Emily Hoffner

Emily Hoffner headshotAdmission Counselor

B.A., Kent State University


ehoffner@bw.edu, (440) 826-8023

Where might you see me?

  • Ohio counties: Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Logan, Madison, Medina, Miami, Montgomery, Portage, Preble, Shelby, Warren, Wayne
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

My hometown: Brecksville, Ohio

What makes BW distinctive for me? When I walked around campus for the first time, the students, staff, faculty and community members were tremendously welcoming and friendly. The campus and community make me feel like part of a family. There is an opportunity to meet many people and make lasting connections.

What do I love most about Berea and Cleveland? I love the quaint and relaxed downtown Berea area. It has a little bit of everything, from family-owned restaurants to small shops and coffee shops. Berea is only about a twenty-minute drive from downtown Cleveland, so it’s easy to grab a group of friends and go to an Indians game or a restaurant on East 4th Street. I love Cleveland for its beautiful four seasons -- even though I don’t like driving in the snow!

Where would I still like to visit that I haven’t already? Sydney, Australia! It’s been my dream destination since I was little.

What is the most interesting place I have visited? Amsterdam, Netherlands. Never in my life have I seen so many bikes in one place.

What am I currently reading in my spare time? “Own Your Everyday” by Jordan Lee Dooley.

What is my favorite movie? "The Blind Side."

If I could meet any historical figure, who would it be and why? Amelia Earhart. I am always up for an adventure, so I would pick her brain about her favorite journeys and how she found the courage to do something so daring, especially as a woman in her time.

What song can’t I get out of my head right now? “Golden Hour” by Kacey Musgraves.

My message to prospective students thinking about the value of college and BW:
College allows you to explore areas of study that you are passionate about, grow through countless opportunities, be introduced to people from all backgrounds, and make your mark as a leader, all before stepping out into the “real world." Deciding where you want to spend the next four years of your life may seem a little overwhelming, but know that all universities share a similar goal – to help their students grow personally and academically. It’s up to you to do some soul searching and figure out which college feels like home!