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Graduate Admissions Office

Sara Y. Pettingill, Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate Admission

Sara oversees the recruitment of the Bellarmine graduate and second degree programs. She has been with Bellarmine for over 13 years serving in various roles such as Coordinator of Part-Time Undergraduate Recruitment, Associate Director of Enrollment Services, Associate Dean of Admission and Senior Associate Dean of Admission. Currently, she meets with all students interested in the Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) Program. Sara can be reached by calling 502.272.8401 or spettingill@bellarmine.edu.

Julie Armstrong-Binnix, M.Ed.
Senior Graduate Admission Officer

Julie is responsible for recruiting students interested in the Doctor of Nursing Practice, the Master of Science in Nursing, the Master of Health Science, the Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program, the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy and the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science. She also recruits ADN prepared Registered Nurses for the RN to BSN completion program. Julie has been with Bellarmine for over 12 years and teaches two undergraduate courses part-time. Her husband, Jon, is a graduate of the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program and a part-time clinical instructor in the BSN. Julie can be reached by calling 502.272.8364 or via email at julieab@bellarmine.edu

Sarah Shumway
Graduate Admission Officer

Sarah is responsible for meeting with prospective students and assisting with the admission process for the following graduate and second degree programs: Master of Business Administration (Weeknight and Weekend), Master of Science in Analytics, Master of Science in Taxation, Accelerated Second Degree Medical Laboratory Science, and the Accounting Certificate. Sarah received her bachelor’s from Bellarmine in May 2008. She can be reached at 502.272.8271 or sshumway@bellarmine.edu.

Loretta Jerdan
Graduate Admission Assistant

Loretta has been with Bellarmine for over 12 years. Loretta worked in both the Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences and the MBA Office in the Rubel School of Business before joining the Office of Graduate Admission. She received her Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Bellarmine in May of 2009 and completed the Weeknight MBA program as a dual degree student in December of 2010. Loretta currently provides support to the Office of Graduate Admission by processing admission files and assisting with events.

Dawn Hodges
Coordinator of Graduate Events and Registration

Dawn began at Bellarmine in the fall of 2002. Before joining the Graduate Admission Office, Dawn worked with transfer and non-traditional students in the Undergraduate Admission Office. Dawn now oversees the planning and implementation of all Graduate and Second Degree Information Sessions and Orientations. She also works with each Graduate Admission Officer on the registration of new graduate and second degree students. Dawn received her bachelor’s from Bellarmine in May 2002. She can be reached at 502.272.8030 or dhodges@bellarmine.edu.

Jordan Wiehebrink, M.A.
Graduate Admission Officer
Jordan is responsible for meeting with prospective students and assisting with the admission process for the following graduate and second degree programs: Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Business Administration (Weeknight and Weekend), Master of Science in Analytics, Master of Science in Taxation, Master of Arts in Communication, and the Accounting Certificate. Jordan is also currently working on her Ph.D. in Education and Social Change at Bellarmine University. She can be reached by calling 502.272.8245 or via email at jwiehebrink@bellarmine.edu.

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