Meet Our Staff

 

Meet Our Staff

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Colby McCarthy
Dean of Enrollment Management
cmccarthy1@drew.edu
973-408-3739

Alyson Remsing-Engelhardt
Associate Dean of Enrollment Management and Director of Recruitment
aremsing@drew.edu
973-408-3725

Alyson is from Hellertown, Pennsylvania. Her territory includes Hunterdon County (NJ), Monmouth County (NJ), and Warren County (NJ), as well as Pennsylvania and Texas. Her favorite thing about Drew, outside of the fantastic students that she gets to work with, is how beautiful the campus looks in all seasons.

Lakesha Watson (T’13)
Senior Admissions Counselor & Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment
lgroover@drew.edu
973-408-3934

Lakesha is from Long Island, NY. She’s in charge of the following territories: Newark and The Oranges in Essex County (NJ), Middlesex County (NJ), the Boroughs in NYC (except Staten Island), and Southern States (AL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN). Her favorite thing about Drew is “the tight-knit community between students, staff, and faculty.”  Her favorite campus event/tradition is Commencement because “it’s literally full circle–imagine how incredible it is to have played a role in the students’ choice to enroll and then watching them leave and tackle a whole new world that Drew has prepared them for.”

Steve Rubin
Senior Admissions Counselor
srubin@drew.edu
973-408-3513

Steve is from Manalapan Township, New Jersey. His territory includes Morris County (NJ), Union County (NJ), and Connecticut. Prior to joining the admissions team at Drew, he served as a public high school counselor for 21 years. His favorite aspects of Drew are the warm, welcoming, and close-knit community, the variety of programs of study, and the beautiful campus at “The Forest.”

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Territories include Burlington, Mercer, Somerset, and Sussex counties in NJ, Long Island (NY), Florida, as well as the Midwest (IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, WV, WI).

Mary Maurer
Admissions Counselor
mmaurer@drew.edu
973-408-3784

Mary is originally from Boothwyn, PA. Her territory covers Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, Salem Counties (NJ), New England (except CT), as well as Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia. She loves the beautiful Drew campus located in “The Forest” and the welcoming campus community.


John Pina De La Hoz
Admissions Counselor
jpinadelahoz@drew.edu
973-408-3677

John’s territory covers Passaic and Hudson Counties (NJ), Staten Island (NY), as well as central and western states (AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, HI, ID, IA, KS, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY) of the USA.


Lindsey Huffield
Admissions Counselor
lhuffield@drew.edu
973-408-3502

Lindsey is originally from Suffern, NY. Her territory covers Bergen County (NJ), Essex County (NJ) excluding Newark and The Oranges, and NY state excluding Long Island and the 5 boroughs. She loves the location of Drew’s campus as there are opportunities to enjoy both the surrounding nature and the easy access to Morristown or NYC.


Sunita B. Bhargava
Director of Transfer and Continuing Education
sbhargav@drew.edu
973-408-3400

Sunita works with Transfer students, as well as non-degree and summer students. She’s been working at Drew for over 15 years! Some of her favorite things about Drew are “our incredible students, the beautiful campus, and the close community.” Her favorite Drew tradition is Commencement. “It is such a joy to witness the culmination of dreams our students came to Drew with.”

Matt Zonis
Assistant Director of Marketing & Recruitment
INTO Drew University
mzonis@drew.edu
973-765-7012

Matt is responsible for working with all prospective international undergraduate students applying to Drew University. Prior to coming to Drew, Matt had the chance to live abroad in Bangkok, Thailand and Hanoi, Vietnam working as an educational consultant and college counselor, respectively. Matt greatly enjoys meeting students, exploring new cultures, espousing the benefits of Liberal Arts, and traveling internationally on behalf of Drew.

Monica Ma
Admissions Receptionist
cma1@drew.edu
973-408-3739

Monica welcomes guests to the Admissions office and helps handle inquiries related to the admissions process. She was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and now lives in Summit, NJ. Monica enjoys interacting with students, prospective students and their parents. She loves the community feel of the campus, the diverse energy of the students, and how accessible the counselors are. Everyone wants to help each other here!

Megan McHugh
Director, University Events
mmchugh@drew.edu
973-408-3349

Megan is from South Plainfield, NJ. She plans and organizes university events including commencement, new student orientation, Discover Drew Days & Inside the Forest events, and campus tours. Her favorite things about Drew are the beautiful campus, the awesome student leaders she works with, and the proximity to downtown Madison, where some of her favorite local restaurants are! She most looks forward to August orientation each year because of the energy and excitement that each new class of students brings to Drew.


Maryjane Rieske
Coordinator for Orientation & Campus Experience, University Events
mrieske@drew.edu
973-408-3527

Maryjane is from Morristown, NJ. She helps coordinate new student orientation and campus tours and works directly with the student tour guide and orientation committee teams. Her favorite thing about Drew is the student leaders she gets to work alongside. The student team welcomes each student and family into The Forest and connects with them to create an intentional and meaningful on-campus experience. She looks forward to our weekly campus tours because it is an opportunity to share Drew University’s beautiful campus with prospective students and their families.

Scott Shappell
Director, Enrollment Management Systems & Operations
sshappell@drew.edu
973-408-3525

Andy Koneski
Assistant Director, Enrollment Management Technology
akoneski@drew.edu
973-408-3609

Ariana Focaraccio
Admissions Operations Specialist
afocaraccio@drew.edu
973-408-3384