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We're eager to assist you with information and advice about D'Youville College and the admissions process.

Admissions Office

D'Youville Academic Center (DAC), First floor (Room 144)

Visitor parking: Available in Lot A (obtain pass from the Security Desk located in the DAC lobby).

Mailing Address: 320 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201-9985
Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Undergraduate:
716-829-7600 or 800-777-3921
Graduate: 716-829-8400 or 800-777-3921

Fax: 716-829-7900
Email: admissions@dyc.edu

DAC
D'Youville's Admissions Offices are located in the DAC Building on the corner of Connecticut and Fargo Avenues in the city of Buffalo, NY.

Undergraduate Admissions

Incoming freshman and transfer students: we'll work one-on-one with you when you apply. Ask us just about anything, from choosing a major to getting involved in campus life.

Incoming Freshmen

Brian Bond

Brian Bond

Admissions Counselor

716-829-7791
bondb@dyc.edu

My Hometown

Rochester, NY

My Degree/s

EdM, Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs (University at Buffalo); BS, Business Administration (SUNY Potsdam)

My Hobbies

I love live music and try to attend a few concerts every week (Buffalo and Western New York has a great music scene). I also enjoy playing guitar, collecting records, and watching the Buffalo Sabres. Recently, I've been reading the Harry Potter series for the first time (it's amazing!!!), kayaking as much as possible, and road tripping on the weekends.

My advice

When choosing a college to attend, listen to your heart. I know, it's cheesy, but I'm a big believer that life has a funny way to guiding you to the right place. Take the time to imagine yourself at each campus you visit... "Can I see myself siting in these classrooms? Do I get along with the people here? Can I see myself getting involved with this club or volunteering for this event?" If you are excited to answer those questions about a specific college or university, it's the right place for you!

Carly Duszynski

Carly Duszynski

Admissions Counselor

716-829-7617
duszynsc@dyc.edu

My Hometown

Buffalo, NY

MY DEGREE/S

BA, Psychology (Daemen College); MS, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (SUNY Buffalo State)

MY HOBBIES

When I’m not in the office, you can usually find me trying out new recipes from Pinterest, spending time with friends and family, or exploring all that Buffalo has to offer. I also enjoy exercising, reading, and going to see musicals and plays.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT D'YOUVILLE

I love the tight-knit community here at D’Youville! Our campus may be on the smaller side, but it gives our students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to really interact and get to know one another. Because everyone is so friendly and approachable, our environment at DYC is both warm and welcoming.

MY ADVICE

Talk to people! If you are struggling to choose a major, talk to professionals in the fields you are interested in. You can ask them about their career path, their educational background, the enjoyable parts of their job, and the less desirable parts of their job, in addition to anything else you may need to know to help you choose a major. Or, if you are having a hard time selecting a college, visit the campus and talk to current students who attend the institution. They can offer you invaluable, firsthand knowledge that may be of use when determining if a college is right for you.

Mary Evanco-Caryk

Mary Evanco-Caryk

Nursing Recruiter

716-829-7600
evancom@dyc.edu

My Hometown

Buffalo, NY

My Degree/s

Nursing BSN (University at Buffalo); MS/Nursing Informatics (in progress American Sentinel University)

My Hobbies

Playing the piano, traveling, gardening and volleyball

What I love about D'Youville

Warm, comfortable campus; caring students; faculty and staff. Surrounded by beautiful architecture in the City of Buffalo and only blocks away from Lake Erie and the Niagara River.

My advice

Don't shy away from visiting private colleges because of tuition without checking into scholarship and financial aid information first. For nursing students – go for your bachelor of science in nursing right away – check out our direct entry program with 7 out of 8 nursing semesters!

Abby Geisen

Abby Geisen

Admissions Counselor

716-829-7604
geisena@dyc.edu

My Hometown

Lancaster, NY

My Degree/s

Psychology, BA (St. John Fisher College); EdM, School Counseling (University at Buffalo)

My Hobbies

Reading, exercising and spending quality time with my cats.

What I love about D'Youville

I love the location of the campus! Even though I grew up in WNY, I have become much more familiar with the downtown Buffalo area and all of the unique things to do while working at D'Youville. There is something fun to do for every season!

My advice

Find a field that you are interested in and passionate about and explore what career opportunities that can lead to! There are so many careers that you probably haven't heard of or been exposed to before. Take classes from all different fields to figure out what you truly enjoy doing.

Meg Harmon

Meg Harmon

Associate Director

716-829-7600
harmonm@dyc.edu

My Hometown: Niagara Falls, NY

My Degree/s: Higher Education Administration (SUNY Buffalo State)

My Hobbies

Reading, listening to music, and cooking complex family dinners with my husband.

What I love about D'Youville

I love the students here. I've watched our student ambassadors become amazing young professionals full of enthusiasm and motivation, and it never gets old.

My advice

Talk to current students at every institution you visit and ask questions about their individual experiences. Try sitting in the dining hall or student union and start observing the students around you. If they look like they're enjoying themselves, and you feel completely comfortable hanging around, chances are the school is worth some further investigation.

Justin Pitts

Justin Pitts

Admissions Counselor

716-829-7600
pittsj@dyc.edu

My Hometown: Buffalo, NY

My Degree/s: MS, Higher Education & Student Affairs (SUNY Buffalo State)

My Hobbies

I spend a lot of my down time illustrating or painting for myself or others. I really enjoy video games and movies both of which are best enjoyed with friends.

What I love about D'Youville

I have explored many different career paths and jobs. However, as I developed professionally "fit" became more of a focal point. Upon starting here at D'Youville and meeting the people on campus including those I work with, I was immediately welcomed with open arms and felt right at home. I love my home town of Buffalo. It is a cultural hub and intricate weaving of many different people. D'Youville is in the center of it all and embraces that whole-heartedly. I realized that it is a uplifting, nurturing environment for those who work here or study here, to grow and develop together.

My advice

Pursue internships! Explore your options in any field you're interested in, there are an infinite possibilities as to what we can do. Internships provide you with direct hands on experience in different careers and allows you to meet people in that area.

Transfer Students

Anne Anthon

Anne Anthon

Transfer Counselor

716-829-7600
anthona@dyc.edu

My Hometown: Derby, NY

My Degree/s: Elementary Education & MBA (D'Youville College)

My Hobbies

I play Scrabble with my husband every evening to keep our brains sharp! I love bird watching and have several feeders within view of my dining room window. We are also auction junkies and sell our extras on Craigslist or eBay. My favorite thing is to visit with my granddaughter, who is growing up so fast! I also love learning and actually miss doing my homework and research now that I've completed my degree!

What I love about D'Youville

I graduated from D'Youville TWICE and love many things about the school. Number One is the great education I received from the professors I encountered as a student here in the 70's and again while earning my MBA. They know who you are and care about your success. The location is great to get to so many things to do in Buffalo. We are minutes from Niagara Falls, malls, fabulous beaches, skiing, museums, parks, the Buffalo Zoo, the theatre district, Elmwood Village, professional sports arenas, fabulous festivals and so much more!

My advice

START EARLY! Being a transfer student is similar to being a senior in high school. Don't wait until the last minute. Look at several schools to find out where YOU fit. Utilize the transfer counselors at your current college AND your future college. They are valuable resources available to keep you on track with class choices. Campus visits, Facebook, college websites and information links as well as old fashioned phone calls are all there to help you decipher the process and help you narrow down your choices! Come to a Transfer Student Information Session to learn more about D'Youville College!

Leadership

Steven Smith, PhD

Steve Smith

Director

716-829-7600
smith@dyc.edu

My Hometown: Vestal, NY

My Degree/s: PhD and EdM, Higher Education Administration (University at Buffalo)

My Hobbies

Family time—playing with my son and daughter and trying to teach our dog a trick or two. When time affords itself, I can also be found on the ski slopes or hitting golf balls. I enjoy watching the Bills and Sabres. People ask me what I would want more—the Bills to win the Super Bowl or the Sabres to win the Cup. Even though I'm a bigger Sabre fan, I'd have to go with the Bills because I think it would really be great for the city.

What I love about D'Youville

This is easy—the people. Our students are bright and focused on taking strides to improve their lives and prepare for a career. They also want to make lives better for others. Our faculty are truly focused on their needs and I hear countless stories of how they bend over backwards to make life better for their students. The administrators are largely a relaxed group and get along well. We are dead-set on creating the best possible experience for our current and future students. All three groups are completely different than any other place I've worked or studied.

My advice

Think about college early. The sophomore year in high school is a great time to at least take an unguided tour around a college campus. Start to develop your personal ideal of a college early on and then get out there and take formal visits when you can. Also, think about getting letters of recommendation along the way—don't wait until your senior year. When it comes to classes to take in high school, there is a lot of variety out there. I like to recommend that students focus on the holy-5: English, foreign language, history, math and science. Do your best to take the most competitive array of these classes that you can be successful in (getting a D in AP Chemistry does no one any good).

Graduate Admissions

Master's, doctoral and ADVANCE applicants: contact our counselors to learn more about our programs. Your counselor is assigned to you based on the first letter of your last name.

A - G

Mary Sue Gressley

Mary Sue Gressley
Assistant Director

716-829-8406
gresslem@dyc.edu
DAC 124

H - O

Julie Marinaccio

Julie Marinaccio
Assistant Director

716-829-8404
marinacj@dyc.edu
DAC 125

P - Z

Terry Herring

Terry Herring
Assistant Director

716-829-8405
herringt@dyc.edu
DAC 126

Advance & MBA

Jacquelyn Milbrand

Jackie Milbrand

Jacquelyn Milbrand
ADVANCE Coordinator

716-829-7799
gooslinj@dyc.edu
DAC 119A

Leadership

Mark A. Pavone

Mark Pavone

Director

716-829-8406
pavonem@dyc.edu
DAC 124