Undergraduate: Admission Counselors

Have questions about your Marist application? Simply reach out to the admission counselor that covers your state.

Admission Counselors

Our counselors focus on providing individual attention within our highly selective admissions process. They always welcome your questions, so search for your counselor below. For general inquiries, call the Admission Office at (845) 575-3226 Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or email Admission@marist.edu


Kent Rinehart BA '94, MBA '99

Kent Rinehart BA '94, MBA '99
Dean of Undergraduate Admission
Territories: Texas

Chris Doyle '03

Chris Doyle '03
Director of Admission
Territories: Boarding and Day Schools, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina

Joseph Giacalone'03, MPA '08

Joseph Giacalone'03, MPA '08
Executive Director, International Admission
Territories: International
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Lesly Garcia '17
International Admission Counselor
Territories: International

Corinne Schell '83

Corinne Schell '83
Director, West Coast Recruitment
Territories: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington
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Jaclyn Fitzgerald '11


Jaclyn Sager'11 
Director, Transfer Admission
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Kate Budzinski '10, MPA '13

Kate Budzinski '10, MPA '13
Senior Associate Director
Territories: Alaska, Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Pennsylvania
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Nicole Radassao '12, MA '16
Associate Director
Territories: Iowa, Indiana, New York (Westchester and Rockland Counties)
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Abigail Hackbarth '21
Admission Counselor
Territories: Connecticut, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota

Megan Fergus '20

Megan Fergus '20
Admission Counselor
Territory: New York City
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Kelli Nienstadt '19

Kelli Nienstadt '19
Assistant Director of Admission
Territories: Missouri, Montana, New York (Long Island), West Virginia, Wyoming
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Nicholas Girard '21
Admission Counselor
Territories: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ohio, Vermont, Wisconsin

Jesse Mungin '11

Jesse Mungin '11
Regional Admissions Representative
Territories: Northern Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C.
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Vinny Santo '21
Admission Counselor
Territories: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands