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Undergraduate: Admission Counselors

Have questions about your Marist application? Simply reach out to the admission counselor that covers your state.

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Admission Counselors

Undergraduate Admission: Counselors

Our counselors focus on providing individual attention within our highly selective admissions process. They always welcome your questions, so search for your counselor below. For general inquiries, call the Admission Office at (845) 575-3226 Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or email

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Admission counselors are listed alphabetically by last name.


Angie Alamah

Director of Southwest/Texas Admission
Territories: New Mexico, Texas, Utah


Chris Doyle, '03

Director of Admission
Territories:  Illinois, New York (Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley, North Country, Southern Tier and Western)


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Donelle Durham

Director of Southeast Admission
Territories: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee


Kendra Elder, '20/'21 MA

Transfer/First-Year Admission Counselor
Territories: New York (Capital Region and Rockland County)



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Hasion Gaston

International Admission Counselor

Territories: Central America, Latin America, Middle East






Joanne Germano

Director of Western US Admission

Territories: California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon


Joe Giacalone, '03/'08 MPA

Executive Director, International Admission
Territories: Western Sahara, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oceania, Western Europe



Kate Gildard, '10/'13 MPA

Senior Associate Director
Territories: Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin 



Louis Higuera, '20/'23 M

International Admission Counselor

Territories: Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Northern Asia



Jazmine Manning, '22

Admission Counselor

Territories: Connecticut, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota



Meghan McLaughlin, '21

Admission Counselor

Territories: New Jersey, New York (Staten Island)


Jesse Mungin, '11

Admissions Representative
Territories: Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C.



Kelli Nienstadt, '19/'22 MA

Assistant Director of Admission

Territories: Missouri, Montana, New York (Long Island and Queens), West Virginia, Wyoming



Nicole Radassao, '12/ '16 MA

Senior Associate Director

Territories: Iowa, Indiana, New York (Central New York, Syracuse, and Rochester)



Kent Rinehart BA '94, MBA '99

Kent Rinehart, '94/'99 MBA

Dean of Undergraduate Admission



Jaclyn Sager, '11

Director, Transfer & Adult Admission



Corinne Schell, '83

Director of Alumni Admissions Program




Joe Tuosto, '23

Admission Counselor
Territories: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont


Kimberly Burton

West Coast Admission
Territories: Northern California, Colorado, Arizona, Washington

Shri Ravella

Director of South Asia Admissions
Territories: South Asia