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Admissions Team

Christopher Coons

Christopher Coons 
Vice President of Enrollment Management

Email: ccoons@elmira.edu 
Telephone: (607) 735-1806
Hometown: Binghamton, New York 

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: West Virginia Wesleyan College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Graduate college / degree: Drexel University, Master of Science in Higher Education

Territorial responsibilites: All territories 

Favorite things about Elmira College: Our students and the campus community! Elmira College students are intelligent, active, engaged, and respectful. Additionally, our faculty and administration are top notch and work collaboratively to invest in our students' successes. There's no doubt about it - Elmira College is a special place! 

Leslie Daloia

Leslie Daloia
Senior Associate Director of Admissions

Email: ldaloia@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1739 – office / (607) 738-0973  cell
Hometown: Painted Post, New York

Educational Background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Wells College, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education
Graduate college / degrees: Elmira College, Master of Science in General Education and Corporate and Community Education

Territorial responsibilites: New York Counties: Steuben, Alleghany, Cattaraugus, and Chautauqua 

Favorite thing about Elmira College: Our Gold Key Society! These student tour guides are such a dedicated group of students who love sharing their college experience with families who visit campus. 

Patrick Gillette

Patrick Gillette
Associate Director of Enrollment Operations

Email: pgillette@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1736 – office / (607) 857-7784 – cell
Hometown: Waverly, New York

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Mansfield University, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Music minor 
Graduate college / degree: Elmira College, purusing a Master of Science in Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Management

Office responsibilites: Manage all processing and operations 

Nolan Oxley ’13

Nolan Oxley ’13
Senior Admissions Counselor

Email: noxley@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 – office / (607) 426-7732 – cell
Hometown: Endicott, New York

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Elmira College, Bachelor of Science in Speech & Hearing, Theatre minor 
Graduate college / degree: Elmira College, Master of Science in Corporate and Community Education

Territorial responsibilites: Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, regions of New York State; Central and Western Pennsylvania

Favorite things about Elmira College: Besides working with students from my travel area, I am the Key Award Scholarship Coordinator. The Key Award is a prestigious scholarship, sponsored by the Elmira College Alumni Association, which is awarded to high school juniors who represent the top 10% of their class and have a 3.5 GPA or above. I also co-advise the Gold Key Society, which hands down was one of my favorites clubs as a student. 

 

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Ryan Schreiber
Admissions Counselor & International Student Admissions Coordinator 

Email: rschreiber@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 – office / (607) 483-0210 – cell
Hometown: Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Westminster College, Bachelor of Arts in History, Political Science minor 

Territorial responsibilities: Connecticut, Eastern New York including the Hudson Valley, Long Island, and NYC-five boroughs. Also coordinates the enrollment process for all international students. 

Favorite things about Elmira College: I am very much a history person and enjoy the cultural enrichment that Elmira has to offer. From the many traditions associated with Elmira College to Mark Twain’s study on the campus, all give a very unique quality to the EC experience. 

Kate Moran

Kate Moran
Regional Director of Admissions, Mid-Atlantic

Email: kmoran@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 – office / (607) 425-1924 – cell
Hometown: Havertown, Pennsylvania

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Hendrix College, Bachelor of Arts in Social Development

Territorial responsibilites: Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Florida

Favorite things about Elmira College: Our beautiful campus! What better way to spend four years of your life than living and learning in a community of peers in such an idyllic place?

Aaron Connolly
Regional Director for New England Admissions 

Email: aconnolly@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 857-8266 
Hometown: Portland, Maine 

Educational background: 
Undergraduate college/degree: Assumption College ’93, Bachelor of Arts in English, Studio Art minor 

Territorial responsibilities: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island 

Favorite things about Elmira College: I love that students have Term III to travel domestically or abroad, conduct internships and/or research or stay on campus and take a class. This gives EC students a huge advantage when it is time to compile their resumes and head to grad school or a career.

Bruce Barner 
Mid-Atlantic Admissions Recruitment Specialist 

Email: bbarner@elmira.edu 
Telephone: (215) 435-1716
Hometown: Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Educational background:
Undergraduate college/degree: Lynchburg College, Bachelor of Arts and Teacher Certification
Graduate college/degree: Villanova University, Master of Science in Counseling and Human Relations

Territorial responsibilities: Delaware Valley Region and Greater Philadelphia Suburbs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware

Favorite things about Elmira College: The spirit of Mark Twain, the great American author and social advocate still guides us to deeper understanding of ourselves and each other. I also love the campus that truly is picture postcard perfect! This really is a student centered educational institution!

The students, the alumni, the professors and educational instructors, the athletic coaches, and the student support professionals give me an uplifting feeling being part of this gem of higher education.

Melissa Marks

Melissa Marks
Coordinator of Enrollment Management Events

Email: mmarks@elmira.edu 
Telephone: (607) 735-1796
Hometown: Elmira, N.Y. 

Office responsibilies: Coordinate events for the Office of Admissions 

Favorite thing about Elmira College: The size of Elmira College allows us to all get to know each other and to work together; I especially enjoy working with students. 

Suzanne Waters

Suzanne Waters 
Enrollment Operations Coordinator 

Email: swaters@elmira.edu
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 
Hometown: Elmira, New York 

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Eckerd College, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 

Territorial responsibilities: All terrorities

Favorite things about Elmira College: All of the traditions at Elmira, as well as the school colors of purple and gold. 

Jessie Smith

Jessie Smith  
Office Manager 

Email: jsmith@elmira.edu 
Telephone: (607) 735-1724 
Hometown: Hornell, New York 

Educational background:
Undergraduate college / degree: Mansfield University, Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

Office responsibilities: Based in the Admissions Office and is focused on organizing the office layout and maintaining supplies of stationery and equipment; Providing general support to visitors; Organizing office operations and procedures

Favorite things about Elmira College: Seeing all the new faces of students walk in to the Admissions Office. 

Elmira College Office of Admissions
One Park Place
Elmira, New York 14901
Phone: 800-935-6472
FAX: 607-735-1718