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Contact Your Admissions Counselor

Contact Your Admissions Counselor

Our staff is passionate about Chestnut Hill College and dedicated to help you through every step of the application process. We are here to answer your questions and welcome you to our cherished community at Chestnut Hill. Our counselors each represent specific territories of the U.S. and counties within Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Please check out their bios to make sure you contact the counselor best suited to serve you!

For General Information

Contact admissions@chc.edu or call  215-248-7001 or 800-248-0052

Jacqueline Trujillo

Jacqueline Trujillo

Assistant Director of Admissions
215-248-7072

Territories: Alaska, Connecticut, Washington DC, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming, Vermont

PA Counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Bedford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Montgomery, Perry, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland

Educational background:

B.M., Music Performance-Chestnut Hill College

M.S., Administration of Human Services-Chestnut Hill College

Why I chose Chestnut Hill College:  
Chestnut Hill is home away from home. My undergraduate experience shaped me into the person I am today. I hope to help others become a part of the CHC family!

Chestnut Hill College fun fact: 
CHC is an All-Steinway School. Steinway artists from around the world give annual concerts that are open to the public here on campus!

Favorite spot on campus: 
Definitely the observatory! What is more magical than viewing the stars from more than 6 stories in the air?

Johnny Myers

Johnny Myers

Admissions Counselor
215-242-7708

Territories: Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah

PA Counties: Columbia, Delaware, Lehigh, Lycoming, Montour, Northcumberland, Schuylkill, Snyder, Tioga, Union, Chester, York, Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming, Franklin, Juniata, Centre, Clinton, Mifflin

Educational Background:

B.A. in Writing with a minor in Theater - Cabrini University

What I love about CHC:

The campus is gorgeous. I really admire working in such a beautiful environment!

What makes CHC special?:

Everybody here is so genuine! There is an incredibly strong sense of community here at CHC.

My advice to anyone applying to CHC:

Don’t underestimate the power of a campus tour! They are the best way to determine if a school is the right fit for you!

Shanty Panza

Shanty Panza '19

Admissions Counselor
215-248-7002

Territories: Louisiana, New York, Texas, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

PA Counties: Philadelphia

Educational background:

B.A. in International Relations and Political Science- Chestnut Hill College

My advice to Chestnut Hill College students:

Get involved as much as you can and step out of your comfort zone! You never know who you will meet or the opportunities you can have! There are so many clubs and organizations on campus, take advantage!

What I love about CHC:

The small and tight-knit community feel. Everyone on campus is so willing to give a helping hand to anyone. You truly feel at home here.

Some fun facts about you:
I lived in Paris, France for 7 months through a study abroad program at CHC! It was a life changing experience that I recommend doing.

Favorite spot on campus:
The art studio! It is on the fifth floor of St. Joe’s hall and has the most beautiful lighting and view. Perfect spot to be at peace and get inspired.

Kate D'Ascenzo, M.S.W.

Assistant Director of Admissions
215-248-7007

Territories: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, New Jersey, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Rhode Island

NJ Counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, Salem, Mercer, Monmouth

PA Counties: Lancaster, Lebanon

Educational Background:

B.S.W., Bachelor of Social Work – Providence College

M.S.W., Master of Social Work – Rhode Island College

What I love about CHC:

Campus is always so active and lively! Between all the sporting events and student activities, campus is always buzzing with excitement!

What makes CHC special?:

Chestnut Hill College is such a close and welcoming community. Everywhere you look, there is always a helping hand and a friendly smile. The relationships you form here are genuine and authentic.

My advice to anyone applying to CHC:

Don’t get overwhelmed by the college search process! There is a lot of new information, but your Admissions Counselor is here to help you each step of the way. Give us a call, we love to talk all things CHC! Once a Griffin, get involved and try new things! Stepping outside your comfort zone can be nerve-wracking at first but enjoy the wide range of clubs, activities, and involvement opportunities CHC has to offer!

Darian Leader, M.S. '14

Director of Transfer Admissions
First Floor Fournier Hall
215-248-7003

Educational background

M.S., Administration of Human Services-Chestnut Hill College

Why I choose Chestnut Hill College:  
I chose Chestnut Hill College to earn my Master’s Degree in Administration of Human Services because of the hands-on classroom environment and dedicated Faculty! I love welcoming new transfer students to CHC because there is nothing more gratifying than seeing a student find the perfect place to expand their knowledge, ask questions and explore their potential! As a transfer student joining the Griffin family, you’re not late to the game, you’re just in time and we’ve been waiting for you!

Chestnut Hill College fun fact: 
Over one-third of the incoming student population is made up of fantastically diverse transfer students!

Favorite campus event: 
Accepted Student Day! The excitement on the faces of hundreds of new Griffins is a beautiful thing!

Iris Lieberman

Iris Lieberman

Transfer Admissions Counselor
215-242-7753

Educational Background

B.A. in Psychology ’02 Hofstra University

M.S. in School Counseling ’05 CW Post-Long Island University

Why I chose Chestnut Hill College:

 From the moment I stepped on campus, I felt a sense of community and family. Everyone seemed so warm and inviting, both students and staff.

Favorite CHC spot:

 The Fitness Center

My advice to incoming or present CHC students:

“Be your own best advocate”

Ann Liberona

Ann Liberona

Director of Global Education
Fournier Hall (Clement Hall), Room 379
215-242-7989

Educational Background:

B.A.,English - University of Wisconsin-Madison

M.A., English - Arcadia University

What I love about Chestnut Hill College:

I love the true family atmosphere. Everyone knows each other, and more importantly, everyone’s doors are always open to help with anything you may need.

My advice to anyone who’s applying:

Stop by and meet with the staff. We are all happy to help with the admissions process and we love to meet our students.

Moira Barrett

Moira Barrett

Applications Manager
Ground Floor Fournier Hall
215-242-7703

Educational background
B.A., Art History - Temple University

M.S., Administration of Human Services-Chestnut Hill College

What I love about Chestnut Hill College:  
I love the personal investment of faculty, staff and administrators in each student here. There are no issues too big or too small that they aren’t willing to get involved with and help

My advice to anyone who's applying:  
Don’t become overwhelmed! There is a lot to take in during a college search so rely on your admissions counselor to help guide you through this process, that’s what they are there for!

How my background meets my career at CHC
I spent time working with prospective students as an undergraduate and loved being a part of the admissions process. Being there with students as they take their first steps into college is incredibly rewarding!

Steph Williams

Stephanie Williams, '07

Prospect Communication Coordinator
Ground Floor Fournier Hall
215-248-7006

Educational background
B.A., Psychology-Chestnut Hill College

Why I chose Chestnut Hill College:
I was recruited to play on the inaugural soccer team and be part of the first co- educational class (2003). I wanted to be part of the college's history!

What makes CHC special: 
Small school... second family!

My advice to incoming students
Get involved! Don't limit yourself. Be willing to step outside your comfort zone!