Meet Our Financial Aid Counselors

We know that your college education is a major investment for you and your family, and we’re here to help you manage it in a responsible way.

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Tomiann Russell

Tommiann Russell, Executive Director of Financial Aid

Favorite North Country spot: "Higley Flow State Park in South Colton, N.Y. The park offers year round access to the Raquette River and the foothills of the Adirondack Park."

Favorite part about St. Lawrence: "The sense of family on campus. Our campus is like a tight knit community and everyone is here to help one another."

Why do you enjoy working in Financial Aid? "The best part about working in financial aid is being able to help students and their families navigate what can feel like an overwhelming process when first applying. We have a great team that is ready to answer all of your questions (no matter how “silly” you think those questions may be!). We’re here to help explain the aid process, your eligibility for financial aid, and how you can make a St. Lawrence education affordable for you and your family."

Carol Jenne

Carole Jenne, Associate Director of Financial Aid

Favorite North Country spot: Lake Placid, New York

Favorite part about St. Lawrence: “The sense of community.”

Why do you enjoy working in Financial Aid? “It’s very rewarding to work with our students and families to assist them in navigating the financial aid process.” 




Hannah Parker

Hannah Parker ‘15, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Favorite North Country Spot? Saranac Lake, NY— less than 2 hours from campus and home to the Ice Palace every February during Saranac Lake Winter Carnival.

Favorite part about St. Lawrence? All the beautiful unique spaces here on campus, especially Herring Cole.

Why do you enjoy working in Financial Aid? There are so many different things that factor into Financial Aid that making them fit together is a lot like a puzzle. I love helping students and families navigate the process and put together that puzzle.


Amy McFarland

Amy DuBois, Chief Clerk-Financial Aid

Favorite North Country moments: “Mornings when the mist rises off the fields and rivers. Summerfest in Potsdam. The first snowfall each year.”

Favorite part about St. Lawrence: “I love hearing about the friendships that are made here that last for a lifetime.”

Why do you enjoy working in Financial Aid? “My co-workers in Financial Aid are fantastic. They are great to work with and go above and beyond to help students and families.”



Kelly Sweno

Kelly Sweno, Principal Clerk

Favorite North Country Spot: The Oswegatchie River near my home. I love spending time on the boat or doing anything outdoors. I have made many friends while on the river and around campfires.

Favorite part about St. Lawrence: I love the family feel and how much everyone cares for the students. There is always a friendly face no matter where you go on campus!

Why do you enjoy working in Financial Aid?: I enjoy working with students and their families. Sending your child to college is stressful and it is very rewarding to be able to help make that time easier.

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