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We want to make your admission process as simple and straightforward as possible. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Student Classifications

Please see the definitions of different student groups below to determine the correct application path.

  • Freshmen student - Bachelor's or Pre-Pharmacy applicant with no college experience.
  • Transfer student - First or second year pre-pharmacy applicant with college experience or a first, second or third year bachelor's program applicant with college experience
  • Doctor of Pharmacy -  Applicant with college experience seeking entry to the 4-Year professional program
  • Graduate student - Master's program applicant
  • International student - Applicant from outside the U.S.

Admissions Staff

Meet your Admissions Staff member who is here to help guide you through the entire process.

Sarah Ohnsman
Sarah Ohnsman

Territories: High school students from New York’s Adirondacks and Mohawk Valley Region, as well as students from Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware and West Virginia, and students living in the Mountain Standard and West Coast/Pacific Standard Time Zones, Alaska and Hawaii. 

Contact Sarah
Office: (518) 694-7285 | Cell: (518) 703-3139 | Sarah.ohnsman@acphs.edu

Originally from the Saratoga area, I’ve had the pleasure of attending college and working in higher education in the Capital District. Whether a student is looking for an internship, job opportunities, or leisurely activities, the Albany area has it all. I’m very excited to introduce new students to the area and help guide them through the college application process.

ACPHS has a lot to offer and I’m a firm believer in strength of our academic outcomes. Outside of my passion for higher education, you can usually find me at farmers markets, catching a live show, or grabbing a bite to eat at the best eateries the region has to offer!

Julia Rinaolo
Julia Rinaolo

Territories: High school students from the Catskill Mountain Region of New York, the Lower Hudson Valley, including Westchester and Rockland Counties, and The Bronx, as well as New Jersey.

Contact Julia
Office: (518) 694-7148 | Cell: (518) 708-3595 |  Julia.Rinaolo@acphs.edu

 

 

Albany is the perfect city to go to college and pursue a career in the health field. Our campus is located in the medical heart of Albany, ideal for students to find placements, internships and jobs upon graduation. Being in the admissions office at ACPHS is an extremely rewarding career, and I look forward to helping our students through the application process.

Outside of work I love to sew, travel, and spoil my dog, Maisy.

Kevin Rivenburg
Kevin Rivenburg

Territories: Director of Admissions (all students).
High school students from Central and Western New York, including greater Syracuse, Binghamton, Rochester, Buffalo, and the North Country, as well as Connecticut and students from the Midwest and Great Lakes Regions; Students living or studying outside of the mainland United States, including international students, as well as US Citizens and Permanent Residents in US Territories or living overseas.

Contact Kevin

Contact Kevin
Office: (518) 694-7183 | Cell: (518) 603-3318 | Kevin.Rivenburg@acphs.edu

I have had the pleasure of being at the College since 2008, which means I have been able to watch hundreds of students navigate the college admissions process, enroll at ACPHS, and thrive in our programs. I am now the proud former admissions counselor of medical students/residents, Ph.D. candidates, and pharmacists working in a variety of fields. I am very knowledgeable about our Bachelor of Science programs, and I am eager to serve as a resource for students who are interested in studying on a pre-med track. When I’m working and not working, I particularly enjoy travel, as well reading travel guides and memoirs.

Sarah Roth
Sarah Roth

Territories: High school students from the Mid-Hudson Valley Region of New York, as well as Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Maine.   

Contact Sarah
Office: (518) 694-7233 | Sarah.roth@acphs.edu

I am originally from Pennsylvania and grew up next door to a college campus. I moved to Albany in 2020 and have loved getting to learn more about this region and explore all that it has to offer! Upon moving to Albany, I was particularly impressed by the thriving downtown, local restaurants, and the presence of so many diverse local colleges. When I'm not at work I love to bake, walk along the Erie Canal, and take day trips through New York and Massachusetts. I look forward to helping prospective students navigate the application process!

Patty Tse
Patty Tse

Territories: High school students from New York City (all boroughs except The Bronx) and Long Island, as well as the South: North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

Contact Patty
Office: (518) 694-7158 | patricia.tse@acphs.edu

After being raised in Alabama and living in Texas for several years, I’ve spent the majority of my professional career working for various institutions of higher education and with students from around the country. In my role at ACPHS, I’m very excited to help those from the boroughs of New York City, Long Island and the South find their home at ACPHS. Outside of the office and on weekends, you can find me searching for the best Chinese food in the city, perusing antique stores, and hanging out with my husband Alex and our French Bulldog Charlie!

Kelly Whitelaw
Kelly Whitelaw

Territories: High school students from New York’s Capital Region, including Albany, Schenectady, Rennsselaer and Saratoga Counties, and all undergraduate transfer students enrolling into Bachelor of Science and the pre-pharmacy years of our Early Assurance Doctor of Pharmacy program. 

Contact Kelly
Office: (518) 694-7157 | Cell: (518) 708-3336 | Kelly.Whitelaw@acphs.edu

I was born and raised in Latham, NY, and am very familiar with all that the Capital District has to offer. Albany is a great area to learn, develop professionally, and have fun! In my free time I enjoy reading and spending time outdoors. I'm an avid sports fan as well. Choosing the right college is such a critical decision. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with prospective students and their families as they navigate through this exciting and important process!

Katie Palmer
Katie Palmer

Territories: Doctor of Pharmacy, first professional year prospective students

Contact Katie
Office: (518) 694-7868 | Cell: (518)-708-3807 | Katie.Palmer@acphs.edu

Within my family there are multiple generations of ACPHS graduates who have all launched very successful careers, which they credit to their experiences at ACPHS. I look forward to getting to know the future generation of ACPHS graduates as they begin their college search process, and I’m eager to share with them everything the college has to offer.

Justin Hadley
Justin Hadley

Graduate Student Admissions

Contact Justin
Office: (518) 694-7130 | Justin.Hadley@acphs.edu

I am from Western New York, but have lived in Albany since attending college in the Capital Region. As the Coordinator of Graduate Programs, I have the opportunity to work with students from the time they express interest in ACPHS until they complete their M.S. program. The Admissions office is a frequent stop for students currently enrolled at ACPHS – as a result, we can readily assist them as they progress towards their degree.