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Meet Your Admissions Counselor

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Meet Your Admissions Counselor

HACC has a team of Admissions Counselors who serve to introduce you to the College.  Our Admissions Counselors are here to answer your questions about everything HACC has to offer.

Admissions Counselors are listed below in the following order:

  • Gettysburg Campus
  • Harrisburg Campus
  • Lancaster Campus
  • Lebanon Campus
  • York Campus
  • International Students
  • Virtual Learning (Online)


















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Andrea Lazarus Admissions Counselor at the Gettysburg Campus 

Hometown: Fayette County, PA

High school attended: Frazier High School

College attended: York College of Pennsylvania, Millersville University

Degree(s)/major: B.A. Professional Writing, M.A. English

Interest/hobbies: I like reading, writing, running, and live music.  I love spending time with mu husband Sean, our two cats, and our beagle-mix dog.

A note from Andrea: Education changes lives!  It is one of the few things that stays with you your whole life.  I truly believe in HACC and HACC students.  Contact me to find out how HACC can help you start your educational journey.
High School territory includes Bermudian Springs, Biglerville, Delone Catholic, Hanover, New Oxford, Northern, South Western

Contact Andrea:  
 717-337-3855 ext. 710077



Sara Maines

Admission Couneslor at the Gettysburg Campus

Hometown: Gettysburg, PA

High school attended: Gettysburg High School

College attended: Harrisburg Area Community College

Degree(s)/major: AA General Studies

Interests/hobbies: Spending time with family and Dachshund Chi, motorcycle riding, photography, cooking, and experiencing new places.

A note from Sara: As a HACC graduate, I am excited to share all the opportunities at HACC. Contact me to learn about our exciting programs and dual-enrollment options at HACC.

High School territory includes Adams County Tech Prep, Chambersburg Area Career Magnet, Chambersburg Area, Cumberland Valley Christian, Fairfiled Area, Fannett- Metal, Franklin County CTC, Gettysburg Area, Greencastle-Antrim, James Buchanan, Littlestown, Shippensburg Area, Waynesboro Area. 

Contact Sara:




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Admission Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA  
High school attended: Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School  
College attended: Harrisburg Area Community College, Shippensburg University
Degree(s)/major: AA in Social Sciences and BS in Social Work   
Interests/hobbies:  Gardening, cooking, reading, and pursuing new challenges. 

High School territory includes Big Spring, Boiling Springs, East Pennsboro, West Shore Christian Academy   

A note from Beth: My passion is your success I am a proud nontraditional HACC alumna with ten years’ experience working with high school students. Please contact me if you are a high school student exploring college pathways, a nontraditional student looking to follow your dream, or if you are seeking personal enrichment to learn a new skill or change careers. I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Contact Beth:  


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Allen Norton

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus    
Hometown: Hummelstown, PA    
High school attended: Lower Dauphin High School    
Colleges attended: HACC, University of Phoenix    
Degree(s)/major: BA in Mass Communication, Marketing    
Playing with my two sons, collecting PEZ dispensers, enjoying independent films, discovering new music, and reading a good book.    
A note from Allen:
I am a proud HACC graduate with ten years of college admissions experience. I recruit for over 120 HACC programs, but my primary responsibility is the trade and technical programs offered at our Midtown Center. These are currently some of the most in-demand careers available. I look forward to meeting you in person and showing you around the campus. I'll also walk you step-by-step through the process of furthering your education at HACC.    
High School territory includes Capital Academy, Capital Area School for the Arts Charter, Cedar Cliff, Cornell Abraxas, Dauphin County Technical School, Harrisburg, Harrisburg - SciTech Campus Hershey, Lancaster Mennonite (Hershey Campus),  Lower Dauphin, Loysville Youth  Development Center, Middletown, Milton Hershey School, Red Land, Steelton-Highspire, SUN Area  Technical Institute, and Yellow Breeches Educational Center (Cumberland &  Dauphin Co.)

Contact Allen:    


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Elizabeth Stager

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus and Adjunct Instructor in the Business Division  
Hometown: Harrisburg   , PA  

High school attended: Bishop McDevitt High School  
Colleges attended:
HACC and Penn State University  
Degree(s)/major: AA and BS in Business Administration  
Interests/hobbies: Reading, gardening, traveling and spending time with family  
A note from Elizabeth:
I would love to speak with you about HACC programs. I can help you get started in a new career or enhance the career you already have. Please feel free to call or email me. I look forward to hearing from you.  

High School territory includes Bishop McDevitt, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Carlisle Christian Academy, Cumberland Perry AVTS, Cumberland Valley, Greenwood, Harrisburg Academy, , Mechanicsburg, Newport, Northwestern Human Services Autism  School, Susquenita, Trinity, and West Perry.  
Contact Elizabeth:  


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Michael Turi

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus    
Hughesville, PA  
High school attended:
Hughesville High School  
Colleges attended:
Lock Haven University and Northern Arizona University  
BS Education and M.Ed. Counseling/Human Relations  
My family, reading, movies, sports, politics  
A note from Michael:
The pathway to many of the fastest-growing and best-paying careers start at HACC. Contact me today to schedule an appointment. We will discuss how a degree from HACC can help you reach your goals.  
High School territory includes Carson Long Military Academy,Central Dauphin East, Central Dauphin Christian School of Harrisburg, Covenant Christian Academy, East Juniata,  Halifax, Juniata Mennonite School, Juniata, Line Mountain, Mifflin County,  Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology, Mifflinburg, Millersburg, Northern Dauphin Christian School, Selinsgrove, Susquehanna Township,  Tri-Valley, Upper Dauphin, and Williams Valley.
Contact Michael:    


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Nakia Eckert

Admissions Counselor at the  Lancaster Campus

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

High School Attended: J.P.  McCaskey High School, Lancaster, PA

College(s) Attended: University  of Pittsburgh and  Millersville University 

Degree(s)/major: BA in Communication and French and M.Ed. in School Counseling

Interests/Hobbies: CrossFit,  Running, and spending time with my husband, our cat Louey and our new baby 

A note from Nakia: I am excited  to help you get started on your educational journey! From high school students  who want to get a jump start on their college educations to those looking for a  career change or a fresh start and everything in between, I’m here to help!  Please feel free to contact me to get started on the path to success today!

High School territory includes Conestoga Christian School, Conestoga Valley, Dayspring Christian Academy,  Donegal, Faith Mennonite, Janus School, Lampeter-Strasburg, Lancaster Catholic,  Lancaster County CTC - Brownstown, Mt. Joy, and Willow Street Campuses,  Lancaster Mennonite School - Lancaster Campus, Pequea Valley, Prospect Grove, Twin Valley Bible Academy, and Warwick.

Contact Nakia:

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Laura Nalls

Admissions Counselor at the Lancaster Campus  
Hometown: Reading, PA  
High school attended: Reading High School  
College attended: Millersville University  
Degree(s)/major: BA in Government and Political Affairs, Minor in Latino Studies  
Interests/hobbies: Dancing, working out, and spending time outdoors fishing  
A note from Laura: As a recent college graduate I am eager to help you reach your educational goals. HACC can help you succeed and improve your quality of life through education. Please contact me to schedule a campus visit. I look forward to working with you.  
High School territory includes Columbia, La Academia Partnership Charter School, Lancaster Country Day School,  Lancaster County Christian School - Leola and West Lampeter Campuses, McCaskey Campus, Octorara, Penn Manor, Phoenix Academy, Solanco, Sonlight River  Brethren, and Veritas Academy.
Contact Laura:    

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Marcia Waters

Admissions Counselor at the Lancaster Campus  
Hometown: Pottstown, PA  
High school attended: St. Pius X High School  
College attended: West Chester University  
Degree(s)/major: BS in Business Administration and MS in Higher Ed Counseling/Student Affairs  
Interests/hobbies: Reading, cooking, genealogy, and spending time with my family and friends  
A note from Marcia: Education means change. Are you ready for a change? I am more than happy to speak with you about the educational opportunities offered at HACC. I can help you take the next step toward your goal.  
High School territory includes Cocalico, Elizabethtown, Ephrata Mennonite School, Ephrata, Garden Spot,  Hempfield, Linden Hall, Lititz Christian School, Manheim Central, Manheim Township, Mount Calvary Christian School, New Haven Mennonite School, Pleasant Valley Mennonite School, and Terre Hill Mennonite.

Contact Marcia:    



Miriam Gonzalez

Admissions Counselor at the  Lebanon Campus

Hometown: Lancaster, PA   

High School Attended: J.P.  McCaskey High School, Lancaster, PA   

College(s) Attended: Millersville University 

Degree(s)/major: BA in Anthropology

Interests/Hobbies: Spending time with family and enjoy attending comic-con shows

A note from Miriam: I am excited to be part of the Lebanon community and look forward to assiting students with obtaining their educational goals.

High School territory includes Blue Mountain Academy, Conrad Weiser, Hamburg, Lebanon Catholic School, Lebanon County CTC, Lebanon, New Covenant Christian School, Northern Lebanon, Pine Grove, and Tulpehocken.

Contact Miriam:




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Stepheni Reams

Admissions Counselor at the York Campus  
Hometown: Hanover, PA  
High school attended: Hanover High School  
Colleges attended:
HACC, Penn State York, Walden University  
Degree(s)/major: BS in Business Marketing/Management, MBA in Marketing  
Traveling, teaching ZUMBA, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends  
A note From Stepheni:
As an alumni of HACC, I am very proud of all that HACC has to offer its students and communities. I am passionate about helping students reach their goals. I invite you to contact me today. I can walk you through the step-by-step process of furthering your education  at HACC.  
High School territory includes Central York, Dover, Helen Thackston Charter School, Hilda Goodling Impact  Academy, Hope Academy, Hope Christian School of Hanover, Kennard-Dale, Logos Academy, Missionary Bible Baptist Academy, Pleasant Hill  Christian School, Red Lion, Red Lion Christian School, River Rock Academy - Spring Grove, Soaring Heights School, Spring Grove, Tidings of Peace Christian School, William Penn, York County School of Technology, and York Country Day School.

Contact Stepheni:  

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Tyson Singletary

Admissions Counselor at the York Campus  
Hometown: York, PA  
High school attended: William Penn Sr. High School  
College attended: Pennsylvania State University  
Degree(s)/major: BA in Journalism   
Interests/hobbies:  Sports, reading, music, bowling, and outdoor activities. I like spending time with family. 
A note from Tyson:  I am excited to help you begin your journey, in investing in your future.  I will guide you through the enrollment process.  I look forward to speaking with you about HACC, so we will be your first choice for a quality and accessible higher education opportunity!

High School territory includes Bible Baptist Christian Academy, Christian School of York, Crispus Attucks Youthbuild Charter School, Dallastown, Eastern York, Family Life Ministries International Academy, Garbers Mennonite School, Hanover Mennonite School, Kralltown Mennonite School, Northeastern, River Rock Academy - Red Lion, Susquehannock, West York, York Adams Academy, York Catholic, and York Suburban.

Contact Tyson:  



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Jill Matolyak

International Admissions Coordinator

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

High school attended: Stroudsburg High School

College attended: Point Park University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Degree(s)/major: BS in Human Resources Management and MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education

Interests/hobbies: Spending time with my husband and two sons, cooking and all kinds of music

A note from Jill: I have over 15 years experience in the field of higher education admissions, including more than ten years in International Admissions. I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn about other parts of the world from my students. I am here to assist you with the application, visa and arrival process. I look forward to helping you enroll at HACC.

Contact Jill:



VIRTUAL LEARNING- Please contact an admission counselor at your nearest campus location.






Natalie Toma

Director of Admissions  
Hometown: Altoona, PA  
High school attended:Altoona Area High School
College attended: Harrisburg Area Community College and Siena Heights University
Degree(s)/major: Certificate in Massage Therapy, AA in Hospitality Management and BS in Occupational Studies (in progress)
Interests/hobbies: Spending time with my husband and our cat, Nesta.  I love spending time outdoors and enjoy hiking and camping. 
A note from Natalie: As a first generation college student, I can relate to the feelings of fear and excitment with making the decision to start school.  We are here to support you as you start your educational journey.  I am excited for you to start  at HACC and look forward to the positive impact education will have on your life.

Contact Natalie: