Otterbein University Admissions Counselors

Haleigh Depalma

Haleigh DePalma

Admission Counselor


Favorite spot on campus My favorite spot on campus would have to be the Austin E. Knowlton Center for Equine Science! While it technique is not directly attached to campus, it was where I spent most of my time during my Undergrad. The facility is beautiful and the horses are some of the best. I even had the opportunity to live there my senior year at Otterbein! Waking up and seeing horses outside my front door window was quite a dream.…

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Dorelien, Lydie

Lydie Dorelien

Admissions Counselor & Coordinator of Urban Districts Initiative


Recruitment Territory All Urban District model schools: Cristo Rey Columbus, Columbus City Schools, Southwestern City Schools, Whitehall City Schools, Westerville City Schools, Grove City Christian Favorite spot on campus Outside of Towers Hall. Its beautiful no matter what the season is. Why I love my job I love being able to talk to students about their dreams and aspirations. If Otterbein is the place that can help them achieve their goals, then I am happy to take part in making…

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Adams, Shelby

Shelby Edick

Admission Counselor


Recruitment Territory In-State Districts: Bexley, CSG, Dublin, Grandview, Hilliard, UA, Gahanna-Lincoln, New Albany, Reynoldsburg, Worthington, and Wellington Schools: Bexley, Columbus School for Girls, Dublin Schools, Gahanna-Lincoln High School, Grandview Heights, Hilliard Schools, New Albany, Reynoldsburg, Upper Arlington, Worthington Schools and Wellington School; Torah Academy, Gahanna Christian Out of State: Illinois Other Responsibilities: Host and Tour Coordinator Favorite spot on campus The sitting area outside of Towers. It is very peaceful, I love going over there to enjoy my lunch. Why…

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Madeline Hauck

Admission Counselor


Recruitment Territory Northeast OhioCounties: Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, and Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Wayne Favorite spot on campus I enjoy the green space between Battelle & the Science building. There are some wonderful shady trees and chairs to simply sit and enjoy the surroundings! The Point is cool too – it really inspires those creative juices. Why I love my jobI love helping students reflect on their academic & career goals and sharing the different…

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Hicks, Jennifer

Jennifer Hicks

Admission Counselor


Favorite spot on campus I love Towers Hall and the historic charm it gives campus. Why I love my jobI love working with students and being able to help them navigate the admission process so they can achieve their personal and professional goals. What makes Otterbein greatOtterbein is a small campus with amazing opportunities. Students can participate in the clubs, organizations, research, study abroad, and internships opportunities Otterbein offers.

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Olivia Knodel

Olivia Knodel

Admission Counselor


Recruitment Territory Southwest, Ohio Counties: Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Hamilton, Highland, Madison, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Warren counties and Madison Christian School Out of State: Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee Favorite spot on campus My favorite spot on campus would be the library because it's a great place to hangout and study with your friends. Why I love my job I love my job because I am able to make connections with my students that I work with. Advice…

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Lovera, Katie

Kathryn Lovera

Associate Director of Admission


Recruitment Territory: OCI Applicants Favorite Spot on Campus The Otterbein Bookstore! I love representing the university and showing my Cardinal pride. The bookstore has great clothing and supplies to choose from. Plus they carry great snacks and beverages when I need a break from my office Why I love my job Since I attended a small private university, the fact that I get to tell high school students how much I gained from a small campus environment is awesome. What's…

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Markovich, Jennifer

Jennifer Markovich

Assistant Director of Admission


Recruitment Territory All students interested in the visual and performing arts including Theatre, Musical Theatre, Music and Art, Columbus Academy Favorite Spot on Campus The Adirondack chairs scattered all over campus. I love to see students studying in the chairs or gathering in groups to spend time together outside. Why I love my job I love that I have the opportunity to combine my passion for the arts and my passion for working with students in the field of higher…

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Moffitt, Mark

Mark Moffitt

Executive Director of Admission


Favorite spot on campus I enjoy the Campus Center and the outside area around it. It offers a great place to connect with our students and faculty on daily basis. Why I love my job Our Students! It is an honor to to serve the university while supporting students and families through the enrollment process and beyond. Otterbein is a great place for all students and I enjoy working with them to determine that Otterbein is not only where they…

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Mosca, Mary

Mary Mosca

Assistant Director of Adult & Transfer Admission


Favorite spot on campus The lawn in front of Towers. It offers an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to connect. On warm days you might even find a class or two enjoying their lecture outside. Why I love my job Watching students achieve their educational goals is always rewarding to me. To know that I might have played a small part in helping them find out about what Otterbein has to offer is why I love my job. What makes Otterbein…

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Shelby Olding

Visit and Events Coordinator


Why I love my job It’s fulfilling helping prospective students create a visit day they want to have at Otterbein. When I see a student who is beyond excited with their visit on campus, it makes me see the importance in the role I have on the team and how working in higher education is so unique because it encompasses so many diverse people. Advice for the college search Make pros and cons lists and go with your gut! Every…

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Stelzer, Paul

Paul Stelzer

Assistant Director of Admission


Recruitment Territory North Central Ohio Counties: Ashland, Crawford, Delaware, Erie, Hancock, Hardin, Huron, Marion, Morrow, Ottawa, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Union and Wyandot Out-of State: Colorado Other Responsibilities: Liaison between the Admission office and the Athletic department. Favorite Spot on Campus Memorial Stadium Name one thing you love about Otterbein The sights and sounds of a Saturday afternoon in the fall while enjoying an Otterbein football game. Why I love my job My job is great because I get to talk…

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Tavarez, Gloria

Gloridely Tavarez

Admission Counselor


Recruitment Territory In-State: Village Academy. St. Charles, Bishop Watterson, Bishop Hartley, St. Francis De Sales, and Bishop Ready Out-of-State: Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming Favorite Spot on Campus The sitting area outside of Towers. I love being out there enjoying nature or eating my lunch. I feel at home and it’s always so peaceful! Why I love…

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Lori Wilhelm

Admission Counselor


Recruitment Territory Northwest, Ohio Counties: Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Knox, Licking, Lucas, Williams, and Wood, Groveport High School, Eastland Career Center Out-of-State: Michigan, Indiana

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