Meet the Admissions Team
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
CARRIE (LOPUH) THOMPSON '02 & '12
DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS
Hometown: Mercer, PA
Territory: Mercer county.
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.
Isaac Leonard '11
Associate Director of diverse enrollment initiatives
Hometown: Bensalem, PA
Territory: Eastern PA (Adams, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York 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.
Merrilyn Dunlap '93
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Territory: Clarion, Centre & Lawrence 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!
Lacy Nettleton '13 & '19
ASSOCIATE Director of Admissions: COMMUNICATION & EVENTS
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Territory: Allegheny, Beaver 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.
Diane (Benn) Kahle '92
Assistant Director of Admissions/ Transfer Counselor
Hometown: DuBois, PA
Territory: Butler, Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, Potter 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.
Jarrett Coleman Boxley '16
Assistant director of admissions
Hometown: New Kensington, PA
Territory: Allegheny, Armstrong, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Washington, 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.
Casey McVay '09, '17
director of campus relations (Venango Campus)
Assistant Director of Admissions
Hometown: Altoona, PA
Territory: Venango, Crawford, Forest, McKean, Somerset, 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!
LaTrobe 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!