Donna Ortolani '79 Admissions Counselor

Donna Ortolani '79


Area of Specialty: Bilingual Education, Differentiated Instruction, Education Technologies and Emerging Media, Deaf Education, Online Physical Education, Special Education, Literacy, TESOL, Community Mental Health and School Counseling programs.

Hometown: Amherst, New York

Background: As a graduate of Canisius, Donna has always valued her Jesuit education at Canisius and the foundation it provided.  She returned to Canisius in 2005 as an employee of the School of Education and Human Services for 8 years and most recently joined the Graduate Admissions team in August 2013. She enjoys sharing the story of Canisius College with prospective graduate students and helping them pursue their educational goals.

Fun Fact: Donna and her husband can be found just about anywhere around town walking their golden retriever “Brinkley”.