HERKIMER, NY—Herkimer County Community College has announced the appointment of several new staff.

Walter Meeker, Frankfort, NY, has joined the staff as a building maintenance helper. Meeker will assist with various tasks including general upkeep and repair of buildings. Meeker previously was a delivery driver for UPS in New Hartford NY, and prior to that, was a maintenance technician at United Cerebral Palsy in Barneveld, NY. Meeker holds an associate degree in Business Administration from the Utica School of Commerce.

Derrick Felder, Yonkers, NY, has been appointed as an advisement center specialist. In this position, Felder will be responsible for providing interdisciplinary academic advisement services to students.  Felder has worked as a summer youth program leader at the University of Tampa where he directed programs and mentored aspiring student athletes. He holds an associate degree from Herkimer College and a bachelor’s degree in Social Science & Liberal Arts from the University of Tampa.

Jessica Fiore

Jessicca Fiore, New York Mills, NY, was appointed to the position of registrar. In this position, Fiore is responsible for maintaining student records and coordinating student registration and scheduling. Most recently, Fiore served as the advisement center specialist at Herkimer College. She has also held positions in admissions, academic support services, and as an adjunct instructor.
Fiore holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, with a minor in Business and a master’s in educational leadership with a concentration in Higher Education leadership, both from Montclair State University in New Jersey.

Damon Neish

Damon Neish, Utica, NY, has joined the staff as a technical assistant of international programs. Neish will be responsible for recruiting and supporting international students. Neish holds a bachelor’s degree in General Studies, from the University of Abertay Dundee in Scotland. He also serves as head coach of the Herkimer College Women’s Soccer team.

Hannah Leonard

Hannah Leonard, Canajoharie, NY, has been appointed public relations assistant. In this position, Leonard will assist in executing communication and marketing initiatives, and aide in the administrative aspects of the public relations department. Most recently, Leonard served as the social media coordinator for Emotional Outlet in Canajoharie. She also served as the news editor of the Oswegonian and was a contributing writer for the Palladium-Times in Oswego, NY. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a minor in Global and International Studies from SUNY Oswego.