Shary Browne '10
Shary is a Pine Manor Alumna of the class of 2010 and from Mattapan in Boston, MA. She studied Management and Organizational Change at PMC and continued her education receiving a Masters of Science in Management from Emmanuel College. Shary worked for Granite Telecommunications, a technology company that focuses on providing companies with communications solutions – there, Shary continued to develop her professional skill set. In her career, she developed a specific focus on relationship building, effective communication and critical thinking. Upon receiving her master’s degree Shary decided to come back to Pine Manor to share her experiences with other prospective students while assisting with the student development process.
Shary enjoys counseling students and advocating on their behalf and on her spare time she enjoys reading.
Katie Kidwell is a recent Boston transplant originally from Kansas City. She graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with her Bachelor of Arts in History, English with a minor Film Studies. Katie then went on to earn her Master of Arts in Higher Education & Student Affairs from the University of Iowa. Katie’s graduate experience included academic rigor, extracurricular involvement in student government, and a multitude of hands-on experiences. She held a graduate assistantship coordinating volunteers at the Women's Resource & Action Center, practicum experiences in both career and academic advising, and a summer internship in residential life and learning communities in upstate New York. Katie’s interest in working in higher education & student affairs stems from relationships with advisors who served as role models: “My advisors provided me with the resources and encouragement needed to create my own path. They were amazing inspirations for me and why I decided to become a counselor—to help students realize their potential.” Now, as an Admissions Counselor at Pine Manor, Katie works to advocate for and empower students while they find their perfect fit on campus. In her spare time, Katie loves consuming a myriad of popular culture, occasionally running, trying out new recipes, and engaging in anything intellectually stimulating and highly entertaining.
Karla Lopes '12
Karla Lopes is a happily married Pine Manor College class of 2012 graduate. A Brazilian native, her heart resides in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where she has lived since 2001. Language barriers, new cultural values and different school systems were challenges that she had to adapt to in America on her way to becoming a successful college graduate.
Karla’s priority has always been her education, which she believes is the key to success in life. Upon her arrival at Pine Manor College, she took advantage of the numerous opportunities on campus. While a student, she was inducted into Alpha Chi Honor Society and awarded with the Dean’s Award and for Achievement in Social and Political Systems. Karla is intent on using her experience and knowledge to counsel and mentor students interested in attending Pine Manor College as a way to give back. She has become an active agent of change at Pine Manor College and within the Greater Boston Community, advocating for students and new Americans.
“Pine Manor College has given me ample chances to discover many hidden skills and assets that helped to shape me into the unique, confident woman that I have become today. I hope to provide similar opportunities to women as an Admissions Counselor at the College.”
As a former educator & coach, Chuck brings both an education and athletic background to Pine Manor College’s Admissions Office. Chuck’s love for education came while he was at Framingham State University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in History with a minor in Government. In his four years at FSU he worked in the Office of Residence Life & Judicial Affairs, while also beginning a High School Soccer & Tennis Coaching career at the age of nineteen. After College, Chuck pursued a career in education where he could also continue his passion for coaching. After four years of secondary education experience and seven years of coaching, Chuck brings his experiences to PMC where he can continue to counsel students as well as be a member on staff for the soccer program in the Athletics Department.
Lindsey Berndt '11
Admissions Office Manager
Lindsey Berndt is Pine Manor College Admissions Department Office Manager. A 2011 graduate of Pine Manor College, Lindsey is most familiar with what the college has to offer. Independent-minded, Lindsey designed her own minor at PMC in Spanish language and culture, an interest that led her to a teaching position in Madrid, Spain, right after she graduated. She enjoys travelling and studying languages and hopes to have more opportunities to do both through working with our international students.