Meet the Admission Team

The Curry College Admission Team works together throughout the entire admission process; recruiting, attending college fairs, visiting high schools, interviewing students, conducting information sessions, and making admission decisions. They have an eclectic mix of personalities and backgrounds, and would love for you to get to know them as much as they look forward to getting to know you. Contact the Admission Team at any time if you have questions!

Kathy Baird, Assistant Director of Admission

Kathy Baird '02

Assistant Director of Admission

Recruiting Territories:
MA: Barnstable County, Dukes County, Nantucket County, Plymouth County

To Kathy, Curry College has always felt like a home away from home! Kathy graduated from Curry in 2002, along with her twin sister. She went on to teach Montessori Education, later returning to Curry as an Admission Counselor in 2004. Kathy met her husband at Curry College, and now has two daughters attending day care at the Curry Early Childhood Center.



Admission Counselor

Recruiting Territories:
MA:  Berkshire County, Hampden County, Hampshire County, Franklin County 

Elizabeth "Liz" became a part of the Admission Team in July 2013. After having earned her undergraduate degree in Education from Westfield State University and finished her M.Ed. from Curry in the Spring of 2012. During her time as a Curry Graduate student, Liz worked in the Admission Office as a graduate intern.  When not busy recruiting for Curry, Liz enjoys spending time with her family and visiting one of the many area beaches.

Michelle Bracken

Michelle Bracken

Assistant Director of Admission/Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL)

Recruiting Territories:
PAL Applicants

Michelle has been in Admissions for over 20 years, and with Curry College since 1997. She earned her BA from Bridgewater State University and a M.Ed. from Suffolk University.  Michelle's primary focus is to work with applicants to Curry's world renowned Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL).   When she is not at the skating rink with her daughter or on the baseball field with her son, she is in her kitchen cooking up her favorite recipes!

Emily Bukow, Assistant Director of Admission

Emily Bukow

Assistant Director of Admission

Recruiting Territories:
Transfer Applicants

Emily joined the Curry College Admission Team in July 2005. She earned her B.S. from the University of New Hampshire in 2002, followed by her M.Ed. from Suffolk University in 2005. While she did spend a few years working in corporate America, Emily was thrilled to return to the higher education community and work with prospective students again.

Kathleen Cotter, Enrollment Representative and Receptionist

Kathleen Cotter

Enrollment Representative/Receptionist

Kathleen joined the Curry Admission Team in August 2011. Her favorite past time activities include reading, watching old movies, gathering with friends and family. During her free time she coaches Pop Warner Cheerleading and enjoys Cape Cod and Rhode Island Beaches.

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Stephanie Dalou

Admission Counselor

Stephanie joined the Admission Team in 2011. She graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Communications. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys attending soccer games and dance conventions with her husband and two children.

Jane Fidler, Dean of Admission

Jane Fidler

Dean of Admission

Jane joined the Admission Team in September 2003. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in higher education. She holds a M.S. in Communication Management from Simmons College in Boston. In her spare time Jane enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and attending sporting events.

Joan Fongeallez, Assistant to the Dean

Joan FongeaLLAZ '10 - MBA

Assistant to the Dean

Joan joined the Curry Admission Team in January 2004. She has dedicated her career to working in higher education, working at other institutions primarily in the field of Admission. Joan received her Bachelors degree from Bentley University and in December 2010, obtained her MBA from Curry. She truly enjoys working in Admission because of all the students she has come to meet over the years, watching them enter as first-year students and seeing them graduate. In her free time she likes to camp with her husband, children and grandchildren as well as travel with her husband on their motorcycle.

John Gillard


Admission Counselor

Recruiting Territories:
Washington D.C.

John joined the Admission Team in September 2013. Originally from Pennsylvania, John obtained his B.A. in Political Science from Shippensburg University, and brings experience as an Admission Counselor at Manor College in suburban Philadelphia, PA. Though he may support rival sports teams, John is excited to bring his enthusiasm to Massachusetts and Curry!

Laura Maguire, Enrollment Representative

Laura Maguire

Enrollment Representative

Laura joined the Curry Admission Team in January 2007. She brought with her many years of experience in customer service, sales, marketing and administrative duties. She earned her Associate Degree in Marketing from the College of Marketing and Design, Dublin, Ireland. Her interests include exercising, reading, knitting and yoga.

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Kyle Nolan

Admission Counselor

Recruiting Territories:
MA:  Essex County, Middlesex County

Kyle joined the Curry Admissions Team in February 2015. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2014 with a B.A. in Journalism and Communications. While working as a campus tour guide at URI, Kyle discovered his interest in higher education, which led him to the team at Curry. Kyle is an avid Boston sports fan who enjoys spending time on the golf course, as well as hanging out with his friends and family.

Keith Robichaud, Director of Admission

Keith Robichaud

Director of Admission

Recruiting Territories:
MA:  Suffolk County, Worcester County

Keith joined the Admission Team in August 2004 bringing with him over ten years of experience in higher education, specifically in admission and marketing.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Communication from Rhode Island College and an MBA from Nichols College.  Keith spends most of his free time with his wife and two children.   

Sheila Vaughn

Sheila Vaughn

Assistant Director of Admission - International

Recruiting Territories:
International, GU, PR, VI
MA: Bristol County, Norfolk County

Sheila joined the Admission team in January of 2105 bringing with her fifteen years of experience in higher education. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a B.A in Psychology, and has worked with international admissions and advising at Tufts University, Quincy College and ASC English. Sheila's free time is spent with her husband and two children. When she is not at an activity for her children, she loves to travel and is an avid Boston sports fan. 

Amy Zackrison, Enrollment Representative

Amy Zackrison

Enrollment Representative

Amy joined the Curry Admission Team in May 2007. She graduated with a B.A. in Sociology/Criminal Justice from UMass Dartmouth in 2002. Growing up on Cape Cod she enjoys relaxing on the beach with her family and is an avid baseball fan.


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