Admissions Undergraduate


Matt Ruth

Originally from Harleysville, Pennsylvania, Matt graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in 2006. Matt spent two years in voluntary service in Fresno, California before moving back to Harrisonburg. He returned to EMU in 2009 as an admissions counselor and after three years Matt transitioned into the role of Associate Director of Admissions. Matt served in this role until the fall of 2015 when he was named Director of Admissions.

Mary Dykes
Inquiry/Communications Coord
Mallery Erickson
Admissions Counselor
Ericka Gingerich
Receptionist/Campus Visit Coor
Fernanda Hernandez
Admissions Counselor
Beth Lineweaver
Admissions Data Manager
Travis Nyce
Admissions Counselor
Elizabeth Payne
Admissions Counselor
Andrew Penner
Admissions Counselor
Phil Tieszen
Associate Director

Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Phil graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in 2011. Phil began his work in admissions after earning a B.S. in Business Administration, and he worked primarily with prospective students from NC and VA, including Harrisonburg city and Rockingham county.

After two years in admissions, Phil stepped into the role of Assistant Director of Student Programs and Orientation. He spent three years inspiring student leaders at EMU and impacting the campus through student programming. This included direct oversight of the rec sports program, fitness center, game room, campus activities council, and new student orientation programs.

In 2016, Phil earned an MBA graduate degree from EMU. He is thrilled to currently serve as the Associate Director of Admissions.

David Yoder
Admissions Counselor
Kara Zimmerman
Campus Visit Coordinator
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