Admissions team

 

Emily Warner

Emily 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.

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
"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.

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.

 

Kevin Christie

Kevin Christie
Admissions counselor 

Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Cox

Rebecca 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

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.

 

S. Thomas-SiferdShawn Thomas-Siferd
International student counselor

HOMETOWN:
Findlay, Ohio

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.

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

RECRUITMENT TERRITORY: International