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EMPLOYEE TESTIMONIALS



 Radwan I like it here”. This is all I can say about UC. I am glad to be part of the College. I joined UC as a full time assistant professor of Physical Therapy in January 2011. The reason why I accepted the offer is because I have previously been here as a student and I knew how friendly, kind and supportive my colleagues would be. In UC, you get to enjoy the nice and productive atmosphere of teaching, research, and clinical practice. I think I made the right choice by being in here. My wife likes the area as well and we think that it is the right place to raise our children.

Ahmed Radwan, PT, DPT, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Bethany  After being here only a short amount of time, I can say with confidence that Utica College is a fantastic place to work. Friendly people make everyone feel like part of the family right away, and I had many visitors in my office on my very first day. Everyone was so enthusiastic and excited for me to begin my career here, and it’s been a great start. Utica College appeals to both its students and professionals because of the intimate community and vast opportunities. The area boasts big city attractions with a small town feel, and colleagues are eager to suggest the best place to find Chicken Riggies! The college loves its employees, some of them here for over 10 and 20 years, and that says a lot about the environment. I honestly feel that accepting my position at Utica College was one of the best decisions I could have made for myself, and I hope to stay here for a very long time.

Bethany Piraino
Assistant Director of Student Activities
Camille  Utica College is a great place to work and build a career. The work environment is based on respect and trust; it helps foster success among students, faculty and staff; it encourages collaboration and communication in working toward common goals; and it celebrates professional and academic accomplishments. There is an energy and enthusiasm that’s evident on campus and in the community, where the College and its people contribute in countless ways to the quality of life in the Mohawk Valley. Great things are happening at Utica College, and I am proud to be part of it.

Camille Sciortino
Coordinator Corporations & Foundations
 
Mariann Munson  Born, raised and educated in Utica, I have grown to appreciate the history of this community and what it has to offer. We are very lucky to have such historic landmarks such as the Union Station, Stanley Theater and Munson Williams Proctor Institute. Showcase community events such as the Boilermaker and America’s Greatest Heart Run and Walk and provide education through several venues of schools and colleges such as Utica College. My husband and I met at and are graduates of Utica College. So are my family members. We have received an excellent education and have wonderful memories and are proud to call ourselves “Alumni”. So I was excited about the opportunity to apply and return to Utica College for my career. The wonderful and caring staff and faculty that make up our “college community” make it a great place to work. As an employee of UC, I feel that I can contribute back to the college and community that have brought me so much through the years and make me proud to call “Utica”... my home.

Mariann Munson
Senior Secretary, Office of the President
 
Liz Warfel  I'm originally from the area so I moved here to be closer to my family. After living in other cities for seven years, I find there are things about the area that I never really appreciated growing up. We have very affordable housing options, no traffic, short commute times, great healthcare providers, better restaurants than most cities double Utica's size, and a diversity that gives Utica such an interesting multicultural atmosphere. Utica College was a good fit for me because I like the cooperative community atmosphere. This past year was the first time I had taught full time, and I found all of the faculty to be extremely friendly and helpful. I also find that the college's philosophy aligns with my own teaching philosophy--put the students first. It has been such a great year, and I'm very much looking forward to returning next year!

Elizabeth Warfel
Visiting Instructor of Public Relations
 
 Reader Joining Utica College has been a phenomenal opportunity and a great decision. I had interviewed with several organizations, however, UC expressed a sincere interest and looking for me to lead and change the Facilities Organization. Relocating from Boston, I am thoroughly enjoying the area, especially the scenic Adirondack Mountains, the Yankee's being in 2nd place, and the numerous golf courses which I have had the chance to play. The opportunity to build a Pub is by far my dream job, my Irish mother would be quite proud, or then again maybe not. This will be a great meeting place for the entire community and truly humbled to have the job as the Project Manager. I have noticed the hard work of so many people at Utica College and honored to work here.

Jack Reader

Executive Director Facilities
 

It is a pleasure to be working in this great community! Utica College is an institution that is on the move. Over the past three months I have been meeting with students, faculty and staff to get a better understanding of the UC experience. While the admissions office is responsible for recruitment, the job doesn't end there. As they say, it takes a village! Or in our case, it takes the UC community. The community has been receptive to the changes that have been suggested and area eager to participate in the recruitment and retention of students. There is a strong desire to make students excel, for students to be successful and to take students and create experiences for them that are extraordinary! That's the type of place where I want to be - that's Utica College! 

This community is ready to embrace change, willing to explore and often takes risks to see what is on the other side. All of this makes Utica College a great place to work. For our students, this atmosphere makes Utica College a great place to grow, live and learn.

 I am thrilled to be here and look forward to being part of Utica's continued success. 

Jeffery Gates
Vice President for Enrollment Management