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    Gannon University's Office of Admissions assigns every prospective student an enrollment advisor based on your geographic location. Your enrollment advisor is your personal connection to Gannon, and is happy to answer your questions by phone, email, instant message or in person.


    Tom Camillo

    Title: Director, Undergraduate Admissions
    Phone: 814-871-7413
    Text: 814-257-4661
    Email: camillo001@gannon.edu

    I am the proud father of two and enjoy living vicariously through their activities and accomplishments. Daily walks with the family dog are a must but when time allows, I enjoy running and bike rides. I am blessed to work at such a great institution and even more so with a great group of colleagues in the Office of Admissions who always have students best interests in mind. The people at Gannon are special and genuine and that is something that students quickly learn to value as they grow into the community. My advice is to never not ask a question that's on your mind as you go through the college search process. We're here to help and can't wait to talk with you!

  • Kristen Amendola

    Kristen Amendola

    Title: Admissions Counselor
    Phone: 814-871-5759
    Email: amendola016@gannon.edu

    I am proud to call Erie my hometown and I am a new member of the Gannon Admissions team. As an Erie native I enjoy exploring the city and going to many of my favorite local restaurants, including Sara's and Serafini's. I also enjoy running, going to concerts, traveling, and getting a good laugh from some of my favorite TV shows, such as Friends and The Office. My advice to all incoming students would be to visit campus and come in with an open mind. Be sure to listen to the stories of others and just take it all in. The college search process can seem like an intimidating time, but we are here to help you through that and simply help you find your home away from home!

    Area of focus

    Northwest OH counties of Ashland; Belmont; Carroll; Columbiana; Cuyahoga; Geauga; Guernsey; Harrison; Jefferson; Lake; Lorain; Mahoning; Medina; Monroe; Noble; Portage; Stark; Summit; Tuscarawas; Washington; Wayne; Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Mexico; North Carolina; North Dakota; Oklahoma; Oregon; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Washington; Wyoming

    Dawn Casler

    Title: Regional Recruiter
    Phone: 814-722-1936
    Text: 814-245-3173
    Email: casler002@gannon.edu

    I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Northern University and my Master in Science degree from University of Dayton. I’m married and enjoy summer living on Lake Erie as well as the practice of Bikram Yoga. My favorite thing about Gannon is the urban location that will supplement your classroom experience by learning how to apply your education to real world challenges. A piece of advice from Mother Teresa, “Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. GIVE THE BEST YOU’VE GOT ANYWAY”.

    Area of focus

     Central, Southern and Western, OH; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Michigan; Minnesota; Wisconsin
    Mara Web

    Mara DiTullio

    Title: Admissions Counselor – Cyber, CIS and Engineering Recruitment
    Phone: --
    Email: ditullio003@gannon.edu

    I'm an Erie native, and I graduated with my BA from Mercyhurst University, and my MA from Durham University in Durham, England.  I'm a mom to two beautiful kids, and dog mom the world's best Boxer.  I'm happy to help you learn more about our exciting and innovative Cyber and Engineering undergraduate degrees.  Though I'm new to the Gannon community this year, I'm bringing nine years of admissions experience with me and I'm excited to help you learn more about our campus and programs!

    Area of focus

    Cyber Engineering and Cyber Security; CIS and Engineering majors
    Kasey Jerioski

    Kasey Jerioski

    Title: Admissions Counselor
    Phone: 814-871-7409
    Text: 814-257-3510
    Email: jerioski001@gannon.edu

     I am a recent graduate of Penn State Behrend and a new member of the Gannon admissions team. My favorite thing about Gannon is how inviting all of the faculty and current students are to new faces on campus – the energy is contagious. Personally, I love spending time with my family such as going to the park with my Shepski, Odin, watching “Chuggington” with my baby nephews, and building anything out of Legos with my boyfriend of 6 years. My biggest piece of advice for incoming students would be to “take a deep breath”. Don’t spend your time worrying about the little things, instead, enjoy each moment as it comes and goes.

    Area of focus

    PA counties of Armstrong; Beaver; Clarion; Clearfield; Elk; Erie; Indiana; Jefferson; McKean
    Emily Kleps

    Emily Kleps

    Title: Associate Director
    Phone: 814-871-5818
    Text: 814-212-4716
    Email: kleps002@gannon.edu

    I was born and raised in St. Marys, PA before making my way to the Erie area almost 21 years ago to attend Gannon. As an undergraduate student, I studied advertising communications and then later earned my Master's Degree in Public Administration. I love the hands-on learning experiences that Gannon offers to our students; which is why I always encourage prospective students to look beyond the classroom when they are researching schools...your overall experience is everything!  I spend my spare time either riding bikes with my son or crafting with my daughter…a true testament to the fact that a mom's hobbies are never their own!

    Area of focus

     PA counties of Crawford and Mercer; OH counties of Ashtabula and Trumbull

    Lauren Kraynik

    Title: Senior Admissions Counselor
    Phone: 814-871-7411
    Text: 814-257-3568
    Email: kraynik001@gannon.edu

    When I chose Gannon for my undergraduate education, one of my favorite things was the location. I love downtown Erie! It is a great size city, with so much to do! Outside of the office I love spending time with my husband and two young sons. When looking at colleges, my best piece of advice would be to visit, and ultimately choose the school where you feel most comfortable.

    Area of focus

    Chautauqua County and Cattaraugus County, NY; Southern and Southeastern, NY; PA counties of Forest, Venango and Warren; Connecticut; Delaware; Maine; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New Jersey; Rhode Island; Vermont; Virginia; West Virginia
    Nathan Kujan

    Nathan Kujan

    Title: Admissions Counselor
    Phone: 814-871-7751
    Email: kujan001@gannon.edu

    I am a recent graduate of Capital University with my Bachelors of Arts in Exercise Science.  The first thing I noticed about Gannon is how welcoming the campus is.  The moment you step onto campus you are invited to be involved in the community, especially through the many clubs or organizations that are on campus.  Ask me about anything Disney or sports related and I probably know the answer.  Some other hobbies that I have include collecting many different Disney and Star Wars Vinylmations.  Of which I have about 50.  One piece of advice I tell people about picking a college is to find the one that you can see yourself at for the next 4 years.  

    Area of focus

    Northeast NY and Western NY counties of Cuyuga; Erie; Genesee; Livingston; Monroe; Niagara; Onondaga; Ontario; Orleans; Seneca; Wayne; Wyoming; Yates;

    Julie Lapiska

    Title: Associate Director
    Phone: 814-871-7410
    Text: 814-247-0128
    Email: lapiska003@gannon.edu

    I'm originally from Saint Marys, PA, but have never left Erie after proudly graduating from Gannon. Most of my time away from work is spent with my husband and two young boys. My favorite hobby is definitely running. When I can, I'll run at Presque Isle State Park, my favorite place in Erie. Not surprisingly, my favorite place on campus is the Health and Wellness Center - especially in the winters! I love to listen to music and if want to know something unique about me, it's that I like to eat Doritos and peanut butter sandwiches. My advice to all students is to follow your heart!

    Area of focus

    Erie, PA catholic schools, dual enrollment students from Erie, PA
    Nathaniel Rospki

    Nathaniel Ropski

    Title: Admissions Counselor
    Phone: 814-871-7513
    Email: ropski003@gannon.edu

    I am an Erie native and 2015 graduate of Gannon. Though I only recently started in admissions, I never really left the Gannon family - most of the Ropski clan attended/works here! Before coming back home, I went to graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh, headed up a non-profit in Ohio, and helped run a congressional campaign in 2018. I love the inclusivity and close-knit feel of the Gannon and Erie community. You should stop in sometime and give us a look! Outside of work, I can be found spending time outdoors, feeding my wanderlust, keeping up on all things politics, and playing board games.

    Area of focus

    Eastern Pennsylvania and PA counties of Adams; Bedford; Blair; Bradford; Butler; Cambria; Cameron; Centre; Clinton; Columbia; Cumberland; Dauphin; Franklin; Fulton; Huntingdon; Juniata; Lackawanna; Lebanon; Luzerne; Lycoming; Mifflin; Montour; Northumberland; Perry; Pike; Potter; Schuylkill; Snyder; Sullivan; Susquehanna; Tioga; Union; Wayne; Wyoming; York; District of Columbia; Maryland
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    Lauren Theisen

    Title: Assistant Director
    Phone: 814-871-5563
    Text: 814-257-3996
    Email: theisen008@gannon.edu

    I am a proud Gannon University graduate and I love the sense of community and family that Gannon offers. I also love the Erie area, and when I am not at work, my family and I enjoy taking in all that the city has to offer. If you are considering Gannon, please come visit the campus and talk to the students, staff and faculty so you can have a better idea of what being a student at Gannon University is like.

    Area of focus

    Transfer and Adult students

    Miles Vida

    Title: Associate Director
    Phone: 814-871-5850
    Text: 814-257-3890
    Email: vida002@gannon.edu

    I am originally from the scenic and majestic town of Wakeman, Ohio. As an Ohio native now living in Erie, PA, I keep true to my roots by supporting both the Browns and the Indians. In addition to being a team member in the Office of Admissions, I am a GU alum with a Master's Degree from the School of Education and I coach the men's/women's club volleyball teams. I am a member of several higher education professional organizations and spend my free time watching Doctor Who, playing volleyball/golf with his friends, and attempting to turn my Delorean into a time machine. My favorite things about Gannon are the friendly/helpful people who comprise the campus community and the newly renovated Nash Library. My favorite movies are The Empire Strikes Back and Ghostbusters, my favorite book is Ready Player One and my favorite quote comes from Dr. Robert Doback “Don’t lose your dinosaur”. My piece of advice for prospective students is to visit campus and try to interact with as many people as possible as you explore the opportunities that are available. 

    Area of focus

    PA counties of Allegheny, Greene, Fayette, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland
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