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Undergraduate Admissions Staff

Michael BennettMichael Bennett
Assistant Director, Admissions 
610.902.8550 or 267.417.6453

PA Counties: Bradford, Bucks, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming

NJ Counties: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, Warren


Hometown: Southampton, PA (Bucks County)
Education: Bachelor of Science in business and history minor from Penn State University
Interests: Technology (biased toward Google), games (tabletop, food, card), sports (Philly-focused) and sweets! 
About Me: I enjoy spending my free time working on “the current project” which could be anything from building websites to juggling. I am always trying to learn something new.
Favorite Place on Campus: I think Cavs Corner is the best place on campus because good food has a way of bringing people together and making them happy.
Fun Fact: I have never been west of Ohio but I am always up for new opportunities!

Andrea CunninghamAndrea Cunningham
Admissions Counselor

PA Counties: Philadelphia

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Interests: Movies, music, and food!
About Me: I’m a city girl from Philly who loves helping and making a difference. I have a creative side which leads me to sometimes randomly trying new craft ideas, cooking or baking, changing my hair, or dabbling in make-up.
Fav Place on Campus: My favorite place at Cabrini would have to be the Admissions Office! It’s such a lively place to meet great people and start a new and exciting journey.
Fun Fact: I have a Maltese named Brooklyn who is the cutest little dog! She likes to sit on your lap and take naps all day. She’s my fur-kid!

Giavanna Garsey

Givanna Garsey

Admissions Counselor

PA Counties: Montgomery


Hometown: Philadelphia PA

Education: Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management, from Temple University 
Interests:  I love exploring the city! My favorite thing to do is trying new restaurants and attractions in Philly, especially during the different seasons. About me: I love spending time with my family and friends! I enjoying going on adventures, traveling and trying new things! I really like meeting new people and helping others.
Favorite Place on Campus: Campus is so beautiful, but I would have to say that the Mansion is my favorite place! It is so beautiful and has so much history behind it.
Fun fact: I went to school for Hospitality Operations because I have always wanted to own my own hotel! It is still a dream of mine, and I hope to one day open the doors to my own Hotel!

Pamela Guzman
Pamela Guzman

Counselor, Admissions

Se habla español.

PA County: Select Schools in Philadelphia and New Jersey along with Hispanic students from these areas.

Camden Academy Charter High School (NJ), Leap Academy University Charter School (NJ), Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School (Philadelphia), Mastery Charter HS, Hardy Williams High Campus (Philadelphia), Mastery Charter High School, Lenfest Campus (Philadelphia), Mastery Charter Pickett Campus (Philadelphia), Mastery Charter Shoemaker Campus (Philadelphia), Mastery Charter Thomas Campus (Philadelphia), Simon Gratz Mastery Charter High School (Philadelphia), Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter High School (Philadelphia),  Olney Charter High School (Philadelphia), Edison-Fareira High School (Philadelphia), Community Academy of Philadelphia Charter School (Philadelphia), Mariana Bracetti Academy High School (Philadelphia)

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a double minor in Latin American Studies and Spanish from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Interests: Different cultures, diversity and inclusion in the workforce, performing, and reading quotes.
About me: My family is my number one support system. I'm very family oriented and I love going to the Dominican Republic to spend time with my family.
On my spare time, I love going out to dance and to watch professional dancers perform.
Favorite place on campus: Commons, it's like the heart of campus!
Fun fact: Growing up, I wanted to be a professional volleyball player.

Se habla español.

Andy Halstead

Andrew Halstead
Assistant Director, Admissions 

PA Counties: Columbia, Delaware, Lehigh, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Snyder, Tioga, Union


Hometown: Glenolden, PA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in French from Immaculata University (plus dual education certs: elementary and special ed) and Master of Arts in educational leadership from Immaculata University
Interests: Dance, pop culture, city life (living in the City of Brotherly Love and all of its glory), education, healthy living, travel, and the occasional light-hearted novel
About Me: If I had to choose three words to describe myself, they would be passionate, personable, and positive. I really like meeting new people and working with them. I always try to have a smile on my face, and can be enthusiastic about anything and everything. My two biggest passions are probably traveling and dancing, which in turn leads me to love going to new places and then dancing in them, sometimes.
Favorite Place on Campus: If I had to pick my favorite place on campus, it would have to be the Mansion. Ever so cozy and nice, it’s very fancy, but it doesn’t brag about it. I like to pretend that I’m on Downton Abbey while I’m there, just hanging out on my English estate in the countryside.
Fun Fact: I have lived in London and Paris, but Philadelphia will always have a special place in my heart!

Janeen HollandJaneen Holland
Counselor, Admissions

NJ Counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Ocean, Salem

Hometown: Lyndhurst, NJ
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with minors in Social Work and Theatre from King’s College
Interests: Dancing, music, cooking, traveling, being with my family
About Me: I love spending time with my family, especially my infant daughter. I love to travel and hope to visit more countries soon. I have a passion for meeting celebrities (some of my favorites include Jensen Ackles, S Club 7, Dean Cain, Aaron Carter, John Stamos, and my favorite of all time (in the Fun Fact section).
Favorite Place on Campus: Sandella’s because they have the same flatbread I used to get in college!
Fun Fact: My favorite group is the Backstreet Boys! I have met them 6 times, including 4 times on the cruises they have every year!


Lauren SavageLauren Savage
Assistant Director, Admissions 

PA Counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Bedford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Perry, Potter, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland


Hometown: Drexel Hill, PA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in political science and Spanish from Mount St. Mary’s University and currently pursuing a Master of Science in Leadership from Cabrini University 
Interests: Reading, hiking, all things Philadelphia sports, and spending time with family and friends 
Favorite Place on Campus: Jazzman’s Café. It’s my go-to for my morning coffee!
Fun Fact: I set yearly book goals for myselflast year’s goal was to read 100!


Justin Sillner ('12)

Justin Sillner ('12)
Counselor, Transfer Admissions

Transfer students from four-year colleges and Re-Admit Students

Hometown:  Scranton, Pa.      
Education:  Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Cabrini University
Interests: Listening to all kinds of music, traveling to new places, popular culture, being down the shore, thrifting, and literally everything on Bravo.
About Me: I am a very easy going person that enjoys the simple things in life. I love being with family and friends but also enjoy getting to meet new people. One of the best feelings for me is being able to help others in any capacity, big or small.

Favorite Place on Campus: I love the Mansion and Grace Hall because of the history behind them but my absolute favorite place would have to be the Communications wing. As an undergrad, I spent pretty much every day there and I consider it like home.

Fun Fact: I organize everything I have by color from the clothes in my closet to the books on my bookshelf. It’s just prettier and more fun that way. 

John Solewin

John Solewin (’11, MS’13) 
Associate Director, Transfer Admissions 

Transfer students from two-year colleges

Hometown: Allentown, NJ
Education: Bachelor of Arts in political science and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Cabrini College
Interests: All things Apple, politics, and current events
Favorite Place on Campus: The Commons, because it is the intersection of intellect and creativity on campus
About Me: I love spending time with family and friends. My sister is also a Cabrini graduate. I am on the Philadelphia Corporate Board of the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY).
Fun Fact: My friends and I used to go ghost hunting around Cabrini, but never had any luck.

Charles SpencerCharlie Spencer (’00, MS’03) 
Director, International and Military Recruitment
International Student Advisor

All Military and International Students

Hometown: Bay Village, OH
Education: Bachelor of Arts in political science and Master of Science in Organization Leadership from Cabrini College
Interests: Spending time with my family, reading, working out., and watching movies- but baseball is my favorite.
About Me: I am easygoing, and I enjoy hearing stories of families I meet, "Power is knowledge" is one of my favorite sayings.  Our 4-year-old daughter, and 2-year-son keep my wife and me busy.

Sandra VasquezSandra Vasquez
Assistant Director, Multicultural Recruitment

Se habla español.

PA Counties: Adams, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, York


Hometown: Gettysburg, PA
Education: Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Millersville University
Interests: Spending time with family, spoiling my dog, and trying new things! I love doing things out of my comfort zone. 
About Me: My passion is providing college access to students. I had instrumental people in my life who assisted me throughout the college application process. Without them, I would not be where I am today. Now is my chance to pay it forward. I love to spend some days reading, and binge watching shows on Netflix. Then I have my days where I want to go try a new restaurant, go to a farmers market, and go running.
Favorite Place on Campus: My favorite place will always be the Mansion. The history, the woodwork, all of it gives off such a relaxing vibe.
Fun Fact: I have a Pitbull/English bulldog mix, named Piglet. She is my mini-me! Loves to sleep, then out of nowhere, wants to play for hours on end!

Wing Zhang
Multicultural Recruiter


Hometown: Macau, China
Education: Master of Science in international marketing, Haub's Business School, St. Joseph's University; Bachelor of Management, Beijing Forestry University
Interests: Music, surfing, snowboarding
About Me: I'm fascinated about different cultures and new things, and always love to hear others' opinions and ideas. I hope to help the Cabrini community become more diverse and international, and help our students to succeed.
Favorite Place on Campus: The green-covered driveways from the gates to the campus 
Fun Fact: I have slept in the courtyard to supervise and build up a family hotel, played 500+ gigs in some rock bands as a guitarist, and directed a three-hour New Year Gala with 1500+ peopleI'm an adventurist and will keep trying.

Shannon ZottolaShannon Zottola
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Director, Undergraduate Admissions 

Hometown: Scranton, PA
Education: Bachelor of Science in psychology and criminology and Master of Education in higher education administration from University of Pittsburgh
Interests: Travel, reading, and spending time with my kids
About Me: I am a busy working mom, currently completing my dissertation for my PhD, teaching class, and spending as much time as possible with my children.

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