Admissions Counselors

Nathan Turner

  • Director of Admissions

Hometown: Warren, PA
Joined RMU: August 2008
Education: 2007 Bachelor of Arts in Student Ministries and Outdoor Experiential Education - Geneva College
2011 Master of Science in Instructional Leadership and Sports Management - Robert Morris University
2015 Master of Science in Higher Education - Robert Morris University
Hobbies: Sports, Exercise, Camping, and Hunting
On the weekends: I can be found coaching RMU Men's Rugby team, spending quality time with friends and family, doing construction projects around the house, and spending as much time as I can outdoors.
E-mail: turnern@rmu.edu
Special Areas: NCAA Athletic Liaison

Nathan Turner

Freshman Counselors

Ben Carpenter

  • Senior Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Corry, PA
Joined RMU: November 2013
Education: 2013 B.A. Communication - Sports Broadcasting; Waynesburg University
Hobbies: Playing/watching sports, reading, being outside any way possible.
On the weekends: Spending time with family/friends, eating lots of food, watching the Penguins/Pirates/Steelers.
E-mail: carpenterb@rmu.edu

Counselor for:

  • States: New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania Counties: Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawana, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
  • Pittsburgh Area Schools: Aquinas Academy, Avonworth, Central Catholic, Deer Lakes, Eden Christian Academy, Fox Chapel, Hampton, Mount Alvernia, Moon, North Allegheny, North Catholic, North Hills, Northgate, Oakland Catholic, Pine Richland, Quaker Valley, Sewickley Academy, Shady Side Academy, Shaler, Vincentian Academy, Winchester Thurston
Ben Carpenter

Amanda Beal

  • Senior Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Champion, PA
Joined RMU: August 2014
Education: 2014 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing) from Robert Morris University
2016 Master of Science in Higher Education from Robert Morris University
Hobbies: Reading a good book, shopping and browsing Pinterest
On the weekends: Watching Pittsburgh sports, hanging out with family or friends or my all-time favorite, reading a good book
Email: beal@rmu.edu

Counselor for:

  • States: Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia
  • Pennsylvania Counties: Beaver, Lawrence
Amanda White

Merritt Donoghue

  • Freshman Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Oakdale, PA
Joined RMU: June 2017
Education: 2017 Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Corporate; Robert Morris University
Hobbies: All outdoor activities and sports, spending too much money at Target, finding new coffee shops, traveling the world when I can, reading books for fun and supporting local farmer's markets.
On the weekends: Participating in one or more of the above with family and friends.
E-mail: donoghuem@rmu.edu

Counselor for:

  • Pennsylvania counties: Dauphin, Juniata, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, Tioga, Union, Westmoreland
  • Pittsburgh Area Schools: Baldwin, Bethel Park, Brentwood, Ellis School, OLSH
Merritt Donoghue

Tal Gordon

  • Freshman Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Long Island, NY
Joined RMU: June 2017
Education: 2017 Bachelors of Science in Marketing and Finance from SUNY Oswego
Hobbies: I enjoy exercising, playing sports, being active outside, watching sports and cooking.
On the weekends: I love cooking for and spending time with my family and friends, participating in outdoor activities and of course watching my hometown New York Giants, as well as rooting for all of the Pittsburgh sports teams.
E-mail: gordont@rmu.edu

Counselor for:

  • States: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
  • Pennsylvania Counties: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia, York
  • Pittsburgh Area Schools: Bishop Canevin, Keystone Oaks, Seton LaSalle
Tal Gordon

Tyler Graziani

  • Freshman Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Imperial, PA
Joined RMU: June 2016
Education: 2015 Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Robert Morris University
Hobbies: Playing soccer, doing yoga, running, hiking, golfing, reading, cheering on Pittsburgh's sports teams and traveling.
On the weekends: I can be found spending as much quality time with close friends and family as possible. I can also be found helping out as a volunteer assistant coach with the RMU men's soccer team and enjoying the great outdoors.
E-mail: graziani@rmu.edu

Counselor for:

  • States: Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, Washinton, D.C.
  • Pittsburgh Area Schools: Carlynton, Chartiers Valley, Cornell, Sto Rox, South Fayette, South Park, West Allegheny
Tyler Graziani

Terrell Jackson

  • Freshman Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined RMU: November 2016
Education: 2015 Bachelors in Business Administration, concentration in Management from Robert Morris University.
Hobbies: My hobbies are playing the drums, playing basketball, traveling, attending concerts, dancing and pretty much exploring new things. My go-to is typically doing anything that pertains to being active.
On the weekends: I really get a great deal of joy in spending time with family/friends, attending/Watching the Steelers/Penguins/Pirates (Die Hard fan), and attending watching RMU sports (Proud Alum!) I'm also in the city area a lot, out and about in restaurants and in the midst of Pittsburgh's lovely attractions and events.
E-mail: jacksont@rmu.edu

Counselor for:

  • States: Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
  • Pittsburgh Area Schools: The Academy Charter School, Pittsburgh Academy, Clairton, Gateway, Penn Hills, Hillel Academy, Neighborhood Academy, McKeesport, Propel Andrew, Propel Braddock, South Allegheny, Steel Valley, Thomas Jefferson, West Mifflin, Wesley Academy, Wilkinsburg, Woodland Hills
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools: Allderdice, Brashear, CAPA, Career Connections, Carrick, City Charter, University Prep, Northside Urban Pathways, Obama, Perry, Science and Technology Academy, George Westinghouse
Terrell Jackson

Brett Luther

  • Admissions Counselor for International┬áPrograms

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined RMU: March 2015
Education: 2012 Bachelor of Arts in German from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
2014 Master of Arts in Communication Studies from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
2014 Advanced Graduate Study Certification in Conflict Management from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Hobbies: Hiking, travel, reading, drawing & painting
On the weekends: I love spending time with my family and two Maine Coon cats Sammy & Maddie. Avid sports fan, go Steelers!
E-mail: lutherb@rmu.edu
Phone: 412-397-5210

  • Counselor for:
    • Maryland Counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's, St. Mary's
    • International: Freshmen
Brett Luther

Maria McTighe

  • Freshman Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Butler, PA
Joined RMU: September 2015
Education: 2015 Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Westminster College
Hobbies: Reading, dancing, finding new coffee shops, eating ice cream, and re-watching The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Gilmore Girls on Netflix.
On the weekends: I love hanging out with my family, friends, and cat (Bruce), as well as traveling to new places, and leading a youth group.
E-mail: mctighe@rmu.edu

Counselor for:

  • States: Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Virgin Islands
  • Pennsylvania Counties: Cameron, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango, Warren
  • Pittsburgh Area Schools: Cheswick Christian, Imani Christian, Trinity Christian, Lakeview Christian, Wilson Christian, Montour, East Allegheny, Elizabeth Forward, Highlands, Plum, Riverview, Serra Catholic, Springdale, St. Joseph
Maria McTighe

Veronica Smiddle

  • Freshman Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Canonsburg, PA
Joined RMU: September 2017
Education: 2016 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and Hospitality and Tourism Management; Robert Morris University
Hobbies: Cooking and eating, drinking coffee, traveling, pinteresting, yoga, chasing waterfalls and taking road trips.
On the weekends: Spending time with friends and family, petting my dog, sleeping in and eating tacos.
E-mail: smiddle@rmu.edu

Counselor for:

  • States: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Pennsylvania Counties: Adams, Bedford, Cumberland, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Somerset, Washington
  • Pittsburgh Area Schools: Upper St. Clair, Mt. Lebanon
Veronica Smiddle

Melissa White

  • Freshman Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined RMU: January 2016
Education: 2016 Bachelors in Business Administration from Robert Morris University
Hobbies: Traveling, dancing, shopping, attending concerts, taking pictures, and creating and editing videos.
On the weekends: I love hanging out with my friends and family, trying out new restaurants, and spending time doing outdoor activities like kayaking and hiking. I also love visiting amusement parks during the summer months.
E-mail: whitem@rmu.edu

Counselor for:

  • States: Arizona, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada
  • Pennsylvania Counties: Armstrong, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson
Melissa White

Transfer & Online Counselors

Andrea Misencik

  • Senior Transfer Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Shaler, PA
Joined RMU: January 2007
Education: 2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts from Slippery Rock University
2007 Art Teacher Certification from Carlow University
Hobbies: Painting, Photography, Camping
On the weekends: I can be found doing spending time with my nieces and nephews and playing with my beautiful baby girl, Heidi.
E-mail: misencik@rmu.edu

Counselor for:

  • Community Colleges: Community College of Allegheny County (North Campus), Community College of Beaver County, Bucks County Community College, Eastern Gateway Community College.
  • All Other Transfer Students
Andrea Misencik

Michelle Gapsky

  • Admission Counselor, Transfer & Online Programs

Hometown: Allison Park, PA
Joined RMU: January 2013
Education: 2012 Master of Education in Higher and Post Secondary Education from Argosy University
2009 Bachelor of Applied Science in Communication and Media Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Hobbies: Shopping and social media
On the weekends: I can be found hanging out with friends, going to concerts, movies and relaxing.
E-mail: gapsky@rmu.edu

Counselor for:

  • Transfer & Online Programs
Michelle Gapsky

Nicole Mazine

  • Admission Counselor, Transfer & Online Programs

Hometown: Center Township, PA
Joined RMU: September 2015
Education: Bachelors of Science in Psychology, Business Option from Penn State University
Hobbies: baking, reading, and traveling
On the weekends: I can be found hanging out with friends and family, and baking cupcakes.
Email: mazine@rmu.edu

Counselor for:

  • Transfer & Online Programs
Nicole Mazine

Graduate Counselors

Sherri Aufman

  • Director Graduate Admissions

Email: aufman@rmu.edu
Phone: 412-397-5229
1-800-762-0097 ext. 5229

Sherri Aufman

Caitlin Engel

  • Sr. Graduate Enrollment Manager

Email: engel@rmu.edu
Phone: 412-397-5218
1-800-762-0097 ext. 5218

Caitlin Engel

Jessica Dunckel

  • Sr. Graduate Enrollment Manager

Email: dunckel@rmu.edu
Phone: 412-397-5228
1-800-762-0097 ext. 5228

Jessica Dunckel

Samantha "Sam" Thauvette

  • Graduate Enrollment Manager

Email: thauvette@rmu.edu
Phone: 412-397-5204
1-800-762-0097 ext. 5204

Samantha "Sam" Thauvette