Derek StemenDerek Stemen

Director of admissions

Van Wert, Ohio

My wife Abby, daughters Eliza and Leah

Why I chose Bluffton University: 
There were many reasons why I choose to attend Bluffton University. First and foremost, I was thoroughly impressed with the closeness of the campus community. From the first time I stepped on campus during a visit (which I would highly recommend!) I could tell that the faculty, staff, and students truly cared about helping me become everything that God created me to be.

While at Bluffton, I was able to continue my athletic career by participating in NCAA Division III athletics. Based on those factors, and the knowledge that Bluffton has a strong academic reputation, I knew that Bluffton was the place for me. Overall, I was very pleased with my experiences as a student and I look forward to sharing them with you.

Sports, woodworking, time with family.

Favorite Bible verse:
Let us not become weary of doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)

Contact me:
Office: 1-800-488-3257


Recruitment territory:
Ohio counties:
Adams, Brown, Butler, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby and Warren

Indiana counties
Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Debois, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Gibson, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock,

Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Ohio, Organe, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Union, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren, Warrick, Washington and Wayne 

Out of state
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Southern Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia