Admissions Counseling Staff

Meet Your Counselor

Our Admissions Counseling Staff is here to talk about your interests and answer any questions you might have about Champlain College and the admission process. It's also just nice to have a friendly contact on campus. So please feel free to give us a call or drop us an e-mail. You'll find the counselor for your geographic region below.

For immediate inquiries, please email the Office of Admissions and we'll be sure to get back to you with a response.

Sarah Andriano - Director of Admissions

Sarah Boston Andriano

Director of Admissions
M.Ed, Policy, Planning and Administration
BA English & Spanish
Phone: (802)865-5740
Email: sandriano@champlain.edu

Hometown: Acton, MA
Favorite Burlington eateryThe Farmhouse Tap & Grill 
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Hiking
Favorite outdoor activity: Skiing (both Nordic and alpine)
Territories: New York City (zip codes: 100 -102)


Shawn McElwain - Associate Director of Admissions

Shawn McElwain

Associate Director of Admissions
MST in Elementary Education
Phone: (802) 383-6644
Email: mcelwain@champlain.edu

Hometown: North Bangor, NY
Favorite Burlington eatery: Our House Bistro
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Catch a Vermont Lake Monsters baseball game, and explore the state looking for new adventures
Favorite outdoor activity: Baseball
Territories: Transfer Students


Julia Caminiti - Associate Director of Admissions

Julia Caminiti

Associate Director of Admissions
BFA in Graphic Design
Phone: (802) 651-5994
Email: caminiti@champlain.edu

Hometown: Hamilton, MA
Favorite Burlington eatery: Pizzeria Verità
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Photograph landscapes and admire the sunsets
Favorite outdoor activity: Biking across the islands 
Territories: California, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alaska, Hawaii, & Massachusetts (zip codes: 017-027)


Nicole Lentine - Senior Assistant Director of Admission

Nicole Lentine

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
BS in Early Childhood/Elementary Education
Phone: (802) 383-6642
Email: nlentine@champlain.edu

Hometown: Wakefield, MA
Favorite Burlington eatery: Misery Loves Company
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Stand-up paddleboarding on Lake Champlain
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking
Territories: Vermont, New Hampshire, Colorado, Montana, Utah, & Wyoming


Bret Dewhurst - Senior Assistant Director of Admission

Bret Dewhurst

Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
MBA in Performance Measurement
Phone: (802) 383-6646
Email: bdewhurst@champlain.edu

Hometown: Niskayuna, NY
Favorite Burlington eatery: A Single Pebble
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Hiking
Favorite outdoor activity: Running
Territories: D.C., Rhode Island, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, & Pennsylvania (zip codes: 150 - 189 & 195 - 196)


Tonya McNamara Dolezal - Regional Coordinator Mid-West

Tonya McNamara Dolezal

Regional Coordinator, Mid-West
MA in Human Development
Phone: (802) 383-6649
Email: dolezal@champlain.edu

Hometown: Inver Grove Heights, MN
Favorite Burlington eatery: The Scuffer
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Skiing
Favorite outdoor activity: Tennis
Territories: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, & Ohio


Sarah Hecklau - Admissions Counselor

Sarah Hecklau

Assistant Director of Admissions
BA in Environmental and Globalization Studies
Phone: (802) 383-6639
Email: shecklau@champlain.edu

Hometown: Clinton, NY
Favorite Burlington eatery: Duino Duende
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Ski, kayak on Lake Champlain, and explore
Favorite outdoor activity: Skiing in the winter and being on the beach in the summer
Territories: Maine, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, & New York (zip codes: 105-109 & 120-129)


Veronica Lewis - Admissions Counselor

Veronica Lewis

Assistant Director of Admissions
BA in Psychology and Anthropology
Phone: (802) 383-6635
Email: vlewis@champlain.edu

Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
Favorite Burlington eatery: American Flatbread
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Skiing
Favorite outdoor activity: Hiking
Territories: Connecticut, Virginia, & Massachusetts (zip codes: 010 – 016)


Veronica Lewis - Admissions Counselor

Akshar Patel

Assistant Director of Admissions
BS in Civil Engineering
Phone: (802) 383-6641
Email: apatel@champlain.edu

Hometown: Niles, IL
Favorite Burlington eatery: Pine Street Deli
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Read at Muddy Waters Café
Favorite outdoor activity: Snowboarding in the winter and Ultimate Frisbee in the summer
Territories: New York (zip codes: 103-104, 110-119), New Jersey, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, & International Students 


Veronica Lewis - Admissions Counselor

Jovan Ellis

Assistant Director of Admissions
BS in Game Design
Phone: (802)651-5805
Email: jellis@champlain.edu

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA.
Favorite Burlington eatery: Sneakers Bistro and Cafe
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Catching performances at the Flynn Theater and trying new restaurants
Favorite outdoor activity: Exploring the wilderness
Territories: Pennsylvania (zip codes: 190-194), New York (zip codes: 130-149), Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, & Texas 


ADMISSION OPERATIONS STAFF

Diana Matot - Director of Admission Operations

Diana Matot

Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Operations 
Executive Secretarial Program
Phone: (802) 651-5975
Email: matot@champlain.edu

Hometown: Colchester, VT
Favorite Burlington Eatery: American Flatbread
Favorite thing to do in Burlington: Enjoy the sunsets on Lake Champlain
Favorite outdoor activity: Mountain biking


Kenzie Bruso - Senior Operations Assistant

Kenzie Bruso

Senior Operations Assistant
BS in Graphic Design
Phone: (802) 383-6637
Email: kbruso@champlain.edu

Hometown: Bethlehem, NH
Favorite Burlington eatery: Penny Cluse Cafe
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Walk down to the Church Street Marketplace in the summer to eat dinner outside and people-watch.
Favorite outdoor activity: Skiing


Sue Chamberlain - Visit Coordinator

Sue Chamberlain

Visit Coordinator
Graduate of Endicott Jr. College
Phone: (802) 860-2727
Email: chamberlain@champlain.edu

Hometown: Grosse Pointe, MI
Favorite Burlington eatery: Penny Cluse Cafe
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Go to the public library and attend events at the Flynn Theater
Favorite outdoor activity: Snowshoeing


Michael Crowley - Office Assistant/Notification Coordinator

Michael Crowley

Office Assistant/Notification Coordinator
BA in English
Phone: (802) 383-6636
Email: mcrowley@champlain.edu

Hometown: Hingham, MA
Favorite Burlington eatery: Leonardo's Pizza
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Swimming at the lake
Favorite outdoor activity
: Trail Running


Almir Salkic - Prospect Coordinator

Almir Salkic

Prospect Coordinator
Phone: (802) 383-6640
Email: asalkic@champlain.edu

Hometown: Bosanska Krupa, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Favorite Burlington eatery: Koto
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Sailing
Favorite outdoor activity: Soccer


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