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Contact

  • Office of Admissions

    • Muller Hall
    • tel: 888-WIDENER
    • fax: 610-499-4676

Meet the Admissions Staff



Courtney Kelly, Executive Director of Admissions

Courtney Kelly

chkelly@widener.edu

 

I joined the undergraduate admissions team at Widener University in September 2005, bringing with me five years of prior professional admissions experience. Every day, I am fortunate to witness Widener student success as a result of the University’s commitment to students. The combination of personal attention, academic excellence, and experiential learning transforms students and leads to remarkable outcomes.

In my role as an admissions professional, I enjoy counseling prospective students through the college search process and helping them to determine if Widener University will be a place where they can be a successful college student.

Hometown

Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania

Degrees

  • MEd, Counselor Education, Widener University, 2009
  • BA, Corporate Communications, Susquehanna University, 2000

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

I work with recruitment and enrollment initiatives of all freshmen, transfer, international and graduate students. I provide supportive leadership to a very talented and dedicated Admissions team, that keeps student success at the core of our goals and daily work.


Jason Britton, Director of Admissions

Freshman Admissions

Jason Britton

rjbritton@widener.edu

I joined the Widener team in the summer of 2005. Over the years, Widener has grown and expanded to include more programs and opportunities to suit a changing marketplace.  

Having the opportunity to work with students, staff, faculty, and other members of the Widener community keeps me informed about the latest interests and trends of today's college student. I look forward to seeing you on campus!

Hometown

New Freedom, Pennsylvania

Degrees

  • EdD, Higher Education Administration, Widener University, 2012
  • MEd, Communication Studies, West Chester University, 2001
  • BA, Marketing, West Chester University, 1999

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Chester County, PA (select schools).  I work with any and all students interested in taking the next step in the Widener admissions process.


Crina Drayer, Associate Director of Transfer Admissions

Transfer Admissions

Crina Drayer

cldrayer@widener.edu

I became part of Widener’s admissions team in the summer of 2016, with more than 9 years of professional experience in higher education, in both private and public sectors.  Widener fosters a welcoming atmosphere with a strong focus on student success.  Once you visit the beautiful campus and you learn about all the wonderful opportunities it has to offer, you come to realize that choosing Widener is the natural thing to do. 

Hometown

Bistrita, Romania

Degrees

  • MEd, Higher Education Administration, Temple University, 2012
  • BA, Geography and English Language and Literature, Babes Balyai University, RO, 1999

Geographic / Other Responsibilities 

I manage recruitment and enrollment of transfer students.  I am also the liaison with the community colleges in the Philadelphia area and beyond.


Lauren Haley, Associate Director of Admissions

lauren haley

lamorrison@widener.edu

I attended Widener as an undergraduate student, and enjoyed it so much that I began working in the Admissions Office after graduation. Years later, I'm still here because of the friendly atmosphere at Widener and that close-knit community feel that is so great to find in a university. It's a small school with all of the opportunities of a larger one. In 2009, I graduated from Widener again by earning my master's degree in educational counseling.

Hometown

Middletown, Pennsylvania 

Degrees

  • MEd, Educational Counseling, Widener University, 2009
  • BS, Marketing Management, Widener University, 2002

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Atlantic and Ocean Counties in New Jersey. Widener Day and Accepted Student Day Coordinator. Travel coordinator. Liaison with the School of Engineering.


Laura Strickland, Assistant Director of Multicultural Admissions

Laura Strickland

lmstrickland@widener.edu

I joined the Admissions team here at Widener University in the fall of 2014 coming with more than 5 years of experience in higher education. I understand the importance of mastering my own performance in order to have a positive impact on each individual student throughout their educational journey and beyond. My previous experiences as a student of color who attended diverse institutions gives me a genuine connection with today's underrepresented student populations ensuring that the necessary guidance, tools, and resources to be successful are available. 

Widener's strong commitment to diversity makes my role as Multicultural Recruiter all the more meaningful and rewarding.

Hometown

East Orange, New Jersey

Degrees

  • MS, Higher Education- Specializing in Leadership for Student Success, Walden University, 2013
  • BA, English, Kutztown University, 2006

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Philadelphia, Delaware County, and public schools within the state of Delaware. Admissions liaison with the Office of Multicultural Affairs, School of Nursing, Student Life, and the PSC/Bonner program.


Pam Swope, Assistant Director of Admissions

Ed Wright

pnswope@widener.edu

I started working at Widener in January of 2015, and have now been in the Admissions field for 5 years. Widener is a friendly and welcoming environment that could be the perfect fit for you, just like it is for me! The best way to get to know us is to visit our beautiful campus. There are many options that will fit your schedule, click here to see all of your options. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the Admissions process, Widener's opportunities, or general questions!  We hope to see you on campus soon! 

Hometown

Reading, Pennsylvania

Degrees

  • BA, Art Education, Albright College, 2011

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Berks and Bucks Counties with parts of Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania.  Supervisor of the P.A.W.s Pride Ambassadors of Widener (Student Tour Guides)


Ryan Mignone, Assistant Director of Admissions

Chris May

 

rdmignone@widener.edu

I joined the Widener team in the fall of 2015. I encourage you to browse our website and check out the wonderful opportunities at Widener. With more than 60 majors to choose from and over 80 clubs and organizations to join, there’s something for everyone. Fun fact – Widener is home to an observatory with a telescope. During the fall and spring semesters public telescope viewing sessions are offered every Monday at twilight and star-gazing the first Friday evening of the month.

Hometown

Voorhees, New Jersey

Degrees

  • MEd, School Counseling, Wilmington University, 2012
  • BA, History/Journalism, University of Delaware, 2004

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia.  Liaison to the School of Human Service Professions (Pre-Physical Therapy), the Center for Education, and the Sciences. 


Sagar Patel, Assistant Director of Admissions

spatel@widener.edusagar patel

I joined the undergraduate admissions team at Widener University in November 2016. Having graduated from Widener University, I strongly believe that Widener's personal approach to education is one where a student will thrive both in and out of the classroom. Widener offers many opportunities to succeed not only in the classroom but outside as well. With over 80 clubs and organizations to join, there is something for everyone. Hope to see you on campus!

Hometown

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Degrees

  • BA, Psychology, Widener University, 2016

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Long Island, North New Jersey, and Central New Jersey. Admissions liaison with the Humanities and Social Sciences departments.


Logan Duffie, Assistant Director of Admissions

laduffie@widener.edulogan duffie

I joined the undergraduate admissions team at Widener University in October 2016, bringing with me five years of prior professional admissions experience. As a proud graduate of Ursinus College, I have developed a true appreciation for the small, tight-knit community, and Widener certainly fits that mold. Widener's dedication to access, civic engagement, and leadership is what makes Widener such a special place!

Hometown

Media, Pennsylvania

Degrees

  • BA, Business and Economics, Ursinus College, 2011

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

Lancaster County, Montgomery County, and select schools in Delaware County, PA, along with the state of Connecticut. I also serve as the as the admissions liaison for the Center for Hospitality Management and Exploratory Studies program.


Rahel Teklegiorgis, System Administrator

Rahel Teklegiorgis

 

rtteklegiorgis@widener.edu

I find great satisfaction from helping students align their talents with a profession they'll love.  Widener prepares students to become industry leaders. I'm very proud to be a part of the Widener Pride and assist students as they prepare for successful and gratifying careers!

Hometown

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Degrees

  • BA, Corporate Communications, Penn State University, 2010

Geographic / Other Responsibilities

I oversee the system operations for the Admissions team. This includes our student database and online application.


Chris May, Systems Coordinator

Chris May

 

csmay@widener.edu

I began my career with Widener in the spring of 1997. As I look back I am amazed to see the changes that have taken place over the years not only with the beautification of the campus itself but also the academic and community service side as well.

 

 

Hometown

Chester Township, Pennsylvania

Degree

BA, Liberal Arts, Widener University, 2013 




Mary Rondolone

Mary Rondolone, Freshman Admissions

Wanita Cox

Wanita Cox, Freshman Admissions

Jackie Young

Jackie Young, International Admissions

Pat Heckman

Pat Heckman, Transfer Student Admissions

Mary Mercado

Mary Mercado, Receptionist