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Undergraduate Admission Counselors for High School Students

Our undergraduate admission counselors travel throughout the fall and spring. Check out our travel schedule to see when we will be visiting your high school or city!


Peggy Minnich

TITLE: Dean of Admission 
HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL: Cincinnati, OH – Mother of Mercy High School
ALMA MATER: Mount St. Joseph University, 1986;  Mount St. Joseph University, MSOL 2004
BEST COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: Co-op work experience at Procter & Gamble headquarters, downtown Cincinnati location, in the marketing research department
FAVORITE SPOT IN CINCINNATI: Standing at the overlook in Devou Park and looking at our beautiful city and all the wonderful people & opportunities it represents.
ONE PIECE OF ADVICE: Be willing to take risks and never stop learning.
FAVORITE TV SHOW: Dateline or any type of murder mystery


Amy Gamble

TITLE: Associate Director of Admission
HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL: Cincinnati, OH – Seton High School
ALMA MATER: Mount St. Joseph University, 2006
BEST COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: Participating in an off-campus internship that gave me the opportunity to branch out and learn some good life and career lessons.
FAVORITE SPOT ON CAMPUS: The Mater Dei Chapel with its stained glass windows.
ONE PIECE OF ADVICE: Smile and say “Hi” to people you pass along the way. It’s a simple act of kindness, and you never know how it could positively impact a person’s day.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.” – Emily  Dickinson


Travis Callahan

TITLE: Assistant Director for Traditional Recruitment
RECRUITMENT TERRITORY: Warren County OH; all other states outside of OH, KY, IN
ALMA MATERS: Anderson University, 2004
HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL: Lebanon, OH – Lebanon High School


Elizabeth Gruber

TITLE: Admission Counselor
RECRUITMENT TERRITORY: Cincinnati area and Columbus
ALMA MATERS: Denison University, 2011; University of Cincinnati, MA & MEd, 2014
HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL: Cincinnati, OH – Ursuline Academy
BEST COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: Studying abroad in Spain – Not only did my Spanish vastly improve; I was able to appreciate and connect to another country and culture (especially the food!). I also discovered the joy that is coffee, which continues to caffeinate me to this day.

FAVORITE SPOTS IN CINCINNATI: Kings Island & Great American Ballpark
CLASS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: I took so many amazing classes in college but since I have to choose one, I choose Intro to Sociology & Anthropology. My professor really knew her subject material and forced us to engage with what we were learning as well as question why we held the beliefs we did. She also insisted we become better writers. She intentionally made the first paper due the week after we could drop the class – I earned a D+. However, my professor gave us all the tools and notes we needed to improve so that at the end of the semester, once we had learned more, we could resubmit the paper for a better grade.
FAVORITE QUOTE: “Don’t let the muggles get you down.” – Ron Weasley


Isaiah "Izzy" Corso-Phinney

TITLE: Admission Counselor
RECRUITMENT TERRITORY: West, North Western, and North Eastern Ohio; Cleveland and Toledo.
ALMA MATER: The College of Wooster, 2020
HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL: Mansfield, OH – St. Peter’s High School
BEST COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: Studying Abroad in Scotland at the University of Aberdeen.
ONE PIECE OF ADVICE: Ask! Ask! Ask! Don’t be afraid to ask a question, regardless of the subject. Deciding on a college or their next step in Higher Education is one of the biggest decisions a student will make.


Zach Hulsman

TITLE: Admission Counselor
RECRUITMENT TERRITORY: Southeast Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Lexington
ALMA MATER: University of Cincinnati, 2018
HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL: Cincinnati, OH – Oak Hills High School
BEST COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: My freshman learning community; a group of students in my major who were in the same group of classes the first semester, and met once a week for the first semester to help each other out and make sure things were going smoothly as we transitioned into college life.
FAVORITE SPOT IN CINCINNATI: Cincinnati Museum Center (Union Terminal)
ONE PIECE OF ADVICE: You're never alone! No matter how difficult or overwhelming your situation may seem, always reach out. There are people who have been in your shoes and people who can help you out. You can always get help facing your challenges when you need it!
FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF: I'm a total nerd for all things international! I study languages in my free time (I can speak 4, almost 5), and I can label every country on a blank map.


Lakyn Hupp

TITLE: Admission Counselor
ALMA MATERS: Morehead State University, 2021
HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL: Seaman, OH - North Adams High School
BEST COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: My best college experience was doing the Disney College Program!
FAVORITE SPOT IN CINCINNATI: I love the Cincinnati Zoo, especially at Christmas time!
ONE PIECE OF ADVICE: Don't allow the comfort of your present reality stop you from striving to be more in the future. Experiment and fail often. Aim to live a bold life without regrets.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."


Undergraduate Admission Counselors for Transfer and Adult Students

Our undergraduate admission counselors for transfer and adult students travel throughout the year. Check out our travel schedule HERE to see when we will be visiting your college/university, community college, or city!


Amy Wolf

TITLE: Assistant Director for Adult and Transfer Recruitment
RECRUITS: Adult and Transfer Students
ALMA MATER: Indiana University-South Bend, IN, 2004
HOMETOWN & HIGH SCHOOL: South Bend, IN – Clay High School
BEST COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: Cheering in college allowed me to continue what I enjoyed doing after high school and it allowed me to get more involved on my college campus. I was able to meet many new friends through this experience. 
FAVORITE SPOT IN CINCINNATI: All the parks, especially the soccer parks. My kids play club soccer and that is where we spend a lot of our family time. Cincinnati has some great parks and facilities!
CLASS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE:  I always have said it was my public speaking class that made a positive impact on my career. It taught me how to be prepared, organized and confident. Though I dreaded it at the time, I know it helped me grow as an individual.  
FAVORITE SONG: “Soulshine” – Warren Haynes


Graduate Admission Counselors

Our graduate admission counselors travel throughout the year. Check out our travel schedule HERE to see when we will be visiting your college/university, community college, or city!


Andrew Hoelmer, MS, MSOL

Assistant Director for Graduate Admission

Admission Areas: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Graduate Business Programs



Allison Kennedy, MA

Graduate Admission Counselor/Transcript Analyst

Admission Areas: Graduate Nursing Programs; MSN, DNP and MAGELIN (direct-entry MSN)



Bethany Spencer, MSc

Graduate Admission Counselor/Transcript Analyst

Admission Areas: Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Speech-Language Pathology