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First-Year Admissions Counselors

Our team is dedicated to first year students in your region. We can answer any questions about the Waynesburg University application and enrollment process.

Pittsburgh Public Schools, Westmoreland County, Somerset County, Central Pennsylvania, and West Virginia

Renee McElligott

Renee McElligott
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Renee came to Waynesburg as a student more than 30 years ago and graduated with her business degree in Small Business Management. She later attended California University (Pennsylvania) for Guidance Counseling. Renee lives in Waynesburg with her husband Kevin, daughter Megan, and son Cullen.

International Applicants, Greene County, Fayette County, Southern Washington County, Eastern Pennsylvania, Northeast Region

Bob Barnhart

Bob Barnhart
Admissions Counselor
Bob graduated from Waynesburg University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree and proceeded to spend 12 years in public accounting and banking. When he returned to Waynesburg University in the summer of 2012, he was excited and eager to contribute to its continued growth and success. In addition to his responsibilities as an Admissions Counselor, he is also actively involved with local community organizations such as Greene County Habitat for Humanity and the Waynesburg Lions Club. Bob resides in Waynesburg with his wife, Jill, and their two daughters, Adrian and Jade.

Allegheny County and Northern Washington County

Kyle DiGiandomenico

Kyle Digiandomenico
Admissions Counselor
Kyle graduated from Bridgeport High School in Bridgeport, Ohio in 2011. After visiting and applying to several colleges, Kyle found himself at Waynesburg University. Shortly after visiting he knew that Waynesburg was the place for him. The small class sizes, the community of friends, and the faith foundation made it an easy decision. Throughout his time at Waynesburg, Kyle studied Psychology (’15), was a Waynesburg University Student Ambassador, a Bonner Scholar recipient, and a member of the Men’s Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field team. In 2018, Kyle graduated with his Master of Business Administration degree.

Maryland, Virginia, and the Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, and West Regions

Matt McNeil

Matt McNeil 
Assistant Director of Admissions
Originally from Pasadena, California, Matt discovered Waynesburg through a college fair at his high school. Upon visiting campus, he fell in love with the community and charm of Waynesburg and decided to go across the country for college. He graduated from WU in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Pre-Med. Matt was actively involved on campus as a Student Ambassador and the Upper Room worship leader. He continues that tradition today in his work for WU and as a worship leader in Morgantown, West Virginia. Matt currently resides in Waynesburg.

Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Forest, Crawford, Warren and Erie Counties, as well as Ohio

Emily Nowakowski

Emily Smelley
Admissions Counselor
Emily is a 2017 graduate of Waynesburg University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. She was a Bonner Scholar, student ambassador, varsity volleyball player, and member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Emily is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree at Waynesburg. As an undergraduate, Emily fell in love with Waynesburg and is excited to help students do the same while pursuing their dreams and passions.

2018 Counselor Map