Admissions

Adelphi Admissions Counselors and Staff

Your admissions counselor is your first friend at Adelphi.

We specialize in your application process, and that’s exactly what you need. Introduce yourself with an email or a call, or schedule an appointment while you’re here for a campus visit. We look forward to getting to know you.

Check out our Admissions Counselors’ Corner blog for insider info, tips and updates from our staff!


Meet Adelphi’s Admissions Team

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Kristen Capezza  

Kristen E. Capezza
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management 
e – kcapezza@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Syosset, NY
  • Education: B.S. in Business Administration (dual concentration in Marketing and Finance), Bryant University
    M.B.A. (concentration in Marketing), Adelphi University
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2009
  • Hobbies and Interests: Reading, golf, Broadway shows, cooking
 
stephanie-espina  

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

Recruitment Territory: Hawaii; Minnesota; Puerto Rico; Virgin Islands 

  • Hometown: Hempstead, NY
  • Education: B.A. Communications, M.A. Integrated Marketing Communication, Marist College
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2015
  • Hobbies and Interests: Live music, beach, photography, travel, fitness, family time
 
Shannon Paul  

Shannon Paul
Director of International Admissions
e – paul3@adelphi.edu

Recruitment Territory: International 

  • Hometown: Sayville, NY
  • Education: B.A. in Human Relations, St. Joseph’s College
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2005
  • Hobbies and Interests: Reading, beach volleyball
 
Christina Koromi  

Christina Koromi
Director of Transfer Admissions 
e – ckoromi@adelphi.edu

Recruitment Territory: Transfer Student Recruitment

  • Hometown: St. James, NY
  • Education: B.A. in Psychology, Stony Brook University
    M.A. in Higher and Postsecondary Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2009
  • Hobbies and Interests: Swimming, running, fishing, shopping
 
Tracy-Nilsen  

Tracy Nilsen 
Director of Admissions Operations and Systems 
e – tnilsen@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Old Bethpage, NY
  • Education: B.A. in Psychology, State University of New York at Albany
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2015
  • Hobbies and Interests: Reading, cooking, traveling, skiing, volleyball and watching the NY Giants
 
Eric Brodsky  

Eric Brodsky
Senior Associate Director
e – brodsky@adelphi.edu

Recruitment Territory: In-house counselor; Missouri; North Carolina; South Carolina; Virginia; Wisconsin 

  • Hometown: Commack, NY
  • Education: B.S. in Marketing, Quinnipiac University
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2004
  • Hobbies and Interests: Lawn games, cooking, puzzles
 
Mike-Myers  

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

Recruitment Territory: Graduate student recruitment 

  • Hometown: Oceanside, NY
  • Education: B.B.A. in Business Management, Adelphi University; M.B.A. in Business Management, Adelphi University 
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2007
  • Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with family and friends, playing and watching sports, DIY projects
 
Bryan Rothstein  

Bryan Rothstein
Associate Director 
e – brothstein@adelphi.edu

Recruitment Territory: Brooklyn, NY; Queens, NY; Florida; Alabama; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Tennessee 

  • Hometown: Bayside (Queens), NY
  • Education: B.A. in Psychology and Social Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo; M.A. in Higher Education Administration, Stony Brook University 
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2013
  • Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, traveling and visiting anywhere tropical, exploring NYC, and a fondness for automobiles and technology
 
Iva Zeqja  

Iva Bory
Senior Assistant Director
e – ibory@adelphi.edu 

Recruitment Territory: Suffolk County, NY; Texas; Illinois; Indiana; Michigan 

  • Education: B.S. in Psychology, Public Communications, Syracuse University
    M.A. in Higher Education Administration, Stony Brook University
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2012
  • Hobbies and Interests: Higher education enthusiast with a passion for traveling, current events, writing/blogging, reading, swimming, running, skiing, Broadway shows, family, and NYC     
 
Melissa Bellantonio Headshot  

Melissa Bellantonio
Senior Assistant Director
e – mbellantonio@adelphi.edu

Recruitment Territory: Nassau County, NY; California; Arizona; Oregon; Washington; Alaska ; Nevada    

  • Hometown: Wantagh, NY
  • Education: B.A. in English, minor in Business, Siena College
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2013
  • Hobbies and Interests: Reading, traveling, baking, seeing Broadway shows, and going to baseball games (Let’s go Mets!)
 
Tanja-Berjan  

Tanja Berjan
Assistant Director of Admissions Operations
e – tberjan@adelphi.edu

  • Education: B.B.A. in Management, Adelphi University
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2014
  • Hobbies and Interests: Reading, baking, playing board games and video games, doing puzzles, doing arts and crafts, and spending time with friends and family
 
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Danielle Barretta 
Assistant Director
e – dbarretta@adelphi.edu

Recruitment Territory: Transfer student recruitment 

  • Hometown:  New Hyde Park, NY
  • Education: B.A. in Psychology, Siena College; M.A. in Psychology, Adelphi University
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2008
  • Hobbies and Interests: Spending time with friends and family, reading, traveling, being an EMT
 
Matt McClure - Assistant Director  

Matthew McClure
Assistant Director
e – mmcclure@adelphi.edu  

 Recruitment Territory: Manhattan, NY; Bronx, NY; Massachusetts; Maine; New Hampshire; Rhode Island; Vermont 

  • Hometown: Lancaster, PA
  • Education: B.A. in Communication, minor in English, University of Delaware
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2014
  • Hobbies and Interests: Playing piano, traveling, playing Monopoly, trying new restaurants, relaxing with friends and family
 
Michael-Cartusciello  

Michael Cartusciello  
Assistant Director
e – mcartusciello@adelphi.edu  

 Recruitment Territory: Staten Island, NY; New Jersey; Maryland; Pennsylvania; Washington, D.C.; Delaware 

  • Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  • Education: B.A. in Psychology, Binghamton University
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2014
  • Hobbies and Interests: Film/television, music, food, running, reading, Ultimate Frisbee, stimulating conversation and notorious for a heart-to-heart
 
Ashley-Shaner  

Ashley Shaner 
Assistant Director
e – ashaner@adelphi.edu

 Recruitment Territory: International; Arizona; Colorado; Idaho; North Dakota; South Dakota; Oklahoma

  • Hometown: Pottstown, PA
  • Education: B.A. in Sociology, Goucher College 
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2016
  • Hobbies and Interests: Traveling, visiting family, beach, lacrosse, watching football 
 
 tiffanee  

Tiffanee J. Charles 
Assistant Director
e – tcharles@adelphi.edu

Recruitment Territory: Upstate, NY; Connecticut; Kansas; Nebraska; Ohio; West Virginia; Wyoming 

  • Hometown: Roosevelt, NY 
  • Education: B.S in Early Childhood Education, Towson University; M.S.Ed in Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies, Hofstra University
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2016
  • Hobbies and Interests: Trying new restaurants, going to movies, checking out local events, and spending time with friends and family 
 
 
 
 

 
   

Yiyi Wang 
Data Analyst, Enrollment Management
e – yiyiwang@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Ningbo, China
  • Education: B.S in Business Administration and Finance, The Ohio State University; M.S in Integrated Marketing and Analytics, New York University
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2017
  • Hobbies and Interests: Petting rabbits, home décor, traveling, and sleeping
 
   

Salvatore Farruggia
Part Time Counselor
e – sfarruggia@adelphi.edu

  • Hometown: Glen Cove, NY
  • Education: BA Psychology SUNY Geneseo, MA Higher Education Administration, Stony Brook University
  • Joined AU Admissions Office: 2016
  • Hobbies and Interests: Cycling, Social Sports, Travel, Podcasts, Chess, Time spent with friends
 

 

 
 
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