Celebrate our graduates

 

Bachelor degrees

Karissa Allen

Karissa Allen


Degree: BA, Exercise science, minor in coaching
Hometown: Covington, Ohio
Looking back, going to Bluffton was probably one of my best decisions. I met so many important people that will be involved in the rest of my life and made so many great memories there. I couldn’t have asked for a better second home or a better family.

Madison Ament

Madison Ament


Degree: BA, Speech-language pathology and audiology
Hometown: Lancaster, Ohio
After graduation, I hope to work and eventually further my education by obtaining an AuD to practice audiology!

Kalus Arnold

Kalus Arnold


Degree: BA, Sport and recreation leadership
Hometown: Springfield, Ohio
I am excited to begin my coaching career at Parma Senior HS this coming summer!

Bailie Barrington

Bailie Barrington


Degree: BA, Speech-language pathology and audiology
Hometown: Waynesfield, Ohio
I plan on working, saving money and preparing to attend graduate school to further my education in Speech-Language Pathology.

Aubrey Bartel

Aubrey Bartel


Degree: BA, Pre-physical therapy, exercise science
Hometown: Newton, Kan.
I will be attending the University of Kansas to work towards my doctorate of physical therapy degree.

Leslie Beasley

Leslie Beasley


Degree: BA, Intervention specialist
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Thank you to all of my classmates for the laughter, love, and support throughout the 4 years at Bluffton.

LaJohn Beasley

LaJohn Beasley


Degree: BA, Business administration, minor in psychology
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
After graduation I plan on further developing my passions in hopes to create a business out of them.

Raya Beerbower

Raya Beerbower


Degree: BA, Nutrition and dietetics
Hometown: Findlay, Ohio
I am looking forward to beginning my internship in the fall at Bluffton University and be one step closer to becoming a Registered Dietitian!

Tim Bender

Tim Bender


Degree: BA, History, Bible and theology
Hometown: Wellman, Iowa
Next year I get to serve with a nonprofit through PULSE in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!

Taylor Best

Taylor Best


Degree: BA, Exercise science
Hometown: West Chster, Ohio
I plan on working the rest of 2020 and getting a graduate assistantship for physical therapy in January 2021.

Maranda Blanchard

Maranda Blanchard


Degree: BA, Early childhood education, child development
Hometown: Findlay, Ohio
I am SO thankful for all of the friends and the relationships that I have formed during my time at Bluffton. In the fall, I hope to be teaching in an early childhood classroom!

Alyssa Bowers

Alyssa Bowers


Degree: BA, Early childhood education
Hometown: Lima, Ohio
Bluffton has helped create so many memories and friends that I'll never forget. I'm excited to see where life takes me this fall.

Hannah Brown

Hannah Brown


Degree: BA, Graphic design
Hometown: Findlay, Ohio
I am excited to be moving to the metro-Detroit area and to continue searching for full-time job opportunities while actively running my own small design/art business!  

Dylan Burkholder

Dylan Burkholder


Degree: BA, Pre-physical therapy
Hometown: Lima, Ohio
I loved Bluffton because of it's close family atmosphere. I will miss my friends and our good times!

Alexis Cash

Alexis Cash


Degree: BA, Speech-language pathology and audiology
Hometown: Gaines, Mich.
I will be pursuing a Master of Divinity at Yale Divinity School

Emma Cobb

Emma Cobb


Degree: BA, Nutrition and dietetics, music
Hometown: Archbold, Ohio
I will be continuing my education at Ball State University where I will complete my dietetic internship and Master's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics!

Jensen Crane

Jensen Crane


Degree: BA, Speech-language pathology and audiology, minor in psychology
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
I am looking forward to beginning graduate school in the fall to earn a MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Baldwin Wallace University.

Adam Duncan

Adam Duncan


Degree: BA, Business administration, marketing
Hometown: Northwood, Ohio
My time at Bluffton has led to many learning experiences that have instilled in me the core values needed to become sucessful in life but also as a man. Bluffton has also provided me with some of my best friends and memories through my involvement with the football and baseball programs.

Dani Easterday

Dani Easterday


Degree: BA, Writing, minors in English and psychology
Hometown: Barberton, Ohio
I am excited to continue my education at Walsh University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. 

Takayla Gadberry

Takayla Gadberry


Degree: BA, Psychology, minor in educational studies
Hometown: Lockland, Ohio
I will begin working towards my Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis in the fall at the University of Dayton.

Bracy K. Halker

Bracy K. Halker


Degree: BA, Organizational management
Hometown: Jackson Center, Ohio
I plan to use the knowledge I have gained and advance my career at Emerson. I have enjoyed the time with my cohort and have gained new networking connections for continued growth both personally and professionally.

Christopher Harris

Christopher Harris


Degree: BA, Sport management, minor in coaching
Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
This summer I am looking forward to getting a internship in Toledo to further my skills in the field of sports management.

Megan Hill

Megan Hill


Degree: BA, Early childhood education, intervention specialist
Hometown: Arcadia, Ohio

April Horton

April Horton


Degree: BA, Physics
Hometown: Findlay, Ohio
I am planning to continue my education by attending graduate school to obtain my Ph.D. in astronomy.

Courtney Jasinski

Courtney Jasinski


Degree: BA, Marketing, business administration, minor in public relations
Hometown: Englewood, Ohio
My time at Bluffton has prepared me for a successful future because of the meaningful relationships I was able to build and the academic opportunities I was able to experience!

Kirk Kauder

Kirk Kauder


Degree: BA, Accounting, business administration
Hometown: Curtice, Ohio
I am going to be attending BGSU starting in the fall of 2020 for my Master's in Accountancy Degree and graduating in the summer of 2021. After graduating from BGSU, I plan on sitting for the Certified Public Accountant exam.

Justin Kauffman

Justin Kauffman


Degree: BA, Biology
Hometown: Smithville, Ohio
Currently I am planning on using my degree and the skills I learned at Bluffton to follow my lifelong goal to attend Dental School and become a dentist.

Dominique Keesey

Dominique Keesey


Degree: BA, Exercise science, strength and conditioning 
Hometown: cardiz, Ohio
After graduation I’m going to Missouri to continue my education in chiropractic school. I am excited for this new chapter in my life!

Lindsey Kelly

Lindsey Kelly


Degree: BA, Business administration
Hometown: Holgate, Ohio
I plan to purse a career in a business related field.

Carter Kinnaird

Carter Kinnaird


Degree: BA, Business administration
Hometown: Lewis Center, Ohio
I received a full time position at Auto-Owners Insurance in Lima.

Carley Lester

Carley Lester


Degree: BA, Nutrition and dietetics
Hometown: Chesapeake, Ohio
After graduation, I will be completing my Dietetic Internship in Raleigh, NC at Meredith College. I am so thankful for the amazing people I met and memories I made at Bluffton. I will cherish them forever!

Levi Litwiller

Levi Litwiller


Degree: BA, Chemistry, physics, minor in mathematics
Hometown: Hopedale, Ill.
Next fall, I am excited to begin the Chemistry Ph.D. program at Texas A&M University!

Kaylie Marshall

Kaylie Marshall


Degree: BA, Business administration with a management concentration, minor in coaching
Hometown: Troy, Ohio
After graduation I will be working for the Dayton Dragons as a Sport Management Assistant. Thank you Bluffton for the best 4 years!

Hannah McBride

Hannah McBride


Degree: BA, Music, worship arts
Hometown: Port Clinton, Ohio
I'm not really sure what my future holds, but I'm excited to find out what God has in store for me!

Heather McConnaughey

Heather McConnaughey


Degree: BA, Criminal justice, sociology
Hometown: Pioneer, Ohio
I love Bluffton because of the amazing people that I have met. While there, I have met professors that I consider friends and made friends that I consider family. 

Rob McMullen-Ruppert

Robert McMullen-Ruppert


Degree: BA, Intervention specialist, minor in speech-language pathology and audiology
Hometown: Montpelier, Ohio
My plans are to move to Columbus, Ohio, and begin my career teaching in an elementary school.

TJ Mills

TJ Mills


Degree: BA, Psychology
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
In fall 2020, I plan to attend The University of Akron or Liberty University to pursue a Master’s Degree of Counseling in The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program.

Caylin Morstadt

Caylin Morstadt


Degree: BA, Early childhood education
Hometown: Delaware, Ohio
Bluffton University has allowed me to find my true self, while gaining superior knowledge and experience within the teaching field, being a student athlete (softball), and gaining friendships that will last a lifetime.

Lilian Mt Castle

Lilian Mt Castle


Degree: BA, Art and writing
Hometown: West Milton, Ohio
I am excited to be working on writing my books and figure out what I want to do with the rest of my degree.

Alexis Montemarano

Alexis Montemarano


Degree: BA, Speech-language pathology and audiology, minor in special education
Hometown: Brook Park, Ohio
I am excited to continue my education at Baldwin Wallace for my masters in speech-language pathology and work as a graduate research assistant for Baldwin Wallace.

LaJessica Olverson

LaJessica Olverson


Degree: BA, Social work
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
I’m looking forward to help the youth and be a role model to others to let them know to always reach for their dreams. The sky’s the limit and to enjoy every moment in life. Being at Bluffton the last 4 years, I’ve met my true best friends, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to make the memories I did!

Ryan Oostland

Ryan Oostland


Degree: BA, Mathematics, computer science minor
Hometown: Goshen, Ind.
I'm looking forward to continuing my education at Indiana University in the fall where I will be working on my Master of Science in computer science.

Courtney Perry

Courtney Perry


Degree: BA, Child development, minor in business administration
Hometown: Tiffin, Ohio
After finishing my degree in December, I have been working for the Tiffin Parks and Recreation department learning how to plan and execute public events and activities!

Danielle Ray

Danielle Ray


Degree: BA, Early childhood education, intervention specialist
Hometown: Van Wert, Ohio
I am excited to come back to the Van Wert area and teach!

Cassandra Reinhart

Cassandra Reinhart


Degree: BA, Speech-language pathology and audiology, minor in special education
Hometown: Tiffin, Ohio
I am continuing my education at The University of Toledo to get my Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology!

Parker Reynolds

Parker Reynolds


Degree: BA, Sport management, mathematics
Hometown: Avon, Ohio
I am excited to return to Bluffton University to obtain my Master of Business Administration and play one more season of baseball.

Michael Short

Michael Short


Degree: BA, Accounting, business administration
Hometown: Archbold, Ohio
I will be participating in some online schooling this summer to complete my degree while applying for full time work in the IT/Business world.

Michelle Swartley

Michelle Swartley


Degree: BA, Accounting, economics
Hometown: Cedar Falls, Iowa
After graduation, I will be moving to the Cleveland area to participate in the Accounting Rotational Program at Progressive Insurance!

Von Thomas

Von Thomas


Degree: BA, History, minor in special education
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
My plans after graduation are coaching football at Waynesville High School and interviewing for substitute yeaching jobs in the Dayton area.

Joseph Watkins

Joseph Watkins


Degree: BA, Business administration, sport management
Hometown: Lima, Ohio
Upon graduating from Bluffton University I plan on attending the University of Northwestern Ohio to pursue a Masters of Business Administration.

Beth Weigandt

Beth Weigandt


Degree: BA, Marketing, business administration with comprehensive concentration
Hometown: Sidney, Ohio
I am so glad I chose Bluffton University! The community, faculty and staff are very welcoming and helped to make the transition to college as seamless as possible.

Kortney Williams

Kortney Williams


Degree: BA, Organizational management
Hometown: Holgate, Ohio
I am excited to continue my path working in Economic Development.

 

Morgan Wright

Morgan Wright


Degree: BA, Mathematics, minor in education studies
Hometown: North Baltimore, Ohio
I'm excited to see where this next step in my life takes me.

Ethan Zaerr

Ethan Zaerr


Degree: BA, Chemistry, physics, minor in education studies
Hometown: Archbold, Ohio
I am looking forward to being a high school science teacher after graduating. I’m very grateful for all the mentors that helped me make it this far, you challenged me to be the best person I could be.

Rowena Zuercher

Rowena Zuercher


Degree: BA, Social work, Spanish
Hometown: Apple Creek, Ohio
In the fall of 2020, I will be starting an Advanced Standing Master of Social Work program at Cleveland State University.

 

MBA

Dean Altstaetter

Dean Altstaetter


Degree: MBA
Hometown: Ada, Ohio
My time at Bluffton University has enhanced my life both personally and professionally. Exciting themes I will continue to explore involve collaboration, sustainability, and strategic leadership. Plus, I will enjoy the friendships for a lifetime. 

Trevor Beerman

Trevor Beerman


Degree: MBA
Hometown: Canal Winchester, Ohio
I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to work at Bluffton University as an assistant baseball coach, and I'm excited to see what the future holds!

Claire Clay

Claire Clay


Degree: MBA
Hometown: Van Wert, Ohio
I am excited to continue planning special events like Beaver Tail-Gating and Homecoming Weekend for students, parents and alumni of Bluffton University!

Ashley Higginbotham

Ashley Higginbotham


Degree: MBA
Hometown: Hamilton, Ohio
I’m thankful for my opportunity to work with the athletes at Bluffton University and I’m ready to see what my future holds in athletic training.  


Madalyn Metzger

Madalyn Metzger


Degree: MBA
Hometown: Bristol, Ind.
As the vice president of marketing, I’m excited to continue delivering meaningful customer experiences, advancing marketing innovation and generating sustainable growth opportunities for Everence Financial and its current and future clients.

DeVon Price

DeVon Price


Degree: MBA
Hometown: Pickerington, Ohio
I am excited to continue to coaching at the collegiate level and impacting the lives of many young men. 

Craig Prince

Craig Prince


Degree: MBA
Hometown: Hanover, Ohio

 

MAEd

Morganne Ackley

Morganne Ackley


Degree: MAEd
Hometown: East Liberty, Ohio
I am thankful for everyone at Bluffton University who has contributed to my education. I am excited to continue my journey as an educator and impact the lives of many students!

Ashley Hull


Degree: MAEd
Hometown: Kenton, Ohio
I am looking forward to continually applying the knowledge I have gained through this wonderful program into my career as an educator! 

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