Future students

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)



Andrea Lazarus

Senior 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 my 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 21st Century After School Program, Bermudian Springs, Biglerville, Carlisle Christian, Delone Catholic, Hanover, New Oxford, Northern York, South Western

Contact Andrea:  
(717) 339-3526

Sara Maines

Director of Admissions

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, Cumberland Valley Christian, Fairfiled Area, Fannett- Metal, Franklin County CTC, Gettysburg Area, Greencastle-Antrim, James Buchanan, Littlestown, Shippensburg Area, Waynesboro Area. 

Contact Sara:
(717) 339-3514


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Chikobi Ijomah

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus

Hometown: Milwaukee WI

High School Attended: Central Dauphin High School

College Attended: Harrisburg Area Community College, Shippensburg University

Degree(s)/major: B.A. in Public Relations

Interest/Hobbies: Traveling, writing, watch/play sports, attend concerts/festivals, hanging out with friends and family

A note from Chikobi: HACC is a wonderful opportunity to complete your degree or earn credits towards a degree at an affordable price. As a former HACC student I can speak first hand on the benefits of coming to HACC. Whether you are an incoming or returning student feel free to reach out to me. I will help put you in the best position to earn employment following graduation.

High School Territory: Central Dauphin High School, Central Dauphin East High School, Harrisburg SciTech, John Harris High School, Steelton High School,

Lebanon Territories: Annville-Cleona, Conrad Wiser High School, Eastern Lebanon High School, Lebanon County CTC, New Covenant Christian School, Tulpehocken Area High School,

Contact Chikobi:

Email: csijomah@hacc.edu
Phone: 717-780-2574

Stephanie Maben

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus

Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA

High school attended: Cumberland Valley High School

College attended: University of Pittsburgh and Arizona State University

Degree(s)/major: BA in Political Science and MA in Sociology

Interests/hobbies: Traveling, hiking, binging Netflix, and spending time with friends and family.

A note from Stephanie: HACC is an amazing community of talented professors and supportive staff members. If you are looking to transform your life through education, I am happy to speak to you about the exciting possibilities at HACC and guide you through the process.

High School territory includes Bishop McDevitt, Camp Hill, Cedar Cliff, Greenwood, East Pennsboro, Harrisburg Academy, Lower Dauphin, Mechanicsburg, Newport, Red Land, Susquenita, West Perry

Contact Stephanie:
(717) 780-3217

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Avery Pageler

Admissions Counselor at the Harrisburg Campus

Hometown: Wormleysburg, PA

High School Attended: Cedar Cliff High school

Colleges attended: HACC Harrisburg campus, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Degree(s)/major: B.A. in Psychology

Interests/hobbies: Weightlifting, hiking, spending time outdoors, and reading

A note from Avery: I was a former HACC student and I had the opportunity to come back and help create an atmosphere that continues to create amazing opportunities for students. Most importantly, my goal is your success! I am excited to hear about your passions and goals, and to develop a plan to make the HACC experience educational, creative, and fun.

High School Territories: Big Springs, Boiling Springs, Carlisle, Cumberland Perry Vo-Tech, Dauphin County Technical School, East Juniata, Halifax, Juniata, Millersburg, Trinity, Upper Dauphin

Contact Avery:

Email: ampagele@hacc.edu
Phone: 717-780-2409


Chala Thomas

Interim Admission Counselor at the Lancaster Campus

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

High school attended: Lampeter Strasburg High School, Lancaster PA

College attended: HACC, currently attending Elizabethtown College

Degree(s)/major: AA in Business Administration, continuing to receive BS

Interests/hobbies: I enjoy the outdoors, gardening and cooking fresh herbs from my home garden. I love playing sports with my two sons and listening to oldies but goodies music.

A note from Chala: As a proud nontraditional HACC alumna, I am excited to share all the opportunities HACC has to offer. I want to hear your “WHY”, why HACC and how can we translate your “why” into achieving a great college experience.

High School territory includes Columbia, Conestoga Valley, Janus School, La Academia Partnership Charter School, Lampeter – Strasburg, Lancaster Catholic, Lancaster Country Day School, Lancaster County Christian School-Leola and West Lampeter Campuses, Linville Hill Christian School, McCaskey Campus, Octorara, Penn Manor, Pequea Valley, Phoenix Academy, Solanco, Sonlight River Brethren, The Stone Independent School, and Veritas Academy.

Contact Chala:    
(717) 358-2879

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, Conestoga Christian, Dayspring Christian Academy, Donegal, Elizabethtown, Ephrata Mennonite School, Ephrata, Garden Spot, Hempfield, Lancaster Mennonite, Lancaster County Career and Technology Center, Linden Hall, Lititz Christian School, Manheim Central, Manheim Township, Mount Calvary Christian School, Terre Hill Mennonite, and Warwick.

Contact Marcia:    
(717) 358-2997  



Stepheni Anderson

Senior 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

Interests/hobbies: 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, Hope Christian School of Hanover, Kennard-Dale, Logos Academy, Missionary Bible Baptist Academy, Northwestern Human Services, Pleasant Hill Christian School, Red Lion, Red Lion Christian School, River Rock Academy- Red Lion, River Rock Academy- Spring Grove, Soaring Heights, Spring Grove, Tiding of Peace Christian School, William Penn, York Academy, York Co School of Technology, York County Day School.

Contact Stepheni:  
(717) 801-3237


Jill Matolyak

International Admissions Counselor

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.

High School territory includes 21st Century Cyber Charter School, Agora Cyber Charter School, Bellefonte Area High School, Belleville Mennonite School, Brandywine Virtual Academy, Centre County Christian Academy, Commonwealth Connections/Charter Academy, Grace Prep High School, Lewisburg High School, Loyalsock High School, Maranatha Christian School, Meadowbrook Christian School, Midd West High School, Mifflin, Mifflin County Academy Science Tech, Mifflin County Christian Academy, Mifflinburg, Milton High School, Mount Carmel Area High School, Northumberland Christian School, Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School, PA Distance Learning Charter School, PA Virtual Charter School, Penn View Christian Academy, Penns Valley Area Junior-Senior High School, Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Saint Louis De Montfort Academy, Shamokin Area High School, Shikellamy Area High School, State College Area High School,Sun Tech, Sunbury Christian Academy, SusQ-Cyber Charter School, Susquehanna Bible Academy, Victory Baptist Christian Academy, Warrior Run High School, Capital Academy, Capital Area School for the Arts (CASA), Covenant Christian Academy, Tri-Valley, Williams Valley *In addition to all schools outside of Pennsylvania*

Contact Jill:
(717) 780-2403