Meet Your Counselors

Learn more about Loyola's admission team:

EElenalena D. Hicks

Dean of Undergraduate Admission
ugdean@loyola.edu

Hometown:

Corsicana, TX

High School:

Corsicana High School

Further Education:

Bachelor of Arts, French, Texas Christian University
Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communications, Texas Christian University
Master of Liberal Arts, Texas Christian University

What’s your favorite thing about Loyola?

Loyola’s large enough to offer a vast amount of opportunities and experiences, but small enough that you can have a major impact on all that you do.

 

ErErin Melodyin Melody

Senior Associate Director
epmelody@loyola.edu

Hometown:

Danbury, CT

High School:

Immaculate High School

Further Education:

Bachelor of Arts, History, Fordham University
Master of Arts, Public Communications, Fordham University

What is it like being part of a Jesuit community?

I am a great believer in the ideals of Jesuit education. I have met so many wonderful people during my association with Jesuit schools. There is a real sense of community within the residence halls, the classrooms, the campus, the alums and beyond to others who have been educated by the Jesuits. That common bond is a great starting point for conversation, but because of the depth and breadth of the educational experience, those conversations can dart off in many a direction, many a tangent.

 

JeJennifer H. Loudennnifer H. Louden

Senior Associate Director
jhlouden@loyola.edu 

Hometown:

Princeton, NJ

High School:

Princeton High School

Further Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Kenyon College

What's your best piece of advice to an accepted student?

The stressful part is over and you made it! Enjoy this time of year. Be sure to visit as many schools as possible. It is the best way to decide if a school is for you. Don't be afraid to ask questions - college is an investment and you should feel free to ask away. Good luck and congratulations!

 

MaMaureen Finneganureen Finnegan

Associate Director and Coordinator for Transfer Admission
msfinnegan@loyola.edu

Hometown:

Silver Spring, MD

High School:

Springbrook High School

Further Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Loyola College in Maryland

What is your favorite aspect of Loyola?

The people. I love that the professors and administrators know all the students by name and are genuinely interested in getting to know each of their stories. As a student here, I learned that I could make a difference, but that as a whole community we could make an even greater impact.

 

Josh BolichJoshua Bolich

Assistant Director
jlbolich@loyola.edu

Hometown:

Aberdeen, MD

High School:

Aberdeen High School

Further Education:

Bachelor of Science, Information Systems, University of Maryland Baltimore County

What's your best piece of advice to an accepted student?

The four years you will spend at college will be some of the most influential years of your life—enjoy it! One of the best aspects of Loyola is the commitment to educating the whole person. I encourage students to take full advantage of the opportunities available to them. Study abroad, volunteer, make lifelong friends and most importantly, discover who it is YOU want to be!

 

Andy CevascoAndrew Cevasco

Admission Counselor
Transfer Counselor
accevasco@loyola.edu

Hometown:

Rutherford, NJ

High School: 

Saint Peter’s Preparatory School

Further Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Loyola University Maryland

What’s it like being a part of a Jesuit community?

The professors, administrators, and Jesuits on campus are all here for the same reason—they believe in Loyola and its mission. And you can feel that commitment in the classroom, on the quad, or at a sporting event. It is what makes Loyola feel so much like home.

 

Helena SampsonHelena Sampson

Admission Counselor
International Student Admission Counselor
Coordinator for Diversity Recruitment
hesampson@loyola.edu

Hometown:

Newington, CT

High School:

Mercy High School

Further Education

Bachelor of Arts, Education, Loyola University Maryland

What's your best piece of advice to an accepted student?

Be sure to visit as many prospective schools as you can. The best way to get a feel for the true culture and environment of a school is to actually go and experience it yourself. You have to try out schools to find the right fit!

 

Kate MurphyKate Murphy

Admission Counselor
kmmurphy2@loyola.edu

Hometown:

Johnstown, PA

High School:

Bishop McCort High School

Further Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Loyola University Maryland

Why Loyola?

Loyola's student body, faculty, staff and sense of community makes you feel like you are at home. Your professors and advisers care for you throughout your four years and the friends you make at Loyola are ones that will last a lifetime.

 

Nicole D'AgataNicole D'Agata

Admission Counselor 
ncdagata@loyola.edu

Hometown:

Hanover, PA

High School:

South Western High School

Further Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of Dayton

What is your favorite aspect of Loyola?

One of my favorite aspects of Loyola is the location of the university. We offer the best of both worlds in that we have a suburban feel in a campus with a thriving community but we also have the amenities of downtown Baltimore only minutes away. This offers plenty of accessibility for our students to internships, transportation and entertainment.

 

Wesley DawsonWesley Dawson

Admission Counselor
International Student Admission Counselor
wadawson@loyola.edu

Hometown:

Washington, DC

High School:

Dematha Catholic High School

Further Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University

What’s your best advice to an accepted student?

When considering a prospective school think about not only what the university can do for you, but what you can bring to the university. The four years that you spend in college are some of the most defining years of your life. Get actively involved in your collegiate community so that you can become a catalyst of change in the world!

 

Doug UmbergerDoug Umberger

Admission Counselor 
djumberger@loyola.edu

Hometown:

Bordentown, NJ

High School:

Bordentown Regional High School

Further Education:

Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communications, York College of Pennsylvania

What's your favorite part about living in Baltimore?

From our engaging sports to truly unique art galleries, Baltimore is the cultural hub for any visionary. Whether you like to walk along the harbor, explore a museum, or just smother your fries in Old Bay, you will be proud to call Baltimore your new home.