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Meet The Team

Denver Stickrod, Ed.D. 

Director of Admissions

Contact Denver Stickrod

Office phone: 315-574-4028

Hobbies:  Anything outdoors – hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc., etc. I love exploring new areas and finding hidden gems. I taught myself to play guitar in high school so music has been a big part of my life. I also enjoy working out and watching sports, especially baseball and football/fantasy football.

Favorite Restaurant in Herkimer: Tokyo Sushi. I recommend the vegetable rolls with an appetizer of edamame and miso soup. 

Why Herkimer College:  Herkimer College is a special place that you can call your home away from home. We truly are a family here and you will get that sense from the moment you speak with our admissions staff all the way till that special day when you walk across the stage for your graduation. We can’t wait to welcome you into the Herkimer family!

Advice for Herkimer College Applicants: We know the college search process can seem overwhelming, and that’s why you will always have one of our admissions assistants as your co-pilot to help navigate you through the process. I encourage you to connect with our admissions team and to schedule a visit to tour our beautiful campus, which is centrally located within New York. Be sure to make the most of your time at college because it’s your story to tell; be bold and challenge yourself. Take time to explore your interests and passions, and remember that the best road traveled isn’t always from Point A to Point B. I have found that there often are many points in between, which are the most meaningful for your personal growth and self-discovery. Again, it’s your story and no one can tell it better than you when it’s complete! 

Clare Burth 

Senior Admissions Assistant

Contact Clare Burth

Office Phone: 315-866-0300 x8304

Cell Phone:  315-360-5412 (texts are welcome!)

Schedule a virtual meeting with Clare today!

Meet me on the road at an event!

Territories:  NY Counties - Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence.

Hobbies:  Cycling, avid reader, volunteering, spending time with family and friends.

Favorite Restaurant in Herkimer: Salvatore’s Pizzeria & Restaurant  

Why Herkimer College:  As a proud graduate of Herkimer College, I’m thrilled to work with prospective students who are considering this great College. Herkimer College offers AAS, AA, AS, certificate degrees and transfer opportunities with four-year SUNY Colleges and other private universities. You can attend Herkimer College and then transfer to complete your Bachelor’s degree, which many of our students do. Herkimer College offers small classes, dedicated faculty and staff, residential housing close to our dining services, strong academic programs, and outstanding athletic teams. I believe that Herkimer has something to offer every student and I’m happy to help you realize why Herkimer College is the right fit!

Advice for Herkimer College Applicants: Ask questions. You can always reach out to our dedicated admissions staff with any questions that you may have. I also encourage you to visit our beautiful campus by attending one of our open houses or by setting up a campus visit to tour the campus and speak with an admissions assistant. I’m excited to connect with you at your high school or college fair. Make sure to reach out to me so we can discuss the admissions process and all that Herkimer has to offer. 

Amber Minosh

Senior Admissions Assistant

Contact Amber Minosh

Office Phone: 315-866-0300 x8305 

Cell Phone:  315-360-2079 (texts are welcome!)

Schedule a virtual meeting with Amber today!

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Territories: NY Counties - Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Saratoga, Warren, Washington. All Out-of-State.   

Hobbies:  My second home is in the kitchen cooking and baking. I enjoy working on my home and spending time with my family and friends. I’m also a certified Pound Pro and teach the drumming based cardio workout at a studio here in town.

Favorite Restaurant in Herkimer:  Greek Gyros or Crazy Otto’s Empire Diner. The food at Greek Gyros is both amazing and authentic, and the diner is a 50’s decor classic (awesome!). 

Why Herkimer College:  Herkimer College truly is a very friendly place where people really care about you as a person. Faculty and staff want you to succeed, and students tell us all the time they wish we were a four year school! With everything a four-year college has to offer, I think Herkimer is a great place to start your education or earn a degree to advance your career. 

Advice for Herkimer College Applicants:  Campus visits are extremely important. Check it all out – the classrooms, the students, majors, student activities, athletics, the faculty and staff.  Don’t stop at just the campus itself either; check out the local area. It’s all about finding a place you feel comfortable and where you can thrive. There are so many options and each college has a different vibe and feel. Shop around, explore your options and make an informed decision. I’m pretty biased, but I do think Herkimer is a great college town and the College itself is a great fit for so many students!

William Zeiter

Admissions Assistant

Contact William Zeiter

Office Phone:  315-866-0300 x8321

Cell Phone:  315-360-5402 (texts are welcome!)

Schedule a virtual meeting with Bill today!

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Territories: NY Counties - Albany, Broome, Chenango, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Greene, Montgomery, Orange, Otsego, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester.  

Hobbies:  I enjoy doing outdoor activities such as running, hiking, kayaking, boating and camping. I also enjoy working around my house and spending time with family and friends. 

Favorite Restaurant in Herkimer:  Dominic’s Deli

Why Herkimer College:  Working at Herkimer College for six years has given me the opportunity to work with a wide array of students from difficult backgrounds and experiences. I am a proud product of obtaining an associate’s degree from a community college and I find Herkimer to be very hands-on and student focused. We consistently hear how our faculty and staff really care for our students with personalized attention and support services. We offer several clubs and organizations and opportunities for students to work on campus. I invite you to come visit our campus and speak to our current students and see why Herkimer is a great place to start or continue with your educational endeavors. Come see why so many students call Herkimer their second home.     

Advice for Herkimer College Applicants:  Some of the best advice that I can give junior and senior students is to take AP courses, accelerated college classes and/or college level classes. This will give you a head start to the expectations and material covered in college and you will often get credit for the courses you have taken. Try not to lesson your senior year but challenge yourself by taking something new.  Even though you may have your heart set on a certain school, make sure you look at several as you never know which one may feel just right. Do your research when considering schools…. Look at it enrollment, costs, location, dorms, athletics, etc. We at Herkimer are always willing to assist with your questions. Hope to see you soon!     

Freddy Cicchetti 

Admissions Assistant

Contact Freddy Cicchetti

Cell Phone:  315-360-5477 (texts are welcome!)

Schedule a virtual meeting with Freddy today!

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Territories:  NY Counties - NYC + Long Island Counties – Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Nassau, Suffolk. 

Hobbies:  I love to play and watch sports, especially hockey, golf and, soccer. I am an avid traveler and have been fortunate to visit over 30 countries and counting. I am also an amateur barista dabbling in craft coffee!

Favorite Restaurant in Herkimer: Tavolo – great Italian food!

Why Herkimer College:  Herkimer College is one of New York States best-kept secrets. From engineering to fashion buying, Herkimer College offers more than 40 programs that prepare students for careers of the future. Faculty engagement and academic support services are what really sets Herkimer apart – our professors, staff and coaches have demonstrated experience in readying students for their next chapter, professionally or academically.

Advice for Herkimer College Applicants: Engage in the admissions process by visiting campus, attending virtual events, and by speaking with your admissions counselor. You will want to hit the ground running in college, so by participating in the admissions process you’ll be better prepared for the challenges ahead - and we are ready to help you!

Paige Crittela

Admissions Assistant

Contact Paige Crittela

Cell Phone:  315-922-8110 (texts are welcome!)

Schedule a virtual meeting with Paige today!

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Territories:  NY Counties – Allegany, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

Hobbies: Going out to eat, working out, anything outdoors, playing recreational softball and listening to music on walks.

Favorite Restaurant in Herkimer: Jamo's Restaurant

Why Herkimer College:  As an alumna of Herkimer, it has led me to meet some of my lifelong best friends. The great people you meet across campus is the reason I still call Herkimer home. The faculty, staff and students make Herkimer a special place. The education and affordability is one of a kind.

Advice for Herkimer College Applicants:  Don't be afraid to get outside of your comfort zone as these are the best times to make your college experience unforgettable. Use the resources that Herkimer has to offer as we are all here for you. Join a club/organization or a sports team to excel in the relationships that you will form on campus. Become a familiar face to your professors and peers as you never know when your paths will cross after college. 

Bob Leary

Admissions Assistant - Athletics Liaison

Contact Bob Leary

Cell Phone:  315-868-9409 (texts are welcome!)

Hobbies: Lacrosse, hockey, football, and music.

Favorite Restaurant in Herkimer: The Waterfront Grille...has a beautiful setting and great food!

Why Herkimer College:  Why would you go anywhere else?! I felt the magic when I arrived in 1982 and it was still here when I returned in 2021.

Advice for Herkimer College Applicants:  Get involved and try as much as you can. You are building the foundation for the rest of your life and you will want to look back with no regrets!

Lisa Holynski

Office Assistant

Lisa Holynski

Contact Lisa Holynski
315-866-0300 x8278

Taylor Listovitch

Student Ambassador

Hometown:  Ilion, New York

Major:  Legal Studies

Favorite Food:  Tacos

Right now I'm Listening to:  Post Malone

Hobbies:  Running, hiking, biking and bowling

What Activities are you Involved in at Herkimer:  I'm involved in multiple clubs and organizations on campus. I am currently the President of the Student Government Association, FSA and Board of Trustees member, and a student ambassador and a tour guide.

Why Herkimer:  Great education close to home and is unique because of the personal relationship with the staff and professors.

Professional Goals / Career Goals:  My goal is to work in law. I am not sure if I want to become a paralegal or a lawyer yet, however, my legal studies professors are helping me figure out what I want to do.

Lauren Myer

Student Ambassador

Hometown:  Carthage, New York

Major:  Fashion Merchandising and Buying

Favorite Food:  Burritos

Right now I'm Listening to:  Finneas

Hobbies:  Hanging out with friends and family, makeup, and reading

What Activities are you Involved in at Herkimer:  Resident Assistant, Tour Guide, Student Ambassador, Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa, and Fashion Club.

Why Herkimer:  I knew that I personally wasn’t ready for a 4-year school. The distance from my family was far enough that if I needed them for anything they could be down here in an hour. The thing that I think makes Herkimer unique is that a lot of the professors have worked in the field that they teach.

Professional Goals / Career Goals:  My career goal is to be a sustainability coordinator for the fashion industry.

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