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Freshmen Counselors

Agnieszka A Brannan (abrannan@esu.edu)
(570) 422-3577
Assistant Director of Admissions/Admissions Marketing Coordinator
Territories: (PA) Carbon, (NJ) Warren, Sussex
Hometown: Forest Hills, New York (originally from Poland)
Studied: Political Science at ESU
Favorite thing about ESU: I love the friendly atmosphere at ESU. As an alum, I am especially happy to observe the growth within our current students as they move through their ESU journey.

Daryl Burleigh (dburleigh@esu.edu)
Admissions Counselor
(570) 422-3806
Territories: (PA) Montgomery and Bucks (NJ) Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex and Monmouth
Hometown: Pleasant Mount, PA
Studied: International Relations at Penn State and Secondary Education at ESU
Activities: Snowboarding and Skydiving
Favorite Thing About ESU: The strong sense of school spirit on campus!
Quote: "If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal" - Carl Sagan

Maureen Cravath (MCravath3@esu.edu)
(570) 422-3654
Admissions Counselor
Territories: NJ- Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic and Union
Hometown: Dickson City, PA
Studied: Communication Studies
Favorite Thing About ESU: The beautiful campus and the wonderful people who make it feel like home.
Quote: "You have BRAINS in your HEAD. You have FEET in your SHOES. You can STEER yourself in any DIRECTION you CHOOSE." - Dr. Seuss

Micanel "Mick" Greaves (mgreaves@esu.edu)
(570) 422-3493
Admission Counselor
Territories: Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Philadelphia, York
Hometown: Miami
Studied: B.A. English with Creative Writing emphasis with a German language minor, M.Ed Student Affairs
Strengths: Personable
Favorite Thing About ESU: The beauty of the Campus
Quote: "I can do all things through God who strengthens me" ; " If ever in life you fall, fall on your back because if you look up you can get up"

Helen Rho (hrho@esu.edu)
(570) 422-3989
Assistant Director of Admissions/Manager Special Programs
Territories: (PA) Lehigh, Northampton, Susquehanna
Hometown: Malibu, California
Studied: International Relations; Law; Education
Strengths: Perspective and Persistence
Favorite Thing About ESU: Great vibe and location!
Quote: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." - Abraham Lincoln

Donna R. Tatarka dtatarka@po-box.esu.edu
(570) 422 - 3833
Director of Admissions and Orientation
Territories: Monroe
Hometown: Hackettstown, NJ 
Studied: Business Administration 
Strengths: Passion for student development
Favorite Thing About ESU: The work ethic of our students and the commitment to their own success
Quote: All the wonders you seek are within yourself.


Transfer Counselors

Walt Lukow (wlukow@esu.edu)
(570) 422-3110
Associate Director of Admissions, Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment
Admissions contact for transfer students with
last name initial of L-Z
Territories: County and Community Colleges
Hometown: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Studied: History, World Cultures, Secondary Education Certification




Nina Atanesian (ninaa@esu.edu
(570) 422-3149
Assistant Director of Admissions/Transfer Specialist
Admissions contact for transfer students with last name initial of A-K
Territories: County and Community Colleges
Hometown: Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Studied: Business Management with Minor in Economics (at ESU!)
Favorite thing about ESU: Everything! The aesthetics of the campus, and the energy of our students and faculty.
Quote: "Believe you can and you’re halfway there” - Theodore Roosevelt

Please Note: If your community college will be hosting an event for transfer students that you would like us to attend, please contact Walt Lukow at wlukow@esu.edu