Meet The Staff

Mary Ellen Mahoney
Dean – The School of Graduate and Professional Studies
508.373.9510

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Sheila Soloperto
Director of Student and Administrative Services
508.373.9502
College: Becker College
Majors: B.S. Business Administration

About Me:  I am the Director of Student Services for the School of Graduate & Professional Studies.  I am a proud Becker College alum.  I have worked at the College for many years and have enjoyed many different roles.  In my current position, I have the opportunity to help adult students change their lives and realize their potential.  It is very gratifying to watch students persist in their academic programs and earn a degree.  When not at work, I enjoy quiet time reading, knitting and spending time with my family.

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Melissa Brewer-Corash
Enrollment Advisor- The School of Graduate and Professional Studies
508.373.9517
College: Ithaca College & Rowan University
Majors: M.S. Childhood Education, B.S. Business Administration, Concentration in Marketing

About Me: My name is Melissa Brewer-Corash, and I currently advise students in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies.  In addition to my formal education, I also completed a  Certification in Career and Education Advising developed by the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL) at Indiana University.  As an advisor, I am dedicated to helping students align their personal goals with our academic curriculum to help ensure success in their chosen field.  In my downtime, I like to seek new adventures through travel and the outdoors with my husband, son and Labrador retriever.  I look forward to speaking with you shortly.

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Robin Dow
Enrollment Advisor- The School of Graduate and Professional Studies
508.373.9503
College: Northeastern University and UMASS Dartmouth
Majors: M.S. College Student Development and Counseling, B.A. Psychology

About Me:  As an Academic Advisor in the School of Graduate and Professional Studies, I enjoy helping students reach their educational goals while balancing the many competing life roles busy students have.  Outside of Becker College, I enjoy playing soccer with my two children, the outdoors, and trying new recipes.

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Elizabeth Giangrande

Elizabeth Giangrande
Assistant Director of Admissions and Adjunct Faculty
508.373.9504
College: Westfield State University, Becker College, and Clark University
Majors: B.S. in Business Mgmt. with Concentration in Marketing, Certificate in Graphic Design & M.S. in Professional Communication

About Me: A marketing communications enthusiast with over 20 years experience in the corporate sector, I now enjoy helping adult learners pursue their educational goals as a member of our admissions team and adjunct faculty.

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Jon Ladino
Assistant Director of Admissions
508.373.9505
College: Merrimack College ’12; Salem State University ‘14
Majors: B.A. in Business Administration and M.E.D

About Me:  My family and I are from Dartmouth MA.  After I graduated from Dartmouth High School, I went on to earn my B.A. at Merrimack College and my M.Ed at Salem State University.  My first job out of my master’s program was working at Becker College in the Residence Life department.  When I am not working, I enjoy coaching softball, I am currently the Head Softball Coach at nearby Assumption College.  I also enjoy just being outdoors, no matter the activity.

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Anthony Ortiz

Anthony Ortiz
Assistant Director of Admissions
508.373.9507
College: Worcester State University ’12; Clark University ‘16
Majors: B.A. in Communications & Spanish and M.A. in Community Development & Planning

About Me: Originally, from the Bronx N.Y., my family and I moved to Worcester when I was ten years old. A proud alum of South High Community School, WSU and Clark it is safe to say that I love my Worcester community. I completed my graduate studies at the age of 26 while working full-time and impatiently awaiting the arrival of my daughter. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, watching her develop into a queen is the most rewarding part of my days. I also continue to work in inner city communities, working with boys and men of color on social and emotional healing.

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