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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

High school visits

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

Select your county below to find your personal Admissions Representative and dates they will see you at your high school!

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Brian Jones – Director of Admissions

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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

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

John Engquist – Associate Director

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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 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.

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

Steven Labine – Interim Admissions Officer

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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!

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

Rachel Hoehn – Admissions Officer

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Phone: 507-389-3279
Email: 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.

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

Xochitl Valencia – Admissions Officer

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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!

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

Xochitl Valencia – Admissions Officer

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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!

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

Mai See Yang – Twin Cities Admissions Recruiter

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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!