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Kevin Alexander ’13
Alumnus Kevin Alexander ’13 (he/him/his) returns to Hamilton via Utica College, where he served as a counselor and tutoring services coordinator in HEOP. He also worked as a college access advisor and helped coordinate community development projects in the local area.
Kevin said he took advantage of experiential learning opportunities at Hamilton by working as one of the inaugural COOP Community Service Interns. He also received several Levitt Center internships and participated in the Levitt Leadership Institute. These opportunities, he said, “allowed me to connect my on- and off-campus experiences in personal, professional, and academic ways.”
While a Hamilton student, he was a member of Opportunity Programs, BLSU, and a founding member of the Feminists of Color Collective.
Melissa is pleased to be serving as an ALEX advisor and looking forward to learning from students and colleagues as well as collaborating on new initiatives and achieving goals to provide a holistic and equitable student experience. It has been a privilege working with students inside and outside the classroom in advising; student success, teaching, mentoring and outreach. While not at work, you can find her with her partner and two children 12 and 9-years-old at youth sports, hiking, on the water in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter. Melissa enjoys canning and preserving food, embroidery and spending time with her two dogs.
Logan Lyons (she/her), joined the ALEX Team this summer (2022) from Utah State University, where she earned a B.S. in psychology and a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies, with an emphasis on adolescent development and the intercollegiate transition. During her time at USU she served as a sport psychology consultant, student-athlete academic success mentor, and was a member of the Student-Athlete Wellness Team, a committee dedicated to enhancing the student-athlete experience.
At Utah State, Logan also gained experience as an instructor, teaching courses in kinesiology, human development, mental health advocacy, and the first-year University Connections program. She was also a researcher in the Families in Sports Lab and has published articles related to adolescent identity, the student-athlete experience, and the effectiveness of on-campus mental health awareness and advocacy programming. Logan brings valuable experience related to the collegiate transition, on-campus mental health advocacy and awareness, and the student-athlete experience to the ALEX advising role.
Noelle Niznik (she/her), joined the ALEX Advising team this summer (2022). She previously worked in the Student Life division at Hamilton where she started her career in higher education in 2009.
From 2015-22, Noelle served as Director of Student Activities. She spent several years advising student leaders, implementing and assessing creative programs, conceptualizing leadership development as experiential learning, and building positive relationships across the College—all of which will serve her well in her new role!
Noelle has a B.A. in psychology from SUNY Polytechnic, and an M.S. in Education (College Student Service Administration) from the College of Saint Rose.
Hannah Stubley ’12
Hannah Stubley (she/her/hers) is a Hamilton alumna who also holds a master’s degree in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies from SUNY Albany. She most recently served as an academic support center specialist, adjunct instructor, and developmental writing mentor at Herkimer County Community College (HCCC).
Hannah has presented at conferences and workshops on topics related to diversity and inclusion, served on the CNY Alliance of LBGTQ College and Organizational Representatives, and was a member of HCCC’s equity council and FYE (First Year Experience) working group. She also planned and facilitated a summer bridge program for first-year students, and has experience with the Starfish student support software platform being used by the ALEX program.
ALEX Program Coordinator
Janelle (she/her) joined the ALEX team in 2021. Originally from Boulder, Colorado, Janelle loves adventure and has traveled extensively after her semester abroad while attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Janelle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Isenberg School of Management and International Relations Certificate from the 5 College Scholars. Her experience working in community development and serving vulnerable, marginalized, and those in need of assistance for more than 15 years inspired her career path toward higher education. She earned her Masters in Education from Southern Utah University where if she wasn't teaching, or practicing yoga, she was hiking in the seven surrounding national parks. She comes to Hamilton after coordinating numerous workforce development trainings and certifications for Mohawk Valley Community College and New York State Department of Education. Her connections across campus support the ALEX team, faculty, and students in experiential learning, advising and programming. You can find her in the ALEX suite in CJ or the Levitt Center in KJ.