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Our counselors are ready to address any questions you or your family may have as you navigate through the College admission process. At Elizabethtown College, we want to get to know you as a person and help you decide Etown is the right fit for you.

Feel free to contact any of our Admissions Counselors, directly. Choose a counselor based on their expertise, their travel territory, or their interests!

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Contact Information

717-361-1400

admissions@etown.edu

 

Admissions Office

1 Alpha Drive

Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Admissions Team

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John Champoli

Vice President for Enrollment Management

champolij@etown.edu |
717-361-3736

John oversees and leads the Admissions team at Elizabethtown College and serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. He regularly connects with prospective students and families and shares information on the college search and financial aid processes to help them navigate and enroll successfully. “Working on strategic enrollment initiatives which help inform students of the great academic programs and outcomes Etown can offer them, is truly a rewarding experience.”

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Adam Smith

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management

smithadam1@etown.edu |
717-361-1161

Originally from New England, Adam joined Etown in 2019 bringing over a decade of admissions experience to the College. He appreciates the College’s strong commitment to outcomes and experiential learning. “Etown has the perfect blend of programs that affords students the opportunity to build long-lasting relationships with their classmates and instructors in a small class size setting.” Adam also assists with students interested in our Primary Care Pre-Admission Program (PPP), Law Early Admission Program (LEAP), and the Honors Program.

Travel Territory:

  • Chester County, PA
  • All Western, Midwestern, Southwestern, and Southern States (excluding VA and MD)

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Paula "Polly" Orenstein

Senior Associate Director of Admissions

orensteinp@etown.edu |
717-361-1376

Paula “Polly” has been with the Elizabethtown College admissions office for over 20 years. She is also the parent of a 2008 alumna. Polly works with students interested in occupational therapy, high school dual enrollment and coordinates admissions on campus recruitment events. Her favorite place on-campus is the Brossman Center where she has the opportunity to interact with Etown students, faculty, and staff.

Travel Territory

  • Adams County, PA
  • Allegheny County, PA
  • Armstrong County, PA
  • Beaver County, PA
  • Bedford County, PA
  • Blair County, PA
  • Butler County, PA
  • Cambria County, PA
  • Cumberland County, PA
  • Fayette County, PA
  • Franklin County, PA
  • Fulton County, PA
  • Greene County, PA
  • Huntington County, PA
  • Indiana County, PA
  • Jefferson County, PA
  • Juniata County, PA
  • Lawrence County, PA
  • Mifflin County, PA
  • Perry County, PA
  • Somerset County, PA
  • Washington County, PA
  • Westmoreland County, PA
  • York County, PA
  • Upstate New York

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Gretchen Camp

Associate Director of Admissions & Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment

campg@etown.edu |
717-361-1164

Gretchen joined the Admissions team in 2017 after moving from New England to Pennsylvania with her husband and children. She has over a decade of experience in admissions and holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration. Gretchen works with all prospective transfer students and is Etown’s Tuition Exchange Liaison Officer.

Travel Territory

  • Dauphin County, PA
  • Lancaster County, PA
  • Lebanon County, PA

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Hosman "Oz" Uraga-Barba, M.Ed

Assistant Director of Admissions & Multicultural Admissions/Recruitment

uragabarbah@etown.edu |
717-361-1191

Oz oversees the Mosaic Scholarship and Diversity Team. He is fluent in Spanish, holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education Student Affairs and enjoys traveling.

Travel Territory

  • New York City, NY
  • Long Island, NY
  • Rockland County, NY
  • Westchester County, NY
  • Southern New Jersey
  • Delaware County, PA
  • Philadelphia County, PA
  • Oz also assists with international students.

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Monica Venturella ’17

Assistant Director of Admissions

venturellam@etown.edu |
717-361-1166

Monica has been working in higher education for several years with an extensive background in admissions. An alumna of the College, Monica oversees our Stamps Scholars Program, Bonner Leader Program, and works with all student athletes. Her favorite spot on campus is the Blue Bean Cafe.

Travel Territory

  • Maryland
  • Delaware
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.

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Kelly Griffith

Admissions Counselor

griffithkelly@etown.edu |
717-361-1165

Since joining the Admissions team in 2019 nothing makes Kelly happier than meeting high school students as they begin their college search and sharing how much Etown campus will feel like their home away from home. Kelly oversees our Blue Jay Ambassador tour guide program.

Travel Territory

  • Berks County, PA
  • Carbon County, PA
  • Lehigh County, PA
  • Monroe County, PA
  • Northampton County, PA
  • Pike County, PA
  • Schuylkill County, PA
  • Central and Northern New Jersey
  • Kelly also supports homeschooled students.

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Lily Nardozzi

Admissions Counselor

nardozzil@etown.edu |
717-361-1162

Lily brings several years of higher education experience after joining the team in 2021. Lily is excited to bring prospective students to campus and show them all Etown has to offer. Lily also assists with students interested in our Physician Assistant Program.

Travel Territory

  • Bradford County, PA
  • Cameron County, PA
  • Centre County, PA
  • Clarion County, PA
  • Clearfield County, PA
  • Clinton County, PA
  • Columbia County, PA
  • Crawford County, PA
  • Elk County, PA
  • Erie County, PA
  • Forest County, PA
  • Lackawanna County, PA
  • Luzerne County, PA
  • Lycoming County, PA
  • McKean County, PA
  • Mercer County, PA
  • Montour County, PA
  • Northumberland County, PA
  • Potter County, PA
  • Snyder County, PA
  • Sullivan County, PA
  • Susquehanna County, PA
  • Tioga County, PA
  • Union County, PA
  • Venango County, PA
  • Warren County, PA
  • Wayne County, PA
  • Wyoming County, PA
  • New England

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Patrick Junor

Admissions Counselor

junorp@etown.edu |
717-361-1321

Patrick brings over 10 years of recruiting experience to Etown. He was born in Guyana, South America and grew up in the Bronx, NY. His primary duty is working with underrepresented students. Patrick’s favorite spot on campus is the Jay’s Nest.

Travel Territory

  • Bucks County, PA
  • Montgomery County, PA
  • Philadelphia County, PA

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Mallory Kravitz

Admissions Counselor

kravitzm@etown.edu |
717-361-1343

Mallory is originally from York, Pa., and has been working in the higher education industry for several years. She loves the close-knit community that comes with being a part of the Elizabethtown College Blue Jay family. Mallory enjoys meeting prospective students and helping them on the next step in their journey! Mallory’s favorite place on campus is the Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being.

Why Should I Speak With A Counselor?

Our admissions counselors are excellent resources for you and your family as you navigate through the steps to college admission. We are here to answer questions, give advice, help you find your place at Etown.

Use Their Campus Connections

When looking at colleges, you are forced to make a lot of choices. You must select a college, choose an academic major, consider a minor or concentration, consider joining a team or organization, choose a meal plan and much more. You may be looking for guidance as you make these very important decisions. Our counselors are here to connect you with expert faculty, knowledgeable staff and student leaders who can help you make these decisions.

Listen To Their Etown Expertise

Our counselors are not only experts of the college admissions process, but they are also Etown experts. They know all about our campus community. They are here to help you understand the ins and outs of campus and find your college fit.

Eliminate Application Confusion

The college application process can be tedious. Our counselors will guide you through the process to ensure your application is the best it can be! Allow them to assist you with any application questions you may have.

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