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Michael A. Post

Vice President for Enrollment Management
Phone: 800-448-4347
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 is responsible for providing leadership to the division of enrollment management.

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.

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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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Michelle O'Donnell

Associate Director of Admissions
Phone: 800-448-4347
Recruitment Area: 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 now coordinates our communications and social media strategies.

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.

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Mark Wagoner

Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: 800-448-4347
Recruitment Area: Maryland (Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Washington counties, Baltimore city, and Maryland's eastern shore), Homeschool students
View our college fairs list to meet Mark!
Hometown: Vineland, NJ

Bio: Hailing from New Jersey, Mark attended Mount St. Mary's University and graduated in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in history. A huge sports fan, Mark especially likes the Phillies, Eagles, and Flyers. Mark also enjoys anything associated with nerd culture, find the newest "hole in the wall" restaurant, and collecting baseball cards.

Favorite spot on campus: Patriot Hall because it is the central hub of the university-everyone has to eat, right? The buffalo chicken wraps are out of this world!

When visiting the Mount, Mark says you shouldn't miss... All of the athletic facilities at the ARCC, including fitness center training rooms, pool, track, basketball courts, racquetball, and tennis courts! The ARCC has everything you need to stay fit, and all of the facilities are available to Mount students!

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Caroline Kenwell

Admissions Counselor
Phone: 800-448-4347
Recruitment Area: Maryland (Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince Georges, St. Mary's counties), Virginia, Washington D.C.
View college fairs list to meet Caroline!
Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Bio: Caroline graduated in 2010 and earned her masters of arts degree in teaching in 2012 (both from the Mount) then returned to her mountain home as an Admissions Counselor in 2013. As an undergrad, she studied and lived abroad in Sydney, Australia. Backpacking through New Zealand was one of the most amazing experiences of her life, and she can't wait to do it again! Caroline is also a huge music fan, so in her free time, she makes mixes for her friends.

Favorite spot on campus: The Grotto is her favorite spot on campus, and it has been since she arrived on campus as an undergrad in 2006! She loves the way the Mount frames St. Joseph's valley - you can stand in the silence and take in the vista.

When visiting the Mount, Caroline says you must see... A game at Waldron Stadium! Being a big sports fan, she absolutely loves to cheer on her fellow Mounties while enjoying the beautiful landscape!

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Matthew Mastromatteo

Admissions Counselor
Phone: 800-448-4347
Recruitment Area: Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, all states outside the mid-Atlantic region
View our college fairs list to meet Matt!
Hometown: Absecon, NJ

Bio: Matt graduated from Mount St. Mary's University in 2013 with a bachelor of arts degree in fine arts, theatre, and music. Shortly before graduating, he was offered a job in the Admissions Office. He enjoys staying active with theatre in the D.C. metro area, reading, and hanging out with family and friends.

Favorite spot at the Mount: After being a student in the Visual and Performing Arts department for four years, Matt loves spending time in and around the newly-renovated Delaplaine Fine Arts Center. It is a great place to make memories, see a show or art exhibition, and hear from great music.

When visiting the Mount, Matt says you shouldn't miss... the food, especially the cookies! Grab lunch and spend some time in Patriot Hall, where, as a student, Matt found that you can really see the Mount community at large!

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Theresa Mahoney

New York Metro Regional Coordinator
Phone: 516-796-0723
Recruitment Area: New York
View college fairs list to meet Theresa!
Hometown: Wantagh, NY

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

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Breanna Echelmeier

Admissions Coordinator
Phone: 800-448-4347
Recruitment Area: Founder's Scholarship competition and all additional university scholarships
Hometown: Elysburg, PA

Bio: Breanna joined the staff in July 2008 after graduating from Susquehanna University with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a minor in music performance. She coordinates all scholarships, including the Founder's Scholarship competition. She enjoys spending time with her husband (Dave) and her Cairn Terriers (Ruby and Buster). Breanna is also a member of The Harrisburg Singers.

Favorite spot on campus: The Grotto. We are so blessed to have the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes on our campus. It is a beautiful place year-round. I also enjoy having lunch on Founder's Plaza on a sunny day!

When visiting the Mount, Breanna says you shouldn't miss... Meeting members of the Mount community! Everyone is so friendly, welcoming, and helpful.

 
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