Kate Palmer

Assistant Director of Admissions

Phone: 607-431-4264
E-mail: palmerk@hartwick.edu


Recruitment Areas: Within New York State, I travel to and read applications from the St. Lawrence River Valley region and west of the Adirondacks including Saranac, Watertown, and Oswego. Additionally, I read applications from New Jersey, and travel to the northern portions of the state. I also read applications from the Adirondacks region, and tri-city/capital district.

Other Office Responsibilities: I assist with planning the Admissions events.

Originally from: Rochester (Spencerport), New York

While in College... I attended St. John Fisher College for my undergraduate degree. I majored in Management, with a concentration in Marketing, and a minor in International Studies. During the summer before my senior year, I studied abroad to both Italy and England. I played varsity tennis for all four years, and was the captain my senior year. I was also involved in Marketing Club and Student Athlete Mentors (SAMs), and held part- time jobs as a Counselor Assistant in the Graduate Admissions Office and Tour Guide for Freshman Admissions, and as an assistant for Academic Affairs. During my time with Admissions, I learned that a career in Higher Education would be very rewarding.

Favorite Movie(s): Eat, Pray, Love, and any romantic comedy

Favorite Book(s): Anything by Nicholas Sparks

Favorite Quote: "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"

Hobbies: When I'm not busy with graduate school work, I love to travel-- anywhere! I also enjoy hiking, working out, reading, and baking.

Why Work at Hartwick? It has always been important to me that the principles and goals of an organization where I work align with my own. I can truly say this is the case with Hartwick. Not only do I believe in the importance of experiential learning, especially through study abroad, but I also believe in the importance of community. Hartwick truly supports and develops the whole student- not only academically, but personally as well. It is somewhere I can truly feel proud of representing. I have enjoyed meeting so many prospective students who I know will soar at Hartwick.

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