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Counselors for Undergraduate Students

Rich Bell

Rich Bell

Professional Admission Counselor

rbell@usciences.edu

Call/Text: 215-596-4272
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Rich travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, In Pennsylvania: Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntington, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Montgomery, Perry, Philadelphia (West and Southwest Philadelphia), and York counties, Texas, West Virginia.  Rich also works with all first year international students.

Rich’s advice for students searching for colleges:

Try to connect with as many students and faculty members as possible before and after your campus visits. This is the best way to see if a school is right for you! Also, have lunch in the cafeteria during your visit so you can get a feel for campus life.

Rich’s favorite thing about USciences:

There are so many great activities to get involved in outside of the classroom! When students go away to college, they are not only picking a campus and major, but they are joining a community. It is important to have a balanced college experience that you will remember fondly one day!

Rich’s favorite thing about Philadelphia:

There is so much history and the sports teams are fun to root for! Also, the city is easy to navigate with public transportation and there is always something to do or see on a nice sunny day!

Fun fact about Rich:

I can juggle!

 

Kristine Chase

Kristine Chase

Senior Admission Counselor

kchase@usciences.edu

Call/Text: 215-596-4044
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Kristine travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

In New Jersey: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, and Salem counties. In Pennsylvania: Philadelphia (Central and Northwest) In other territories: Delaware, Washington D.C., Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

Kristine's advice for students searching for colleges:

Visit the colleges on your list and don’t be afraid to ask questions once you arrive! It’s all about finding the right school for you, so attend the open houses, talk to current students, professors, and other campus departments. During your visit you might just get that feeling that this is the school for you.

Kristine's favorite thing about USciences:

The community. USciences is my home away from home and everyone feels like family. It's great to see students and professors who all have a passion for science and healthcare come together to support one another. And Linda’s Food Cart! (Ask someone about this when you visit campus.)

Kristine's favorite thing about Philadelphia:

I now live in Northern VA so I can confidently say I miss WAWA… and of course the people! Philadelphians love their city and their sports teams. They are truly passionate people. You will feel the Philly pride once you participate in the Eagles fight song.

Fun fact about Kristine:

I worked at Disney World after college! I love all things Disney.

 

Elizabeth Doyle

Elizabeth Doyle

Undergraduate Admission Counselor

edoyle@usciences.edu

Call/Text: 215-596-4020
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Elizabeth travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

In Pennsylvania: Philadelphia (Center City and South Philadelphia), Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Centre, Clinton, Delaware, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne and Wyoming counties; In New Jersey: Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Warren counties.

Elizabeth's advice for students searching for colleges:

Try to look for professors who are passionate, not only about their program, but also their students. This allows you to really find a way to connect with what you want to learn about! Try to spend time on the campus to see if you can see yourself as a part of the community.

Elizabeth's favorite thing about USciences:

USciences has a small student population, but with access to things typically found at bigger research campuses across the country. The professors are passionate about what they do and want to inspire their students to feel the same.

Elizabeth's favorite thing about Philadelphia:

I love EVERYTHING about Philadelphia, having grown up here in West Philadelphia my whole life! I love “playing the tourist” in my own city and trying out all the different museums around town.

Fun fact about Elizabeth:

All my pets have full names, my tuxedo cat’s name is Sir Winston Churchill Doyle and my dog's name is Cassandra Jean.

 

Elise Todderund

Elise Todderud

Associate Director of Admission and Communication

e.todderud@usciences.edu

Call/Text: 215-596-4008
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Elise travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

Alaska; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Maine; Michigan; Minnesota; Montana; Nebraska; New Hampshire; in New Jersey: Morris County; Upstate New York; North Dakota; Ohio; Oregon; in Pennsylvania: Bucks, Lehigh, and Northampton counties, western PA, and Northeast Philadelphia; South Dakota; Utah; Vermont; Washington; Wisconsin; Wyoming

Elise’s advice for students searching for colleges:

While visiting colleges and universities that interest you, try to get a feel for what student life is like by talking to students, including your tour guide, and visiting areas where students hang out. It is important to make sure that you can see yourself as a student on campus and to experience a sense of pride in the institution which you choose to attend.

Elise’s favorite thing about USciences:

University of the Sciences has a small student population, which means that students receive a more personalized education. There are many opportunities for students to gain experiences outside of the USciences classroom including participating in undergraduate research, experiential learning, and service learning, taking a University of the Arts course, getting involved in clubs and organizations, and much more!

Fun fact about Elise:

I’m 6’2’’ and I love being tall!

 

Sarah True

Sarah True

Professional Admission Counselor

strue@usciences.edu

Call/Text: 215-608-5745
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Sarah travels to and reviews applications from the following areas:

Connecticut; Massachusetts; Rhode Island; in New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union Counties; in New York: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties; in Pennsylvania: North, and Central East Philadelphia.

Sarah’s advice for students searching for colleges:

Take advantage of the programming that’s put on for prospective students, such as open houses or accepted student days! These events are great opportunities to speak with current students and faculty about their school and what they like about it. I couldn’t decide what college I wanted to attend until I went to multiple accepted student days and got the chance to see what each school community was like. You will be able to tell which schools you can picture yourself attending after visiting them. And don’t be afraid to visit the same school more than once!

Sarah’s favorite thing about USciences:

The size! With a small student body, you can get to know your classmates and professors quickly. Nothing beats having lots of friendly faces say hello to you as you pass by them on your way to class!

Sarah’s favorite thing about Philadelphia:

I am new to Philly and am looking forward to exploring more! I’m from a small town in Maine so I’m excited to take advantage of all that living in a city has to offer.

Fun fact about Sarah:

I love music and performing! I did theater and dance in high school, was in an acapella group in college, and have been to more concerts than I can count.

 

Counselors for Transfer, Traditional Graduate, and Graduate Professional Students

Josiah Green

Josiah Green

Senior Admission Counselor, Graduate Admission

jgreen@usciences.edu

215-596-7295

Josiah works with the following traditional graduate programs (MS, PhD and Certificate):

Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biostatistical Methods with SAS, Brewing Science, Cancer Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biotechnology, Chemistry, Health Education and Communication Certificate, Health Psychology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Pharmacognosy, Regulatory Science.

Josiah's advice to students:

Know what you want to do and be able to articulate it. Be excited and passionate about the program you wish to go into. Research the background of the faculty you wish to work with and make it known how your goals align with their work.

Josiah's favorite thing about USciences:

My favorite thing about USciences is the amazing research being done by our students and our faculty. The work that is happening in science and medicine is mind blowing. I thoroughly enjoy seeing the students showcase their projects at our Annual Research Day in April.

Josiah's favorite thing about Philadelphia:

I am a proud native-born Philadelphian. My family moved to the city during the depression.  I was born within walking distance of the campus and my childhood home is only a 5 minute drive away.  My favorite thing about Philadelphia is the various neighborhoods. Each neighborhood is filled with a rich history.  We also have the biggest Mural Arts display in the country. If you walk through the neighborhoods, you will see beautiful mural paintings, many completed by self-taught artists.

Interesting fact about Josiah:

I am a “music trivia savant.” I can tell you the history of almost any music genre of the last 100 years.  I watch music documentaries on YouTube in my spare time.

Fun fact about Josiah:

I love weightlifting! I have been weight training since the age of 12.

 

Kendra King

Kendra King

Associate Director of Transfer and Graduate Admission

k.king@usciences.edu

Call/Text: 215-596-4026
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Kendra reviews applications for the following students:

Transfer students applying to undergraduate degree programs and graduate students applying to the MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business program.

Kendra’s advice for students searching for colleges:

Take advantage of the opportunities to visit campus! A website or brochure can only tell you so much. Visiting allows you to meet current students, as well as your future professors and advising staff. Come prepared with a list a questions and don’t be afraid to ask. Also, trust your instincts during a campus visit. If you feel like a school isn’t right for you, it probably isn’t. And that’s okay! You will know when you have found the school for you.

Kendra’s favorite thing about USciences:

The manageable size of the campus. You’ll see familiar faces everywhere you go, and will be surprised by how quickly the faculty and staff remember your name. It’s pretty much impossible to get lost. The only downside is that you have no excuse to be late to class since everything is within a 5 minute walk!

Kendra’s favorite thing about Philadelphia:

How easy it is to get around. Philadelphia is a very walkable city, and the public transportation system is simple to navigate as well. You can load money onto a SEPTA pass and use it for the subways, buses, and trolleys. Trolley lines run directly through USciences’ campus, and you can get to Center City in about 10 minutes. I also love how centrally located Philly is. If you’re looking to get away for the weekend, we are just a short train ride away from New York City or D.C.

 

Aimee

Aimee Viggiani

Director of Transfer, Professional and Graduate Admission

a.viggiani@usciences.edu

Call/Text: 215-596-4039
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Aimee reviews applications for the following students:

Transfer and Post-baccalaureate students applying to Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy.

Aimee’s advice for students searching for colleges:

If you are looking to get into a professional program make sure to take the time to not only research online but speak to people practicing in the profession already. Even better, look for opportunities to shadow or volunteer in your particular area of interest - then you know you are making a well-educated decision.

Aimee’s favorite thing about USciences:

I love the location - you have the best of both worlds with easy access to all parts of the city but the campus is not overwhelmingly huge and there is a true sense of community.

Aimee’s favorite thing about Philadelphia:

The exciting food scene - from unique restaurants and food trucks to fine dining- it’s so much fun (and delicious!) to discover all of the inventive things young chefs are bringing to Philly!

Contact:

Admission Office

Office Location:

Griffith Hall, Room 130

Mailing Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

888-996-8747 or 215-596-8810

Email:

admit@usciences.edu