Nickname: Sporty Spice and the Groove
Hometown:Richland, PA (Lebanon County)
B.S., Psychology, minor in German, Eastern University
“Undergraduate Admissions, how may I help you?” All Customer Service aspects of the Admissions Office, including University Visitors Center reception area, and phone, e-mail, and instant chat inquiries in the Communications Center. Assist in the evaluation of recruited athletes. Recruitment Territory: Monmouth, Mercer, Somerset, and Ocean Counties in NJ. A large portion of my home state of Pennsylvania (not including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh).
How did I get my nickname?
My nickname stems from two of the biggest motivators in my life…sports and music. In addition to playing three sports in high school and college, I am an avid sports fan, with Philadelphia sports teams being at the forefront! And to quote Peter, Paul, and Mary, “I dig rock and roll music, and I love to get the chance to play, and sing it!”
An interesting fact about the University that I discovered recently.
Our tour guides and customer service staff are in a league of their own!
The best thing to see or do when visiting campus
Without a doubt, Main Street. Although all of our buildings have their own unique and compelling aspects, what lies outside of the institutional realm at the University of Delaware is the trump card of the college search poker hand, if you will. Take a walk up The Green and a stroll down Main Street…now that’s the total college package!
Words of advice for a student who is applying.
Visit all of the schools to which you are thinking of applying. When visiting, ask yourself, “Is this a place I could see myself spending the next four years of my life?” Not all schools are for all students; keep your options open!
The coolest Delaware experience
Watching both of my sons graduate from the University of Delaware in 2008 and 2009!
First Concert - The Byrds, at Lebanon Valley College in 1968
First Car - 1974 brown Ford Maverick with the seat belts cut out and an 8-track player!
First Record - "Sugar Shack" by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs (it was a `45)
First Professional Sports Game - July 30, 1969 Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies at Connie Mack Stadium in Philadelphia (it was a doubleheader). Hank Aaron hit a home run in the first game (Phils lost 6-3); Richie Allen hit two home runs in Game 2, which was won by the Phillies, 4-3. My brother and I were on a bus trip and one of the buses in our convoy was hit by a sniper on the way home!
First Pet - a white rabbit that I won at an Easter egg hunt named Fluffy. the last thing my mom said to me as I walked out the door to the egg hunt was, "Do NOT come back with anything that breathes!"...Whoops.
Nine favorite songs on my play list (Lisa likes music, a lot, so she gets nine answers)
"Baby, If" by Honey & Milk
“Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan
“The Long and Winding Road” by The Beatles
“I Want You Back” by The Jackson Five
"Stoned Love" by The Supremes
"Got to Give it Up" by Marvin Gaye
"Tree By The River" by Iron and Wine
"Just My Imagination" by The Temptations
Anything by the Catonsville HS Steel Drum Band