Meet the Staff
Carrie Grogan Abbott
Carrie Grogan Abbott is the Director of First-Year and Transfer Programs. Previously, Abbott served as the Associate Director of admissions and student services for Syracuse University Abroad. Prior to that, she served as the Assistant Director in the Office of Orientation and Transition Services. Raised in Bedford, NH, Abbott earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Ithaca College and a master’s degree in higher education from SU.
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Lisa Chestney is the Assistant Director of First-Year and Transfer Programs at Syracuse University. Originally from Harrisburg, PA, Lisa earned a bachelor’s degree in visual media from Rochester Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from the University of South Carolina.
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Anna Cherian is the Administrative Assistant in the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs at Syracuse University. Originally from Syracuse, she earned a bachelor's degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in New Media Marketing and minors in International Business and Arabic.
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Laura Chrissley is a Graduate Assistant in the Office of First-Year and Transfer Programs at Syracuse University. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Laura earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Management from Ithaca College. Laura is currently working on her master’s degree in higher education here at Syracuse University.
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Mario Cruz is a Graduate Assistant in First-Year and Transfer Programs at Syracuse University. Originally from Washington DC, Mario earned a bachelor's degree in International Studies and Spanish from Salisbury University and is pursuing his master's degree in higher education here at Syracuse University.
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Professor Jerry Evensky is from New Orleans. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, a Master’s in Secondary Education from University of Missouri at St. Louis, and a PhD in Economics from Syracuse University. Prior to joining the Syracuse University faculty in 1985, Professor Evensky taught secondary social studies for six years in the Webster Groves (Missouri) School District. At SU Professor Evensky designed and developed the one-semester introductory economics course for Syracuse University. As part of that project, he authored the text, Principles of Economics: A Foundation for Understanding the Economy. In 1996 he was named a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence. Professor Evensky’s research interests include Adam Smith’s moral philosophy, ethics and economics, and economic education. His scholarly publications include numerous journal articles and two books: Adam Smith’s Moral Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and Adam Smith’s Economics (Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming).