TOUR GUIDES
 

Meet our tour guides

Come visit! We encourage you to tour SUNY Oneonta any time. We offer informal group sessions for prospective applicants and their families, led by an admissions tour guide. If you have questions about academic programs, undergraduate life, the application process, or financial aid, you might want to make time for an information session with one of our Admission Counselors. Information sessions for prospective applicants start at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and last approximately 60-75 minutes.


Melissa Ferrin


Megan Joseph


Patrick Elliott


Rosbely Mata Grullon


Sandra Williams


Simon Wu


Taheera McClaire


Vanessa Pepe

Allison Murphy


Kevin Mydosh


Bridget Greene


Meagan Rokosa


Lauren Kalantgis

Jonathan Brown


Andrea Meshefsky


Brian Marello

Cheryl Tucker

Kaitlin Alessi

Lisa Hornick


Gabriella Abrams


Jaidin Tonneson


Angela Santoro


Sierra Ulrich

Marissa Tambasco


Stephanie Niknam

Tim Banas

Kelsey Feit

Shelby Cleaveland

Kyra Hereth

Anne Swift

Julia Simpson

Lauren Kelly

Liana Walter

Karlyssa Dejesus

Siobhan Kennedy

Elise North-Kirkman

MJ Tompkins

Jennifer LoPresti

 

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Melissa Ferrin

Hometown: Coram, NY
High School: Longwood High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): Psychology
My advice for high school seniors is to get involved! It helps you make friends and enhances your college experience.

Megan Joseph

Hometown: East Rochester, NY
High School: East Rochester High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2019
Major(s): Early Childhood/Childhood Education
I chose Oneonta because coming from a small school I wanted a place that still felt like home. With the smiling faces and welcoming people all around, I knew that I would be successful.

Patrick Elliott

Hometown: Hudson, NY
High School: Hudson High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): Music Industry

Sandra Williams

Hometown: New York, NY
High School: Notre Dame School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2019
Major(s): Communication Studies
I chose SUNY Oneonta because I felt a sense of diversity when I stepped on campus, and I liked how the class sizes were intimate, which helped build a relationship with the professors.

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Rosbely Mata Grullon

Hometown: Bronx, NY
High School: City College Academy of the Arts
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): International Studies
Oneonta is unique because it embraces its multicultural students through its Greek life, the Center for Multicultural Experiences, and its multicultural shows.

Taheera McClaire

Hometown: Queens, NY
High School: James Madison High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): Fashion and Textiles

Karlyssa Dejesus

Hometown: Bronx, NY
High School: South Bronx Preparatory School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): Communication Studies

Kevin Mydosh

Hometown: Rochester, NY
High School: Victor Senior High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Fall 2017
Major(s): Business Economics
SUNY Oneonta has given me the opportunity to learn more about my major and get me really excited for my future. It also has introduced me to a lot of great new friends.

Julia Simpson

Hometown: Sayville, NY
High School: Sayville High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): Child and Family Studies

Meagan Rokosa

Hometown: Stony Point, NY
High School: North Rockland High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major: Biology

Lauren Kalantgis

Hometown: Port Jervis, NY
High School: Port Jervis High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): Early Childhood/Childhood Education with a concentration in English

Andrea Meshefsky

Hometown: Plattsburgh, NY
High School: Chazy Central Rural School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s):  Statistics

Esther Hering

Hometown: East Meadow, NY
High School: East Meadow High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2016
Major(s): Sociology and Political Science
The best thing about Oneonta is there is always something going on so it's impossible to be bored.

Cheryl Tucker

Hometown: Ilion NY
High School: Ilion Jr.-Sr. High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): Early Childhood/Childhood Education

Gustavo Villalba-Cunha

Hometown: Brazil
High School: Evangel Christian School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice
The best thing about Oneonta is snow.

Maria Fuentes

Hometown: Bronx, NY
High School: Fordham Leadership Academy for Leadership and Technology (Roosevelt)
Graduation Semester and Year: May/2017
Major(s): Professional Accounting
My advice for high school seniors is to be prepared to have fun, and build on skills that you never even knew existed.

Jaidin Tonneson

Hometown: Fort Montgomery, NY
High School: James I. O'Neill High School 
Graduation Semester and Year: Fall 2018
Major(s): Adolescence Education: Mathematics
My advice for high school seniors is to choose a college that makes you happy and comfortable because that is the best decision you can make for your college future.

Lauren Kelly

Hometown: Cicero, NY
High School: Cicero-North Syracuse High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): Adolescence Education: Social Studies

Sierra Ulrich

Hometown: Sherburne, NY
High School: Sherburne-Earlville Central School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2018
Major(s): Biology
My favorite thing about academics at Oneonta is that all of my classes have been small, so there has been the opportunity to get to know all of my professors.

Stephanie Niknam

Hometown: Middletown, NY
High School: Minisink Valley High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2018
Major(s): Childhood Education
I chose SUNY Oneonta because I liked the class sizes, beautiful campus, and that Oneonta is not to far a distance from my hometown.

Brian Marello

Hometown: Mahopac, NY
High School: Lakeland High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2016
Major(s): Adolescent Education and History
Oneonta has helped me to set and achieve goals

Vanessa Pepe

Hometown: Farmingdale, NY
High School: Farmingdale High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2018
Major(s): Early Childhood/Childhood Education with a Mathematics Concentration
My advice for high school seniors is to keep your room door open (while you are there of course!) The freshman residence halls are the places you will meet some of your best friends for the next four years. Don't close that opportunity!

Rebecca Sedlacek

Hometown: Highland, NY
High School: Highland High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Fall 2014
Major(s): Geology
My advice for high school seniors is to listen to what your heart is telling you not what everyone wants you to be. College is your home away from home; this is your experience and enjoy it.

Lindsey Kendrick

Hometown: Massapequa, NY
High school: Massapequa High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2016
Major(s): Fashion Design, Dance Minor
My advice for high school seniors would be to come into college with an open mind. Going away to school opens up multiple doors of opportunities for you, but only if you allow it to. Make new friends and cherish your memories. Take advantage of every moment you are in school because in the blink of an eye, it will be over!

Jordana Alhante

Hometown: Plainview, NY
High School: Plainview- Old Bethpage JFK High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2015
Major(s): Business Economics
My advice for high school seniors is don’t be afraid to reach out and ask questions.

Liana Walter

Hometown: Queens, NY
High School: Francis Lewis High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2019
Major(s): Communication Studies
I chose SUNY Oneonta because I loved the sense of community and family I felt immediately upon entering campus.

Dan Vargas

Hometown: New Rochelle, NY
High School: Yorktown High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Fall 2014
Major(s): Communications & Computer Art
My advice for high school seniors is to stay focused

Sutina Sukarat

Hometown: Endicott, NY
High School: Union Endicott High School
Graduation Semester and Year: May 2015
Major(s): Biology Pre-med
Oneonta has helped me step out of my comfort zone and become a student leader on campus. I used to be one of quietest and shyest person you could know, but now I have become so involved around campus and gained a lot of confidence in myself and my abilities.

Shelby Cleaveland

Hometown: Oneonta, NY
High School: Oneonta High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Fall 2016
Major(s): Childhood Education with a concentration in Social Studies
Oneonta is a small city that is built strongly upon volunteerism and community.

Jennifer LoPresti

Hometown: Elmont, NY
High School: Sewanhaka High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2018
Major(s): Music Industry and Mathematics
SUNY Oneonta has given me the opportunity to openly express myself and help me figure out who I am and the possibilities for my future.

Kyra Hereth

Hometown: Sherrill, NY
High School: Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): Biology

Anne Swift

Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY
High School: Saratoga Springs High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Fall 2018
Major(s): Biochemistry
My favorite thing about academics here is the dedication of the professors to their students. The professors really want their students to succeed, which makes learning more enjoyable and fun.

Kelsey Feit

Hometown: Carle Place, NY
High School: Carle Place High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2018
Major(s): Childhood Education
Oneonta is unique because the people are all incredible and it makes me feel like I'm home

Tim Banas

Hometown: Delmar, NY
High School: Bethlehem Central High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2018
Major(s): Biology
Oneonta is unique because you get the feeling of a small school, but can still walk to class and see someone new.

Lisa Hornick

Hometown: Fishkill, NY
High School: Beacon High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): Mass Communication and Theatre

Marissa Tambasco

Hometown: Amsterdam, NY
High School: Broadalbin-Perth High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2019
Major(s): Mass Communication and Theatre
Oneonta is unique because of the variety of opportunities for students here. There are clubs, activities, and a place for everyone to make friends and get involved.

Allison Murphy

Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY
High School: Saratoga Springs High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Fall 2016
Major(s): Gerontology Studies

Kaitlin Alessi

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
High School: West Seneca Senior High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Fall 2017
Major(s): Childhood Education with a concentration in Biology
Outside of class, I love to play violin. I am involved in SUNY Oneonta's Chamber Orchestra, string quartet, and the Catskill Symphony Orchestra. I love playing violin and making music with other students here!

Jonathan Brown

Hometown: Coram, NY
High School: Longwood Senior High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): Mass Communication

Katelyn Getty

Hometown: Wantagh, NY
High School: Wantagh High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2015
Major(s): Dietetics
The best thing about Oneonta is the people you meet. Before attending college I was intimidated and thought I was not going to make any friends. When I got here, everyone was so nice and it was extremely easy to make friends.

Bridget Greene

Hometown: Lynbrook, NY
High School: Lynbrook Senior High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): Communication Studies
SUNY Oneonta has given me the opportunity to experience new things through my classes, professors, and friendships.

Angela Santoro

Hometown: Suffern, NY
High School: Suffern High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2019
Major(s): Early Childhood/Childhood Education Concentration: English
SUNY Oneonta has given me the opportunity to become friends with people from all over New York and join organizations I have found a home in.

Gabriella Abrams

Hometown: Smithtown, NY
High School: Smithtown High School West
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2018
Major(s): Adolescence Education and History
Oneonta is unique because this community and school allow students to explore their different interests. This allows students to find themselves which is an important part of college.

Simon Wu

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
High School: Edward R. Murrow High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): Mass Communication and Communication Studies
Outside of class, I love to embrace the natural beauty of Oneonta and play fun intramural sports.

Siobhan Kennedy

Hometown: Clifton Park, NY
High School: Shenendehowa High School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2017
Major(s): Adolescence Education: Spanish

Elise North-Kirkman

Hometown: Hoosick Falls, NY
High School: Hoosick Falls Central School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2018
Major(s): History
SUNY Oneonta has given me the opportunity to meet a diverse group of people and take interesting classes.

MJ Tompkins

Hometown: Morris, NY
High School: Morris Central School
Graduation Semester and Year: Spring 2016
Major(s): Dietetics
My advice for high school seniors is to take as many college credit classes as you can in high school.