Meet Our Counselors
Jeremy Freeman ’96, Executive Director of Admissions
Recruitment Territory: Select schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.
Favorite thing about St. Lawrence: I love that our faculty and staff all take a vested interest in not only the intellectual education of our students, but the development of the individual into a person that cares about the world around them.
Favorite spot in the North Country: The Stoney Creek Ponds outside of Tupper Lake, only a short distance from campus where I grew up hiking and fishing during the summer.
Favorite restaurant in the North Country: The 1844 House – once you’ve had dessert there, you’ll agree!
Tip for incoming first-year students: As a 1996 alum, I have only one regret – I never took advantage of all the wonderful opportunities to study away from campus. Whether studying in London, doing the Adirondack Semester, traveling to Kenya or one of the other options, there are many programs to choose from. Begin the next four years with a plan which includes taking advantage of this terrific opportunity – you won’t regret it!
Musa Khalidi, Executive Director of International Admissions and International Transfer Coordinator
Recruitment area: All countries and territories outside the United States, including Canada.
Favorite thing about St. Lawrence: The family feel of campus!
Favorite spot in the North Country: Visiting the village of Lake Placid in the Adirondacks.
Favorite restaurant in the North Country: Blackbird Cafe in downtown Canton.
Tip for incoming first-year students: Reflect on the past, enjoy the present, and plan for the future.
Laurel Brooks, Associate Director
Recruitment Territory: Massachusetts (select schools), New York (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties), Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania
Favorite thing about St. Lawrence: The people! I’m new to the area, and everyone has been incredibly warm and welcoming. I’m also a huge fan of the weather (I’ve also lived in Syracuse, Cleveland, and Boston, so I love winter) and our location. The Adirondacks are beautiful, and I really enjoy driving around and checking out the scenery.
Favorite spot in the North Country: Lake Placid is less than two hours from Canton and is a cool spot to visit. The village hosted the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics and serves as a home base for elite athletes in many sports. Several of the Olympic venues and facilities are open to visitors—you can even take a bobsled ride!—and the downtown area has lots of shops and restaurants.
Favorite restaurant in the North Country: The Bagelry has three locations in the North Country (including one just down the street from SLU), and everything they serve is delicious! A close second is the Northstar Cafe in the Student Center (I recommend the quesadillas and the cookies).
Tip for Incoming first-year students: Even if you’re pretty sure about your major and career path, keep an open mind. Take classes in subjects you’ve never considered before. The next four years may be your best opportunity to learn a new language, spend weeks or months overseas, and immerse yourself in the unfamiliar. Take advantage of it!
Chris Felix ’08, Senior Assistant Director
Recruitment area: Delaware, New Jersey and New York (Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Oswego, Seneca, Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins, Tioga, Wayne and Yates counties)
Favorite thing about St. Lawrence: The unique way in which students’ experiences, relationships, and academic growth blend to become the foundation of our incredible alumni network.
Favorite spot in the North Country: Without a doubt, the 18-hole Oliver D. Appleton Golf Course right here at St. Lawrence University.
Favorite restaurant in the North Country: The 1844 House is excellent, but don’t miss out on any of the wonderful North Country diners.
Tip for incoming first-year students: You’re now free to take (academic) risks – do so. Study abroad, serve on a panel, challenge your peers, and reflect on your growth.
Mary Kelley ’07, Associate Director and Domestic Transfer Coordinator
Recruitment Territory: Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, New York (Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Rensselaer, Otsego, Schenectady, and Schoharie counties) and domestic transfer students
Favorite thing about St. Lawrence: The sense of community, both on and off campus. As a student, it’s an essential part of the college experience; and as a graduate, it’s always surprising how many fellow Laurentians you meet and how easily you’re able to form a bond with them, even if you were not on campus at the same time.
Favorite spot in the North Country: Bolton Landing on Lake George
Favorite restaurant in the North Country: Jake’s on the Water, Hannawa Falls, N.Y.
Tip for incoming first-years students: Try something new and outside of your comfort zone, whether it is a class, a club or organization, a new sport or activity, studying abroad in a new place, or just introducing yourself to someone new that you meet. It will be worth the risk!
Kiersten Larrabee ’20, Assistant Director
Recruitment Territory: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Texas, New York (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Fulton, Genesee, Montgomery, Nassau, Niagara, Orleans, Saratoga, Suffolk, Washington, Westchester, and Wyoming counties)
Favorite thing about St. Lawrence: The community—everyone here is welcoming and friendly! When I was a student here, I felt free to explore myself and the world around me.
Favorite spot in the North Country: Lake Placid—It’s so beautiful and there is lots to see and do! Plus, the fact that it’s a 2-time Winter Olympic city is pretty cool, too.
Favorite restaurant in the North Country: Jake’s on the Water in Potsdam, NY
Tip for incoming first-year students: Embrace the newness and just be yourself. Trust me, you’re not the only one that’s nervous about a big life change. And that’s okay! There’s lots of people here to support you. And while you’re here, take advantage of all the fun opportunities St. Lawrence has—whether that be joining a new club, going to our on-campus music venue, or exploring our close proximity to the Adirondack mountains. There’s so much to do!
Lyndsay Malcomb ’10, Senior Associate Director and Mid-Atlantic Regional Recruiter
Recruitment Territory: Alaska, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Idaho, Maryland, Montana, New York (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Ulster counties), North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming
Favorite thing about St. Lawrence: I love everything! Our sense of community is contagious, our proximity to the Adirondack Mountains and outdoor adventures is ideal, and the opportunities to study abroad or take part in international travel are ample and diverse!
Favorite spot in the North Country: Tupper Lake, New York
Favorite restaurant in the North Country: The Dancing Bears in Lake Placid, New York
Tip for incoming first-year students: Be yourself.
Hannah Milan ’10, Assistant Director
Recruitment Terrtitory: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin
Favorite thing about St. Lawrence: The excitement the students exude while they are on campus. They are passionate, driven, friendly, and show pride in our community.
Favorite spot in the North Country: Lake Placid, N.Y.
Favorite restaurant in the North Country: Jake’s on the Water in Potsdam
Tip for incoming first-year students: Take risks, and don’t be afraid of failure.
Mary Sherwin, Assistant Director
Recruitment Territory: Western MA, Eastern CT, Queens NY and Bronx NY.
Favorite thing about St. Lawrence: Pub Cookies and the Adirondack Semester
Favorite spot in the North Country: Tupper Lake
Favorite restaurant in the North Country: Maxfield’s
Tip for incoming first-year students: Explore the North Country and all that it has to offer
Amy Sipher M’99, P’23, Assistant Director / Events Coordinator
Recruitment Terrtitory: New York (Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties)