Associate Dean of Admissions
Bucknell University, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Having served as a classroom teacher, college professor, and college admissions officer, Marylyn brings a wealth of knowledge about the field of education to I.C.E. Marylyn began her career in selective college admissions in 2004 at Mount Holyoke where, during her tenure, the institution achieved its highest numbers of enrolled multicultural students in the history of the college. Bringing the same zeal and passion to Bates for serving under-represented students, Marylyn was initially hired in 2006 as Director of Multicultural Recruitment, and was instrumental in helping Bates achieve record enrollments of multicultural students. She then served as the Associate Dean for Student Transition where she advised multicultural and first-generation-to-college freshmen that she helped to enroll the previous year. Subsequently, Marylyn served as the Director of Undergraduate Admission at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, before moving on to become Associate Dean of Admissions at Bucknell University.
Marylyn has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Penn State, a master’s degree in Foreign Language Education from University of Florida, and achieved all but dissertation (ABD) status for her Ph.D. in Multilingual/Multicultural Education from University of Florida. In addition to having served on the executive board of New England Counselors of Color Bridging Access to College (NECBAC), she is also a member of National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), Association of Black Admissions and Financial Aid Officers of Ivy League and Sister Schools (ABAFAOILSS), and Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA). She has presented at numerous national and regional conferences and has served on several panels regarding selective college admissions.
Personally, this Jamaican’s faith in Christ motivates her to strive to do all things with a spirit of excellence. She currently serves as a part-time minister of the gospel and sings with the Bucknell gospel choir, Voices of Praise. One of her favorite songs typifies how she has led her life. “If I can help somebody as I travel on my way, then my living shall not be in vain.”