Admissions Office
Colleen Lovely '17

Colleen Lovely '16

Job Title
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Grant Hall

I was a bright-eyed high school senior looking for a place to spend my college years. At Union, I found a great community full of caring and supportive people, and faculty that were attentive and involved. During my search, Professor Hans-Friedrich Mueller in the Classics Department took time to answer my questions and encourage my interest in classics, and because of that, I chose Union to be my home away from home. I returned to campus as a member of the Admissions staff for the same reasons. It’s a friendly and kind community. Union is also beautiful. I love to take a stroll around campus and feel the energy and excitement of the students. I love to see the Nott lit up at night; its beauty is enchanting. One of my favorite spots on campus is the Lamont House porch. It’s where I spent many sunny days studying and having ancient Greek classes with Professor Peter Bedford as an undergraduate.

When I’m not working, I like to read. “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien and “Dune” by Frank Herbert are two of my favorite books. Movies? I like “Young Frankenstein” and “Galaxy Quest.” And if we’re talking music, I enjoy Fountains of Wayne, Paul Simon and The Mowgli’s. One of my favorite pastimes is seeing shows at Proctors on State Street. Being a theater enthusiast, I love that there are Broadway productions – such as “The Lion King,” “Book of Mormon” and “Anastasia” – at my doorstep right here in Schenectady.