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Peg Richmond

Director of Admissions
mrichmon@keene.edu
(603) 358-2273

College: Keene State College
Major: M.Ed. School Counseling
Hometown: Swanzey, NH

What do you love the most about Keene?
I love the opportunities I’ve had to interact with students. Keene State College has allowed me to be the advisor for class executive boards, attend events in the arts center, athletic events, lectures and so many other arenas where we witness students excelling in and out of the classroom. 

What advice would you give a high school student applying to Keene State College?
Represent yourself in an honest, positive and accurate way.  Ask questions, visit campus, do your research and put the time and energy into completing your applications that it deserves.  Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life.

Favorite spot on campus:
In the admissions office with our staff! 

Bert Poirier

Sr. Associate Director
bpoirier@keene.edu
(603) 358-2271

College: Keene State College
Major: BA Spanish and M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction
Travel Territories: North Country and Monadnock Region

Favorite Spot on campus:
The Admissions Office

If you could go to college again, what major would you choose?
Pre-med

What do you love the most about Keene?
The people and the culture

Quote that you live by?
Education is not received. It is achieved.

Liz Cahoon

Associate Director
ecahoon@keene.edu
(603) 358-2268

College: Keene State College
Major: BA in Management
Hometown: Keene, NH
Travel Territories: Lakes Region, Seacoast & Central NH

What advice would you give a high school student applying to Keene State College?
Visit campus and trust your instinct.

Favorite Spot on campus:
Sumner Joyce Athletic Field – It’s where I met my husband

Favorite Place to eat in Keene:
Nicola’s Trattoria

Fun Fact about you?
I am the 8th of 9 children.

Kevin Justice

Assistant Director of Admissions - Multicultural Recruitment
kjustice@keene.edu
(603) 358-2275

College: Whitman College
Major: BA in Mathematics
Hometown : Boise, ID
Travel Territories: Manchester/Nashua NH, Boston/Worcester/Springfield MA, Hartford CT

Fun Fact about you?
I love music, especially when I am driving my car. If I have a choice between flying and driving, I will always choose driving while listening to music.

What do you love the most about Keene?
Our student body. They are hardworking, involved, and passionate. I get the chance to work with them on many levels and they are continually challenging and educating me.

If you could go to college again, what major would you choose?
Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences or Exercise Science

Sasha Watt

Assistant Director
swatt@keene.edu
(603) 358-2270

College: Keene State College
Major: English
Hometown: I have lived all over the US; California, Utah , Colorado, but I call Mystic, CT “home”
Travel Territories: Eastern CT, SE Cape Cod & Island (MA) & RI

What do you love the most about Keene? It is a wonderful community to live in. I love our downtown! What’s the best memory you have of attending Keene State College? Working in the Admissions Office and being a volunteer Tour Guide

Favorite Spot on campus:
The Quad

Favorite Place to eat in Keene:
The Stage

Carrie Holmes

Admissions Counselor
cholmes2@keene.edu
(603) 358-2267

College: Keene State College
Major: BA in Spanish & Psychology
Hometown: Dover, NH

Travel Territories: VT, ME, North Shore and Berkshires MA, Upstate NY, DC, MD

Favorite Place to eat in Keene:  My favorite place to eat in Keene is the dining commons right on campus! I love the stir fry station, or the omelet station for breakfast, and who doesn’t want soft serve ice-cream or frozen yogurt after every meal?

If you could go to college again, what major would you choose?
Maybe architecture, or SPDI. I am just so amazed by the ideas and creativity that come out of those two departments.

Fun Fact about you?
Other than my students, my favorite part of teaching was writing or finding songs and chants to teach content . Ask me about the long division chant – you will not be disappointed.

Dauri Torres

Admissions Counselor
dtorres@keene.edu
(603) 358-2272

College: MCLA
Major: Business and Sociology
Hometown: Lawrence, MA
Travel Territories: Southern CT (Fairfield/New Haven) , NY (Westchester, Rockland, Orange County, NYC and Long Island) and NJ

What do you love the most about Keene?
The sense of community you feel when you walk around campus and talk to students. Everyone makes you feel that you are right at home.

Fun Fact about Me ?
I have had the opportunity to travel to 65 countries ( and counting) and 6 continents around the world

Quote that I live by ?
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela


Contact Admissions

Admissions Office
1-800-KSC-1909
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435