McComsey Career Development Center
Staff

What Students Say....

"I think that the staff at the CDC are all very professional and competent in what they do. They are one of Alfred University's greatest assets."

The Career Development Center staff at Alfred University is a group of professionals committed to helping students develop and achieve their career goals. Depth and breadth of knowledge and experience along with an unwavering dedication to student success are hallmarks of this enthusiastic staff.
Appointment Hours:
NEW Walk-in Hours:
Facility/Resource Library Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Wednesday and Thursday
Monday - Friday
8:30am - Noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
8:30am - 4:30pm

Ph: 607.871.2164
Fx: 607.871.2791
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AIM SN: alfreducdc

Mark McFadden
F. Mark
McFadden

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Director
  • Liaison to College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Manages all career counseling training
  • Project manager for the Graduate School Fair, CDC workshops, and Teacher Recruitment Day

Mark grew up an hour west of Alfred in Bradford, PA. He received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and a Master of Professional Studies in Community Service Administration from Alfred University. Prior to joining Alfred University in 2001, he worked for the Allegany County Department of Social Services. He lives in Alfred Station with his wife, Laurie and son, Sawyer, on 85 acres crisscrossed with trails and covered with maple trees for making syrup. Mark is an avid outdoorsman who loves hiking in the Adirondacks, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and cycling. While Mark is always busy he says: "Working with a professional, dedicated staff and talented students who turn into amazing alums, makes my job so enjoyable that I have trouble knowing when to stop."

Jill Ninos
Jill Crandall
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Assistant Director of Experiential Education
  • Internship and Co-op Coordinator
  • Liaison to the School of Engineering and School of Business
  • Project Manager for the Engineering Career Fair & Internship & Summer Job Fair
  • Teaches UNIV 102: Career & Professional Success

Jill joined the CDC team in July, 2007. She was raised in Alfred and grew up helping in her parents' businesses - the Collegiate (known to many as the Jet) and the Terra Cotta Coffee House. Jill has a Master of Science in Student Personnel Administration from Buffalo State College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from SUNY Brockport. When not in the office she enjoys spending time with her husband, Bryan and sons, Tyler and Austyn. She says: "I love working at Alfred University: it has such a great community of people. The CDC is a wonderful place to work; I get to tell people that I work in a castle!"

Mariann Walsh
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Recruiting Coordinator/Career Counselor

  • Project Manager for on-campus recruiting program, including info sessions
  • Builds relationships with employers
  • Project Manager for the Virtual Career Fair & Educator's Networking Reception

Mariann earned her undergraduate degree in business administration from Alfred University in 2000. She continued her education at Nazareth College in Rochester, earning a Master’s in Education. Joining the CDC staff in 2012 as the Recruiting Coordinator/Career Advisor, Mariann is no stranger to AU as she was the Payroll Associate for the NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University.  Prior to that time she spent several years as a tenured teacher for a local K-12 program in Business Distributive Education and Computer Education.  Mariann lives in Canaseraga, where she was brought up on a small farm. She is raising her own family near the family farm with her husband, John Walsh. Mariann thoroughly enjoys working at AU, her Alma Mater and says, “AU is home for me, I always come back. I intend to stay at the CDC for many, many years. I loved my time here as an undergrad and can’t wait for my own children to experience the education and memories that I hold dear. Each student that I work with is amazing and talented in their own right. The employers that I work with come to AU and are truly impressed with our students.”

Corey Fecteau
Corey Fecteau
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Art Career Advisor and Service Learning Coordinator

  • Liaison to the School of Art & Design
  • Career Advisor for Fine Arts and Performing Arts students
  • Promotes, educates and oversees all service learning programming on campus
  • Mentor for the Gary Horowitz Leadership Development Program capstone projects
  • Co-Teaches UNIV 115: Concepts of Service Learning

Corey grew up in Portland, Maine, and came to study at Alfred University in 1997. She graduated in 2001 with a BA in Fine Arts, and is currently working on a second bachelor’s degree in Art History and Theory. Corey lives with her husband Dan, daughter Claire, cat Gus, and dachshund Biscuit in Hornell, New York. She loves learning about art, literature, and languages, and sings with the Alfred University Chorus. Corey and her family enjoy traveling, both locally within the Finger Lakes region and, when possible, abroad. Corey began working at AU on a part-time basis in 2005, and on a full-time basis in 2008. In May 2014, she joined the Career Development Center. “I’m looking forward to working closely with Alfred’s wonderful art and performing arts students! Being inspired by their energy and creativity is the best part of working in higher education.”

Susan Meacham
Susan
Meacham

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Office Manager

  • Coordinates the annual First Destinations Graduate Survey
  • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates work-study students
  • Project Manager for the Saxon Career Volunteer Network and our open houses

Susan joined the CDC in 2005 and follows in the footsteps of her grandfather and mother whose combined service to Alfred University numbered more than 50 years. She grew up in Alfred Station, NY and received her Associates Degree in Executive Secretarial Science from Alfred State College. She lives in Alfred surrounded by a large extended family. She has two grown children: a married son who lives in Philadelphia and a married daughter in Alfred who has blessed her with four wonderful grandchildren. When not in the office she enjoys participating in church activities, scoping out deals at estate/garage sales, reading, gardening, and cheering for the AU football team. Go Saxons! She says: " It is great being part of a strong team that offers wonderful services to help students succeed at finding their career paths... and have fun doing it!"

Peggy M. Broderick
Peggy M.
Broderick

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Resource Coordinator

  • Manages Frederick W. Gibbs Resource Library, including print and electronic resources
  • Manages all credential file services and the posting of job opportunities
  • Project Manager for the Career Check-up appointment program

Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Peggy moved to Steuben County in 1974. She joined the CDC staff in 1996. Peggy lives in Hornell and has three wonderful children: Dustin, Sarah, and Kalyn. All graduates of Alfred University. Peggy has also been in the Army Reserves for over thirty years. She says: "I love my job. All of the students that I meet are on a mission, and I love helping them reach their goals."

Interns, Work Study, and Practicum Students for 2013-2014

Renee Duquette - Graduate Assistant
'15 - Counseling

Kayla Curtis - Graduate Assistant
'15 - Counseling

Katie Tracy - Graduate Assistant
'16 - Counseling

Stephanie Thomas - Peer Advising Intern
'15 - Psychology

La'Najah Curry - Peer Advising Intern
'15 - Academic Exploration & Marketing

Crystal Burgess - Gibbs Intern
'16 - Geology

Julie Canova- Event Planning Intern
'16 - Business Administration

Sydney Acevedo - Recruiting Coordinator Intern
'15 - Psychology

Catarina Carosa - Office Assistant
'17 - Psychology

Mawia Elawad - Office Assistant
'17 - Academic Exploration

Briana VanDorpe - Data Entry Assistant
'18 - Academic Exploration

Emily Banks - Graphic Design Intern
'15 - Graphic Design / Marketing