Emma Bleasdale pictured with service dog CostelloHoly Cross College is excited to welcome Emma Bleasdale to the community as an admissions counselor.

“This is my first year as an Admissions Counselor, but before this, I taught middle school science, religion, and college and careers at St. Michael’s School in Plymouth, Indiana. I am excited to continue to help students in a new capacity, and support them in their journey to becoming a member of the Holy Cross family,” said Bleasdale, a graduate from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and minor in mathematics.

Career path

“Ever since I tutored my peers in philosophy and mathematics in college, I wanted to work with students at the collegiate level. As an admissions counselor, I am able to help students through both an exciting and stressful time as they apply to colleges and begin their journey towards higher education. As an admissions counselor, I can be there every step of the way to guide students and answer any questions they may have,” noted Bleasdale.

Why Holy Cross College

“I hear about the great things that Holy Cross College does for their students, and wanted to become part of that. I love the Catholic identity at Holy Cross and how that identity envelops all aspects of a Holy Cross education. In addition, the small class sizes, accessibility of the professors and campus, and the support available for students made me want to be part of Holy Cross and its mission,” said Bleasdale.

Plans on campus

“At Holy Cross, I would like to expand the number of students who apply to Holy Cross, especially those with disabilities. As a person with a disability myself (and a service dog), I would like to show those with disabilities that Holy Cross is an accessible place where they can obtain a college education, enjoy an inclusive community, and succeed in and outside of the classroom,” commented Bleasdale.