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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:

Kathy Hosack - Administrative Assistant, Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
215-542-4699 or

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Undergraduate Admissions Staff - Main Campus

Alex Sperrazza
Director of Admissions

Call: 215-641-5523
Text: 215-641-5523

Paul Rymal

Alex joined the GMercyU family in early 2020 to oversee the Admissions Department. He brings more than a decade of college admissions experience, including serveral 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.

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 Rymal
Associate Director of Admissions

Call: 215-641-5529
Text: 215-641-5529
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       
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
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
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

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

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 

Sophia joined the Admissions team in 2019, having 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

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

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

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

Gia Banner, Admissions Counselor

Chris Brown, Admissions Counselor 

Lisa Cassano, Enrollment Coordinator 

Morgan Christy, Director of Enrollment 

Gina Cossey, Associate Vice President of Client Relations

Lisa Ephraim, Director of Enrollment

Diane Garvey, Admissions Counselor

Gideon Smith, Admissions Counselor

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

Sharon Summers, Admissions Counselor

Gretel Swartz, Student Success Manager

Casey Titus, Admissions Counselor

Kristine White, Enrollment Coordinator

Savannah Willis, Admissions Counselor

Megan Yaeger, Student Success Coordinator