Student Affairs Staff

Our Purpose Statement

At Grace College, the Office of Student Affairs is committed to helping students mature spiritually, emotionally, socially and academically.

The Department of Student Affairs and Academic Services exists to provide quality programs and resources that promote student learning and engagement in personal transformation, healthy community, whole-life worship and intentional service.

Our Vision

"To lead students toward internal change, which is manifested by growth in a deepening walk with God and loving service to others.”

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Meet the Staff

Aaron

Aaron Crabtree

Dean of Students
Aaron oversees the many programs within student affairs, including residence life and student involvement. Aaron's staff works to provide students with meaningful opportunities for leadership, service, and growth in a healthy and safe environment.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6464
                                            Email: crabtrat@grace.edu

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Brent

Brent Mencarelli

Dean of the Chapel and Community Life
Brent works with Chapel, housing, student involvement, and various special projects and situations within student affairs.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6476
Email: mencarb@grace.edu

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Emily

Emily Brenneman

Director of Residence Life
Emily oversees RDs, RAs, and GGLs as well as student conduct.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6488
Email: brenneej@grace.edu

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Sina

Sina Locke

Executive Assistant for the Dean of Students
Sina is the executive assistant to Aaron Crabtree. She manages the student affairs office and assists students and staff by providing information and answering questions.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6466
Email: lockejm@grace.edu

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Jacqueline

Jacqueline Schram

Dean of the Core and Global Initiatives
Jacqueline is responsible for teaching French and overseeing the language program. As coordinator of general education, she works with the Grace Core faculty and oversees the First Year Experience (FYE) at Grace.  
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6283
Email: schramjs@grace.edu

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Geeta

Geeta Tupps

Director of Global Initiatives
Geeta provides leadership for all the programs related to global initiatives, including Go Encounter, Go Exchange, Go Study, the Cross-Cultural Field Experience and Mosaic.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6104
Email: tuppsg@grace.edu

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Deb

Deb Musser

Director of Health and Counseling
Deb oversees personnel and student services related to both physical and mental health. Deb also teaches in the graduate counseling program.
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6069
Email: musserds@grace.edu

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Kearstin

Kearstin Criswell

Director, Student Involvement
Kearstin oversees Student Involvement at Grace, designing co-curricular leadership opportunities and experiences that enhance campus life. Activities, clubs and ministry teams, student government and intramural sports are all organized through student involvement. Kearstin has her bachelor's degree from Huntington University and                                            her master's from Grace College and Seminary.
                                          Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6470
                                          Email: kearstin.criswell@grace.edu

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Brie

Brie Cremean

Resident Director for Westminster Hall and Commuters
B.S. in Counseling, Grace College; M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Grace College
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6465
Email: cremeabe@grace.edu

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Amy

Amy Geiser

Resident Director for Indiana Hall and The Lodge
B.A. in Counseling and Bible, Moody Bible Institute; M.A. in Counseling and Student Development Administration, Indiana Wesleyan University
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6490
Email: amy.geiser@grace.edu

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Tianna

Tianna Frischman

Resident Director for Alpha Hall
B.A. in Social Work, Huntington University; M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development, Taylor University
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6461
Email: frischtf@grace.edu

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John

John Sloat

Resident Director for Beta Hall and Perimeter Houses
B.A. and M.Div., Grace College and Grace Theological Seminary (2013), Th.M. Southern Theological Seminary (2014).
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6494
Email: sloatjs@grace.edu

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Colin

Colin Horne

Resident Director for The Lodge and Omega
Telephone: 574–372–5100, ext. 6461
Email: hornecs@grace.edu

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Questions?

Email Student Affairs or call 574-372-5100, ext. 6488.