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Orientation Leadership Team


Katie Buckley

Katie Buckley
Director of New Student Programs

Hometown: Henrietta, NY (Originally from Buffalo, NY)
Undergraduate Major: Childhood Education & Health Science

Masters: Higher Education Administration - Student Affairs

Advice for New Students: College is an amazing time to discover yourself! Take advantage of every opportunity, get involved, and find your place here at Geneseo.  Welcome to the family!


Abigail Fordyce

Abigail Fordyce
Student Orientation Coordinator

Hometown: Jordan-Elbridge, NY
Major: History/Adolescent Education
Class of: 2019

Favorite Spot on Campus: Sturges Hall

Advice for New Students:  It’ll sound cheesy, but college is all about trying new things and feeling a little anxious. In 10 years when you’re looking back at your college career you’re not going to remember that night you laid in bed and watched Netflix.


Elyse Manosh

Elyse Manosh
Student Orientation Coordinator

Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY
Major: English/Adolescent Education
Class of: 2019

Favorite Spot on Campus: Starbucks late at night with a hot chocolate!

Advice for New Students:  Saying "no" is the hardest part about college. Use your best judgement to navigate the newfound fun, liberation, and opportunities. Enjoy the ride!


Mary Pezzimenti

Mary Pezzimenti
Student Orientation Coordinator

Hometown: Olean, NY
Major: Childhood with Special Education
Class of: 2019

Favorite Spot on Campus: The Gazebo

Advice for New Students: Go to your professors office hours and get to know them! It will help you later on when you need a letter of recommendation or need someone to give you advice!