Geneen Nelson

Assistant Director of Admissions

Phone: 607-431-4324
E-mail: nelsong@hartwick.edu

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Recruitment Areas: I am mainly responsible for the Hudson Valley region including Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, and Putnam counties, and Long Island.

Office Responsibilities: I travel to and read applications from my recruitment territories, attend college fairs and consortia, interview prospective students, answer questions about Hartwick College, and more.

Originally from: I am originally from Central Islip, Long Island, NY.

College: I attended SUNY Stony Brook, where I majored in psychology and minored in women's studies. I sang in the gospel choir, worked for Aramark on campus and in the campus child care center. I was also a note-taker for students with disabilities through the Office of Disabilities Support Services.

Favorite Movie(s): This Is the End, Anything with Will Ferrell, City of God, Mean Girls, and any 80s movie

Favorite Book(s): Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.

Favorite Quote: "It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot

Hobbies: I spend most of my free time with my family and friends and have been a part of this local community for many years. I love cooking foods from around the world, hiking up to Table Rock on the Hartwick campus, and attending events with my children.

Why Work at Hartwick? For many years I worked at a local non-profit agency and the best part of my responsibilities was mentoring student interns from both Hartwick and SUNY Oneonta. I knew I wanted to work at Hartwick because I really believe in the value of experiential learning. Hartwick offers undergraduate students opportunities to be part of things and a freedom to be creative that is usually only found at the graduate level. Hartwick has an amazing feeling of community that can be felt the minute you set foot on campus. Students who graduate from Hartwick don't just learn about their field of study; they learn who they really are and they make a difference in the world.