Alumni spotlight: Christy Garmatter, 97, MAEd ’04 Bluffton University


by Bluffton University and available here

Student success

From elementary teacher to substitute teacher to director of student success, it’s always been about relationship-building for Christy Garmatter ’97, MAEd ‘04.


From Christy Garmatter’s first time on campus to her new role in student life, her experience at Bluffton University has truly been ‘all about the relationships.’ A two-time Bluffton graduate (Bachelor of Arts in elementary education in 1997 and Master of Arts in Education in 2004), Garmatter was recently named director of student success.

In high school, Garmatter immediately felt welcome on campus during a campus tour given by former admissions counselor, Audwin Jones ’87.

“At the end of the day, I remember my dad saying, ‘heck, even I want to come here!’”

Following graduation, Garmatter taught in Puerto Rico for two years before returning to the Bluffton area.

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