Find Your Admission Counselor

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

All Other Programs by Geographical Area

California
Lauren Maiola
Connecticut
Danielle Cates  
Florida
Allie Trafton  
Illinois
Matthew Carey  
Maine
Lauren Maiola  
Maryland
Tim Whittum
Massachusetts

Berkshire County: Lauren Maiola
Boston area: Michael Finkley
Bristol: Matthew Carey
The Cape: Matthew Carey
Cambridge: Michael Finkley
Concord: Tim Whittum
Essex County: Lauren Maiola
Fitchburg: Lauren Maiola
Franklin County: Lauren Maiola
Hampshire County:  Danielle Cates
Islands: Matthew Carey
Lexington: Tim Whittum
Lowell: Tim Whittum
Milton: Tim Whittum
Norton: Matthew Carey
Plymouth: Matthew Carey
Quincy: Matthew Carey
Springfield County: Danielle Cates
Waltham: Tim Whittum
Wellesley: Tim Whittum
Worcester: Danielle Cates

New Hampshire

Monadnock/Lake Sunapee: Brittany Flannery
Lakes/White Mountains: Brittany Flannery
Seacoast Area: Lauren Maiola
Select Schools in Merrimack County: Allie Trafton

New Jersey

Michael Finkley

New York

Michael Finkley

Pennsylvania

Michael Finkley

Rhode Island

Matthew Carey

Vermont

Brittany Flannery

Washington, DC

Danielle Cates

All Else
Michael Finkley

Freshman Admission Staff

 






Bethany Perkins
Director | Freshman Admission
Phone: 603.645.9611
Email: b.perkins@snhu.edu

I am a proud alumna of Southern New Hampshire University, having graduated with my Master’s 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” New Hampshire hospitality shown to me by a staff member when I first stepped foot on SNHU’s campus, and I knew I was “home.” That experience is shared with many first-time visitors; 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 something for those I love!

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

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Matthew Carey
Assistant Director
Phone: 603.645.9611
Email: m.carey1@snhu.edu

Earning two degrees from Southern New Hampshire University have been two huge accomplishments for me. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Studies with a concentration in Sport Management in 2010 and 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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Danielle Cates
Assistant Director
Phone: 603.645.9611
Email: d.cates@snhu.edu

I began my career in admissions shortly after graduating from the University of Georgia in 2007.  After working at colleges both in Atlanta and Chicago, I am thrilled to be part of the SNHU Admission team!  I enjoy being part of such an innovative organization that has so much to offer to students and employees alike.  

My favorite part of travel season is meeting the future of SNHU.  Every face that I come in contact with is a face that could potentially be a student here in the future. I cherish the fact that I can help them navigate the application process.  Since each student has a unique set of needs and goals, I believe in taking the time to make sure you have all the information you need to make the most educated decision about college. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and dog, Rainey.  I also enjoy spending time outdoors hiking and running.  I love to bake and am a huge Pinterest fan!

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Michael Finkley
Admission Counselor
Phone: 603.645.9611
Email: m.finkley@snhu.edu

“Don’t tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon!” This is a quote that has followed me throughout my educational experience.  I graduated from Allen University, Columbia, South Carolina in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. I worked in admissions throughout my undergraduate career; paving the way for students to succeed educationally.  Currently, I am a student at Southern New Hampshire University; I will be graduating with my Master’s in Education in May 2015!  Upon beginning school and employment at Southern New Hampshire University, I immediately felt at home.  With all of the smiling faces and pleasant conversations, I felt as if I was back in South Carolina. I LOVE it! I am very fortunate to be working and attending a university that brings out the best in me educationally and professionally.
As an admission counselor, I work closely with my students to assist and guide them along the application process; answering any and all questions they may have during this process.  Building a personal relationship with my students is a very important aspect; ensuring them they will be well taken care of here at Southern New Hampshire University.  YOU, ME, WE are Southern New Hampshire University where we believe there are no limits to what you can do, to what you can be, or to what you can achieve.
When I am not working, I enjoy attending church, cooking Southern cuisines, working out, singing and writing songs.  Looking forward to seeing you on campus soon!

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Brittany Flannery
Associate Director
Phone: 603.645.9611
Email: b.flannery@snhu.edu

I graduated in 2010 from Southern New Hampshire University with a B.S. in Business Administration - 3 Year Honors Program and went on to complete my Master’s in Marketing in 2011.

I have been with SNHU for almost five years and I love it!  My favorite part about being an admission counselor is meeting all of the students and building a relationship with them and their families.  I enjoy showing prospective students campus and seeing if this is the best fit for them.  I also plan all of our events on campus; I enjoy bringing together prospective students, faculty, and other departments to show students what SNHU is all about! The sense of community here at SNHU is amazing. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming! There is always something happening on campus, whether it is a local comedian at the Last Chapter Pub, or if it is a nice spring day and the students are out on Larkin Field playing games.

When I’m not at SNHU, I enjoy going out to the movies, trying new restaurants and going shopping. The Mall of New Hampshire is only 10 minutes from campus!

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Lauren Maiola
Admission Counselor / Culinary Coordinator
Phone: 603.645.9611
Email: l.maiola@snhu.edu

I graduated from Endicott College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. I worked in admissions during my undergraduate experience 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. I fell in love with the University so much so that I became a student myself and am currently working on my Master’s degree in Communication!

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, The Quill!

In my free time, I enjoy being constantly on the go! I love traveling, cooking, reading and spending time with my family. I hope to see you on the road or on campus at one of our Culinary Open House events soon!

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Allie Trafton
Assistant Director of Admission
Phone: 603.645.9611
Email: a.trafton@snhu.edu

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 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 love meeting students on the road and telling them about all of 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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Tim Whittum
Associate Director
Phone: 603.645.9611
Email: t.whittum@snhu.edu  
 
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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