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Michael A. Post

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Hometown: West Chester, PA

Bio: After graduating from Mount St. Mary's University with a BS in Psychology, Michael went on to earn his MS in Counseling from Shippensburg University in PA. Michael joined the Mount Admissions Office in 2008 after working as the Mount's Dean of Students. Now, he serves as the chief undergraduate enrollment planner and chief student affairs officer, and is responsible for providing leadership to the division of enrollment management and student affairs.

Favorite spot on campus: The Grotto at the top of our mountain. Michael has traveled to many locations, and he has yet to find a more peaceful and faith-filled setting.

When visiting The Mount, Michael recommends you... Say hello to everyone you see! You'll see for yourself that we are exactly who we say we are - a family.

Eric Danielson

Director of Admissions
Phone: 800-448-4347
Bio: Eric graduated from Gettysburg College in 2004 with a degree in Classical Studies. Before joining The Mount, he worked for over ten years at St. Bonaventure University, where he also completed a master's degree. Eric is excited to be back in the area and, along with his wife and son, lives in Mont Alto, PA.

Favorite spot on campus: Bradley Hall - the home of the Admissions Office!

When visiting The Mount, Eric recommends... wearing comfortable shoes so that you can explore the entire beautiful campus.

Mary Catherine James

Mary Catherine James

Senior Associate Director of Admissions/Transfer Coordinator
Phone: 800-448-4347
Recruitment Area: Transfer students

Bio: Mary Catherine joined the Admissions Office in 1998 and especially enjoys working with transfer students. She lives in Gettysburg with her husband and two children.

Favorite spot on campus: Standing on Echo Field, looking up at the Seminary on a beautiful, clear, crisp fall day - it's an inspirational view!

When visiting The Mount, Mary Catherine recommends you see... The Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, and make sure you stay for Mass!

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Erin Emory

Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: 800-448-4347
Recruitment Area: Maryland (Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Montgomery, and Washington counties) & Virginia
Hometown: Fairfield, PA

Bio: Erin grew up near the Mount community, often attending Mass and cheering on the basketball team. In 2013, she earned a bachelor of arts degree from American University in international studies, focusing on global environmental policy. Shortly after graduating, Erin happily returned to The Mount community when she was offered a position in the Admissions Office. In her free time, Erin enjoys hiking in nearby Catoctin Mountain Park and volunteering at local farmers markets.

Favorite spot on campus: The Science Building! Erin loves seeing the solar charging station in front of the building, as well as the students and faculty coming together through science and innovation.

When visiting The Mount, Erin recommends you ... Attend an athletic event! The amazing school spirit at the Mount is something you need to experience firsthand.


Katie Sukeena

Admissions Counselor
Phone: 800-448-4347
Recruitment Area: Maryland's eastern shore (Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Worcester, & Wicomico counties), Pennsylvania, & Delaware
Hometown: Glenside, PA

Bio: Katie earned her bachelor of arts degree in communications from Mount St. Mary's University. Shortly after graduation, she returned to The Mount to start a full-time position in the Admissions Office. She is happy to be back at her mountain home, and in her free time, Katie loves watching chick flicks, traveling with old friends, and listening to country music.

Favorite spot on campus: The residential quad outside of the apartments and Sheridan Hall on a nice day is always booming with campus life. It is a great spot to get some studying done, play a little beach volleyball, or just relax with friends.

When visiting The Mount, Katie says you shouldn't miss... stopping in Patriot Hall for one of Miss Bessie's famous cookies! Just one bite, and you won't want to leave!


Maria McIntyre

Admissions Counselor
Phone: 800-448-4347
Recruitment Area: Maryland (Prince George's county); New Jersey, Washington, D.C., all states outside of the mid-Atlantic region, & international students
Hometown: Somerville, NJ

Bio: Originally from northern New Jersey, Maria comes from a big family and enjoys meeting new people and trying new things. She graduated from Mount St. Mary's University in 2015 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. In her free time, Maria enjoys reading, yoga, drinking tea, and discussing politics.

Favorite spot on campus: Definitely the Grotto! Maria describes it as one of the most peaceful places she has been been. Not to mention, it's a great work-out taking the stairs on the way up!

When visiting The Mount, Maria recommends you... have lunch in Patriot Hall! There is no better place to get a feel for the inclusive atmosphere and campus. She guarantees that after having a delicious meal and meeting some of our current students, you will understand what makes The Mount so special. 

Josh Karlheim

Admissions Counselor
Phone: 800-448-4347
Recruitment Area: Maryland (Baltimore City & Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Charles, Harford, Howard, and St. Mary's counties)
Hometown: Fairfield, PA

Bio: Josh graduated from Mount St. Mary's University in 2016 with a B.S. in Business and a B.A. in Communication. He chose The Mount because he was amazed by the natural beauty of the campus and welcoming atmosphere. He is happy to be back in the Admissions Office to share The Mount's mission with prospective students. In his free time, Josh enjoys playing baseball, visiting sports venues, watching adventure movies, and writing.

Favorite spot on campus: Founder's Plaza - This is the central spot of The Mount filled with campus life, especially when the weather is nice. It is a great place to study, eat lunch, and catch up with friends. It is also where major events are held, like the annual crab feast and outdoor concerts!

When visiting The Mount, Josh recommends you... listen to the music chiming from the Grotto five minutes before every hour. You will definitely feel at home when you hear the sound and watch our students walk to the next class or activity on our beautiful campus!


Theresa Mahoney

New York Metro Regional Coordinator
Phone: 516-796-0723
Recruitment Area: New York
Hometown: Wantagh, NY

Bio: Theresa has served as the New York Metro Regional Coordinator since 2008. She and her husband, Kevin, have two children: Jimmy, a recent Mount grad, and Quinn, who is a Mount student. Theresa is often on campus for Admissions events and to bring Quinn care packages.

Favorite spot on campus: Founder's Plaza during the first weekend in June at Alumni Reunion Weekend! Hundreds of Mounties of all ages come back to this big annual event. When asked what first attracted them to The Mount campus, many say "There's just something about The Mount!" It is truly a special place.

When visiting The Mount, Theresa recommends... Admiring the beautiful land with its gorgeous foliage and lovely spots to sit alone or with friends!


Michelle O'Donnell

Associate Director of Admissions
Phone: 800-448-4347
Recruitment Area: Homeschool students & communications and marketing sequence
Hometown: Red Lion, PA

Bio: Michelle earned her bachelor of arts degree (English with secondary education certification) and masters of business administration degree from Mount St. Mary's University. Two days before her undergraduate graduation, she was offered a job with the Admissions Office and happily joined the staff. Michelle coordinates our communications and social media strategies, and she also enjoys helping homeschool students learn more about The Mount!

Favorite spot on campus: The Admissions Office, of course! Michelle encourages you to meet our Admissions team and tour our beautiful mountain campus with one of our friendly Mount Ambassadors.

When visiting The Mount, Michelle recommends you see... One of our Division I sports teams in action! Our facilities are amazing, and the Mount is known for its school spirit!

Edward Wright

Associate Director of Admissions
Phone: 800-448-4347
Recruitment Area: On-campus programs and daily tour experiences
Hometown: Hazleton, PA

Bio: Originally from the Pocono Mountains of PA, Eddie attended The Mount for his undergraduate studies and majored in sociology/criminal justice and theology. He received his master's degree in college student personnel administration from Canisius College and after three years, he returned to The Mount to share his experiences with high school students. Eddie lives in East Berlin, PA, with his wife (Jen) and two puppies (Atiele and Misty).

Favorite spot on campus: The built-in BBQ pits in the apartment quad.

When visiting The Mount, Eddie recommends you... Walk around and see how many people stop and ask you if you need help finding something. Our community is close-knit and willing to answer questions from any visitors.

Chrissy Berenato

Graduate Assistant
Phone: 800-448-4347

Bio: Chrissy graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in May 2016 with a degree in media and professional communications, and is currently working on her MBA from The Mount. In her free time, she likes to scrapbook, play guitar, cook, and travel. Mount tradition runs in her blood, as both of Chrissy's parents and many uncles graduated from MSMU. She is excited to get to experience the family atmosphere for herself!

When visiting The Mount, Chrissy recommends you... check out the timeline between Patriot Hall and the McGowan Center! It's Chrissy's favorite spot on campus. The rich and diverse history of The Mount is simply amazing and breathtaking!

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