Admission Counselors

Becca Caudle

Director of Admission



Arizona, New Mexico, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, South Dakota, North Dakota



Hi! I am a grad from the Class of 2013 and I am so excited to be a member of the Office of Admission. After a VERY long college search, looking at upwards of 20 schools, and never getting “that feeling,” I visited Benedictine and it was the best decision I could have made. Looking back now I know that visit in late April of my senior year was the best visit I could have made.


Benedictine gave me the experience of a lifetime. I made the most incredible friends and created countless memories that I will carry with me forever. Aside from the incredible education I received, I was involved with many different things on campus from Residence Life, leading a Mission Trip to Belize, FOCUS Bible Studies, and countless seasons of intramurals.  My time at Benedictine has given me the opportunity to explore and try so many different things and jump outside my comfort zone to have incredible adventures.  I am so excited to share my experiences with future Ravens and help them fall in love with a place that I love so much!


I hope you will visit and experience the amazing community Benedictine has to offer and then potentially become a part of the Raven family!


  • College: Benedictine College, 2013 graduate
  • Major: Elementary Education
  • Hometown: Prairie Village, KS
  • Campus Activities: Resident Assistant, Raven Orientation Camp Leader, Student Ambassadors, Intramurals, Residence Life Intern, FOCUS bible study, Mission Trip to Belize



Adam Przybylski

Associate Director of Admission




Kansas, Illinois, Iowa



I will never forget my first visit to Benedictine College’s campus. After spending the day walking around campus, meeting professors, and visiting with students I was completely hooked! I knew this was the college where I was meant to be. Benedictine College is an incredible institution that has allowed me to grow in so many ways I never thought were possible. I was able to develop lifelong friendships, expand my educational experience, and strengthen my faith. Benedictine has so much to offer, and I am grateful that I am representing one of the greatest colleges in America. I cannot wait to work with all of our future Ravens!


  • Hometown: Bloomington, IL
  • College: Benedictine College, 2016 graduate
  • Major: Journalism & Mass Communications
  • Campus Activities: Raven Orientation Camp, Student Ambassadors, Work-Study (Student Life Office Assistant), BC Koinonia, Youth Ministry Outreach



Leacadia Christensen

Assistant Director of Admission




St. Louis, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin



As a graduate of Benedictine College, I could not be happier to work at my Alma Mater. I transferred into Benedictine College my sophomore year, and it was easily one of the best decisions of my life. Benedictine is truly a life investment for me. It gave me an education that taught me to never stop learning. It is where I met lifelong friends who challenge me to grow and become a better woman every day. Most importantly, it fostered my faith and brought me closer to Christ—inside and outside of the classroom.


Benedictine College will always hold a special place in my heart. It is truly a gift to be able to say that I am part of the Raven Family because “once a Raven, always a Raven.”  I would love to see you visit our special home at Benedictine, and hopefully one day, you will have the gift of calling Benedictine College your Alma Mater, too.


  • Hometown: Viborg, South Dakota
  • College: Benedictine College, Class of 2017
  • Major: Theology
  • Campus Activities: Barista at Holy Grounds Coffee House, Mission Trips to Haiti, March for Life, The Lemkeys (A Cappella), Jazz Band, Concert Chorale, Raven Orientation Camp Leader, Intramurals  



Laddie DeGrand

Assistant Director of Admission




Kansas City, Atchison County, Arkansas, Oklahoma



Throughout my college career, I grew so much as a person and it’s truly because of the friendships, lessons, experiences and opportunities that Benedictine was able to offer me.   It was a blessing to have been able to attend a college that not just talks about, but shows you a community that cares for you personally and desires you to exceed to the highest possible level you can.  I can guarantee you that you are not going to get that passion at any other college or university.  I am beyond ecstatic that I might get to help you become a member of the Benedictine community.  


As a recent graduate, I can attest how scary and exciting new adventures can be.  Here at Benedictine College, we strive to help make the experience nothing but joyful and memorable for you.  We are honored to have such amazing students at our school.


  • Hometown: Rogers, AR
  • College: Benedictine College, 2014 graduate
  • Major: Mass Communications with a minor in Dance
  • Campus Activities: Raven Dance Team, Raven School of Dance Instructor, Intern for Special Assistant to the President for Special Events, Circuit Staff, Raven Yearbook Staff, Intramurals, Florence Study Abroad Program



Will Burenheide

Assistant Director of Admission



Colorado, Nebraska, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Washington, Nevada, Oregon, Montana, Utah, Wyoming



Hello! I am a brand new graduate from the Class of 2017 and I am so excited to be working for my now Alma Mater!


On my first visit to Benedictine, I set foot on campus and knew this was the place I wanted to call home for the next four years (and now even more)! Over my four years I grew in countless ways. I grew in the classroom where I was challenged by my professors to excel not only in my schoolwork but also in my faith, friendships and as an individual. I grew in my leadership abilities where I was honored to hold many leadership positions working closely with Benedictine faculty and staff members. 


Benedictine is a place that I will always call home. I look forward to helping future Ravens call this place their new home as well.


  • Hometown: Falls City, Nebraska
  • College: Benedictine College, 2017 graduate
  • Major: Business Management
  • Campus Activities: Student Government, Resident Assistant, Student Ambassador, Raven Orientation Camp Leader, Intramural Champion, Track athlete for one year.



Alexa Crosier

Assistant Director of Admission



Texas, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia



Hi! I’m so excited to be an Admission Counselor at one of America’s best Catholic colleges! My junior year I decided to transfer to Benedictine College, and I can honestly say it was the best decision I could have ever made. During my time here at BC, I was constantly challenged to grow not only academically, but also grow in my friendships and in my faith life as well. I was taken away by how amazing the community is here, and how much I felt at home as a transfer student beginning my junior year.


I love telling people about my experience here at Benedictine, and will always consider BC my home away from home. I hope you come visit Benedictine to see for yourself how wonderful this place truly is, and maybe even become part of the Raven family!


  • Hometown: Holland, PA
  • College: Benedictine College, Class of 2017
  • Major: Psychology, minor in Criminology
  • Campus Activities: Work Study (Psychology Dept.), FOCUS Bible Study, FOCUS Bible Study Leader, Intramurals, March for Life, Mission Trips to St. Lucia, Ireland, Trinidad & Tobago, and Peru



Anne Faucett

Director of International Admission and Services




International students


From the first visit on this campus, I knew Benedictine College was the place for me. I was given opportunities here that very few colleges can offer. Benedictine let me continue soccer, get a great education, study abroad in France, and prepared me for life after college. I even met my husband here and now we have made Atchison and Benedictine our home. I am blessed to be given the opportunity to work for the place I love. I hope to see you on campus and even more see you become a Raven!


  • Hometown/High School: Jefferson City, Mo. / Helias Interparish High School
  • College: Benedictine College, 2008 graduate
  • Major: French, Business
  • Campus Acitivites: Played Soccer 4 years, studied abroad in France for one semester, participated in Phonathon



Jon Krebsbach

Director of Transfer Enrollment



Transfers from the United States


Benedictine College has been a part of my family for over 30 years, with my mom and three of my aunts graduating as Ravens. As a recent alumnus, I love sharing stories about Benedictine to potential students and their families. Benedictine College gave me a wonderful education, awesome friendships and the opportunity to study in Ireland for a semester. The Benedictine community will embrace you no matter where you are from.

I hope you take the opportunity to visit campus and meet all the amazing people here at Benedictine College.  Your experience will help shape you for the rest of your life. Go Ravens!


  • High School/Hometown:  Hastings, Neb. / Saint Cecilia High School in Hastings, Neb.
  • College: Benedictine College, 2004 graduate
  • Major: Psychology