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, Chanhassen High School,  Cretin-Derham Hall, Eden Prairie High School, Epsilon Program, Holy Family Catholic High School, Minnetonka High School, Providence Academy, and St. Thomas Academy. 
  • Hometown: Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
  • High School: Simley
  • College: 1996 CSB/SJU graduate
  • Major/Minor: Communication Major/ Theology Minor
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 Area Little League.  He also serves as a Fantasy Football Commissioner for the Amelse Family Fun League, a 12-team league with plenty of sibling rivalries, both young and old.

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.”