Catching up with...Dennis Chotkowski

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Dennis Chotkowski, the work order system coordinator in Facilities, has recently added rental property coordinator to his duties. Dennis has been with the College since 1995, working for Food Service for his first two years while working in the summer for Facilities. Shortly thereafter, he became full time in Facilities and has stayed with the department ever since. A Schenectady native, Dennis graduated in 1992 as a member of the last class at Mont Pleasant High School. He lives in Niskayuna with his wife, Kristin, and their “nine pounds of fury,” a Maltese dog named Piccolo.

Dennis Chotkowski and wife, Kristin, with their dog, Piccolo

Dennis Chotkowski and wife, Kristin, with their dog, Piccolo


FIRST APP YOU LOOK AT IN THE MORNING: Angry Birds, because as I tell my wife, “I am angry.”

ONE BOOK YOU HAVE READ MULTIPLE TIMES: The only thing I’ve read a million times is the “how to” manual for the work order system.

BEST ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED: Happy wife, happy life

FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The catwalk on the Nott Memorial. I am lucky to be one of the few with access.

GO-TO BREAKFAST: Eggs, sausage and toast – all of which I share with Piccolo.

NETFLIX OR AMAZON: Neither. I’m a DVR kind of guy.

FAVORITE PODCAST: I don’t have one, but we’ve been watching Big Sky and Prodigal Son on TV.

ONE SKILL YOU WISH YOU HAD: I wish I knew how to play a musical instrument, the guitar.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR PANDEMIC DIVERSION/ACCOMPLISHMENT: Getting many improvements done around our new house that we bought two weeks before COVID shut us down.

BEST PART OF YOUR DAY: Coming home to my wife and my dog.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT YOU: I enjoy sitting on the beach watching the ocean. One of my favorite spots is Hollywood Beach, Fla.