Meet the Admissions Team

Dr. Thomas D. Iwankow

Dean of Enrollment Management

p. (518) 861-2574



John Ramoska

Director of Admission

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"     “I really enjoy working in admissions because it allows me to assist students with achieving their own unique educational goals.  Here at Maria, I have an opportunity to work one on one with students and build a lasting relationship that continues after they have enrolled.  The personal attention provided to the students here at Maria College is unmatched.”                        
Recruitment Territory 
  • re-enrollment
  • International

 Hometown:  Glens Falls, NY

 Education:  B.A. Siena College
                    M.S. Northeastern University

 Hobbies:  Anything sports, whether it is playing them or simply watching my favorite teams on TV.  I enjoy being outdoors, playing golf, and skiing in the winter.

 Jenna Boland

 Assistant Director of Admission

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“Maria College provides a foundation for students to go anywhere. At Maria College students have the ability to achieve academic excellence while having a committed faculty and staff at their side every step of the way. Being an Admission Counselor provides me with a sense of accomplishment knowing that I have been able to help students reach their academic goals."
Recruitment Territory
  • Schenectady County
  • Fulton County
  • Montgomery County
  • Schoharie County
  • Central/Western, NY
  • Southern Tier
  • "North Country", NY
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • North Carolina
  • Kentucky
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Missippi
  • West Virginia
  • Tennessee
  • Arkansas

Hometown:   Niskayuna, NY

Education:  B.A., Georgia State University, Business Administration

Hobbies: Working out, traveling and watching anything on Bravo


Nicole Ranieri

 Admission Coordinator

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“Maria College has such a strong and unique sense of community. I feel as if I’m not only part of a team, but part of a family, and that family includes staff, faculty, and students. It makes the work that we do here feel all the more personal and meaningful.” 

Hometown:   Bronxville, NY 

Education:  M.S., SUNY Albany, Secondary Education, English

                   B.A., Fordham University, English 

Hobbies: Watching baseball (go Yankees!), kayaking, biking, cross-county skiing, and taking my daughter to the playground. I also love to bake—and eat—cookies. 


Paula Bernardoni

 Admission Counselor

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“Maria College is the perfect place to attend if you want to succeed in college.  The one on one attention from the professors added with caring faculty makes for a sense of community when you are a Maria student.  As an Admission Counselor I am able to help students make important life decisions and I love being able to assist them in the process and their new chapter in life.” 
Recruitment Territory
  • Sullivan County
  • Orange County
  • Putnam County
  • Westchester County
  • Rockland County
  • New York City Metro| Long Island
  • California
  • Texas
  • Florida
  • Michigan
  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • Missouri
  • Minnesota
  • Iowa
  • Oklahoma
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Wyoming
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • Montana

Hometown:   Port Byron, NY 

Education:  St. John Fisher College

Hobbies: I enjoy playing sports and being active while also being a part of theater and the arts.


We are recruiting!  Please click here to view job description for Admission Counselor | Assistant Director of Admissions


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Recruitment Territory 
  • Rensselaer County
  • Greene County
  •  Columbia County
  • Ulster County
  •  Dutchess County
  •  Massachusetts
  • Maine
  •  Rhode Island
  •  Vermont
  • New Hampshire
  • Connecticut
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Idaho