Advising Office Student Staff

Decker student staff

Decker College's Division of Advising and Academic Excellence hires high-achieving nursing students to serve as peer advisors and student ambassadors.

  • Peer advisors assist with day-to-day office tasks and offer regularly scheduled walk-in hours to assist current and prospective Decker students.
  • Student ambassadors represent the division at special events such as prospective student Q&A sessions and open house events.

See our events calendar for opportunities to connect with our student staff. 

Image: Decker College student staff for academic year 2021-22.
Decker College student staff for academic year 2021-22.

Peer advisors

Peer advisors undergo extensive training and have a thorough knowledge of the admissions process, program requirements, registration processes and policies, as well as the Binghamton campus and support services. Their firsthand experiences at Binghamton University and in Decker College make them ideally suited to assist prospective and current nursing students with a range of issues.

Student ambassadors

Student ambassadors have extensive knowledge of our undergraduate and graduate programs, admissions process, the Binghamton campus and available support services. They are extensively trained to answer prospective and admitted students' questions, share their firsthand experiences and assist with staffing special events.  

Meet our student staff

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Chris
Chris, peer advisor and student ambassador
Hometown: Valhalla, N.Y.
Class: junior

Chris was admitted into Decker as a first-year student and this is his second year serving as a peer advisor and student ambassador. He participates in nursing research through the Interdisciplinary Tobacco Use and Research Program. He is also serving as vice president of the Nursing Student Association and works as a patient care technician at a local hospital.

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Flora
Flora, peer advisor
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Class: junior

Flora was admitted to Decker College as an intra-university transfer student and this is her first year as a peer advisor. She is an active member of the Vietnamese Student Union and Imagination Craft Works on campus.

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Gerard
Gerard, peer advisor 
Hometown: Tuxedo, N.Y.
Class: senior
Minor: health and wellness studies

Gerard was admitted to Decker College as a first-year student and this is his third year as a peer advisor. He is involved in both the Mary E. Mahoney Nursing Support Group and the Nursing Student Association, where he serves as the social chair.

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Grace
Grace, peer advisor and student ambassador
Hometown: Oakdale, N.Y.
Class: senior
Minor: health and wellness studies

Grace was admitted to Decker as an intra-university transfer student and this is her first year as both a peer advisor and student ambassador. She serves as a Mindset Mentor, is president of the Harpur Harpeggios A Cappella Group, and is the community chair for the Nursing Student Association.

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Hannah
Hannah, student ambassador
Hometown: Lowville, N.Y.
Class: BAT

Hannah is a student in the Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) program and this is her first year as a Decker student ambassador. Previously, she earned a degree in biological sciences from Binghamton and served as an undergraduate admissions student ambassador. She is a member of the BU Pep Band and has been involved with research on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in the Kreiss Lab.

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Han
Han, student ambassador
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Class: BAT

Han is a student in the Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) program and this is his first year as a Decker student ambassador. Previously, he earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from CUNY Hunter College.

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Kaylee
Kaylee, student ambassador
Hometown: Farmingville, N.Y.
Class: junior
Minor: health and wellness studies

Kaylee was admitted to Decker College as a first-year student and this is her first year as a student ambassador. She is a member of the Binghamton University Dance Team and serves as secretary of the Nursing Student Association.

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Lauren
Lauren, peer advisor
Hometown: St. James, N.Y.
Class: senior
Minor: Spanish

Lauren was admitted to Decker as a first-year student and this is her second year as a peer advisor. She enjoys volunteering, is a member of the MedLife Club and is also a member of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority.

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Madison
Madison, peer advisor and student ambassador
Hometown: Seaford, N.Y.
Class: junior
Double degree: psychology

Madison was admitted to Decker College as a double degree student; she is working toward a nursing degree and a psychology degree. This is her first year as a peer advisor and student ambassador. She is a researcher in the Human Sexualities Lab on campus, as well as a member of the Scholars Program. Madison is also involved with TOPSoccer and Binghamton Aiding Hearts.

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Maeve
Maeve, peer advisor and student ambassador
Hometown: Albany, N.Y.
Class: senior

Maeve was admitted to Decker College as a first-year student. This is her second year as a peer advisor and her first year as a student ambassador. She is an active member of the Binghamton University Running Club, volunteers at a local community center and also serves as a patient care technician at a local hospital.

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Maria
Maria, peer advisor
Hometown: Warwick, N.Y.
Class: junior

Maria entered Decker College as an intra-university transfer student and is starting her first year as a peer advisor. She is involved with Uni-Buddies, Snow Cats and BU Science. She is also completing an independent study of biofilms and works as a pharmacy technician.

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Michelle
Michelle, peer advisor and student ambassador
Hometown: Yorktown Heights, NY
Class: senior
Minor: forensic health

Michelle entered Decker College as a first-year student and this is her third year as a peer advisor and student ambassador. She is actively involved in A Cappella and the Nursing Student Association, and recently completed a summer internship at White Plains Hospital.

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Sam
Samantha, student ambassador
Hometown: Smithtown, NY
Class: senior
Minor: health and wellness studies

Samantha was admitted to Decker College as a first-year student and this is her second year as a Decker student ambassador. Since her sophomore year, she has been involved in nursing research on the topic of attitudes and perceptions of vaping in adolescents. She is also a member of a sorority.

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Sarah
Sarah, student ambassador
Hometown: Roslyn Heights, NY
Class: junior
Double degree: English
Minor: education

Sarah was admitted to Decker College as a first-year, double degree student; she is also pursuing a degree in English. This is her first year as a student ambassador. Sarah volunteers with BU Science, serves as vice president of Jewish Life for Hillel and works at the COVID Surveillance Testing Site on campus. Sarah enjoys working at her local public library and summer camps.

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Tara
Tara, student ambassador
Hometown: Farmingdale, NY
Class: BAT

Tara is a student in the Baccalaureate Accelerated Track (BAT) program and this is her first year as a Decker student ambassador. She holds a degree in integrative neuroscience with a minor in health and wellness studies from Binghamton. She has been involved with many organizations including Delta Phi Epsilon, Panhellenic Council, the Binghamton University Running Club and Best Buddies. Tara has also worked for the Decker Student Health Services Center.