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Greetings from the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

All offices are located on the 2nd floor in Nelson Hall. If we can help you in any way, please feel free to contact us at 800-892-2984, 815-226-4050 or Our fax number is 815-226-2822.

We look forward to meeting you!

Jennifer Nordstrom
Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Admission

I grew up in Machesney Park, Ill. At Rockford University, I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Finance as well as my MBA in Management.

My advice for you is to look at the entirety of what a university has to offer. Do not limit yourself by making assumptions about academic programs, student life or affordability without fully investigating these areas with an Admission representative. Definitely visit the university of your choice before making the final decision to enroll.

Little known fact: I was involved in a sting operation set up by the federal government. I aided the investigation that led to the arrest of a group of check counterfeiters.

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Rebecca Miziniak
Assistant Director of Admission

I grew up in Rockford, Ill. I graduated from Elmhurst College with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Communications, emphasis in Public Relations and Advertising. I am currently pursuing my Master's degree.

Advice I can give you: Going to a university is a big decision, but don't get overwhelmed, enjoy it. Your university years will be the best of your life.

Little known fact: I lived in Ireland for a year when I was a little girl.

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Travis Dahlhauser
Admission Counselor

I grew up in Rockford, IL. I graduated from Culver-Stockton College in Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Speech/Theatre Education with an emphasis in English. 

Advice: Invest in the University and all the experiences and opportunities it has to offer. Don’t let your past define you. Step outside your comfort zone and try something new. You might discover a new passion. There are endless opportunities to build new friendships, explore new possibilities, and learn something new. Go for it! 

Little known fact: I worked as a professional actor in Los Angeles for several years. IMDb me!

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Jeffery HohnJeffrey Hohn

Admission Counselor
Transfer Students

I grew up in Rockford Illinois and graduated from Boylan Catholic High School. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences with a concentration in History at Illinois State University.

Advice I can give you: Get involved. Always remember: no deposit, no return.

Little known fact: I am a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer-having served two years in the Federated States of Micronesia-Chuuk State.

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Jennifer LaLoggia
Admission Counselor

I grew up in Rockford, IL. I graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, and a concentration on Intercultural Communication.   

My advice to you is to take full advantage of your university experience. This is a significant time in your life that you will have amazing opportunities both academic and social- be it study abroad, interacting with new people from all over the country, or joining a club on campus that is outside your comfort zone.

Most importantly, enjoy your time here- it goes by so quickly!  

Little known fact:  I’ve lived in 3 major cities in Italy and Spain.

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Wayne McCarron
Wayne McCarron
Admission Counselor

I was born and raised in Birmingham, England. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business at Mid-Continent University, and I completed my MBA at Rockford University.

Advice: Make the most of your time in college by enhancing your own educational experience, working hard, and having a good time while making new friends.
Little Known Fact: I received a soccer scholarship in college.

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Haleigh Rajnic
Admission Counselor

I grew up in Wheaton, Illinois. I graduated from North Central College with a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and minors in Leadership and Human Resource Management. I hope to someday pursue my Master's in Higher Education/Student Affairs.  

My advice to you: Choosing a school is not just about the major, the food, or how pretty the campus is. It's about the people. The students, faculty, and staff that will become your closest friends, mentors, and supporters over the next 4 years. So, when you visit a campus ask your admission counselor about their college experience, sit down with a faculty member and find out what they love about their job, and stay overnight on campus if possible; because these are the people who are going to help you shape the direction of your future.    

Little known fact: The day I got my job as an Admission Counselor with Rockford I celebrated by going zip lining for the first time!

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Faith DeVriesFaith DeVries
Campus Guest Coordinator

I grew up in Stillman Valley, Illinois. I graduated from Hope College with my Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies with a minor in Music. I plan on pursuing my MAT with Rockford University then continuing on to earn my PhD in Women’s Studies with an emphasis on Education.  

The best advice I could give would be to stretch your limits and take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way.  Join a club, study abroad, sit with someone new at lunch, take a trip to New York, do anything to broaden your horizons and expand your view of the world.  

Little known fact: I have been playing the flute for 15 years and counting!

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Ella Stenberg
Admission Data Specialist

My hometown is Rockford, Ill. and I earned an Associate of Applied Science in Banking and Finance at Rock Valley College. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Management Studies degree from the BSMS program here at Rockford University!

The advice I would like to give is that a university is what you make it - be happy with it. Enjoy your education and the new friends you will make.

Little known fact: Tom Selleck is my favorite actor!

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Christine Murray
Admission Receptionist

I grew up in Syracuse, NY. I earned my Associate of Science in Office Technology from Onondaga Community College.

My advice to you is to enjoy your time in college!

Little known fact: I am a huge Steelers fan!

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