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Joe Esch '11 Joins the Admissions Office

Joe Esch '11 Joins the Admissions Office

Joe Esch of South Bend has accepted the position of Admissions Counselor at Holy Cross College when he graduates from the college next month. He will be delivering the Student Reflection at Holy Cross' 44th Annual Commencement on Saturday the 14th of May and accepting his B.A. diploma in Theology with highest honors.

Joe came to Holy Cross as a junior transfer student after spending two years at a large Catholic university in Kentucky. "Honestly, I think I lost myself a little at the bigger school," Joe says. "As a 2005 Trinity School at Greenlawn graduate, I was accustomed to being part of a close community. By coming home to Holy Cross College, I found that this community environment really helped me flourish," he explained. "I look forward to helping high school seniors make their college decisions as part of the admissions staff here at Holy Cross. There are many opportunities at a small college that you can't find at a large university. College counseling is about helping individual students find their own right fit," he explained.

During the past year, Joe worked as a student ambassador in the admissions office. His other college activities included, playing Center Midfielder for the varsity soccer program, being a leader on the college's Mission Team, acting as Campus Associate for Catholic Relief Services, and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, he interned at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church as a pastoral ministry assistant helping to organize outreach with Saint Margaret's Woman's Shelter and Dismas House.

"We are very pleased that Joe accepted our offer to continue as part of our full time staff in the Admissions Office at Holy Cross," says Marie Bensman, Dean of Admissions. "His intelligence, character, work ethic, and friendly nature will be a great addition to our staff."

Joe is the fifth of six children of proud parents James and Cynthia Esch of South Bend's Wedgewood Park neighborhood.