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

Corey Fecteau
Corey Fecteau
Assistant Director
Graduate Admissions

Nicole Ramos - Admissions Counselor
Nicole Ramos
Admissions Counselor



  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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Corey
Corey Fecteau
607.871.2115
Email

Assistant Director/Graduate Admissions

Education
BA: Fine Arts, Alfred University
BS: Art History and Theory, Alfred University (currently enrolled)

 

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

Q. Have you always lived there?
A. I grew up in Portland, Maine and lived there until I came to Alfred as a student in 1997.

Q. What little known fact about AU do you like to share the most?
A. The first graduate degree issued by Alfred University was awarded to a female art student in the 1930s.

Q. What students do you primarily work with?
A. Graduate Students. I also work with incoming first-years, particularly art students.

Q. If you were a student today at AU, what activities would you be involved in?

A. Graduate Student Senate, Art History Club, French Club, the Honors Program, Women's Issues Coalition (WIC), Art Union, and University Chorus.

Q. What is one link on the AU web site would you encourage "just looking" students to explore?

A. The libraries page. We have two libraries on campus, Herrick Library and Scholes Library, the art and engineering library. Students can search for books, journals, and other resources, both in the libraries and on the web. As a student in AU's Bachelor of Science program in Art History and Theory, I spend a lot of time doing research in the libraries!

Q. What is your favorite building on the AU campus?
A. The Brick. As a Fine Arts major, I spent a lot of time in the Interdisciplinary Art Foundation Studio, located in the basement of the Brick. I also lived in the Brick for one semester, which was ideal: all I had to do to get to class was walk downstairs.

Q. Is there anything else you really want to share?
A. Western New York is a terrific place to have adventures! There are many area hiking trails -- which become skiing and snowshoeing trails in the winter -- and state parks close to campus. The Finger Lakes region is nearby, as well, offering opportunities for fun day trips should you need to take a break from studying. You might even run into some of your professors as they also take advantage of Alfred's pastoral setting .

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Nicole Ramos - Admissions Counselor
Nicole Ramos
607.871.2115
Email

Admissions Counselor

Education
Tompkins Cortland Community College
Masters in Literacy, Alfred University
BA: Early Childhood/Childhood Education, Alfred University

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

Q. Have you always lived there?
A. I am originally from Dryden, NY, in Central NY.

Q. What little known fact about AU do you like to share most?
A. I like to share the fact that you will be cared about here at Alfred University. Your professors will know you and want to look out for you. I just had lunch to catch-up with one of my former professors and that is an example of the kind of relationships you will form here.

Q. What students do you primarily work with?
A. My travel region is Eastern Pennsylvania down to Washington, DC & the Mid-Atlantic.

Q. If you were a student today at AU what activities would you be involved in?
A. As a student I was involved with yearbook, photography club, and admissions tour guiding. I would do all of those activities again. 

Q. What is one link on the AU web you would encourage “just looking” students to explore?
A. I would tell them to look up the clubs and organizations page.  Getting involved with a group is a great way to meeting people with your same interests.

Q. What is your favorite building on the AU campus?
A. My favorite building is Harder Hall, the art building, because it is always busy and changing.

Q. Is there anything else you’d like to share?
A. If you want a small, community based, big at-heart-college, then Alfred University should be at the top of your list.

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Dave Torrey - Admissions Counselor
Dave Torrey
607.871.2115
Email

Assistant Director

Education
BA: Theater, Alfred University

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

Q. Have you always lived there?
A. No, Over the course of my life I have lived in Hornell, NY and East Windsor, CT.

Q. What little known fact about AU do you like to share the most?
A. Our student to faculty ratio of 12:1. It opens the door for a ton of possibilities.

Q. What students do you primarily work with?
A. I work with students from Western New York as well as Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Q. If you were a student today at AU: In what activities would you be involved?
A. As in the past, I would be involved in Pirate Theater.

Q. What is one link on the AU web you would encourage "just looking" students to explore?
A. Student Life

Q. What is your favorite building on the AU campus?
A. The Miller Performing Arts Center

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  Off-Site Regional Coordinators

Barbara
Barbara Condrate
814.752.6446
Email

Associate Director of Admissions

Education
BS: Marketing, Alfred University

Q. Where do you call home now?
A. I love living in beautiful Western Pennsylvania though Alfred, NY will always be where I consider home.

Q. Have you always lived there?
A. I was born in Chicago, IL and have also lived in Tucson, AZ, Alfred, NY and Los Alamos, NM.

Q. What little known fact about AU do you like to share most?
A. Alfred University is the second oldest co-ed institution in the United States.

Q. What students do you primarily work with?
A. I work with students from Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the entire Midwest.

Q. If you were a student today at AU: In what activities would you be involved?
A. Dance, Habitat for Humanity, and the campus newspaper, Fiat Lux.

Q. What is one link on the AU web you would encourage "just looking" students to explore?
A. A.U. Pirate Theater

Q. What is your favorite building on the AU campus?
A. Allen Steinheim Museum (home of the Robert R. McComsey Career Development Center). This building has over 100 types of wood in it and some beautiful collections. It is an outstanding facility to assist students in forging their futures and welcoming employers!

Q. Is there anything else you really want to share?
A. You get the premiere research opportunities and lush course selections of a large university while being at a small private institution. It truly is the best of both worlds!

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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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