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Mary Chandler - Senior Director of Admission
Mary Chandler

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

Territories Covered: Onondaga County NY schools of Fayetteville Manlius HS, Jamesville-Dewitt HS; Home-schooled students; International students; Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Hawaii


Colette Montgomery
montgocc@lemoyne.edu
Hometown: Harlem, NY

What do you like about Le Moyne? As an alum of Le Moyne, I love the community that exists here. Not a day goes by where I do not run into faculty, staff, and/or students that I have created meaningful, positive relationships with! 

Favorite hobbies:
Traveling, listening to music, learning to play the violin, moderating the Le Moyne Dolphin Steppers.

Involvement in college:
During my time at Le Moyne I was involved in the programming board (LSPB), was a RA, worked in the Dolphin Den and C-Store, worked in various departments on campus (Campus Life and Leadership, Career Advising and Development), and was on the step team.

Favorite thing about Syracuse: Coming from NYC, I love that Syracuse gives me the opportunity to have the best of both worlds. I can have peace and quiet if I need to wind down or if I am craving commotion and noise I can find that too!

Education: Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY (B.A., Criminology), Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (MsEd., Higher Education), Frederick Douglass Academy, Harlem, NY (high school)

Territories Covered: Onondaga County NY schools of Syracuse City schools, Onondaga Community College Liberty Partnership Program, Faith Heritage School, SUNY Education Opportunity Center, Elmcrest Children's Center, Living Word Academy, Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School, William R Beard School, Ihsan School of Excellence, Hillside Work Scholarship Connection: Syracuse; Capital Region of NY (NY counties of Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Albany, Rensselaer, Greene, Columbia, Dutchess and Putnam)

Nicole Richardson
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

Territories covered: Onondaga County NY schools of Liverpool HS, Cicero-North Syracuse HS, Baldwinsville Christian Academy, Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of God Academy, Temple Baptist Academy; North Country (NY State counties of St. Lawrence, Jefferson, Oswego, Lewis, Oneida, Herkimer, Hamilton, Fulton, Montgomery, Clinton, Essex, Franklin)

Derek Demperio
demperdd@lemoyne.edu
Hometown: Liverpool, NY

What do you like most about Le Moyne? Cura personalis is a Latin term used in Jesuit spirituality that means "care for the entire person". You see examples of this everyday on our campus through our President (Dr. Linda LeMura), the Jesuit community, members of the faculty/staff, our student body, alumni and other departments of the College that go above and beyond on a daily basis for the betterment of the campus community as a whole.

Favorite hobbies: Spending time with the family is something that is very important to me and this typically involves gathering around a large meal. I also enjoy visiting new and different restaurants in the area along with the occasional bakery (or two). I am in the process of improving my cooking skills as I learn from the best cook around - my mother! I am definitely more of a homebody and being with my three-year old golden retriever (Frankie), reading a book, binge watching another show (likely The Office ... again) or watching various sporting events (Go Yankees!) with family and friends.

Involvement in college: Outside of my responsibilities in the classroom, I was able to get involved in several different activities taking place on campus and throughout the community. I was a member of Student Government as one of the class officers, intercollegiate athletics (along with several intramural sports) and was a member of a Service Scholarship program that provided a variety of opportunities to participate in community service projects. All of these experiences greatly contributed to the foundation of my college experience along with the development of great relationships with my classmates and professors.

Favorite thing about Syracuse:
Syracuse is a smaller city, but one that stills offers many of the amenities that a larger city can offer. It has great restaurants, several festivals (Taste of Syracuse, Festa Italiana, etc.) throughout the year, great golf courses, mountains for skiing, shopping centers and so much more. Most importantly - it's home! I was born and raised in the area with the vast majority of my family located in and around the Syracuse area. A home cooked meal is always right around the corner!

Education: Le Moyne College - M.S. Education; St. John Fisher College - B.S. in Management/Finance; Liverpool High School

Territories Covered: Onondaga Country NY schools of West Genesee, Westhill, Bishop Ludden, Baldwinsville, Marcellus, Skaneateles, Solvay, Jordan Elbridge

Haley Meldrim
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. 
Territories covered: Onondaga County NY schools of Tully, Fabius-Pompey, Onondaga Junior- Senior HS, Manlius-Pebble Hill School, Lafayette Junior-Senior HS, Bishop Grimes HS, Christian Brothers Academy; Southern Tier (NY State counties of Steuben, Schyler, Chemung, Tompkins, Tioga, Cortland, Broome, Chenango, Otsego, Delaware, Sullivan Ulster and Orange); Northern Pennsylvania

crosshl@lemoyne.edu

Hometown: Sweet Valley, Pa. 

What do you like most about Le Moyne? I find a lot of comfort in the small community up on The Heights. I think Le Moyne students have the best of both words with the proximity to downtown amenities and the copious green (or white!) space on Le Moyne’s campus. I love seeing students enjoying the quad during all four seasons, appreciating each other’s company, and building relationships that are the foundation of this special community.

Favorite hobbies: Creative at heart, I’m drawn to anything that allows me to think with design. I grew up painting (mostly oils) and have found a love for practical crafts whether that’s building home décor, painting sings, or knitting a throw blanket! Cooking is also something I look forward to every day. I love looking around my pantry and fridge to figure out what I could combine for an awesome meal. In other words- Pinterest is my favorite thing ever.

Involvement in college? I was an active class representative in our Student Government Association, a sister of Kappa Delta Sorority (social), and a member of a few academic honor societies. During my junior year, I traveled abroad and spent about 5 months attending the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Most importantly, I worked as a Student Ambassador/Tour Guide in our Admission Office! It was the most rewarding campus job!

Favorite thing about Syracuse? Coming from rural Pennsylvania, it’s new for me to be this close to so many stores and restaurants; I’ve definitely enjoyed the convenience! Syracuse is also central to a lot of New York State Parks. Whether you like to run, fish, ski, or hike to some waterfalls, you’re never too far away from a new adventure.

Education: Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania (B.S. in Neuroscience, minors in Religious Studies and Psychology); Lake-Lehman Jr/Sr High School

Territories Covered: Onondaga County NY school of East Syracuse-Minoa HS; Chenango County NY school of Chittenango Senior HS; NY county of Madison

yeboahka@lemoyne.edu

Hometown: Peekskill, NY.

What do you like most about Le Moyne? The people. From the time I first set foot on Le Moyne’s campus in 2012, I paid special attention to, and loved, the feeling of community at the college. I have made great relationships here. The community of Le Moyne is mission driven, in words and action. 

Favorite hobbies: I enjoy photography, writing, and good cinema.

Involvement in college? As a student at Le Moyne I wanted to get the most out of my experience by serving in different capacities and creating community with others around me. I was involved with campus groups and organizations such as B.O.N.D., P.O.W.E.R., Campus Ministry retreats, and Student Government. I also served as a Resident Advisor for both Dablon and Harrison Hall.

Favorite thing about Syracuse: What I enjoy most about Syracuse is that there is something here for everyone. Be it enjoying the great restaurants throughout the city, catching live Jazz at the Marriott, or cycling at Onondaga Lake Park, there is a lot to explore. I've always enjoyed the beauty of the Fall season and the exciting events that the season brings. The city is highly accessible, with the International Airport, Greyhound and Amtrak terminal being only minutes away from campus. The city has its own charm, and there's always something for the seeker.

Education: Le Moyne College, 2016 B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in Philosophy ; Peekskill High School, 2012.

Territories Covered: Rochester (NY counties of Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Yates)

szczeram@lemoyne.edu

Hometown: Sherrill, NY.

What do you like most about Le Moyne? I sure do love the beauty that is displayed all over this campus, but for me, it's the sense of belonging. From professors to students, the community that resides here at Le Moyne are some of the most welcoming and caring people I have ever met. Le Moyne is certainly a home away from home.

Favorite hobbies:Spending time outside is my favorite hobby. Whether that's in my pool, reading a book in my hammock, walking my dog, or downhill skiing - you will rarely catch me inside. I am always up for any outdoor adventure!

Involvement in college? I enjoyed working for the Accounts Payable department as an Accounts Payable Assistant during my years at Le Moyne; and was involved with LCTV as well as the Sports Marketing Club. Le Moyne offers so many fun on-campus events and activities that I always enjoyed participating in. My favorite being Tuesday Night Trivia in The Pub!

Favorite thing about Syracuse: Syracuse is a fun mid-sized city that has so much to offer all four seasons, I promise you will never find yourself bored! Some of my favorite times of the year in Syracuse include: The Great New York State Fair, Lights on the Lake at Onondaga Lake Park during the Christmas Season, the Lafayette Apple Festival, Taste of Syracuse, and the Jamesville Balloon Fest. Be sure to check some of these out during your time at Le Moyne!

Education: Le Moyne College, B.A. in Communication with a Minor in English, 2017; Vernon-Verona- Sherrill High School, 2013.

Territories Covered: Buffalo (NY counties of Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Alleghany, Wyoming, Genesee, Orleans); Ohio, Indiana and Michigan

Kate Diamond
kiddjk@lemoyne.edu
Hometown: Liverpool, N.Y.

What do you like most about Le Moyne? As an alumnus of Le Moyne, I love the endless opportunities that exist on this campus and the small community feel. Every day I run into faculty or staff that I have known since stepping foot on campus my first year! Le Moyne has also given me many friendships that I hold close to my heart, my forever ‘Phins. I will always be grateful for my time as a student at Le Moyne and I am happy to be back working with Admissions!

Favorite hobbies:I love to bike and play tennis. Also love trying new restaurants in Syracuse, and hanging out with friends!

Involvement in college? Le Moyne Student Programming Board (Executive Board), Career Student Advisor (Career Advising), Manresa Program, Resident Advisor, Admissions Student Ambassador, DIVE Day Coordinator, Student Alumni Leadership Training (SALT) Chair, and more!

Favorite thing about Syracuse?What I love about Syracuse are the constant new restaurants and attractions! For being a smaller city, there is a lot to offer. There is always something to do in Syracuse from hiking, apple picking, skiing, and lots of sports events. A new adventure always awaits!

Education: Le Moyne College, 2020, B.A History & Concentration in Adolescent Education/Special Education; Liverpool High School, 2016

Territories covered: NY counties of Cayuga and Seneca
Kate Diamond
kchurnetski@lemoyne.edu

Current location: Ashland, Mass.

Hometown: Yorktown Heights, N.Y.

What do you like most about Le Moyne? During my first campus visit, I noticed that everyone smiled and greeted one another. This genuine happiness continued throughout my time at Le Moyne, and is due to the true sense of connection, friendship and importance among the students, faculty and staff.

Favorite hobbies:I have been actively involved in several organizations in my town and like giving back to my community. I also enjoy various seasonal activities (kayaking, going to the beach, playing tennis, skiing, ice skating), as well as reading and spending lots of time with my children. When not driving them around town to various activities, my family can be found in the backyard with our five chickens!

Involvement in college? My primary extracurricular activity was playing on the lacrosse team. When I joined, it was the beginning of the intercollegiate program and I’ve really enjoyed watching the program’s tremendous growth and success! I truly believe that getting involved in college life (in any activity you are passionate about) is the best way to enhance your college experience.

Favorite thing about Syracuse?Syracuse is a great college town – it is big enough to offer anything you need (an airport, shopping, dining, businesses, etc.) but small enough that people are friendly, it is affordable (which is helpful for students!) and easily accessible.

Education: Le Moyne College B.S. Industrial Relations & Human Resources Management, Lakeland High School, Shrub Oak, N.Y.

Territories covered: Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island
Mary Walsh
(646) 618-3785
walshmd@lemoyne.edu

Hometown: Hampton Bays, NY

Hometown: Metro New York (Westchester County)

What do you like most about Le Moyne? My favorite thing about Le Moyne would have to be the people. The prospective students and current Le Moyne students I have met through my role in Admissions are amazing! It is beyond rewarding to witness how these young people embrace and exhibit our Jesuit values of “being men and women for and with others.” I appreciate that the Dolphin family continues to grow long after you receive your diploma!

Favorite thing to do in Syracuse: Since I am based in the NYC area, I really love coming to Syracuse and catching up with my Le Moyne friends and three of my own children/college students who are all at Le Moyne for graduate and undergraduate studies. My list of favorite things to do is getting longer thanks to all of the great restaurants, activities and great places to visit in upstate New York.

Involvement in college: Club lacrosse, a contributor to The Dolphin newspaper, and a countless number of on-campus events.

Education: Le Moyne College, B.A.; Loyola University Chicago, M.B.A.; Mercy High School, Riverhead, NY

Territories Covered: New York City, NY counties of Westchester and Rockland, Connecticut

Email: neitzsp@lemoyne.edu

Current Location: Gettysburg, PA

Hometown: Clarence, NY

What do you like about Le Moyne: Le Moyne has been an important part of my life for several decades and the college core values continues to be enhanced by an unsurpassed educational community of students, faculty, staff and alumni. And because of this community, it’s the perfect place to grow as a person and discover your passions.

Favorite hobbies: I spend most of my hobby time with family activities, being a sports fanatic, and enjoying travel, golf, hiking and biking. All this activity gets one hungry and I enjoy the terrific food and cultural experiences in Syracuse throughout the year!

Involvement in college: Attending a college that supported both my academic interests, as well as my other passions, was important to me and encouraged by my parents. Campus media, internships, career initiating jobs, varsity athletics, and community service all shaped my college experience. Mentors who were faculty, other students, coaches and college staff encouraged my interests and motivated me to broaden my experiences.

Favorite thing about Syracuse: Syracuse has many different personalities including a major metropolitan city for internships and culture; a college town for the excitement and vibrancy of Le Moyne alumni and student involvement; ethnically diverse for food and expanded experiences; as well as sporting activities like hiking, biking, major spectator sports, and skiing. And Le Moyne students have access to it all! One of the most important stops when getting to know Le Moyne is a making a stop on “Tipp Hill” at Coleman’s Irish Pub on the west side of Syracuse.

Education: Marietta College, Marietta, OH, BA; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, MS.

Territories Covered: Southern Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Washington D.C., Southern New Jersey, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas
Email: lovellqn@lemoyne.edu

Hometown: Mount Vernon, NY

What do you like about Le Moyne: As a graduate of Le Moyne, I would have to say the people that make up the campus are one of a kind. From the students to the faculty and staff, there's a warm sense of community here. The size creates this opportunity to truly connect with everyone across campus that you will build lifelong relationships with.

Favorite hobbies: Playing sports and staying active, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Involvement in college: Throughout my 4 years at Le Moyne, I was heavily involved in sports on campus. As a student athlete, a majority of my time was spent practicing and competing with the Le Moyne Men's Basketball Team. I also participated in some intramural sports such as volleyball, basketball, and indoor soccer as well. Aside from sports, I was a member of the CSTEP program and spent time during the summers as a student worker around campus.

Favorite thing about Syracuse: If I had to choose, I would have to say the accessibility to nearly anything just 10-20 minutes away. Whether you want to shop at the Destiny USA mall, have some good dining options across town, or enjoy a variety of activities that the city center has to offer -- are in close proximity to one another.

Education: Le Moyne College B.A. in Psychology

Territories Covered:New York City, Long Island NY, Northern New Jersey