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Alfred State College News: Kandi Geibel Receives 2021 College Admissions Profession Award


From Alfred State College 07/21/2021

Alfred State College (ASC) is proud to announce that Kandi Geibel, director of Admissions and Enrollment at ASC, has been selected to receive the 2021 College Admissions Profession Award.

This honor is the highest award offered by the SUNY College Admissions Professionals Association and recognizes the extraordinary professional achievement of an individual in the field of college admissions. Nominees must have at least five years of SUNY professional service. They must also demonstrate a long-term commitment to the concept of public higher education and should show continued and outstanding service to the various constituents that avail themselves of public higher education.

Through her exemplary service to students and public higher education, Geibel was selected for this most prestigious award among a large field of worthy nominees. In her nomination letter, Alfred State Vice President for Enrollment Management Betsy Penrose noted that Geibel possesses two crucial attributes that make her an outstanding role model for admissions and public education in New York State: counselor and mentor.

“At her core, Ms. Geibel is a counselor with enormous insight into students,” Penrose said. “Kandi is a positive, polished, welcoming ambassador for the college and makes students feel valued and heard. Alfred State has received hundreds of positive follow-ups from students and parents on the professionalism and excellent student service provided by Kandi.”

Penrose also praised Geibel for guiding thousands of students – especially at-risk, under-represented, and low-income students at Alfred State – along their educational journey, as well as for her ability to serve as a mentor to students and colleagues alike.

“In the time that we have worked together, I have witnessed the strong bond and connection that she has to students and staff, not only in admissions, but across campus,” Penrose said. “Former students and employees use the following words to describe her: ‘mentor,’ ‘provided guidance,’ ‘helped me,’ ‘cared about me after I left Alfred State,’ ‘patient and kind,’ and ‘dedicated and committed.’ Kandi’s investment of her time and talent into the development of others exemplifies her selfless dedication and service, not only to individuals, but also to the admissions profession. She is the highest example of excellence in admissions.”

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