Meet the Admissions Staff
Diversity Recruitment Coordinator
Recruitment Territory: Out of State; 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!
Assistant Director of Admissions
Recruitment Territory: Northwest Ohio excluding Seneca, Sandusky and Ottawa Counties
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.
Recruitment Territory: Southeast Ohio
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Recruitment Territory: Seneca, Sandusky and Ottawa Counties
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.
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."
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!
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Director of Admissions
Volleyball Head Coach
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.
Sue Stine Rife
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Recruitment Territory: Transfer, Adult, Dual Admission, PSEO, Readmit and Transient students as well as all incoming January 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."
Recruitment Territory: West Central Ohio
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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