Admission & Financial Aid

Tony Amelse

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  • Title: Senior Associate Director of Admission
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 800-544-1489
  • Territory/Responsibilities: Select Twin Cities schools:  Academy of Holy Angels, Accell Academy, Benilde-St. Margaret's School,  Cretin-Derham Hall, Epsilon Program, Holy Family Catholic High School, Hopkins High School, Parnassus Preparatory School, Providence Academy,  St. Thomas Academy, Totino-Grace High School and Visitation School
  • Hometown: Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
  • High School: Simley
  • College: 1996 CSB/SJU graduate
  • Major/Minor: Communication Major/ Theology Minor
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More about Tony

Tony is a veteran in the CSB/SJU Office of Admission (he started in 1997 and was a student tour guide for three years prior). As an undergraduate student, Tony was active in broadcasting, holding the positions of Music Director and Sports Director at the  campus radio station, KJNB. That interest led him to complete internships at KFAN Radio and KMSP-TV in the Twin Cities. These days you can hear Tony’s voice at Johnnie Football home games in his part-time role as a public address announcer.  Away from CSB/SJU, Tony engages with his kids’ activities, serving as a coach and board member for Hopkins Royals Boys Basketball Association

Tony says...

“Even though I have a passion for music and sports, my favorite activity in college was hosting a weekly talk show with then Chaplain of Saint John’s, Father Timothy Backous. He taught one of the most popular classes on campus, so we essentially made it available to the entire community by taking it to the airwaves. Students would call in and discuss their relationships with God and each other and comment on current events. It was a great example of how CSB/SJU act as one large classroom where learning cannot tell time.”