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Meet Your Counselor

First-year applicants can browse the list below to find their counselor based on where their high school is geographically located.

Transfer Applicants can identify their admission counselor based on the “Transfer Admissions” designation in their profile.

Graduate Applicants can identify their admission counselor based on the program they are interested in/applying to.

First-Year, Transfer, & EOF Counselors

Priscilla Alicea
Priscilla Alicea
Interim Vice President of Enrollment
732-987-2745

Territories: NJ (Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, Warren), AK, DE, FL, GA, HI, PA, PR, VI

Hometown: Pawtucket, RI

Favorite Things About Georgian Court: The close-knit community

Favorite Book: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Fun Fact: I can speak two languages in one sentence

Favorite Quote: “A woman is like a teabag. It’s only when she’s in hot water that you realize how strong she is.” – Nancy Reagan

Carly Dayton
Carly Dayton
Undergraduate Admissions Recruiter/Counselor
732-987-2769

Hometown: Belmar, NJ

Favorite Things About Georgian Court: All of the staff truly care about the students and each other

Favorite Book: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Fun Fact: I got engaged in Kauai, Hawaii

Favorite Quote: “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Daniel Gallen
Daniel Gallen
Senior Assistant Director for Transfer Recruitment
732-365-4641

Territories: Transfer Admissions & First-Year Admissions for CA, IA, KS, MO, NV, OR, WA

Hometown: Brick, NJ

Favorite Things About Georgian Court: The personalized and individual support given to each student

Favorite Book: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Fun Fact: I love to cook!

Favorite Quote: “Some are destined to succeed, others are determined to.” – Henry Van Dyke

Aranka Lasala
Aranka LaSala
Undergraduate Admissions Recruiter/Counselor
732-987-2519

Hometown: Franklin Lakes, NJ

Favorite Things About Georgian Court: The welcoming environment!

Favorite Book: Good morning, I love you by Shauna Shapiro

Fun Fact: I was named after my mother and my grandmother, making me Aranka lll

Favorite Quote: “Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end.” – Seneca

Carly Moses
Carly Moses
Transfer Evaluator
732-987-2773

Hometown: Neptune, NJ

Favorite Things About Georgian Court: The closeness of the GCU community!

Favorite Book: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

Fun Fact: I have 3 doodles! A mini labradoodle, mini goldendoodle, and micro goldendoodle!

Favorite Quote: “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn

Alyson Rakocy
Alyson Rakocy
Admissions Counselor for Transfer Recruitment
732-987-2785

Hometown: Rochelle Park, NJ

Favorite Things About Georgian Court: The backstory of the Mansion

Favorite Book: Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

Fun Fact: I am a Personal Trainer

Favorite Quote: “Walk tall or don’t walk at all” – Bruce Springsteen

Omar Scott
Omar Scott
EOF Recruiter/Counselor
732-987-2738

Hometown: Newark, NJ

Favorite Things About Georgian Court: GCU Community

Favorite Book: Slam by Walter Dean Myers

Fun Fact: Baseball Fan

Favorite Quote: “It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”

Graduate Counselors

Maria Colon
Maria Colon ’05, MA ’12
Senior Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
732-631-8281

Working with Prospective Graduate Students For: All programs within the School of Business & Digital Media, Integrative Health, Master of Social Work (MSW), Theology

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Favorite Things About Georgian Court: Mercy Core values are a part of our everyday life!

Favorite Book: The Oddessy by Homer

Fun Fact: HUGE Turner Classic Movies fan

Favorite Quote: “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchill

Maureen Kotusky
Maureen Kotusky ’99, MA ’18
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
732-646-6694

Working with Prospective Graduate Students For: All Psychology related programs, Direct Entry Masters of Nursing (DE-MSN)

Hometown: Old Bridge, NJ

Favorite Things About Georgian Court: The faculty

Favorite Book: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Fun Fact: I was a shot putter in high school

Favorite Quote: “It is never too late to be what you might have been” – George Eliot

Kaitlyn Mulrane
Kaitlyn Mulrane ’18
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
732-838-9394

Working with Prospective Graduate Students For: All programs within the School of Education

Hometown: Ocean Gate, NJ

Favorite Things About Georgian Court: The history of the campus

Favorite Book: The 7 ½ Deaths of Evalyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Fun Fact: I lived in Scotland for a year where I got my Masters, and loved every day of it!

Favorite Quote: “You must always have faith in people. And, most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.” – Elle Woods