Admissions team

 

Chelsey LloydChelsey Lloyd 
Admissions counselor

HOMETOWN: 
Venedocia, Ohio
  
MAJOR IN COLLEGE: 
Bachelor of science in communication studies, interpersonal; minors in Organizational communication and interpersonal relations (Ball State University) 

WHY I CHOSE BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY: 
I began a career at Bluffton University because I was drawn to an organization with strong core values ingrained within the university and on display every day from our professors, faculty and students! The moment I set foot on Bluffton’s campus, I knew it was an incredible academic institution filled with unique people who value individuals and principles. Not only do I strive to enhance that tapestry, I love the opportunity to help our students uncover their passions! 

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: 
Spending time with my family and friends, traveling and outdoor activities, such as boating on Dale Hollow Lake!

RECRUITMENT TERRITORY:
OHIO COUNTIES
Adams, Brown, Butler, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Warren 

INDIANA COUNTIES

Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Daviess, Dearborn, Decatur, Delaware, Dubois, Fayette, Floyd, Fountain, Franklin, Gibson, Greene, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Martin, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Randolph, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Sullivan, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Union, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren, Warrick, Washington, Wayne.

OUT OF STATE:

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Southern - Indiana, Kentucky,Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia.

 

Emily WarnerEmily Warner, Admissions operations manager

HOMETOWN: 
Bluffton, Ohio (Originally from Rawson, Ohio)

WHY I CHOSE BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY:  
I chose to continue my career at Bluffton because I found that this campus genuinely cares about each and every person that passes through, and I wanted to be a part of that passion. Between the compassionate staff that I work with and the incredible students that I come into contact with, Bluffton truly is a home away from home.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: 
Sports, swimming, photography, movies and spending time with family

FAVORITE QUOTES:
"You don't have a soul. You ARE a soul. You have a body."  -- C.S. Lewis
"Everyone smiles in the same language." -- Author Unknown

FAVORITE BIBLE VERSE:
"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid: For the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation."  -- Isaiah 12:2

 

Kaitlyn KerrKaitlyn Kerr
Assistant director of undergraduate admissions 

HOMETOWN: 
Brookville, Ind.

MAJOR IN COLLEGE: 
Bachelor of science in communication (Hanover College)

WHY I CHOSE BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY: 
I began a career at Bluffton University because I value an organization that fosters the growth of academic excellence while also allowing students to expand in their personal goals through Bluffton’s four enduring values of discovery, community, respect and service. Bluffton’s strong community makes you feel right at home no matter how far away home may be for you.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: 
Spending time with my family and friends, reading, sports, helping with 4-H and just being on my family farm.

RECRUITMENT TERRITORY: 
OHIO COUNTIES
Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Hancock, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Medina, Ottawa, Portage, Sandusky, Seneca, Summit, Trumbull, Wood 

OUT OF STATE
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey,  New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington DC

 

Rebecca CoxRebecca Cox
Administrative assistant 

I am often the first person you speak with when you call the office of adult and graduate studies. As an administrative assistant and business office representative, I work closely with degree completion, dietetic internship,  post baccalaureate, and education endorsement students and instructors.

I find Bluffton students are motivated and driven to reach their goals. The cohort experience is a great option for the working adult to gain knowledge in a classroom with their peers.

My background is in health care; I am a retired RN and licensed social worker, and have been employed at Bluffton University for the past several years. I enjoy reading, gardening, cooking, traveling and especially time with my grandsons!  I am also very active in my church, St. John s United Church of Christ. 

 

Samantha ShriderSamantha Shrider
Admissions counselor

HOMETOWN: 
Findlay, Ohio

MAJOR IN COLLEGE: 
Bachelor of arts history (Bluffton University)
Master of arts history (Wright State University)

WHY I CHOSE BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY: 
After graduating from Bluffton University in 2012 I always remembered how much campus felt like home. Now that I have returned to Bluffton, I feel like I have come home again to continue to grow and learn while helping students find their way as they enter the next chapter of their lives at Bluffton University.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS: 
Baking, local history and music

RECRUITMENT TERRITORY:
OHIO COUNTIES
Ashland, Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Champaign, Columbiana, Crawford, Coshocton, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Guerney, Hardin, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Know, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Richland, Ross, Scioto Gallia, Stark, Tuscarawas, Union, Vinton, Washington, Wayne, Wyandot,

 OUT OF STATE:

Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

 

S. Thomas-SiferdShawn Thomas-Siferd
International student counselor

HOMETOWN:
Findlay, Ohio

MAJOR IN COLLEGE:
Bachelor of arts in English and TESOL (Wright State University)
Master of arts in TESOL (Azusa Pacific University)

WHY I CHOSE BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY: 
I chose to work at Bluffton University because of its community and core values (Discovery, Community, Respect and Service). Everyone who visits the campus will experience how these values provide an exceptional place to live, learn and work. The opportunity to join the Bluffton community has given me a unique opportunity to serve.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
Spending time with family, international travel, learning about different cultures and languages, marketing, and computers.

FAVORITE QUOTE:
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."    - C.S. Lewis

RECRUITMENT TERRITORY:
International