Future students

Meet Your Admissions Counselor

HACC has a team of Admissions Counselors who serve to introduce you to the College. Our Admissions Counselors are here to answer your questions about everything HACC has to offer.

Admissions Counselors are listed below in the following order:

  • Gettysburg Campus
  • Harrisburg Campus
  • Lancaster Campus
  • Lebanon Campus
  • York Campus
  • International Students
  • Virtual Learning (Online)



Andrea Lazarus

Admissions Counselor at the Gettysburg Campus

Hometown: Fayette County, PA

High school attended: Frazier High School

College attended: York College of Pennsylvania, Millersville University

Degree(s)/major: B.A. Professional Writing, M.A. English

Interest/hobbies: I like reading, writing, running, and live music. I love spending time with my husband Sean, our two cats, and our beagle-mix dog.

A note from Andrea: Education changes lives! It is one of the few things that stays with you your whole life. I truly believe in HACC and HACC students. Contact me to find out how HACC can help you start your educational journey.
High School territory includes 21st Century After School Program, Bermudian Springs, Biglerville, Delone Catholic, Hanover, New Oxford, Northern York, South Western

Contact Andrea:  

Sara Maines

Admission Counselor at the Gettysburg Campus

Hometown: Gettysburg, PA

High school attended: Gettysburg High School

College attended: Harrisburg Area Community College

Degree(s)/major: AA General Studies

Interests/hobbies: Spending time with family and Dachshund Chi, motorcycle riding, photography, cooking, and experiencing new places.

A note from Sara: As a HACC graduate, I am excited to share all the opportunities at HACC. Contact me to learn about our exciting programs and dual-enrollment options at HACC.

High School territory includes Adams County Tech Prep, Chambersburg Area Career Magnet, Chambersburg Area, Cumberland Valley Christian, Fairfiled Area, Fannett- Metal, Franklin County CTC, Gettysburg Area, Greencastle-Antrim, James Buchanan, Littlestown, Shippensburg Area, Waynesboro Area. 

Contact Sara:


Beth Kranzel

Admission Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA

High school attended: Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School

College attended: Harrisburg Area Community College, Shippensburg University

Degree(s)/major: AA in Social Sciences and BS in Social Work

Interests/hobbies:  Gardening, cooking, reading, and pursuing new challenges.

A note from Beth: My passion is your success. I am a proud nontraditional HACC alumna with ten years’ experience working with high school students. Please contact me if you are a high school student exploring college pathways, a nontraditional student looking to follow your dream, or if you are seeking personal enrichment to learn a new skill or change careers. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

High School territory includes Big Spring, Boiling Springs, Carlisle, Carlisle Christian, Cumberland Valley, Harrisburg Christian Academy, Hershey, Milton- Hershey, River Rock Academy, Trinity, West Shore Christain Academy, Yellow Breeches

Contact Beth:  


Stephanie Maben

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA

High school attended: Cumberland Valley High School

College attended: University of Pittsburgh and Arizona State University

Degree(s)/major: BA in Political Science and MA in Sociology

Interests/hobbies: Traveling, hiking, binging Netflix, and spending time with friends and family.

A note from Stephanie: HACC is an amazing community of talented professors and supportive staff members. If you are looking to transform your life through education, I am happy to speak to you about the exciting possibilities at HACC and guide you through the process.

High School territory includes Bishop McDevitt, Camp Hill, Cedar Cliff, Greenwood, East Pennsboro, Harrisburg Academy, Lower Dauphin, Mechanicsburg, Middletown, Newport, Red Land, Susquenita, West Perry

Contact Stephanie:

Michael Turi

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus

Hometown: Hughesville, PA

High school attended: Hughesville High School

Colleges attended: Lock Haven University and Northern Arizona University

Degree(s)/major: BS Education and M.Ed. Counseling/Human Relations

Interests/hobbies: My family, reading, movies, sports, politics

A note from Michael: The pathway to many of the fastest-growing and best-paying careers start at HACC. Contact me today to schedule an appointment. We will discuss how a degree from HACC can help you reach your goals.

High School territory includes Central Dauphin, Central Dauphin East, Cornell Abraxas, Cumberland Perry VoTech, Dauphin County VoTech, East Juniata, Halifax, Harrisburg, Juniata, Line Mountain, Loysville Youth Dev Center, MidWest, Mifflin, Mifflin County Academy Science Tech, Mifflinburg, Millersburg, Sci Tech, Selinsgrove, Steel High, Sun Tech, Susquehanna Twp, Upper Dauphin

Contact Michael:    


Nakia Eckert

Admissions Counselor at the Lancaster Campus

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

High School Attended: J.P. McCaskey High School, Lancaster, PA

College(s) Attended: University of Pittsburgh and  Millersville University 

Degree(s)/major: BA in Communication and French and M.Ed. in School Counseling

Interests/Hobbies: CrossFit, Running, and spending time with my husband, our cat Louey and our new baby

A note from Nakia: I am excited to help you get started on your educational journey! From high school, students who want to get a jump-start on their college educations to those looking for a career change or a fresh start and everything in between, I am here to help! Please feel free to contact me to get started on the path to success today!

High School territory includes Conestoga Christian School, Conestoga Valley, Dayspring Christian Academy, Donegal, Faith Mennonite, Janus School, Lampeter-Strasburg, Lancaster Catholic, Lancaster County CTC - Brownstown, Mt. Joy, and Willow Street Campuses, Lancaster Mennonite School - Lancaster Campus, Pequea Valley, Prospect Grove, Twin Valley Bible Academy and Warwick.

Contact Nakia:

Chala Thomas

Interim Admission Counselor at the Lancaster Campus

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

High school attended: Lampeter Strasburg High School, Lancaster PA

College attended: HACC, currently attending Elizabethtown College

Degree(s)/major: AA in Business Administration, continuing to receive BS

Interests/hobbies: I enjoy the outdoors, gardening and cooking fresh herbs from my home garden. I love playing sports with my two sons and listening to oldies but goodies music.

A note from Chala: As a proud nontraditional HACC alumna, I am excited to share all the opportunities HACC has to offer. I want to hear your “WHY”, why HACC and how can we translate your “why” into achieving a great college experience.

High School territory includes Columbia, La Academia Partnership Charter School, Lancaster Country Day School, Lancaster County Christian School-Leola and West Lampeter Campuses, Linville Hill Christian School, McCaskey Campus, Octorara, Penn Manor, Phoenix Academy, Solanco, Sonlight River Brethren, The Stone Independent School, Veritas Academy.

Contact Chala:    

Marcia Waters

Admissions Counselor at the Lancaster Campus

Hometown: Pottstown, PA

High school attended: St. Pius X High School

College attended: West Chester University

Degree(s)/major: BS in Business Administration and MS in Higher Ed Counseling/Student Affairs

Interests/hobbies: Reading, cooking, genealogy, and spending time with my family and friends

A note from Marcia: Education means change. Are you ready for a change? I am more than happy to speak with you about the educational opportunities offered at HACC. I can help you take the next step toward your goal.

High School territory includes Cocalico, Elizabethtown, Ephrata Mennonite School, Ephrata, Garden Spot, Hempfield, Linden Hall, Lititz Christian School, Manheim Central, Manheim Township, Mount Calvary Christian School, New Haven Mennonite School, Pleasant Valley Mennonite School and Terre Hill Mennonite, 

Contact Marcia:    


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Maria Salinas

Admissions Counselor at the Lebanon Campus

Hometown: El Paso, TX

High school attended: Mission Early College High School

Colleges attended: El Paso Community College, University of Texas at El Paso, Ohio State University

Degree(s)/major: B.A. English and American Literature, M.A. Medieval and Early British Literature

Interests/hobbies: I’m a voracious reader, and also enjoy writing. As of January 2019, I also spend much of my time training my miniature poodle, Oliver.

A note From Maria: I was part of the second class at an experimental high school in my hometown; it was conceived as a way to give students from low-income communities get a head start on college education. This helped set me up to take college-level classes throughout my high school years, and propelled me to a career within higher education. I have benefited from the many influential people and the wonderful opportunities presented to me, and I’d love to help present those opportunities to future students as well! Please contact me to learn more about the wonderful training available at HACC-Lebanon.

High School territory includes Cleona, Blue Mountain Academy, Blue Mountain, Conrad Weiser, Fairview Mennonite, Gillingham Charter, Hamburg Marcia, Jonestown Mennonite, Lebanon Catholic School, Lebanon Christian Academy, Lebanon County CTC, Mahoney Area, Marian, Millbach Mennonite, Minersville, Myerstown Mennonite, Nativity BVM,New Covenant Christian School, North Schuylkil, Pine Grove, Pottsville, Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill IU, Schuylkill Technology (North and South), Shenandoah Valley, Tamaqua Area,Tulpehocken, and Yellow Breeches Educational Center (Lebanon County.) Crest, Eastern Lebanon Co, Lebanon, Northern Lebanon, and Palmyra.

Contact Maria:


Stepheni Anderson

Admissions Counselor at the York Campus

Hometown: Hanover, PA

High school attended: Hanover High School

Colleges attended: HACC, Penn State York, Walden University

Degree(s)/major: BS in Business Marketing/Management, MBA in Marketing

Interests/hobbies: Traveling, teaching ZUMBA, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends  

A note From Stepheni: As an alumni of HACC, I am very proud of all that HACC has to offer its students and communities. I am passionate about helping students reach their goals. I invite you to contact me today. I can walk you through the step-by-step process of furthering your education at HACC.

High School territory includes Bible Baptist Christian Academy, Central York, Christian School of York, Crispus Attucks Youthbuild Charter School, Dallastown, Dover, Eastern York, Family Life Ministries International Academy, Garbers Mennonite School, Hanover Mennonite School, Helen Thackston Charter School, Hilda Goodling Impact Academy, Hope Academy, Hope Christian School of Hanover, Kennard-Dale, Kralltown Mennonite School, Logos Academy, Missionary Bible Baptist Academy, Northeastern, Pleasant Hill Christian School, Red Lion, River Rock Academy - Red Lion, Red Lion Christian School, River Rock Academy - Spring Grove, Soaring Heights School, Spring Grove, Susquehannock, Tidings of Peace Christian School, West York, William Penn, York Adams Academy, York Catholic, York County School of Technology, York Country Day School and York Suburban.

Contact Stepheni:  


Jill Matolyak

International Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

High school attended: Stroudsburg High School

College attended: Point Park University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Degree(s)/major: BS in Human Resources Management and MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education

Interests/hobbies: Spending time with my husband and two sons, cooking and all kinds of music

A note from Jill: I have over 15 years experience in the field of higher education admissions, including more than ten years in International Admissions. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn about other parts of the world from my students. I am here to assist you with the application, visa and arrival process. I look forward to helping you enroll at HACC.

High School territory includes 21st Century Cyber Charter School, Agora Cyber Charter School, Bellefonte Area High School, Belleville Mennonite School, Brandywine Virtual Academy, Centre County Christian Academy, Commonwealth Connections/Charter Academy, Grace Prep High School, Lewisburg High School, Loyalsock High School, Maranatha Christian School, Meadowbrook Christian School, Midd West High School, Mifflin County Christian Academy, Milton High School, Mount Carmel Area High School, Northumberland Christian School, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School, PA Distance Learning Charter School, PA Virtual Charter School, Penn View Christian Academy, Penns Valley Area Junior-Senior High School, Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Saint Louis De Montfort Academy, Shamokin Area High School, Shikellamy Area High School, State College Area High School, Sunbury Christian Academy, SusQ-Cyber Charter School, Susquehanna Bible Academy, Victory Baptist Christian Academy, Warrior Run High School, Capital Academy, Capital Area School for the Arts (CASA), Covenant Christian Academy, Tri-Valley, Williams Valley *In addition to all schools outside of Pennsylvania*

Contact Jill:


Natalie Toma

Director of Admissions

Hometown: Altoona, PA

High school attended: Altoona Area High School

College attended: Harrisburg Area Community College and Siena Heights University

Degree(s)/major: Certificate in Massage Therapy, AA in Hospitality Management and BS in Occupational Studies

Interests/hobbies: Spending time with my husband and our cat, Nesta.  I love spending time outdoors and enjoy hiking and camping. 

A note from Natalie: As a first generation college student, I can relate to the feelings of fear and excitement with making the decision to start school. We are here to support you as you start your educational journey.  I am excited for you to start at HACC and look forward to the positive impact education will have on your life.

Contact Natalie: