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:
All Transfer and Veteran Students

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!

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Emily Collins
Admissions Counselor
734.995.7475 | Emily.Collins@cuaa.edu

Territory:
Northern MI and stretching toward the East side of the state

States: Michigan

College Attended & Major:
Concordia University Ann Arbor ’19, Psychology major. Read more about Emily's experience here!

Home Town:
Clinton Twp. MI (Macomb County)

Hobbies Outside of Work:
Love finding great food and coffee shops, spending time with family, rollerblading, and canoeing up north.

Advice for Students Searching for the “Perfect Fit”:
Have some nonnegotiables that you want out of your college and be obedient if you can see God is clearly making ways for you. However, also know that a university is full of countless unique people, so there likely is no such thing as a “Perfect fit.” Love all of the best parts of your college, choose to engage with people and in activities, and then grow from whatever challenges may arise in this incredible, pivotal time.

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

Territory:
MI Counties: Emmet, Cheboygan, Presque Isle, Charlevoix, Alpena, Mont-Morency, Ostego, Antrim, Leelanau, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Crawford, Oscoda, Alcona, Iosco, Ogemaw, Roscommon, Missaukee, Wexford, Manistee, Mason, Lake, Osceola, Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Mecosta, Newaygo, Oceana, Muskegon, Montcalm, Gratiot, Clinton, Ionia, Kent, Ottawa, Allegan, Barry, Eaton, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, Van Buren, Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph, Branch, Hillsdale, Gogebic, Ontonagon, Houghton, Keweenaw, Baraga, Iron, Marquette, Dickinson, Menominee, Alger, Delta, Schoolcraft, Luce, Mackinac, Chippewa, Arenac, Shiawassee, Ingham

States: IL, MN, IA, MO, AR, LA, TX, OK, KS, NE, SD, ND, MT, WY, CO, NM, AZ, UT, ID, WA, OR, NV, CA, AK, HI

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.

Beth Radecki Strom
Admissions Counselor
734.995.7219 | elizabeth.radecki@cuaa.edu

Territory:
MI Counties: Washtenaw, Monroe, Lenawee, Livingston, Jackson

States: IN

College Attended & Major:
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Communication, Business & Journalism from Aquinas College
M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Leadership from Grand Valley State University

Hometown:
Grand Rapids, MI

Hobbies Outside of Work:
I enjoy road trips, coaching dance, baking, exploring the Ann Arbor area (especially the many festivals and restaurants), and spending time with my husband, family, and friends.

Advice for Students Searching for the "Perfect Fit":
It’s important to consider what you want out of your college experience, including size, location, opportunities, etc. Do your research and visit multiple campuses to get a feel for the community. Narrow down your choices and prayerfully reflect on them. Whatever you decide, the institution you select should feel like home!