Director of University Guidance
Marylyn works with a dynamic team of committed staff to counsel students and their parents about the college and scholarship application processes and facilitate the placement of ALA graduates in university and other post-graduate opportunities.
Marylyn manages a caseload of students whom she guides through the college search and application processes, supervises staff, engages with external enrolment management representatives to identify and create access to opportunities for ALA students, and collaborates with staffulty to enable students and their parents to transition from ALA to university and other post-graduate opportunities.
Prior to joining ALA, Marylyn spent 15 years in progressively responsible roles in enrolment management at Mount Holyoke College, Bates College, Chatham University, and Bucknell University. Before college admissions she had many lives as a classroom teacher, college professor, an employee for the South Korean Ministry of Education, a flight attendant with United Airlines, and a community educator for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Marylyn hopes to be involved in Staffapella when the group is reborn.
Bachelor's degree in Spanish from Pennsylvania State University
Master's degree in Foreign Language Education from University of Florida
Honours and Awards
Dr. Shallary B. Duncan Award (for mentoring college students)
SAT-Optional: 20 Years Later NEACAC conference, NH, June 2007
Swing Dean: A Model for Retention ACT conference, IL, July 2009
Between Admission and Student Affairs NACAC conference, MD, September 2009
Wabanaki-Bates-Bowdoin-Colby Collaborative AISA conference, AZ, May 2010
Surviving and Thriving on the College Campus KIPP conference, NV, August 2010
Multicultural Recruitment Symposium Academic Success Program, TX Summers 2010 to 2014
Junior to Undergrad Master Plan (JUMP) Uplift Education, TX Summers 2015 to 2017
Creating Authentic Overnight Programs Road to College Summit, TX April 2016
Committee-Based Evaluation NACAC conference, MA September 2017
Multicultural Recruitment Symposium Simon Scholars, CA Summers 2017 to 2018
IMPACT Institute YES Prep, TX, Summers 2014 to 2018
College Explorations Experience Bergen County Academies, NJ Summers 2014 to 2018
Pre-college Programs NPEA conference, IL April 2019
Empowering Women in Enrolment Management NACAC conference, KY September 2019
Leadership in Enrolment Management NACAC Conference, KY September 2019