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Tonya Deese

Visitation and Events Coordinator

Hello! My name is Tonya Deese and I am Visitation and Events Coordinator at SUNY Plattsburgh. I meet with prospective students, conduct presentations, review transfer applications, and recruit in various locations throughout the state.

Photo of Tonya DeeseHometown: Ithaca, NY

Professional/Personal Biography: In December of 2013, I graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a B.S. in Individual Studies. In December of 2015, I graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh with a master’s degree in Student Affairs Higher Education and Counseling. Just after graduation, I began working In the Admissions Office here at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Most memorable college experience: The most memorable college experience I had here at SUNY Plattsburgh would be having many different experiences meeting new people from many different backgrounds. Learning to understand and accept people different from ourselves is very important in our world. Success in one’s career and future social life requires understanding people in new ways and interacting with new skills. SUNY Plattsburgh definitely allowed me to expand my cultural horizons in many different ways - inside as well as outside of the classroom.

Favorite SUNY Plattsburgh activity: My favorite SUNY Plattsburgh activity is attending the Night of Nations Event that allows students to take a trip around the world without leaving the campus. This event celebrates the cultures of SUNY Plattsburgh's international students through a series of lively dance and musical performances.

Best advice you received regarding college or would give someone entering college: The best advice I received regarding college that I pass on to all prospective students is to take chances and get involved. Meet new people. You have the world at your fingertips, you can do essentially anything you want!


Contact Information

Tonya Deese
Phone: (518) 564-2040
Toll-Free: 1 (888) 673-0012
Fax: (518) 564-2045
Email: [email protected]