Finding a good fit is what our job is all about. Our deans travel to schools throughout the year to find students for whom F&M is a good fit—and who are a good fit for F&M. Please note that regional dean assignments are determined by the location of your high school.
Each year Franklin & Marshall Admission Deans travel to locations throughout the country to conduct interviews with some of the nation’s top students interested in attending the College. Please note that these interview appointments are limited as the Dean's schedule can be somewhat restricted.
(Hartford, Lichfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland and Windham counties)
US Territories (AA, AE, AP, AS, FM, GU, MH, MP, PW and VI)
Vice President & Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Territories: AA, AE, AP, GU, PR and VI
Julie Kerich '81
Director of Admission
Territories: DC, KS, LA, MO and NY(Westchester Co)
B.A.: Franklin & Marshall
A "Dip" herself, Julie joined the Office of Admission in the fall of 2005 after a fulfilling career in advertising, running a calligraphy business, and leading a Hebrew School. In her Fummer days, Julie was a member of the College's first women's rugby team. However, after breaking her nose during a game she reconsidered her dedication to athleticism. Julie's employment in the Office of Admission coincided with her children's own college searches. Struck by the sometimes impersonal or overwhelming feel of college visits and endeavors, Julie was eager to join the warm and accessible Office of Admission at her alma mater.
Assistant Dean of Admission
Territories: AK, AZ, ID, MA(Eastern), ME, NH, NM, NV, OR, PA (Lehigh & Northestern Co), UT, VT and WAB.A.: Whitman CollegeHailing originally from Carson City, NV, Kevin graduated from Whitman College in 2013 with a BA in English and Honors in Major Study following the completion of his Creative Thesis. After graduation, Kevin began pursuing a career in college admission, after three years in the Whitman College Office of Admission, has jumped from the Pacific Northwest to Franklin & Marshall and the Mid-Atlantic. Kevin believes deeply in the value of a liberal arts education, and takes great pride in assisting students of all backgrounds through the college search.When not on the road or reading applications, you can find Kevin stretching his inner nerd by playing Magic: the Gathering, flexing his artistic muscle with creative writing, or just hanging out, enjoying a strong cup of black coffee, and devouring a good book.
Emily Herbert '10
Assistant Dean of Admission
Territories: CA (Northern), HI, NY (Bronx and Manhattan), PA (Chester and Delaware Co) and Homeschool Students
B.A.: Franklin & Marshall
Emily, a proud Diplomat, graduated from F&M in 2010. She is thrilled to be back as part of the Office of Admission F&Mily. Emily majored in Psychology, minored in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and conducted research in the Child Development lab. Outside of the classroom Emily lived in the Office of Admission as a tour guide, was a member of Chi Omega sorority, and participated in F&M Players (theater), Sweet Ophelia (a cappella), and the Dance Team. After graduation Emily worked in the Admissions Office at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for five years. While at UMass Amherst Emily earned her M.Ed. and Ed.S. in School Counseling with a focus on grades 9-12. As part of her master's, Emily worked in a high school counseling department in Texas for a year. Emily is thrilled to be back at her alma mater, helping future Diplomats learn about the amazing resources and supportive community F&M has to offer. Go dips!
Associate Dean of Admission
Territories: DE, IL, MD, NJ (Somerset and Mercer Co) and WI
B.A.: Millersville University, M.A.: Millersville University
Kate attended Millersville University where she changed her major three times before choosing and successfully graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English and a minor in Psychology. After graduation, Kate decided to continue her education at Millersville and earn her Masters of Arts in English. While earning her Masters, Kate worked as a graduate assistant in the office of Academic Advisement where she was responsible for assisting undergraduate students select majors, choose appropriate courses; in addition to assisting them with time management and study skills. After obtaining her Masters, Kate was selected to be a college adviser in the National College Advising Corps- Keystone Area. For her two year appointment she was assigned to a rural high school district where she laid the foundation for a successful program serving as a college advisor. She served her two year commitment helping high school students with every aspect of the college application process before joining the F&M Admission office in July 2010.
Assistant Dean of Admission & Coordinator of College Access and Inclusion
Territories: NJ (Bergen, Morris and Sussex), PA (Bucks, Philly and Pittsburgh) and TX
B.S.: Millersville University, M.A.: Columbia University, Teacher's College
Brittany grew up in a suburb outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Brittany attended Millersville University of Pennsylvania where she received her B.S. in Elementary and Special Education. She was involved in many campus programs and organizations such as New Student Orientation, Millersville's Admission Office tour guide and administrative assistant, and served as president of a dance organization on campus. Brittany’s passion for higher education and college access was sparked when she had the opportunity to become the Academic Supervisor for a program called the Pre-Scholar’s Summer Institute.
After graduation, Brittany became a College Adviser in a rural public high school with the Pennsylvania College Advising Corps. She truly enjoyed helping students, especially those from low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented backgrounds as they transitioned from high school to postsecondary education and careers. Understanding that college access was an area that she was very interested in pursuing, Brittany attended Teachers College, Columbia University to receive her M.A. in Higher and Postsecondary Education. During her time at Teachers College, Brittany became the Graduate Assistant for Columbia University’s Financial Aid and Educational Financing Office. Brittany's professional goal is to advocate and provide support to students and their families to ensure that all students have access to postsecondary education.
In her free time, Brittany loves to express her creative side by doing many Do-It-Yourself projects or making various crafts using her new Cricut Explore Air Wireless machine. She enjoys finding recipes to make on Pinterest, dancing, singing, and hanging out with her friends and family. You can also be sure to find Brittany at any of the opening night showings of a Marvel Movie.
Carly Mankus '07
Senior Assistant Dean of International Admission
B.A.: Franklin & Marshall, M.Ed.: Millersville University
Carly left behind sailing, ice climbing and skiing in Northern New England to study at F&M in 2003, where she lived in the Murray Arts House, worked at Ben's Underground, and won the Barbara Nelson Award for Distinction in Writing.
Since moving to Pennsylvania, Carly has done graduate research in urban school districts in Lancaster city and began working in college admissions in 2007, rejoining F&M as an Admission Counselor in 2010 and becoming an Assistant Dean of International Admission in 2013. Often abroad, the best way to reach Carly during much of the year is via email, as she travels from East Asia to South America and everywhere in between.
Associate Dean of Admission
Territories: CO, CT (Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, Waterbury & Windham Co.), MA (Berkshire, Franklin, Springfield and Hampshire Co), MN, MT, ND, PA (Montgomery Co), RI, SD and WYB.S.: Saint Michael's CollegeTom joined the Office of Admission in July 2009. In addition to his everyday role as Associate Dean, he also serves as the admission liaison to the Athletic Department. Prior to Tom's arrival at F&M, he served as the Assistant Coach & Recruiting Coordinator for the Men's Ice Hockey team at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, helping to lead the program to its second NCAA Division III Frozen Four in his final year. Tom also has a background working with private independent boarding schools, as a teacher, coach, and admission representative at the Tilton School in New Hampshire. A graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School and Saint Michael's College, Tom was captain of the NCAA DII/DIII Men's Ice Hockey Team and winner of St. Michael's Kelleher Award for Best Male Student-Athlete. He was also a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, The Men Against Sexual Harassment House, and the Saint Michael's College GOALS Program.
Assistant Dean of Admission
Territories: AL, AR, GA, KY, NC, NJ (Essex, Hudson and Union), NY (Brooklyn, Long Island, Queens, and Staten Island), MS, SC, TN, VA and WVB.A.: Dickinson CollegePhilip is originally from Radnor, PA. He graduated from Dickinson College in 2017 with a B.A. in International Business & Management and minors in Political Science and Spanish. As a student at Dickinson, Philip was involved with many campus activities and organizations including student government, residence life, and new student orientation. He was also active in the admissions office, serving as a tour guide, student interviewer, and student volunteer program intern. This experience allowed him to realize his passion for connecting students to their educational goals. Philip is excited to be in a role where he can continue advocating for the liberal arts and work with future generations of student scholars.
Kaitlin Oliver '16
Assistant Dean of Admission & Coordinator of Multicultural Recruiting
Territories: So. Cal, CT (Fairfield Co), FL, IA, IN, MI, NE, OH and OKB.A.: Franklin & MarshallKaitlin grew up in the small town of Norwalk, CT. She is a 2016 graduate from Franklin & Marshall College where she majored in the Scientific & Philosophical Studies of the Mind and minored in Religious Studies. She was heavily involved on campus where she was a leader in various clubs and organizations; such as SISTERS, Diversity Council, Squash ACES, and Greek Life. In her free time you could find her out on Hartman Green taking in the sun with her friends or studying in Shadeck-Fackenthal Library. She has worked in the Office of Admission as a student worker over the past 4 years and has enjoyed every moment of it. That experience helped her find her interest in Admission work. Kaitlin is extremely excited to be working at her alma mater, a place that has given her so many opportunities and provided her with a great support system. Now she is ready to give back and begin recruiting the next generations of Diplomats!
Transfer Admission Counselor
Territories: PA ( N Central, NW and Southern PA) , NJ (Burlington, Camden, Jersey Shore, Middlesex, Monmouth, Pinelands, and Southern) and Upstate NY