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Recruitment and Admission Staff

 


Nan Onest
Director of Recruitment
Phone: 773-371-5450
Email: nonest@ctu.edu

 

Nan Onest serves as the Director of Enrollment Management and Recruitment at Catholic Theological Union.  In this role, Nan provides centralized leadership for activities related to strategic planning for recruitment and admissions, enrollment, retention and financial aid.

Prior to joining the staff at Catholic Theological Union, Nan served as the pastoral associate at Holy Name Parish in Cedar Lake, Indiana and as an adjunct instructor in the Religion Department at Calumet College in Whiting, Indiana and for the Lay Ecclesial Ministry and Deacon Formation Programs through the Diocese of Gary, Indiana.  Nan also worked as a program consultant for South Shore Clean Cities and in compliance, sales and marketing at Merrill Lynch.

An alumna, Nan earned a Master of Arts in Theology from Catholic Theological Union.

Angela Paviglianiti
Director of Admissions
Phone: 773.371.5445
Email: angelap@ctu.edu
Angela Paviglianiti, a Detroit native, came to Chicago to enroll in CTU’s Master of Divinity program and has lived in the Hyde Park neighborhood ever since. She feels blessed that the fruits of her CTU education have come in handy in a variety of ways.

Outside the office, she serves as a board member of Just Haiti, Inc., a fair-trade plus coffee initiative, and as a volunteer with the Ignatian Spirituality Project, which offers retreats to homeless persons in recovery. Inside CTU, she assists applicants once they have completed the admissions process and as they navigate the path toward enrollment.

Angela will happily address any questions or concerns you may have along the way. As you prepare to begin your studies, and even once they are under way, she will continue to serve as a resource and advocate as you acclimate to the CTU community. In your experience with our team, it is her hope that you feel met, heard, and affirmed in your pursuit of ministerial and theological studies.

Akua Kankam
Recruitment and Admissions Associate
Phone: (773) 371-5523
Email: akankam@ctu.edu

Akua is a Chicago native and is a current Tolton Scholar in the Master of Divinity program at CTU. She is grateful for the Augustus Tolton Lay Pastoral Ministry Program, the academically strenuous faculty, and supportive staff here at CTU. In her spare time, she serves as a cantor at her parish and volunteers with the Archdiocese.  Akua is also a participant in the Lay Ecclesial Ministry program with the Archdiocese of Chicago.

As the Recruitment and Admissions Associate for CTU, she is responsible for informing people about CTU and recruiting individuals who are looking for a holistic theological experience grounded in the traditions of the Catholic Church. Akua helps potential students negotiate the application process from first inquiry to enrollment and works diligently with fellow staff to ensure any questions regarding the application process are handled concertedly and efficiently.  Those discerning CTU as their next educational institution should consider Akua a viable resource who can assist with the decision making process. If you would like to ask questions about CTU, set up an appointment, or need assistance with CTU applications, click here
Mimi Mateene
Financial Aid Associate
Phone: 773.371.5451
Email: admissionassist@ctu.edu mmateene@ctu.edu

Mimi Mateene is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. She has lived in Chicago for fourteen years now. Mimi first came to the States as a student and earned her Bachelors of Arts from Pine Manor College in Massachusetts.  After graduation, she returned to Chicago and was hired at Catholic Theological Union as the Assistant to the Registrar. During her time at CTU, Mimi earned her Master’s in Public Service at DePaul University.

Mimi currently serves as the Financial Aid Associate at CTU. In this capacity, she maintains records of scholarship and loan disbursements. She interacts regularly with prospective, admitted, and enrolled students by providing oversight of CTU’S financial aid application and awarding process, in addition to supporting the overall administrative tasks of the Enrollment Management (EM) department.