Graduate Admissions Staff
Michael R. George, M.S.
Director of Graduate Admissions
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Hometown: Lancaster, NY
Profile: Mike earned a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from Canisius College in Buffalo then enjoyed a stint in advertising before returning to his alma mater to begin a career in college admissions. During his 20-plus years at Canisius he earned a master's degree in educational administration while developing expertise in enrollment management, at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
Fun Fact: Mike began donating blood in his senior year of high school. During his junior year of college, a friend who was studying to be a phlebotomist, encouraged him to donate platelets. Later that year he made his first donation and has been donating platelets since. He recently made his 180th donation of whole blood or platelets.
Hometown: Western Finger Lakes Region
Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Profile: Shae graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from SUNY Geneseo last year and is currently pursuing her Master's in Accounting at Geneseo. During her time at Geneseo, Shae has done finance internships at Citigroup Inc. and Barilla America (yes, the pasta company!) and tutored for several accounting professors. She is currently working on research in forensic accounting that explores the relationship between negative personality traits and organizational fraud.
Upon earning her master's degree, Shae hopes to work in private accounting at a company in Buffalo or Rochester.
Fun Fact: Shae plays both piano and guitar. She took classical piano lessons throughout middle and high school, and she enjoys visiting Brodie Music Hall to play on their beautiful pianos!