The W&J Gateway team

The W&J Gateway team will be assisting you throughout the summer. They can provide assistance with your forms, answer your questions, and provide helpful information on your transition to W&J!

Contact us by email at or phone at 724-503-1001, ext 3069.

Justin Swank

Director of Residence Life and Administrator of W&J Gateway

Justin Swank is a 2009 graduate of W&J, he hails from McMurray, Pennsylvania and enjoys spending time with his family and all things Star Wars or Batman. If he is not on campus, he is likely chasing after his kids.

Justin's Favorite Thing About W&J

"I came back to work at W&J about five years after I graduated and it was like I never left. You truly build lifelong relationships here."

Fun Fact About Justin

"I have produced dozens of energy industry videos at some wild locations including: over 1800 feet below ground in several coal mines, at Marcellus Shale gas well pad sites, on a 75,000 ton ocean barge, in the shotgun seat of a surface mine rock truck and over 400 feet above ground on a coal storage silo!"

Cassandra Muhr

W&J Gateway Student Supervisor

Cassandra Muhr is a rising junior from Avella, PA. She is majoring in music and communications. Outside of class, she is involved with WNJR radio, the Red and Black Newspaper, National Society of Leadership and Success, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, and book club.

Cassandra's Favorite Thing About W&J

"My favorite thing about W&J is the people! My peers, the faculty, and staff are all such friendly and helpful people! It really helps to foster a great community that has the same goal in mind!"

Fun Fact About Cassandra

"I have attended over 50 country concerts and have met 5 different artists/groups!"

Natalie McBride

W&J Gateway Student Advisor

Natalie McBride is a rising sophomore from Enon Valley, PA. She is majoring in Psychology and Political Science on the Pre-Law track. Outside of class, she is involved in Pre-Law club and Choir.

Natalie's Favorite thing about W&J

"My favorite thing about W&J is the strong connections and relationships that can be made here that make it feel like a community. All of my peers, the faculty, and the staff are always willing to go above and beyond for each other; also, they are remarkably supportive and extraordinary friendly (particularly, Dr. McDonald)!"

Fun Fact About Natalie

"I love the classic tv shows like “I Love Lucy”, “The Golden Girls”, and “Laverne and Shirley."


Sarah Byrne

W&J Gateway Student Advisor

Sarah Byrne is a rising sophomore from California, PA. She is majoring in History with a concentration in American Studies. She is on the Dance Team, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, and an intern at Duncan & Miller Glass Museum.

Sarah's Favorite Thing About W&J

"My favorite thing about W&J is the campus community. We are such a close campus, and seeing how much we have grown in the past year is amazing. You feel like you belong as soon as you walk on campus."

Fun Fact About Sarah

"I was in color guard for five years, and I’m going on my second year as a coach! "