Meet the Financial Aid Team

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Colleen Wise

I have been working in financial aid for 16 years now. Simply put, I like this field because I enjoy helping others. Financial aid is often a confusing process; I like helping students navigate it so they can focus on their studies. — Colleen Wise, Director of Financial Aid


Jessica Dixon

What I like about working in financial is being there for the students and families, easing their minds and knowing I have helped them achieve their dream of going to college. — Jessica Dixon, Assistant Director of Financial Aid


Michele Sprague

I began working in Financial Aid almost 13 years ago.  I was initially drawn to the field because I knew I was very grateful for financial aid when I was in college, and I found the idea of helping students finance their educational goals appealing. The thought of being able to support students and their families through the whole process and make it less daunting is what still drives me today; I try to make things as comprehensive as possible for the students I work with so they can focus on what is important - their studies. — Michele Sprague, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Rita Debman

I chose to work in Financial Aid because it is very gratifying to assist students with their goal of attending college. No matter what age, it makes me feel good knowing students are able to attend due to financial aid. They can concentrate on studies instead of how they will pay for it. — Rita Debnam, Secretary


Reburta Moffitt

I received my associate degree from SUNY Adirondack in 2017. Currently, I study full time for my bachelor's degree at Empire State College. Along with life as an adult learner, I work in Financial Aid as SUNY Adirondack's Financial Counselor. I am the monetary liaison and financial point of contact for Residence Hall students.  As a student advocate and financial educator, I love connecting with scholars to help them navigate the financial aid world. These connections enlighten the individual and build the undergraduate's monetary preparedness. This guidance plays a small part of a large collaborative goal; assisting students with their money so college graduation is in their future. Outside of work, I love spending time with my husband and children in the Adirondacks. I also like crafting, reading and adventure seeking.  — Reburta Moffitt, Financial Aid Counselor


Nancy Leo

When I applied for the job it had sounded interesting and something I would enjoy.  Over the years, I have really enjoyed the job and helping all the students. I am glad I took a chance on a job I was not very familiar with.  I have learned so much and there is still so much to learn.  Financial aid keeps you on your toes - that is for sure! — Nancy Leo, Office Specialist