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Meet Our Team
Meet Our Team
Vice President for Enrollment Management
firstname.lastname@example.org | 440-646-8114 | Mullen 218
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Best part of your job: Watching students you met in their high schools walk across the commencement stage.
Favorite place on campus: The many green spaces on campus and the rose gardens on the quad.
How can students make the most of their campus visits?: Spend time on your own while on campus and stop students along the way to ask them what they love most about Ursuline. Their answers will amaze you and you will be sure they are never scripted.
Favorite thing to do in Cleveland: I love the West Side Market and the blending of the many nationalities, food and culture that you will find there.
Admission Counselor and Coordinator of Campus Visits
email@example.com | 440-684-6047 | Mullen 219A
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Best part of your job: Being able to talk to students, share some of my experiences and spark their interest in college.
Favorite place on campus: The Fashion hallway in Dauby. I love seeing the seasonal mannequin outfit changes and the new projects students are working on.
One piece of advice for prospective students: Be sure to visit campus! It helps you to visualize whether you can see yourself living, studying, and being apart of the Ursuline College Community.
Best gift I’ve ever received: A cruise vacation. I LOVE traveling.
Associate Director of Admissions and Operations
firstname.lastname@example.org | 440-646-8363 | Mullen 221A
Hometown: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Best part of your job: Watching students get excited about their future!
Favorite place on campus: The patio outside of Pilla
How can students make the most of their campus visits?: There is no dumb question, ask them all!
Favorite thing to do in Cleveland: I have many favorite things, it’s hard to choose just one! However, the Metro Parks and Lake Erie beaches are a great place to explore!
Admission Counselor and Coordinator of Engagement
email@example.com | 440-646-8366 | Mullen 220A
Hometown: Brecksville, OH
Best part of your job: Getting to meet and learn about new prospective students!
Favorite place on campus: The patio outside of Pilla.
One piece of advice for prospective students: This is your time to decide how you want your life as an adult to begin. Finding a college that you love is the first major step, and you will know when you find the right fit!
Favorite thing to do in Cleveland: Experiencing the downtown atmosphere. From the sporting events, to the restaurants, to the theatre district, there is truly something for everyone!
Emily K. Haggerty
Associate Director of Admission and Recruitment
firstname.lastname@example.org | 440-684-6107 | Mullen 220B
Hometown: Tiffin, OH
Best part of your job: Feeling the excitement of future students when they are attending an event on campus!
Favorite place on campus: Oddly specific…the top of the stairs as you are leaving the quad. At dusk, the view of Lake Elissa and the setting sun is just stunning!
What would you say to a student that isn’t sure if Ursuline is the right place for them?: Talk to your counselor! We are here to help. We want to answer all your questions so that you can make an informed decision.
Favorite thing to do in Cleveland: Eat! Especially at all the festivals and events around town.
Sam K. Hamilton ’15
Assistant Director of Admission, Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment
email@example.com | 440-646-8117 | Mullen 219B
Hometown: Adrian, MI
Best part of your job: Helping students find their fit!
Favorite place on campus: The Labyrinth. It was the start and end to my journey as an Ursuline Student – from Convocation to Graduation.
One piece of advice for prospective students: Ask questions! Our goal is to make sure that you are headed to the best place, for you. The best way we can is by getting to know you, and your questions.
Favorite thing to do in Cleveland: Walk around the different sites. Some of the highlights are: The West Side Market, Cleveland Flea, and The Christmas Story House.
Melissa Rickey, M.A.Ed
Graduate Admission Counselor
firstname.lastname@example.org | 440-646-8119 | Mullen 130
Hometown: Hartville/Uniontown, Ohio
Best part of your job: Meeting new graduate students and helping them navigate into a program at Ursuline and graduate with a degree they are passionate about!
Favorite place on campus: I have 2: Sitting on the patio outside Besse Library for lunch or watching wildlife on Lake Elissa.
One piece of advice for prospective students: Enjoy the time you are working on your Master’s degree at Ursuline College. It will go fast! Also, balance school with work and family. It’s important to give yourself a life outside of your coursework to be well-rounded.
Favorite thing to do in Cleveland: Check out new experiences, such as parks, community concerts, restaurants, and cheer on the Cleveland sports teams with friends and family!
Melanie M. Steele, MBA
Director of Graduate Admission
email@example.com | 440-646-8146 | Mullen 130
Hometown: Mentor, OH
Best part of your job: Working with our graduate students! It’s very rewarding to help them advance in their career through education.
Favorite place on campus: I love the Pilla Dining Hall. It’s a great place to grab lunch and catch up with friends.
One piece of advice for prospective students: Don’t rush through your master’s degree! Take your time and enjoy the process. You’ll look back and think, “I did it!”
Favorite thing to do in Cleveland: Visiting the West Side Market.
Ursuline College Accelerated Program (UCAP)
firstname.lastname@example.org | 440-684-6059 | Mullen 130
Hometown: Seville, OH
Best part of your job: Watching new students get excited for their first class.
Favorite place on campus: The library!
What is one piece of advice you have for students as they start their college search?: Ask questions and don’t be afraid to let us know if you don’t understand something we have explained. Choosing a school that is the best fit for you is an important decision and no question is a stupid question!
One fun fact about me: I enjoy traveling and have visited Jamaica and Scotland. Next year I will be adding South Korea to my travel bucket list!
Director, Ursuline College Accelerated Program
email@example.com | 440-684-6129 | Mullen 302
Hometown: Cleveland Heights, OH
Best part of your job: Graduation. There is no greater joy to me than seeing students that I’ve worked with walk across the stage to receive their diploma.
Favorite place on campus: You can’t beat the patio outside Pilla.
What is one piece of advice you have for students as they start their college search?: Ask lots of questions so you can make an informed decision. If it’s the right campus for you, you will know.
Favorite thing to do in Cleveland: Whether you like indoor or outdoor activities, there is always something fun to do in Cleveland!
firstname.lastname@example.org | 440-449-5354 | Mullen 130
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Best part of your job: Helping students reach their educational goals and celebrating with them at graduation.
Favorite place on campus: On one of the benches outside looking out at Lake Elissa reading a book.
What do you want students to know about your program?: UCAP is the perfect program for adults students who have been away from college for a while. The 5-week sessions, one night a week (or online classes) make it possible for students to be successful at work, at home and in school.
Best gift you’ve ever received: A plane ticket from my children to Hawaii to visit my younger daughter when she lived there (total surprise!).
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Area of Specialty: Student Loans
email@example.com | 440-646-8309 | Mullen 205A
Hometown: Warren, MI
Best part of your job: Seeing students I have worked with at Commencement.
Favorite place on campus: The Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery
What financial aid advice would you give to a new student?: Borrow responsibly!
One fun fact about me: I left Ursuline College to work in Seattle and exactly 2 years later, I came back!
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Area of Specialty: Verification, State Grants, NFLP and Work Study
firstname.lastname@example.org | 440-646-8309 | Mullen 204A
Hometown: Painesville, OH
Best part of your job: I love meeting with students and their families to help guide them through the financial aid process.
Favorite place on campus: Pilla! It is always nice to walk across campus and enjoy lunch in the dining hall or atrium.
Financial Aid Advice?: Start your financial aid applications early and do not be afraid to come see us or ask questions.
Favorite childhood movie: Any Disney movie! (I still love them!)
Mary Lynn Perri
Assistant Dean, Enrollment Management and Financial Aid Operations
email@example.com | 440-646-8309 | Mullen 205
Hometown: Lyndhurst, OH
Best part of your job: Seeing students walk across the stage at graduation!
Favorite place on campus: Anywhere on campus with a view of Lake Elissa-it’s beautiful!
What advice would you give to a student new to the financial aid process?: Don’t be afraid to ask for help or ask questions once you arrive on campus-we are all here to help!
Favorite Dessert: Crème Brulee.
Associate Director of Financial Aid
Area of Specialty: Appeals and Satisfactory Progress
firstname.lastname@example.org | 440-646-8309| Mullen 204B
Hometown: Salineville, OH
Best part of your job: Seeing students succeed despite hardships.
Favorite place on campus: Pilla-The Grille has the most delicious buffalo chicken sandwiches! Don’t forget the pickle!
What advice would you give to a student new to the financial aid process?: Complete the financial aid process early, including looking for outside scholarships. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions. We are here to help you through the process.
Best gift you ever received: My son recently purchased a beautiful Michael Kors purse for me, for no reason!
Executive Assistant, Admission Office Coordinator
email@example.com | 440-646-8115 | Mullen 218
Hometown: Wickliffe, OH
Best part of your job: Absolutely everything! Ursuline College is my Emerald City.
Favorite place on campus: The Strawbridge Board Room. Great brainstorming and strategy sessions take place in this room helping to build upon Ursuline’s wonderful character.
What’s one piece of advice you have for students as they start their college search?: Begin the process of preparing for college early within your junior year of high school. Then, enjoy the journey as you seek your final destination in the outstanding world of higher education.
Best gift I’ve ever received: My four amazing daughters whose birth years span four decades; 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, and 2000.
Processing Center Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org | 440-646-8365 | Mullen 217
Hometown: Eastlake, OH
Best part of your job: Putting Admission Packets together for new students.
Favorite place on campus: The Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery.
What would you say to a student that isn’t sure if Ursuline is the right place for them?: Do you want to be known as student #37689 or by your name? If you’re looking for small classes along with a great community of supporters, Ursuline’s your right place.
Favorite childhood movie: The Wiz.