Meet the Admissions Staff
Recruitment Territory: North central Ohio including Seneca County and the state of Michigan
Tom is a recent Communication and Theatre Arts graduate from Heidelberg University. He was a first generation college student from Norwalk, Ohio who came to Heidelberg looking for an educational experience, not just a degree. Tom found that he was able to advance himself academically, as well as personally, while staying involved in a variety of activities including athletics, theatre, Greek life, and WHEI campus radio. He enjoys working with students and hopes that he can help you understand why becoming a Student Prince is a great decision.
Assistant Director of Admissions
Recruiting Territory: Transfer, readmit, adult and all January students
Melissa was a first generation student from Clyde, Ohio. She understands the importance of finding the college that is a right fit. The small class sizes, variety of opportunities to be involved in and out of the classroom and friendly atmosphere are what drew Melissa to Heidelberg. Don’t hesitate to contact her with any questions about Heidelberg as you search for the college for you!
Associate Director for International and Graduate Admissions
Dr. Cross is passionate about students’ development and success. Her extensive international experience, both as a lifelong learner and educator, has allowed her to become very sensitive to the needs of international undergraduate and graduate students in an American context. Her extensive teaching in the United States also gives her a deep understanding of American students of all ages. She is eager to welcome more and more students at Heidelberg University. Besides helping students, Dr. Cross loves nature as expressed in science and art.
Recruiting Territory: Central & southeastern Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania
Nic is a recent graduate of Heidelberg University with a B.A. in Communication & Theatre Arts. He is originally from bustling Alger, Ohio (population, 859). Nic is interested in ushering people to a great college experience like the one he had at Heidelberg. Nic is an avid Jack Keoruac fan and enjoys listening to a wide array of music from the Allman Brothers and Adele to the Zac Brown Band. After graduating from Heidelberg, Nic took a cross-country motorcycle tour. Contact him with any questions about applying, enrolling and attending Heidelberg University."
Dr. Harry Gao is a native of Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China and came to the U.S. more than two decades ago to study education. He received a B.A. in English from Liaoning Normal University, an M.Ed. from Texas A&M University, and a Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction from Baylor University. If you have any questions on your application to Heidelberg University, you are more than welcome to contact him!
Senior Admissions Counselor
Recruiting Territory: All States except OH, MI, IN, KY, PA & WV
As someone who personally went to college 801 miles away from home, Macaela is excited to help you make the decision to come to Ohio for college! Having recently completed a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and American Studies, Macaela is passionate about the importance of a liberal arts education. A few of the many things she loves about Heidelberg are: the unique academic opportunities (hello cadaver lab!!), the school spirit at ’Berg athletic events, the supportive professors, and the historical buildings. Feel free to contact her with any questions about Heidelberg and finding the right college for you!
Director of Admissions
Head Volleyball Coach
A native to Tiffin and graduate of Hopewell-Loudon High School, Miller earned his bachelor's degree from Heidelberg in 1998 and his master's degree from the University of Findlay in 2001. He is married to Jennifer, and they have four daughters Hannah, Olivia, Emily and Gracie.
Personal: Follow coach Miller of Twitter @bergvolleyball.
Recruiting Territory: Northeast Ohio
Shaun recently graduated from Heidelberg's graduate program with a Masters Degree in Business Administration. A native of nearby Sandusky, OH, he enjoys golfing, fishing, and boating on Lake Erie. The family atmosphere throughout the Heidelberg community is why Shaun loves being here. If you having any questions about Heidelberg, feel free to give him a call!
Sue Stine Rife
Associate Director of Admissions
Recruiting Territory: Transfer, Adult, Dual Admission, PSEO, Readmit and Transient students
Sue has been at Heidelberg for 30 years and has a BS in Business Administration and Psychology and an MA degree. She works with transfer, adult, dual enrollment, readmit, PSEO, and transient students. Sue is also responsible for articulation agreements with community colleges. She enjoys working with students to make the transfer and admission process as easy as possible. Her favorite thing about Heidelberg is the people - "It's like family here."
Recruiting Territory: Southwest Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and International Recruitment
Danielle is a recent Public Relations graduate from Lima, Ohio. Danielle finds that Heidelberg is a close-knit community that is rare on any college campus. Along with the quality of classes, helpfulness of faculty and staff and overall atmosphere she is eager to help you become a part of Heidelberg. Feel free to contact her with any questions you may have regarding the college admission process. She looks forward to hearing from you!
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