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Michael Freedman

Michael Freedman, MBA'14

Title: Vice President of Undergraduate Enrollment and Marketing
Email: Email Michael Freedman
Phone: 716.286.8584

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Stephanie Buczkowski

Title: Director of Admissions
Email: Email Stephanie Buczkowski
Phone: 716.286.8720
Contact Me: Freshman students

Mark Wojnowski

Mark Wojnowski

Title: Director of Transfer Enrollment & New Market Development
Email: Email Mark Wojnowski
Phone: 716.286.8718
Cell: 716.998.3122
Contact Me: Transfer students

Alison Boland

Alison Boland

Title: Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Email: Email Alison Boland
Phone: 716.286.8708
Cell: 716.263.5802
Contact Me: Freshman students
Regional Territories: Central New York and North Country
N.Y. Counties: Cayuga, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, St. Lawrence, Seneca, Wayne, Seneca

Kyle Schwindler

Kyle Schwindler, '17

Title: Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Email: Email Kyle Schwindler
Phone: 716.286.8735
Cell: 716.638.7704
Contact Me: Freshman students
Local Schools: Akron, Alden, Bishop Timon, Canisius, Clarence, Depew, Grand Island, Lancaster, Mount St. Mary’s, Pembroke, St. Francis, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, St. Mary’s of Lancaster, Sweet Home, Williamsville East, Williamsville North, Williamsville South

Francesca Borland

Francesca Borland

Title: Associate Director of Admissions
Email: Email Francesca Borland
Phone: 716.264.3247
Contact Me: Freshman students
Regional Territory: Rochester
N.Y. Counties: Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Tompkins, Yates, Genesee
Out-of-State: New Jersey

Julie Candella

Julie Candella, '13

Title: Associate Director of Admissions
Email: Email Julie Candella
Phone: 716.286.8719
Cell: 716.343.0267
Contact Me: Freshman students
Local Schools: Barker, Buffalo Seminary, Lewiston-Porter, Lockport, Mount Mercy, Newfane, Niagara Wheatfield, Nichols, North Tonawanda, Royalton-Hartland, Wilson, Starpoint, Tonawanda
N.Y. Counties:Cattaraugus, Orleans

Christopher Atkinson

Christopher Atkinson

Title: Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Email: Email Christopher Atkinson
Phone: 289.556.3877
Contact Me: Canadian freshman & transfer students

Lan Ma

Lan Ma

Title: Admissions Advisor - Canada
Email: Email Lan Ma
Phone: 289.888.1561
Contact Me: Canadian freshman & transfer students

Nidiam Berrios

Nidiam "Nini" Berrios

Title: Admissions Advisor
Email: Email Nidiam Berrios
Phone: 716.345.1193
Contact Me: Freshman students
Local Schools: Bennett High School, Buffalo Academy of Visual Performing Arts, Buffalo Academy of Science, Burgard Vocational, City Honors, CSAT, East High School, Emerson School of Hospitality, Frederick L. Olmstead, Global Concepts Charter, Hutch Tech, Lackawanna High School, International Prep at Grover, Leonardo Da Vinci, Math Science Tech Prep, McKinley, Niagara Falls, Health Sciences Charter, Lafayette High School, Riverside Institute of Technology, Tapestry Charter, Middle Early College High School, WNY Maritime Charter, Seneca Vocational High School, Stanley Falk

Eliza Dunnewold

Eliza Dunnewold

Title: Admissions Advisor
Email: Email Eliza Dunnewold
Phone: 716.286.8736
Contact Me: Freshman students
Local Schools: Christian Central, Cleveland Hill, East Aurora, Eden, Frontier, Hamburg, Holland, Iroquois, Lakeshore, North Collins, Orchard Park, Springville Griffith Institute
N.Y. Counties: Allegany, Broome, Chautauqua, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Wyoming

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Emily Hayes

Title: Admissions Advisor
Email: Email Emily Hayes
Phone: 716.525.3381
Contact Me: Freshman students
N.Y. Counties: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Delaware, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Nassau, Orange, Otsego, Reneseelaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Suffolk
Out-of-State: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Other: Suffolk, Nassau, New England (Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont)

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Owen Shannon

Title: Admissions Advisor
Email: Email Owen Shannon
Phone: 716.286.8715
Contact Me: Freshman students
Local Schools: Amherst, Buffalo Academy of Sacred Heart, Cardinal O'Hara, Cheektowaga, Frontier, Global Concepts Charter, John F. Kennedy, Kenmore East, Kenmore West, Lackawanna, Maryvale, Nardin, Park School, South Park, West Seneca East, West Seneca West
Out-of-State: Ohio

Emily Buell

Emily Buell

Title: Associate Director of Admissions
Email: Email Emily Buell
Phone: 716.286.8712
Phone: 716.260.3602
Contact Me: Freshman & transfer students
Out-of-State: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia


My name is Madi Feng, and I’m a senior from Tonawanda High School.  A few weeks ago, the Associate Director of Admissions (Julie Candella) came to visit my school for a pizza party and chat session with students interested in Niagara University.  During that session, I was talking with my fellow classmates about how NU has been approaching us.  We collectively agreed that NU has gone above and beyond to connect with us.  During the session, for example, we were so engrossed in our conversation with Julie that we were caught off guard by the bell!  The NU admissions team feels very accessible to us students and they have really helped me with my college search.  NU admissions have really made an impact on me and my classmates.

Madi Feng
High School Student

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