Meet the Admission Staff

We look forward to working with you and your family. Whether you're just beginning your college search or narrowing down your options, your admission counselor is a great resource for:

  • answering your questions about admission policies and deadlines.
  • understanding the admission application requirements and timeline.
  • helping you to determine if Saint Mary’s is a good fit, based on your interests, goals, and qualifications.
  • getting information about Saint Mary’s student activities and organizations.
  • learning about the unique student community Saint Mary’s shares with the University of Notre Dame.
  • understanding the application requirements and deadlines for need-based and merit-based financial aid.
  • demystifying the admission review process—your admission counselor reads your application first and acts as an advocate for you within the admission committee.

Connecting with your admission counselor is easy!

Admission Staff

Mona Bowe

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Sarah Gallagher Dvorak, SMC '99

Director of Admission

Stephanie Brown, SMC '04

Associate Director of Admission

  • Indiana (Local Counties: Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, Pulaski, Starke, and St. Joseph)

Alex Bauer

Admission Counselor

  • California
  • Indiana (Northeast Indiana and East Central Indiana)
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey (Union County, Essex County, Passaic County, Hudson County, Bergen County, Morris County, Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties)
  • Ohio (City of Cleveland, Northwest, North Central, and Northeast Ohio, Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake Counties)

Hannah Fischer, SMC '11

Admission Counselor

  • Transfer Applicants
  • Minnesota
  • Pennsylvania (Northwestern and Southwestern Pennsylvania, Southern Pennsylvania-West, Allegheny County)
  • Texas

Wanda Dudley

Assistant Director of Admission/Campus Visit Coordinator

Valerie Efta

Assistant Director of Admission/Social Media Coordinator

  • Colorado
  • Indiana (Greater Indianapolis, West, South Central, East, Southwest, and Southeast Indiana)
  • Michigan (Wayne County, Detroit's Northern Suburbs, Ann Arbor, and "the Thumb")

Melissa Fruscione

Associate Director of Graduate Admission

Colleen Golden, SMC '12

Senior Admission Counselor

  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • Michigan (Capital District, Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, and Northern Michigan)
  • Missouri
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.

Anne Knauf, SMC '14

Admission Counselor

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio (Greater Cincinnati, West Central, Central, and Southeast Ohio)
  • Oklahoma
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

*Bolded states are those traveled to by counselor.

Rachel Piontek, SMC '10

Assistant Director of Admission
International Admission Coordinator

  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Territories
  • Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties, Lehigh Valley, Northeastern and North Central Pennsylvania, and Southern Pennsylvania-East)

Lindsay Romeo

Admission Counselor

  • Arizona
  • Illinois (Chicago's South and Southwest Suburbs)
  • Indiana (Northwest Indiana, "The Region", West Central Indiana)
  • Wisconsin

Rita Veron

Associate Director of Admission/Chicago Regional Representative

  • Illinois (City of Chicago, Chicago's Chain of Lakes, Northwest Suburbs, North Shore, Evanston, and Skokie)
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Jackie Zales

Admission Counselor

  • Illinois (Chicago's West Suburbs, Rockford, Quad Cities, Peoria, Springfield, Decatur, Champaign, Southern Illinois)
  • New Jersey (Southern Jersey, Camden, Burlington, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset, and Mercer Counties, Jersey Shore, and Pinelands)
  • New York

Contact Us

If you are seeking additional information, please contact the Admission Office:


  • (574) 284-4587
  • 1-800-551-7621
  • FAX: (574) 284-4841


U.S. Mail

Admission Office
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556-5001