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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Center for Academic Success

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Guanyu M. (Margaret)
Guanyu M.
Program: – Accounting & Bussiness Law
Hometown – China
Fun Facts – I like yoga a lot.
FavoritesTV: How I Met Your Mom. Food: I can cook really good chinese food.
Favorite Quote: – Life is too short, enjoy it when you can.
Why I like working in the CAS? – I enjoy working in the CAS. I teach and learn at the same time. I got lots of friends here!



Jen D.
Jen D.
Program: – Exercise Physiology.
Hometown – Shakopee, MN
Fun Facts – I'm terrified of dinosaures and Jurassic Park gives me nightmares.
FavoritesBooks: The Things They Carried, The Hestorian, and Harry Potter. Movie:Saving Private Ryan, Bridesmaids, and Harry Potter. Hobby: Working out.
Favorite Quote: –"Nobody succeeds beyond their wildest expectations unless they begin with some wild expectations."
Why I like working in the CAS? – I like working in the CAS because I know I am helping students with skills and knowledge that they will carry with them through life.


Jesse V.
Jesse V.
Program: – CSP - Mental Health Counseling
Hometown – Marshall, MN
Fun Facts – I am a Zelda afficionado and recently beat Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the second time.
FavoritesBooks: Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Beauty and the Beast, The Hangover. TV: House, Fringe, America's Next Top Model, Chopped. Hobby: Coloring, cooking, crochet. Food: Chipotle. Music: Flogging Molly.
Favorite Quote: – "Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet." - Roger Miller
Why I like working in the CAS? – I enjoy meeting and working with a variety of people, learning about new things, and having awesome co-workers.


Kimberly B.
Kimberly B.
Program: – Communication Disorders.
Hometown – Mountain Lake, MN
FavoritesBooks: Anything by Susan Meissner, Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski and Now Without my Daughter by Betty Mahmoody TV: The Office Food: Coffee and ice cream (together even better) Music: A hodgepodge of everything! Hobby: Running, boating, anything outdoors, and spending time with my husband and nieces.
Why I like working in the CAS? – I love to meet new students/people in general. There is so much to be learned, educationally, culturally, and personally from others. Plus I believe proper grammer and understanding of concepts are very important in higher education and the working world.


Nathan R.
Nathan R.
Program: – English Litature/Philosophy.
Hometown – Albert Lea, MN
Fun Facts – I like cooking and GO (Ancient Chinese game).
Favorites – I read voraciously and watch tons of movies. Having favorites is like having a favorite child.
Favorite Quote: – "It's not easy being green." - Kermit the frog
Why I like working in the CAS? – Writing and analysis are conductive to a great mind. Helping others increases their potential, and increases mine as well, to organize, analyze, and express themselves, their thoughts, and their beliefs.


Patrick C.
Patrick C.
Program: – MFA-Creative Writing, Fiction.
Hometown – Campton, KY
Fun Facts – Cubs fan, enjoys bacon.
Favorites – Book: Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe. Movie: Withnail & I. TV: Arrested Development.
Favorite Quote: – "Remembering speechlessly we seek the great forgotten language, the lost lane-end into heaven, a stone, a leaf, an unfound door. Where? When? O lost, and by the wind grieved, ghost come back again." - Thomas Wolfe, Look Homeward Angel
Why I like working in the CAS? – I enjoy working with my stupendous co-workers whom I definitely would not suck up to by calling them "stupendous" in a "Why do I like working in the CAS/Why I like helping students with their writing/studies" prompt. I also enjoy the opportunity to have a positive impact on students.


Rachel E.
Rachel E.
Program: – Elementary Education, English.
Hometown – Chanhassen, MN
FavoritesTV: The Office Movies: Comedies. Hobby: Reading.
Why I like working in the CAS? – I haven't worked in the CAS yet, but I like helping people learn and further their education.



Sonya T.
Sonya T.
Program: – Nursing.
Hometown – Pierz, MN
Fun Facts – My brother was adopted from Korea and my other two siblings are Asian as well.
Favorites – Harry Potter, Anchorman, Dual Survivor, Bear Grylls, all types of music, I like pizza, rice, ect..
Favorite Quote: – "Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continuethat counts..."
Why I like working in the CAS? – I enjoy working with students and helping them out.