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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/admissions/firstyear/comestoyou/collegefairs.html

2017 College Fairs

Iowa Fairs
Day Date Location City Time Representative
2/28/2017 Gilbert High School Gilbert 1:30 - 3:00pm Sarah
3/1/2017 Storm Lake High School Storm Lake 10:00 - 11:30am Sarah
3/2/2017 Iowa Lakes Community College Esterville 9:00-10:30 a.m. Sarah
3/2/2017 Algona High School Algona 1:30 - 3:00 pm Sarah
Minnesota Fairs
Day Date Location City Time Representative
2/13/2017 Plainview High School Plainview 5:30 - 7:00 pm Sarah
3/13/2017 Orono High School Long Lake 9:00 - 10:30 am Mai See
3/13/2017 Farmington High School Farmington 4:00 - 6:00 pm Mai See
3/14/2017 Chanhassen High School Chanhassen 6:00 - 8:00 pm Mai See
3/15/2017 St. Louis Park High School St. Louis Park 10:00 - 11:30 am Mai See
3/15/2017 Centennial High School Circle Pines 6:00 - 8:00 pm Mai See
3/16/2017 Hopkins High School Minnetonka 12:00 - 1:30 pm Mai See
3/16/2017 Wayzata High School Plymouth 6:00 - 8:00 pm Mai See
3/20/2017 Prior Lake High School Savage 6:00 - 8:00 pm Mai See
3/21/2017 Anoka High School Anoka 8:00 - 9:30 am Mai See
3/21/2017 Rosemount High School Rosemount 6:00 - 8:00 pm Mai See
3/22/2017 Blaine High School Blaine 8:00 - 9:30 am Mai See
3/22/2017 Champlin Park High School Champlin 12:30-2:00 p.m. Mai See
3/22/2017 North High School St. Paul 5:00 - 7:00 pm Mai See
3/23/2017 Coon Rapids High School Coon Rapids 8:30 - 10:00 am Mai See
3/23/2017 Mahtomedi High School Mahtomedi 6:00 - 8:00 pm Mai See
Wisconsin Fairs
Day Date Location City Time Representative
1/23/2017 River Hills High School River Falls 5:00 - 7:00 pm Sarah
2/15/2017 New London High School New London 8:00 - 1:45pm Sarah
3/14/2017 Waukesha High School Waukesha 9:00 - 11:00 am Sarah
3/14/2017 Xavier High Scholl Appleton 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Sarah
3/15/2017 Stevens Point Area High School Stevens Point 5:30 - 7:30 pm Sarah

Brian JONES – Director of Admissions

Brian Jones

Phone Number: 507-389-2422
E-mail: brian.jones@mnsu.edu

Education: B.S. Mass Communications, Minnesota State University, Mankato M.S. Educational Leadership, Minnesota State University, Mankato
Favorite thing about Minnesota State University, Mankato: The Touchdown Tent during Homecoming
Favorite thing about the community: The North Mankato Fun Days Parade
Favorite Campus Activity: Intramural Soccer

John Engquist – Associate Director

Brian Jones

Phone Number: 507-389-1702
Email: john.engquist@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Explore your options on campus! There are literally hundreds of Student clubs and organizations get involved with (Check out our clubs and organizations!). Also, meet regularly with your advisor, so that you can build the right variety in to your class schedule and discuss what interests you.
What was your first job: Delivering the St. Paul Pioneer Press newspaper at the age of 12.
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: I’d either be a Canadian fishing guide or pro soccer player in Europe. Unfortunately, after the age of six, a lack of skills reality set in, as far as being a pro for in either of these areas! :)
The best thing about MSU is: Quality faculty, staff and facilities, coupled with undergraduate practical research opportunities.
Describe MSU in one word: Choices
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Soft, without a doubt!
When you aren't working what are you doing: Life is never boring! Normally chasing/playing around with one of our three boys…all under the age of seven! Outside of that, I love hunting, fishing and camping in Minnesota and cheering on the local pro sports teams!

Carolyn Peterson NELSON – Assistant Director of Admissions

Carolyn

Phone Number: 507-389-5889
E-mail: carolyn.nelson@mnsu.edu

Education: B.S Political Science Minnesota State University, Mankato;
Pursuing M.S. Educational Leadership Minnesota State University, Mankato
Favorite thing about Minnesota State University, Mankato: The people—All the amazing faculty, staff, and friends I've met here!
Favorite thing about the community: Fall colors in the Minnesota River Valley. It's beautiful!
Favorite Campus Activity: Just one? There's so many! Alpha Chi Omega sorority, Campus Rec intramurals and aerobics, hockey (Go Mavs!) and free movies in the Student Union.

Rachel Hoehn – Admissions Officer

rachel

Phone Number: 507-389-3279
E-mail: rachel.hoehn@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: The first 50 days of your college experience is vital; get involved right away! Join organizations, sit in the front row of your class, and make new friends!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5
What was your first job: Working as a cleaning assistant for an eyecare center.
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: Elementary School Teacher
The best thing about MSU is: The environment is amazing! There are so many opportunities to get involved and the culture of campus is so inviting.
Describe MSU in one word: Enriching
Cookies…crunchy or soft: 100% soft cookies. They are the best.
When you aren't working what are you doing: Hanging out with family and friends, going to MNSU events, and exploring Minnesota.

Sarah Schliesmann – Admissions Officer

Sarah Schliesmann

Phone Number: 507-389-5855
E-mail: sarah.schliesmann@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Learn how to effectively use a planner! College is all about trying new things, learning new things, and getting to experience new things. Finding a balance between classes, homework, activities, organizations, meetings, jobs, friends, catching up on Game of Thrones, and everything else can be daunting. Learning how to keep track of everything right away will keep you from missing out on anything and just makes your life a whole lot easier!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: I’m a little bit of an Indi freak, so I’m all about the Indi/Pop covers. My current obsession is Tom Odell’s cover of Roar!
What was your first job: I was a customer service associate at a grocery store in high school.
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: I would currently be trekking around the world as a photojournalist for National Geographic.
The best thing about MSU is: That no matter the department you’re in, the students are always our number one priority!
Describe MSU in one word: Inspiring
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Soft and gooey on the inside, warm and crunchy on the outside.
When you aren't working what are you doing: You would probably find me outside either biking, hiking, or doing one of my favorite past times: hammocking!

To see when I am visiting your school, check out the visit schedule!

Steven Labine – Interim Admissions Officer

steven

Phone Number:507-389-5038
E-mail: steven.labine@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Get out and get involved on campus, join one of our 200+ Recognized Student Organizations, and don’t procrastinate on homework!!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: "“Come Sail Away”"by Styx.
What was your first job:Working the scoreboard for high school basketball games.
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self:A professional soccer player.
The best thing about MSU is:The size of the campus. It is a big campus but you won’t be lost in the crowd, and there are so many opportunities!
Describe MSU in one word: Energizing.
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Definitely soft!
When you aren't working what are you doing: Catching up on my favorite TV show at the time, participating in theatre, cheering on the Vikings and our MSU Mavericks!

Xochitl Valencia – Admissions Officer

Kaori

Phone Number: 507-389-6670
Email: Xochitl.valencia@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks:Study Abroad! MSU offers lots of opportunities with many locations to choose from. You will make lifelong friends, find new interests, take in a new culture, see the world, but most of all you have the opportunity to reinvent yourself, to discover that you are capable of so much. It’s a life changing experience you will never forget!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: I prefer to listen to Pandora since it offers a variety of music.
What was your first job: I was a nanny for 3 boys at the age of 16.
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: I would be an elementary school teacher.
The best thing about MSU is: The diversity within the students, faculty, and staff.
Describe MSU in one word: Enlightening.
Cookies…crunchy or soft:Soft.
When you aren't working what are you doing:Traveling whether it’s within the US or internationally!

Mai See Yang – Twin Cities Admissions Recruiter

mai

Phone Number:507-381-8676
Email: mai.yang-2@mnsu.edu

Advice to incoming Mavericks:Don’t be afraid to meet new people, try new things, and ask for help.
The most frequently played song on your iPod:I love listening to the radio station KS95.
What was your first job: In 8th grade, I worked at a summer youth employment program Tree Trust to complete park improvement projects.
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: I would be an elementary school teacher.
The best thing about MSU is: There is so much to do and to get involved with on campus
Describe MSU in one word:Options
Cookies…crunchy or soft:My favorite cookie is Subway fresh baked white chocolate & macadamia nut cookie.
When you aren't working what are you doing:Training for marathons, enjoying the outdoors, and being with friends and family.

To see when I am visiting your school, check out the visit schedule!