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Meet Daniel Shanley II



Daniel Shanley
Daniel Shanley

Daniel Shanley II


Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone Number: 315-792-3006


Areas of Coverage


New York Counties

Oneida

States

AL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN

Daniel Shanley II's Travel Schedule

Advice to Students

Dream Big, Think Small! Work toward your goals in small steps, but be sure that you are always making progress on at least one. When working through the admissions process, take a step back and try to imagine how the colleges you are deciding between ultimately will help you move to the next step. Choose the school that gets you there while providing the most opportunity for academic and social growth. Go at it with a plan, but welcome new ideas and interests. It is OK to try new things!

Advice to Parents

Whether it is your first time or your sixth going through the college admissions process, keep the big picture in mind. A school might not meet every item on your must-have list, but it is important to take into account what it can offer to help both you and your child grow toward your larger respective goals. College is an investment, and a safe one at that, but any investment must be carefully considered. Look at the long term value of a particular school rather than its sticker price.

What's the Best Thing About UC?

It’s the people. It is the people on campus that teach your classes, and teach you to think, wonder, and question. It is the people in offices that go out of their way to answer your questions. It is the people you meet as classmates and strangers that become close friends. And it is the people in the community around UC that come to support its students and its mission. I was a student here, and am lucky to be a part of the “people” I had come to laugh with, confide in, and learn from.



Meet Alexis G. Cooper



Alexis Cooper
Alexis Cooper

Alexis G. Cooper


Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone Number: 315-792-3006


Areas of Coverage


New York Counties

Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Oneida, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

States

IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI

Alexis G. Cooper's Travel Schedule

Advice to Students

Be open minded. Choosing a college is not an easy decision and is one that should be made with careful consideration. Make sure that you look into all the aspects of each school you are interested in. Finding a school which offers your major of choice will be easy; finding the school that fits your needs as a student and fits your personality can be more difficult. Don’t rush your decision and always remember, your college experience should be just that-an experience. It is a rite of passage in life, and you should enjoy every part of it!

Advice to Parents

Be open-minded. This is a big decision that will affect the rest of your child’s life. College is going to be where your child becomes the person he/she is meant to be; it will be a growing experience as well as a learning experience, not only academically, but personally as well. You might not always agree with their decisions, but being open-minded and patient will allow them to find themselves, and choosing their college is the first step in their journey.

What's the Best Thing About UC?

The size! Utica College is a great school to come to if you are looking for smaller classes with more personal one-on-one attention. Because Utica is a smaller school, your individual needs are more likely to be met and your individual voice is more likely to be heard then in a school where it is easy to get lost in the crowd.



Meet Marie Hage



Marie Hage, UC Admissions Counselor
Marie Hage, UC Admissions Counselor

Marie Hage


Admissions Counselor
Phone Number: 315-792-3006


Areas of Coverage


New York Counties

Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Oneida, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster

States

AZ, DE, NJ, NV, UT

Marie Hage's Travel Schedule

Advice to Students

Pick the college that feels like 'home'. College will be the most exciting and rewarding experience in your life thus far. (It was for me when I was an undergraduate student). Anything you have ever wanted to do in high school, but were not able to, will now be accomplished in college; your opportunities are endless. The experiences, the friendships and the education that lie ahead are so incredibly enriching, it impossible to fully comprehend. Choose the institution that makes you feel unstoppable, and dive in! Your most exciting adventure awaits you!

Advice to Parents

Ask questions. As a parent you want to make sure that whatever college your child chooses is safe, progressive and has the appropriate support for your child to reach his or her highest goal. Once you have these preliminary questions answered, you have the unique opportunity to stand back and watch your child make one of the most important, life changing decisions of his or her life. Your student will want you to be there for support, but will also want you to trust them with their decision.

What's the Best Thing About UC?

The best thing about UC is the people! The students, the faculty and staff, the coaches and the administrators are all important pieces that make UC so special. Everyone really cares about each other and when a student is undergoing a life transition, like beginning college, it is important to have this network of 'helping hands'. Upon starting at UC, students are part of a web of professionals pushing them to succeed. This web consists of their academic advisor, academic coaching expert (ACE), resident hall assistant (RA), professors, admission counselors, coaches and every smiling face along the way from dining services, campus safety, and classmates. Professors have been known to give out their cell phone numbers to students if they have any questions after class. Utica College attracts positive, kind, people and it fosters an excellent environment to learn and grow.



Meet Mark VanDreason



Mark VanDreason
Mark VanDreason

Mark VanDreason


Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone Number: 315-792-3006


Areas of Coverage


New York Counties

Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga, Tompkins

States

DC, MD, PA, VA, WV

Mark VanDreason's Travel Schedule

Advice to Students

This is a big decision for you and your family, but ultimately it is your decision. You have to find a place where you feel comfortable and where you can be successful. You need to take the time to figure out what is most important for you in a college, whether it be location, cost, athletics, facilities, size, extracurricular activities, majors, professors, and so on. This is an exciting time so don't stress too much, but enjoy it. Also, ask questions, a ton of questions.

Advice to Parents

This is a very big decision and an exciting time. Provide your student with as much information on different institutions as possible, but help them grow by allowing them to make their own decision. Gather as much information as you can about the different institutions out there. Ask a ton of questions about all facets of college, but ultimately it is your student's decision. Provide them with love and support. It is their decision and they are going to do great things with you behind them.

What's the Best Thing About UC?

The best thing about Utica College is that it is a student-first institution. Utica College continues to make bold moves to help its students and families have the best possible experience whether it be academically, socially, or financially. Utica College provides a real world experience with its diversity, hands on experience, and technological advancements.



Meet Brian Gleitsmann



Brian Gleitsmann
Brian Gleitsmann

Brian Gleitsmann '09


Admissions Counselor


Areas of Coverage


New York Counties

Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Saint Lawrence, Warren

Brian Gleitsmann's Travel Schedule

Advice to Students

Keep an open mind. College is all about trying new things, meeting new people, and figuring out how to be successful on your own. Where you go to college will shape the experiences you'll have, and the types of people you'll meet. Decide what's important to you, and make a list. This could be anything like a specific major or program, a sports team, an internship, or even a place you'd like to live. Then start looking at schools that have what you're interested in, and visit as many of them as you can. Every college campus has its own atmosphere. It's something you will feel right away. While you're there don't forget get to ask lots of questions. The answers you get will be informative, but they will also tell you about the kind of people you'll be around for the next several years. The important thing is to find a college where you feel comfortable being yourself. If you're feeling unsure about what you're looking for, don't worry. When you find it, you will know.

Advice to Parents

Be supportive. Help your son or daughter make an informed decision. Your child will need guidance. For most people, graduating high school and moving onto college is the biggest change they've ever had to make. It's a big change for students, and for the parents. Work together with your child to stay organized (there is a lot of information to remember!), and on track to meet deadlines. Encourage your child to take an active role in choosing a college by having them ask the questions. Once they get on campus, you won't be there to ask for them. Ultimately, there are three questions you need to answer: 1. Will this school prepare my child to be successful in the professional world? 2. Does this school fit within our budget? 3. Does my child feel comfortable at this school?

What's the Best Thing About UC?

The people. From the students, to the faculty and the staff, Utica College is a place where you will meet new people and form lifelong relationships. The student body is enthusiastic, motivated, and fun. As an alumnus of Utica College I can attest to the knowledge and dedication of the faculty. The professors know you by name. They are approachable, and always willing to help. As a UC employee I discovered even more just how much everyone here is committed to helping our students achieve their goals from the offices that are in direct contact with students to the offices that work behind the scenes. Everyone works for the students. The people here are what keep me coming back every day.



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Office of Admissions
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502

1-800-782-8884
(315) 792-3003 (Fax)

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