HS Educators Presenter Bios

Maryanne DeSalvo

Maryanne DeSalvo

Manager, High School and Community Relations
914.729.4136 mdesalvo@cw.edu

Maryanne came to The College of Westchester in 2006 with corporate experience in fundraising, healthcare, management, sales and customer service. Before joining The High School Team, she served as a CW Admissions Counselor inspiring students and adults to pursue their career goals through education.

Maryanne’s background as a professional singer makes her presentation skills particularly unique. She currently is a lead vocalist with the Wedding Band “Stolen Moments”. Maryanne earned her Associate Degree in Business Management at The College of Westchester and graduated from Concordia College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management.

 
Andre Hooks

Andre Hooks

Presenter, High School & Community Relations
914.831.0376 ahooks@cw.edu

Andre is the newest member of the High School and Community Relations team. He comes to us with over 9 years of experience working in College admissions and recruitment. Before switching careers to higher education, Andre worked on Wall Street in the Litigation Support and Document Management industry as an Account Executive who worked with some of the top fortune 500 law firms in the world. Andre has his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Elmira College.

Andre’s background as a youth mentor and former AAU basketball coach for Riverside Church in New York has allowed him to successfully lead, grow and build relationships with students, parents and faculty throughout NYC. Andre is an avid soccer player who played 4 years in college and was a member of the Empire State games. Andre loves to spend time with family and during the winter months enjoys snowboarding.

 
Colleen Barnes McNicholas

Colleen Barnes McNicholas

Field Coordinator, High School & Community Relations
914.831.0455 cmcnicholas@cw.edu

Colleen graduated from Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s in International Studies and was a participant in National Model United Nations. Colleen’s past career success in event planning and customer service is credited to her solutions approach which she applies with care to CW and High School appointments and events. Colleen is a competitive drummer, playing Tenor with Bergen Irish Pipe Band. In her free time, she also likes to golf.