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Meet our Counselors

Undergraduate Admissions Staff

Welcome to Undergraduate Admissions

Nancy Wunderly, Director of AdmissionsNancy Wunderly
B.A. in Social Work
Millersville University 

M.A. in Education
Millersville University

Ed.D in Higher Education Administration and Supervision (All but dissertation) 
Seton Hall University

Interesting Fact - My great, great, great, great, great grandfather signed the declaration of independence.
Why I Love Kutztown - First and foremost the students and Kutztown's commitment to access, affordability and academic achievement.
Why I Chose Admissions - I love helping students with the college search process and helping them open doors of opportunities for themselves.
Hobbies and Interests - Antiquing, traveling around the world-some of my favorite places are - Greece, Spain, St. Lucia and Russia. My two cats and Saint Bernard named Fenway. I am an avid sports fan and supporter of all things Boston Red Sox.
Professional Memberships - NACAC, PACAC 


Laura Fahy, Associate Director of Admissions/Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment
B.A. in Speech Communication, minor in Public Relations
Laura FahyKutztown University
M.Ed. Student Affairs in Higher Education
Kutztown University

One Interesting Fact About You - I successfully climbed Dunn's River Falls in Jamaica!
Why I Love Kutztown  - Our incredible student body.
Why I Chose Admissions - I have a passion for working with students and I enjoy being a part of their success.
Hobbies and Interests - Travel and vacations!
Professional Memberships - PACAC, NACAC

Phone: 610.683.4768  E-mail:


Irma Aguirre, Assistant Director of Admissions/Latino School and Community LiaisonIrma Aguirre
B.A. in Education with Special Education certification
DeSales University

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction
Kutztown University (In Progress)

Interesting Fact - I recently became a grandma to a beautiful baby girl.
Why I Love Kutztown - We serve the largest Latino population in the PASSHE system.
Why I Chose Admissions - I wanted to help students in need.
Hobbies and Interests - Volunteering at church, reading, cooking great food and spending time with my incredible family.
Professional Membership -  PACAC, NACAC

Phone: 610.683.4796   E-mail:
Recruitment Territory - Berks, Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, New Castle (DE)

Jory Wamsley, Assistant Director of Admissions
B.A. English: Professional Writing, minor in Public RelationsJory Wamsley
Kutztown University
M.A. in Liberal Arts
Lock Haven University

Interesting Fact
- I participated in the Empire State Building Run-Up in New York City in 2012 and placed first in my age group and fifth out of all of the women competing.  Finishing the race at the observatory with snow falling everywhere was one of my most memorable experiences!

Why I Love Kutztown - KU has so much to offer!  Academics are strong, there are plenty of active student organizations, there is a community atmosphere and the campus is vibrant.  Additionally, the town offers rich heritage, scenic countryside and is also close to major cities.  You truly get it all at KU!
Why I Chose Admissions  - I was a student worker in the Career Development Center at KU, and I knew that I wanted to work on a college campus from that point forward.  I love working in undergraduate admissions because of the contagious energy and excitement high school students have about taking that next step and becoming college students.
Hobbies and Interests  - I love running, outdoor activities, 90s pop culture, corgis, baking and ice cream.
Professional Membership -  PACAC, NACAC

610.683.4054  E-mail:
Recruitment Territory
- Columbia, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike, Schuylkill, N. Umberland, Lycoming, Montour-Monroe

James Garraway, Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
B.A. Mass Communication
James Garraway
Lock Haven University
M.Ed. Student Affairs Administration
Kutztown University

Interesting Fact  - I am a volunteer with a group of people that are restoring a steam locomotive from 1923 in Minersville, PA.
Why I Love Kutztown - Kutztown is committed to providing students and staff with opportunities to further their education and grow their careers.
Why I Chose Admissions - I enjoy working with students and providing them with resources they need to succeed. I also love the atmosphere of higher education.
Hobbies and Interests - Working as a volunteer on railroad preservation. I like Lionel trains and also like to spend time with my family and go on vacation to places like the beach whenever possible.
Professional Memberships: PACAC, NACAC, NACE

Phone: 610.683.4787  E-mail:
Recruitment Territory
- Community Colleges in PA and surrounding states.

Peter Emerick, Assistant Director of Admissions
B.S. in Human Development and Family StudiesPeter Emerick
Penn State University
M.A. in Counseling
East Tennessee State University

Interesting Fact - I am a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and have interviewed NBA players, including Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat.
Why I Love Kutztown - Kutztown University is truly focused on student success, and that displays itself in the meaningful relationships that staff and faculty develop with students on a daily basis.
Why I Chose Admissions - I truly believe that choosing higher education is the most valuable investment someone can make in themselves, and I'm honored to be a part of that process for thousands of students.
Hobbies and Interests - Basketball, football, singing with my office mate Amanda Scarpa, spending time with my growing family and playing guitar.
Professional Social Media - LinkedIn, Peter Emerick
Professional Memberships - PACAC, NACAC, ACA

Phone: 610.683.4057  E-mail:
Recruitment Territories
- Lebanon, Lancaster, York, Adams, Cumberland, Perry, Dauphin, Snyder, Prince George (MD), Washington DC, Baltimore (MD), Anne Arundel (MD), Cecil (MD), Harford (MD)

Jade Eggleston, Admissions Recruiter
B.A. in Applied PsychologyJade Eggleston
Penn State University
M.A. in Student Affairs
Kutztown University (In Progress)  

Interesting Fact - I really think Beyonce is related to me in some way, shape or form!
Why I Love Kutztown - Students, Staff and Faculty are so welcoming and friendly.
Why I Chose Admissions - I didn't choose higher education. Higher education chose me. After working as a graduate assistant in admissions I fell in love with providing students with the opportunity to succeed and realize their academic dreams.
Hobbies and Interests - Shopping, tweeting and zumba.
Professional Memberships - PACAC, NACAC

Phone: 610.683.4056  E-mail:
Recruitment Territories - Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware County, Camden (NJ), Gloucester (NJ)

Joe Schwartz, Admissions Recruiter 
B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies
Joe SchwartzPenn State University 

M.A. in Student Affairs
Kutztown University (In Progress) 
Interesting Fact - I have a twin brother who is two minutes younger than me.
Why I Love Kutztown - I love Kutztown because it gives students the opportunity to receive a well-rounded education, with tremendous student life opportunities, at a very affordable price!
Why I Chose Admissions - I enjoy the passion and positive energy found on college campuses, and I love working with students to help them realize their potential and achieve their educational goals.
Hobbies and Interests - Going to country and rock concerts, watching and attending collegiate and professional sporting events, fishing, golfing, hiking, skiing and sitting on the beach with my toes in the sand.
Professional Social Media - LinkedIn, Joe Schwartz
Professional Memberships - PACAC, NACAC

Phone - 610.683.1319  E-mail -
Recruitment Territories - Montgomery, Bucks, Burlington (NJ)

Amanda Scarpa, Admissions Recruiter
B.A. in Professional WritingAmanda Scarpa
Kutztown University 

 M.A. in Counseling/Student Affairs
Montclair State University 

Interesting Fact - I was born without a sense of smell!
Why I Love Kutztown - KU is a close-knit community and has a warm feeling all year round. It doesn't hurt that the campus is gorgeous!
Why I Chose Admissions - I love meeting with students and their families as they prepare to come to college. Getting to work with so many different students and being able to help them find the right campus fit makes my job that much more exciting! Working in Admissions at KU is an added bonus; I get to spend every day here at my home away from home.
Hobbies and Interests - I am a Broadway enthusiast, die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan and cupcake-baking connoisseur.
Professional Memberships - PACAC, NACAC, ACA

Phone - 484.646.5812  E-mail -

Recruitment Territories - North and Central NJ, Suffolk (NY), Nassau (NY), Orange (NY)