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If you are transferring from a 4 year college or university, please contact the Office of Admission to find out more about your admission counselor.

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First-Year Student

Adrian Dominguez
Senior Admission Counselor
Se Habla Español
(630) 617-3086
adrian.dominguez@elmhurst.edu
Recruitment Area: City of Chicago
College: University of Michigan
Major: Biopsychology, with a minor in Ethnography
Fun Fact: I’m a big fan of poorly made, over-the-top B movies—the worse, the better!

Franklin Gaglione
Admission Counselor
(630) 617-3068
franklin.gaglione@elmhurst.edu
Recruitment Area: Ohio and high schools in DuPage County
College: Denison University
Major: Biology, with a minor in Chemistry
Fun Fact: I was fortunate enough to get married last summer. My wonderful wife, Teresa, and I have two dogs, Brodie and Cliff!

Christine Grenier ’06
Associate Director of Admission
(630) 617-3071
cgrenier@elmhurst.edu
Recruitment Focus: First-year students
College: Columbia College Chicago
Major: Interdisiplinary Studies
College: Elmhurst College
Major: English
Graduate Degree: Master's in International Relations at Webster University
Fun Fact: I took dance classes in tap, jazz and ballet for many years.

Stephanie Levenson
Executive Director of Admission
(630) 617-3354
slevenson@elmhurst.edu
College: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Major: Sociology
Graduate Degree: Master's in Higher Education Administration at Loyola University Chicago
Fun Facts: I was student council president in high school, and I’ve traveled to 17 different countries to recruit students.

Paulette Lopez ’15
Admission Counselor
Se Habla Español
(630) 617-3633
paulette.lopez@elmhurst.edu
Recruitment Area: Western suburbs of Illinois (Cook County), music majors, middle states, Southwest states and outer Midwest states
College: Elmhurst College
Major: Music Business, with minors in Spanish and Communications
Fun Fact: I teach piano and guitar to beginner and intermediate music students.

Tiffany Potthast ’15, M.B.A.’17
Admission Counselor
(630) 617-3066
potthastt@elmhurst.edu
Recruitment Area: Student-athletes
College: Elmhurst College
Major: Elementary Education
Gradute Degree: Master's in Business Administration at Elmhurst College
Fun Facts: I was a four-year college athlete at Elmhurst College, playing softball. Prior to moving to a suburban area, I lived in a very rural town in Southern Illinois where I enjoyed hunting, fishing and four-wheeling on acres of farm land.

Morgan Ryan
Assistant Director of Admission
(630) 617-5938
morgan.ryan@elmhurst.edu
Recruitment Area: Southern/Central Illinois, Indiana and Missouri
College: Monmouth College
Major: Communication Studies
Fun Fact: I pole-vaulted in college!

Geoff Torzewski M.B.A.’17
(630) 617-3091
geoffrey.torzewski@elmhurst.edu
Recruitment Area: All of Illinois west of DuPage County and north of I-80; all southern states; out-of-state markets in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin
College: St. Scholastica
Major: Communications
Gradute Degree: Master's in Business Administration at Elmhurst College
Fun Fact: Before I took my job in Admission, I was a graduate assistant football coach here at Elmhurst College.

Megan Wajda ’13
Admission Counselor
(630) 617-3226
megan.wajda@elmhurst.edu
Recruitment Area: High schools in the northwest suburbs, Chain of Lakes and North Shore; Iowa, Michigan, Western states and New England
College: Elmhurst College
Major: Psychology, with a minor in Educational Studies
Fun Facts: I am a member of Christ Church in Des Plaines, which is a United Church of Christ Congregation. I serve as philanthropy advisor for the Elmhurst chapter of Phi Mu, and I’m pursuing a master’s degree in Leadership Studies with a concentration in higher education.

Transfer Student

Michelle Adams
Associate Director of Admission/Transfer Students
(630) 617-3095
madams@elmhurst.edu
Recruitment Focus: Transfer students
College: Rosary College
Majors: Biology, Chemistry
Fun Fact: I’ve visited Disney World more than 20 times. I even worked for the Walt Disney Company during my college years! 

Kristina Black ’09
Assistant Director of Admission
(630) 617-3087
kblack@elmhurst.edu
Recruitment Area: College of DuPage, College of Lake County and Elgin Community College
College: Elmhurst College
Major: Organizational Communication
Fun Facts: As an alumna, I enjoy being able to show students what attracted me to Elmhurst and help them make the decision to attend an institution that has their best interests at heart. I love interacting with students and helping to make their transition to Elmhurst as easy and stress-free as possible. Go Bluejays!

Rayya Ghusein M.A.14
Senior Admission Counselor
I speak Arabic
(630) 617-3064
rayya.ghusein@elmhurst.edu
Recruitment Area: Joliet Junior College, Moraine Valley Community College and adult students interested in traditional programs
College: Lewis University
Major: Psychology
Graduate Degree: Master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Elmhurst College
Fun Fact: I can read and write in two different languages.

Thomas Molony
Adult Admission Counselor
(630) 617-3660
thomas.molony@elmhurst.edu
Recruitment Focus: Second-degree students, military students, teacher-licensure students and students over the age of 24 interested in a nontraditional program
College: Northern Illinois University
Major: English
Fun Facts: I love my kids, wrestling, rugby and early-’80s American hardcore punk music … not necessarily in that order.

Brian Pollastrini
Admission Counselor
Se Habla Español
(630) 617-3097
brian.pollastrini@elmhurst.edu
Recruitment Area: City Colleges of Chicago, Morton College, Prairie State College, South Suburban College, Triton College and Rock Valley College
College: Augustana College
Majors: English, Spanish
Fun Facts: I come from a background in health insurance, and I got into admission counseling because I want to help students make important decisions about their future. In my free time I enjoy running, watching basketball and playing guitar.

Victoria Prasil
Admission Counselor
(630) 617-3594
victoria.prasil@elmhurst.edu
Recruitment Area: Harper College, Oakton Community College, Waubonsee Community College and McHenry County College
College: DePaul University
Major: Communication and Media, with minors in Applied Psychology and Anthropology
Fun Fact: The city of Elmhurst was founded by my great-great-great grandfather, and I am the sixth generation of my family to live here.

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