Director of Admission
Hi there! My name is Sarah Gallagher Dvorak, and I am the Director of Admission here at Saint Mary's. I'm originally from Pennsylvania but have lived for significant amounts of time in Indiana, Illinois, California, and even Ireland. Prior to my 19-year career in college admissions, I worked in public relations and news production. I have a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from Saint Mary's College (yes, I'm a proud 1999 alumna!) and a master's degree in Mass Communication from California State University, Northridge.
I'm incredibly excited to have the opportunity to share the Saint Mary's story. As a 17-year-old high school student from Pennsylvania, I knew I wanted to attend a college where I'd have a ton of different opportunities, both academically and extracurricularly, and also a place at which I'd get the kind of personal attention I knew would help me grow. I discovered Saint Mary's, and it was definitely the best decision I ever made. As a student, I was a varsity athlete, sang in the choir, participated in a handful of clubs and organizations (both at SMC and ND), and studied abroad in Ireland for a year. I owe so much to Saint Mary's, and I love that I now get to communicate these benefits to high school students in the hopes that they will discover the kind of incredible experiences and outcomes I did. I look forward to working with many of you and hope to one day welcome you to the Saint Mary's family.
Getting to Know Sarah
Current music you're listening to:
Mumford & Sons, Avett Brothers, and Lumineers
Your favorite way to relax:
Working out and getting a massage!
Favorite sports team:
ND football and Steelers football
A TV show you just can't miss:
Your favorite thing about South Bend:
I love college towns, and South Bend is one of the best - great energy and always tons to do!
Your favorite thing about Saint Mary's:
The personal attention our students get and our commitment to helping students grow intellectually, personally, spiritually, and professionally.
Sarah's Admission Tip for Prospective Students
Apply early, and reach out to your individual Saint Mary's Admission Counselor so he or she can help you through the process and work with you throughout the year. The more personal attention, the better!