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Our admission's team can answer just about any question you may have about Le Moyne and the college selection process. You may have met them in your high school, a college fair or at an event in your area. Don't hesitate to call or email them -- they're a great resource to help you through this exciting time.
Mary Chandler - Senior Director of Admission

chandlmm@lemoyne.edu
Hometown: Manlius, N.Y.

What do you like most about Le Moyne? I love watching students’ transformation over their four years at Le Moyne and being part of community that truly cares about our students and each other.

Favorite hobbies:
 I love getting lost in a great book! I also enjoy swimming/kayaking/jet skiing at our family cottage in the Adirondacks in the summer and cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and sledding in the winter. In the fall and spring, I love walking through our parks.

Involvement in college?
 I was involved in the residence hall association, was a resident assistant, interned at a community newspaper that gave me my own column for a summer, and worked in the dining hall. As an MBA graduate student, I took part in a short-term study abroad in Poland as part of my capstone experience.

Favorite thing about Syracuse:
The change of seasons. The vibrant colors in the leaves in the fall are breathtaking!

Education:
Le Moyne College, 2003 (grad); SUNY Oswego, 1992 (undergrad); Fayetteville-Manlius High School, 1988


asareea@lemoyne.edu
Hometown: Accra, Ghana

What do you like about Le Moyne:
As soon as you set foot on campus, you can feel the true sense of community among the students, faculty and staff.

Favorite hobbies:
Listening to music, reading, watching movies, shopping.

Involvement in college:
I chose to be active on campus to create some balance in my life. Not only was I contributing to campus life in my own way through performances as part of Lawrence International or starting a new student organization on campus at Clarkson, but I was also developing skill sets that have served me in my post academic life. I had great experiences through both my graduate and undergraduate life that I have would missed out on had I not incorporated non-academic activities into my schedule.

Favorite thing about Syracuse:
Destiny USA shopping mall, and Syracuse’s proximity to Canada.

Education:
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, MBA and M.S. in Management Systems (HR concentration); Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisc., B.A. in Economics

thatcgr@lemoyne.edu
Hometown: North Hudson, N.Y.

What do you like most about Le Moyne? The strong sense of community that is evident almost immediately here, and how friendly and helpful everyone is, from faculty and staff to students.

Favorite hobbies:
Tennis, reading, movies/theatre, and cooking

Involvement in college?
Among other things, I was a member of Laurentian Singers (the University chorus) all four years as an undergrad. I was also an assistant trainer in the training room; a disc jockey on the campus radio station; a member and officer of Alpha Phi Omega (a national service fraternity), and I was actively involved in Dorm Council and other governing bodies on campus.

Favorite thing about Syracuse:
It's Hard to narrow it down to just one thing. I love that Syracuse is a medium-sized city, with lots of opportunities, but also that I can jump in my car and be in the middle of the country in 20 minutes or less. I also love that the majority of my "chosen family" lives here, so I'm close to them as well.

Education:
St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y. (B.S. in Biology; M.Ed. and M.S. in General Studies in Education and Counseling and Human Development); Schroon Lake Central School, Schroon Lake, N.Y.


finchnm@lemoyne.edu
Hometown: Pulaski, N.Y.

What do you like most about Le Moyne? From the moment I first stepped on campus as a freshman, I knew that Le Moyne was a special place. Coming from a small school in a rural area, I thought adjusting to a college in the city would be challenging. At Le Moyne, I found that the faculty and staff are dedicated to and truly care about the students, I created lasting friendships with peers and roommates, and the welcoming and warm nature of the Le Moyne community made it feel like home.

Favorite hobbies:
Spending time with family, cooking, reading, kayaking, playing volleyball.

Involvement in college?
I was a member of the psychology club and psi chi (psychology national honor society); both were great opportunities to spend time with my peers and professors in settings beyond the classroom. I was also involved in the B.A.S.I.C. group and intramural volleyball on campus, allowing me to meet and interact with people who shared similar interests and passions. I also had the opportunity of working on campus at the Dolphin Den where I got to know and interact with faculty, staff, and students of the Le Moyne community.

Favorite thing about Syracuse:
I love the centrality of the city of Syracuse. No matter your interests or favorite pastimes, Syracuse has something to offer for everyone to enjoy.

Education:
State University of New York at Oswego, Master of Science Counseling Services, 2011; Le Moyne College, B.A. in Arts Psychology,2007; Pulaski Junior-Senior High School, 2004

seteksl@lemoyne.edu
Phone:
315-445-4300, toll free 800-333-4733

Hometown
: Rochester, N.Y.

Recruitment Territory:
Transfer students.

Why I love Le Moyne
: The student centered atmosphere.

Favorite hobbies:
Golf, baseball (New York Yankees).

Involvement in college:
Baseball team, student newspaper.

Favorite thing about Syracuse:
Green Lakes State Park.

Education:
Syracuse University, M.S. (grad); Monroe Community College, A.S.; Syracuse University, B.A.; Brighton High School

barnessj@lemoyne.edu
Hometown: Hilton, N.Y.

What do you like most about Le Moyne? What you like most about Le Moyne: I love the strong sense of community we have here at Le Moyne, our students and staff are excited to be here. You can see the pride students have in their school, it is something that defines us and positively impacts the overall atmosphere on campus.    

Favorite hobbies:
I enjoy a lot of outdoor activities, I like hiking, kayaking, white water rafting, wake boarding, the works. I am also an avid reader and Yoga addict. 

Involvement in
college? I was involved in Student Government Association for all four years, working my way from class rep to SGA president my senior year. I was a member of the varsity crew team, a campus tour guide and I helped raise money for my school as a Phonathon student manager.   

Favorite thing about Syracuse:
The variety of things that you can do not only in the city but in the surrounding Syracuse area. There's truly something for everybody!

Education:
Cazenovia College (B.S. in Human Services)
meldriha@lemoyne.edu

Hometown: Cortland, N.Y.

What do you like most about Le Moyne? Le Moyne has an incredibly unique sense of community. It is something that I felt immediately upon setting foot on campus as a future 'Phin, even before I became a student here. Full disclosure: Le Moyne was the only college I applied to! I simply knew that Le Moyne was a very distinctive place, and one where I would have a home. We are an incredibly tight-knit campus, and people here truly care about one another. Le Moyne is a relatively small school, which means that the people here - from students, to professors, to staff members - are aware of what is going on around campus, and actually care. You also have the opportunity to get to know absolutely everybody and certainly feel as though you do, but despite that fact, you meet new people all the time! But again, I can't say enough that the LMC community truly cares about each other; Le Moyne has a habit of taking care of their own, which I don't think is easy to find in a college environment, or anywhere, really.

Favorite hobbies: I'm the kind of person that will spend hours upon hours just reading, put my book down, turn my light off, and then turn it back on 20 minutes later and finish the book! Reading and writing are my true passion, which I channeled into my education here at Le Moyne as an English major. I've been an avid equestrian since I was four years old, which my parents believed would be just a phase - not so much, much to their chagrin! I'm a huge runner as well, and love trying new workouts to help keep my mind and body firing at full capacity. I also love spending summer days at my family's lake house, whether I'm working like a dog around the camp, driving the boat or skiing behind it, or sleeping on the dock with my golden retrievers, Banks and Maddux!

Involvement in college? First and probably foremost, I was a member of our Women's soccer team, where I made my best friends. I was also a part of our English club, I played a plethora of intramural sports, and I lived on campus all four of my years as a student here, which allowed me to take advantage of everything Le Moyne has to offer. 

Favorite thing about Syracuse: If I had to pick one (and I know that this is cheating!) it'd have to be the duality of the city! Syracuse is a fantastic small city that is a surprising cultural hub, from Armory Square, to the Landmark Theatre and several other local theaters, to Marshall St. on SU's campus. You hardly need to throw a stone to find a great Mom and Pop restaurant to eat at, a local coffee shop to study at, or a place to entertain yourself that is unique and off the beaten path. Then, just outside the city there are outdoorsy things to do: hiking at Green Lakes, skiing at Greek Peak, Song Mountain, or Labrador Mountain, or running along the canal, among other things. There are just so many gems to be found in Syracuse (including Le Moyne!). 


Education: Le Moyne College, B.A. in English Literature, minors in Spanish and Biology; Cortland Jr-Sr High School. 
wagnerg@lemoyne.edu
Hometown: Born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Ocala, Fla.

What do you like most about Le Moyne? There are two facets of Le Moyne that I like the most and are also the most important reasons why I chose to work for the College. The first is the Jesuits. Before my senior year of high school I didn't know what a Jesuit was, and I had attended Catholic school my whole  life! On the campus tour of my future alma mater I was introduced to my first Jesuit priest with whom I became best friends in college, and ever since I've devoted my life to surrounding myself with positive and influential Jesuit figures and championing for a Jesuit education, and Ignatian spirituality for all. I've wanted nothing more than to work for a Jesuit college after graduating from one, and now that mission has become completely justified.

The second facet of Le Moyne I love and reason for being here is the family environment. I was introduced to Le Moyne by a mentor of mine from my youth who graduated from here in one of the first classes, and the college's superior reputation was reinforced from a former professional peer of mine in higher education who used to work here. Once I started the hiring and interviewing process, I immediately sensed the feeling that I was in the company of people who genuinely cared about me like I was already a part of their family. I compare my hiring process to the admission process of every interested student; you are cared for like you are already part of the team, and there is nothing that Dolphins do better or more meaningfully than make you feel like you are important, wanted, and that you belong.

Favorite hobbies:
Going to the movies, listening to my favorite oldies music on the radio, running, playing with my cat Mittens, spending time with my friends and family, going to the beach, thrift shopping, eating out, going to art/cultural/music festivals, and exploring new cities and towns, especially here in my new home of New York!

Involvement in
college? There are three important outlets of involvement that have shaped me into whom I have become today: the Student Government Association, because of my love of politics; Campus Ministry, because of my degree and my affinity for the Jesuit mission and identity; Admissions Student Ambassadorship, because of my career and my passion for higher education.

Favorite thing about Syracuse:
The snow! Look, I grew up in the south for most of my life, and people asked if I was crazy for moving to arguably one of the snowiest cities on the planet, but I love it and I'm going to live it up and enjoy it fully and whole-heartedly! To all of you prospective students out there who don't think you can handle all of the snow, do not be afraid, trust me, if this guy from the south can handle it, so can you!

Education:
Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala. (B.A. in Theology in 2013).
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