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Meet Your Admissions Counselor

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)

 

GETTYSBURG CAMPUS

Andrea Lazarus

Director of Admissions at the Gettysburg, Harrisburg and Lebanon Locations

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: Bermudian Springs High School, Biglerville High School, Delone Catholic High School, New Oxford High School, Northern York High School

Contact Andrea:  
717-339-3526
aklazaru@hacc.edu
Schedule a video or phone appointment with me.

Lolita Lupian

Admissions Counselor at the Gettysburg Campus

Hometown: McSherrystown, PA

High School Attended: Biglerville High School

Colleges Attended: Harrisburg Area Community College

Degree(s)/major: AA in General Studies

Interests/hobbies: Reality TV (90 Day Fiancé-All of them!), stand-up comedy, DIY projects, organizing, listening to music, Most importantly spending time with my kids and watching them grow, learn and be happy.

A note from Lolita: After many years, I finally completed my associate's degree at HACC. The long journey was truly worth it. If you are determined, YOU can make it happen. HACC provides a positive environment with many opportunities and resources to help you succeed. I’m excited to help you get started or continue your educational journey at HACC. También hablo Español y me encantaría brindarle ayuda con todo lo que sea necesario.

High school territory: Adams County Tech Prep, Fairfield High School, Gettysburg Area High School, Hanover High School, Littlestown High School, South Western Senior High School

Contact Lolita:
717-339-3505
lllupian@hacc.edu  
Schedule a video or phone appointment with me
Favor de programar una conferencia video o telefonica conmigo.
 

Sara Maines

Executive Director of Admissions

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: Chambersburg Area Career Magnet, Chambersburg Area High School,, Cumberland Valley Christian School, Fannett- Metal Senior High School, Franklin County CTC, Greencastle-Antrim Senior High School, James Buchanan High School, Shippensburg Area Senior High School, Waynesboro Area Senior High School

Contact Sara:
717-339-3514
slmaines@hacc.edu
 

HARRISBURG CAMPUS

Natalie Flores

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus

Hometown: Allentown, PA

High school attended: Roberto Clemente Charter School

College attended: Pennsylvania State University

Degree(s)/major: B.S. Rehabilitation and Human Services, M.Ed. Higher Education

Interest/hobbies: I enjoy painting with mixed media and spending time with my Great Pyrenees and Pomeranian mix dogs.

A note from Natalie: “Education is the one thing that no one can take from you.” This is one of my favorite quotes by B.B. King because I know the difference education makes in our lives. I believe in everyone’s ability to succeed here at HACC and I look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals. I am also fluent in Spanish and would be more than happy to assist you with any questions. También hablo Español y me encantaría brindarle ayuda con todo lo que sea necesario.

High school territory: Annville Cleona High School*, Conrad Weiser High School, East Lebanon High School (ELCO), Lebanon Catholic School, Lebanon County CTC, Lebanon CTC, Lebanon High School, New Covenant Christian School, Northern Lebanon, Palmyra, Pine Grove Area High School, Tamaqua HS, Tulpehocken Junior Senior High School

Contact Natalie:
717-339-3509
nflores@hacc.edu
Schedule a video or phone appointment with me.
Favor de programar una conferencia video o telefonica conmigo.

Chikobi Ijomah

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus

Hometown: Milwaukee WI

High School Attended: Central Dauphin High School

College Attended: Harrisburg Area Community College, Shippensburg University

Degree(s)/major: B.A. in Public Relations

Interest/Hobbies: Traveling, writing, watch/play sports, attend concerts/festivals, hanging out with friends and family

A note from Chikobi: HACC is a wonderful opportunity to complete your degree or earn credits towards a degree at an affordable price. As a former HACC student I can speak first hand on the benefits of coming to HACC. Whether you are an incoming or returning student feel free to reach out to me. I will help put you in the best position to earn employment following graduation.

High school territory: Central Dauphin High School, Central Dauphin East High School, Dauphin County Technical School (CHS), Harrisburg (CHS), Harrisburg SciTech, Steelton-Highspire, Halifax (CHS), Upper Dauphin, Middletown, Millersburg

Contact Chikobi:
717-780-2574
csijomah@hacc.edu
Schedule a video or phone appointment with me.

Megan Kennedy

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus

Hometown: Lititz, PA

High school attended: Warwick High School

College attended: Millersville University and Shepherd University

Degree(s)/major: B.A. Art (Painting), M.A. College Student Development and Administration

Interest/hobbies: I like reading, hiking and being outdoors. I have two horses whom I love and compete in Dressage. I also love spending time with my family and friends.

A note from Megan: I truly believe that education is one of the greatest things we can do for ourselves and others. HACC is an amazing place to expand your education and I would love to talk to you about the many opportunities waiting for you at HACC.

High school territory: Camp Hill, Capital Area School for the Arts (CASA), Cedar Crest (CHS), East Pennsboro, Greenwood, Harrisburg Academy, Hershey, Hershey Christian School, Mechanicsburg, Milton Hershey (DE & CHS), Newport, Susquenita, West Perry

Contact Megan:
717-339-3523
mekenned@hacc.edu
Schedule a video or phone appointment with me.

Avery Pageler

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus

Hometown: Wormleysburg, PA

High School Attended: Cedar Cliff High school

Colleges attended: HACC Harrisburg campus, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Degree(s)/major: B.A. in Psychology

Interests/hobbies: Weightlifting, hiking, spending time outdoors, and reading

A note from Avery: I was a former HACC student and I had the opportunity to come back and help create an atmosphere that continues to create amazing opportunities for students. Most importantly, my goal is your success! I am excited to hear about your passions and goals, and to develop a plan to make the HACC experience educational, creative, and fun.

High school territory: Big Spring (ACCT CHS), Boiling Springs (DE only), Carlisle (Math CHS), Carlisle Christian, Cornell Abraxas, East Juniata, Harrisburg Christian Academy, Juniata, Line Mountain, Loysville Youth Dev Center, MidWest, Mifflin, Mifflin County Academy Science Tech, Mifflinburg, Selinsgrove, Trinity, West Shore Christian Academy

Contact Avery:
717-780-2682
ampagele@hacc.edu
Schedule a video or phone appointment with me.

Hannah Whitman

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus

Hometown: Lebanon, PA

High school attended: Cedar Crest High School

College attended: Millersville University

Degree(s)/major: B.S. in Secondary Social Studies Education (7-12)

Interest/hobbies: I enjoy watching, playing, and coaching field hockey, bingeing Netflix, and spending time with my friends and family.

A note from Hannah: As your admissions counselor, I am here to help YOU! I am here to support you through the college application process, so don’t be afraid to explore our programs and ask tough questions! HACC offers amazing opportunities and I look forward to helping you take the next steps toward your educational goals!

High school territory: Bishop McDevitt, Cedar Cliff (CHS), Cumberland Perry VoTech (CHS), Cumberland Vally (CHSSS), Lower Dauphin, Red Land (CHS), River Rock Academy, SUN Area Technical Institute, Susquehanna Twp, Yellow Breeches Education Center

Contact Hannah:

717-736-4135
hcwhitma@hacc.edu 
Schedule a video or phone appointment with me.

LANCASTER CAMPUS

Abderrahim Kherchttou

Admissions Counselor at the Lancaster Campus

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

High school attended: El Farahidi, Morocco

College attended: HACC Lancaster, Penn State Harrisburg, West Chester University

Degree(s)/major: BS in Criminal Justice and MS in Human Resource Management (in progress)

Interests/hobbies: Reading, soccer, tennis, traveling, movies, theater, and outdoor activities.

A note from Abderrahim: As a proud HACC alumnus, I can attest that HACC will provide you with the knowledge you need to further your academic progress and develop the skills necessary to fulfill your professional goals in a small, fun, and engaging learning environment. Feel free to reach out to me to discuss your educational plans.

High school territory: Cherryhill Mennonite,Cocalico High School, Elizabethtown High School, Ephrata High School (CHS), Garden Spot High School, Lancaster Mennonite (CHS), Linden Hall, Lititz Christian School, Manheim Central, Mt. Calvary Christian School, Warrick

Contact Abderrahim:

717-358-2958
akhercht@hacc.edu
Schedule a video or phone appointment with me.

Drew Scoggin

Admissions Counselor at the Lancaster Campus

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

High School: Hempfield High School

College Attended: Duquesne University

Degree(s)/Major: B.A. in International Relations and Spanish

Interest/Hobbies: Going on adventures with my dog Phillie, watching/playing baseball, playing the saxophone, and grilling

A note from Drew: Working to receive a good education can be one of the most rewarding and important achievements of your life. At HACC, it is a comfort knowing that I work on a team that wants to help every student get the best education they can, while maintaining a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for students and staff. I look forward to speaking with you and trying to help in any way I can. También hablo Español y me encantaría brindarle ayuda con todo lo que sea necesario.

High school territory: Conestoga Christian School, CTC (three locations, CHS), Day Spring Christian Academy, Donegal High School (CHS), Ephrate Mennonite School, Hempfield (DE/CHS), Janus School, Lancaster Catholic (CHS), Lancaster County Christian School (two campuses), Linville Hill Christian School, Manheim Township, Sun Light River Brethern

Contact Drew:
717-339-3527
drscoggi@hacc.edu 
Schedule a video or phone appointment with me
Favor de programar una conferencia video o telefonica conmigo.

Chala Thomas

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: Columbia High School (DE), Conestoga Valley (CHS), La Academic Partnership Charter School (DE), Lampeter – Strasburg, Lancaster Country Day School, McCaskey Campus (JP McCaskey and McCaskey East) DE School District Lancaster, Octorara, Penn Manor, Pequea Valley, Phoenix Academy, Solanco, Stone Independent School, Veritas Academy.

Contact Chala:    
717-358-2879
cmthomas@hacc.edu
Schedule a video or phone appointment with me

LEBANON CAMPUS

Natalie Flores

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus

Hometown: Allentown, PA

High school attended: Roberto Clemente Charter School

College attended: Pennsylvania State University

Degree(s)/major: B.S. Rehabilitation and Human Services, M.Ed. Higher Education

Interest/hobbies: I enjoy painting with mixed media and spending time with my Great Pyrenees and Pomeranian mix dogs.

A note from Natalie: “Education is the one thing that no one can take from you.” This is one of my favorite quotes by B.B. King because I know the difference education makes in our lives. I believe in everyone’s ability to succeed here at HACC and I look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals. I am also fluent in Spanish and would be more than happy to assist you with any questions. También hablo Español y me encantaría brindarle ayuda con todo lo que sea necesario.

High school territory: Annville Cleona High School*, Conrad Weiser High School, East Lebanon High School (ELCO), Lebanon Catholic School, Lebanon County CTC, Lebanon CTC, Lebanon High School, New Covenant Christian School, Northern Lebanon, Palmyra, Pine Grove Area High School, Tamaqua HS, Tulpehocken Junior Senior High School

Contact Natalie:
717-339-3509
nflores@hacc.edu
Schedule a video or phone appointment with me.
Favor de programar una conferencia video o telefonica conmigo.

YORK CAMPUS

Stepheni Anderson

Director of Admissions at the Lancaster and York locations

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, 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: Central York High School (CHS/DE), Kennard-Dale High School (CHS/DE), Spring Grove Area High School (CHS/DE)

Contact Stepheni:  
717-801-3237
sdanders@hacc.edu
Schedule a video or phone appointment with me.

Rickiea Cohen

Admissions Counselor at the York Campus

Hometown: Bridgeport, Connecticut

High school attended: William Penn Senior High School, York, PA

College attended: Lincoln University, currently attending University of Maryland Global Campus

Degree(s)/major: Dual BS- Mass Communications (Broadcast and Print Journalism), continuing to receive MBA

Interests/hobbies: I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, watching anything Marvel, and listening to music.

A note from Rickiea: Education is important, it gives people the knowledge and skills they require to take on everyday challenges. HACC is here to assist you with any educational challenges you may face. Please reach out to me to find out how HACC can help you take the next step toward your goals.

High school territory: Christian School of York (CHS/DE), Dover Area High Sschool (CHS/DE), Hope Christian School of Hanover, Missionary Bible Baptist Academy, Northeastern Senior High School (DE), Pleasant Hill Christian School, Red Lion Christian School, River Rock Academy - Red Lion (DE), Soaring Heights School, Tidings of Peace Christian School, West York Area High School (DE), William Penn Senior High School (DE), York County School of Technology (DE/CHS), York Suburban Senior High School (DE)

Contact Rickea:
717-801-3238
RCOHEN@hacc.edu
Schedule a video or phone appointment with me.

INTERNATIONAL & VIRTUAL LEARNING ADMISSIONS

Jill Matolyak

International & Virtual Admissions Coordinator

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: 21st Century Cyber Charter School, Bellefonte Area High School, Belleville Mennonite School, Capital Academy, Centre County Christian Academy, Commonwealth Connections/Charter Academy, Covenant Christian Academy, Grace Prep High School, Lewisburg High School, Line Mountain, 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.

Contact Jill:
717-780-2403
jclandis@hacc.edu
Schedule a video or phone appointment with me.