Find Your Admission Counselor


Admission counselors at SNHU specialize in academic programs or geographic areas. It’s often possible to meet us in your area; we make extensive visits to high schools and college fairs each year to meet with students and school counselors.

We hope to see you "on the road"!

Contact the Office of Admission if you have any questions.

Specific Programs

All 3Year Business Students: Kyle Viator
All Honors Program Students: Dr. Andrew Martino
All Full-time Transfer Students: Transfer
All Full-time Military Veteran Students: Brendan Stamm
All Advantage Students - Salem Students: Nicole Monahan

All Other Programs by Geographical Area


Allison Trafton


Lauren Maiola


Berkshire County: Lauren Maiola
Boston area: Tim Whittum
Bristol: Matthew Carey
The Cape: Matthew Carey
Concord: Tim Whittum
Essex County: Lauren Maiola
Fitchburg: Lauren Maiola
Franklin County: Lauren Maiola
Hampshire County:  Allison Trafton
Islands: Matthew Carey
Lexington: Tim Whittum
Lowell: Tim Whittum
Milton: Tim Whittum
Norton: Matthew Carey
Plymouth: Matthew Carey
Quincy: Matthew Carey
Springfield County: Allison Trafton
Wellesley: Allison Trafton
Worcester: Allison Trafton

New Hampshire

Monadnock/Lake Sunapee: Jessica Erb
Lakes/White Mountains: Jessica Erb
Seacoast Area: Bethany Perkins
Select Schools in Merrimack County: Maureen Kenney

New Jersey

Robert Cuzzi

New York

Robert Cuzzi


Robert Cuzzi

Rhode Island

Matthew Carey


Jessica Erb

Outside of the Northeast

Robert Cuzzi

Freshman Admission Staff

Bethany Perkins
Director of Admission

I, too, am a student at Southern New Hampshire University; I’ll be graduating with my Masters in Organizational Leadership in May 2014! I moved to the great city of Manchester, NH and started my career at SNHU in 2007 after working for a year in admissions at my alma mater, Georgia Southern University. After exploring other colleges and universities in the area, I was touched by the “Southern” hospitality shown to me by a staff member when I first stepped foot on SNHU’s campus, and I knew I was “home”. That feeling happens a lot for new visitors here; I hear from incoming students every year, “It just felt like home.”  Ask me more about my first time on campus when we meet. (The story is so much better in person, and I love telling stories!)

I am most proud of guiding students toward a university that is more innovative than any other college or university in the country – and not just because it’s trendy or because it makes the news – but because our innovations are in the name of helping students succeed. At SNHU, I can promise you this – We are not your typical university. While you will benefit from the traditional college experience (There’s nothing like it!), you will not have the typical college experience. And you will not graduate the typical college graduate either.

When I am not at work on our beautiful campus, you’ll probably find me and my family doing something that has to do with food – eating out downtown, shopping at a farmers market, or cooking up some of that soul food I love to make for those I love!

My team and I have the best job in introducing you to SNHU. I look forward to helping you determine whether our university feels like home to you too.

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Maureen Kenney
Assistant Director of Admission
Phone: 603.645.9611

I am a 2009 graduate of Saint Anselm College with a Bachelor of Arts in French and a current student here at Southern New Hampshire University working on my Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership. Being a part of the academic environment here at the university has helped me see firsthand the outstanding opportunities that the university provides every day.

One thing that is super important to me as an admission counselor is helping to make sure that in the college process, families make educated decisions about college. One of my favorite things to talk about to both large crowds and individual families is how to help pay for college! What is my personal mantra? College is possible for everyone!

When I am not reading applications or chatting with families about the college process, I enjoy singing opera, taking the stage in Community Theater, and trying as many great restaurants as I possibly can!

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Matthew Carey
Assistant Director
Phone: 603.645.9611

Earning two degrees from Southern New Hampshire University has been two huge accomplishments. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Sport Management in 2010; my master's degree in Marketing was completed in 2012. As a student here, I was the Vice President of the Sport Management Club and worked closely with the Manchester Monarchs.

As an admission counselor, I look forward to working with students and their families through the application process. My goal is to personalize each student’s path to becoming an SNHU student.

When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending time doing photography, watching movies and listening to country music!

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Jessica Erb
Assistant Director of Admission
Phone: 603.645.9611

I graduated from SNHU with my Bachelor of Arts in Social Science and am currently working on my Master's degree in Organizational Leadership. I’ve been working at SNHU since 2004. Not only is SNHU a great university for students, but it is also a great place to work for! SNHU received the Chronicle of Higher Education's “Great College to Work For” Award numerous times.

I will be traveling to Vermont and northern NH and am looking forward to working with you this year through the admission process.  My other role in the Office of Admission is to plan and run all campus events from our Open Houses to Penmen for a Day. We want you to see and hear what it's like to be a student at SNHU.  Come visit and take a tour to experience our Penmen Pride!

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family (my husband, two boys, and dogs). I also enjoy the outdoors. NH is the ideal place for outdoor adventures!

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Tim Whittum
Associate Director
Phone: 603.645.9611
After graduating from Stetson University (FL) in 2006, my wife and I moved back to New Hampshire to begin the next stage of our lives. After two years of working in admissions with another institution, I began my career with SNHU in July of 2010 and quickly felt at home. I love the positive energy of our campus and am continually impressed by the institution’s incredible growth and commitment to a first-class educational experience. In the summer of 2013 I became an SNHU graduate myself, graduating with my Master’s degree in Criminal Justice.
My favorite part of admissions is working closely with students and their families and assisting them in finding a school that is the “right fit”. I can’t express how awesome it is to see “my” students walking around campus and hearing about their great SNHU experience!
In my free time I spend a lot of time with my wife and our three (large) dogs. I am an avid fantasy football player and love lifting weights and working out. Hope to see you on campus soon!

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Rob Cuzzi
Admission Counselor

Southern New Hampshire University has paved the way for me in many different facets, most importantly being educationally. I have received two degrees from the university thus far, and I could not be more proud.  I earned a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management with a minor in Pre-Law in 2011; I also completed my Master of Science in Sport Management with a concentration in athletic administration in 2013. Through both of those endeavors, I took advantage of many opportunities including working in the American Hockey League with the Manchester Monarchs and working for ESPN with Disney Sports in Kissimmee, Florida.

As an admission counselor, I truly believe that building a personal relationship is the most important aspect of my job. I take great pride in building a relationship between myself and the prospective students to ensure their comfort from their inquiry into the University to their ultimate decision of where to attend college.

When I am not in the office I enjoy playing hockey, watching any and all sporting events, and going to the gym.

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Allison Trafton
Assistant Director of Admission

I’m a proud graduate of SNHU with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and I am currently working on my Master’s degree in Communication.

During my time at SNHU I was the Captain of the Women’s Cross Country team, Advertising Editor of the school newspaper and played a ton of intramural softball. Another huge part of my undergraduate career was internships; I interned at StyleBoston, Easter Seals, Kiss 108 and Jammin’ 94.5.

As an admission counselor, I travel through Connecticut and Central Massachusetts. I love meeting students on the road and telling them about all the amazing opportunities that SNHU has to offer. I pride myself on the one on one attention I can offer my students. For me, the most important aspect of the admission process is building the best relationships I can with my students and families! I believe that SNHU is a special place and I want to share that with as many students as possible. I hope I can help students have that “WOW” moment when they walk onto our beautiful campus and feel at home!

When I’m not in the office I love going for long runs, finding new restaurants to try and hanging out with my family and kitten, Finley!

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Lauren Maiola
Admission Counselor / Culinary Coordinator

I graduated from Endicott College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. During my undergraduate experience I worked in admissions and couldn’t wait to pursue such a fun and dynamic career after graduation.  Southern New Hampshire University was on the top of my list of universities to work for!

My favorite part of my job is connecting with students, hearing about their goals and aspirations, and showing them how SNHU can help them get there. Southern New Hampshire University is constantly evolving to be an educational leader promoting student success.

My other role in the office is Culinary Coordinator, which means I am your go-to person for culinary questions. I love working with culinary students because they are always very passionate. It’s also a benefit to enjoy our students’ talents eating at our student-run restaurant on campus!

In my free time, I enjoy being constantly on the go! I love traveling, cooking, reading and spending time with my family.

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