Meet the Admissions Staff

Matt Stever
Director of Admissions

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Hometown: Endwell, NY

Why ACPHS is special: The small, tight-knit community sets the stage for everyone on campus. I am impressed every day with the dedication shown by our students, faculty and staff.

The best thing about Albany: Excellent shows at the Times Union Center, tons of good food and close proximity to the Adirondack Mountains.

Accomplishment I am most proud of: Hiking Mt. Marcy (the highest peak in NY) six consecutive years.

Favorite music: Johnny Cash, Phish, The Beatles and anything Bluegrass.

What I do for fun: Golf, hike, snowboard and hang out with my wife Dawn.

Why I work in Admissions: It’s an honor to help young adults find their paths at a pivotal point in their lives. I enjoy watching students grow into young professionals, and I truly enjoy spending my days on a college campus.

Quote: "I enjoy watching students grow into young professionals, and I truly enjoy spending my days on a college campus."

Kevin Rivenburg
Associate Director of Admissions
Territories: The Capital Region of New York, California, and Utah. Kevin also advises international students, as well as those who reside in Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands.

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Hometown: Grew up in Middleburgh, NY and currently live in Schenectady, NY.

Why ACPHS is special: The focus and quality of academic programs.

The best thing about Albany: Great place to be a student and enjoy yourself inexpensively.

Accomplishment I am most proud of: I’m a first generation college attendee and graduate.

Favorite music: I tend to listen to NPR when driving as well as 102.7 or 105.7.

What I do for fun: Travel, read, and tend to my vegetable garden.

Why I work in Admissions: I like to be a host and interact with excited students and parents.

Quote: "I like to be a host and interact with excited students and parents."

David Viscusi
Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions
Territories: Works with transfer students in addition to recruiting in the Adirondacks (including the Mohawk Valley and the North Country), Texas, and Florida.

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Hometown: Ballston Spa, NY (grew up in Rotterdam Junction, NY)

Why ACPHS is special: ACPHS provides students a unique opportunity to learn at a high level early in their college years. ACPHS also offers the best campus community I have ever experienced.

The best thing about Albany: The people…they are friendly and warm.

Accomplishment I am most proud of: Being a dad, husband and an All-American baseball player in college.

Favorite music: Hip-Hop, Rap, Country and anything that sounds fun!

What I do for fun: I am a fan of all sports. I also like to play baseball and watch the NY Yankees!

Why I work in Admissions: I enjoy working with students and families to provide them with all of the information they will need to make the best decision for the student as a person and professionally.

Quote: "I enjoy watching students grow into young professionals, and I truly enjoy spending my days on a college campus."

John Ramoska
Assistant Director of Admissions
Territories: Western NY, Southern Tier, Central NY, Finger Lakes Region, Rockland County, Westchester County, Long Island, Staten Island, Queens, and the Catskills.

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Hometown: Albany, NY (originally from Glens Falls, NY)

Why ACPHS is special: ACPHS is special because of the superior support our students receive from faculty and staff. Such involvement ensures that each student is put in the best position possible to succeed with their educational goals.

The best thing about Albany: The history of the city itself and its location provides ample opportunity for both urban and outdoor entertainment.

Accomplishment I am most proud of: Earning my Masters degree in Sports Leadership.

Favorite music: Rock & Roll

What I do for fun: I enjoy golfing, skiing, and going to various sporting events.

Why I work in Admissions: I enjoy assisting students through a process that is going to help shape the rest of their lives.

Quote: "ACPHS is special because of the superior support our students receive from faculty and staff."

Elizabeth Dixon
Assistant Director of Admissions
Territories: Central Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, Delaware, and Virginia.

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Hometown: Gouverneur, NY

Why ACPHS is special: The students make ACPHS special. They are active members of the campus and city communities and have a serious purpose in their studies and all of their endeavors.

The best thing about Albany: The location! It is easy to get to big cities like Boston and New York City as well as the Adirondacks.

Accomplishment I am most proud of: Graduating magna cum laude and with honors in my major.

Favorite music: Pretty much anything besides country! My favorite artists include Ben Folds, Muse, Josh Groban, Foreigner, Steely Dan, Cage the Elephant, Mumford and Sons, Stephen Sondheim, Adele....

What I do for fun: Sing, play clarinet and the saxophone, go to the theatre, watch the Yankees, canoe, kayak, and play softball.

Why I work in Admissions: I love being able to guide students and their parents through what can be a confusing and stressful time. Working with students from the beginning of their college search to the end is a satisfying and humbling process.

Emma Ginty
Assistant Director of Admissions
Territories: New England, New York City, and the following states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, SC, SD, TN, WA, WI, WV, WY.

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Hometown: Winooski, VT

Why ACPHS is special: Students, faculty, and staff are exceptionally welcoming and warm which makes being on campus enjoyable everyday!

Accomplishment I am most proud of: Booked a flight to Europe and backpacked through Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy - all in 5 weeks.

Favorite music: Country!

What I do for fun: I enjoy reading, DIY projects, cooking vegetarian recipes, and exploring different areas to relax on Lake Champlain.

Why I work in Admissions: Taking the step to attend college is a really exciting one, and I feel fortunate to be a part of this adventure for many individuals.

Caleb Grant
Assistant Director of Pharmacy Admissions
Territories: All new professional pharmacy students across the U.S.

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Hometown: Princeton, IL

Why ACPHS is special: ACPHS offers fantastic opportunities to study at two incredible campuses that introduce students to promising and rewarding professions.

Accomplishment I am most proud of: I'm proud every time that I can learn a new skill.

Favorite music: Paul Simon, The Steeldrivers, and anything Bluegrass or Americana.

What I do for fun: I like to flyfish, woodwork, and make failing attempts at playing the mandolin.

Why I work in Admissions: I work in admissions because it's an opportunity to guide individuals through decisions that will shape the rest of their lives.

Where do I recruit?: All new professional pharmacy students across the United States.

General Contact Information

Office of Admissions
106 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208
518-694-7221
admissions@acphs.edu