Ginny Walters began her role at Minnesota State University, Mankato in August 2013. Ginny serves as the Honors Program Assistant Director and University Fellowship Coordinator. As the University Fellowship Coordinator, she established the University Fellowship Office as a way to increase awareness of award opportunities for the university's highest-achieving students. Ginny previously worked in Student-Athlete Support Services and the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards at her alma mater, the University of Cincinnati. Ginny earned both a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Cincinnati. She also holds a certificate in Postsecondary Literacy Instruction. During her undergraduate years at UC, she was an active member of the University Honors Program and focused much of her development on leadership, community engagement, and global studies. Ginny has participated in short-term study abroad programs in Paris, France and Moscow, Russia and an alternative spring break experience focused on intercultural communication and service-learning in Flatgap, Kentucky. Ginny's academic interests include student leadership development, service-learning, post-secondary literacy development, competency-based learning, special student populations, and first-year experience and students in transition.
We are pleased to welcome to our new Graduate Assistant, Kit Arbuckle! Kit was born and raised in Williamsburg, Virginia. She grew up thinking of the streets of the Historic Area in Colonial Williamsburg as her backyard. She attended Elon University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (Creative Writing concentration), and minored in Theatre. She spent her years as an undergrad and in high school mentoring underclassmen as a section leader in marching band, where her passion for helping her younger peers blossomed. After an educational gap year at home, she is ready to return to an academic environment, and is more than excited to join MSU and the Office of University Fellowships. She is currently working toward a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing and hopes to go on to become a Creative Writing professor.