Hometown: North Brunswick, New Jersey
Degrees: B.A. in sociology, M.A.Ed. in supervision and administration
Alma Mater: St. Peter’s University
Hobbies/Interests: My interests are coaching Little League baseball and football, playing golf on the weekends and developing in my spiritual life. A longtime fanatic of the Baltimore Orioles and Tennessee Titans (Oilers).
Contact me: (908) 737-7111, firstname.lastname@example.org
The professional atmosphere here at Kean University is welcoming and exciting to everyone who visits. Students get a glimpse of the real world at a university with global reach, and this sets Kean University apart from the rest.
Name: Sandra Mazara-Wheeler, Associate Director of Undergraduate Recruitment
Hometown: South Orange, New Jersey
Degree: B.A. in sociology, minor in business
Alma Mater: Rutgers University - Newark
Hobbies/Interests: Dancing, reading and spending time with my family.
Specialties: EPIC Program
Contact me: (908) 737-7113, email@example.com
I've always had a passion for access to education; to me, it's the great equalizer. Throughout my career I've been fortunate to work at institutions that are committed to diversity and serving their community, and Kean University is no exception. Kean enrolls a significant number of first-generation college students, thereby providing a transformational educational experience for students and their families.
Name: Gregory Benedict, Jr., Acting Managing Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Hometown: Howell, New Jersey
Degree: B.A. in history, MPA in public administration
Alma Mater: Kean University
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking and watching the New York Giants and Notre Dame football.
Recruitment Territory: Monmouth, Middlesex, and Camden Counties
Contact me: (908) 737-7104, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kean University has become my second home. I have grown so much through my degree programs and experiences throughout the campus as a student, as well as a professional. I have the privilege to work on career goals of my own at the school I call home -- and without the world-class education Kean provides, my story might be completely different! I love Kean University because it allows students the opportunity to grow into the professional individuals of their dreams! The connections made along the way just make the experience that much stronger and can provide students with endless possibilities!
Name: Sasha Rashid, Managing Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Hometown: Dumont, New Jersey
Degree: B.A. in communications, J.D. law
Alma Mater: Ramapo College (B.A.), Touro College (J.D.)
Hobbies/Interests: Shopping, SoulCycle, enjoying live music, the beach.
Recruitment Territory: Bergen and Richmond Counties, NY (Staten Island)
Contact me: (908) 737-7100, email@example.com
As soon you step foot on campus, you will understand what I love most about Kean University — the beautiful, intimate campus feeling while still having all the advantages and conveniences of a New Jersey state institution. The professors and administrators ensure that students have a rewarding experience at Kean, as well as leaving them prepared for life after college. An affordable world-class education is within your reach at Kean!
Name: Ryan Alston, Admissions Counselor
Hometown: Neptune, New Jersey
Degree: B.S. in mass communication/media studies, M.S. in industrial and organizational psychology
Alma Mater: Wilkes University (B.S.), Grand Canyon University (M.S.)
Hobbies/Interests: Youth sports coaching, exercising and Yankees baseball.
Recruitment Territory: Mercer, Essex, and Hudson Counties
Specialties: EOF, Passport
Contact me: (908) 737-7107, firstname.lastname@example.org
I love the close-knit, family feel of Kean University. We're able to create personal connections with our students and their families that are unique to higher education, and truly make Kean feel like home away from home. Further, the proximity of our main campus in Union to New York City creates boundless opportunities for internships and careers, and our connection to the Jersey shore at Kean Ocean further expands our reach.
Name: Daniel Flores, Admissions Counselor
Hometown: Hillside, New Jersey
Degree: A.A. in computer information systems, B.S. in management information systems, MBA in management
Alma Mater: Union County College (A.A.), Bloomfield College (B.S.), Felician University (MBA)
Hobbies/Interests: Soccer, Basketball, Gaming.
Recruitment Territory: Lower Passaic and Union Counties
Specialties: Spanish Speaking Program
Contact me: (908) 737-7121, email@example.com
Growing up in Elizabeth, and now residing in Hillside, I've always been drawn to Kean University. Not only because of its proximity to my house, but for the excellent reputation it has developed in my community throughout the years. It has become a special place, where young minds are set free in pursuit of their goals and aspirations. I am happy to contribute to our unique atmosphere, and hope to help students leave an everlasting legacy at our University.
Name: Erin FitzGerald
Hometown: Boston, Massachusettes
Degree: B.A. Sociology and Psychology, with a minor in Theatre
Alma Mater: Lafayette College
Hobbies/Interests: Watching the New England Patriots, listening to podcasts, baking, spending time outside
Recruitment Territory: Morris, Somerset, Upper Passaic Counties
Specialties: Fine and Performing Arts, International Freshmen
Contact Phone/Email: (908) 737-7126, firstname.lastname@example.org
I love Kean because the Kean community is so inclusive, and there’s something for everyone here. Whether you’re passionate about Theatre, sports, painting, the environment, or giving back to the community, it’s so easy to get involved and find your niche. The students support and push each other, all coming together to work toward the same goal: Climb Higher!
Name: Marijana Ljutic, Undergraduate Regional Admissions Counselor
Hometown: Yonkers, New York
Degree: B.A.: Initial Teacher NYS Certification Program Social Studies (Grades 7-12), MSEd: Graduate School of Education
Alma Mater: Fordham University (B.A. and MSEd)
Recruitment Territory: New York (with the exception of Richmond County), Connecticut, and New England states
Specialities: NRCCUA-declared students
Contact me: (908) 377-9872, email@example.com
Kean University is best known for graduating the most teachers in the state of New Jersey annually! Like Kean University, I am a huge supporter of educators. I started my career in education as a high school history teacher in New York City's Department of Education for 5 years. I taught Global I & II Regents History classes to freshman & sophomore students in the South Bronx, right across the street from my alma mater Fordham University at the Rose Hill Campus. I am now proud to recruit high school students, who live in New York, to attend Kean!
Name: Khayriy Tilghman, Undergraduate Regional Admissions Counselor
Hometown: Edgewater Park, New Jersey
Degree: B.S. in public health, M.A. in higher education
Alma Mater: Stockton University (B.S.), Caldwell University (M.A.)
Recruitment Territory: Pennsylvania, Maryland, and unassigned states
Specialties: RaiseME Scholarships
Contact me: (908) 565-0371, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kean University has a community of professionals who truly care for their students' success inside and outside of the classroom. I entered into the field of Higher Education to serve as an advocate for students who have limited college readiness resources. Kean University supports this by being affordable for students from inside and outside of the state. KU ensures that all students are heard and have useful and meaningful experiences that will lead a fruitful life.
Name: John Van Brunt, Associate Director
Hometown: Roxbury, New Jersey
Degree: B.S. in business management, MBA in management
Alma Mater: Monmouth University
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends. Playing and watching sports.
Specialties: All Community College Partnerships and Articulation Agreements
Contact me: (908) 737-7134, email@example.com
Name: Anisah Abdul-Baasit
Hometown: Irvington, NJ
Degrees: B.F.A Visual Communications-Graphic Design
Alma Mater: Kean University
Hobbies/Interests: Travel and Food
Contact Phone/Email: 908-737-7116, firstname.lastname@example.org
I have grown so much through my degree programs and experiences throughout the campus as a student, as well as a professional. I have the privilege to work on career goals of my own at the school I call home -- and without my world-class Kean education , my story might be completely different! I love Kean University because it allows students the opportunity to grow into the professional individuals of their dreams. The connections made along the way just make the experience that much stronger and can provide students with endless possibilities!
Name: Emiley Candido
Hometown: Hillside, NJ
Degrees: A.A.S. in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing, B.A. Elementary Education K-5 (Academic Major: Mathematics)
Alma Mater: Berkeley College (A.A.S.), Kean University (B.A.)
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, Beach lover, Spending time with family and friends.
Contact Phone/Email: 908-737-7083, email@example.com
Kean University's commitment to student success and world-class education makes our institution a multi-ethnic hub of global learning and academic practice. I am proud to be a part of such a thriving, diverse campus community and aid our students, staff, and faculty in their highest pursuits.
Name: Alexandra Fernandez
Hometown: Teaneck, New Jersey
Degree: B.A. in comparative cultures and literary studies with Spanish minor
Alma Mater: Loyola University Maryland
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, traveling to new places and learning about different cultures, community service and social justice, watching Giants and Ravens football, listening to interesting podcasts, and following politics.
Contact Phone/Email: (908) 737-7101, firstname.lastname@example.org
I love Kean because it makes high-quality education accessible to many different populations. The faculty and staff are passionate about what they do and work fiercely for the success of their students. Being at one of the most diverse schools in the nation, I appreciate the eclectic student body that heightens the college experience for Kean students. Education happens both inside and outside of the classroom here, even offering students a global perspective through the Wenzhou-Kean campus in China! The possibilities are boundless here!
Name: Jesenia Holguin
Hometown: New Egypt, NJ
Degrees: B.S. Marketing
Alma Mater: Cedar Crest College
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, cooking, outdoor activities
Contact Phone/Email: 908-737-7172, email@example.com
I love the campus and the diversity of our students! Our campus is beautiful, serene and completely unexpected in an urban setting - a hidden gem. The students are wonderful and come from all backgrounds that it really adds to the fabric of our University - it's a great place to be!
Name: James Miller
Hometown: Newark, NJ
Degrees: B.A. Communication
Alma Mater: Bloomfield College
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling and watching sports
Contact Phone/Email: 908-737-7127, Jmillerj@Kean.edu
With a 160-year tradition of excellence in higher education, Kean University is dedicated to providing world-class programs in an online environment where you can complete your degree on your own time. Call us at (908) 737-4275 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to speak with one of the following Kean online admissions counselors today:
Name: Helen Corpuz Ramirez, Associate Director, Graduate Admissions
Hometown: Staten Island, New York
Degree: B.A. in psychology, M.S. in education
Alma Mater: Fordham University and CUNY, College of Staten Island
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my family and friends, preferably on a beach listening to DMB.
Graduate Applicants Last Names: Q-Z
Contact me: (908) 737-7137, email@example.com
When I first stepped onto Kean University’s campus, I was impressed with the beautiful architecture and the pristine landscape. After interacting and meeting Kean’s students, administrators and faculty, I quickly realized the real beauty of Kean lies in the individuals. The academic rigor of our graduate programs coupled with the state-of-the-art facilities will prepare you to meet your professional ambitions and career aspirations. Our faculty and administrators work hard to build relationships with industry professionals to offer internship and practicum opportunities. Your graduate education at Kean expands beyond classroom walls. At Kean, you will have the opportunity to impact your world and apply what you learn even before graduation. I hope you will visit and experience Kean University firsthand.
Name: Amy Clark, Graduate Admissions
Hometown: Sayreville, New Jersey
Degree: B.A. in Communication Disorders & Deafness
Alma Mater: Kean University
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with my family and Disney.
Graduate Applicants Last Names: A-F
Contact me: (908) 737-7136, firstname.lastname@example.org
As an alumna, I have experienced, first-hand, the connected and comprehensive learning environment that exists at Kean University. Whether within the classroom or out on campus, Kean’s tight-knit atmosphere is apparent. You can witness student camaraderie when you walk through the halls the Miron Student Center, Nancy Thompson Library, or even along Cougar Walk. You will always see students gathering to study or socialize wherever you are on campus. Kean students are also able to learn from highly regarded professors who are experts in their field. The faculty is always willing to help and available for their students. The faculty expertise and accessibility are what sets Kean apart from other Universities. While attending Kean University to obtain my Bachelor’s degree, I learned not only the material in the classroom, but life lessons that have remained with me long after graduation. Kean University students are fortunate to have the opportunity to study on a picturesque, intimate campus while receiving a World-Class Education.
Name: Pedro Lopes, Graduate Admissions Counselor
Hometown: North Brunswick, New Jersey
Degree: B.S. in sociology, minor in communications
Alma Mater: Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Hobbies/Interests: Coaching soccer.
Graduate Applicants Last Names: G-P
Contact me: (908) 737-7119, email@example.com
The welcoming campus community, friendly student body, and the continuous and positive facility enhancements. Key advantages Kean offers to its students/graduates: Kean University offers our students an affordable education. Our small class size will create an atmosphere where our students and professors will interact with each other in a personal way — you’ll know your professors. Our location with easy and quick access to New York City will ensure our students have the world (every industry) at their fingertips. Kean’s commitment to a world-class education by continuously building state-of-the-art facilities will allow our students access to the newest technology and best educational spaces. Lastly, Kean University will give you a diverse educational community, beautiful and inviting campus, and an arena where you will grow into a global citizen.
Name: Christina Vazquez, Acting Associate Director, Kean Ocean Admissions
Hometown: Union, New Jersey
Degree: B.S. in theatre, M.A. in sociology/social justice
Alma Mater: Kean University
Hobbies/Interests: Yoga, Pilates/Barre, Crossfit, reading and volunteering with animal rescue groups.
Contact me: (908) 737-7110, firstname.lastname@example.org
The faculty at Kean are inspirational. They are all practicing professionals in their career fields. Kean is a large public institution yet maintains the intimate and personal experience of a small private school. Kean students receive a world-class education, with access to an abundance of internship opportunities and a preparedness for the real world.
Thank you for your interest in Kean. Hopefully, you’ve had some time to explore our website and have started to discover some of the many advantages Kean University has to offer.
We invite you to explore our campus and learn about the world-class academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and a wide range of resources available to support the success of our students. Kean offers quality academic programs, the most affordable tuition in the state of New Jersey and a vibrant campus life. See where a world-class education takes you.
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