Choosing the college that is right for you is a big commitment, and while we think that most students would love to call Wilmington College “Home,” we also want to ensure that we find students that will be a great fit. That’s why we send out recruiters, specialists who visit school fairs and other events, to identify future Wilmington College students.
TRANSFER OPPORTUNITY INITIATIVE
OFFICE: College Hall
EDUCATION: B.S. in Psychology, Wilmington College
M.Ed. in School Counseling, Wright State University
Adam is a 2015 graduate of Wilmington College with a degree in Psychology. He continued his education at Wright State University where he received an M.Ed. in School Counseling. His wife, Emily, is also an alum, having graduated with a degree in Education. Adam and his wife currently reside in Wilmington.
OFFICE: 107 College Street (Kelly House)
EDUCATION: M.A., The Ohio State University
B.S., Bowling Green State University
Bud serves as the College’s primary international student recruiter and, although he is new to this specific position in the Admission Office, he has recruited a significant amount of WC’s international student population since the mid-1990s. As the Fightin’ Quakers’ head soccer coach, Bud is very familiar with the process required for international student recruitment and admission. He has been an especially student-focused administrator during his career at Wilmington College, having held a number of positions in the student recruitment and student activities areas, in addition to his coaching responsibilities.
EDUCATION: B.S. in Social Work, Bluffton University
In addition to recruiting transfer students, Jessie is also an assistant softball coach at Wilmington College.
Jessie comes to Wilmington after a highly successful playing career at NCAA Division III member Bluffton University. Both a field player and a pitcher, Jessie started in 110 games during her Beaver career. In the pitching circle, Jessie won 20 career games along with posting an earned run average (ERA) of under 2.50 in her first three seasons. As a hitter, she tallied 14 home runs.
A 2018 graduate of Bluffton, Jessie earned a degree in social work. She served as Vice President of Bluffton’s Social Work Club as well as interned at the Family Resource Center of Northwest Ohio.
OFFICE: Lund, Sweden
EDUCATION: B.S. in Sport Management and Business Administration, Wilmington College
Torna Hallestad, Sweden/NTI
Niklas serves as an international student recruiter covering Scandinavian countries through a contracted partnership. He graduated in 2019 after four years at Wilmington College, where he was a Dean’s List student and a celebrated student-athlete on the men’s soccer team. During his senior year as a team captain, his fellow players voted him Most Valuable Player after he scored 16 goals and was named First Team All-Ohio Athletic Conference, All-Ohio and All-Great Lakes Region. Niklas was selected as both the College’s top male athlete for fall sports in 2018 and as its 2018-19 Athlete-of-the-Year. He also was a student leader as president of the International Club in addition to working on campus. Niklas is able to articulate what a Scandanavian student can expect at Wilmington College from the vantage point of one who actually lived the experience.
OFFICE: Hermann Court
EDUCATION: M.A. in Allied Healthcare, Health & Sports Sciences, Otterbein University
B.A. in Education, Ohio Valley University
Micah serves as the multicultural recruiter for the office of admission. Micah’s main role is to attend Infinite Scholars’ events and visit high schools and college fairs in metropolitan areas. Micah also serves as the assistant Men’s Basketball Coach for Wilmington College. Micah graduated from Ohio Valley University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and then obtained his Master’s Degree in Allied Healthcare, Health & Sports Sciences from Otterbein University.
ATHLETIC BANDS & MUSIC
OFFICE: 221 Boyd Cultural Arts Center
EDUCATION: M.M., Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
B.M.E., University of Wyoming
Stephen M. Wadsack is the newly appointed Director of Athletic Bands and Instrumental Music Instructor at Wilmington College, where his responsibilities include directing the Quaker Thunder Pep Band, overseeing the growth of Wilmington College’s instrumental music ensembles, serving as a key recruitment strategist in the fine arts area, and teaching additional music coursework as needed. Currently, Wadsack also works collaboratively with various departments on-campus to develop the first marching band program in Wilmington College’s near- 150-year history.
OFFICE: College Hall
EDUCATION: B.S. in Agriculture Communication, The Ohio State University