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: (551) 214-1181

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.

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 a member of the Gothic Knight family!


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Rachel Holway

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions 

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

Specialties: Recruitment and communications for the graduate programs offered by the College of EducationCollege of Arts & SciencesSchool of Business and College of Professional Studies 

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: 551-214-1181, 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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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.