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Meet Rider’s Counselors

Rider counselors put their decades of academic and real world experience to work for you, providing you with the information, resources and support you need to feel empowered and make the most informed choices possible. Contact one of our counselors below, e-mail or call Admissions at 800-257-9026.
  • Susan Makowski

    Senior Associate Director, Undergrad Admission
    Twitter: @RU_OnCampus
    Phone: (609) 896-5250
    Fax: (609) 895-6645
    Office: Ciambelli Hall 205C
    Territory: NJ - Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Warren, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, Union; Puerto Rico; US Virgin Islands
  • Eric Gurwitz

    Senior Assistant Director of Admission
    Phone: (609) 896-5257
    Fax: (609) 895-6645
    Office: Ciambelli Hall
    Territory: NJ - Mercer; NJ - Middlesex; NY - Staten Island; NY - Manhattan; NY - Brooklyn; NY - Bronx; NY - Queens
  • Marianne Kollar

    Regional Recruiter
    Phone: (609) 896-5070
    Fax: (609) 895-6645
    Office: Ciambelli Hall
    Territory: California
  • Fay Rappaport

    Regional Recruiter
    Phone: (609) 896-5042
    Fax: (609) 895-6645
    Office: Ciambelli Hall
    Territory: Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Washington DC
  • Kate Shields

    Director of Westminster Admission
    Phone: (609) 921-7100 x8103
    Fax: (609) 921-2538
    Office: Williamson Hall
    Reviews all Westminster Choir College applications
  • Shannon Conte

    Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admission
    Twitter: @Want2Transfer
    Phone: (609) 896-5000 x7159
    Fax: (609) 895-6645
    Office: Ciambelli Hall
    Reviews all transfer applications
  • Bill Larrousse

    Director of Undergraduate Admission
    Phone: (609) 896-5177
    Fax: (609) 895-6645
    Office: Ciambelli Hall Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Counselor
    Territory: NJ - Essex; NJ - Hudson; NJ - Passaic; NJ - Union
  • Ed Stone

    Assistant Director
    Phone: (609) 896-5627
    Fax: (609) 895-6645
    Office: Ciambelli Hall
    Territory: NJ - Burlington; NJ - Camden; NJ - Cumberland; NJ - Gloucester; NJ - Salem; Florida
  • Rose Richards

    Assistant Director
    Phone: (609) 896-5053
    Fax: (609) 895-6645
    Office: Ciambelli Hall
    Territory: NY; CT; MA; RI; NH; ME; PA; DE
    Reviews all School of Fine and Performing Arts applications
    Territory: PA; DE
  • Matt Metzger

    Assistant Director
    Twitter: @RU_StateofMind
    Phone: (609) 896-5767
    Fax: (609) 895-6645
    Office: Ciambelli Hall
    Territory: NJ - Monmouth; NJ - Ocean; NJ - Bergen
  • Michael Musso

    Phone: (609) 896-5173
    Fax: (609) 895-6645
    Office: Ciambelli Hall
    Territory: NJ - Atlantic; NJ - Cape May; NY - Nassau; NY - Suffolk; All other states
  • Chanelle Lester

    Director of International Admission
  • Courtney Agyeman

    Admission Counselor
  • Jessica Vento

    Territory: NY; CT; MA; RI; NH; ME; All other states

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    Throughout its history, Rider has been a place for students with a passion for learning and a curiosity about the world.

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  • Students come to Rider – and stay – for its sense of community.
    It's easy to become connected to the Rider community. People here saw leadership potential in me. They encouraged me to get involved. They inspired me to do more. Rider has changed me as a person and as a leader.
    – Jeff Morales, Mahwah, NJ – Class of 2013
  • There’s a culture of involvement at Rider that helped me build my leadership skills.
    I’m constantly developing my skills — from practicing my public speaking to learning to work as part of a team, collaborating and implementing ideas. Every step of the way, Rider gives you direction and encouragement.
    – Monica Stachowski, Allentown, PA – Class of 2013
  • It’s my turn to step up and give back.
    Community service offers a way to make a difference in the lives of children and young adults. They’re the future. If we can serve as positive role models, we’re setting them up for something good.
    – Lonz Fields, New York City, NY – Class of 2012
  • Going global – living and studying in another country – opens your eyes.
    You can't put a value on that type of experience. Immersing yourself in another culture puts all your skills to work. It's made me a better student and a better person.
    – Libby Hanks, East Greenwich, RI – Class of 2013
  • When you see how you can apply learning to your life and career, it all makes sense.
    Knowing there’s a connection between what I’m learning and what I can do with that knowledge fuels my interest and my drive to do better. Rider makes those real-world connections.
    – Justin Esteban, Bethel, CT – Class of 2014
  • Rider feels like home to me.
    The team becomes your family.
    – Addison Oswald, Missoula, MT – Class of 2013
Founded in 1865; Merged with Westminster Choir College in 1992
Rider students hail from 43 states and 82 countries
Nearly 60% of all undergraduates and 80% of all freshmen live on campus
20 Division I varsity sports for men and women
Over 60,000 alumni in all 50 states and 88 countries
Approximately 900 freshmen enroll at Rider each year