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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
800-342-5462 or 215-641-5510 or
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
877-531-7941 or
For students seeking online/accelerated undergraduate or graduate programs in business, education or nursing

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

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Undergraduate Admissions Staff - Main Campus

Paul RymalAlex Sperrazza
Director of Admissions

Call: 215-641-5523
Text: 215-641-5523

Alex joined the GMercyU family in early 2020 to oversee the Admissions Department. He brings more than a decade of college admissions experience, including several years as a college consultant for students and their families. He is always available to answer any questions you have about GMercyU or your college search in general.

GMercyU Programs: Alex recruits first-year students for our University Studies program. 

Degree: BBA with concentrations in Finance and International Business, MBA with concentrations in Operations Management and International Business — both from Wilkes University

Favorite Quote: “Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence.” —Bruce Lee

Favorite thing about GMercyU: Everyone at the University is, and has been, incredibly welcoming from day one. I have been amazed at how the campus community truly embraces everyone they come in contact with. It really does make me smile everyday.

Admissions Tip: Explore everything and everywhere to find your right fit. College is a big deal and a worthy investment. Explore it as such. Don't just take others' words for it but instead, dive in and ask questions. Find your right fit, and you will be better and do better.

Paul RymalPaul Rymal
Associate Director of Transfer Admissions

Call: 215-641-5529
Text: 215-641-5529
Ask Paul a question or schedule an appointment with him!

Paul has served as the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions since 2013.

GMercyU Programs: Paul recruits military students and ALL transfer students, for all GMercyU programs. Learn more about transferring to GMercyU here and reach out to Paul to get started! 

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."

Ashley HazeltineAshley Hazeltine
Admissions Operations Manager

Call: 215-641-5511
Text: 215-641-5511
Ask Ashley a question or schedule an appointment with her!

Ashley has been a part of the GMercyU family since 2015.

GMercyU Programs: Ashley recruits first-year students for the following programs:
Early Childhood Education, PreK-4
Early Education (PreK-4) and Special Education (PreK-12)
Education Studies 

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
Senior Admissions Counselor

Call: 215-641-5514
Text: 215-641-5514
Ask Daniella a question or schedule an appointment with her!

Daniella has been a part of the GMercyU Admissions team since 2018.

GMercyU Programs: Daniella recruits first-year students for the following programs:
Digital Communications
Medical Laboratory Science 
Occupational Science
Radiation Therapy, BHS and BS
Radiologic Technology
Respiratory Care, AS and BHS
Sports Management 

Degree: BM in Music with Elective Studies in Business from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, MBA with concentration in Health Care Administration from Gwynedd Mercy University

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.

Daniel FreedWivina Chmura
Admissions Counselor

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 looks forward to introducing future nursing students to the University.

GMercyU Programs: Wivina recruits first-year students for our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. 

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 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.  


Sophia Zinobile
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:
Computer Information Science
Criminal Justice
Liberal Studies
Natural Science
Public Health
Social Work

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

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.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies Admissions Staff

Kelly Allan, Director of Enrollment

Lisa Cassano, Enrollment Coordinator 

Morgan Christy, Director of Enrollment 

Gina Cossey, Associate Vice President of Client Relations

Diane Garvey, Admissions Counselor

Elizabeth Oleson, Enrollment Representative

Kirsten Scholer, Admissions Counselor

Casey Titus, Senior Admissions Counselor

Kristine White, Enrollment Coordinator

Kourtney Williams, Enrollment Representative  

Savanna Wills, Admissions Counselor

Megan Yaeger, Student Success Coordinator