Day and Boarding; Grades 6-12




Male advisor in a suit and tie outsideScott M. Doughty, B.A.E.S.
Director of College Guidance
Phone: 609–737–6117

Doughty’s relationship with Pennington spans approximately twenty years: first as an Associate Director of Admission for Carnegie Mellon University, where he actively recruited students from The Pennington School, and more recently as the School’s Director of College Guidance for the past fifteen years. During this time period, he has worked with approximately 1,600 seniors through the college admission process. Doughty also serves as a hall parent and shares the responsibility as co-head coach for the School’s varsity swim teams. A graduate of the University of Delaware, Doughty is an active member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), the New Jersey Association of College Admissions Counseling (NJACAC), and the Pennsylvania Association of College Admissions Counseling (PACAC). In addition, Doughty has visited more than 350 colleges and universities during his tenure at Pennington.

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Melanie Litzinger, B.A., M.A.
Associate Director of College Guidance

Phone: 609–737–6151

Litzinger joined The Pennington School in 2012 as the associate director of admission. Her career spans more than twenty years in college admissions for both the College of William and Mary and Rutgers University and in secondary school admission for independent schools. She received her bachelor’s degree in American Studies and English from Rutgers College. She has completed graduate work at the College of William and Mary and holds a master’s degree in communications from Monmouth University. Litzinger completed her postgraduate certification in college counseling from the University of California, San Diego. In June of 2013, she spent a week at the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions. She is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC) and the New Jersey Association of College Admissions Counseling (NJACAC).

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Roslyn “Robbi” Vexler Uzupis, B.S.
College Counselor

Phone: 609-737-6154

Uzupis joined The Pennington School’s College Guidance staff in 2007 after serving almost three decades in the Hamilton Township School District in Mercer County, New Jersey. A graduate of Northeastern University, Uzupis works in the college admission process primarily with students in the School’s Edmund V. Cervone Center for Learning. She also teaches Communication Skills. Her son, Drew, is a member of the Pennington School Class of 2007.

Female advisor smilingSharon L. Carabelli, B.A.
College Guidance Assistant; Associate Registrar
Phone: 609–737–6130

Carabelli was appointed administrative assistant to the director of college guidance in August 2015. She comes to Pennington with extensive database management experience. Most recently she worked at Ithaka as a publisher content coordinator for Portico, a community-supported digital archive, which preserves over 350,000 e-books and e-journals for future scholars. Before taking that position, she worked at Dow Jones and Company for eight years. Carabelli received a bachelor’s degree in communications from William Paterson University, in Wayne, NJ.