Noreen Kerrigan, associate dean for admissions, is well-known to more than two-thirds of Einstein students and alumni. Her name is the first they see upon applying to the College of Medicine and her friendly face is the last one they see from the admissions department before they are introduced to the office of student affairs. Ms. Kerrigan arrived at Einstein in 1977, working in the Institute of Emergency Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center. A year later, she joined the dean’s office and, in 1996, became assistant dean for student admissions. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Iona College and her master’s degree from New York University. A native New Yorker – third generation Manhattanite – she considers the Bronx her second home.