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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Meet Our Staff

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

Margaret HesserMargaret Hesser

SSS Director

Email: margaret.hesser@mnsu.edu

Degrees earned: MS Counseling and Student Personnel, MSU; BS Administrative Management, MSU

Hometown: Hector, MN

Outside of work I enjoy: Spending time with family and friends, quilting, basketball and volleyball.

Favorite/Most Inspirational quote: "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." –Henry Ford

Why I work in SSS: I have worked with TRiO for 25 years and find every day to be challenging and exciting and rewarding. I have met so many amazing students and seen them accomplish so much!

Bobbi UrbanBobbi Urban

Academic Coordinator

Email: bobbi.urban@mnsu.edu

Degrees earned: MS Counseling and Student Personnel, MSU; BA Psychology, University of South Florida

Hometown: Sarasota, FL

Outside of work I enjoy: Spending time with my incredible family, trail biking, mountain biking, hiking, racquetball, downhill skiing, camping, traveling, reading, photography, laughing with anyone who will laugh with me.

Favorite/Most Inspirational quote: "Faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we cannot see." –Hebrews 11:1 "Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude." –AA Milne [Winnie the Pooh]

Why I work in SSS: There are so many people whose lives are just waiting to make that transition from mediocre to amazing. I gain a lot of satisfaction assisting students as they awaken to what life has to offer them, then moving on to success and beyond. I want to be a source of their support in that journey.

Cha HerCha Her

Academic Coordinator

Email: cha.her-1@mnsu.edu

Degrees earned: MS Counseling and Student Personnel, MSU; BS Psychology, MSU

Hometown: Saint Paul, MN

Outside of work I enjoy: Spending time with family and friends, going on walks, cooking, baking, crafting, soccer, football, fishing and snowboarding.

Favorite/Most Inspirational quote:"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know bettter, do better." –Maya Angelou                                                                          

Why I work in SSS: To be a part of a transformational and rewarding experience. I enjoy walking alongside my students to support and guide them as they navigate their academic and personal journey. It is an amazing feeling to see the growth in our students and to share a part of their success.

Christine MyersChristine Myers

Office Manager

Email: christine.myers@mnsu.edu

Degrees earned: AAS Computer Integrated Machining

Hometown: Madison Lake, MN

Outside of work I enjoy: Making things and repairing things. Everything from making quilts, clothes and bookshelves to fixing the wash machine or refrigerator.

Favorite quote/most inspirational quote: "Be so good they can't ignore you." –Steve Martin
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." –Mario Andretti

Why I work in SSS: To be a part of a wonderful experience that helps students learn to be successful and empowered!

Victoria Nett

Graduate Assistant

Email: victoria.nett@mnsu.edu

Degrees earned: MS, Educational Leadership (In Progress); BS, Social Studies Education ans History, MSU

Hometown: St. Clair, MN

Outside of work I enjoy: Spending time with my daughter and friends, going on walks, watching hockey games, reading and working on crafts

Favorite quote/most inspirational quote: "Be the change you wish to see in the world" -Gandhi
"Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody"

Why I work in SSS: I enjoy so much working with students. I want to be the person who helps students see and act to their full potential.

Carolyn Vue

Intern

Email: carolyn.vue@mnsu.edu

Degrees earned: MS, Counseling and Student Personnel (In Progress); BS, Youth Studies, UMN-TC 

Hometown: Saint Paul, MN

Outside of work I enjoy: Hiking, swimming, kayaking, exploring nature, and quality time with family and friends

Favorite quote/most inspirational quote: "When you have clarity of what you want, the confidence to make a decision, and the courage to work towards your goals; you will be able to move towards a better state of mind, body, and soul" -Annoymous

Why I work in SSS: Being a part of TRIO means I have the opportunity to experience the growth of the students. I enjoy being a part of the support system that encourages students to go beyond their limitations and create their future. They continously remind me of the resilience, love, and motivation that we are capable of when we challenge ourselves to move outside of our comfort zone.

 

Student Support Services

355 Wiecking Center
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2797
Fax: 507-389-6372