Assistant Director/Fraternity Advisor
Kim Kochin has worked in higher education from the time she was a graduate student in residential education at Mansfield University (Pa.). Kochin holds a master's degree in arts education and an undergraduate degree in studio/fine arts with emphasis in advertising and design, and minors in philosophy and communications from Mansfield University. She served as a first year RD at SUNY Brockport and was a first year area coordinator at St. John Fisher College before joining the HWS community as a residential education area coordinator for theme housing in 2004. Kochin served as assistant director of residential education before making the leap to student activities in 2006, where she enjoys assisting students with programs, bringing dynamic entertainment to the Colleges and helping the fraternity men strive for excellence.
Jessie Marullo recently earned a master's degree in student affairs administration from the University of Rochester and a bachelor's in recreation management from the College at Brockport. For the past two years she worked at a variety of institutions including the Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Rochester and the College at Brockport. Her work there concentrated in campus life and student activities, athletics, and community outreach programming. Jessie advises the first-year, sophomore and junior class presidents, chairs the concert advisory committee and helps deliver a wide range of exciting campus programming.
Denise Polanco recently earned a master's of education degree in school counseling. She is a William Smith alumna with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. As an undergraduate student, she was highly involved in student clubs and student programing through her student worker position in Student Activities and leadership on club executive boards. Prior to rejoining the HWS community, Denise advised students at both the high school and middle school level in various academic and personal/social issues. In her current position, Denise oversees student clubs and organizations as well as helps to create new and vibrant campus programming.
Theresa is the administrative support for the Student Activities Office. She assists the many student clubs with space requests, reimbursements and other paperwork involved in facilitating student club events.
She processes payments, invoices, purchase orders and helps the clubs with budgeting. She also hires and supervises the student office workers and organizes semester break bus travel.
TAs Assistant Director, Darnell coordinates the club sports program for Student Activities . Additionally, Darnell serves as the Assistant Director for Residential Education and supervises the William Smith Hill and Odell's 25-48. He also coordinates professional staff training and development for Residential Education. He is a graduate of The College at Brockport where he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education with a concentration in exercise physiology. He also has a master's degree in athletic administration. In his spare time, Darnell enjoys working out, playing tennis, planning a program or eating at a new restaurant.