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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)

800-342-5462; admissions@gmercyu.edu

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 accelerate@gmercyu.edu

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

Kathy Hosack - Administrative Assistant, Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
215-542-4699 or hosack.k@gmercyu.edu
 

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Undergraduate Admissions Staff - Main Campus


Paul Rymal
Associate Director of Admissions

Call: 215-641-5529
Text: 215-641-5529
rymal.p@gmercyu.edu
Schedule an appointment with Paul!


Paul Rymal

Paul has served as the Associate 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 a 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
Assistant Director of Admissions

Call: 215-641-5541
Text: 215-641-5541
freed.d@gmercyu.edu       
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
Assistant Director of Admissions

Call: 215-641-5511
Text: 215-641-5511
hazeltine.a@gmercyu.edu
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, MA in Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel from the University of Mississippi

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
Text: 215-641-5514
hurtado.d@gmercyu.edu
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, it'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 '19
Campus Guest Experience and Events Manager

Call: 267-448-1349
Text: 267-448-1349
fediuk.r@gmercyu.edu

Rachel joined the GMercyU Admissions Team in 2017 as an Admissions Counselor recruiting first-year students in Philadelphia and first-year students from New Jersey counties north of Mercer and Monmouth. Now serving as the Campus Guest Experience and Events Manager, Rachel is responsible for creating an exceptional campus guest experience for prospective students and their families. This includes planning and facilitating various campus events such as Open Houses, Accepted Student Day, and more. Rachel is committed to ensuring a memorable and informative experience for all visiting prospective students and families as they consider GMercyU. 

Degree: BA in Psychology from Holy Family University, MBA from Gwynedd Mercy University

Favorite Quote: "An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. 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.

Robert Perry
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor

Call: 215-542-4609
Text: 215-542-4609
perry.r@gmercyu.edu

Robert has been a part of the GMercyU Admissions team since the summer of 2019. Robert recruits first-year students from the Philadelphia county as well as first-year students from counties north of Mercer and Middlesex in New Jersey. 

Degree: B.A. in Languages and Culture with a Spanish concentration from West Chester University

Favorite Quote: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough" - Mae West 

Favorite Thing about GMercyU: My favorite thing about GMercyU are the personal connections you make with people around campus. It's such a close-knit community here on campus, that everyone feels like a family.

Favorite Admissions Tip: Truly follow your instincts when choosing a school. If you feel that excitement in your stomach while on campus, you know you've found the right place. 
 

 

 

Sophia Zinobile
Internal Admissions Counselor

Call: 215-641-5528
Text: 215-641-5528
zinobile.s@gmercyu.edu 

Sophia is the newest employee in GMercyU's Admissions department and previously worked in social work/workforce development. She is always on campus in the Admissions Office ready to answer any questions that anyone has. Whether in-person, online or over the phone, Sophia follows up with everyone who wants to learn more about GMercyU. She also works, in collaboration with Maya Tsai, with GMercyU's International Students.

Degree: BA in Spanish w/ Minor in Latino Studies from Millersville University

Favorite Quote: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”- Maya Angelou

Favorite Thing about GMercyU: It is truly no exaggeration when people talk about GMercyU’s famed hospitality. I love that the campus feels so much like a friendly neighborhood. We really have a strong sense of community here, which is hard to find elsewhere. The concern for the success and wellbeing of those around you is so ingrained into the culture here that it is second-nature. Also, we have the coolest mascot ever!

Favorite Admissions Tip:  If you are having trouble deciding on a major, do your research! Speak with as many different types of people as you can. Imagine yourself doing a typical work day in that field, picture yourself walking in their shoes. If it excites you and calls you, your gut feeling never lies! Also, don’t underestimate the life-changing and mind-opening experience that studying abroad has to offer!

Shannon Zeller
Administrative Assistant

Call: 215-641-5530
zeller.s@gmercyu.edu

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 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
lambert.m@gmercyu.edu

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.

 

Tina Ricci
Admissions Office Coordinator

Call: 215-641-5510 ext.21510
ricci.t1@gmercyu.edu

Tina Ricci has been a part of the GMercyU family since July 2019. Tina is the Undergraduate Admissions Office Coordinator overseeing the Work Study program along with helping coordinate campus events. Tina is also the face of Admissions by welcoming new students and their families to GMercyU for tours and information sessions. 

Favorite Quote: "Recognizing and fostering the dignity of every person" – Catherine McAuley

Favorite thing about GMercyU: My favorite thing about GMercyU is working with the students, interacting with families as well as working across numerous departments with campus events. GMercyU’s environment opens you up to enriching experiences and gives you that warm feeling of home.  

Favorite Admissions Tip: The key is to always plan ahead and build a strong foundation that will open doors to advance in your future.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies Admissions Staff

Gina Cossey, Associate Vice President of Client Relations
267-422-4166
gcossey@crm.gmercyu.edu

Lisa Ephraim, Director of Enrollment
267-589-9156
lephraim@crm.gmercyu.edu

Michelle Murray, Student Services Director
267-419-7583
mmurray@crm.gmercyu.edu

Chris Brown, Admissions Counselor 
267-422-4896
cbrown@crm.gmercyu.edu

Diane Garvey, Admissions Counselor
267-326-1784
dgarvey@crm.gmercyu.edu

Starline Griffin, Enrollment Coordination Manager
267-422-2050 
sgriffin@crm.gmercyu.edu

Michelle Hernandez, Senior Admissions Counselor
267-332-7506
mhernandez@crm.gmercyu.edu

Clara Porterfield, Admissions Coordinator
267-217-6594
cporterfield@crm.gmercyu.edu

Cheryl Rasing, Admissions Counselor
267-204-3249
crasing@crm.gmercyu.edu

Gideon Smith, Admissions Counselor
267-332-1296
gsmith@crm.gmercyu.edu

Christina Steward, Senior Admissions Counselor
267-204-3887
csteward@crm.gmercyu.edu

Brittany Sturgill, Admissions Counselor
267-332-7306 ext. 21070
bsturgill@crm.gmercyu.edu

Sharon Summers, Admissions Counselor
267-422-2048
ssummers@crm.gmercyu.edu

Gretel Swartz, Student Success Manager
267-317-9866
gswartz@crm.gmercyu.edu

Casey Titus, Admissions Counselor
267-203-4950
ctitus@crm.gmercyu.edu

Savannah Willis, Admissions Counselor
267-313-0476
swillis@crm.gmercyu.edu

Megan Yaeger, Student Success Coordinator
267-202-4860
myaeger@crm.gmercyu.edu