Your admissions counselor is your first friend at Adelphi.

Welcome!

We are here to assist you—students and families—throughout the admissions process. We pride ourselves on our personalized approach to learning, offering transformative opportunities to our students through a distinctive environment of intellectual rigor, research, creativity and deep community engagement.

Kristen Capezza's SignatureKristen E. Capezza
Vice President, Enrollment Management and University Communications
e – kcapezza@adelphi.edu


Find Your Counselor

Get a jump start—meet with one of us in advance.

First-Year Recruitment

Stephanie S. Espina
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
e – sespina@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Hempstead, NY
  • Education: BA Communications, MA Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Memorable Moment: Accepted Students Day – There is so much energy on campus and it’s a special day for students since many of them officially choose Adelphi that day.

Transfer Recruitment

Stephanie S. Espina
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
e – sespina@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Hempstead, NY
  • Education: BA Communications, MA Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Memorable Moment: Accepted Students Day – There is so much energy on campus and it’s a special day for students since many of them officially choose Adelphi that day.

Lauren Addeo
Assistant Director of Transfer and Graduate Admissions
e – laddeo2@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Bellmore, NY
  • Education: BBA in Marketing Management
  • Favorite Place on Campus: Swirbul Library- An active, innovative space with plenty of places for students to study (and a spiral staircase!).

Steven Kroll
Assistant Director
e – skroll@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Patchogue, NY
  • Education: BA in English, MA in English Education
  • Memorable Moment: Walking on campus for the first time and seeing all the beautiful buildings and gardens.

International Recruitment

Jaclyn Mandart
Associate Director
e – jmandart@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Patchogue, NY
  • Education: BS in Psychology, Minor in Classical Civilizations
  • Tips for Applicants: Be sure to have a professional email address so you can communicate with colleges and give a good impression from the start.

Alana Dawson
Assistant Director
e – ADawson@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Roosevelt, NY
  • Education: B.A. in Marketing, Minor in International Business, M.B.A in Leadership
  • Tips for Applicants: With our holistic application review process, my top tip is to really paint a picture of you are as a person. We want to get to know YOU!

Graduate/Doctoral Recruitment

Mike Myers
Director of Graduate Admissions
e – mmyers@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Oceanside, NY
  • Education: BBA in Business Management, Adelphi University; MBA in Business Management, Adelphi University
  • Memorable Moments: Representing Adelphi as a student-athlete and being inducted into the Adelphi Hall of Fame in 2016.

Lauren Addeo
Assistant Director of Transfer and Graduate Admissions
e – laddeo2@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Bellmore, NY
  • Education: BBA in Marketing Management
  • Favorite Place on Campus: Swirbul Library- An active, innovative space with plenty of places for students to study (and a spiral staircase!).

Steven Kroll
Assistant Director
e – skroll@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Patchogue, NY
  • Education: BA in English, MA in English Education
  • Memorable Moment: Walking on campus for the first time and seeing all the beautiful buildings and gardens.

Counselors by State and US Territory

Danielle Khoury, Assistant Director

e – dkhoury@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: West Islip, NY
  • Education: Bachelor’s of Social Work
  • Memorable Moment: A memorable moment I’ve experienced was working my first Accepted Students Day and welcoming the future Panthers to Adelphi’s vibrant and diverse community

Melissa Bellantonio, Senior Associate Director

e – mbellantonio@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Wantagh, NY
  • Education: BA in English, Minor in Business
  • Memorable Moment: Watching the students I’ve helped throughout the admissions process thrive. They star in performances, serve as leaders in clubs and enhance the overall Adelphi community every day.

Melissa Bellantonio, Senior Associate Director

e – mbellantonio@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Wantagh, NY
  • Education: BA in English, Minor in Business
  • Memorable Moment: Watching the students I’ve helped throughout the admissions process thrive. They star in performances, serve as leaders in clubs and enhance the overall Adelphi community every day.

Eric Brodsky, Senior Associate Director

e – brodsky@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Commack, NY
  • Education: BS in Marketing
  • Tip for Applicants: Visit campus! Whether you take a campus tour or preview a class with our esteemed faculty—every visit will feel personal.

Melissa Bellantonio, Senior Associate Director

e – mbellantonio@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Wantagh, NY
  • Education: BA in English, Minor in Business
  • Memorable Moment: Watching the students I’ve helped throughout the admissions process thrive. They star in performances, serve as leaders in clubs and enhance the overall Adelphi community every day.

Stephanie S. Espina, Director of Undergraduate Admissions 

e – sespina@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Hempstead, NY
  • Education: BA Communications, MA Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Memorable Moment: Accepted Students Day – There is so much energy on campus and it’s a special day for students since many of them officially choose Adelphi that day.

Jade Ean-Heller, Assistant Director

e – jean-heller@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Copiague, NY
  • Education: BA Communication and Technology
  • Memorable Moment: The first day of classes when the campus comes to life.

Leslie Jara, Assistant Director

e – ljara@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Education: BBA Business Management, Adelphi University
  • Favorite Adelphi tradition:  Everyone is really excited about starting their college journey and all of the opportunities that are coming their way. I even met one of my best friends there!

Michael Cartusciello, Associate Director

e – mcartusciello@adelphi.edu 

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Education: BA in Psychology
  • Favorite Adelphi Tradition: The first day of classes – It’s exciting to feel the campus come to life after a brief summer hibernation.

Susan Ellis, Senior Coordinator of Special Recruitment

e – sdellis@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Massapequa, NY
  • Education: BA in International Studies and Finance, MA in Elementary Education
  • Memorable Moment: Seeing a student on campus I had assisted through the admissions process. He came back the following year with his little brother to see me about applying to Adelphi!

Stephanie S. Espina, Director of Undergraduate Admissions 

e – sespina@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Hempstead, NY
  • Education: BA Communications, MA Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Memorable Moment: Accepted Students Day – There is so much energy on campus and it’s a special day for students since many of them officially choose Adelphi that day.

Danielle Khoury, Assistant Director

e – dkhoury@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: West Islip, NY
  • Education: Bachelor’s of Social Work
  • Memorable Moment: A memorable moment I’ve experienced was working my first Accepted Students Day and welcoming the future Panthers to Adelphi’s vibrant and diverse community

Alana Dawson, Assistant Director

e – ADawson@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Roosevelt, NY
  • Education: B.A. in Marketing, Minor in International Business, M.B.A in Leadership
  • Tips for Applicants: With our holistic application review process, my top tip is to really paint a picture of you are as a person. We want to get to know YOU!

Lauren Stranieri, Assistant Director

e – lstranieri@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Syosset, NY
  • Education: BA in Communications, Minor in Marketing, Adelphi University
  • Favorite Adelphi Tradition: Wear it Wednesday- It is such a great tradition that really promotes school spirit on campus. It is always fun to see students, faculty and staff wearing Adelphi’s brown and gold colors.

Eric Brodsky, Senior Associate Director

e – brodsky@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Commack, NY
  • Education: BS in Marketing
  • Tip for Applicants: Visit campus! Whether you take a campus tour or preview a class with our esteemed faculty—every visit will feel personal.

Danielle Khoury, Assistant Director

e – dkhoury@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: West Islip, NY
  • Education: Bachelor’s of Social Work
  • Memorable Moment: A memorable moment I’ve experienced was working my first Accepted Students Day and welcoming the future Panthers to Adelphi’s vibrant and diverse community

Danielle Khoury, Assistant Director

e – dkhoury@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: West Islip, NY
  • Education: Bachelor’s of Social Work
  • Memorable Moment: A memorable moment I’ve experienced was working my first Accepted Students Day and welcoming the future Panthers to Adelphi’s vibrant and diverse community

Danielle Khoury, Assistant Director

e – dkhoury@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: West Islip, NY
  • Education: Bachelor’s of Social Work
  • Memorable Moment: A memorable moment I’ve experienced was working my first Accepted Students Day and welcoming the future Panthers to Adelphi’s vibrant and diverse community

Jade Ean-Heller, Assistant Director

e – jean-heller@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Copiague, NY
  • Education: BA Communication and Technology
  • Memorable Moment: The first day of classes when the campus comes to life.

Danielle Khoury, Assistant Director

e – dkhoury@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: West Islip, NY
  • Education: Bachelor’s of Social Work
  • Memorable Moment: A memorable moment I’ve experienced was working my first Accepted Students Day and welcoming the future Panthers to Adelphi’s vibrant and diverse community

Jade Ean-Heller, Assistant Director

e – jean-heller@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Copiague, NY
  • Education: BA Communication and Technology
  • Memorable Moment: The first day of classes when the campus comes to life.

Lauren Stranieri, Assistant Director

e – lstranieri@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Syosset, NY
  • Education: BA in Communications, Minor in Marketing, Adelphi University
  • Favorite Adelphi Tradition: Wear it Wednesday- It is such a great tradition that really promotes school spirit on campus. It is always fun to see students, faculty and staff wearing Adelphi’s brown and gold colors.

Susan Ellis, Senior Coordinator of Special Recruitment

e – sdellis@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Massapequa, NY
  • Education: BA in International Studies and Finance, MA in Elementary Education
  • Memorable Moment: Seeing a student on campus I had assisted through the admissions process. He came back the following year with his little brother to see me about applying to Adelphi!

Danielle Khoury, Assistant Director

e – dkhoury@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: West Islip, NY
  • Education: Bachelor’s of Social Work
  • Memorable Moment: A memorable moment I’ve experienced was working my first Accepted Students Day and welcoming the future Panthers to Adelphi’s vibrant and diverse community

Stephanie S. Espina, Director of Undergraduate Admissions 

e – sespina@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Hempstead, NY
  • Education: BA Communications, MA Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Memorable Moment: Accepted Students Day – There is so much energy on campus and it’s a special day for students since many of them officially choose Adelphi that day.

Danielle Khoury, Assistant Director

e – dkhoury@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: West Islip, NY
  • Education: Bachelor’s of Social Work
  • Memorable Moment: A memorable moment I’ve experienced was working my first Accepted Students Day and welcoming the future Panthers to Adelphi’s vibrant and diverse community

Danielle Khoury, Assistant Director

e – dkhoury@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: West Islip, NY
  • Education: Bachelor’s of Social Work
  • Memorable Moment: A memorable moment I’ve experienced was working my first Accepted Students Day and welcoming the future Panthers to Adelphi’s vibrant and diverse community

Melissa Bellantonio, Senior Associate Director

e – mbellantonio@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Wantagh, NY
  • Education: BA in English, Minor in Business
  • Memorable Moment: Watching the students I’ve helped throughout the admissions process thrive. They star in performances, serve as leaders in clubs and enhance the overall Adelphi community every day.

Jade Ean-Heller, Assistant Director

e – jean-heller@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Copiague, NY
  • Education: BA Communication and Technology
  • Memorable Moment: The first day of classes when the campus comes to life.

Michael Cartusciello, Associate Director

e – mcartusciello@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Education: BA in Psychology
  • Favorite Adelphi Tradition: The first day of classes – It’s exciting to feel the campus come to life after a brief summer hibernation.

Lauren Stranieri, Assistant Director
e – lstranieri@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Syosset, NY
  • Education: BA in Communications, Minor in Marketing, Adelphi University
  • Favorite Adelphi Tradition: Wear it Wednesday- It is such a great tradition that really promotes school spirit on campus. It is always fun to see students, faculty and staff wearing Adelphi’s brown and gold colors.

Eric Brodsky, Senior Associate Director

e – brodsky@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Commack, NY
  • Education: BS in Marketing
  • Tip for Applicants: Visit campus! Whether you take a campus tour or preview a class with our esteemed faculty—every visit will feel personal.

BRONX

Leslie Jara, Assistant Director

e – ljara@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Education: BBA Business Management, Adelphi University
  • Favorite Adelphi tradition:  Everyone is really excited about starting their college journey and all of the opportunities that are coming their way. I even met one of my best friends there!

BROOKLYN

Michael Cartusciello, Associate Director

e – mcartusciello@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Education: BA in Psychology
  • Favorite Adelphi Tradition: The first day of classes – It’s exciting to feel the campus come to life after a brief summer hibernation.

HUDSON VALLEY

Jade Ean-Heller, Assistant Director

e – jean-heller@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Copiague, NY
  • Education: BA Communication and Technology
  • Memorable Moment: The first day of classes when the campus comes to life.

MANHATTAN

Lauren Stranieri, Assistant Director

e – lstranieri@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Syosset, NY
  • Education: BA in Communications, Minor in Marketing, Adelphi University
  • Favorite Adelphi Tradition: Wear it Wednesday- It is such a great tradition that really promotes school spirit on campus. It is always fun to see students, faculty and staff wearing Adelphi’s brown and gold colors.

NASSAU COUNTY

Melissa Bellantonio, Senior Associate Director

e – mbellantonio@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Wantagh, NY
  • Education: BA in English, Minor in Business
  • Memorable Moment: Watching the students I’ve helped throughout the admissions process thrive. They star in performances, serve as leaders in clubs and enhance the overall Adelphi community every day.

Susan Ellis, Senior Coordinator of Special Recruitment

e – sdellis@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Massapequa, NY
  • Education: BA in International Studies and Finance, MA in Elementary Education
  • Memorable Moment: Seeing a student on campus I had assisted through the admissions process. He came back the following year with his little brother to see me about applying to Adelphi!

Eric Brodsky, Senior Associate Director

e – brodsky@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Commack, NY
  • Education: BS in Marketing
  • Tip for Applicants: Visit campus! Whether you take a campus tour or preview a class with our esteemed faculty—every visit will feel personal.

NORTHERN NEW YORK

Jade Ean-Heller, Assistant Director

e – jean-heller@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Copiague, NY
  • Education: BA Communication and Technology
  • Memorable Moment: The first day of classes when the campus comes to life.

QUEENS

Leslie Jara, Assistant Director

e – ljara@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Education: BBA Business Management, Adelphi University
  • Favorite Adelphi tradition:  Everyone is really excited about starting their college journey and all of the opportunities that are coming their way. I even met one of my best friends there!

Jaclyn Mandart, Associate Director

e – jmandart@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Patchogue, NY
  • Education: BS in Psychology, Minor in Classical Civilizations
  • Tips for Applicants: Be sure to have a professional email address so you can communicate with colleges and give a good impression from the start.

STATEN ISLAND

Lauren Stranieri, Assistant Director

e – lstranieri@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Syosset, NY
  • Education: BA in Communications, Minor in Marketing, Adelphi University
  • Favorite Adelphi Tradition: Wear it Wednesday- It is such a great tradition that really promotes school spirit on campus. It is always fun to see students, faculty and staff wearing Adelphi’s brown and gold colors.

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Danielle Khoury, Assistant Director

e – dkhoury@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: West Islip, NY
  • Education: Bachelor’s of Social Work
  • Memorable Moment: A memorable moment I’ve experienced was working my first Accepted Students Day and welcoming the future Panthers to Adelphi’s vibrant and diverse community

WESTCHESTER

Jade Ean-Heller, Assistant Director

e – jean-heller@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Copiague, NY
  • Education: BA Communication and Technology
  • Memorable Moment: The first day of classes when the campus comes to life.

WESTERN NEW YORK

Jade Ean-Heller, Assistant Director

e – jean-heller@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Copiague, NY
  • Education: BA Communication and Technology
  • Memorable Moment: The first day of classes when the campus comes to life.

Eric Brodsky, Senior Associate Director

e – brodsky@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Commack, NY
  • Education: BS in Marketing
  • Tip for Applicants: Visit campus! Whether you take a campus tour or preview a class with our esteemed faculty—every visit will feel personal.

Eric Brodsky, Senior Associate Director

e – brodsky@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Commack, NY
  • Education: BS in Marketing
  • Tip for Applicants: Visit campus! Whether you take a campus tour or preview a class with our esteemed faculty—every visit will feel personal.

Leslie Jara, Assistant Director

e – ljara@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Education: BBA Business Management, Adelphi University
  • Favorite Adelphi tradition:  Everyone is really excited about starting their college journey and all of the opportunities that are coming their way. I even met one of my best friends there!

Eric Brodsky, Senior Associate Director

e – brodsky@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Commack, NY
  • Education: BS in Marketing
  • Tip for Applicants: Visit campus! Whether you take a campus tour or preview a class with our esteemed faculty—every visit will feel personal.

Melissa Bellantonio, Senior Associate Director

e – mbellantonio@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Wantagh, NY
  • Education: BA in English, Minor in Business
  • Memorable Moment: Watching the students I’ve helped throughout the admissions process thrive. They star in performances, serve as leaders in clubs and enhance the overall Adelphi community every day.

Alana Dawson, Assistant Director

e – ADawson@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Roosevelt, NY
  • Education: B.A. in Marketing, Minor in International Business, M.B.A in Leadership
  • Tips for Applicants: With our holistic application review process, my top tip is to really paint a picture of you are as a person. We want to get to know YOU!

Jaclyn Mandart, Associate Director

e – jmandart@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Patchogue, NY
  • Education: BS in Psychology, Minor in Classical Civilizations
  • Tips for Applicants: Be sure to have a professional email address so you can communicate with colleges and give a good impression from the start.

Jade Ean-Heller, Assistant Director

e – jean-heller@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Copiague, NY
  • Education: BA Communication and Technology
  • Memorable Moment: The first day of classes when the campus comes to life.

Eric Brodsky, Senior Associate Director

e – brodsky@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Commack, NY
  • Education: BS in Marketing
  • Tip for Applicants: Visit campus! Whether you take a campus tour or preview a class with our esteemed faculty—every visit will feel personal.

Eric Brodsky, Senior Associate Director

e – brodsky@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Commack, NY
  • Education: BS in Marketing
  • Tip for Applicants: Visit campus! Whether you take a campus tour or preview a class with our esteemed faculty—every visit will feel personal.

Jaclyn Mandart, Associate Director

e – jmandart@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Patchogue, NY
  • Education: BS in Psychology, Minor in Classical Civilizations
  • Tips for Applicants: Be sure to have a professional email address so you can communicate with colleges and give a good impression from the start.

Jaclyn Mandart, Associate Director

e – jmandart@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Patchogue, NY
  • Education: BS in Psychology, Minor in Classical Civilizations
  • Tips for Applicants: Be sure to have a professional email address so you can communicate with colleges and give a good impression from the start.

Leslie Jara, Assistant Director

e – ljara@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Education: BBA Business Management, Adelphi University
  • Favorite Adelphi tradition:  Everyone is really excited about starting their college journey and all of the opportunities that are coming their way. I even met one of my best friends there!

Jade Ean-Heller, Assistant Director

e – jean-heller@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Copiague, NY
  • Education: BA Communication and Technology
  • Memorable Moment: The first day of classes when the campus comes to life.

Jaclyn Mandart, Associate Director

e – jmandart@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Patchogue, NY
  • Education: BS in Psychology, Minor in Classical Civilizations
  • Tips for Applicants: Be sure to have a professional email address so you can communicate with colleges and give a good impression from the start.

Leslie Jara, Assistant Director

e – ljara@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Queens, NY
  • Education: BBA Business Management, Adelphi University
  • Favorite Adelphi tradition:  Everyone is really excited about starting their college journey and all of the opportunities that are coming their way. I even met one of my best friends there!

Jaclyn Mandart, Associate Director

e – jmandart@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Patchogue, NY
  • Education: BS in Psychology, Minor in Classical Civilizations
  • Tips for Applicants: Be sure to have a professional email address so you can communicate with colleges and give a good impression from the start.

Danielle Khoury, Assistant Director

e – dkhoury@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: West Islip, NY
  • Education: Bachelor’s of Social Work
  • Memorable Moment: A memorable moment I’ve experienced was working my first Accepted Students Day and welcoming the future Panthers to Adelphi’s vibrant and diverse community

Michael Cartusciello, Associate Director

e – mcartusciello@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Education: BA in Psychology
  • Favorite Adelphi Tradition: The first day of classes – It’s exciting to feel the campus come to life after a brief summer hibernation.

Michael Cartusciello, Associate Director

e – mcartusciello@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Education: BA in Psychology
  • Favorite Adelphi Tradition: The first day of classes – It’s exciting to feel the campus come to life after a brief summer hibernation.

Michael Cartusciello, Associate Director

e – mcartusciello@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Education: BA in Psychology
  • Favorite Adelphi Tradition: The first day of classes – It’s exciting to feel the campus come to life after a brief summer hibernation.

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