Meet the Staff

Undergraduate Admissions Office

We're eager to assist you with information and advice about D'Youville College and the admissions process. We look forward to your application for admission and hope to meet you soon.

Location on campus: D'Youville Academic Center (DAC), Room 144
Visitor parking is available in Lot A
Mailing Address: 320 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201-9985
Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Phone: (716) 829-7600 or (800) 777-3921
Fax: (716) 829-7900
Email: admissions@dyc.edu

Meet the Undergraduate Admissions Staff

When you apply, one of the admissions staff will become your personal counselor. Ask us just about anything, from choosing a major to getting involved in campus life. It always helps to put a face to a name! So, let us introduce ourselves!


Anne M. Anthon

Anne Anthom, Undergrad Admissions Counselor Contact information
Office: DAC 138
Phone: (716) 829-7600
Email: anthona@dyc.edu

Title: Transfer Counselor

Hometown: Derby, NY

Degree: Elementary Education, D'Youville College;
MBA, D'Youville College

Hobbies: I play Scrabble with my husband every evening to keep our brains sharp! I love bird watching and have several feeders within view of my dining room window. We are also auction junkies and sell our extras on Craigslist or Ebay.  My favorite thing is to visit with my granddaughter, who is growing up so fast!  I also love learning and actually miss doing my homework and research now that I've completed my degree!

What I love about D'Youville: I graduated from D'Youville TWICE and love many things about the school. Number One is the great education I received from the professors I encountered as a student here in the 70's and again while earning my MBA. They know who you are and care about your success. The location is great to get to so many things to do in Buffalo. We are minutes from Niagara Falls, malls, fabulous beaches, skiing, museums, parks, the Buffalo Zoo, the theatre district, Elmwood Village, professional sports arenas, fabulous festivals and so much more!

My advice: START EARLY! Being a transfer student is similar to being a senior in high school. Don't wait until the last minute. Look at several schools to find out where YOU fit. Utilize the transfer counselors at your current college AND your future college. They are valuable resources available to keep you on track with class choices. Campus visits, Facebook, college websites and information links as well as old fashioned phone calls are all there to help you decipher the process and help you narrow down your choices! Come to a Transfer Student Information Session to learn more about D’Youville College!


Mary Evanco-Caryk

Mary Evanco-Caryk, Undergrad Admissions Counselor Contact information
Office: DAC 132
Phone: (716) 829-7600
Email: evancom@dyc.edu

Title: Admissions Counselor, Nursing Recruiter

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Degree: Bachelor of Science Nursing, University at Buffalo; MS/Nursing Informatics (in progress American Sentinel University)

Hobbies: Playing the piano, traveling, gardening and volleyball

What I love about D'Youville: Warm, comfortable campus; caring students; faculty and staff. Surrounded by beautiful architecture in the City of Buffalo and only blocks away from Lake Erie and the Niagara River.

My advice: Don't shy away from visiting private colleges because of tuition without checking into scholarship and financial aid information first. For nursing students – go for your bachelor of science in nursing right away – check out our direct entry program with 7 out of 8 nursing semesters!


Joshua Cozzo

Joshua Cozzo, Undergrad Admissions Counselor Contact information

Office: DAC 133
Phone: (716) 829-7791
Email: cozzoj@dyc.edu

Title: Admissions Counselor

Degrees: BS, Diplomacy & International Relations, Seton Hall University; MS, International Business, D'Youville College

Hobbies: Travelling the globe whenever possible and being outdoors; camping, fishing, boating, snowboarding, it all works for me.

What I love about D'Youville: Working with a great group of people at a small college where everyone knows your name.

My advice: Make a list of what you're looking for in a college; location, size, programs, athletics, clubs, resident or commuter campus, etc. and then go out and visit as many of those schools as possible to not only have it look good on paper, but also in your mind.


Meg Harmon

Meg Harmon, Undergrad Admissions CounselorContact information
Office: DAC 135
Phone: (716) 829-7600
Email: harmonm@dyc.edu

Title: Assistant Director

Hometown: Niagara Falls, NY

Degree: Higher Education Administration, Buffalo State College

Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, and cooking complex family dinners with my husband.

What I love about D'Youville: I love the students here. I've watched our student ambassadors become amazing young professionals full of enthusiasm and motivation, and it never gets old.

My advice: Talk to current students at every institution you visit and ask questions about their individual experiences. Try sitting in the dining hall or student union and start observing the students around you. If they look like they're enjoying themselves, and you feel completely comfortable hanging around, chances are the school is worth some further investigation.


Erin McCarthy

Erin McCarthy, Undergrad Admissions Counselor Contact information
Office: DAC 134
Phone: (716) 829-7605
Email: mccarthy@dyc.edu

Title: Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Wilson, NY

Degree: BS/MS International Business, D'Youville College

Hobbies: I am a thrift store, coupon cutting extraordinaire. I also enjoy reading and crafting, especially quilting.

What I love about D'Youville: I love the school because I feel that the D'Youville College community is like a family. The school fosters a very caring and supportive environment that makes it very easy to get involved and meet and work with a ton of great people.

My advice: Find a school that works for you. Schools offer many different opportunities to their students, so pick one where you feel you will be in the best position to take advantage of what the school has to offer. Talk to current students to get a feel for their experiences.


Lauren McGowan

Lauren McGowan, Undergrad Admissions Counselor

Contact information
Office: DAC 131
Phone: (716) 829-7600
Email: mcgowanl@dyc.edu

Title: Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Liverpool, NY

Degree: MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration, Buffalo State College

Hobbies: Running, reading, traveling, singing, and learning new things

What I love about D'Youville: I felt welcome the second I stepped on campus. The level of passion and caring that the faculty, staff, and students exhibit is amazing!

My advice: Trust yourself. How you feel at a school is just as important as other factors (size, location, program, etc.) Don't be afraid to visit colleges that don't exactly match your written criteria. No matter which college you ultimately attend- get involved! Your college experience will be what you make it!


Mark Plesac

Mark Plesasc, Undergrad Admissions Counselor Contact information
Office: DAC 136
Phone: (716) 829-7603
Email: plesacm@dyc.edu

Title: Admissions Counselor

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Degrees: BS, Business Administration / Environmental Studies, Alfred University; MS, International Business, D'Youville College

Hobbies: Snowboarding, travelling, hockey, guitar, going to Bills and Sabres games.

What I love about D'Youville: I love D'Youville's location in the city of Buffalo, just minutes from downtown, the waterfront, and the Elmwood Village.

My advice: Start your college search early and explore all of your options. Don't be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. Search for a school that will be the best fit for you, and help you grow as a student and individual.


Steven Smith, Ph.D.

Steven Smith, Director of Undergrad Admissions Contact information
Office: DAC 143
Phone: (716) 829-7600
Email: smith@dyc.edu

Title: Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Hometown: Vestal, NY

Degrees: PhD and EdM: Higher Education Administration, University at Buffalo

Hobbies: Family time—playing with my young son and daughter and trying to teach our puppy a trick or two. When time affords itself, I can also be found on the ski slopes or hitting golf balls. I enjoy watching the Bills and Sabres. People ask me what I would want more—the Bills to win the Super Bowl or the Sabres to win the Cup. Even though I'm a bigger Sabre fan, I'd have to go with the Bills because I think it would really be great for the city.

What I love about D'Youville: This is easy—the people. Our students are bright and focused on taking strides to improve their lives and prepare for a career. They also want to make lives better for others. Our faculty are truly focused on their needs and I hear countless stories of how they bend over backwards to make life better for their students. The administrators are largely a relaxed group and get along well. We are dead-set on creating the best possible experience for our current and future students. All three groups are completely different than any other place I've worked or studied.

My advice: Think about college early. The sophomore year in high school is a great time to at least take an unguided tour around a college campus. Start to develop your personal ideal of a college early on and then get out there and take formal visits when you can. Also, think about getting letters of recommendation along the way—don't wait until your senior year. When it comes to classes to take in high school, there is a lot of variety out there. I like to recommend that students focus on the holy-5: English, foreign language, history, math and science. Do your best to take the most competitive array of these classes that you can be successful in (getting a D in AP Chemistry does no one any good).

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