Student Support

Center For Student Success

What We Do

The Center for Student Success serves every student on campus through an individualized Academic Care Team that's ready to assist with Success Coaching and Financial Aid Counseling. To speak with your Financial Aid Counselor or Student Accounts Coordinator, please call 315-792-3179.

Phone
(315) 792-3179
Email
Department Type
Office Location
117 Hubbard Hall
Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Center for Student Success serves every student on campus through an individualized Academic Care Team that's ready to assist with Success Coaching and Financial Aid Counseling.

The Academic Care Team consists of a Faculty Academic Advisor, Success Coach, Career Coach, and Financial Aid Counselor.

The Student Academic Success Program

The Student Academic Support Program (SASP) uses a comprehensive, multi-office initiative to provide a holistic approach to student support. Through a combination of individual mentor meetings and intentionally curated workshops, students in the program will learn academic, career and personal development skills. 

SASP: Student Academic Success Program

To speak with your Financial Aid Counselor or Success Coach, please call their direct line, listed below.

Student Success - How to Succeed in an online course

 

CONTACT YOUR SUCCESS COACH

Major:

 

 


FOR THESE MAJORS:

Accounting
Business Economics / Finance
Business Management
Construction Management
Economics
Journalism
Health Care Management
Public Relations
Public Relations and Journalism
Public Relations and Marketing
Risk Management and Insurance
Sports Management

CONTACT:

Christina Emmanuele


Christina Emmanuele
Success Coach
315-792-3532
Email Christina
Make an Appointment
 

Utica College


Kristiann Wratten
Financial Aid Counselor
315-792-5297
Email Kristiann
Make an Appointment

 

 


FOR THESE MAJORS:

Communication Arts
Communication and Media
Computer Science
English
French
History
International Studies
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Philosophy
Political Science
Sociology and Anthropology
Spanish

CONTACT:

Adrianne Arnone


Adrianne Arnone
Success Coach
315-792-3030
Email Adrianne
Make an Appointment
 

Ryan Dembrow


Ryan Dembrow, B.A.
Coordinator of Financial Aid Operations
315-223-2494
Email Ryan
Make an Appointment

 

 


FOR THESE MAJORS:

Health Studies / Health Sciences
Therapeutic Recreation
Wellness and Adventure Education
 

CONTACT:

Anne Patterson


Anne Patterson
Success Coach
315-792-3160
Email Anne
Make an Appointment
 

Andrea Curley


Andrea Curley
Financial Aid Counselor
315-792-3008
Email Andrea
Make an Appointment
 

Utica College


Christina Kallasy
Financial Aid Counselor
315-792-3179
Email Christina
Make an Appointment
 

 

 


FOR THESE MAJORS:

Nursing
Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy
Psychology - Child Life
 

CONTACT:

Frank Percacciante


Frank Percacciante, MS.Ed
Success Coach
315-223-2498
Email Frank
Make an Appointment
 

Andrea Curley


Andrea Curley
Financial Aid Counselor
315-792-3008
Email Andrea
Make an Appointment
 

Utica College


Christina Kallasy
Financial Aid Counselor
315-792-3179
Email Christina
Make an Appointment
 

 

 


FOR THESE MAJORS:

Criminal Intelligence Analysis
Cybersecurity
Economic Crime Investigation
Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation
 

CONTACT:

Greg Caloia


Greg Caloia
Success Coach
315-223-2311
Make an Appointment

 

Utica College


Kristiann Wratten
Financial Aid Counselor
315-792-5297
Email Kristiann
Make an Appointment

 

 


FOR THESE MAJORS:

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)
 

CONTACT:

Jennifer Urbanke


Jenna Urbanke, MBA
Assistant Director of Student Success Operations
Located in Clark City Center, 4th Floor
Contact Jenna
 

Andrea Curley


Andrea Curley
Financial Aid Counselor
315-792-3008
Email Andrea
Make an Appointment
 

Utica College


Christina Kallasy
Financial Aid Counselor
315-792-3179
Email Christina
Make an Appointment
 

 

 


FOR THESE MAJORS:

Animal Behavior
Biology
Biochemistry
Chemistry
Geoscience
Neuroscience
Nutrition
Nutrition and Dietetics
Physics
Psychobiology
Psychology
Undergraduate Studies
 

CONTACT:

Andrea Casuras


Andrea F. Casuras, Ph.D.
Success Coach
315-792-3849
Email Andrea
Make an Appointment
 

Ryan Dembrow


Ryan Dembrow, B.A.
Coordinator of Financial Aid Operations
315-223-2494
Email Ryan
Make an Appointment

 

 


FOR THESE MAJORS:

Criminal Justice

CONTACT:

Leigh Petryssyn

Leigh Petryssyn
Success Coach
315-792-3123
Contact Leigh
Make an Appointment

Utica College


Kristiann Wratten
Financial Aid Counselor
315-792-5297
Email Kristiann
Make an Appointment

 

 


TRANSFER STUDENTS

CONTACT:

Leigh Petryssyn

Leigh Petryssyn
Success Coach
315-792-3123
Contact Leigh
Make an Appointment

 

 


GENERAL QUESTIONS

CONTACT:

Bethany Samuels


Beth Samuels
Director of Student Success
315-792-3064
Email Beth
Make an Appointment

Karolina Holl


Karolina Holl, M.S., M.B.A.
Director of Financial Aid
315-792-3179
Email Karolina
Make an Appointment
 

Karen Ferrer-Muniz, M.A.


Karen Ferrer-Muniz, M.A.
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
315-792-3750
Email Karen
 

 

More Resources

For more information on the Student Academic Success Program, contact Director of Student Success Bethany Samuels at 315-792-3064 or bjsamuel@utica.edu.

What is the Student Academic Success Program?

The mission of the Student Academic Support Program is to use a comprehensive, multi-office initiative to provide a holistic approach to student support. Through a combination of individual mentor meetings and intentionally curated workshops, students in the program will learn academic, career and personal development skills. These initiatives will provide students with an important foundation that will help and motivate them to utilize available resources to successfully complete their college education. 

Who is in the Student Academic Success Program?

  • Students on Academic Probation or mandated by the Academic Standards Committee.
  • Any Student looking to improve their academic performance

What are the requirements of the Student Academic Success Program?

  • Bi-weekly meetings with an assigned SASP Mentor
  • Attendance at all weekly Zoom Workshops
  • 1 Required Meeting with a Financial Aid Counselor
  • 1 Required Meeting with a Career Coach

 

Spring 2021 Schedule

Zoom Link for All Workshops

SASP Program Schedule 2021 (PDF)

DATEWORKSHOP TITLELOCATIONTIME
02/03/2021Opening SASP WorkshopVirtual / Zoom1:30 PM
02/10/2021Reading Comprehension and How to Learn OnlineVirtual / Zoom1:30 PM
02/17/2021GPA Calculation and Goal SettingVirtual / Zoom1:30 PM
02/24/2021Building Your Toolbox to SuccessVirtual / Zoom1:30 PM
03/03/2021Round Robin of ResourcesVirtual / Zoom1:30 PM
03/10/2021Academic HonestyVirtual / Zoom1:30 PM
03/17/2021Career Exploration & ProfessionalismVirtual / Zoom1:30 PM
03/24/2021Course RegistrationVirtual / Zoom1:30 PM
03/31/2021Financial Literacy 101Virtual / Zoom1:30 PM
04/07/2021What's Next? How to Prepare for the End of the Semester and SummerVirtual / Zoom1:30 PM
04/21/2021End of Semester CelebrationVirtual / Zoom1:30 PM
    
    

 

Mentors

MENTOR NAMETITLEPHONEAPPOINTMENT LINK
Beth SamuelsDirector of Student Success315-792-3064bethsamuels.youcanbook.me/
Karen Ferrer-MunizAssociate Vice President for Enrollment Management315-792-3750 
Judy BornerDirector of Learning Services(315) 792-3032 
Rich RacciopaDirector of Student Athlete Success and Retention(315) 223-2556rraciop@utica.edu
Andrea CasurasSuccess Coach315-792-3849afcasura.youcanbook.me/
Greg CaloiaSuccess Coach315-223-2311gregcaloia.youcanbook.me/
Frank PercaccianteSuccess Coach315-223-2498fpsuccesscoach.youcanbook.me/
Leigh PetryssynSuccess Coach315-792-3123klpetrys.youcanbook.me/
Christina EmmanueleSuccess Coach315-792-3532ceemmanu.youcanbook.me/
Adrianne ArnoneSuccess Coach315-792-3030adriannearnone.youcanbook.me/
Anne PattersonSuccess Coach315-792-3160ampatter.youcanbook.me/
Jessica AmerosaAssistant Director of Learning Services315-792-3032 
John OssowskiDirector of Opportunity Programs315-792-3209 
Kari BeaneAssistant Director of CSTEP315-792-3202 
Tracy BranchCounselor, Opportunity Programs315-792-3209 
Sam AshleyArea Coordinator315-792-3285 
Tory PardeeCareer Coach315-792-3148 
Ashlea SchadDirector of Development315-223-2552 

Utica College's Counseling Center staff is comprised of professionally trained clinicians, licensed by the State of New York, who can assist you with a wide variety of concerns.  It is our belief that the college experience is all about learning and growing, both professionally AND personally. Our work focuses on helping students gain the maximum benefit from their whole experience here at UC.

Learn more by visiting the Counseling Center web site:

Counseling Center

Being Undeclared is Okay

Did you know that up to 50% of students entering college are undecided? You are not alone. Being undeclared is okay. The Center for Student Success and The Center for Career and Professional Development are here to help you! We are dedicated to supporting you through your exploration of major and career options through workshops, personalized coaching, and career direction.

Upcoming Events:

  • February 10, 2021 at 12:30pm - Undeclared Meet & Greet
  • March 31, 2021 at 12:00pm - Undeclared Round Table

*Events will be held via Zoom, a link will be emailed prior to the event date

Staff:

Andrea Casuras

Dr. Andrea Casuras
Success Coach

Adrianne Arnone

Adrianne Arnone
Success Coach

Victoria Pardee

Victoria Pardee
Assistant Director of Career Development

Bethany Samuels

Beth Samuels
Director of Student Success

Helpful Links:

Center for Career and Professional Development

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