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Loudonville, NY 12211
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Katie Cooney Lesko
Phone: (518) 782-6984
Advising since 2011
Degrees: B.S. Marketing/Management, Siena College / MBA, Union Graduate College
Grow on: At Siena, you will gain academic and life skills that will help you grow as a student and as a person.
Business or not: Regardless of the major you’re interested in, you must see the Hickey Financial Technology Center when visiting campus. It exemplifies the real-time technology available to our students.
Good egg: The best food on campus? Two words: omelet station. Delicious!
Kick it: When I’m not traveling to Long Island, I love to play soccer. I belong to a year-round league that includes Siena students. Like futbol? Check out Afrim’s Sports!
Phone: (518) 786-5024
Advising since 2011
Degree: B.S. Sociology, Siena College
More than a college: At Siena, you will be part of a family who cares about you, providing endless opportunities to explore, grow and succeed. As a first generation college graduate from Arizona, I can attest that your classmates and professors make Siena a home away from home.
Work it out: As a former member of the women’s basketball team, I spent most of my time outside of the classroom in the gym. It’s a great place to workout, play with friends or cheer on our sports teams. Everyone needs a release and the gym is a great place to rejuvenate!
But not together: My favorite food in the dining hall? Omelets ... oh, and pizza!
Busy bee: Outside of the office, I coach varsity basketball for Catholic Central High School, volunteer in the community and attend graduate school. So if I’m not at work, coaching, volunteering or in class, I’m most likely doing homework.
Phone: (518) 783-2409
Advising since 1999
Degree: B.S. History, Siena College
Surround yourself: Siena faculty, administrators and students will invest time and resources in your success. Here, you can take risks in the classroom, explore research topics that interest you and connect with people through activities. It’s who you surround yourself with that can make all the difference, and your Siena support network is forever reliable.
Bacon! You’ve got to visit the lobby of Roger Bacon Hall. It’s “the hub” for the School of Science – it’s where students hang out, find out about events, visit the dean and hop on a community Mac. It’s also where I am during many admissions events; so you’ll get to meet me!
Fries! The steak fries in the dining hall are sooooooo good.
Ask Katie: I’ve been here for 19 years, so I can pretty much talk about all things Siena. I have a wealth of random campus stories and know countless facts about the area. Quiz me.
Phone: (518) 782-6949
Advising since 1995
Degree: B.S. English Literature, LeMoyne College / M.S. Education, Alfred University
Trust your gut: I tell students, “If Siena is right for you, you’ll feel it. Visit and your gut will know.”
Café life: I love Casey’s. There’s nothing better than grabbing a sushi roll and taking in the community vibe. It’s really cool to see students, faculty and administrators enjoying each other’s company.
So many choices: When I’m at the dining hall, I like to try a little bit of everything. My lunch might include soup, salad, a chicken finger, a quesadilla, a bowl of cereal …
Mom on the go: I’ve got two awesome kids who keep me pretty busy, but I love to travel when time permits. I’ve had the good fortune of exploring Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, as well as the U.S.
Phone: (518) 783-4206
Advising since 2009
Degree: B.A. American Studies, Siena College / MPA, Rockefeller College
Day one: One of my most memorable Siena experiences was meeting my advisor while on campus for a Presidential Scholars program during my senior year of high school. I continued to work with her throughout all four years as a student, and she remained one of my biggest academic influences.
More than books: The library is one of my favorite places on campus because it is so central to everything and is the perfect place for research, writing, studying and collaborating. Plus you can keep tabs on Siena beach from the front and watch a baseball game from the back.
Keep it simple: Honestly, my favorite dining hall food is a heaping bowl of cereal with a sliced banana on top. There is a great variety, plus you can mix cereals and go back for seconds!
Along the Hudson: I love to run. There are some great parks near campus, as well as a bike path that runs along the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers ... beautiful!
Phone: (518) 786-5073
Advising since 1999
Degree: B.S. Marketing Management, Siena College
Good karma: At Siena, helping others succeed is as important at succeeding!
Welcome: A visit to Siena has to include McGuire Hall, it’s home to the admissions office, and it’s where your journey will begin!
It’s the cheesiest: There is no better food on campus than the mac and cheese at Lonnstrom Dining Hall.
Read and run: If I’m not with my two great kids and one terrific dog, you’ll most likely find me out on a run or curled up with a good book.
Phone: (518) 782-6937
Advising since 2003
Degree: B.A. Political Science and Spanish Language, Literature and Culture, Syracuse University
Beyond academics: Fit is so important in a college choice! Siena is a great place for a student looking for a small community environment centered around service.
Picture yourself here: When visiting, make sure you see what’s important to you, be it the academic buildings, facilities, or observing student life. Hopefully, you’ll picture yourself on campus!
It’s hot: Spicy corn soup. Muy delicioso!
A few of my favorite things: Watching baseball (Go, Sox!) and college basketball, going to the theater, museums and cultural events, reading a good book and traveling.
If you would like to arrange a special visit for a group of students, please complete this form and we will contact you shortly.
Phone: (518) 783-4217
Advising since 2012
Degree: B.A. English with a minor in Broadcast and Society, Siena College
Working experience: If you want to go to a school that will help you get the experience you need to get a job before or shortly after graduation then Siena College is the place for you.
Nationally ranked: Every morning before work, I pre-record my show on WVCR 88.3 The Saint, the #13 college radio station in the nation. What makes it so good? Check out C.C. O’Reilly, Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Shameless plug!)
Summer or winter: Visiting during the summer? There is no better place to be than Saratoga. Winter? Pick a direction and then hit one of many amazing ski, snowboarding or tubing slopes.
All the fixings: Hands down, breakfast is the best meal on campus. Mmmm, omelets. Such variety. Such deliciousness.
Phone: (518) 782-6594
Advising since 2001
Degree: B.A. Psychology, Siena College
Why Siena? Siena helps you become a more confident individual. When you leave here, you are ready to tackle the world. And you can officially call yourself a “Saint” for the rest of your life.
Visit “must”: I always recommend attending a sporting event when visiting so that you can immerse yourself in Siena’s school spirit.
Dining hall delights: Veggie burgers, hummus, chocolate milk and Cinnamon Toast Crunch marshmallow treats!
Outside the office: Here are my loves ... Siena and Syracuse basketball, the Yankees, exercise and spending time with my two energetic kids.
Phone: (518) 782-6767
Advising since 2003
Degrees: B.S. Marketing, Siena College / MBA, Sage Graduate College
Great expectations: At Siena, you are pushed to grow beyond your greatest expectations. The focus here is on students, all of whom are big fish in a little pond. From classes to research to extra-curricular activities, there is so much to offer.
Capital gains: When you visit campus, do not miss the opportunity to check out downtown Albany! Explore the capital buildings on the plaza. Walk through Center Square and see the brownstones. Grab a cup of coffee from the Daily Grind on Lark St. and then stroll through Washington Park while you enjoy it. Albany has so much to offer – it is a great college town!
Dinner in dining hall: FAJITA BAR!!!
Siena love: When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my husband, Dave – he’s a Siena graduate, too! A couple of Saints, we like to think that we’re a match made in heaven. :)
Phone: (518) 782-6772
Advising since 2005
Degrees: B.S. Marketing, Siena / M.S. Organizational Management, Sage Colleges
Attend Siena: Come to Siena for the people and the strong sense of community.
Visit, visit, visit: Being on campus is the best way to see how special Siena really is!
Good eats: You have to try out the dining hall during your visit. From pizza to gyros, it has a little bit of everything. And it’s all you can eat! Try Brian’s jerk chicken – it’s the best.
Mentor: I’ve participated in the Siena Mentoring Program since 1998. It’s very important to me that I give back to the community. I love being a mentor.