Meet the Admissions Team

John Ramoska

Director of Admission

p. (518) 861-2519



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“I really enjoy working in admissions because it allows me to assist students with achieving their own unique educational goals.  Here at Maria, I have an opportunity to work one on one with students and build a lasting relationship that continues after they have enrolled.  The personal attention provided to the students here at Maria College is unmatched.”                        
Recruitment Territory 
  • re-enrollment
  • International

 Hometown:  Glens Falls, NY

 Education:  B.A. Siena College
                   M.S. Northeastern University

 Hobbies:  Anything sports, whether it is playing them or simply watching my favorite teams on TV.  I enjoy being outdoors, playing golf, and skiing in the winter.


Matthew Muller

Assistant Director of Admission

p. (518) 861-2575


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"As an admissions counselor at Maria I enjoy helping students along on their educational journey and receive great satisfaction in watching students go from where they are to where the want to be.  At Maria the strong academic programs, coupled with the personal touch of the faculty and staff prepares our students to not only graduate from the program but to become leaders in their chosen field."
Recruitment Territory
  • Albany County
    (minus Albany/Guilderland)
  • Florida
  • South Dakota
  • Saratoga County
  • Texas
  • Nebraska
  • Warren County
  • California
  • Minnesota
  • North Country
  • Nevada
  • Iowa
  • Southern Tier
  • Oklahoma
  • Missouri
  • Central/Western NY
  • New Mexico
  • Wisconsin
  • New York
    Metropolitian Area
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Long Island
  • Kansas
  • Indiana
  • New Jersey
  • Wyoming
  • Michigan
  • Delaware
  • Montana
  • Maryland
  • North Dakota

Hometown: Corinth, NY

Education: BS & MS Suny Plattsburgh

Hobbies: I enjoy anything outdoors; camping, fishing, baseball, golf and anything that allows me to take advantage of living in upstate New York.


Mark Kelly

Assistant Director of Admissions

p. (518) 861-2556


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“Having worked in Admissions for over 17 years I can honestly say nothing gives me more enjoyment than getting to help students fulfill their educational and professional dreams. Being at Maria College is special as I am from the neighborhood and I love the community feeling of the campus. Albany is a great college town and Maria provides an intimate learning experience within a much larger college spectrum.”

Hometown: Albany NY

Education: BA The College of Saint Rose, 1998

Hobbies: I enjoy Music, Movies and Football! I love spending time with my two beautiful children and my lifelong friends in the capital region.


Nicole Ranieri

Admission Coordinator

p. (518) 861-2517 



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“I enjoy welcoming prospective students to Maria College.  The Maria community is truly focused on student success and it's nice to share that with our visitors.” 

Hometown:  Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 

Education:  M.A., SUNY Albany,  English

                   B.A., SUNY Albany, English 

Hobbies: I love to read, all different genres, and try to read a book a week. I also enjoy trying new restaurants with my friends since I love to eat but hate to cook. During the summer, I love to go to the beach.


Scott Pilecki

Admissions Counselor

p. (518) 861-2581


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“Being on an admissions staff is nice because you get to work in a team environment which I really enjoy.  In addition connecting with students and guiding them to their future success feels rewarding”

Recruitment Territory: Washington County, Rensselaer County, Columbia County, Dutchess County, New England, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona.

Hometown: Buffalo, New York 

Education: B.S in Music Education College of Saint Rose 

Hobbies: Playing saxophone and clarinet, listening to jazz.  I really enjoy watching football and hockey as well as getting involved with fantasy sports.