Further information: Contact Joseph Giomboni
King’s College Public Relations, (570) 208-5957
Jessica Haczewski, Lauren Leighton, Shawn Loyack, and Jennifer Jean-Jacques have been named admission counselors at King’s College. They will be responsible for the recruitment of prospective students in specific geographic territories and work with high school students and their families throughout the entire admission and enrollment process.
Haczewski will work with prospective students in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Mexico, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia. She will also work with first-year students in several counties in New York, including the Bronx, Erie, Kings, Monroe, Nassau, New York, Queens, and Suffolk.
A King’s graduate with a degree in English with a concentration in Professional Writing, Haczewski previously worked at King’s in Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Office and as a Young Alumni Coordinator. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration at Drexel University. She also serves as a Development and Community Relations Assistant with the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre and as Community Relations Coordinator for the Riverfront Parks Committee.
Leighton will work with prospective students in the Philadelphia-area counties, New Jersey, Texas, and the Virgin Islands. She will manage the Admission Department’s social media initiatives and various “College for a Day” experiences, during which prospective students attend classes, meet professors and tour campus.
After earning her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Bloomsburg University in 2013, Leighton served as a sales assistant for WBRE/WYOU, arranging daily commercials, organizing in-house events, and creating proposals with account executives for clients. She has completed internships at Walt Disney World College Program, United Way of Columbia County, Vintage Tub and Bath, and the Wilkes-Barre City Special Events Office.
Loyack will work with prospective students in the Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. She will serve as a guide at Open Houses and other on-campus events for prospective students. She will also help coordinate Campus Plunge, an over-night visit campus program.
Prior to coming to King’s, Loyack served as a lead teacher at Hildebrandt Learning Center, where she wrote lesson plans, observed children’s progress, fostered relationships with parents, and designed classroom experiences. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art education at Marywood University. She was a Dean’s List student and recipient of the Art Talen Award scholarship. She was a student teacher at Valley View Middle/High School and Rice Elementary School. She is the historian and public relations representative for the Pennsylvania Art Education Association.
Jean-Jacques will work with prospective students in the New England territories: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and upstate New York. She will also assist with Campus Overnight events.
Originally from the Harrisburg area, Jean-Jacques graduated from King’s last May with a double major in international business and French. While at King’s, she was very involved in many campus clubs and organizations, and completed a short-term summer study abroad to Uganda. She is also a Resident Counselor and provides assistance to residents in Esseff Hall residence. She also has various work experiences including being a Human Resources manager at Target and a Contact Center Specialist at AAA Central Penn.