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Meet Our Staff

Feel free to reach out to our Admission Office staff — we’re always happy to answer your questions.

Although we are not on campus due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are working remotely and are eager to answer your phone calls and emails, and connect on social media.

Office of Admission

Phone: 800-442-2421 or 508-793-2443
E-mail: admissions@holycross.edu
Fax: 508-793-3888

Fenwick Hall, Room 105 (see Campus Map)
College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610 USA 
Directions to Campus

Office Hours

Regular Office Hours

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Office Closed

May 25, 2020 - Memorial Day 
July 4, 2020 - Independence Day 

Social Media

We are very active through a number of social media channels. Follow us for information, updates, advice and student perspectives.

Ann McDermott '79

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Director of Admission

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Email: admissions@holycross.edu 
Territories: Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico

 

 

 

Andrew Carter

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Sr. Associate Director of Admission

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Email: acarter@holycross.edu 
Territories: New Hampshire, select schools in Massachusetts

 

 

 

Lynn Verrecchia '01

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Sr. Associate Director of Admission

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Email: lverrecc@holycross.edu 
Territories: Alaska, Maine, and Worcester County (MA)

 

 

 

Jennifer Maholchic

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Associate Director of Admission

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Email: jmaholch@holycross.edu 
Territories: Fairfield County (CT), Oklahoma, Texas (other than the Dallas-Fort Worth area), and international

 

 

 

Father Earle Markey

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Associate Director of Jesuit Relations

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Email: emarkey@holycross.edu 
Territories: Select Jesuit high schools

 

 

 

Laura Boyle

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Sr. Assistant Director of Admission

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Email: lboyle@holycross.edu 
Territories: Maryland, Texas (Dallas-Fort Worth area only), Virginia, Washington D.C., and select schools in Massachusetts

 

 

 

Michael Plourd

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Sr. Assistant Director of Admission

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Email: mplourd@holycross.edu 
Territories: Connecticut (other than Fairfield County), Delaware, New York (Albany and Poughkeepsie areas), Pennsylvania (other than the Pittsburgh area), and Western Massachusetts

 

 

 

Nicole Howell

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Assistant Director of Admission

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Email: nhowell@holycross.edu 
Territories: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York (Long Island, Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse), and North Dakota

 

 

 

Kirsten Vanhorne '15

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Assistant Director of Admission

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Email: kvanhorn@holycross.edu 
Territories: Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, Vermont, and select schools in Massachusetts

 

 

 

Thomas McHugh

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Assistant Director of Admission

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Email: tmchugh@holycross.edu 
Territories: Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts (South Shore, Cape Cod, and the Islands), Montana, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

 

 

 

Rachel Chenette


  Assistant Director of Admission

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  Email: rchenett@holycross.edu
  Territories: Massachusetts (Boston), North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

 

 

 

Julia Palmerino '18


  Assistant Director of Admission

  (she / her / hers)
  Email: jpalmeri@holycross.edu
  Territories: Indiana, Kentucky, New York (New York City), Ohio, Pennsylvania
  (Pittsburgh area only), and West Virginia