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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Our Staff

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/ets/staff.html

 

Educational Talent Search

Minnesota State University, Mankato

356 Wiecking Center
Mankato, MN 56001

  STAFF
Name & Email  Photo Biography

Nancy Sprengeler

Director

356 Wiecking Center

nancy.sprengeler@mnsu.edu

Phone:507-389-5175

 

School: JWP High School
 
Nancy holds both her undergraduate and graduate degrees (Communication and Education) from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
She has worked with Educational Talent Search for over 28 years. Prior to her time with ETS, she worked as a college recruiter, a college placement director, a youth counselor, and a job development specialist. She love working with TRIO programs. 
 
Nancy has had the opportunity to meet some of the very best people she knows, through this experience. She truly believes that with an education, motivation, and plan, you can make your dreams come true. She has three grown children, two beautiful granddaughters and another grand baby on the way! 
Nancy loves to spend time with family and friends, in her spare time

 Kodi Hoscheit

 Educational Advisor

 356 Wiecking Center

 kodi.hoscheit@mnsu.edu

 Phone:507-389-5175 

 
Schools: Butterfield-Odin and St James
Kodi has been working with Educational Talent Search for 4 academic years. She loves working with the students to assist them with thier future plans and goals! Kodi recieved her Bachlelor's degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato in Community Health Education. 
In June 2018, Kodi and her husband had thier first child, Hudson. In her free time she loves to go on runs and walks with her husband, son and dog! 
 

Kathi Ferrero

Educational Advisor

356 Wiecking Center

kathleen.ferrero@mnsu.edu

Phone:507-389-5175 

   
Schools: Blue Earth Area, Farimont, LCWM, Mankato East, Prarie Winds, and Sleepy Eye
Kathi comes to ETS from Rockford, Illinois where she was teaching World History in the High School setting. She has also worked at both 2 year and 4 year colleges in Illinois doing Academic Advising and helping students navigate the transfer process. She and her family are enjoying Minne"snow"ta so far. Kathi is excited to work with students across South Central Minnesota to help them reach their Academic goals. 

 Alex Blair

 Educational Advisor

 356 Wiecking Center

 alexander.blair@mnsu.edu

 Phone:507-389-5175 

   
Schools: Madeila, Maple River, Mountain Lake, NRHEG, and USC. Alex will also assist in JWP
 
Alex graduated from Minnesota State University Mankato in 2018 with his Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with focuses in; Sports Management, Sociology, and Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services. Throughout high-school and college Alex always had a passion for helping kids by providing them the tools and knowledge to put them on the path to success. He worked in camps and youth groups throughout his life.
In his spare time he likes to volunteer, and spend time with friends and family. Alex has a lifetime goal of visiting every Major Zoo across the world. He has visited several and so far his favorite has been the San Antonio Zoo. 
 

Alison Welin

 Administrative Assistant

 356 Wiecking Center

 alison.welin@mnsu.edu

 Phone:507-389-5175 

   
 
Alison started with Educational Talent Search in May 2018. She gradutaed from UW- Eau Claire with a  Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Spanish.
In her free time Alison enjoys creating homemade sewing projects, volunteering, and enjoying the great outdoors.