Talk with Your Admissions Counselor

Jamie Marcus
Director of Admissions

Kristen Vargason
Associate Director
Transfer Admissions

Michelle Pomeroy
Associate Director
On Campus Events Coordinator
First-Year & Transfer International Admissions Counselor

Hannah Clark
Coordinator for
Enrollment Marketing

Barbara Condrate
Associate Director


Kathleen Torrey
Associate Director


Susan Weit
Associate Director
Regional Coordinator

Maria Bentley
Admissions Counselor
Art Liaison

Lindsey Chamberlain
Admissions Counselor

Eileen Cody
Admissions Counselor

Jared Cooper
Admissions Counselor

Sara Love
Admissions Counselor
Graduate Coordinator

Jeff Scharl
Admissions Counselor

Tracy Valentine
Admissions Counselor
 


  In-Office Admissions Staff


Jamie Marcus

607.871.2115

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Director of Admissions

Education
M.A. Education, University of Connecticut
B.A. English, University of Connecticut

I was recently asked by a guidance counselor to describe Alfred University in three words. Alfred University to me is the perfect place. The perfect place to live. The perfect place to learn. The perfect place to make new friends. The perfect place to try something new. And the perfect place to become the person you really want to be.

I encourage you to come and visit us to see why Alfred University just might be the perfect place for you! You will be greeted by an enthusiastic admissions staff who will welcome you with open arms and answer all of your questions. You can tour our campus and take in the Alfred experience. You will see a collective of happiness. Students, faculty and staff happy as can be. You can tell by now how much I love Alfred. So I suppose I should have added the perfect place to work!

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Kristen Vargason

607.871.2115

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Associate Director of Admissions

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

What is your favorite thing about Alfred University?
The first word that comes to mind when I think about AU is “home.” I grew up in Alfred & some of my fondest childhood memories were the opportunities I had on AU’s campus: dance concerts in Harder Hall, summer carillon concerts on the lawn & playing in the Canacadea Creek. When I started my college search, I was determined to go somewhere else, to try something new, but something kept drawing me back to Alfred and it was the best choice I ever made! I had no idea how much my idea of home would grow as an Alfred University student. As an average student in high school, Alfred’s small classes and nurturing faculty were a tremendous comfort and support to me. I was challenged academically and became a more confident individual as a result. I grew just as much out of class as well. The friends I lived with in Cannon Hall my first year on campus are still some of my closest friends today. AU’s small campus allowed us to find one another and become an extended family during our 4 years here. We had a ton of fun, we argued at times, but most of all we supported and cared for one another- just like family. AU has always been the perfect fit for me and I hope it proves to be the perfect fit for you, too!

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Michelle Pomeroy
607.871.2115
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Associate Director of Admissions
On Campus Events Coordinator
First-Year and Transfer International Admissions Counselor

Education
BS: Clinical Psychology, Alfred University

Having grown up in the next town over, I have lived in the Alfred area my entire life. To me, Alfred would best be described as eclectic, due to our vast course offerings, our diverse student life, and our world-renowned faculty. Alfred University strives to make the best in people and encourages individuals to stand out and become inspirational! All of the above is what makes Alfred a warm and inviting place to call home. Come check out our beautiful campus and see for yourself how AU can inspire you!

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Hannah Clark
607.871.2115
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Coordinator for Enrollment Marketing

Education
B.S: Marketing, Alfred University

What do you like most about Alfred University?

I love the ability that students have on this campus to do almost anything. If a student is driven to start a business, a club, join an athletics team or explore the research equipment here on campus, a team of supporters will ensure this student is successful. Departments across campus, professors, faculty, alumni, and friends come together to give students the resources and the knowledge to make their vision a reality. Each student has their own cheering section of fans here at AU.

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  Traveling Admissions Staff

Barbara Condrate
607.871.2115
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Associate Director of Admissions

Education
B.S: Marketing, Alfred University

What makes Alfred University distinctive?
Alfred University is the second oldest co-educational university/college in the U.S. and the oldest to always educate men and women in the same lecture room. It is one of the earliest nineteenth century colleges to have enrolled African American and Native American students. We are a small institution but have always valued and promoted diversity. Growing up the daughter, now an alumnae, of an Alfred University professor, I had the delightful experience of always having my father’s students from all over the country and world at our dinner table. Synergy erupts when people from different perspectives share their ideas!

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Kathleen Torrey
845.626.7333
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Associate Director of Admissions

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

What drew you to Alfred University?
There is a spirit at Alfred University that is almost impossible to describe---it is something you have to feel and experience. When I arrived for graduate school, the community around me encouraged and pushed me to look at the world in a new way. People here didn’t have to fit a mold. Diversity was everywhere and it was celebrated. AU affects us all in different ways but after being here for almost 30 years, I still feel the warmth of the community, enjoy celebrating the diversity and basking in the beautiful environment that surrounds us and encourages us to become more than we might have ever thought. The spirit of Alfred University can be life changing—come and find it out for yourself!

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Susan Weit
631.473.1588
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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

What do you love most about Alfred University?
What I love most about Alfred University are the people. Having grown up in New York City and later moving to Long Island, where it is possible to be anonymous, I love the fact that in Alfred generations of families know and care about one another. Being part of Alfred University makes you a part of the family as well. I meet Alfred alums all over the geographic area that I travel in who love talking about their experiences, continued friendships and what they’ve done since graduation. Some come back for Alumni Weekends on a regular basis many years after graduation. There is something Alfred University and the community that remains a part of you.

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Maria Bentley
607.871.2115
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Admissions Counselor - Art Liaison

Education
B.F.A: Fine Arts, Alfred University School of Art & Design

Alfred University is a community that is pulsating with creativity and a passion for academia. Alfred is unlike any other; as a student, you are supported and challenged not only by your colleagues but also by the outstanding team of professors, coaches and, educators. At Alfred University you are not just a number, you are a vital member of our campus. Every day at Alfred University is a gift; I am continually astounded and grateful for the facilities and the people that comprise the University. I am often asked as an Alumna and, now Admissions Counselor, why I chose Alfred University and I always respond with: where else would I go but Alfred University. There is nothing that compares. The interdisciplinary program and facilities within the School of Art & Design allow students to do it all. In one day you could pour iron, blow glass, develop film, deign your own digital creation, make paper, bend neon, paint, draw, etc. The possibilities are endless, and the professors and facilities are entirely accommodating to each students individual needs. The community and relationships that are formed at Alfred University span far beyond your time at Alfred. Alfred University Alumni are sportive and cast a large breathe that encourages networking. Once a Saxon, always a Saxon!

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Lindsey Chamberlain
607.871.2115
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Admissions Counselor

Education
B.A: Sociology, Alfred University
A.A.S: Humanities/Social Sciences, SUNY Alfred State College

My favorite thing about Alfred University is the excitement that students, faculty and alumni show for AU every day. Whether it’s a new research project, football game or gallery opening the excitement given off by the AU community is contagious and thrilling!

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Eileen Cody
607.871.2115
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Admissions Counselor

Education
B.A: Communication/Equestrian Studies, Alfred University

What does Alfred University mean to you?
I love Alfred’s unique living and learning environment. The rural location provides a beautiful backdrop for a campus that’s always buzzing with activity – from the diverse selection of classes to clubs and athletics to visiting artists, comedians and musicians, there’s never any shortage of things to do around AU, and being surrounded be a community with such a wide range of backgrounds and experiences creates a truly diverse educational experience. And, of course, as a lifelong horsewoman, our state-of-the-art equestrian facility is one of my personal favorite aspects of university life!

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Jared Cooper
607.871.2115
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Admissions Counselor

Education
M.B.A: Accounting, Alfred University
B.S: Accounting, Alfred University

I love the challenging and supportive learning environment here at Alfred University. As a recent alumnus I appreciated how the people in the Alfred community rally behind the students and give them countless opportunities to grow as a professional as well as an individual. I can say with confidence that we hold true to our motto here at AU (Individuals Inspired).

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Sara Love
607.871.2115
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Admissions Counselor - Graduate Coordinator

Education
M.A: Public History, Northeastern University
B.A: History/Theatre, Alfred University

What drew you to Alfred University?
When I was looking at colleges, I knew I wanted to find someplace where when you walked across campus, someone would know you and wave or stop to say hi. Anyone who has walked across Alfred’s campus will tell you – I came to the right place! I also love the incredible versatility of the opportunities here – you don’t have to be a music minor to be first chair in the clarinet section – you don’t have to be a theatre major to have the lead role. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to give everything a try.

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Jeff Scharl
607.871.2115
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Admissions Counselor

Education
B.A: History/Communications studies, Alfred University

What do you like most about Alfred University?
What I like most about Alfred University is how you’re not just another individual; you’re part of something greater. From faculty and staff to Alumni and classmates, the connections you make at Alfred University will last a lifetime. At Alfred University you’re not just a student until you graduate, you’re part of a family that will always be there for you.

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Tracy Valentine
607.871.2115
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Admissions Counselor

Education
B.S: Recreation & Leisure Studies, College at Brockport, State University of New York
A.A.S: Social Sciences, SUNY Alfred State College

What do you like most about Alfred University?
Alfred University is full of fun and creative energy! I love the student and faculty artwork around campus. It showcases the diverse talents and heightens the natural beauty of Alfred. There are opportunities for growth around every corner! As a new Admissions Counselor, I’m excited to be part of such an inspiring community.

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