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Meet the staff of the Academic Success and Advising Center.


Michelle Meyer
Senior Director Academic Success and Advising/Director of DSO

  • B.A. History, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • M.A.T, M. A. Learning Disabilities, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Michelle worked for Fairleigh Dickinson University as an Assistive Technology Coordinator and a Learning Disabilities Specialist for many years. As Centenary University’s Director of Disability Services, Michelle coordinates requests for disability accommodations and provides overall administration and management of the Project ABLE and STEP Ahead programs.


Margie Pavlichko
Director of Veteran Services

  • A.A. Humanities, County College of Morris
  • B.A. Individualized Studies, Centenary University

Margie joined the Centenary Community in 2006 as the Administrative Assistant in the Academic Success and Advising Center. She was assigned the veteran/veteran dependent student population in 2007. The “one-stop” Office of Veteran Services was officially created in 2012 with Margie as its first director. She is the primary point of contact for Centenary’s student veterans/veteran dependents, as well as those veterans/veteran dependents living in the greater Hackettstown community.

As the Director of Veteran Services, Margie is committed to assisting this very deserving population and navigating the internal and external systems of higher education and government agencies, so they can maximize their education benefits and all other available services and resources.


Maureen Fallon
Assistant Director of Disability Services

  • B.S. Speech Therapy, Westchester University
  • M.S. Speech Language Pathology, University of South Carolina
  • New Jersey Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
  • National License, American Speech Language and Hearing Association

Maureen joined the DSO staff in the fall of 2009 after serving as a professional tutor for both DSO and the Academic Success Center. Prior to coming to Centenary University, she worked in private practice and rehabilitation medical settings. Her role as the Assistant Director has allowed her to utilize her background and expertise in new ways to assist students in achieving success in higher education.


Marcella Lamura
Student Success Specialist

  • B.S. Psychology, Kutztown University
  • M.Ed. Student Affairs, Kutztown University

Marcella has worked for a social service agency as a therapeutic support staff member and applied behavioral modification techniques to children with autism. She has an extensive background in study skills and was a professional tutor at East Stroudsburg University. Marcella is very patient and understanding of the academic and social demands of today’s college student. She is the advisor for the Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society for students with disabilities.


Abbie Davis
Student Success Specialist/Tutoring Center Coordinator

  • B.A. English, Minor: Environmental Science, William Paterson University
  • M.A. English, Montclair State University

Abbie has worked in higher education for numerous years. While pursuing her master’s degree at Montclair State University, Abbie worked at Centenary University as a Professional Tutor where she was able to engage and work with students on a daily basis.

Additionally, she taught Developmental English at Middlesex County College for three years, as well as Student Success courses at Northampton Community College. As an Student Success Specialist at Centenary University, Abbie enjoys being able to assist students in working towards a successful academic career.


Julie Gallup
Student Success Specialist/Disability Testing Coordinator

  • B.A. Education, The College of New Jersey
  • M.Ed., Montclair State University

Julie began her career as a paraprofessional and substitute teacher at a private school for students with autism.  She also worked as an assistive technology specialist, where she conducted evaluations and trainings for children and adults with visual impairments and multiple disabilities. Julie currently provides individualized academic support to Centenary students in Project ABLE and arranges accommodations for exams with extended time.


Lindsay Galasso
Student Success Specialist

  • B.A. Sociology, Moravian College
  • M.A. Leadership and Public Administration, Centenary University

Lindsay came to Centenary University in 2015 where she began working as an Undergraduate Admissions Counselor. Since then, she has received a M.A. in Leadership and Public Administration and began working within the Academic Success and Advising Center as a Student Success Coach. As a Student Success Specialist, Lindsay’s goal is to offer support, in all areas, to students in order to ensure that they are well-prepared, and successful during their time at Centenary.


Pamela Cavanagh
Student Success Specialist