For Immediate Release
Further Information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958
September 7, 2012 –Mary O’Connor, Michelle Oliva, and Noemi Tlatenchi have been named admission counselors at King’s College. They will be responsible for the recruitment of prospective students in specific geographic territories and work with high school students and their families throughout the entire admission and enrollment process.
Oliva will work with prospective students in the New York, Connecticut, and the New England states. She will supervise the Catholic College Tour and help coordinate the Admission Department’s social media initiatives and College for a Day experiences, during which prospective students attendclasses, meet professors and tour campus.
A Wilkes-Barre resident and 2006 graduate of King’s, Oliva worked as a career counselor at Weichert Relators. She also worked as the payroll and billing coordinator for All-Metro Health Care. As a student, she was an active participant in volunteer experiences, including a Habitat Humanity project in Michigan and the Hearth Women’s Shelter in Spokane, Wash.
O’Connor of Kingston will recruit at high schools in Delaware, Maryland, southern New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. She is a Monarch Ambassador, serving as a host and guide at Open Houses and other on-campus events for prospective students. She will also help coordinate King’s Campus Plunge, an over-night visit campus program, and assist with the Admission Department’s social media initiatives.
O’Connor earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Holy Cross, where she worked in the Office of Admissions and as a retreat coordinator for Campus Minsitry. She was also a committee member for the Holy Cross Dance Marathon, which raised funds for a Pediatric Aids Foundation at Holy Cross.
Tlatenchi will work with prospective students in the Lehigh Valley and Central Pennsylvania areas. She will assist with Campus Plunge events and admission receptions in the Lehigh Valley.
A Wilkes-Barre resident, Tlatenchi graduated from King’s in May with a double major in Spanish and elementary education. While at King’s, she worked in the College’s Hispanic Outreach Program, teaching English as a Second Language courses and as a resident assistant in the residence halls. For the past two summers, she worked as a resident assistant for John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.