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Meet our Admissions Representatives

Undergraduate Admissions


Camille Braker-Balkum

Camille Braker-Balkum, MBA

Executive Director of Admissions

PHONE: 201.355.1446
E-MAIL: brakerc@felician.edu

 
 

Taylor Parker, MBA (Alum)

Associate Director of Freshman Admissions
Class '17 M.B.A.
Class '15 B.S. Business Administration

PHONE: 201.355.1455
E-MAIL: parkert@felician.edu

WORKS WITH: Students from Bergen.

Q&A WITH TAYLOR:
Your life motto?
"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Ghandi
Favorite emoji? Blush or smiley face.
Favorite place on campus? Castle Cafe serving Starbucks coffee.
First concert you attended and how old you were?  Justin Timberlake when I was 13.
First online screen name? Pink_Yellow117...I have no idea why! LOL
One thing people would be surprised to know about you? I'm from Vancouver, Canada.
Other languages you speak? Only English:) un petit francais
What movie makes you laugh the most?  Not sure what movie...but definitely the sitcom Friends!


Jorge Soriano, MBA (Alum)

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Class '18 M.B.A.
Class '17 B.S. Computer Science

PHONE: 201.355.1456
E-MAIL: sorianoj@felician.edu

WORKS WITH: Students from Passaic and parts of Essex, Union, and Hudson. New York: Bronx, Long Island, and Queens.

Q&A WITH JORGE:
Your life motto?
"Practice what you preach." This is because I won’t tell you to do something that I wouldn’t do myself.
Favorite emoji?  Laughing out loud emoji.  I always like to have funny conversations.
Favorite place on campus?  The Castle - when I was a kid I would pretend to be a knight - so it reminds me of my childhood.
What movie makes you laugh the most?  Sandlot. I remember when I used to play baseball with my friends.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you?  I have been to 7 countries: Kuwait, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco, Mexico and the U.S. I served in the Marine Corps as an Artillery Cannoneer and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant.


Samantha Montalvo (Alum)

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Class '17 B.A. Psychology

PHONE: 201.355.1454
E-MAIL: montalvos@felician.edu

WORKS WITH: Students from Hunterdon, Mercer, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren and parts of Essex, Hudson, and Union. New York: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Rockland, and Westchester. Pennsylvania.

Q&A WITH SAMANTHA:
Your life motto? 
"Accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be."
Favorite emoji?  The lady dancing in the red dress and heels. She's the best. She makes any text message feel sassy and confident.
My favorite place on campus?  The library is my favorite place on campus. It has so many cozy spots you can curl up in and just relax.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you?  I am very artistic.
First concert you attended and how old were you?  The Jonas Brothers at Madison Square Garden; I'm pretty sure I was 12 years old.


Faith Banca

Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions

PHONE: 201.355.1457
E-MAIL: bancaf@felician.edu

WORKS WITH: Students from Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Salem. New York: Staten Island.

Q&A WITH FAITH:
Your life motto? 
"Can you be grateful for everything? No. But within every moment there is something to be for."
Favorite emoji?  The upside down smiley face and the shrugging shoulder emojis!
My favorite place on campus?  I love the Castle!
What movie makes you laugh the most?  The Hangover.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you?  I am the lead singer of a band!
First concert you attended and how old were you?  Hillary Duff when I was in elementary school.
First online screen name? Gigibuttercup96.


EOF and Transfer Admissions


Denys Sanchez, MA (Alum)

Educational Opportunity Fund Recruiter
Class '19 M.A. Counseling Psychology
Class '10 B.S. Biology

PHONE: 201.559.6034
E-MAIL: sanchezd@felician.edu

WORKS WITH: Educational Opportunity Fund Students from all counties in NJ.

Q&A WITH DENYS:
Favorite place on campus?
  Rutherford quad, right outside the gym.
First online screen name?  PeruvianPrincess21.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you?  My hobbies are cars, attending car races, car shows, etc.
Other languages you speak?  I speak Spanish at home to talk to my grandparents.


Gina DeFalco, MBA

Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions

PHONE: 201.355.1459
E-MAIL: defalcog@felician.edu

WORKS WITH: Transfer Students

Q&A WITH GINA: 
Your life motto? 
“Onward and Upward…” (Move-on and let-go…)
Favorite emoji? Thumbs up…matches my optimistic attitude :)
Favorite place on campus? The Castle of course! Such architectural detail! I love to stop in the Chapel and collect my thoughts and express gratitude for my day.
What movie makes you laugh the most?  Stir Crazy, I get a kick out of Gene Wilder!
One thing people would be surprised to know about you?  I Love Old Classic Movies, ice-fishing and dog-sledding.
First concert you attended and how old were you?  Heart at the then called Giants Stadium (now Met-Life).


Lorriane Derwin

Lorraine Derwin, MBA (Alum)

Assistant Director of Enrollment Management Services
Class '18 M.B.A.
Class '17 B.A. Communications

PHONE: 201.355.1458
E-MAIL: derwinl@felician.edu

OFFICE HOURS:
Felician University:  Monday and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Bergen County Community College: Transfer Center in The Pitkin Education Center Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


WORKS WITH: Transfer and Accelerated Degree Students

Q&A WITH LORRAINE: 
Your life motto? "When one door closes another one opens."
Favorite place on campus? My favorite place on campus is the Castle! Working in the Castle makes me feel like a Disney Princess.
What movie makes you laugh the most?  It would have to be a tie between The Money Pit and Tangled!
One thing people would be surprised to know about you? I love to sing Jazz Music.
First concert you attended and how old were you? The first concert I attended was the Duprees and I was 22 years old.
Other languages you speak?  Another language I know is American Sign Language.
 

Brianna Grausso

Brianna Grausso

Assistant Director of Enrollment Management Services

PHONE: 201.559.3197
E-MAIL: graussob@felician.edu

OFFICE HOURS:
Felician University:  Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


WORKS WITH: Transfer Students from Union County College

Q&A WITH BRIANNA: 
Your life motto? "Just keep swimming." - Dory
Favorite emoji? Hard to choose! I use the smiling face with heart eyes and the laughing out loud emoji all the time.
Favorite place on campus? I really like the little sitting area outside the Castle Cafe. All the areas on campus where you can sit outside are nice!
What movie makes you laugh the most?  White Chicks, definitely. It is one of my favorites!
One thing people would be surprised to know about you? I know how to drive stick.
First concert you attended and how old were you? Ryan Cabrera - I think I was 12 at the time. It was a great concert!
First online screen name? One and only - bonjouritsbri. I still use this username for so many sites, LOL.