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There are a few easy ways to contact us, and we're eager to hear from you! First, you can find your admissions counselor below and contact them directly. For more general inquiries, you can call, e-mail, or even write to us with the following contact information:
Toll Free: 800-852-3648
Text: 260-888-8250
Fax: 260-982-5239

Office of Admissions
604 East College Ave.
North Manchester, IN 46962

Admissions Counselors

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Emily Ewen ‘21
Admissions Counselor
Text 260-535-2050

Emily specializes in helping students who are interested in studying art, biology-chemistry, chemistry, digital media arts, English, gender studies, individualized studies, journalism, medical technology, music, music education, peace studies, philosophy, population health, pre-pharmacogenomics, pre-pharmacy, religious studies, Spanish and TESOL.

Emily joins us from the tiny town of Wolcott, Ind. She is a recent grad from Manchester University in the spring of 2021. While studying here, she earned a degree in secondary English education, ran cross country and track, worked too many on-campus jobs to count, and participated in every club she could make time for. Before coming back to Manchester, she taught high school English at Snider High School in Fort Wayne. She found that her passion to help students grow and excel would be better suited at the college level. Emily wants to be an admissions counselor to help students navigate their way toward a scary, yet exciting and developmental time. A fun fact about Emily is that art has always been a large passion of hers, and she runs an art business online.


Kyle Grubbs '12
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
Text 260-440-7958

Kyle specializes in helping students who are interested in studying business, business management and professional sales. She also coordinates the MU Academy, Manchester's dual enrollment experience for high school students.

Kyle Grubbs graduated from Manchester in 2012 with a bachelor of arts in Spanish and a TESOL minor. Kyle says she chose to work in admissions at Manchester because of the wonderful experience she had at Manchester. She loves the idea of being the one to introduce incoming students to this special place and help them in their college search process.

A fun fact about Kyle is that she studied abroad twice while studying at Manchester. She went to Spain during the January session of her sophomore year and spent the spring semester of her junior year in Xalapa, Mexico. 


Trevor Johnson '22
Admissions Counselor
Text 260-888-3978

Trevor specializes in helping students who are interested in studying applied math, athletic training, biology, clinical & rehabilitation sciences, coaching, computer science, data science, environmental studies, exercise science, human performance, human performance education, mathematics, nutrition sciences, orthopedic studies, pre-OT, pre-PT, software engineering and systems analysis.

Coming from Austin, Ind., Trevor graduated from Manchester in the spring of 2022. Trevor earned a Bachelor of Science with majors in sport management and digital media, and then joined the admissions team after graduation. Trevor is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Esports Business. At MU, Trevor spent almost four years in the Office of Admissions as a student working as a Spartan ambassador and then a junior admissions counselor. Trevor also worked as an Esports intern for three years with Manchester Esports. Aside from working on campus, Trevor was very involved in clubs and was a part of the men’s tennis team. A fun fact about Trevor is that he loves to be creative and design things, but he’s terrible at drawing, so he sticks to graphic design.

Blake Moore '18
Operations Specialist
Text 260-240-8608

Blake specializes in helping students who are interested in studying sport management and nursing.

Originally hailing from Hagerstown, Ind., Blake Moore joined the admissions staff in September 2019. He returns to campus with dual B.S. degrees in communication studies and sport management from Manchester University in 2018, and he is currently pursuing an M.S. degree in higher education through Grace College. During his time at MU, Blake served as the College of Business Club president in 2017 and worked for Spartan Stream and the Manchester University sports information department. After graduation, he was the assistant sports information director at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio for the 2018-19 academic year. Blake chose to return to his alma mater as an admissions counselor to share the personal relationships, community and opportunities MU afforded him in his college career. A fun fact about Blake: his favorite sport is track & field, and he is a former Manchester student-athlete!

Kathleen Morrical
Admissions Counselor
Text 260-440-3429

Kathleen specializes in helping students who are interested in studying communication studies, criminology, diversity & inclusion, education, educational studies, gerontology, health communication, history, human services, international studies, political science, pre-law, psychology, public relations, social work and sociology.

Kathleen comes to us from the sweet little town of Goshen, Ind. She graduated from Huntington University in 2019 as a double major, earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology as well as sociology. Kathleen also just recently finished her Master of Arts in Student Development Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Although Kathleen comes to us from another college, she really enjoyed her time at HU as a student working in the admissions office, advancement office, and working as a resident assistant, tutor and research assistant, while also playing tennis for HU for two years. Kathleen is passionate about helping people discover who they are by helping them through the journey of finding the perfect school for them. A fun fact about Kathleen is that she has been to three different continents, and her favorite country she has traveled to is India (twice). P.S. She loves giraffes.

Jacob Sweet
Jacob Sweet '16
Senior Admissions Counselor 
Text 260-440-8168

Jacob specializes in helping students who are interested in studying biology-chemistry, chemistry, medical technology population health, pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-optometry, pre-osteopathic medicine, pre-pharmacogenomics, pre-pharmacy, pre-physician assistant and pre-veterinary medicine.

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Manchester University! I am Jacob Sweet, and I am a native of Hicksville, Ohio, located in Northwest Ohio in Defiance County. I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in sport management with a minor in journalism from Manchester in 2016. I received my Master of Science degree in Leadership from Trine University in October 2019. I loved my time at Manchester and I became an admissions counselor to help give that experience back to you! Before returning to Manchester, I was a sports reporter at The Bryan Times and a general assignment reporter at the Paulding Progress. My favorite part about Manchester is the sense of community and the family feel. You can’t go anywhere on campus without knowing someone. I also loved my time as a cross country and track and field distance runner for the Spartans. I am the biggest Friends TV show fan, Colts fan, Duke basketball fan, and Pepsi fan. I hope I get the chance to get to know you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at anytime!


Noah Vanhorn '22
Admissions Counselor
Text 260-909-8288

Noah specializes in working with students who are interested in studying accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, music and undeclared students.

Noah comes from Greenville, Ohio. He graduated from MU in 2022 with a degree in educational studies and a minor in history. While at Manchester Noah was a member of the basketball team and track and field team. He was a part of the first ever outdoor conference championship for the men’s team. He also spent time working in the Office of Admissions as a Spartan ambassador. Noah wanted to work in admissions due to his love for MU and because the admissions office was originally why he chose to attend MU. A fun fact about Noah is that he is a fourth generation Manchester alumnus.  

Melissa West '98
Associate Director of Recruitment 
Text 260-440-3994

Melissa works with students who wish to transfer or re-enroll to MU.

Melissa West oversees the Manchester recruitment team. She is originally from Peru, Ind., and is a graduate of North Miami H.S. As a student at Manchester, she studied athletic training and sociology and was a member of the women's volleyball team. Her professional experience includes marketing and human resources in the orthopedic industry and financial aid, alumni relations and admissions at MU. Melissa holds a master's degree in higher education administration. She chose a career in admissions because she enjoys helping students and families work through the college-search process to find the right college fit.

A fun fact is that Melissa is a third-generation Manchester alum. Her paternal grandparents met at and graduated from Manchester in the ‘40s; her parents met at and graduated from Manchester in the ‘60s; and she and her husband met at and graduated from Manchester in 1998!

Admissions Administration/Operations Staff

Brandi Chauncey '01
Director of Admissions

Melissa West '98
Associate Director for Recruitment

Jill Biehl
Administrative Assistant

Kim Reinoehl '98
Assistant Director of Admissions

Blake Moore '18
Operations Specialist 

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