• Meet Our Admission Representatives

    Undergraduate Admission

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    Victoria Hopwood Bobik

    Director of Undergraduate Admission

    PHONE: 732-571-3456

    E-MAIL: vbobik@monmouth.edu

    COLLEGE: Colgate University (BA), University of South Carolina (MA)

    HIGH SCHOOL: Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

    PROFILE: Victoria joined Monmouth University in June 2005, after spending much time on campus cheering for the Monmouth Hawks football team, for whom her husband, Andy Bobik, has served as defensive coordinator since 1996. Victoria spent her first ten years in England before moving to the U.S. with her parents and brother. She enjoys being with her amazing little girl, and enjoys visiting her family in the U.K. as much as possible.

    FAVORITE QUOTE: From a master ... Jedi, that is! “Do, or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda


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    Patrick S. Dorsey

    Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

    PHONE: 732 263-5873

    E-MAIL: pdorsey@monmouth.edu

    COLLEGE: Fairleigh Dickinson University (BS)

    HIGH SCHOOL: Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School, Rumson, NJ

    WORKS WITH: Students from Monmouth, Atlantic, Ocean and Cape May counties in New Jersey, as well as transfer students

    PROFILE: A native of Monmouth County, Patrick joined the Office of Undergraduate Admission in July of 2005 with almost five years of experience in higher education. An avid sports fan, it is difficult to find a sporting event that won’t capture his attention. Patrick also enjoys taking advantage of Monmouth University’s proximity to the beach, where you will find him fishing or enjoying a sunny day.

    FAVORITE QUOTE: “Pressure is what you feel when you don’t know what’s going on.” – Chuck Noll


    Kamal T. Kornegay

    Kamal T. Kornegay

    Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

    PHONE: 732 263-5871

    E-MAIL: kkornega@monmouth.edu

    COLLEGE: Rowan University (BS)

    HIGH SCHOOL: Red Bank Catholic High School, Red Bank, NJ

    WORKS WITH: Students from California, Florida, and all other states outside of the Northeastern United States 

    PROFILE: Born and raised in Neptune, New Jersey, Kamal joined the undergraduate admission team in November of 2004. He has been affiliated with Monmouth University since before his birth. His father, Ronald Kornegay '69, was a prominent athlete, whose jersey still hangs in the Boylan Gymnasium. Although Kamal did not attend Monmouth for his undergraduate studies, the Hawk has always been in his heart. Kamal loves watching sports (NFL (Go Chiefs!), NBA (Go Jazz!) ), listening to music, going to the gym, and working with computers.

    FAVORITE QUOTE: “Live today like it's your last because very soon it will be the past.” – Kamal K.


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    Lesbia O. Ortiz-Torres

    Associate Director of Undergraduate Admission

    PHONE: 732 263-5869

    E-MAIL: ortiz-torres@monmouth.edu

    COLLEGE: InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico (BA – Secondary Education, English as a Second Language)

    HIGH SCHOOL: Margarita Janer Palacios, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

    WORKS WITH: Students from Burlington County in New Jersey, as well as transfer, international, and military students

    PROFILE: Although Lesbia joined Monmouth in September of 2004, she has been part of the University’s family since fall 2000, when her daughter became a freshman at Monmouth. Her background includes thirteen years in secondary education. She enjoys visiting her family in Puerto Rico, primarily in the summers. Her favorite sport is bowling.

    INSPIRATIONAL ADVICE: "When you imagine the life of your dreams, you create the life of your dreams and the more vividly you IMAGINE and FEEL its reality, the sooner you'll live in that world."


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    Danielle Colbert

    Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission

    PHONE: 732 263-5872

    E-MAIL: dcolbert@monmouth.edu

    COLLEGE: Lafayette College (BA); Monmouth University (MBA)

    HIGH SCHOOL: Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Sandy Hook, NJ

    RESPONSIBLE FOR: Special event planning, summer initiatives, homeschooled students, prospective students

    PROFILE: Danielle joined Monmouth University in December 2007, after doing investor relations work in the precious metals and mining industry. However this is not the first time Danielle has worked for an admissions office, as she was a college tour guide back in the day (go student ambassadors!). She loves to travel and feels blessed to have participated in mission trips to Mexico, China, and the Czech Republic, as well as Hurricane Katrina Relief in New Orleans. In her free time, you can find Danielle spending time with friends and family, baking, and playing with her one year old baby boy.

    FAVORITE QUOTE: “Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Don't burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame.” – Romans 12:9-11


    Emma Caban

    Emma Caban

    Undergraduate Admission Counselor

    PHONE: 732 263-5882

    E-MAIL: ecaban@monmouth.edu  

    COLLEGE: Monmouth University (BA)

    HIGH SCHOOL: Long Branch High School, Long Branch, NJ

    WORKS WITH: Students from Hudson, Union, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Sussex Counties, AND students interested in the Educational Opportunity Fund Program

    PROFILE: Emma was raised in Long Branch, NJ. She graduated from Monmouth in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in communication studies. At Monmouth, Emma joined Zeta Tau Alpha. She is an active member of her community and enjoys paint balling, fishing, and biking with her son.

    FAVORITE QUOTE: "To seek understanding that we might gain true wisdom; to look for the good in everyone; to see beauty, with its enriching influence; to be humble in success, and without bitterness in defeat." – The Creed of Zeta Tau Alpha


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    Erin Smith

    Undergraduate Admission Counselor

    PHONE: 732 263-5879

    E-MAIL: esmith@monmouth.edu

    COLLEGE: Monmouth University (BA)

    HIGH SCHOOL: Clearview Regional High School, Mullica Hill, NJ

    WORKS WITH: Students from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., AND students from Sussex, Passaic, and Bergen Counties in New Jersey

    PROFILE: Erin received her bachelor’s degree in Communication from Monmouth University in 2014. During her time at Monmouth Erin studied abroad in London, completed a service trip in Haiti, was a member of the Student Government Association and of the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity. In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time with family and friends and traveling to new places. .

    FAVORITE QUOTE: “Be willing to trust your instincts, especially if you cannot find answers elsewhere.” – Brian Koslow


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    Megan Spanarkel

    Undergraduate Admission Counselor

    PHONE: 732 263-5878

    E-MAIL: mspanark@monmouth.edu

    COLLEGE: Southern New Hampshire University (BS)

    HIGH SCHOOL: Red Bank Catholic High School, Red Bank, NJ

    WORKS WITH: Students from New England states AND students from Westchester, Dutchess, and Putnam counties (NY); Burlington, Mercer, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Hunterdon, Warren and Cumberland Counties in New Jersey

    PROFILE: Megan joined the Monmouth University admissions office in August 2014. Prior to her start in admissions, she was a graduate assistant in the Registrar’s Office. She is currently pursuing her MBA at Monmouth University which she expects to complete in 2015. Megan graduated Southern New Hampshire University in May 2012 where she was a four year member of the women’s basketball team. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the beach, staying active, and watching basketball and football.

    FAVORITE QUOTE: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” – Tim Duncan


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    Kevin Sweeney

    Undergraduate Admission Counselor

    PHONE: 732-263-5875

    E-MAIL: ksweeney@monmouth.edu  

    COLLEGE: Thomas Edison State College (BS)

    HIGH SCHOOL: Toms River High School East, Toms River, NJ

    WORKS WITH: Students from New York

    PROFILE: Kevin joined the Undergraduate Admissions office in 2015 but has been employed at Monmouth University in different capacities since 2010 most recently as an Admission Processing Coordinator. In Kevin’s free time you can find him on a boat or on a beach fishing, playing sports, taking road trips, spending time with family and friends, and rooting for his favorite sports teams.

    FAVORITE QUOTE: “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” – Thomas Paine


    Debbie Seals

    Debbie Seals

    Assistant to the Office of Undergraduate Admission

    PHONE: 732 263-5380

    E-MAIL: dseals@monmouth.edu

    COLLEGE: Monmouth College (BS)

    HIGH SCHOOL: Red Bank Catholic High School, Red Bank, NJ

    RESPONSIBLE FOR: Organizing and managing the travel schedules and expense records of undergraduate admission. Processing housing and parking forms and deposits. Assisting the visitation coordinator with tours and group visits.

    PROFILE: After graduating in 1975 from Monmouth College with a bachelor's degree in medical technology, Debbie worked at Jersey Shore Medical Center, and along with her husband (Monmouth Class of ’83!), raised two daughters. Following her love of Disney, she also worked for the Walt Disney Company as a store manager at The Disney Store. She brought her skills of customer service to her present job working with prospective students and families. Debbie feels being on staff here has been a rewarding way of promoting the school from which she learned, using her own knowledge and life experiences to help others achieve their goals.

    FAVORITE QUOTE: "If you can dream it, you can do it." – Walt Disney


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    Casey Cantaffa

    Admission Visitation Coordinator

    PHONE: 732 263-5625

    E-MAIL: kcantaff@monmouth.edu

    HIGH SCHOOL: Long Branch High School, Long Branch, NJ

    WORKS WITH: All prospective students and families who visit the University to coordinate tours, meetings with admission representatives, and helping them discover the many wonderful things about Monmouth.

    PROFILE: After graduating high school, Casey attended dental assisting school in New Brunswick. She graduated with an X-ray license and then went back to school to be a certified (CDA) and registered (RDA) dental assistant. She and her husband have two beautiful children who have taught them that life is a blessing and that we need to be thankful and give back. Casey has spent many years raising money for charities for children with disabilities. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on vacation every year to Lake George, and relaxing on the beach.

    FAVORITE QUOTE: "We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world." – Helen Keller


    Graduate Admission

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    Laurie Kuhn

    Associate Director

    Phone: 732-571-3452

    E-mail: lkuhn@monmouth.edu

    College: BA Psychology, SUNY Oneonta; MBA, Baruch College - Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Works with: Students interested in the Physician Assistant, Nursing, MBA, Computer Science, and Software Engineering programs, as well as international and non-matriculated students.

    Profile: Laurie joined Monmouth University as an admissions counselor in 1999. Before her career in higher education, she worked as an administrator in hospitals and health care organizations. She grew up in New York but has lived in Monmouth County for many years.


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    Jessica Kimball

    Graduate Admission Counselor

    Phone: 732-571-3561

    E-mail: jkimball@monmouth.edu

    College: BA, Monmouth University ; MBA, Monmouth University

    Works with: Students interested in the MAT and MSEd programs, educational endorsements and certificates.

    Profile: Jess joined the Graduate Admission team in 2014. She worked for the Office of Undergraduate Admission during her undergraduate career as a Student Ambassador and her graduate career as a Junior Admission Counselor. In her free time, Jess enjoys reading, snowboarding, and spending time with friends and family.


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    Lucia Fedele

    Graduate Admission Counselor

    Phone: 732-571-3452

    E-mail: lfedele@monmouth.edu

    College: BS, Monmouth University ; MBA, Monmouth University

    Works with: Students interested in the MSN and MSW programs. Marketing and communication flow for the office.

    Profile: Lucia joined the Graduate Admission team in 2015. She previously worked for the Office of Undergraduate Admission as an admission counselor for three years. During her undergraduate and graduate career at Monmouth she was a graduate assistant, junior counselor and student ambassador for the Undergraduate Admission Office. In her free time, Lucia enjoys traveling abroad with her husband Nick, who is also a Monmouth alumnus, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.


    Andrea Thompson

    Graduate Admission Counselor

    Phone: 732-571-3452

    E-mail: athompso@monmouth.edu

    College: BA, Marymount Manhattan College, MAT, Monmouth University

    Works with: Students interested in the Social Work (MSW), Corporate and Public Communication, English, Public Policy, History, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, and Psychological Counseling/Mental Health Counseling programs

    Profile: Andrea joined the Graduate Admission team in 2007 where she handles the humanities programs. She previously worked in both Monmouth University’s Admission Processing Office and Registrar’s Office. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to music, attending concerts, reading a good book, and writing.


    Katy Stryker

    Katy Stryker

    Assistant to the Office of Graduate Admission

    Phone: 732-571-3452

    E-mail: gradadm@monmouth.edu

    College: BA, Monmouth University

    Profile: Katy is a lifelong resident of the Jersey Shore and proud alumna of Monmouth University. She has been a part of the Monmouth University family of employees since 2001.