Admissions Counselors

Freshman Counselors

Amanda Beal

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

Counselor for:

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

Caitlin Engel

  •  Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions

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

Caitlin Engel

Tal Gordon

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.

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

Terrell Jackson

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.

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

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!

  • 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
Brett Luther

Maria McTighe

Hometown: Butler, PA
Joined RMU: September 2015
Education: 2015 Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Westminster College
2018 M.S. in Organizational Leadership - Robert Morris University
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.

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

Kennedy Richey

Hometown: Petersburg, Ohio
Joined RMU: November 2018
Education: 2018 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Management from Robert Morris University
Hobbies: Going to the movies (on $5 Tuesdays, of course), golfing, attending concerts, cooking (or trying), participating in any form of competition, and spending time outdoors. 
On the weekends: I’m usually hanging out with my family, especially my 3 adorable nephews. If I’m not at home with family I am usually spending time with friends, just relaxing, or babysitting to make up for my inability to budget (mainly due to my love for T.J. Maxx and Kohl’s). 

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
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Melissa "Missy" White

Hometown: Allison Park, PA
Joined RMU: January 2017
Education: 2016 Bachelors in Business Administration from Robert Morris University
Hobbies: Traveling and exploring new places, taking long walks when the weather is nice, drinking coffee, dancing, shopping, and trying new food.
On the weekends: I love taking long weekend trips to the beach in the summer, I also love attending country concerts, spending time outdoors such as hiking, biking, and kayaking, and visiting amusement parks (always looking for a crazy new roller coaster to try out).

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

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

Jessica Dunckel

  • Sr. Graduate Enrollment Manager

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

Jessica Dunckel

Michelle Federer

  • Senior Admissions Counselor for International Programs

Hometown: Coal Center, PA
Joined RMU: March 2014
Education: 2012 Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature with a Minor and Religious Studies, and a Certificate in Asian Studies from the University of Pittsburgh
Hobbies: Reading Comic Books, Collecting Vinyl Records, Watching Movies, Playing Video Games
On the weekends: You can find me enjoying music shows with family and friends, or having a relaxing time at home watching Netflix.
E-mail: federer@rmu.edu
Phone: 412-397-5284

  • Counselor for: International Students - Freshman, Transfer, and Graduate
Michelle Federer

Samantha "Sam" Thauvette

  • Graduate Enrollment Manager

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

Samantha "Sam" Thauvette