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Caroline Weis

Caroline Weis

Assistant Director of Admission
913.360.7004
cweis@benedictine.edu

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Greeting: Hi there! I sincerely welcome you to one of the most formative places that I get to call home, Benedictine College. As a graduate from the Class of 2019, I am seeing the fruits of my four years of formation.

You are undeniably looking at a special place. From the people you meet, the professors, to the faith life and the beautiful campus- there is no a place quite like Benedictine. Retrospectively, once I chose to become a Raven, this paved the way for catalyzing relationships, extra-curricular involvement, life-changing experiences and spiritual growth. My time at Benedictine transformed who I am, not only as a student but as an individual. It is my privilege to be able to invite you here to this place I call home. And hopefully, soon, our home!

  • Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • College: Benedictine College, Class of 2019
  • Major: English with a Minor in Theology
  • Campus Activities: Campus Ministry Coordinator and Leader, FIAT (Marian group for Women), FOCUS Bible Study Leader and Campus Leader, March for Life, Study Abroad Florence Campus, Raven Orientation Leader, International Mission Trip Leader to Tirana, Albania and Domestic Mission Trips to Houston, TX and Chicago, IL.

Catherine Kluempers

Catherine Kluempers

Assistant Director of Admission
913.360.0288
ckluempers@benedictine.edu

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Greeting: After serving as a FOCUS Missionary for two years, I’m excited to be back at my alma mater, Benedictine College. This place has formed me in many ways and I’m eager to share it with you! With a dynamic student life and thriving Catholic education, Benedictine provided me with the opportunities to grow and use my God-given talents. I hope I can help you in this process of discovering who God created you to be and provide you with the tools to transform culture and set the world on fire!

  • Hometown: Lenexa, KS
  • College: Benedictine College, Class of 2017
  • Major: Theology and Evangelization & Catechesis with a Minor in Dance
  • Campus Activites: Women’s Track and Field, CAB, Study Abroad, Mission Trips, Music Ministry, SGA, Residence Life, ROC, Gregorian Fellows, FOCUS, Co-Founder of The Lemkey’s A Capella group, Concert Choir, Intramurals

Monica Nelson

Monica Nelson

Assistant Director of Admission
913.360.7577
mnelson@benedictine.edu

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Greeting: As a graduate from the Class of 2018, I can attest to the great impact that a Benedictine College education has had on my life. This community has challenged me to become the best version of myself, all while deepening friendships and growth in my faith.

During my four years, I was a Raven Orientation Camp Leader as well a Student Ambassador. I was also fortunate to study abroad in Italy and become an active member in the theatre department, allowing me to gain leadership experiences and my love for the arts. Benedictine College allows students to have a unique college experience, and I am excited to have the opportunity to share this community with you!

  • Hometown:Ham Lake, MN
  • College: Benedictine College, Class of 2018
  • Major: Theatre Arts, minors in Mass Communications/Journalism & Theology
  • Campus Activities: Raven Orientation Camp Leader, Student Ambassadors, Campus Ministry, Study Abroad Florence Campus, FOCUS Bible Study, Benedictine College Theatre Department

Will Burenheide

Will Burenheide

Associate Director of Admission
913.360.7780
wburenheide@benedictine.edu

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Greeting: Hello! I am a graduate from the Class of 2017 and I am so excited to be working for my alma mater! As soon as I first set foot on campus, I knew this was the place I wanted to call home for the next four years (and now even more)!

Over the course of my time at Benedictine, I grew in countless ways. I grew in the classroom where I was challenged by my professors to excel—not only in my schoolwork but also in my faith, friendships and as an individual. I grew in my leadership abilities as I held leadership roles and worked closely with Benedictine faculty and staff members. Benedictine College is a place that I will always call home. I look forward to helping future Ravens call this place their new home as well.

  • Hometown: Falls City, Nebraska
  • College: Benedictine College, 2017 graduate
  • Major: Business Management
  • Campus Activities: Student Government, Resident Assistant, Student Ambassador, Raven Orientation Camp Leader, Intramural Champion, Track athlete for one year

Sam Smeltzer

Samuel Smeltzer

Assistant Director of Admission
913.360.7468
ssmeltzer@benedictine.edu

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Greeting: I am a graduate from the Class of 2018 and I am so excited to be working at the place I called home for four years! Choosing Benedictine was one of the best decisions I ever made. During my time at Benedictine College I grew in knowledge, in faith, and formed lasting friendships. The community that exists at Benedictine is welcoming and encouraging, and I can’t wait to welcome new students into the fold. Benedictine College will always be home to me. I can’t wait to share my experiences with incoming students and help them form experiences and memories of their own.

  • Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
  • College: Benedictine College, Class of 2018
  • Major: Mass Communications and Journalism
  • Campus Activities: Raven Orientation Camp Leader, Reporter for The Circuit (Benedictine College Newspaper), Benedictine College Theatre

Avery Miller

Avery Miller

Assistant Director of Admission - International
913.360.7538
amiller@benedictine.edu

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Greeting: Hi everyone! I could not be more excited to be working for the school that gave me so much over my four years. My time at Benedictine College provided me with lifelong relationships and I pursued two degrees in fields that I was earnest about.

In the summer of 2013, I lived in Germany with a host family and this is when my desire to travel and learn internationally took flight. One of the most memorable semesters at Benedictine was studying abroad in Florence, Italy. This allowed me to live and learn in a country rich with history and deep-rooted culture. I am so excited to work with Benedictine College’s international students and hope to teach them about the place I call home, and in return am hoping to learn about the places that they call home.

  • Hometown: Lawrence, Kansas
  • College: Benedictine College, Class of 2019
  • Major: International Business and Marketing
  • Campus Activities: Study Abroad Florence Campus, Raven Orientation Camp Group Leader, Intramural Sports, Office of Admission Student Worker

Megan Fassero

Megan Fassero

Homeschool Outreach Coordinator
913.360.7967
megan.fassero@benedictine.edu

Greeting: On the way home from my first visit to Benedictine College, I told my parents I could picture myself at Benedictine. As I look back over the 20+ years since graduation, I recognize that my four years at Benedictine were extremely influential and I am so grateful. I met my husband, formed lasting friendships, grew in my faith, and benefitted from the academic and personal formation I received from faculty, staff, and fellow students.

As my husband and I homeschooled our daughter from kindergarten through high school, I have a natural passion for connecting homeschool students and their families to my alma mater! Benedictine’s mission of building a community of faith and scholarship makes it a great place to build upon the work that families are doing to prepare their students to pursue truth, grow in love for their faith, and glorify God in all things. I invite you to come visit campus, and see if you can picture yourself at Benedictine.

  • Hometown/High School: Omaha, NE / Marian High School
  • College: Benedictine College, 1997 graduate
  • Major: French, History, and Theology
  • Campus Activities: Ravens Respect Life, Resident Assistant, Student Government, Student Orientation Leader, London International Business Trip, Semester Abroad in France, Intramurals, Mission Trips

Becca Caudle

Becca Caudle

Director of Admission
913.360.7469
bcaudle@benedictine.edu

Greeting: Hi! I am a graduate from the Class of 2013 and am so grateful to be a member of the Office of Admission. After an intense college search, looking at upwards of 20 schools, and never getting “that feeling,” I visited Benedictine College. That visit, late in my senior year, was the best visit I could have made.

Benedictine gave me the experience of a lifetime. I made incredible friends and created countless memories that I will carry with me forever. Aside from the incredible education I received, my time at Benedictine gave me the opportunity to explore and jump outside of my comfort zone into incredible adventures. I am so excited to share my experiences with future Ravens and help them fall in love with a place that I love so much!

College: Benedictine College, 2013 graduate

  • Major: Elementary Education
  • Hometown: Prairie Village, KS
  • Campus Activities: Resident Assistant, Raven Orientation Camp Leader, Student Ambassadors, Intramurals, Residence Life Intern, FOCUS bible study, Mission Trip to Belize
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