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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Admissions

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Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/admissions/transfer/comestoyou/highschool.html

2014 Fall Schedule Coming Soon

School Name City State Day Date Time Admissions Representative
Albert Lea High School Albert Lea MN       Abby Ellis
Annandale High School Annandale MN       Emily Harrison
Apple Valley High School Apple Valley MN       Colleen Hansen
Armstrong-Robbinsdale HS Plymouth MN       Colleen Hansen
Austin High School Austin MN       Abby Ellis
Baldwin-Woodville Baldwin WI       Emily Harrison
Blue Earth Area High School Blue Earth MN       Abby Ellis
BOLD High School Olivia MN       Mike Altomari
Brooklyn Center High School Brooklyn Center MN       Colleen Hansen
Buffalo Sr. HS Buffalo MN       Emily Harrison
Burnsville Sr. HS Burnsville MN       Colleen Hansen
Byron High School Byron MN       Abby Ellis
Caledonia High School Caledonia MN       Abby Ellis
Cambridge Isanti High School Cambridge MN       Emily Harrison
Cathedral High School New Ulm MN       Carolyn Nelson
Centennial HS Circle Pines MN       Colleen Hansen
Central High School St. Paul MN       Colleen Hansen
Central High School Norwood YA MN       Mike Altomari
Century High School Rochester MN       Abby Ellis
Chanhassen High School Chanhassen MN       Matt Sidmore
Chaska High School Chaska MN       Matt Sidmore
Chippewa Falls Sr. HS Chippewa Falls WI       Emily Harrison
Cleveland HS Cleveland MN       Abby Ellis
Cotter High School Winona MN       Abby Ellis
Delano Senior High School Delano MN       Emily Harrison
Eagan High School Eagan MN       Colleen Hansen
East Central High School Finlayson MN       Emily Harrison
East Ridge Woodbury MN       Colleen Hansen
Eastview High School Apple Valley MN       Colleen Hansen
Eden Prairie High School Eden Prairie MN       Colleen Hansen
Edina High School Edina MN       Matt Sidmore
Edison High School Minneapolis MN       Colleen Hansen
Elk River High School Elk River MN       Emily Harrison
Ellsworth High School Ellsworth WI       Emily Harrison
Fairmont HS Fairmont MN       Abby Ellis
Faribault HS Faribault MN       Abby Ellis
Forest Lake Senior HS Forest Lake MN       Colleen Hansen
Harding High HS St. Paul MN       Colleen Hansen
Hastings High School Hastings MN       Colleen Hansen
Henry Sibley HS Mendota Heights MN       Colleen Hansen
Hill-Murray High School St. Paul MN       Colleen Hansen
Hinckley-Finlayson High School Hinckley MN       Emily Harrison
Hudson Sr. HS Hudson WI       Emily Harrison
Hutchinson High School Hutchninson MN       Mike Altomari
Irondale HS New Brighton MN       Colleen Hansen
Jackson County Central Jackson MN       Mike Altomari
Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton HS Janesville MN       Abby Ellis
Jefferson College Fair Alexandria       Michael Altomari
Jefferson HS Bloomington MN       Colleen Hansen
John F Kennedy High School Bloomington MN       Colleen Hansen
John Marshall HS Rochester MN       Abby Ellis
Lake Crystal-Wellcome Mem. HS Lake Crystal MN       Abby Ellis
Lakeville HS North Lakeville MN       Colleen Hansen
Lakeville HS South Lakeville MN       Colleen Hansen
LeSueur-Henderson HS LeSueur MN       Abby Ellis
Litchfield High School Litchfield MN       Michael Altomari
Lourdes High School Rochester MN       Abby Ellis
Loyola High School Mankato MN       Brian Jones
Madelia HS Madelia MN       Abby Ellis
Mankato East Mankato MN       Brian Jones
Mankato West Mankato MN       Brian Jones
Maple Grove Senior HS Maple Grove MN       Colleen Hansen
Maple River HS Mapleton MN       Abby Ellis
Marshall High School Marshall MN       Mike Altomari
Mayo High School Rochester MN       Abby Ellis
Menomonie High School Menomonie MN       Emily Harrison
Milaca High School Milaca MN       Emily Harrison
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School New Ulm MN       Carolyn Nelson
Minnewaska HS Glenwood MN       Mike Altomari
Montevideo Montevideo MN       Mike Altomari
Monticello High School Monticello MN       Emily Harrison
Mora High School Mora MN       Emily Harrison
Morris High School Morris MN       Mike Altomari
Mound Westonka HS Mound MN       Colleen Hansen
Mound View HS Arden Hill MN       Colleen Hansen
Mountain Lake Schools Mountain Lake MN       Michael Altomari
New London Spicer New London MN       Michael Altomari
New Prague HS New Prague MN       Abby Ellis
New Richmond HS New Richmond WI       Emily Harrison
New Ulm HS New Ulm MN       Carolyn Nelson
Nicollet High School Nicollet MN       Abby Ellis
North Branch High School North Branch MN       Emily Harrison
Northfield High School Northfield MN       Abby Ellis
Ortonville High School Ortonville MN       Emily Harrison
Osseo High School Osseo MN       Colleen Hansen
Owatonna High School Owatonna MN       Abby Ellis
Park Center High School Brooklyn Park MN       Colleen Hansen
Park High School Cottage Grove MN       Colleen Hansen
Pine City High School Pine City MN       Emily Harrison
Pipestone High School Pipestone MN       Mike Altomari
Prescott High School Prescott WI       Emily Harrison
Princeton High School Princeton MN       Emily Harrison
Red Wing High School Red Wing MN       Abby Ellis
Redwood Valley High School Redwood Falls MN       Mike Altomari
Regis High School Eau Claire WI       Emily Harrison
Renville County High School Renville MN       Mike Altomari
Rogers High School Rogers MN       Colleen Hansen
Rosemount High School Rosemount MN       Colleen Hansen
Sartell High School Sartell MN       Emily Harrison
Sauk Rapids High School Sauk Rapids MN       Emily Harrison
Shakopee High School Shakopee MN       Colleen Hansen
Sibley East HS Arlington MN       Abby Ellis
Simley Sr. High School Inver Grove Hts MN       Colleen Hansen
Sleepy Eye High School Sleepy Eye MN       Abby Ellis
South High School Minneapolis MN       Colleen Hansen
South St. Paul HS South St. Paul MN       Colleen Hansen
Spring Lake Park HS Spring Lake Park MN       Colleen Hansen
St. Clair High School St. Clair MN       Abby Ellis
St. Cloud Apollo St.Cloud MN       Emily Harrison
St. Cloud Cathedral High School St.Cloud MN       Emily Harrison
St. Francis High School St. Francis MN       Colleen Hansen
St. Francis High School St. Francis MN       Emily Harrison
St. James High School St. James MN       Abby Ellis
St. Louis Park High School St. Louis Park MN       Matt Sidmore
St. Mary's High School Sleepy Eye MN       Abby Ellis
St. Michael-Albertville HS Albertville MN       Emily Harrison
St. Peter HS St. Peter MN       Abby Ellis
St. Croix Falls St. Croix Falls WI       Emily Harrison
Stewartville High School Stewartville MN       Abby Ellis
Stillwater High School Stillwater MN       Colleen Hansen
Tri City United Schools Montgomery MN       Abby Ellis
Triton High School Dodge Center MN       Abby Ellis
Waconia High School Waconia MN       Mike Altomari
Waseca High School Waseca MN       Abby Ellis
Washburn High School Minneapolis MN       Colleen Hansen
Watertown-Mayer High School Watertown MN       Mike Altomari
Wayzata High School Plymouth MN       Colleen Hansen
White Bear Lake HS White Bear MN       Colleen Hansen
Willmar High School Willmar MN       Mike Altomari
Windom Area High School Windom MN       Mike Altomari
Winona Senior High School Winona MN       Abby Ellis
Watertown-Mayer High School Watertown MN       Abby Ellis
Woodbury High School Woodbury MN       Colleen Hansen
Worthington High School Worthington MN       Mike Altomari
Yellow Medicine East Granite Falls MN       Mike Altomari
Zimmerman High School Zimmerman MN       Emily Harrison

Michael Altomari – Admissions Officer

Michael Altomari

Phone Number: 507-389-5855
E-mail: michael.altomari@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: It's repetitive but get involved and step out of your comfort zone! When I was in high school I always wanted to play lacrosse but was worried that I wouldn't cut it on the club team in high school. I came to campus and called the team up. The team was awesome! It was one of the best decisions I made in college! I didn't just learn lacrosse; I learned time management, leadership, and effective communication skills.
The most frequently played song on your iPod: My musical tastes are all over the place, but I tend to lean a bit more towards heavier music like Metallica or Led Zeppelin. I grew up listening to bands like the Beach Boys, Beatles, and Rolling Stones; those bands have a really special place in my heart.
What was your first job: Working at a gymnastics gym registering people for classes and helping to answer questions and in the off chance that one of the coaches weren't there I had to sub for them, which is really scary…I don't know how to do any gymnastics so when I did sub it was basically just 50 minutes of play time!
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: I was born in Michigan and they have Coney Island hot dog restaurants all over the place. Apparently I aspired to be a Coney Island chef.
The best thing about MSU is: The people! The faculty and staff genuinely care about the students' success here, which creates a great atmosphere and a tremendous learning environment.
Describe MSU in one word: Supportive
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Definitely soft.
When you aren't working what are you doing: I spend a ton of time with my family. We like to stay as active as we can. I play a lot of golf and softball during the summer as well as fish. During the winter we love snowmobiling and ice fishing.

Diane Berge, Ph.D. – Associate Director of Admissions

Diane Berge

Phone Number: 507-389-1702
E-mail: diane.berge@mnsu.edu

Education: B.A. Education (French and Vocal Music), University of Minnesota-Morris M.S. Counseling and Student Personnel, Minnesota State University, Mankato Ph.D. Educational Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota
Favorite thing about Minnesota State University, Mankato: The large but personal flavor of our small campus with challenging programs from liberal arts to high technology.
Favorite thing about the community: A comfortable, smaller town feel but with many amenities of larger cities
Favorite Campus Activity: I have enjoyed shotokan karate training and Madrigal singers.

Emily Harrison – Admissions Officer

Emily Harrison

Phone Number: 507-389-6670
E-mail: emily.harrison@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Step outside of your comfort zone. Make the most of your college experience through participating in classroom discussions, get involved in student organizations, and if you can study abroad!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: currently, "Us Against the World"- Coldplay. I just got over a pretty serious phase of listening to "Thrift Shop"-Macklemore & Ryan Lewis repetitively (it's still a favorite though).
What was your first job: I was a youth tennis coach for my local tennis association.
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: I would be a nurse
The best thing about MSU is: Students receive a great value for their education which is reflected by the supportive faculty, new facilities and all of the services that are available to students.
Describe MSU in one word: Engaging
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Soft! If the cookie is crunchy, I immediately throw it in the microwave because nobody wants a cookie to be 1.cold and 2.crunchy.
When you aren't working what are you doing: Hanging out with friends, family and my dog Roo, playing tennis, gardening and working on art projects.

Brian Jones – Director of Admissions

Brian Jones

Phone Number: 507-389-2422
E-mail: brian.jones@mnsu.edu

Education: B.S. Mass Communications, Minnesota State University, Mankato M.S. Educational Leadership, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Favorite thing about Minnesota State University, Mankato: The Touchdown Tent during Homecoming
Favorite thing about the community: The North Mankato Fun Days Parade
Favorite Campus Activity: Intramural Soccer

Paulette Kimber – Admissions Officer

Paulette Kimber

Phone Number: 507-389-3279
Email: paulette.kimber@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: My advice to incoming Mavericks would be to be open minded. College is a great time to explore what your interest are, try new things, and meet new people from all over the globe. It may seem at first, but trust me… If you stick to it, you will have a lifetime of memories!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: I can't choose just ONE! I'm a big R&B junkie. I love Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Brandy, Letoya Luckett, Usher, Tamar Braxton, Toni Braxton, Monica, Elle Varner… and the list goes on!
What was your first job: My first job was working with a company called Tree Trust. Outside cleaning up highways and planting, long story short I quit after 3 days!
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: If I listened to my 6 year old self Oprah would have a run for her money! I would be the best talk show host on television. Watch out daytime, here comes Ms. Paulette! =)
The best thing about MSU is: On campus fairs because it's almost always a guarantee that there will be free. Also, I love when it gets warm out and everyone is outside barbequing, rollerblading, on walks, and doing other activities. It just makes Mankato feel a little more like home.
Describe MSU in one word: MAVPRIDE
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Not a huge cookie person. CANDY all the way. If I had to choose a cookie, I would say crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside.
When you aren't working what you are doing: When I'm not working or thinking about work (which often happened ;) I'm singing so loud my neighbors can probably hear me, on my cell phone (go figure), shopping, cooking, camping (I know right!), hanging out with family and friends, and enjoying life.

Carolyn Nelson – Assistant Director of Admissions

Carolyn

Phone Number: 507-389-5889
E-mail: carolyn.nelson@mnsu.edu

Education: B.S Political Science Minnesota State University, Mankato;
Pursuing M.S. Educational Leadership Minnesota State University, Mankato
Favorite thing about Minnesota State University, Mankato: The people—All the amazing faculty, staff, and friends I've met here!
Favorite thing about the community: Fall colors in the Minnesota River Valley. It's beautiful!
Favorite Campus Activity: Just one? There's so many! Alpha Chi Omega sorority, Campus Rec intramurals and aerobics, hockey (Go Mavs!) and free movies in the Student Union.

Colleen Hansen – Twin Cities Recruiter

Colleen

Phone Number: 507-381-8676
E-mail: colleen.hansen@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Get involved with campus activities and organizations! Meet as many people as you can - it will make your college experience!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: Anything and everything Coldplay
What was your first job: Lifeguard
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: Doctor
The best thing about MSU is: The amazing faculty, staff, and students.
Describe MSU in one word: Remarkable
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Soft

Abby Ellis – Admissions Officer

Abby

Phone Number: 507-389-5038
E-mail: abby.ellis@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Get to know your professors, meet with your advisor every semester, stay organized, get involved on campus, and take advantage of every opportunity!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: "I'm in a Hurry" Alabama.
What was your first job: My first job was nannying which I did for 6 summers.
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: I would be a day care provider.
The best thing about MSU is: The opportunities that come from the diversity of majors, student organizations, and people on campus.
Describe MSU in one word: Self-empowering
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Soft!!!
When you aren't working what are you doing: I am on Pinterest, pretending I will be able to accomplish the crafts I pin! I also enjoy going for walks around Mankato, spending time at my parents cabin on weekends, and scrapbooking.

Matt Sidmore – Assistant Director

matt

Phone Number: 507-389-5039
E-mail: matthew.sidmore@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Get involved! We have over 200 clubs/organizations to choose from, and the quickest way to get connected to the campus and meet others is by getting involved right away.
The most frequently played song on your iPod: I love all kinds of music, and being from Boston, we had an awesome music scene. Minneapolis has been no different, and I have found some awesome local bands out here. Lately my most played song has been "Rough" by Apollo Cobra a band coming out of Minneapolis.
What was your first job: I was 13, and I had two paper routes. I actually made a lot of money for a 13 year old kid…
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: Professional Golfer. I have played since I was a kid. Unfortunately, I love the game more than the game loves me.
The best thing about MSU is: The top-notch education our students get in conjunction with our amazing facilities and programs.
Describe MSU in one word: Opportunity
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Soft… Right out of the oven.
When you aren't working what are you doing: Grilling, exploring Minnesota, anything sports related, Spending the majority of my time with my wife, my golden retriever, and my family.