Admissions team

Your admissions counselor will be with you through every step of becoming a Bluffton University student. From answering your questions as you first start to explore Bluffton, to celebrating with you as you make your decision to become a Bluffton University student. You are encouraged to contact your counselor as you need!
 
Most of us attended Bluffton, so we can tell you what student life is like from first-person experience. Interested in hearing from a student? You will likely be called by a student from our office or, if you come for a visit, a student will lead you and your family on a campus tour. Take advantage of these times to ask any questions you might have.
 
Admissions team:

Ron Headings, Vice president for enrollment management

Derek Stemen, Director of admissions

Sue Van Eman, Associate director of admissions, transfer admissions
Phillip Birkey, Admissions counselor
Erin Burkholder, Admissions counselor

Jessica Brackman, Admissions counselor
Andy Chaffee, Admissions counselor

Lawrence Ervin, Admissions counselor

Amy Tabler, Campus visit coordinator 

Office staff: Rachel Hunter, Deb Schroeder

 

Mennonite
students
Student representatives to Pittsburgh 2011

Bluffton is grounded in the values of the Mennonite faith – peace, justice and service.

 

Phil, your admissions counselor, will walk with you through your journey to become a Bluffton student.

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Transfer
students
Studying in Bob's Place between classes.

Transfer students are welcomed for fall or spring semester, with a semester or two of credit, or with a completed associate’s degree.

 

Your admissions counselor, Sue, will work to make your transition to Bluffton  as seamless as possible. 

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International
students
Global Weekend banquet, 2012

Each year, Bluffton University welcomes many international students from countries across the globe including Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Sweden, Burkina-Faso, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia.

 

Derek will work with you through the admissions process.  

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