Mariann Cardonick

Title / Job Description: Associate Director of Student Financial Services. Responsible for tuition accounts receivable, student and agency refunds, and a little of everything in between. I work with students and parents to help them understand charges and different options to meet financial responsibilities.

Relationship to the Arts: I’m still searching for my hidden talents, I think I passed them all on to my children, who are great musicians and can draw very well. I thought that singing was my forte, until I heard a taped Karaoke song that I sang, which is when I hung the microphone up for good. I often sing nursery rhymes to my new granddaughter when nobody else is listening; she is not a critic yet and appreciates my voice.

Hobbies / Interests: I love cooking. I enjoy trying many different recipes and look forward to going to the Italian Market to grab fresh ingredients for my favorite Italian foods. I also enjoy gardening and I’m still trying to finds ways to keep the rabbits, chipmunks and other critters from eating my vegetables each year; some day I will have a small greenhouse that will keep those uninvited away.

Education / Background: Specialized Associates Degree in Computer Science, and working on my bachelor’s in Accounting. I have over 20 years of experience with student financial aid and accounts receivable. Attend conferences and participate in webinars during the year to keep up with the ever-changing world of student finance.

Additional Information: My favorite season? I love autumn. The fresh crisp morning air, the beautiful colors of the falling leaves and the excitement of up coming holidays all make me very happy.