Contact the Graduate Admissions Team

Meet the Graduate Admissions Team

Our Graduate Admissions Team is dedicated to helping you take your next step toward earning an advanced degree or graduate certificate. If you have any questions about the graduate application process, or next steps, please feel free to reach out for assistance. 

Graduate Admissions Main Office Contact Information

Phone: (201) 200-3409

Text: (201) 510-9167

Email: gradadmissions@njcu.edu  


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Jennifer Nyeste 

Associate Director of University Admissions 

Contact Info:  jnyeste@njcu.edu   

Specialties- Oversees all operations, recruitment, enrollment communications and marketing initiatives for Graduate Admissions, Transfer Partnerships and NJCU at Fort Monmouth.

Hobbies: Spending time at the beach, traveling to new places, going to concerts/ seeing all kinds of live music, binge watching good shows.

Languages Spoken- English 

Why NJCU? NJCU is a tight-knit community where students (and staff) are challenged to grow, to stretch outside their comfort zones, and to be the best versions of themselves every day. I am proud to be able to make an impact, one student or one new idea at a time. 


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Ginneh Collins 

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

Contact Info: phone: 201-200-2021, text: 201-800-6192, email: gcollins@njcu.edu 

Specialties - Recruitment and communications for graduate programs offered by the School of Business and College of Professional Studies 

Hobbies: Spending time with my son, working out, cooking, and watching movies. 

Languages Spoken- English 

Why NJCU? NJCU is in a diverse community. Therefore, I strive to work with students from different backgrounds because it teaches me about our population. I am student-focused by empowering students to meet their educational goals. In addition, I can relate to most of our incoming students because I started my educational path at a later age, so NJCU allows me to provide students with my academic experience to ease their fear of returning to school. 


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Rachel Holway

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions 

Contact Info: phone: 201-200-2452, text: 201-423-6111, email: rholway@njcu.edu

Specialties: Recruitment and communications for the graduate programs offered by the College of Education and the College of Arts & Sciences

Hobbies: Spending time with my daughter, going to the beach, and working out.  

Languages Spoken: English 

Why NJCU? ​ NJCU is a community. Each department has its own family. It's exciting to connect with such a diverse staff of fellow employees and foster NJCU's greatness. ​


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Sachie Tsumura-Tmart

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

Contact Info: phone: 201-200-2265, text: 201-510-9167, email: stsumura@njcu.edu  

Specialties:  General admissions inquiries, graduate faculty liaison and incoming international student contact   

Hobbies: Yoga, travel

Languages Spoken: English and Japanese

Why NJCU?  NJCU is truly my 2nd home, and I am honored to give back. I have two degrees from NJCU, and I am grateful for what I’ve learned. I was an international student and graduate assistant who lived on-campus and played sports for NJCU. As a result, I have many personal experiences to share and am relatable. My goal is to guide all students to their fullest potential.

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Walonda Alston

Processing Technician 

Contact Info: 201-200-3409 walston@njcu.edu 

Specialties: Application Document Processing

Hobbies: Cooking, shopping, watching movies and just having fun. 

Languages Spoken: English

Why NJCU? NJCU is a diverse and inclusive school where everyone understands and values diverse cultures. The staff is hard-working and dedicated. I am always excited to assist students applying for the different programs and feel honored to witness their graduation. I am proud to say I committed my life to NJCU for the past 18yrs.


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Evelin Candelario

Professional Services Specialist III

Contact Info: ecandelario@njcu.edu, 201-200-2077

Specialties:  Application Processing, Operations Systems, Data Management

Hobbies: Working out, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with my kids. 

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Why NJCU?  NJCU and I have a very long history together. I started NJCU as an undergraduate student in 1999, and one year later, I was hired as a full-time employee. I am highly grateful to NJCU for my career and for facilitating the process of obtaining both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. I am passionate about NJCU because I sincerely enjoy working with students. My overall academic experience allows me to relate to students, which makes assisting students an enjoyable experience.