Admissions team

Your admission counselor will be with you through every step of becoming a Bluffton University student. From answering your questions as you first start to explore Bluffton, to celebrating with you as you make your decision to become a Bluffton University student. You are encouraged to contact your counselor as you need!
Most of us attended Bluffton, so we can tell you what student life is like from first-person experience. Interested in hearing from a student? You will likely be called by a student from our office or, if you come for a visit, a student will lead you and your family on a campus tour. Take advantage of these times to ask any questions you might have.
Admissions team:

Chris Jebsen, Director of admissions, international admissions
Sue Van Eman, Associate director of admissions, transfer admissions
Hanna Mattingly, Admissions counselor
Dan Stanowick, Admissions counselor
Derek Stemen, Admissions counselor
Andy Chaffee, Admissions counselor
Amy Tabler, Campus visit coordinator 

Office staff: Linda Cupples, Rachel Hunter, Deb Schroeder


Student representatives to Pittsburgh 2011

Bluffton is grounded in the values of the Mennonite faith – peace, justice and service.


Your admissions counselor, Hanna, will walk with you through your journey to become a Bluffton student.


Studying in Bob's Place between classes.

Transfer students are welcomed for fall or spring semester, with a semester or two of credit, or with a completed associate’s degree.


Your admissions counselor, Sue, will work to make your transition to Bluffton  as seamless as possible. 

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Global Weekend banquet, 2012

Each year, Bluffton University welcomes many international students from countries across the globe including Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Sweden, Burkina-Faso, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia.


Chris will work with you through the admissions process.  

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Admissions Calendar