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!

 

Director of Enrollment

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Jesus Hernandez 
Director of Enrollment
734-995-7344 | Jesus.Hernandez@cuaa.edu

College Attended & Major:
Eastern Michigan University and Bowling Green State University

Home Town:
Edcouch, Texas

Hobbies Outside of Work:
I really enjoy working on small home and auto repairs and other DIY projects. However, I have learned not to mess with the electrical circuits…that is where I draw the line. Spending time with my wife and three teenage daughters is at the top of my list as I try to get involved in their own activities. Finally, I stay involved in our church praise team and helping out with small group Bible studies.

Advice for Students Searching for the “Perfect Fit”:
While in graduate school, my esteemed mentor mentioned that a student attending college should not only to earn a degree, but also strive to obtain a good education. Colleges and universities offer an incredible array of academic programs where a student may explore what seem to be endless options for earning a degree. However, one should also consider the campus culture that can contribute to a meaningful and potentially life-changing college education. This is the stuff that also happens outside of the classroom: leadership opportunities, student employment, study abroad, missions trips, service learning, athletics, campus ministry, etc. Which college will you choose where you can earn a degree and receive a great college education?

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!

Alexandra DeMeyere

Alyx DeMeyere
Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
734.995.7478 | Alexandra.DeMeyere@cuaa.edu

Territory:
MI Counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Cass, Eaton, Ionia, Isabella, Kalamazoo, Kent, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ottawa, Saint Joseph, Van Buren, and Wayne

States: Western States

College Attended & Major:
Aquinas College with a BA in English

Home Town:
Brighton, Michigan

Hobbies Outside of Work:
I love to spend as much time as I can with friends and family. As a Michigan girl I also love traveling up north and spending time at the lake no matter the weather. Other hobbies of mine include reading whatever I can get my hands on, watching Disney movies, eating chocolate and exploring walking trails wherever I go.

Advice for Students Searching for the “Perfect Fit”:
As someone who tends to agonize over decisions, I understand that searching for the right college can sometimes feel really overwhelming. You receive a lot of information, opinions and ideas during this journey and making a decision can feel very challenging. But the most important voice to listen to is YOURS! I believe the best thing you can do is spend time getting to know what you want out of college and what type of college experience you are looking for. Don’t be afraid of putting your own wants for college first. Spend time asking yourself questions and figuring out your priorities and then find a school that meets those. Remember the right college for you should be a place where you feel comfortable being yourself but also where you are challenged to grow and learn. It should be a place that provides you with opportunities to try new things and meet new friends. It should be a place where you feel safe enough to take risks! Trust yourself during this journey because you know what you need and you will know what school will fit you!

Emily Cohoe
Undergraduate 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
Undergraduate 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.