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Sam Comfort - SUNY Cobleskill Admissions Counselor - Profile  

Sam Comfort

Admissions Counselor

Transfer Counselor


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Recruitment Territory: Western NY & Pennsylvania and Transfer Students


Cayuga, Tompkins, Tioga, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Wayne, Ontario, Yates, Steuben, Allegany, Livingston, Monroe, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Cattaraugus, Chataqua, Erie, and Niagara Counties and Pennsylvania

What is one of your favorite things about SUNY Cobleskill?

I enjoy watching the students in the coursework. You can actually see the students learning and doing what they are here to study. Knowing that the students are studying in the greenhouses, barns, and the machine shops is great. It also helps that the school is in the Catskill foothills - it is a beautiful place to work. 


What advice would you give a prospective student about choosing a college?

Visit more than one institution. Even if you are set on one school, always visit at least one other campus in order to make a comparison. Start your visits early - I think junior year is ideal. It gives you a chance to tour the schools without the pressure of making a decision right away. Also, if you like a particular school, visit multiple times! Your end goal is finding a school that fits you. 


What is an interesting hobby or special talent that you have? 

I love to garden and cook. I watch numerous cooking shows, collect cookbooks and figure out methods of canning the vegetables I grow. In the growing season, I am always outside. My wife and I argue (in a good way!) over who gets to cook dinner.


What did you like best about your college experience?

Finally seeing myself as an adult. I went to school about an hour and a half from my home town. I was far enough away to feel independent, but close enough to get home if I needed to. My folks were a big help with this. I had a lot of independence before I attended college. It was nice to always have them for advice as needed, while still being able to make my own choices.