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!
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Pamela Guzman, M.S.
Pam’s passion for Higher Education was ignited by the difficulties faced navigating the college search process as a first-generation immigrant. Her goal is to create access, equity, and inclusion in higher education spaces and has been able to do that in various roles through her career as Multicultural Recruiter at Cabrini University, Assistant Director of Regional Recruitment at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and now as Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Chestnut Hill College.
Pam’s favorite part about working at CHC is having the opportunity to impact students’ lives indirectly - “working at a mission-driven institution allows me to share opportunities with students that will transform their heart and mind.”
When she is not working, Pam enjoys traveling, restaurant hopping, and dancing. She has been to multiple countries in Europe and Latin America and aspires to live in Europe one day!
Education: B.A Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, MS, Organizational Leadership, Cabrini University
Chanel Young is the Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Chestnut Hill College. She has an array of experience in different sectors within the higher education field. Chanel is a native of Philadelphia, an alumna of Philadelphia High School for Girls, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. Chanel’s passion for helping others and intangible spirit has led her to want to impact students' lives and help them succeed in college. She works with prospective first-year students interested in starting their college journey and ensuring they finish to obtain their degree. What Chanel loves about CHC is the sense of belonging and community created when you walk through the doors. The faculty, staff, and students make you feel like you are a part of a family. She highly recommends if you are looking for a home away from home, then CHC “The Hill” is the place for you. In Chanel’s free time, she loves to try new restaurants, travel, go bowling, sing karaoke, and enjoys mystery and true crime shows. She also is a huge football fan and loves when she has a chance to see her favorite team in person, the EAGLES! Education: Chanel has a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Ethnic Studies from Shippensburg University and an M.Ed in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs from Temple University.
Julia Dugan, M.Ed.
Julia graduated from Temple University with her BA in Sociology and M.Ed. in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies. Julia is originally from Baltimore County, MD and loves working with students from Maryland and beyond. Her favorite part of Philadelphia is seeing concerts at Lincoln Financial Field and The Met. Having lived in the city for over 6 years, she recommends students branching outside of campus to see all the great opportunities Philly has to offer! Her favorite part about CHC is the unique experience of going to a small school with a tight-knit community that is also so close to all the activities Center City Philadelphia has to offer!
Michelle Williams, M.A.
I am a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, BA in Fashion Design and Merchandising and Southern New Hampshire University, MA in Communications. I am new to the world of higher ed and have enjoyed my time at CHC thus far. I would recommend CHC because Chestnut Hill College gives students the best of both worlds, academically and personally. We are a small school and students benefit greatly from the small class sizes and the 1:1 attention given from both professors and academic advisors alike. Our campus is within close proximity to stadiums, restaurants, nature trails, and many more local activities. The campus is on a SEPTA bus route which makes coming and going easy.
I am originally from Abington, PA and primarily work with students from all parts of New Jersey. Outside of work you can find me running after a very active and talkative two -year-old, making candles, and taking naps whenever possible.
As the Manager of Campus Events and Programming, I oversee the Welcome Center and manage all events, tours, and group visits for the Admissions Office. I enjoy working closely with the Student Ambassadors and meet prospective students and their families when they visit campus. I hope to show new students that at Chestnut Hill it is not hard to find a smiling, familiar face to assist you in your journey. In addition, with smaller class sizes, students have the opportunity to make new friends, as well as connect on a personal level with the faculty and staff. It is easy to see what a wonderful community and history the Sisters of Saint Joseph have built at Chestnut Hill College.
Education: Theresa attended La Salle University in Philadelphia and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.
Danny enjoys the food, culture, and all the opportunities that the city has to offer. His favorite part of Philadelphia is rooting for the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia Eagles. Chestnut Hill College is truly a home for everyone no matter where you come from, everyone is treated like a family here. Chestnut Hill College staff and faculty are dedicated and supportive in helping students achieve their personal and professional goals. He encourages all the students to schedule a time to visit campus and see what Chestnut Hill College has to offer.
When not working with students, Chris plays guitar in a local band, spends as much time as possible at the beach, and follows the Philadelphia sports scene (especially the Union and Flyers).
Other Admissions Staff
She is a proud alum of Chestnut Hill College having completed both her bachelor’s and master’s degree at CHC. Her experience at Chestnut Hill College was life changing and sparked her desired to stay in education.
Jacqueline’s favorite part about working at CHC is that she is now able to help other students find the same transformation experience she had as a student.
Jacqueline has a B.M. in Music Performance and a M.S. in Administration of Human Services from Chestnut Hill College.
Education: B.A., Psychology-Chestnut Hill College (2007)
My advice to incoming students:
Get involved! Don't limit yourself. Be willing to step outside your comfort zone!
Why do you recommend CHC?
Small school... second family! CHC is a place that allows you to explore who you are and develop who you want to be!
What is your favorite place on campus and why?
Saint Joseph Hall – Rotunda. Beautiful, historic building. Carol night is one of my favorite nights of the year. I have a lot of great memories spent in the rotunda during my undergraduate years at CHC.