College of Undergraduate Studies

Meet the Chairs

NSO Chair

Sarah Pasternak '17Anne Marie DeCarolis, new student orientation chair

Hello new Immaculata family! My name is Sarah Pasternak, I am an English/Secondary Education major and Communications minor. I grew up in northern NJ and graduated from West Essex Regional in 2013; since then I have enjoyed residing on campus with my Immaculata community.

Of my involvement thus far, I am most proud of playing for the field hockey team, while also serving as the Student Government Association Class of 2017 President. Working on Campus Ministry service trips has brought my IU family and I to New Orleans, West Virginia and North Carolina, which are some of my favorite IU memories. Additionally, I work in the Writing Center and for Athletics, where I cohost Mighty Mac Week-in-Review. I have been so incredibly blessed to call Immaculata my home as the community has prepared me for a career and much more, as I'm sure it will for you.


NSO Co-Chairs

Lucia Pasternak 17Taylor Swisher, new student orientation co-chair

Hello Mighty Macs! My name is Lucia Pasternak, and I am a dual major in Theology and Psychology with a minor in Pre-Art Therapy here at Immaculata. I am all the way from Fairfield, New Jersey, which is right next to New York City! I graduated from West Essex Regional High School in 2013 and Immaculata University has been my home ever since.

On campus, I am involved in so many things which has made my experience here so fun and rewarding. I do service with my sorority, Alpha Xi. Other things that I am involved in include Student Government Association, and Campus Ministry, where I am a Small Group Leader and a lector. Immaculata has given me opportunities that I will never forget, from traveling the country to meeting amazing people. Enjoy your New Student Orientation!



Megan Aslanian 17Mitzy Mathew, new student orientation co-chair

Hello, my name is Megan and I am a junior music therapy major with a concentration in voice and flute. I am from Langhorne, Pennsylvania and graduated Neshaminy High School in 2013. I am involved in many activities at Immaculata. I have participated in both large and small musical ensembles as well as the performing group Cue and Curtain and the acappella group In Unison.  I am also involved in Music Therapy and Music Education Club.  Outside of music, I served as an Admissions Ambassador, Chair of Greek Life, and a member of Alpha Xi, a service and social sorority. I also represent Region 6 in the Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Education Association which is comprised of college students within Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Chester, and Delaware County.

Immaculata has presented me with many opportunities. It also allowed me to participate in activities in and outside of my major providing me with resources, connections, and great friends.  The Immaculata community gave me a wonderful family away from home.  I cannot wait to meet you all in person and I promise that the opportunities presented to you at Immaculata will provide you with an amazing college experience.



Taylor Swisher 17Dia Veneziano, new student orientation co-chair

Hello, friends!! My name is Taylor Swisher and I am a music therapy major here at Immaculata University. Originally, I am from Palmyra, PA and graduated from Palmyra Area High School in 2013. I will be your Staff Development co-chair for 2016-2017.

On campus I am involved with the a cappella group InUnison as President, Alpha Xi Sorority Social Chair, Music Therapy Club, and Cue and Curtain Theater Club. I was also a New Student Orientation leader in 2014 and NSO co-chair in 2015. Immaculata has led to many different opportunities, and I have grown so much as a person during my time here so far. I cannot wait to welcome all of you to Immaculata in person and I hope that you come to love Immaculata as much as I have.

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