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Meet the Education Center Admissions Team

    Meet the Team

    As a student at Saint Leo University, you have the support of our entire staff. Even though many of us work behind the scenes, we all want to see you succeed and reach your academic and career goals. You belong here!

    Maribeth Stevens

    Assistant Vice President, University Campus Enrollment & Center Enrollment

    Maribeth Stevens

    Assistant Vice President, University Campus Enrollment & Center Enrollment


    Territory: Domestic & International

    Phone: (352) 588-8284

    Email: maribeth.stevens@saintleo.edu


    Biography

    Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

    Alma Mater: Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH

    Degree(s): Bachelor of Political Science; Master of Public Administration

    Major(s): Political Science; International Development

    Favorite Place at Center/Campus: Benedict’s Coffeehouse

    Best Part About Saint Leo: Regardless of where you come from, you will be welcomed as a member of the Saint Leo Community from the moment you arrive. Students truly become global citizens at Saint Leo.

    Favorite Core Value: Excellence

    Advice for Prospective Students: Say hi to everybody that you meet on campus – a simple wave or a smile could make the difference in somebody’s day, week, or month. It is this same community that will be here for you during challenging times.

    Zulie Mendoza

    Director for Education Center Enrollment

    Zulie Mendoza

    Director for Education Center Enrollment


    Territory: Domestic - Education Centers

    Phone: (352) 588-8007

    Email: erzulie.mendoza@saintleo.edu


    Biography

    Hometown: New York, NY

    Alma Mater: New Jersey City University - Jersey City, NJ; Saint Leo University - Saint Leo, FL

    Degree(s) Bachelor of Arts; Master of Science

    Major(s) English with specialization in Performing Arts; Instructional Design

    Favorite Place at Center/Campus: Views/areas near Lake Jovita . The lake is often part of the backdrop for student and community activities, including graduation pictures and thus, a part of students’ memories and their achievements.

    Best Part About Saint Leo: The commitment to our student-centered mission and student success as well as the university’s focus on fostering global fluency for our diverse student population

    Favorite Core Value: Integrity & Community

    Advice for Prospective Students: Communicate and collaborate with staff, faculty, and fellow classmates. Build your support network, cultivate community, and be open to sharing and hearing ideas and thoughts with others.

    Amantha Terwilliger

    Enrollment Counselor

    Amantha Terwilliger

    Enrollment Counselor


    Territory: Domestic - Education Centers

    Phone: (813) 226-4857

    Email: amantha.terwilliger@saintleo.edu


    Biography

    Hometown: Cortland, NY

    Alma Mater: SUNY Canton, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Everest University, Ashford University, Saint Leo University

    Degree(s): AAS, AS, 2 BA degrees, MA, an MS in progress

    Major(s): Early Childhood Education, Medical Billing and Coding, Higher Education Management, Psychology, Education with a dual concentration (mathematics instruction and distant learning), Criminal Justice with a Forensic Science concentration

    Favorite Place at Center/Campus: My favorite place on campus is the library because I love learning and also because it overlooks beautiful Lake Jovita!

    Best Part About Saint Leo: The Saint Leo community. Not only do the staff and instructors support the students, but the students support each other as well!

    Favorite Core Value: Personal Development, because I am constantly trying to learn more!

    Advice for Prospective Students: The best advice I can give prospective students is to use the many resources we offer here at Saint Leo University as often as you can because they are very helpful in helping you to be successful! This includes your people resources such as your Enrollment Counselor and Advisor also because we are here to help!

    Theresa Stopha

    Enrollment Counselor

    Theresa Stopha

    Enrollment Counselor


    Territory: Domestic - Education Centers

    Phone: (813) 226-4851

    Email: theresa.stopha@saintleo.edu


    Biography

    Hometown: Brooker, FL

    Alma Mater: Saint Leo University - Saint Leo, FL

    Degree(s): Bachelor's; Master's

    Major(s): Psychology; MBA - Human Resource Management

    Favorite Place at Center/Campus: The view of the lake.

    Best Part About Saint Leo: Student-focused.

    Favorite Core Value: Personal Development

    Advice for Prospective Students: College is just a stepping stone to the future you, so make sure to maintain a healthy balance along the way.

    Marc Shapiro

    Enrollment Counselor

    Marc Shapiro

    Enrollment Counselor


    Territory: Domestic - Education Centers

    Phone: (813) 226-4817

    Email: marc.shapiro@saintleo.edu


    Biography

    Hometown: San Antonio, TX

    Alma Mater: Frostburg State University - Frostburg, MD

    Degree(s): Bachelor's

    Major(s): History, minor in Social Geography

    Favorite Place at Center/Campus: Outside by Lake Jovita on Main Campus

    Best Part About Saint Leo: History and Traditions of Saint Leo University

    Favorite Core Value: All of our Core Values are very important. The one I stress the most is RESPECT. It is important to RESPECT all Individuals and hope you have the same RESPECT in return.

    Advice for Prospective Students: Prospective Students who are serious about their education have no reason not to succeed at the Enrollment stage and continue that success in their Academics. As an Enrollment Counselor, I tell many Prospective students that if they are Serious about their Education, we are Serious to be a part of their success. Stay focused and the next surroundings will be with your Degree in hand.

    Yvonne Montell

    Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for East Pasco & Ocala

    Undergraduate Admissions

    Yvonne Montell

    Senior Assistant Director of Admissions for East Pasco & Ocala

    Undergraduate Admissions

    Territory: Domestic - East Pasco & Ocala

    Phone: (352) 588-8919

    Email: yvonne.montell@saintleo.edu


    Biography

    Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

    Alma Mater: National-Louis University, Argosy University, Saint Leo University

    Degrees: Ed.D., MBA, MS, MA

    Favorite Place at Center/Campus: St. Leo Abbey – Benedictine Monks

    Favorite Core Value: Community – inclusion of the Community your serve, work in, learn from, and teach. This Core Value allows you to incorporate the other Core Values of Integrity and Excellence.

    Advice for Prospective Students: Students should embrace lifelong learning. You can only provide to others what you learn; whether in the classroom, in the community, at work, or from family.


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