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Whether you're interested in applying as an undergraduate student on our Main Campus in Gwynedd Valley or as an accelerated/online or graduate student through our School of Graduate and Professional Studies, our Admissions staff can walk you through the process. Give us a call and get started today!

Undergraduate Admissions Staff - Main Campus (for students seeking an on-campus undergraduate college experience or looking to enroll in our on-campus MBA program)


School of Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions Staff (for students seeking online/accelerated undergraduate or graduate programs in business, education or nursing)

877-531-7941 or

If you are interested in Occupational Therapy or have applied to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program, please contact:

Megan O'Hara - Administrative Assistant, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
215-542-4699 or

Undergraduate Admissions Staff
Graduate Admissions Staff

Undergraduate Admissions Staff - Main Campus

Michele Diehl
Paul Rymal
Daniel Freed
Ashley Hazeltine
Daniella Hurtado
Rachel Fediuk
Shannon Zeller
Marybeth Lambert
Carol Elsing

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Michele Diehl
Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Michele Diehl

Michele has been a part of GMercyU's Undergraduate Admissions team since 2000 and has served as the Director of Undergraduate Admissions since 2003.

Degrees: BA in English from GMercyU, MBA from La Salle University

Favorite Quote:  “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you’ll land among the stars." - Les Brown

Favorite thing about GMercyU: I have been here for so long that it is hard to pick just one. I have stayed so long because the students, faculty and staff are so amazing that they inspire me every day.

Admissions Tip: 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.

Paul Rymal
Assistant Director of Admissions

Call: 215-641-5529
Text: 215-515-7687
Schedule an appointment with Paul!

Paul Rymal

Paul has served as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions since 2013. Paul recruits transfer students from Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties and all transfer students who live in New Jersey.

He also recruits military students and students from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina.

Degree: BA in Criminal Justice from Barry University

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

Favorite thing about GMercyU: I am amazed at the clinical and practical learning aspects of some of the majors. As a student, you can get real life perspective as you prepare for your future career and to me that is very important to employers.

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."

Daniel Freed ‘13
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Call: 215-641-5541
Text: 215-515-9976       
Schedule an appointment with Dan!

Daniel Freed

Dan is a graduate of GMercyU and has been a part of GMercyU's Undergraduate admissions team since 2013. As a student, Dan was the editor of the school newspaper and even represented GMercyU at the Republican National Convention.

Dan recruits first-year students in Northeastern and Western PA and first-year students from Berks County. He also recruits transfer students outside Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. 

Degree: BA in Communications from GMercyU

Favorite Quote: "Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin

Favorite Thing about GMercyU: Being able to walk into any building on campus and recognize a former classmate or professor.

Favorite Admissions Tip: Don't be afraid to ask questions...admissions counselors are here to help you.  We don't mind your questions, even if you think the question is dumb!


Ashley Hazeltine
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Call: 215-641-5511
Text: 215-631-8744
Schedule an appointment with Ashley!

Ashley Hazeltine

Ashley has been a part of the GMercyU family since 2015. Ashley recruits first-year Montgomery County students and first-year students in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem County in New Jersey. She also recruits students in Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

Degree: BA in Communications and Rhetoric and History from the University of Pittsburgh

Favorite Quote: "There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries." - William Shakespeare

Favorite Thing about GMercyU: The strong sense of community. You feel it the second you step on campus! The students, faculty, and staff are very welcoming and willing to go out of their way to help others. They take great pride in GMercyU’s rich Mercy heritage and it shows.

Favorite Admissions Tip: Speak up! If you have questions or concerns about anything, big or small, don't hesitate to reach out to an admissions counselor. We know picking a college is a big decision and want to make sure you have all the information you need to determine which school is the right fit for you.

Daniella Hurtado
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Call: 215-641-5514
Schedule an appointment with Daniella!

Daniella has been a part of the GMercyU Admissions team since 2018. Daniella recruits first-year students from Bucks, Chester, and Delaware County Pennsylvania; as well as, Burlington, Camden, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean County New Jersey. She also recruits students from Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Maryland.

Degree: BM in Music with Elective Studies in Business from West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Favorite Quote: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Favorite Thing About GMercyU: The GMercyU community, by far, is the thing I love most about this institution. Being a smaller school aids in the strong sense of community, however, iit's the people who make up this community that make it so special. The students, faculty and staff members are all so supportive and kindhearted which makes for an unwavering sense of community.

Favorite Admissions Tip: Use the “Pajama Test” when picking a school. If you can get up in the morning, leave your pajama bottoms on, throw on a sweatshirt and run to class, you know you’re in the right place. In other words, find the school where you will be able to be yourself and thrive.

Rachel Fediuk
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Call: 267-448-1349
Text: 215-515-9284

Rachel recruits first-year students in Philadelphia and first-year students from New Jersey counties north of Mercer and Monmouth. She also works with students from New York, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Degree: BA in Psychology from Holy Family University

Favorite Quote: "An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it's going to launch you into something great. So just focus and keep aiming." -Anonymous

Favorite Thing about GMercyU: GMercyU has a great balance of having many options for you to get involved and find the right path for yourself. Yet the campus is still small enough for all the students to be individuals. Once you get involved, the students, staff and faculty will always remember your face and your name!

Favorite Admissions Tip: Do not follow the crowd. Step out of your comfort zone. Go to a college that is best for you, even if that means going somewhere different than your friends.


Shannon Zeller
Administrative Assistant

Call: 215-641-5530

Shannon Zeller

Shannon has been a part of the GMercyU family since 2013. Shannon is oftentimes the first person you speak to after applying.  She is responsible for handling your transcripts and processing any necessary documents to ensure a possible acceptance is made in a timely manner.

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 GMercyU: GMercyU is a smaller university 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.


Marybeth Lambert
Administrative Assistant

Call: 215-646-7300 ext. 480

Marybeth Lambert

Marybeth has been a part of the GMercyU family since 2009. After working in the cardiology field for nearly 25 years, Marybeth decided to come back home to help future Griffins find their passion. Marybeth processes your applications and assists the admissions staff with creating files.  

Degree: A.S. Cardiovascular Technology from GMercyU

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 GMercyU: 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.


Carol Elsing
Admissions Office Coordinator

Call: 215-641-5510

Carol Elsing

Carol has been a part of GMercyU’s Undergraduate Admissions team since 2014. As the Office Coordinator, Carol is the point of contact to answer general questions about the University and will assist you in scheduling a campus visit or making an appointment with the admissions counselors.

Favorite Quote: “It’s not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings. “ - Ann Landers

Favorite Thing about GMercyU:  Sharing in the excitement of prospective students and their families, whether it is coming to visit the university for the first time or when they are welcomed into the GMercyU family as accepted students.

Favorite Admissions Tip: Go with your instincts, you'll know what school is the right fit for you!

School of Graduate & Professionsal Studies Admissions Staff

Jennifer Roski
Ryan Johnson
John Brennan
Michelle Murray
Chris Brown
Diane Garvey
Starline Griffin
Michelle Hernandez
Clara Porterfield
Christina Steward
Brittany Sturgill
Sharon Summers
Gretel Swartz
Casey Titus
Savannah Wills
Megan Yaeger
Cheryl Raising

Jennifer Roski, Associate Vice-President/Director of Enrollment-ABSN
(267) 317-9946

Ryan Johnston, Director of Enrollment
(267) 332-1296

John Brennan, Director of Partnership Development
(610) 574-6149

Michelle Murray, Student Services Director
(267) 419-7583

Chris Brown, Admissions Counselor 
(267) 422-4896

Diane Garvey, Admissions Counselor
(267) 326-1784

Starline Griffin, Admissions Coordinator    
(267) 422-2050

Michelle Hernandez, Admissions Counselor
(267) 332-7506

Clara Porterfield, Admissions Coordinator
(267) 217-6594

Christina Steward, Admissions Counselor
(267) 204-3887

Brittany Sturgill, Admissions Counselor
(267) 332-7306 ext. 21070

Sharon Summers, Admissions Counselor
(267) 422-2048

Gretal Swartz, Student Success Manager
(267) 317-9866

Casey Titus, Admissions Counselor
(267) 203-4950

Savannah Willis, Admissions Counselor
(267) 313-0476

Megan Yaeger, Student Success Coordinator
(267) 202-4860

Cheryl Rasing, Admissions Counselor
(267) 204-3249