Meet the Admissions Team

Thomas D. Iwankow

Dean of Enrollment Management

p. (518) 861-2574




John Ramoska




Director of Admission  

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Recruitment Territory 
  • Argyle
  • Granville  
  • Saratoga Springs
  • Ballston Spa
  • Greenwich 
  • South Glens Falls
  • Bolton Landing
  • Hadley Luzerne  
  • Warrensburgh
  • Burnt Hills  
  •  Hartford 
  •  Whitehall
  • Cambridge   
  •  Hudson Falls  
  •  Shenendehowa
  • Corinth   
  • Lake George
  • Edinburgh
  •  Fort Ann
  • Queensbury
  • Northville
  • Galaway 
  • Salem 
  • Ticonderoga
  • Glens Falls 
  • Saratoga Catholic





Helen Lettieri

Admission Counselor

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“I really relate and believe in what Maria has to offer. The small class sizes provide hands on individualized attention you don't see at every college. Students can acclimate to college life, become confident, and flourish in the friendly and warm environment Maria has to offer. At Maria College you will always see a smiling face and helping hand!  This translates into a comfortable and safe environment for our students to learn. I am so happy to be working for the college and look forward to being a part of its bright and promising future.”
Recruitment Territory 
  • Amsterdam
  • Gilboa
  •  Mt. Moriah Academy
  • Bishop Maginn
  •  Gloversville
  •  North Colonie-Shaker
  • Broadalbin Perth
  •  Greentech
  •  Notre Dame Bishop Gibbons
  • Cario Durham
  •   Greenville
  • Catskill
  • Holy Names
  •  Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk
  • Cobleskill-Richmondville
  •  Hunter Tannersville
  •  Saugherties
  • Colonie
  •  Johnstown
  •  Schenectady HS
  • Coxsackie-Athens
  •  Mayfield
  •   Scotia Glenville
  • Duanesburgh
  • Middleburgh
  • Fonda-Fultonville
  • Mohonasen


Hometown:  Cairo, NY

Education: B.S., North Carolina Wesleyan College, Exercise Science

Hobbies:I enjoy being active and living in the Catskills really makes that possible.  I like to go hiking with my friends, the dog park with my boxer, and also the local town park to run in my spare time.  As family is a big part of my life I enjoy playing games with them, especially board games.  I love all things to do with fall and during the winter months I venture up to Windham Mountain for ski and snowboard season when I can. I like to attend events in the Capital District such as, Alive at 5! and the fourth of July fireworks. I'll even go to Saratoga to visit the race track a few times during the summer, too.  I like to try new things and am open to suggestions for new activities and as Bill Nye the Science guy said, "everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't".


Kate Choi

Admission Counselor

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“I am honored to represent Maria College within our community. Maria is a school with a large variety of programs and a strong reputation for excellence.  I am proud that our college is able to provide the community with highly skilled and educated individuals ready and eager to face the challenges of today’s work force.  I look forward to working with prospective students to make their dreams become reality at Maria College.”
Recruitment Territory
  • Albany HS
  • German Town
  • New Lebanon
  • Albany Leadership Academy
  • Guilderland
  • Rensselaer
  • Albany Academy
  • Heatley (Green Island)
  • Schuylerville
  • Averil Park
  • Hoosic Valley
  • Stillwater
  • Berlin
  • Hudson
  • Taconic Hills
  • Bethlehem
  • Ichabod Crane
  • Tamrac
  • Berne-Knox-Westerlo
  • Lansingburgh
  • Tech Valley
  • Catholic Central
  • LaSalle Institute
  • Troy
  • Chatham
  • Maple Hill
  •  Waterford Halfmoon
  • Cohoes
  • Mechanicville
  •  Watervliet
  • Columbia
  • Menands


Hometown:  Berne, New York

Education:  M.S., Sage Graduate School, Professional School Counseling

                   B.A., University at Albany, Psychology

                   A.S., Hudson Valley Community College, Individual Studies

Hobbies: Zumba, Camping, Traveling, Cross Country Skiing, Community Event/ Festivals and Cooking


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. 


Meet the Director of Advisement 

Laurie Gilmore

Director of Advisement

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“Maria College is seriously committed to its students and has always been so.  It is a unique, personalized environment that affords students the opportunity to meet their goals.”

Hometown:   Troy, NY

Education:  M.S., College of St. Rose, Educational Psychology

                  B.S., College of St. Rose, Elementary Education

                  A.A., Hudson Valley Community College, Liberal Arts

Hobbies: Boating, Kayaking, Hiking, walking, and cross-country skiing.