Megan Bontrager

Megan Bontrager
Early Childhood Education major
Goshen, Ind.
Pleasant View Mennonite Church

Favorite thing about the village: The Whippy Dip

Campus activities: Bluffton Education Organization (BEO), Spiritual Life Week Planning Committee, Student Ambassador, Bible Study

I chose Bluffton because: of the welcoming community, strong education department and Mennonite values.

Bluffton University is: a place to call home away from home.




Sam Stucky


Mathematics and Music double major
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pittsburgh Mennonite Church


Favorite place on campus: the Ultimate Frisbee field.


Favorite memory at Bluffton: playing capture the flag inside Ropp Residence Hall.


Favorite thing about the village of Bluffton: It is longboard friendly!


Bluffton University is: full of opportunities.





Laurie Nofziger
2013 Graduate
Youth Ministry & Recreation major
Recreation Management minor
Lyons, Ohio
West Clinton Mennonite Church


Favorite residence hall: Ropp Hall - It is so big, and there are always people around to hang out with!


Campus activities: Chapel Planning Committee, Riley Creek Festival Planning Committee, Ultimate Frisbee, Intramurals, Hall Chaplain, Bible Study, Leadership Development Program


Favorite food in The Commons: Vegetable Fried Rice


Bluffton University is: home.




Ashley Litwiller
Youth Ministry & Recreation major
Graphic Design Minor
Hopedale, Ill.
Hopedale Mennonite Church


Favorite memory: Bonding with my First Year Seminar class during my first semester at Bluffton.


Campus activities: Varsity volleyball, Shining Through, SERVE, intramurals, admissions office intern, Bible Study, Student Ambassador


Favorite thing about the village of Bluffton: the coffee shop uptown, Common Grounds.


Bluffton University is: a great community. The perfect home away from home.





Matthew McCoy
Mathematics major
Archbold, Ohio
Zion Mennonite Church

Favorite place on campus: the pond at the Nature Preserve.


Favorite memory at Bluffton: when Group 1 Crew came on campus to perform a concert.


Favorite food in The Commons: Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with ice cream!


Bluffton University is: a small community with great opportunities to get involved in the classroom, on campus and in the community.




Alicia Rodriguez
Food & Nutrition major; Dietetics concentration
Public Health minor
Phoenix, Ariz.
Trinity Mennonite Church


Favorite place on campus: Marbeck Center - where you can check your mail and eat!


Campus activities: Cross country, Bluffton University Nutrition Association, Multi-cultural affairs, Spiritual Life Planning Committee


Favorite thing about the village of Bluffton: It's small and friendly, everyone waves at you - whether you know them or not.


Bluffton University is: a place to be challenged and to grow, both academically and spiritually.




Taylor Truex
Chemistry & Pre-Medicine double major
Goshen, Ind.
Silverwood Mennonite Church


Favorite place on campus: Shoker Science Building because I love science and performing experiments.


Favorite residence hall: Ramseyer - I love the community that I was able to become a part of and I like the air conditioning!


I chose Bluffton because: I like the small, close community and feel comfortable with my peers on campus.


Bluffton University is: a blessing.