Admission & Financial Aid

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Meet the Admission Staff

Dean of Admissions

Cory D. Piper

Admission Representatives

Tony AmelseTony Amelse
Senior Associate Director of Admission
Territory: Twin Cities

Erik AschenbeckErik Aschenbeck
Senior Assistant Director of Admission/Events Planner
Territory: Twin Cities, Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming

Matt BeirneMatt Beirne
Senior Director of Admission
ROTC Liaison
Territory: Colorado, District of Columbia, Hawaii, New Jersey, Virginia and select schools in Los Angeles

staff photoSam Colella
Admission Representative
Territory: Select high schools in Minneapolis and the northern suburbs, Wisconsin

Teri DurbinTeri Durbin
Director of Admission Services
Non-traditional, transfer, readmit and graduate nursing students

Anne KaluzaAnne Kaluza
Financial Aid Counselor/Assistant Director of Admission
Territory: Select Central Minnesota high schools: Albany, Holdingford, Little Falls,  ROCORI, St. Cloud Apollo, and Upsala

Brady LabineBrady Labine
Admission Representative
Territory: Select Minnesota high schools (Saint Paul, Bloomington, Lakeville, Apple Valley and Farmington) and Nebraska

Claire LentschClaire Lentsch
Assistant Director of Admission
Territory: Central Minnesota, Iowa

Sarah MurnaneSarah Abraham Murnane
Assistant Director of Admission – Chicago Regional 
Territory:  Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri,  New Hampshire,  New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvaia, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming and select schools in the Twin Cities

Paola PopocaPaola Popoca
Assistant Director of Admission
Territory: Twin Cities, Texas

Marissa Russell
Admission Representative
Territory: West Metro, Minnesota

Alex SchleperAlex Schleper
Director of International Admission
Territory: Guam, Puerto Rico and all international (F-1) students worldwide and U.S. students living abroad

Sarah SimpsonSarah Simpson
Enrollment Marketing
Territory: Brainerd area schools in Minnesota

Natalie SwansonNatalie Swanson
Admission Representative
Territory: East of the Metro Minnesota Schools

Mikayla VonWahldeMikayla VonWahlde
Admission Representative, CSB Assistant Swim & Dive Coach
Territory: Southern Minnesota, South Dakota

Tom VollerTom Voller-Berdan

Territory: Duluth area schools, Northern Minnesota, North Dakota

Brett WatercottBrett Watercott
Admission Representative
Territory: Select Twin Cities high schools

Admission Staff

Jennifer SkahenJennifer Skahen
CSB and SJU Office Coordinator; sets up campus visits

Deb Baggenstoss
Application Processing for SJU

Robin Bautch
Direct Mail Coordination

Mary Ruble
Information Systems Management, Marketing and Direct Mail

Kay Richter
Assistant to Dean of Admissions

Admission Counselor Locator

The admission staff at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University is here to help you with your college search. Each admission representative works with a particular region and specific schools. Use our online locator to identify your counselor and find his or her contact information.

Find My Counselor
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

2850 Abbey Plaza
PO Box 7155
Collegeville, MN 56321

Office 320-363-5060
Toll Free 800-544-1489
Fax 320-363-5650

Find your Admission Representative
Refer a Student
College of Saint Benedict
Stuart Perry

Executive Director of Financial Aid
37 S. College Ave.
St. Joseph, MN 56374

Phone 320-363-5388
Fax 320-363-6090

Saint John’s University
Robert Piechota

Director of Financial Aid
PO Box 5000
Collegeville, MN 56321

Phone 320-363-3664
Fax 320-363-3102