Director of Admission
Misty McBee has been affiliated with Culver-Stockton College for more than 10 years. Originally from Brookfield, Mo., McBee received her bachelorís degree in education with minors in music and psychology in 2002 from C-SC. Following graduation, McBee spent time teaching before finding her calling in higher education. She began in 2004 as an admission counselor and spent six years in various recruiting areas, e-communications, counselor training, transfer recruitment and international admission.
In March 2010, McBee assumed the role of financial aid coordinator at Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing in Quincy, Ill. Blessing-Rieman partners with Culver-Stockton College to offer a Bachelor of Science in nursing. In January 2011, McBee returned to Culver-Stockton as senior associate director of admission. She also oversees international admission. "Iím very elated to be back at my alma mater," explains McBee. "I particularly love being involved in the growth of enrollment at the college. I am confident that I can provide professional experience and leadership, as well as use my own personal experiences as a student to encourage students to matriculate at Culver-Stockton. With my background in financial aid, I also understand the importance of making the college affordable, and I believe the value of the investment in a college education is very important."
Misty began her Master of Science in educational administration (emphasis in leadership) in the fall of 2010 and enjoys researching for her courses. "I love applying what Iím learning in my masterís degree to what I do in admission. I really value the experiential learning Iím getting, and I am so excited that students at C-SC get this opportunity at the baccalaureate level."
In her free time, Misty enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her daughter, Layla. In addition to supporting Culver-Stockton Wildcat athletics, she loves rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals, Texas A&M football and Kansas basketball. She also has a special love for deep-sea fishing.
Kellie Capps is a 1986 graduate of Culver-Stockton College and rejoined the admission team in the fall of 2011 and brings 25 years of experience in the field of higher education. You could say Kellie has been in college for a while! Her choice to attend Culver-Stockton from her hometown of Pittsfield, Ill., was motivated by affordability and the opportunity to stay involved in sports and music. She came to play, and her love for Ďthe Hillí made her stay!
In 1986 Kellie was hired by Culver-Stockton to recruit students from southern Missouri. After two years she pursued her master's in education with an emphasis in counseling and college student personnel. Her career in higher education has included institutions of all sizes; small privates, a mid-size state school, a larger university, and a Big Ten school. She brings experience from residence life, judicial affairs, dean of students, graduate teaching, counseling and alumni affairs. "I know the value of the right fit for each student. Having been a part of a variety of institutional cultures, I have a bias for the small college experience. At Culver-Stockton we inspire the potential of each student, while giving them a place to call home for a season."
A resident of St Charles, Ill., Kellie will work with students and alumni in the Chicago area. "I look forward to building bridges between the generations of the C-SC family and welcoming new students to the experience of a lifetime." Kellie is pursuing her doctorate in higher education leadership. Even though she's in Cardinal country, Kellie lives the Cub way of life and says this is their year! Look for Kellie on the Amtrak and hitch a ride downstate!
Admission Counselor, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing
Born and raised in Quincy, Ill., Jenna attended college at Concordia University Chicago and graduated in 2008 with a double major in marketing and management and a minor in accounting.
"I loved the private school atmosphere in which I was able to create personal relationships with many faculty and staff who supported and encouraged me throughout my college career," Crabtree adds.
She received the top marketing student award for her 2008 graduating class and graduated magna cum laude. She also served as student representative on the mission/vision planning committee for the Concordia University Chicago College of Business.
Crabtree works with students who are interested in the field of nursing, answering their questions about the program and helping them apply. She shares her time between both offices at Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and Culver-Stockton College.
"I am excited to be able to be part of the unique program that Culver-Stockton College has with Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing. The benefits of private educational institutions are incredible. Faculty and staff at both BRCN and at C-SC are very personable, friendly and focused on helping students succeed," Crabtree says.
Denny joined Culver-Stockton College in March 2012 after spending 10 years in retail management. He grew up in Ironton, a small town located in Southeast Missouri. Denny attended Three Rivers Community College and then moved on to University of Missouri, St. Louis, where he earned his bachelorís degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
"I want to get the word out! I want to tell you all about our unique 12-3 curriculum. I want to introduce the opportunities C-SC has to offer to you and your family." Denny offers this advice, "Do your research, visit campus, talk to current students, and come see for yourself if Culver-Stockton College is a good fit for you!"
In his free time, Denny enjoys backpacking, camping, and reading. His favorite activity, though, is gardening with his family.
Matt Parker joined Culver-Stockton College in August 2012. He was raised in Canton, MO and graduated from Culver-Stockton in 2010, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
While at C-SC, Matt took advantage of the study abroad programs, traveling to both England and Egypt.
"I truly believe that to really learn and have a great understanding of a culture and of history, you must experience it firsthand. Culver gave me that opportunity with its excellent study abroad programs. To be able to cruise down the Nile River, walk through the pyramids, and marvel at the massive temples, was something I never thought I would have had the chance to experience firsthand. Culver-Stockton made my dream a reality, and I want students to have the ability to fulfill their lifelong dreams."
Matt has a great passion for music and was able to take his love of music on the road with his band as they toured the nation with such acts as Lit, Veruca Salt, and (hed) p.e. "I love music and I love to travelÖthe ability to do both of those things at once was amazing and I will never forget it."
Mattís family has a long history with C-SC. Both of his parents and an uncle are graduates and his grandmother was a resource librarian at the college for 20 years. "I loved my time at C-SC, and I know what it has to offer its students. Iím looking forward to bringing students to C-SC so they can have the same great experience that I had."
William (Billy) Schaffer
Assistant Director of Admission and Transfer Coordinator
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Billy Schaffer joined the Culver-Stockton College Admission Office in March of 2012. He comes to C-SC with previous experience in admissions, working with students at a small liberal arts university. Schaffer graduated with a Masters in Education from Quincy University.
He looks forward to continuing his work in higher education and aiding students interested in Culver-Stockton. "I am really excited to meet transfer students and introduce them to the exciting opportunities awaiting them at Culver-Stockton. It is going to be great telling prospective students about all Culver-Stockton offers."
Schaffer currently resides in Quincy, Ill. He enjoys playing tennis, spending time with family and friends, and taking his car to area cars shows.
Megan Schweitzer joined the Culver-Stockton Admission team in September 2012. She is originally from Hamilton, Ill. Megan attended Southeastern Community College in Keokuk, Iowa, where she received her Associate of Arts degree. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a minor in sociology from Western Illinois University in 2002, and a Master of Science in elementary education from Quincy University in 2011.
Between the time Megan earned her bachelorís degree and masterís degree, her husbandís military service with the Marine Corps took them to live in Hawaii for three years, from 2002-05. Since coming back to the mainland, Megan has worked as a personal trainer for Quincy Medical Group and she also taught kindergarten at Ellington School in Quincy, lll.
"I am excited that I get to assist students in their quest for higher education. I love showing them the unique things Culver-Stockton has to offer," says Megan.
Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves reading, animals and traveling. She lives in Quincy with her husband, Josh, and their four dogs, Bear, Teddy, Kirby and Lulu.
Dawnie Jo Summers
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Dawnie Jo Summers joined the Culver-Stockton College Admission Office in May 2011. Born and raised in Palmyra, Mo., she graduated from Columbia College in Columbia, Mo., in May 2011. At Columbia College, she earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a double major in management and marketing.
"I am very excited to join the Culver-Stockton community! I love working with a wide variety of people, especially when having a great influence on the importance of education. I am also excited to share the great opportunities that Culver-Stockton has to offer students!"
Dawnie Jo loves spending time with family and friends. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, hunting, shopping and photography. " I am a very outgoing person and love life!"
Jerod was born and raised in Canton, Mo. and graduated from Canton R-V with the class of 2006. From there, Jerod attended Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. He graduated from Webster with a Bachelor of Arts in video production. Jerod has also completed one year of study toward a Masters in Media Communications.
Jerod has always had an interest in the arts, from acting in school plays, to making electronic music and films with friends. He has made many documentary and experimental-style films and has pursued documentary film-making and photography. Jerodís documentaries and photography have been shown in various film festivals and art shows in St. Louis. One documentary won two first place awards.
Jerod returned to Canton, Mo., to pursue work in the communications field, and is happy to be working at Culver Stockton College.