Robert C. Blanchet, Chief Enrollment Officer
Kaylynn E. Iglesias, Director of Admissions
Territories: Madison, Onondaga
Hi! My name is Kaylynn Iglesias and I am the Director of Admissions here at SUNY Morrisville. I started my educational journey at Herkimer College where I earned an Associate of Arts: General Studies Degree. I went on to earn my Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Hartwick College in 2008, and a Master of Arts in English Literature from Mercy College in 2011.
I have over 7 years of experience in admissions and find the opportunity to be part of the college selection process with students very rewarding. Remember when going through the college search process, it is okay and encouraged to ask questions! We are here for to help and make this a memorable experience. I strongly encourage you to visit campus and see all the innovative and exciting things happening at SUNY Morrisville!
When I’m not in the office I enjoy spending time with my family, running, and acting in community theater productions!
Melissa J. Ward, Assistant Director of Admissions
Territories: Out of State
I am a true product of SUNY. I started my college career in the Journalism Technology AAS degree at Morrisville State College. After Morrisville, I went on to receive a dual-degree in Journalism & Political Science from SUNY Oswego. In May 2012, I received my Masters in Liberal Studies with a focus in Higher Education Administration from SUNY Stony Brook.
Just like many of you, I did not know right away what it was I wanted to do with my future. Throughout college I held several jobs and through those work experiences I discovered my passion for assisting students with their college search! Once I knew my career path it was easy to find my way back to Morrisville. I knew that the education I received at Morrisville was above and beyond anything I would have received anywhere else and I wanted to relay that message to future students. If you are looking for small classes, hands-on learning and a family oriented atmosphere....Morrisville is for you.
When I’m not recruiting I enjoy camping, working out at the fitness center, watching Mustang Hockey and spending time with family and friends.
Lisa A. Godfrey, Admissions Advisor
Territories: Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Montgomery, Oneida, Oswego, St. Lawrence, Warren, Washington
I am from Clifton Park, NY and earned my Bachelor Degree in Visual Communications from Cazenovia College.
I visit students from the Northeastern region of New York. One of the many hats I wear in the Admissions Office is managing our Tour Guide program. This area of my job is very rewarding because I have the opportunity to know the students on a personal level. I assist them in finding internships and jobs and learn more about their specific majors through their adventures in class. I have watched many students grow professionally, graduate, and jump into their careers. I am always proud to watch the students who work in our office walk across the stage during graduation.
Morrisville State College is a hidden gem in the middle of the state where you can find students delivering foals, making cheese curd and ice cream, growing lettuce through aquaponics, rebuilding transmissions, and creating new computer games. Many more of these adventures are offered through the diverse programs offered at MSC.
I enjoy being outdoors, golfing, hiking, gardening, camping. I love spending time with my husband and two boys.
Megan M. Croft, K-12 Relationship Specialist
Nolan T. Garris, Admissions Assistant
Territories: Out of State, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Cortland, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
Hello! My name is Nolan Garris and I am originally from Syracuse, N.Y. I am excited to be a part of the admissions team at Morrisville State College as an Admissions Assistant.
I graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2017 with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in Environmental Studies. Following graduation, I was uncertain of my career path. After much thought, I realized that higher education and the opportunities it offers is what interests me as a career. Specifically, working with young adults is energizing and helping them reach their goals is rewarding.
When I’m not in the office or on the road, I enjoy skiing, hiking, lacrosse, playing Frisbee, cooking, and spending quality time with my pets.
Devyn B. Thomas, Transfer Coordinator
Born and raised in the trees of the Hudson Valley, I transferred to the rolling hills of Morrisville State College where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. As a transfer student, I was welcomed with open arms from the faculty and staff and my peers.
While completing my degree, I was fortunate to take on an internship in the Office of Career Services where I gained essential experience working with MSC students, faculty, staff, and the general public. It is because of my positive experience as a student and an intern that I am back here again today. I am beyond thrilled and very proud to be a part of Morrisville’s Admissions team, and I am even more excited to work with prospective students in achieving their dreams of becoming a college graduate.
I am extremely passionate about the College and guiding others in accomplishing their goals. Morrisville’s diverse atmosphere, hands-on learning environment, and real-world applications allow students to grow as an individual, perform at their absolute best, and prepare for their future. My story is an example of this and I am happy to share it with anyone and everyone!
I like to consider myself as a spontaneous adventurer. So, when I am not in the office, I am out learning the world through travel, hiking, yoga, photography, and various D.I.Y. projects. I very much enjoy the company of my life partner and husband, Ben, my energetic, whimsical furry friend, Eve, and my loving family.
Brian A. Wallenhorst, Admissions Advisor
Territories: Chenango, Otsego
Phone: 315.684.6046 x6549
I am originally from Rochester, N.Y. In 2009 I graduated from SUNY Delhi with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. While at Delhi, I tried to be involved in many areas of the school such as Residence Life, Student Government, Student Programming and was a Student Ambassador.
After graduating, I worked in the hospitality field but I began to miss being a part of a college campus and interacting with the students, faculty and staff. I have a strong desire to assist students in the process of planning their future and attending college. I want to help students reach their goals and fulfill their ambitions and strongly believe that everyone deserves a chance to accomplish their dreams. I am very excited to be working at Morrisville State College as an Admissions Assistant.
In my free time I enjoy golfing, hiking, watching movies, camping and spending time with family and friends. I love to travel and see the world.
Nicole D. Williams, Admissions Counselor
Territories: Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond
Jeffrey N. Dewan, Admissions Assistant
I am from Cazenovia, a short trip down Route 20 from Morrisville, where I grew up riding bikes and swimming in the lake. Upon graduating high school, I enrolled at SUNY Cortland not exactly knowing which area I would like to study.
My sophomore year I got involved with Residential Life and Housing serving as a Resident Assistant in one of the first-year student halls. It was at this moment that a career in Higher Education started calling my name. I enjoyed working with students and making sure that they were enjoying their time at college while also preparing to succeed after they graduate. My senior year I was lucky enough to have an internship in the Office of Admissions and the rest, as they say, is history.
I graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2017 and I am very grateful for this position with SUNY Morrisville. My favorite part of the Admissions Assistant role is the opportunity to work with prospective students and give them the chance to maximize their potential.
In my free time I enjoy golfing, hiking, going to the movies and playing with my dog Ruby.
Elissa A. Donovan, Enrollment Services Specialist
Phone: 607.334.5144 x5068
Hello everyone! My name is Elissa Donovan and I am the Enrollment Services Specialist for the SUNY Morrisville Norwich Campus. Originally from Elmira, NY I started my college journey at Corning Community College, earning an Associate’s degree.
I spent seven years in PA earning my Bachelor’s degree from Mansfield University in Computer Information Systems/Organizational Communication and my Master’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Student Affairs in Higher Education, with last year being my first year back in NY! Throughout my time in PA, I found myself involved with my sorority, working as a tour guide for Admissions at Mansfield, and working with social media for residential life at Westminster College and orientation at Binghamton University.
I have spent the last five years involved in residence life, both as an RA and RD, but I am very excited to jump professionally into a new area in higher education. While I just started my journey at Morrisville, I already feel right at home, as everyone has been so welcoming, positive, and supportive!
When I find myself with free time, I love to spend it reading, playing video games, practicing yoga, exploring new places and ideas, or spending time with family and friends. Also petting cats.