Talk with Your Admissions Counselor
Kristen
Kristen Vargason
Associate Director
Transfer Admissions
Michelle
Michelle Pomeroy
Associate Director

Barb
Barbara Condrate
Associate Director

Aaron
Aaron Connolly

Associate Director
Kathleen
Kathleen Torrey
Associate Director

Susan
Susan Weit
Associate Director

John
John Lewis

Assistant Director

Dave Torrey - Admissions Counselor
Dave Torrey
Assistant Director


  In-Office Admissions Staff

Kristen
Kristen Vargason

607.871.2115

Email

Associate Director of Admissions

Education
MSEd: Counseling & Guidance Services, Clemson University
BA: English, Alfred University

Q. What town do you call home now?
A. Wayland, NY

Q. Have you always lived there?
A. I was born and raised in Alfred and have lived in South Carolina, Iowa and Massachusetts.

Q. What little known fact about AU do you like to share most?
A. That we're the second oldest co-educational institution in the country.

Q. What students do you primarily work with?
A. I work with transfer students.

Q. If you were a student today at AU: In what activities would you be involved?
A. I always regret that I didn't get more involved when I was a student at AU. If I could do it over again, I'd definitely get involved with the Kanakadea Yearbook, Student Activities Board (SAB) & Student Senate.

Q. What is one link on the AU web you would encourage "just looking" students to explore?
A. The my.alfred.edu webpage is a great way to find out everything that is happening on campus!

Q. What is your favorite building on the AU campus?
A. The Edward G. Coll and Carole Hulse Coll Center at Kanakadea- as the oldest classroom building on campus and the original grade school for the Alfred community, Kanakadea has a rich academic history and is a beautiful building. The building was named in honor of the Kanakadea Creek that flows nearby and is a Seneca Indian word that means "Where the Earth meets the sky."

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Michelle
Michelle Pomeroy
607.871.2115
Email

Associate Director of Admissions
On Campus Events Coordinator
First-Year and Transfer International Admissions Counselor

Education
BS: Clinical Psychology, Alfred University

Q. What town do you call home now?
A. Hornell, NY

Q. Have you always lived there?
A. I grew up in Hornell and have lived there ever since!

Q. What little known fact about AU do you like to share most?
A. That we are such an eclectic campus. We have students from all over the world and we really are a diverse community.

Q. What students do you primarily work with?
A. I travel to Asia to work with our international population. I also am the On-Campus Admissions Event Coordinator so I actually work with students from all over!!

Q. If you were a student today at AU: In what activities would you be involved?
A. I would be involved in Alfred Ski and Snowboard, Golf Club, Habitat for Humanity, and the Taste Buds...Who could pass up the opportunity to sample a lot of different foods.

Q. What is one link on the AU web you would encourage "just looking" students to explore?
A. Honestly searching through our entire web site will give you a glimpse into what makes AU so unique. There isn't just one link I would like to share.

Q. What is your favorite building on the AU campus?
A. I love Alumni Hall. Of course this is home base for Admissions but it is such a beautiful building! The Career Development Center would be my next favorite building as it is the only castle on campus!

Q. Is there anything else you really want to share?
A. You have to visit to see how beautiful our campus is. Visit all schools you are looking into to find the right "fit" for you!

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  Traveling Admissions Staff
John
John Lewis
607.871.2115
Email

AIM Name:
AlfredAdmissions


Assistant Director of Admissions

Education
BA: Communications, Alfred University

Q. What town do you call home now?
A. Hornell, NY

Q. Have you always lived there?
A. Always!

Q. What little known fact about AU do you like to share most?
A. Some of the sidewalks are heated, and with the Western New York weather, you'll notice it in the winter.
(Actually the pipes from the heating plant that extend to some of the buildings happen to run under the sidewalks).

Q. What students do you primarily work with?
A. Those from North Central, Central and Southern New York State

Q. If you were a student today at AU: In what activities would you be involved?
A. WALF Radio station, AUTV, Campus tour guide, probably Intramural sports both semesters, and I'd give Club Hockey a try.

Q. What is one link on the AU web you would encourage "just looking" students to explore?
A. Our Career Development Center's web site. Once you are a student here, you can click on job links, and you can even do this long after you leave AU. The CDC also helps with finding compatible majors for undecided students. They also help with resume and cover letter writing and mock interviews, and more than I can write here!

Q. What is your favorite building on the AU campus?
A. There are really some cool places, but you have to check out the newly renovated Perlman Hall which houses the Study Abroad program and Instructional Technology and Student Equipment Lending offices as well as the Division of Modern Languages.

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Aaron
Aaron Connolly
607.871.2115
Email

Associate Director of Admissions

Education
BA Assumption College, Worcester, MA

Q. What town do you call home now?
A. Portland, Maine

Q. What little known fact about AU do you like to share most?
A. I love that undergrads can do research side by side with their professors as early as freshmen year.

Q. What students do you primarily work with?
A. Maine, New Hampshire, eastern Massachusetts, California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska, Idaho

Q. If you were a student today at AU: In what activities would you be involved?
A. WALF, Soccer and Intramural Flag Football

Q. What is one link on the AU web you would encourage "just looking" students to explore?
A. It depends on the major but I like them to check out the virtual tour to get a sense of how the University is laid out.

Q. What is your favorite building on the AU campus?
A. The Brick

Q. Do you have a favorite Movie?
A. Tie between the "Shawshank Redemption" and "Uncle Buck"

Q. What is your favorite music?
A. Metallica, Johnny Cash, Drop Kick Murphy's, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

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Kathleen
Kathleen Torrey
845.626.7333
Email

Associate Director of Admissions

Education
MSEd: College Student Development, Alfred University
BA: Biology and Music, Phi Beta Kappa, Skidmore College

Q. What town do you call home now?
A. East Windsor, CT

Q. Have you always lived there?
A. No--Over the last 25 years, I have lived in Hornell, NY; Alfred, NY; Saratoga, NY and Ticonderoga, NY.

Q. What little known fact about AU do you like to share most?
A. Our history of diversity and concern for human rights is significant and Alfred University continues to be ahead of the times in social action and concern for the local and global community, alike.

Q. What students do you primarily work with?
A. I work with students who attend school in CT, RI, Western MA, VT, Albany, Poughkeepsie, Brewster, NY and Westchester County.

Q. If you were a student today at AU: In what activities would you be involved?
A. I would be most involved in Performing Arts activities, typically the music program.

Q. What is one link on the AU web you would encourage "just looking" students to explore?
A. http://herr.alfred.edu/special/

Q. What is your favorite building on the AU campus?
A. The Allen Steinheim Museum

Q. Is there anything else you really want to share?
A. Having two children that have already graduated from AU and a son and niece that are current students, Alfred University holds a special place in the hearts of our family!

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Susan
Susan Weit
631.473.1588
Email

Associate Director of Admissions/Regional Coordinator

Education
MA: Social Studies, Brooklyn College
BA: Secondary Social Studies Education, State University College at Buffalo
Post Graduate: Public Administration and Educational Administration, Long Island University

Q. What town do you call home now?
A. I currently live on the north shore of Long Island in Port Jefferson. It is about halfway between New York City and Orient Point, the end of the north shore.

Q. Have you always lived there?
A. I grew up in Brooklyn and moved to Long Island to teach after graduating from college.

Q. What students do you primarily work with?
A. The geographic territory I cover includes both Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island and Queens in New York City.

Q. If you were a student today at AU: In what activities would you be involved?
A. As an undergraduate I participated in activities dealing with politics and world events such as student government and Model United Nations. If I were a student at Alfred University today I would still be interested in the same types of activities for example the Student Senate or the Political Science Society.

Q. What is your favorite building on the AU campus?
A. My favorite building on campus is Alumni Hall. I think that the building is a wonderful place to welcome prospective students and I just find everything about the building interesting. Being a student of history I have always loved old buildings.

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