Meet Your Admissions Counselors

Your Admission Counselor is part advisor, part encyclopedia, and part friend. They’re ready and waiting to help you navigate one of the biggest decisions of your life. So reach out to your counselor and ask a lot of questions. That’s why they’re here!

Graduate Counselor

Thomas Dobberteen

Thomas Dobberteen
Graduate Admissions Counselor
734-995-7527 | Thomas.Dobberteen@cuaa.edu

Undergraduate Counselors

Deirdre Musser

Deirdre Lozon
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Transfer Admissions Counselor
734.995.7312 | Deirdre.Lozon@cuaa.edu

Territory:
Transfers, Non-degree students, Dual Enrollment

College Attended & Major:
Michigan State University, Supply Chain Management

Home Town:
Mason, Michigan

Hobbies Outside of Work:
I love to craft and do fun DIY projects. I also like to go to local festivals in the area, travel and see new places and I love to go on bike rides as well.

Advice for Students Searching for the “Perfect Fit”:
When searching for the right fit for you it is important that you not only look at one aspect of the college or university. Look at all aspects so that when you start your education you can have a lifestyle that you want and be surrounded by a place that is going to support you in everything you do. You must also most importantly pick a college or university that is right for YOU, not for anyone else, it is YOUR education and you have to make sure you are going to an institution that fits YOU!

Hannah Geluso
Admissions Counselor
734.995.7478 | Hannah.Geluso@cuaa.edu

Territory:
MI Counties: Wayne, Oceana, Newago, Mecosta, Isabella, Montcalm, Ionia, Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Allegan, Barry, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, St Joseph, Cass, and Berien

States: Western States

College Attended & Major:
Graduated from Concordia University Ann Arbor with a BA in Family Life Education

Home Town:
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Hobbies Outside of Work:
Spending time with family and friends is what I enjoy doing most. Other hobbies of mine include traveling, crafting, going to the beach, cooking, and participating in community outreach.

Advice for Students Searching for the “Perfect Fit”:
Find a university that best fits “YOU!” Make a list of important qualities including majors, class size, and the type of environment you are looking for and start from there. In addition, I believe visiting many different institutions is extremely beneficial. I would suggest choosing a school that cultivates growth for the mind, body, and spirit. I chose Concordia University because it provided me with a wonderful education, endless opportunities and ways to thrive.

Emily Cohoe
Admissions Counselor
734.995.7219 | emily.cohoe@cuaa.edu

Territory:
MI Counties: MI Counties: Alpena, Bay, Branch, Calhoun, Chippewa, Clare, Clinton, Eaton, Emmet, Gladwin, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Hillsdale, Huron, Ingham, Iosco, Jackson, Lake, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Marquette, Mason, Midland, Monroe, Oakland, Ogemaw, Osceola, Otsego, Presque Isle, Saint Clair, Sanilac, Schoolcraft, Tuscola, Upper Peninsula, Washtenaw, Wexford

College Attended & Major:
BA in Family Life Education from Concordia University Ann Arbor

Hometown:
Macomb, MI

Hobbies Outside of Work:
I love spending time with my friends and family! Other hobbies include performing in musicals, singing, playing piano, drinking coffee, reading, playing board games, and traveling.

Advice for Students Searching for the "Perfect Fit":
Look for colleges that fit your criteria, and don’t settle for less! Come up with a list of what you’re looking for in a college like what type of location, size, environment, extracurricular opportunities, and academic programs that you want. When you are searching for colleges, make sure that the university you choose checks off everything on your list. Most importantly, pick the college that is right for YOU and not anyone else. It is your future and your education, so invest in YOU!

Jowan Williams
Admissions Counselor
734.995.7487 | jowan.williams@cuaa.edu

Territory:
MI Counties: Genesee, Lapeer, Shiawassee, and Saginaw

States: Eastern States, Illinois, and Wisconsin

College Attended & Major:
BS in General Business from Concordia University Ann Arbor

Hometown:
Flint, MI

Hobbies Outside of Work:
I am a family man, so I most enjoy being with friends and family. I really like going to the movie theater, cooking, swimming, and traveling as well. Most Marvel related films are a huge hit with me!

Advice for Students Searching for the "Perfect Fit":
I can sometimes be a bit of a perfectionist, so I know how overwhelming a journey to find the “perfect fit” can be. The idea of “perfect” can fog a lot of our thinking and cause us to feel we fall short sometimes. Instead of trying to find the “perfect fit”, try searching for the most efficient and most attractive qualities of a university to you. This could be the culture, sports team, major, or even student organizations you can see yourself getting involved with. Use these attributes to come up with a list and allow that list to play a role in finding what fits best for you.