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Meet Our Team

Undergraduate Enrollment & Admissions Office

tom_mcfaddenMr. Tom McFadden
Vice President, Enrollment & Marketing

Tom has been the VP for Enrollment since July 2014. He is responsible for enrollment management and retention issues, marketing and communications, as well as career services and academic counseling. He was the Director of Admissions since May 2004, and before that, he served the College as its Director of Public Relations since 2000. He holds a BA and MA in Theology from Christendom College and an MBA Essentials Certificate from Shenandoah University. He and his wife, Amanda, are the parents of eleven children (8 girls, 3 boys), two of whom have graduated from Christendom, with two more currently enrolled.

Contact Tom McFadden by email at or by phone by calling 1.800.877.5456 ext. 1291


Mr. Sam Phillips
Director of Admissions

Sam has been the Director of Admissions since July 2014. Prior to that, he served as Director of Admissions at The Avalon School in MD, as well as a teacher, baseball coach, and extra-curricular event organizer. He is a 2008 history major graduate of Christendom College, and while a student, was active in the drama club, the baseball team, and was a counselor for the Experience Christendom Summer Program. He and his wife, Katie, are the parents to four children: 2 boys, 2 girls.

Contact Sam Phillips by email at or by phone by calling 1.800.877.5456 ext. 1290


Miss Catherine Schneider
Associate Director of Admissions

Catherine became the Associate Director of Admissions in July 2016. She received her B.A in Philosophy from Christendom College in May 2016. While a student at Christendom, she served the campus in a number of different leadership roles including Resident Assistant, a member of the Philanthropy Board, and as a volunteer with the Student Activities Council. As the Associate Director of Admissions, Catherine is responsible for attending conferences, visiting schools and homeschool groups, and arranging “Christendom 101” events around the country. Catherine is originally from central Louisiana, and was the first of her family to attend Christendom.

Contact Catherine by email at or by phone by calling 1.800.877.5456 ext. 1293


klarissa-blankMiss Klarissa Blank
Admissions Counselor and Visit Program Coordinator

Klarissa has worked in the Admissions Office since June 2014. She is a 2014 theology major from Christendom College. As a student, she was involved in the Student Activities Council, was a Resident Assistant, played varsity soccer and basketball, and was an Experience Christendom Summer Program counselor. Klarissa is responsible for scheduling visits to campus, giving tours, organizing the Experience Christendom Summer Program, and answering your questions via phone or email.

Contact Klarissa Blank via email at or by phone by calling 1.800.877.5456 ext 1292


Miss Vivian Zadnik
Student Admissions Counselor

Vivian has worked in the admissions office since August 2016.  She is a current sophomore with an interest in History and Mathematics.  She is a student ambassador, is involved in various performing arts groups on campus, and is a founding member of the growing Swim Club.  Vivian is responsible for sending out the initial information packets and working with students throughout their application process.  She is very outgoing and enjoys answering any questions about Christendom’s undergraduate program.

Contact Vivian Zadnik via email at


Mr. Henry Love
Student Admissions Counselor

Henry became a Student Admissions Counselor in January 2018, after returning from his Rome semester in the fall. He is currently a junior and a mathematics major. He is a student ambassador, the junior class president, and helps run countless student events. Henry contacts high school seniors interested in Christendom and assists them with their applications. He loves to chat with visitors and help them learn more about Christendom and the education here.

Contact Henry Love via email at


Miss Sylvia Messing
Student Admissions Counselor

Sylvia started working for the Admissions Office in January 2018.  She is a current senior and will be graduating with a Theology major and Philosophy minor this May.  She is a student ambassador, Resident Assistant, and a member of both the varsity volleyball and basketball teams at Christendom.  She has been an Experience Christendom Summer Program counselor for the past three years.  Sylvia is responsible for sending out the initial information packets and working with students throughout their application process.

Contact Sylvia Messing via email at


Miss Bridget Schneider
Student Admissions Counselor

Bridget has been working with the Admissions Office as a Student Admissions Counselor since September 2017. Bridget is presently a freshman with a prospective major in either Philosophy or Theology, and interested in a future teaching career. She is a student ambassador, and volunteers with several campus programs. In her work for Admissions, Bridget contacts high school seniors to discuss their interest in Christendom and to help them with applications. She enjoys talking with students, visitors, and their families about Christendom’s education and community.

Contact Bridget Schneider via email at

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