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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

Herkimer, Madison, 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 Anastasia M. Brencher



Anastasia M. Brencher
Anastasia M. Brencher

Anastasia M. Brencher


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


Areas of Coverage


New York Counties

Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Cortland, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Oswego, Otsego, Saint Lawrence, Schuyler, Tioga, Tompkins, Warren

States

DC, DE, MD, VA, VI, WV

Anastasia M. Brencher's Travel Schedule

Advice to Students

Visit the schools you're considering and sign up for a campus tour. A very important part of deciding where to attend is getting a feel for the physical campus and the people there. Signing up for a campus tour can reveal unique things the school has to offer that you may not have found out otherwise. It will also give you insight into the student perspective of the campus, from the student tour guide.

Advice to Parents

Support your child in their school decision. Even if this means being further away from them, they will feel more comfortable with their decision knowing they have your support. Also, be open-minded if your child decides to change their major or career interests. It may take some time for students to settle on a specific area of study. Exploring their interests beforehand can help ensure that the student has truly found their right fit.

What's the Best Thing About UC?

The location! Utica is a large city with many surrounding areas which are also active and thriving. In Utica alone, there are many great attractions including a semi-pro hockey team, tons of shopping malls, great coffee places, and beautiful parks and trails. Utica is also minutes away from the NY interstate I-90 which allows you to get to major cities like Buffalo, Albany, Boston, and NYC in only a few hours.



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, 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 Donna Shaffner



Donna Shaffner
Donna Shaffner

Donna Shaffner


Assistant Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone Number: 315-792-3006


Areas of Coverage


New York Counties

Erie, Oneida

States

NJ, PA

Donna Shaffner's Travel Schedule



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, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester

States

AZ, NV, UT, VI

Marie Hage's Travel Schedule

Advice to Students

Pick the college that feels like 'home'. College will 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.



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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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