Derek Stemen

Admission counselor for Northwest Ohio

Hometown: 
Van Wert, Ohio

 

Family: 

My wife Abby, daughters Eliza and Leah

 

Major in college:  

Psychology, minor in sociology

 
Bluffton graduation year
:  

2004

 

Why I chose Bluffton University: 
There were many reasons why I choose to attend Bluffton University. First and foremost, I was thoroughly impressed with the closeness of the campus community. From the first time I stepped on campus during a visit (which I would highly recommend!) I could tell that the faculty, staff, and students truly cared about helping me become everything that God created me to be.

 

While at Bluffton, I was able to continue my athletic career by participating in NCAA Division III athletics. Based on those factors, and the knowledge that Bluffton has a strong academic reputation, I knew that Bluffton was the place for me. Overall, I was very pleased with my experiences as a student and I look forward to sharing them with you. 

 

Hobbies/interests: 

Sports, woodworking, time with family.

Favorite Bible verse:

Let us not become weary of doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)

 

Recruitment territory:
Ohio counties
Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lake, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams and Wood


Out-of-state
Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming