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Our counselors are ready to address any questions you or your family may have as you navigate through the College admission process. At ܽƵ, we want to get to know you as a person and help you decide ܽƵ is the right fit for you.

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Admissions Office

1 Alpha Drive

Elizabethtown, PA 17022



Admissions Team

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Keri Straub

Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management

straubk@etown.edu |


  • New England
  • All Western States
  • All Midwestern States
  • All Southwestern States
  • All Southern States

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Gretchen Camp

Senior Director of Admissions & Operations

campg@etown.edu |

Specialty Program(s): Tuition Exchange, Homeschooled Students


  • Lancaster County, PA

Hometown: Milford, CT

Educational Background: B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut and M.S. in Higher Education Administration. Bay Path University

Favorite Food on Campus: You can’t beat a ramen bowl paired with bubble tea from the Fresh Nest in the Bowers Center.

Hobbies/Activities: I love spending time outdoors with my family.

Advice for a Future Blue Jay: Set high personal and academic standards for yourself and do your best to live up to them.

Favorite Local Spot: If you are a chocolate-lover like I am, check out Spence Candies here in town. Their chocolates (and other confections) are such a treat, and the customer service is top-notch.

Why I Love ܽƵ: I love that our campus looks beautiful in all seasons.

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Paula "Polly" Orenstein

Senior Associate Director of Admissions

orensteinp@etown.edu |


  • Adams County, PA
  • Allegheny County, PA
  • Armstrong County, PA
  • Beaver County, PA
  • Bedford County, PA
  • Blair County, PA
  • Butler County, PA
  • Cambria County, PA
  • Cumberland County, PA
  • Fayette County, PA
  • Franklin County, PA
  • Fulton County, PA
  • Greene County, PA
  • Huntington County, PA
  • Indiana County, PA
  • Jefferson County, PA
  • Juniata County, PA
  • Lawrence County, PA
  • Mifflin County, PA
  • Perry County, PA
  • Somerset County, PA
  • Washington County, PA
  • Westmoreland County, PA
  • York County, PA
  • Upstate New York

Hometown: LeRoy, NY, currently lives in Camp Hill, PA

Educational Background: B.S. and M.S. in Education

Favorite Food on Campus: Mac and Cheese

Hobbies/Activities: Spending time with family, walking, and rooting for the Buffalo Bills (Go Bills!)

Advice for a Future Blue Jay: Be open to trying new programs and activities. "A comfort zone is a beautiful place – but nothing ever grows there." - Lewis Carroll

Favorite Local Spot: Whisk Cafe

Why I Love ܽƵ: Our students make this place special!

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Monica Venturella '17

Assistant Director of Admissions, Slate Co-Captain

venturellam@etown.edu |

Specialty Program(s): Blue Jay Ambassadors, Events


  • Dauphin County, PA
  • Lebanon County, PA

Hometown: I am from Palmyra, PA and I currently reside in Harrisburg, PA

Educational Background: B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Communications from ܽƵ. I am currently taking courses for my M.S. in Strategic Leadership through ܽƵ's School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Favorite Food on Campus: Crispy Chicken Quesadilla from the Jays Nest

Hobbies/Activities: I enjoy doing hot Pilates, spending time with family, painting, watching YouTube videos, trying local coffee shops, and spending way too much money at Target.

Advice for a Future Blue Jay: Use your application and essay to tell us more about yourself. Your application is like your resume of high school classes and involvement, use the essay to expand upon something you accomplished or wish to tell us more about.

Favorite Local Spot: I love Trellis Marketplace, which is a three-story boutique with lots of cool finds!

Why I Love ܽƵ: I love ܽƵ for the community. Truly ܽƵ is a supportive family who are always rooting for you and helping you achieve your goals. "Blue Jays, Always" is our alumni slogan for a reason!

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Lily Nardozzi

Assistant Director of Admissions & Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment

nardozzil@etown.edu |

Specialty Program(s): Transfer Recruitment, High School Dual Enrollment, Physician Assistant Program (B.S./M.S.), Greenway Program Liaison


  • Chester County, PA
  • Delaware County, PA
  • Delaware

Hometown: Oxford, PA

Educational Background: B.A. in Mass Communications, Bloomsburg University

Favorite Food on Campus: Turkey Pretzel Melt

Hobbies/Activities: I enjoy spending time with family, going to live music events, traveling, and playing with my sister’s golden retriever.

Advice for a Future Blue Jay: College is what you make of it – don’t be afraid to join clubs that interest you, get to know your professors, and meet new people!

Favorite Local Spot: Good Day Coffee, Ardor and Sage Hair Studio

Why I Love ܽƵ: ܽƵ College provides students, and their families support from the moment they walk on campus. It is such a positive, welcoming environment where students are truly able to live their best lives.

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Drew Scoggin

Assistant Director of Admissions (Yo hablo español)

scoggind@etown.edu |

Specialty Program(s): Athletics, HPAC Admissions Liaison, Mosaic Scholars Program, Multicultural Recruitment, Primary Care Medicine Program (PPP)


  • Berks County, PA
  • Bucks County, PA
  • Carbon County, PA
  • Lehigh County, PA
  • Monroe County, PA
  • Montgomery County, PA
  • Northampton County, PA
  • Pike County, PA
  • Schuylkill County, PA

Hometown: I was born in Annapolis, MD, but grew up in Lancaster County!

Educational Background: B.A. in International Relations and Spanish, Duquesne University

Favorite Food on Campus: My favorite food on campus is an Egg Jay, but anything you get will be great!

Hobbies/Activities: I enjoy hiking with my dog, Phillie, playing golf, and watching baseball!

Advice for a Future Blue Jay: Get involved on campus! There are a number of different ways to stay active and try new things. We have something for everybody!

Favorite Local Spot: The Conewago Trail – it’s a great place to get outside and walk by Conewago Creek!

Why I Love ܽƵ: Both ܽƵ and the surrounding community have the students’ best interest in mind, and work closely with the student body to make sure their experience as a Blue Jay is one they will truly enjoy.

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Sarah Hasenauer '21

Admissions Counselor

hasenauers@etown.edu |

Specialty Program(s): Occupational Therapy (OT), Law Early Admissions Program (LEAP)


  • Bradford County, PA
  • Cameron County, PA
  • Centre County, PA
  • Clarion County, PA
  • Clearfield County, PA
  • Clinton County, PA
  • Columbia County, PA
  • Crawford County, PA
  • Elk County, PA
  • Erie County, PA
  • Forest County, PA
  • Lackawanna County, PA
  • Luzerne County, PA
  • Lycoming County, PA
  • McKean County, PA
  • Mercer County, PA
  • Montour County, PA
  • Northumberland County, PA
  • Potter County, PA
  • Snyder County, PA
  • Sullivan County, PA
  • Susquehanna County, PA
  • Tioga County, PA
  • Union County, PA
  • Venango County, PA
  • Warren County, PA
  • Wayne County, PA
  • Wyoming County, PA

Hometown: Schuylkill Haven, PA

Educational Background: B.A. in Mass Communications from ܽƵ!

Favorite Food on Campus: Crispy Chicken Sandwich from the Jays Nest

Hobbies/Activities: I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, playing with my dog, Benny, and going to yoga and workout classes!

Advice for a Future Blue Jay: Give yourself grace. The transition to college can be scary and stressful, but once you build a routine and get involved in things you enjoy it will be easier and more fun!

Favorite Local Spot: Folklore

Why I Love ܽƵ: I love ܽƵ because it feels like home! With the small class sizes and plethora of options for student involvement, you’re sure to find your tribe and have a great college experience!

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Shakeem Manigault

Admissions Counselor

manigaults@etown.edu |

Specialty Program(s): Momentum Program, Events


  • Philadelphia County, PA
  • Southern NJ
    • Atlantic County, NJ
    • Burlington County, NJ
    • Camden County, NJ
    • Cape May County, NJ
    • Cumberland County, NJ
    • Gloucester County, NJ
    • Ocean County, NJ
    • Salem County, NJ

Hometown: Queens, NY

Educational Background: Economics major/Urban Studies minor at Queens College

Favorite Food on Campus: Pizza in the Marketplace

Hobbies/Activities: Family time, basketball, gaming, aquatics.

Advice for a Future Blue Jay: Look forward to your future but don’t forget to embrace today!

Favorite Local Spot: Whirligig/EVO

Why I Love ܽƵ: It’s a breath of fresh air from the city life with just enough happening to keep you engaged in the community.

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Sarah Sandberg

Admissions Counselor

sandbergs@etown.edu |

Specialty Program(s): Stamps Scholars Program, Honors Program, 3+2 B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Counseling Psychology (MCP) Pipeline Program


  • Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

Educational Background: I received my B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in Leadership from Susquehanna University and my M.A. in Community Social Psychology from UMass Lowell.

Favorite Food on Campus: Chicken Caesar Pita Pocket from the Jay's Nest

Hobbies/Activities: I spend my free time reading, knitting, watching women’s soccer, playing the ukulele, spending oodles of time with my friends and family, and drinking copious amounts of Dr. Pepper.

Advice for a Future Blue Jay: Be 100% authentically yourself because the people you meet and become friends with will love you based on your true self and not any preconceived notions.

Favorite Local Spot: Prussian Street Arcade and Good Day Coffee

Why I Love ܽƵ: I unabashedly believe in the motto of "Educate for Service." I believe that we should seek higher education not simply for the sake of gaining knowledge for ourselves, but to use what we learn to serve others and leave the world better than we found it. ܽƵ is devoted to fostering service-oriented individuals, which creates such a kind and encouraging environment. I love it here.

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Anna Tartline

Admissions Counselor (Yo hablo español)

tartlinea@etown.edu |

Specialty Program(s): International students, Undocumented/DACA students, Mosaic Scholars Program, Bonner Leader Program


  • Northern NJ
    • Bergen County, NJ
    • Essex County, NJ
    • Hudson County, NJ
    • Hunterdon County, NJ
    • Mercer County, NJ
    • Middlesex County, NJ
    • Monmouth County, NJ
    • Morris County, NJ
    • Passaic County, NJ
    • Somerset County, NJ
    • Sussex County, NJ
    • Union County, NJ
    • Warren County, NJ
  • Rockland County, NY
  • Westchester County, NY
  • New York City, NY
  • Long Island, NY

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA

Educational Background: B.A. in Sociology and Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies from the University of Richmond, VA.

Favorite Food on Campus: An egg jay on a bagel always hits the spot.

Hobbies/Activities: I am a hip hop dance teacher and also continue to take adult ballet and tap dance classes. I am also a singer and play piano, so I love all types of music and dance performances. I love to travel and participate in outdoor activities with my friends as well!

Advice for a Future Blue Jay: Be open-minded. Take advantage of every opportunity and experience, and don’t be afraid to ask for support when you need it!

Favorite Local Spot: Tres Hermanos- after living in Mexico for a year, Mexican food has gained a special place in my heart and stomach!

Why I Love ܽƵ: From the moment I stepped foot on campus, I felt at home. ܽƵ is a very supportive and kind place here to help you succeed!

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Lisa Souders

Visit Coordinator


Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee

Educational Background: Some college, but most of my education was from the US Air Force.

Favorite Food on Campus: Egg Jay with Sausage, Extra Cheese, and a crispy hashbrown – YUM!

Hobbies/Activities: Cooking, reading, golf, and TikTok

Advice for a Future Blue Jay: Check your email and respond!

Favorite Local Spot: Good Burrito and TJ Rockwells!

Why I Love ܽƵ: The town – it’s central to all other areas like Lancaster, Hershey, and Harrisburg. And it’s close to Philly, Jersey, New York, and Virginia. The College – the beautiful campus and the people; both staff and students. We’re a family and I love it!

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Sandra Glynn

Regional Recruiter - New England


Hometown: Portland, Maine

Educational Background: Casco Bay College

Favorite Food on Campus: Chicken Caeser Pita Pocket from Jays!

Hobbies/Activities: Walking and gardening

Advice for a Future Blue Jay: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. There are so many great support systems in place on campus.

Favorite Local Spot: WhirliGig Unique Boutiques in town!

Why I Love ܽƵ: Small, caring campus with many opportunities to "stretch your wings and fly!"

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Nate Webber

Regional Recruiter - New Jersey


Educational Background: 1987 Graduate - ܽƵ, 2003 Masters Degree in Education from Nova Southeastern University

Favorite Food on Campus: Anything at the Jay's Nest

Hobbies/Activities: Spending time with family, service opportunities in my Church, exercising and reading.

Advice for a Future Blue Jay: The ܽƵ Motto, "Educate for Service", is such an empowering lifelong purpose. Our Motto motivates each one of us to help and serve others. As you begin your ܽƵ Career, it is important to follow our motto, "Educate for Service".

Favorite Local Spot: WHISK. Great food and fellowship!

Why I Love ܽƵ: ܽƵ gave me the opportunity to grow in an inclusive environment. My time as a student at ܽƵ instilled strong values that have been with me throughout my life.

Graduate Assistant

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Brian Coletta '24

Graduate Assistant


Hometown: Green Brook, New Jersey

Educational Background: B.S. in Health Sciences from ܽƵ (2024) and current Master of Science in Occupational Therapy student at ܽƵ (2025)

Favorite Food on Campus: Southwestern Flatbread with crispy chicken from the Jay’s Nest!

Hobbies/Activities: Traveling (I studied abroad in Melbourne, Australia through ܽƵ!) , camping, biking, and hiking

Advice for a Future Blue Jay: I believe college is really what you make out of it, if a new opportunity arises, try it at least once. It may lead to a new friend or amazing job!

Favorite Local Spot: EVO206, one of our amazing coffee shops downtown, is my favorite place to meet with friends and do schoolwork!

Why I Love ܽƵ: I love ܽƵ for the close-knit community and endless opportunities to be involved in on campus.

Operations Team

Admissions Team

Amy Benowitz – Office Manager

Linda Kelly – Admissions Data Coordinator

Susan Mitchell – Records Coordinator

Annie Skrabak – Enrollment CRM Manager

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