They are friendly and always willing to help.”

Favorite Admissions Tip: “Don't hesitate to connect your admissions counselor. We are here to answer any questions you may have. No question is insignificant.”