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Admission Staff

Kelly Hart, Director
Kelly Hart
Director

Hometown:
Morrisville, PA

Education:
BS., Villanova University
MEd., Trenton State College
Ph.D., Florida State University

Began working at Westfield State
2010

ADMISSIONS ADVICE:
"Before you begin your college search, talk with your guidance counselor, teacher or coach.  Focus on your needs, including your short and long-term academic goals, your learning style, and your values.  Once you answer these questions, research and create a list of potential institutions that best fit your profile and are financially feasible.  Be sure to visit the campuses, speak with students, faculty and staff to learn more about the college and campus life.  Keep in mind, this is a journey and don’t be afraid to ask for help along the way."


Emily Gibbings
Emily Gibbings
Associate Director

Hometown
Chelmsford, MA
Education
BS, Westfield State University
Began working at Westfield
1997
Travel Territory
Massachusetts Community Colleges
 
ADMISSIONS ADVICE:
“Keep the password you create for your online applications in a safe place.  Most colleges, including Westfield, allow you to track the progress of your online application as long as you have the correct password.”


Lori Letendre
Associate Director

Education
BA, Westfield State University
MA, Westfield State University

ADMISSIONS ADVICE:
“Massachusetts community college students who plan to transfer to Westfield should speak to their advisors before applying to determine for which among the several statewide transfer programs they may be eligible. The Commonwealth Transfer Compact, Joint Admissions Program, Tuition Advantage Program (TAP), MassTransfer Block, and MassTransfer Program each offer different benefits to students, and qualifying terms of each program vary, as well.  We want to make sure you maximize your program benefits upon transfer.  Careful planning prior to submitting an admission application is an important step in the process.” 


Katelyn Shea
Katelyn Shea
Assistant Director

Hometown
Westfield, MA
Education
BA, Stonehill College
MPA, Westfield State University
Began working at Westfield
2002
Travel Territory
Massachusetts – Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties; Northern Connecticut

ADMISSIONS ADVICE:
“Be organized and pay attention to deadlines. Know what is required for each college you are applying to and send it in as soon as you are able. Colleges will not make a decision until all required materials are received and you don’t want to miss out by missing a deadline.”


Michael J. Mazeika
Michael J. Mazeika
Assistant Director

Hometown
Boylston, MA
Education
BS, Westfield State University
MPA, Westfield State University
Began working at Westfield
2009
 

ADMISSIONS ADVICE:
"Submit your college applications early.  By waiting until the last minute, you may end up rushing through the application or forgetting to send important information to colleges.  By applying early, you have time to proofread your application, include all supporting documents, and then submit your application in a timely manner.  You can also minimize the stress of applying to colleges if you are well ahead of all deadlines."

 


Carmelo
Carmelo Solivan
Admission Counselor

Hometown:
Springfield, Massachusetts

Education:
BA Westfield State University

Travel Territory:
Massachusetts- Bristol County, Plymouth County, Norfolk County, Barnstable County
New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island

Admission Advice:
Visit colleges and universities when classes are in session. Visiting a school during any time of the year is great, but going while class is in session gives you the opportunity to see if you could really picture yourself there. Picking a college is a big decision, and you want to be able to make a pick where you can see yourself happy, where you can challenge yourself, and most importantly where you can grow both personally and intellectually. 


Juan
Juan Gonzalez
Admission Counselor

Hometown:
Holyoke, MA

Education:
BA, Westfield State University

Travel Territory:
Massachusetts – Berkshire County, Worcester County
New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont

Admission Advice:
Your senior year in high school can certainly be a frantic time for you as a student in search of the college or university that best meets your academic and career objectives.  It is imperative that you understand what materials are required from each college and university as part of their application process. Pay close attention to application deadlines for each academic program of your interest.  You want to ensure that all required materials are submitted in a timely manner. Most importantly, this is a critical time to begin attending college fairs and registering for campus tours and open houses. Attending open houses will provide you with an in depth look at academic programs, academic support, and student life offerings at each institution.

 


Aaliya Mercer
Aaliyah Mercer
Admission Counselor

Hometown:
Medford, MA

Education:
Westfield State (Communications)

Travel Territories:
Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk County and Springfield
 
Admission Advice:
Always ask questions. Never feel too shy to get the information that you need from a University. We love answering any questions you have because it give us a chance to talk about our institution!


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