Director of Undergraduate Admission
COLLEGE: Colgate University (BA), University of South Carolina (MA)
HIGH SCHOOL: Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT
PROFILE: Victoria joined Monmouth University in June 2005, after spending much time on campus cheering for the Monmouth Hawks football team, for whom her husband, Andy Bobik, has served as defensive coordinator since 1996. Victoria spent her first ten years in England before moving to the U.S. with her parents and brother. She enjoys being with her amazing little girl, and enjoys visiting her family in the U.K. as much as possible.
FAVORITE QUOTE: From a master ... Jedi, that is! “Do, or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission
PHONE: 732 263-5873
COLLEGE: Fairleigh Dickinson University (BS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School, Rumson, NJ
WORKS WITH: Students from Monmouth, Atlantic, Ocean and Cape May counties in New Jersey, as well as military and transfer students
PROFILE: A native of Monmouth County, Patrick joined the Office of Undergraduate Admission in July of 2005 with almost five years of experience in higher education. An avid sports fan, it is difficult to find a sporting event that won’t capture his attention. Patrick also enjoys taking advantage of Monmouth University’s proximity to the beach, where you will find him fishing or enjoying a sunny day.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Pressure is what you feel when you don’t know what’s going on.” – Chuck Noll
PHONE: 732 263-5871
COLLEGE: Rowan University (BS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Red Bank Catholic High School, Red Bank, NJ
WORKS WITH: Students from Rockland and Orange Counties in New York, California, Florida, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska
PROFILE: Born and raised in Neptune, New Jersey, Kamal joined the undergraduate admission team in November of 2004. He has been affiliated with Monmouth University since before his birth. His father, Ronald Kornegay '69, was a prominent athlete, whose jersey still hangs in the Boylan Gymnasium. Although Kamal did not attend Monmouth for his undergraduate studies, the Hawk has always been in his heart. Kamal loves watching sports (NFL (Go Chiefs!), NBA (Go Jazz!) ), listening to music, going to the gym, and working with computers.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Live today like it's your last because very soon it will be the past.” – Kamal K.
PHONE: 732 263-5872
COLLEGE: Lafayette College (BA); Monmouth University (MBA)
HIGH SCHOOL: Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Sandy Hook, NJ
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Special event planning, summer initiatives, homeschooled students, prospective students
PROFILE: Danielle joined Monmouth University in December 2007, after doing investor relations work in the precious metals and mining industry. However this is not the first time Danielle has worked for an admissions office, as she was a college tour guide back in the day (go student ambassadors!). She loves to travel and feels blessed to have participated in mission trips to Mexico, China, and the Czech Republic, as well as Hurricane Katrina Relief in New Orleans. In her free time, you can find Danielle spending time with friends and family, baking, and playing with her one year old baby boy.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Don't burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame.” – Romans 12:9-11
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission
PHONE: 732 263-5882
COLLEGE: Monmouth University (BA)
HIGH SCHOOL: Long Branch High School, Long Branch, NJ
WORKS WITH: Students interested in the Educational Opportunity Fund Program, Transfer, and International students
PROFILE: Emma was raised in Long Branch, NJ. She graduated from Monmouth in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in communication studies. At Monmouth, Emma joined Zeta Tau Alpha. She is an active member of her community and enjoys paint balling, fishing, and biking with her son.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "To seek understanding that we might gain true wisdom; to look for the good in everyone; to see beauty, with its enriching influence; to be humble in success, and without bitterness in defeat." – The Creed of Zeta Tau Alpha
College: BA, Monmouth University ; MBA, Monmouth University
Works with: Students from Monmouth, Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren counties in New Jersey and Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri,Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
Profile: Jess joined the Graduate Admission team in 2014 and now works in the Office of Undergraduate Admission. During her undergraduate career, she served as a Student Ambassador and as a graduate student, a Junior Admission Counselor. In her free time, Jess enjoys reading, snowboarding, and spending time with friends and family.
Undergraduate Admission Counselor
COLLEGE: University of Delaware (BS)
HIGH SCHOOL: Spring-Ford Senior High School, Royersford, PA
WORKS WITH: Students from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C.,Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin
PROFILE: Jesse graduated from the University of Delaware in 2016 with her Bachelors of Science degree in Human Services. During her time as an undergraduate, she was heavily involved with the Office of Admissions, UD Alternative Breaks, and her sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha. Originally an Engineering Major, Jesse found that her true passions lie in college admissions and working with High School students through her work as an undergrad. She enjoys the beach, coffee, finding new ice cream shops, and hot yoga classes.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day. There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow, and tomorrow’s just a dream away.” – Richard and Robert Sherman
HIGH SCHOOL: Oxford High School, Oxford, CT
WORKS WITH: Students from: New England, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties in NY
PROFILE:Mallory received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Monmouth University in 2016. During her time at Monmouth, she worked in the Admission Office as a student ambassador, interned for fashion and jewelry based companies, and was involved with PRSSA. She enjoys reading, thrift shopping, and spending time with her family, dogs, and friends.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” – Pablo Picasso
COLLEGE: Westfield State University (BS); Anna Maria College (M.Ed.)
HIGH SCHOOL: Wachusett Regional High School, Holden, MA
WORKS WITH: Students from Ocean County and Transfer students
PROFILE:A native of Massachusetts, Rebecca received her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education with a minor in Psychology from Westfield State University in 1989. In 1999, she received her Master of Education degree from Anna Maria College. Rebecca worked in public school education as a special education teacher, special services coordinator and administrator for 25 years. After moving to NJ, Rebecca was hired at Monmouth University as an adjunct professor in the School of Education and worked as a Clinical Supervisor. In 2014, she joined the Undergraduate Admission team. Rebecca enjoys watching college football (especially MU Hawks!), loves walks on the beach, reading, skiing, and spending time with her family.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try." –Ernest Hemingway
HIGH SCHOOL: Pinelands Regional High School, Little Egg Harbor, NJ
WORKS WITH: Students from Long Island, New York City, Upstate New York, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona
PROFILE:Michael graduated from Monmouth with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2016. He was heavily involved on campus working as a New Student Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, and Student Government senator. Michael is an avid writer focusing on screenwriting and creative fiction. He also loves indie/rock music the likes of Jimmy Eat World, The Gaslight Anthem, Sufjan Stevens, and Bon Iver.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.”- John Irving
HIGH SCHOOL: Freehold High School, Freehold, NJ
WORKS WITH: Students from Hudson, Union, Essex, Sussex, Passaic, Morris, and Bergen Counties in New Jersey, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi
PROFILE: Kristin received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Monmouth University in 2015. During her time as a student at Monmouth, Kristin was extremely involved with New Student Orientation, the Student Government Association, and her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. In her free time, Kristin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, drinking coffee, and taking trips to the beach.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." -Mother Teresa
COLLEGE: Gettysburg College (BA); Rutgers University (Ed. M.)
HIGH SCHOOL: Hunterdon Central Reginal High School
WORKS WITH: Students from Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Salem, and Mercer Counties in New Jersey, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and BSN Nursing Students
PROFILE: Laura received her Bachelors of Art from Gettysburg College and her Master’s Degree in College Student Affairs from Rutgers University. With over four years of experience working beside college-aged students, Laura is thrilled to join the Admissions team at Monmouth University. She is excited to have the chance to motivate high school students about college the same way that her admissions counselor did for her. She enjoys drinking coffee, sharing stories, time on the beach, and being with her two cats Hazel and Joseph.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." –Eleanor Roosevelt
Assistant to the Office of Undergraduate Admission
PHONE: 732 263-5380
COLLEGE: Monmouth College (BS)
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Organizing and managing the travel schedules and expense records of undergraduate admission. Processing housing and parking forms and deposits. Assisting the visitation coordinator with tours and group visits.
PROFILE: After graduating in 1975 from Monmouth College with a bachelor's degree in medical technology, Debbie worked at Jersey Shore Medical Center, and along with her husband (Monmouth Class of ’83!), raised two daughters. Following her love of Disney, she also worked for the Walt Disney Company as a store manager at The Disney Store. She brought her skills of customer service to her present job working with prospective students and families. Debbie feels being on staff here has been a rewarding way of promoting the school from which she learned, using her own knowledge and life experiences to help others achieve their goals.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "If you can dream it, you can do it." – Walt Disney
Admission Visitation Coordinator
PHONE: 732 263-5625
WORKS WITH: All prospective students and families who visit the University to coordinate tours, meetings with admission representatives, and helping them discover the many wonderful things about Monmouth.
PROFILE: After graduating high school, Casey attended dental assisting school in New Brunswick. She graduated with an X-ray license and then went back to school to be a certified (CDA) and registered (RDA) dental assistant. She and her husband have two beautiful children who have taught them that life is a blessing and that we need to be thankful and give back. Casey has spent many years raising money for charities for children with disabilities. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on vacation every year to Lake George, and relaxing on the beach.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world." – Helen Keller
College: BA Psychology, SUNY Oneonta; MBA, Baruch College - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Works with: Students interested in the Physician Assistant, Nursing, MBA, Computer Science, and Software Engineering programs, as well as international and non-matriculated students.
Profile: Laurie joined Monmouth University as an admissions counselor in 1999. Before her career in higher education, she worked as an administrator in hospitals and health care organizations. She grew up in New York but has lived in Monmouth County for many years.
College: BS, Monmouth University ; MBA, Monmouth University
Works with: Students interested in the MSN and MSW programs. Marketing and communication flow for the office.
Profile: Lucia joined the Graduate Admission team in 2015. She previously worked for the Office of Undergraduate Admission as an admission counselor for three years. During her undergraduate and graduate career at Monmouth she was a graduate assistant, junior counselor and student ambassador for the Undergraduate Admission Office. In her free time, Lucia enjoys traveling abroad with her husband Nick, who is also a Monmouth alumnus, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
College: BA, Marymount Manhattan College, MAT, Monmouth University
Works with: Students interested in Corporate and Public Communication, English, Public Policy, History, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Addiction Studies/Mental Health Counseling programs
Profile: Andrea joined the Graduate Admission team in 2007 where she handles the humanities programs. She previously worked in both Monmouth University’s Admission Processing Office and Registrar’s Office. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to music, attending concerts, reading a good book, and writing.
College: BA, Monmouth University
Profile: Katy is a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore and proud alumna of Monmouth University. She has been a part of the Monmouth University family of employees since 2001.