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Office of Career Services Staff

Staff are available for appointments on the Utica campus 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Staff are available for appointments on the Rome campus every other Tuesday 9-11am.

Lizabeth Doherty, Coordinator of Career Services

Lizabeth Doherty (315) 792-5377

Liaison for the ARTD, APER, EDLS, HUEN & MNSC Departments

Liz has a B.S. from Elmira College and an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. She has previously worked in First Year Experience and Advisement, and taught College Seminar and Psychology at MVCC.  In addition to working in Career Services, she also serves as an advisor to the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and as a Safe Space trainer and member of the LGBTQ Committee. Liz and her husband have two young sons, and she enjoys live music, reading, being outside, and spending time with friends and family.


Rebecca Pepperine, Career & Employer Relations Specialist

Rebecca  (315) 792-5502

Liaison for the HLTP Department & the Hospitality Program

Rebecca has over ten years of diversified experience as a public educator at both the secondary and post-secondary levels. She possesses an AAS in Business from MVCC, a BA in Psychology from SUNY Polytechnic Institute, a Masters in Counseling Education from the State University of New York College at Oneonta, a CASE in School Counseling from Loyola University in Maryland and a CAS from Stony Brook University in Educational Leadership. She holds NYS School Counselor, School Building and School District Leader certifications.  Prior to coming to MVCC, she worked as a high school counselor for eight years and now also teaches classes in the social sciences department of MVCC. 

Outside of the college, Rebecca is a member of The Mohawk Valley Society for Human Resource Management (MVSHRM) and SUNY Career Development Organization (CDO). She also has a Personal Trainer certification and enjoys the outdoors, fitness, music/art and travel.

Christa Nigro, Career & Employer Relations Specialist

Christa (315) 792-5672

Liaison for the SSPS Department

Christa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Union College and a Master of Education in Counseling from Boston University. She has previously worked as a high school counselor for five years. Christa enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys volunteering in the community, running, traveling, and reading.



Peter Podagrosi, Career & Employer Relations Specialist

Peter  (315) 792-5502

Liaison for the BCCS & PSAT Departments

Peter has a BS in Business Administration/HR Management from Columbia College.  He is a 20 year Army veteran with service in two combat tours.  His military specialty fields were Military Policeman, Ammunition Management, Legal Assistance, Training & Operations, and Personnel Management.  After his military service, he worked 17 years in the Human Resource field with vast experience in training & development, recruitment, employee & labor relations, and he was the HR Manager at Daimler Buses North America.  Peter and his wife Carrie have two children, and four grandchildren.   He enjoys travel, shooting pool, bowling and physical training.



Office of Career Services

Monday - Friday
8:30AM - 4:30PM

Academic Building Room 202

1101 Sherman Drive, Utica NY 13501

(315) 792-5377