Emily Nevinger
Associate Director of Admissions
College Advising Consultant
(585) 381-4560

Emily is the College Advising Consultant at Allendale Columbia School. After serving as the Interim College Advisor in Fall 2018, Emily took on a role to offer students and families outside AC with guidance in the college admissions process and how to find the best fit school for each individual student. Emily joined AC from Emory University where she directed the selection process for more than 20,000 freshmen candidates each year. She started working at the university level in 2004 and was a senior member of the admission committees for University of Miami, Emory University, and UNC Chapel Hill. Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Duke University and a Master of Higher Education Administration and Enrollment Management from the University of Miami.  

What do you love most about your job?
I love counseling students on the college admission process, and specifically how to navigate through the wealth of admission information (and misinformation!).

If you could have lunch with anyone, who would it be and why?
I’d have lunch with Mike Krzyzewski, Duke’s Head Basketball coach for nearly 40 years. I’d like to get a few pointers on his leadership style and incredible drive to succeed.

What’s your favorite quote?
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream” – CS Lewis