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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, 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
800-342-5462 or 215-641-5510 or
Meet the Undergraduate Admissions Staff

Online/Accelerated - Undergraduate and Graduate Staff
For students seeking online/accelerated undergraduate or graduate (non-term) programs in business, counseling, education, or nursing
877-531-7941 or
Meet the Online/Accelerated (Non-Term) Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Staff

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, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
215-542-4699 or

If you are interested in our Master of Public Health, please contact:
Sophia Zinobile,  Admissions Counselor
215-641-5528 or 

Undergraduate Admissions Staff — Main Campus

Daniel FreedWivina Chmura, MSEd
Director of Admissions

Call: 215-641-5541
Text: 215-641-5541       
Ask Wivina a question or schedule an appointment with her!

Wivina brings vast career experience in college admissions to GMercyU and enjoys all facets of introducing future students to the University.

GMercyU Programs: Wivina recruits military students and new first-time transfer students for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022.

Degree: Master of Science in Education

Favorite Quote: "There is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it. If only we're brave enough to be it." –Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate 

Favorite Thing about GMercyU: Gwynedd Mercy University is one of the most welcoming universities that I have had the pleasure to experience. Faculty, staff, and current students genuinely want to extend their help and expertise for prospective students to make a good and informed decision. Everywhere you go, from the President's Office to the Student and Residence Life Offices to the Housekeeping Department to the Admission Office and so on ... you are welcomed with open arms and treated like you are a part of the GMercyU family. We hope you decide to join Griffin Nation!

Favorite Admissions Tip:  First and foremost, enjoy the process because college admissions is a process. Be organized. Make a chart for yourself with all of the schools that interest you and note the application, financial aid, and scholarship deadlines. Meet the deadlines!! Lastly, VISIT the campus in person. FEEL if you belong and if the college is a good fit for you.  


Paul RymalDaniel Koski, M.Ed
Assistant Director of Admissions

Call: 215-542-4609
Text: 215-542-4609
koski.d@gmercyu.eduAsk Dan a question or schedule an appointment with him!

Dan joined the GMercyU family in 2021, having previously worked in three different areas of admissions at another college.

GMercyU Programs: Dan recruits first-year students for: 

Degrees: Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Northampton Community College; Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; Master’s Degree in College Student Affairs/Educational Leadership from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. 

Favorite Quote: “I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we're all teachers — if we're willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door.” —Marla Gibbs

Favorite thing about GMercyU: This is a great campus, the faculty and the staff really put the students first, there is a sense of community and inclusion. To me, it’s so important for students to feel that because this is an important time in their lives, and we should be able to help and guide them through.  

Admissions Tip: Don’t stop asking questions, and no idea is ever wrong. College has a “right of passage” sense, but sometimes students can feel alone in that passage. I never want a student to ever feel isolated/alone in their process, I am here to help them through this transformational experience. I am always ready to talk, hear them out, and help them through their journey. And, who doesn’t love college??!


Sophia Zinobile, MSEd
Admissions Counselor

Call: 215-641-5528
Text: 215-641-5528 
Ask Sophia a question or schedule an appointment with her!

Sophia joined the Admissions team in 2019, having previously worked in social work/workforce development. She is always ready to answer any questions that anyone has, and she enjoys assisting those with Spanish-speaking family members. She also works with GMercyU's International Students.

GMercyU Programs: Sophia recruits first-year students for the following programs:

Degree: BA in Spanish w/ Minor in Latino Studies from Millersville University; MSEd from Gwynedd Mercy 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

Shannon Zeller
Administrative Assistant

Call: 215-641-5530

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

Marybeth Lambert
Administrative Assistant

Call: 215-646-7300 ext. 480

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

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.

Online/Accelerated (Non-Term) Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Staff

Kelly Allan, Director of Enrollment

Lisa Cassano, Enrollment Coordinator 

Morgan Christy, Director of Enrollment 

Gina Cossey, Associate Vice President of Client Relations

Christie Crance, Enrollment Representative

Diane Garvey, Admissions Counselor

Cyndee Hawk, Enrollment Representative 

Kassandra Huffer, Enrollment Representative

Michelle Lee, Enrollment Representative 

Dillon Menhardt, Enrollment Representative

Elizabeth Oleson, Enrollment Representative

Kirsten Scholer, Admissions Counselor

Abby Tebrock, Enrollment Coordinator 

Kristine White, Enrollment Coordinator

Kourtney Williams, Enrollment Representative  

Savanna Wills, Admissions Counselor