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Meet The Team

Denver Stickrod, Ed.D. 

Director of Admissions


Contact Denver Stickrod

Office phone: 315-866-0300 x8363

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. Try the seaweed salad if you have never had it and are feeling brave!

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!)

Territory:  NY Counties: Chenango, Delaware, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, Saratoga, 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. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Amber Stone

Senior Admissions Assistant


Contact Amber Stone

Office Phone: 315-866-0300 x8305 

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

Territories: NY Counties - Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, Washington, Westchester.      

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!

Casey Hintz

Admissions Assistant


Contact Casey Hintz

Office Phone:  315-866-0300, ext. 8362

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

Territories: NY Counties - Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Suffolk.     

Hobbies:  I enjoy traveling and doing outdoor activities such as hiking and kayaking. 

Favorite Restaurant in Herkimer:  Waterfront Grill

Why Herkimer College:  Herkimer is a great location to begin your college journey. We are a two-year school with a four-year feel. Herkimer has on-campus housing and a top-ranked athletic program that includes 19 sports with 59 National Championships. Herkimer also has great faculty, who are willing to assist students and put in the extra effort to see them progress to the workforce or a four-year institution after graduation.

Advice for Herkimer College Applicants:  I advise students to reach out for help. There are a number of students that don’t go to college or struggle to because they didn’t ask someone when they were unsure. This includes everything from questions about financial aid and admissions to asking questions of teachers in class. The more you ask, the more you will know and be prepared for the future.  

William Zeiter

Admissions Assistant


Contact William Zeiter

Office Phone:  315-866-0300, ext. 8321

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

Territories: NY Counties - Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, and Wyoming.  All Out-of-State.

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!     

Lisa Holynski

Office Assistant


Contact Lisa Holynski
315-866-0300 x8278

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