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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Ginny Walters, University Fellowship Coordinator

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 a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education at the University of Cincinnati, where she was also a Distinguished University Honors Scholar. She continued her education at the University of Cincinnati, earning a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction and a graduate certificate in Postsecondary Literacy Instruction. 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.

Ginny's office is in Morris Hall 265A.


Kit Arbuckle, Graduate Assistant

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.

Kit's office is in Morris Hall 265C.