Meet the Admissions Team

Admissions Staff

Our team of professionals are available throughout the entire admissions process to answer any questions you may have. We are involved with all aspects of the recruitment process, from visiting your high school to reviewing your application for a timely decision. We also serve as liaisons to academic departments, student financial services,  athletics and more! Our goal is to ensure that you have the best experience possible!

Undergraduate Admissions Office:
314 Becht Hall
Mailing address: 840 Wood St., Clarion, Pa. 16214
GPS address: 909 E. Wood St., Clarion, Pa. 16214

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Phone: 814 393 2306
800 672 7171, ext.1
Fax: 814 393 2030


 

dollinsDr. David P. Dollins
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Hometown: Tempe, AZ
Hobbies: Trail Running, Photography, College Football
Favorite thing about Clarion: The beautiful campus and area. Also, how genuine and friendly the people are.

 

 

 


mdunlapMerrilyn Dunlap '93
Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Territory: Clarion and Centre counties.
Hometown: Clarence, PA
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, especially at the beach. I enjoy reading and being outdoors, as well.
Favorite thing about Clarion University: I love the people at Clarion University and in the Clarion area. It is a great family to be a part of!


 


Ddbearerana Bearer, M.Ed.
Associate Director of Transfer, Adult and Graduate Admissions

Hometown: Hollidaysburg, PA
Hobbies: Golf, gardening, antique shopping and spectating collegiate athletic events.
Favorite thing about Clarion University: The positive outlook for the future.

 

 


 

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Carrie (Lopuh) Thompson '02 & '12
Associate Director for Communication and Events

Hometown: Mercer, PA
Territory: Mercer and Lawrence counties.
Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and kids, singing and playing the piano.
Favorite thing about Clarion University: I loved the hands on experience that I had through the Communication program, and the time that the faculty spent with me. It was great being a name and not a number in the class.

 

 


dikaleDiane (Benn) Kahle '92
Assistant Director of Admissions/ Transfer Counselor

Hometown: DuBois, PA
Territory: Butler, Clearfield, Columbia, Elk, and Jefferson Counties and PA community colleges throughout the state.
Hobbies: Overseas travel, reading sci-fi and murder mysteries, beach vacations, spending time with family and friends.
Favorite thing about Clarion University: I love the close knit, family atmosphere on campus.
Diane is a 9 month employee and is available during the academic year.

 


lnettletonLacy Nettleton '13
Assistant Director of Admissions

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Territory: Allegheny, Beaver, Cambria, Greene, Lawrence, Somerset, Washington and Ohio.
Hobbies: Going for runs in Cook Forest, kayaking, pretty much anything outdoors!
Favorite thing about Clarion University: How much Clarion feels like home.




 


Isaac LeonardIsaac Leonard '11
Assistant Director of Admissions/ Multicultural Recruitment

Hometown: Bensalem, PA
Territory: Eastern PA (Berks, Bucks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Lebanon, Lehigh, Lycoming, Montgomery, Northampton, and Philadelphia counties), New Jersey, Maryland, and Virginia.
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends. Anything involving music, traveling and football, especially the Philadelphia Eagles!
Favorite thing about Clarion University: The family of friends that I made at Clarion.


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Jarrett Coleman Boxley '16
Assistant director of admissions

Hometown: New Kensington, PA
Territory: Allegheny, Armstrong, Erie, Fayette, Westmoreland and Maryland.
Hobbies: Attending my home church, basketball, traveling, camping, and cooking. I also enjoy listening to music and spending time with my family and friends.
Favorite thing about Clarion University: The people! My undergraduate degree at Clarion caused me to burst out of my shell and form friendships that are substantial, valuable, and lasting. Definitely a university with a warm, family environment.

 


latrobeLaTrobe Barnitz '91
Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

Hometown: Lancaster, PA
Hobbies: I enjoy listening to music, playing jazz and blues on guitar, and spending time with my wife and three kids, one who is also a Clarion alum and another who is a current Golden Eagle!
Favorite thing about Clarion – Venango: The strong personal connections made here last a lifetime. The Clarion family is a great one to be a part of!

 

 


caseyCasey McVay '09, '17
Assistant Director of Admissions

Hometown: Altoona, PA
Territory: Venango, Crawford, McKean, Warren, and southeastern NY.
Hobbies: Participating in FLEX (Future Leaders and Entrepreneurs Exchange) and the Franklin Civic Operetta Association Board of Directors, volunteering at the Barrow-Civic Theatre, singing 90's and 00's music, and kayaking French Creek and Allegheny River.
Favorite thing about Clarion – Venango: The community and the people! It is easy to engage on and off campus, and to find opportunities that make life fulfilling. Venango is a place to be!


 

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David McFarland
Director of Scholarships

Hometown: Indiana, PA
Hobbies: Traveling, biking and collecting HO Scale Model Trains.
Favorite thing about Clarion: Clarion is a great college town with many things to do in the area and on campus.

 

 

 


Last Updated 8/8/18