Meet the Admissions Staff

Dana Acee Dana Acee
Admissions Counselor
Diversity Recruitment Coordinator

Recruitment Territory: Out of State, Excluding Michigan and Fort Wayne, Indiana; Diversity Recruitment

Dana is originally from Vernon, NY, a small town located in the central New York region (not New York City!). She completed her undergraduate education in Rochester, NY and graduate work at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, both in Music. She knows what it is like to go out of state for college and to pursue your educational goals. Come visit and see how Heidelberg can be your home away from home! Feel free to contact her with any questions you may have! 


dacee@heidelberg.edu
Thomas Alexander Thomas Alexander
Admissions Counselor

Recruitment Territory: Northwest Ohio excluding 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.


talexan1@heidelberg.edu
Kathy Borton Kathy Borton
Admissions Counselor and Office Manager

Recruitment Territory: Southeast Ohio


kborton@heidelberg.edu
Melissa Cook Melissa Cook
Assistant Director of Admissions

Recruitment Territory: Seneca County traditional students along with 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!


mcook@heidelberg.edu
Cinzia Cross Cinzia Cross
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.


ccross@heidelberg.edu
Nic Dyer Nic Dyer
Admissions Counselor

Recruitment Territory: Central & Southwest Ohio

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."


ndyer@heidelberg.edu
Harry Gao Harry Gao
International Recruiter

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!


harrygaoyuan@yahoo.com
Doug Kellar Doug Kellar
Vice President for Enrollment Management
dkellar@heidelberg.edu
Jason Miller Jason Miller
Director of Admissions
Head Volleyball Coach

jmiller7@heidelberg.edu
Melissa Nye Melissa Nye
Graduate and International Admission Coordinator

Melissa first began working in the Graduate Studies office in April 2008. She transformed the office into a more organized and efficient department and improved the admissions processes for all graduate students. She was also the administrative assistant for Social Sciences for about two years when the Graduate Studies Office moved to Aigler. In the summer of 2013, she then moved to the Office of Admissions under Associate Director, Cinzia Cross to focus on coordinating admissions for graduate and international students. She is continuously striving to improve the graduate and international experience. She is dedicated to helping applicants with any questions or issues they might have while being admitted to and completing their program.

Growing up in New Riegel, Ohio she graduated at the top of her class and attended Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio obtaining a Bachelors of Arts degree in Management of Dance and Art. She is currently working on her Master of Arts in Education degree through Heidelberg and advises Heidelberg's Dance team. In her free time, she substitutes, helps out, and dances with In Motion Dance Studio and freelances art and interior decorating. She is a member of the Tiffin Art Guild (TAG), through which she displays and sells artwork at the gallery or at one of the many events TAG holds and has taught art classes for TAG and the Tiffin Mercy Cancer Center.


mnye@heidelberg.edu
Shaun Pfeil Shaun Pfeil
Admissions Counselor

Recruitment 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!


spfeil@heidelberg.edu
Sue Stine Rife Sue Stine Rife
Associate Director of Admissions

Recruitment 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."


srife@heidelberg.edu
Danielle Wilkin Danielle Wilkin
Admissions Counselor

Recruitment Territory: West Central Ohio and Fort Wayne, Indiana

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!


dwilkin@heidelberg.edu
Name Title Phone Number
Kelly Depinet Data Entry Clerk (419)-448-2623
Sara Gilbert Campus Visit Coordinator (419)-448-2344
Ginny Mesnard Administrative Assistant to Vice President of Enrollment (419)-448-2340
Kimberly Patterson
Office Assistant
Transcript Specialist
(419)-448-2256