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Minnesota State University, Mankato

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School Name City State Day Date Time Admissions Representative
Albert Lea High School Albert Lea MN Tuesday 2/25/14 1:30-2:00PM Abby Ellis
Annandale High School Annandale MN Monday 4/29/14 TBD Emily Harrison
Armstrong-Robbinsdale HS Plymouth MN Thursday 4/17/14 10-10:30AM Colleen Hansen
Austin High School Austin MN Tuesday 4/1/14 10:30-11AM Abby Ellis
Baldwin-Woodville Baldwin WI Tuesday 3/4/14 11:30 AM Emily Harrison
Blue Earth Area High School Blue Earth MN Thursday 4/3/14 10-10:30AM Abby Ellis
BOLD High School Olivia MN Wednesday 3/5/14 11:35-12:05PM Mike Altomari
Brooklyn Center High School Brooklyn Center MN Tuesday 4/1/14 9:45-10:15AM Colleen Hansen
Buffalo Sr. HS Buffalo MN Monday 4/28/14 10:00 AM Emily Harrison
Burnsville Sr. HS Burnsville MN Wednesday 4/2/14 12:30-1:00PM Paulette Kimber
Byron High School Byron MN Tuesday 4/1/14 2-2:30PM Abby Ellis
Caledonia High School Caledonia MN Wednesday 4/2/14 12:45-1:15PM Abby Ellis
Cambridge Isanti High School Cambridge MN Wednesday 4/16/14 11:00 AM Emily Harrison
Cathedral High School New Ulm MN Wednesday 3/5/14 10:00AM Carolyn Nelson
Centennial HS Circle Pines MN Tuesday 4/15/14 11:20-12:45PM Colleen Hansen
Central High School St. Paul MN Friday 3/7/14 11:20-12PM Colleen Hansen
Central High School Norwood YA MN Wednesday 2/26/14 9:30-10AM Mike Altomari
Century High School Rochester MN Tuesday 4/8/14 2-2:30PM Abby Ellis
Chanhassen High School Chanhassen MN Monday 3/17/14 10:20 AM Matt Sidmore
Chaska High School Chaska MN Monday 3/17/14 9:30 AM Matt Sidmore
Chippewa Falls Sr. HS Chippewa Falls WI Monday 3/3/14 Emily Harrison
Cleveland HS Cleveland MN Tuesday 3/25/14 9:45-10:15AM Abby Ellis
Cotter High School Winona MN Wednesday 4/2/14 11-11:30AM Abby Ellis
Delano Senior High School Delano MN Monday 4/28/14 11:30AM Emily Harrison
Eagan High School Eagan MN TBD TBD Paulette Kimber
East Central High School Finlayson MN Thursday 4/17/14 1:00 PM Emily Harrison
East Ridge Woodbury MN Wednesday 4/2/14 11-11:30AM Colleen Hansen
Eastview High School Apple Valley MN Wednesday 4/2/14 1:30-2PM Paulette Kimber
Edina High School Edina MN Friday 3/7/14 11:00 AM Matt Sidmore
Edison High School Minneapolis MN Wednesday 2/26/14 10:35-11:10AM Colleen Hansen
Elk River High School Elk River MN Thursday 5/1/14 1:00 PM Emily Harrison
Ellsworth High School Ellsworth WI Friday 3/5/14 Emily Harrison
Fairmont HS Fairmont MN Monday 3/24/14 11:30-12PM Abby Ellis
Faribault HS Faribault MN Thursday 4/10/14 12:45-1:15PM Abby Ellis
Forest Lake Senior HS Forest Lake MN Thursday 3/20/14 12-12:30PM Colleen Hansen
Harding High HS St. Paul MN Thursday 2/20/14 1:15-1:45PM Colleen Hansen
Hastings High School Hastings MN Thursday 4/3/14 1-1:30PM Colleen Hansen
Henry Sibley HS Mendota Heights MN Wednesday 2/19/14 9-9:30AM Colleen Hansen
Hill-Murray High School St. Paul MN TBD Colleen Hansen
Hinckley-Finlayson High School Hinckley MN Thursday 4/17/14 2:45PM Emily Harrison
Hudson Sr. HS Hudson WI Wednesday 3/5/14 1:00PM Emily Harrison
Hutchinson High School Hutchninson MN Wednesday 2/26/14 1-1:30PM Mike Altomari
Irondale HS New Brighton MN Friday 4/11/14 9:30-10AM Colleen Hansen
Jackson County Central Jackson MN Tuesday 2/25/14 1:30-2PM Mike Altomari
Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton HS Janesville MN Monday 3/3/14 8:30-9AM Abby Ellis
Jefferson College Fair Alexandria Tuesday 3/25/14 2-2:30PM Michael Altomari
Jefferson HS Bloomington MN Tuesday 3/18/14 2-2:25PM Paulette Kimber
John Marshall HS Rochester MN Tuesday 4/8/14 11-11:30AM Abby Ellis
Lake Crystal-Wellcome Mem. HS Lake Crystal MN Monday 3/24/14 8:15-8:45AM Abby Ellis
Lakeville HS North Lakeville MN Wednesday 3/19/14 10:30-11AM Paulette Kimber
Lakeville HS South Lakeville MN Wednesday 3/19/14 9:30-10AM Paulette Kimber
LeSueur-Henderson HS LeSueur MN Tuesday 3/25/14 11-11:30AM Abby Ellis
Litchfield High School Litchfield MN Tuesday 3/18/14 10:45-11:15AM Michael Altomari
Lourdes High School Rochester MN Tuesday 4/8/14 10-10:30AM Abby Ellis
Loyola High School Mankato MN Thursday 4/10/14 2:05 PM Brian Jones
Madelia HS Madelia MN Monday 3/24/14 9:30-10AM Abby Ellis
Mankato East Mankato MN Thursday 4/10/14 9-9:45AM Brian Jones
Mankato West Mankato MN Thursday 4/10/14 12:30 PM Brian Jones
Maple Grove Senior HS Maple Grove MN Thursday 2/20/14 8:45-9:15AM Colleen Hansen
Maple River HS Mapleton MN Monday 3/24/14 1:45-2:15PM Abby Ellis
Marshall High School Marshall MN Tuesday 3/11/14 11:30-12PM Mike Altomari
Mayo High School Rochester MN Tuesday 4/8/14 12:45-1:15PM Abby Ellis
Menomonie High School Menomonie MN Tuesday 3/4/14 1:30PM Emily Harrison
Milaca High School Milaca MN Thursday 5/1/14 9:00AM Emily Harrison
Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School New Ulm MN Wednesday 3/5/14 8:55AM Carolyn Nelson
Minnewaska HS Glenwood MN Tuesday 3/25/14 1:05-1:35PM Mike Altomari
Montevideo Montevideo MN Wednesday 3/26/14 1-1:30PM Mike Altomari
Monticello High School Monticello MN Tuesday 4/29/14 10-12PM Emily Harrison
Mora High School Mora MN Thursday 4/17/14 11:00AM Emily Harrison
Morris High School Morris MN Wednesday 3/26/14 10:50-11:20AM Mike Altomari
Mound Westonka HS Mound MN Monday 3/31/14 1:00PM Colleen Hansen
Mound View HS Arden Hill MN Friday 4/11/14 8:30-9:15AM Colleen Hansen
Mountain Lake Schools Mountain Lake MN Tuesday 2/25/14 9-9:30AM Michael Altomari
New London Spicer New London MN Tuesday 2/25/14 11-11:30AM Michael Altomari
New Prague HS New Prague MN Tuesday 3/25/14 1-1:30PM Abby Ellis
New Richmond HS New Richmond WI Tuesday 3/4/14 10:00AM Emily Harrison
New Ulm HS New Ulm MN Wednesday 3/5/14 11:00AM Carolyn Nelson
Nicollet High School Nicollet MN Wednesday 2/26/14 1:45-2:15PM Abby Ellis
North Branch High School North Branch MN Wednesday 4/16/14 9:00AM Emily Harrison
Northfield High School Northfield MN Wednesday 4/9/14 12:30-1:00PM Abby Ellis
Ortonville High School Ortonville MN Wednesday 3/26/14 9:45AM Emily Harrison
Osseo High School Osseo MN Wednesday 4/23/14 9:20-9:50AM Colleen Hansen
Owatonna High School Owatonna MN Monday 3/3/14 11-11:30AM Abby Ellis
Park Center High School Brooklyn Park MN Tueday 4/22/14 1-1:30PM Colleen Hansen
Park High School Cottage Grove MN Wednesday 4/2/14 9:15-9:45AM Colleen Hansen
Pine City High School Pine City MN Wednesday 4/16/14 1:00PM Emily Harrison
Pipestone High School Pipestone MN Tuesday 3/11/14 1:15-1:45PM Mike Altomari
Prescott High School Prescott WI Wednesdya 3/5/14 10:45-11:15AM Emily Harrison
Princeton High School Princeton MN Thursday 5/1/14 10:25AM Emily Harrison
Red Wing High School Red Wing MN Tuesday 2/25/14 11-11:30AM Abby Ellis
Redwood Valley High School Redwood Falls MN Tuesday 3/18/14 8:30-9AM Mike Altomari
Regis High School Eau Claire WI Monday 3/3/14 10:30AM Emily Harrison
Renville County High School Renville MN Wednesday 3/5/14 1-1:30PM Mike Altomari
Rogers High School Rogers MN Wednesday 4/23/14 1:00 PM Colleen Hansen
Rosemount High School Rosemount MN Thursday 4/3/14 10:30-11AM Colleen Hansen
Sartell High School Sartell MN Tuesday 4/29/14 2:00 PM Emily Harrison
Sauk Rapids High School Sauk Rapids MN Wednesday 4/30/14 9:00AM Emily Harrison
Shakopee High School Shakopee MN Tuesday 3/18/14 10-10:30AM Colleen Hansen
Sibley East HS Arlington MN Wednesday 4/9/14 9:30-10AM Abby Ellis
Simley Sr. High School Inver Grove Hts MN Thursday 2/27/14 9:30AM Colleen Hansen
Sleepy Eye High School Sleepy Eye MN Wednesday 2/26/14 10:45-11:15AM Abby Ellis
South High School Minneapolis MN Wednesday 2/26/14 1-1:30PM Colleen Hansen
South St. Paul HS South St. Paul MN Wednesday 2/19/14 10-10:30AM Colleen Hansen
Spring Lake Park HS Spring Lake Park MN Monday 4/14/14 1:30-2PM Colleen Hansen
St. Clair High School St. Clair MN Friday 4/4/14 12-12:30PM Abby Ellis
St. Cloud Apollo St.Cloud MN Wednesday 4/30/14 10:15AM Emily Harrison
St. Cloud Cathedral High School St.Cloud MN Wednesday 4/30/14 1:00PM Emily Harrison
St. Francis High School St. Francis MN Thursday 3/20/14 9:55-10:30AM Colleen Hansen
St. Francis High School St. Francis MN Tuesday 4/15/14 Emily Harrison
St. James High School St. James MN Wednesday 2/26/14 9:30-10AM Abby Ellis
St. Louis Park High School St. Louis Park MN Friday 4/7/14 9:45-10:15AM Matt Sidmore
St. Mary's High School Sleepy Eye MN Wednesday 2/26/14 11:50-12:20PM Abby Ellis
St. Michael-Albertville HS Albertville MN Monday 4/28/14 1:40PM Emily Harrison
St. Peter HS St. Peter MN Tuesday 3/25/14 8:30-9AM Abby Ellis
St. Croix Falls St. Croix Falls WI Tuesday 4/15/14 9:00AM Emily Harrison
Stewartville High School Stewartville MN Tuesday 4/1/14 12:30-1PM Abby Ellis
Stillwater High School Stillwater MN Tuesday 4/1/14 1:20-1:50PM Colleen Hansen
Tri City United Schools Montgomery MN Tuesday 2/25/14 8:45-9AM Abby Ellis
Triton High School Dodge Center MN Thursday 4/3/14 1:30-2PM Abby Ellis
Waconia High School Waconia MN Wednesday 2/26/14 10:30-10:50AM Mike Altomari
Waseca High School Waseca MN Monday 3/3/14 9:30-10AM Abby Ellis
Washburn High School Minneapolis MN Wednesday 2/26/14 9:30-10AM Colleen Hansen
Watertown-Mayer High School Watertown MN Friday 2/14/14 11:20-11:50AM Mike Altomari
Wayzata High School Plymouth MN Wednesday 4/16/14 10-10:30AM Colleen Hansen
White Bear Lake HS White Bear MN Tuesday 4/15/14 8:45-9:15AM Colleen Hansen
Willmar High School Willmar MN Tuesday 3/18/14 1:05-1:35PM Mike Altomari
Windom Area High School Windom MN Tuesday 2/25/14 10-10:30AM Mike Altomari
Winona Senior High School Winona MN Wednesday 4/2/14 10-10:30AM Abby Ellis
Watertown-Mayer High School Watertown MN Wednesday 2/26/14 11:20-11:50AM Abby Ellis
Woodbury High School Woodbury MN Wednesday 4/2/14 1:15-1:45PM Colleen Hansen
Worthington High School Worthington MN Tuesday 2/25/14 11:15-11:45AM Mike Altomari
Yellow Medicine East Granite Falls MN Tuesday 3/11/14 9-9:30AM Mike Altomari
Zimmerman High School Zimmerman MN Thursday 5/1/14 11:00 AM Emily Harrison

Michael Altomari – Admissions Officer

Michael Altomari

Phone Number: 507-389-5855

Advice to incoming Mavericks: It's repetitive but get involved and step out of your comfort zone! When I was in high school I always wanted to play lacrosse but was worried that I wouldn't cut it on the club team in high school. I came to campus and called the team up. The team was awesome! It was one of the best decisions I made in college! I didn't just learn lacrosse; I learned time management, leadership, and effective communication skills.
The most frequently played song on your iPod: My musical tastes are all over the place, but I tend to lean a bit more towards heavier music like Metallica or Led Zeppelin. I grew up listening to bands like the Beach Boys, Beatles, and Rolling Stones; those bands have a really special place in my heart.
What was your first job: Working at a gymnastics gym registering people for classes and helping to answer questions and in the off chance that one of the coaches weren't there I had to sub for them, which is really scary…I don't know how to do any gymnastics so when I did sub it was basically just 50 minutes of play time!
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: I was born in Michigan and they have Coney Island hot dog restaurants all over the place. Apparently I aspired to be a Coney Island chef.
The best thing about MSU is: The people! The faculty and staff genuinely care about the students' success here, which creates a great atmosphere and a tremendous learning environment.
Describe MSU in one word: Supportive
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Definitely soft.
When you aren't working what are you doing: I spend a ton of time with my family. We like to stay as active as we can. I play a lot of golf and softball during the summer as well as fish. During the winter we love snowmobiling and ice fishing.

Diane Berge, Ph.D. – Associate Director of Admissions

Diane Berge

Phone Number: 507-389-1702

Education: B.A. Education (French and Vocal Music), University of Minnesota-Morris M.S. Counseling and Student Personnel, Minnesota State University, Mankato Ph.D. Educational Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota
Favorite thing about Minnesota State University, Mankato: The large but personal flavor of our small campus with challenging programs from liberal arts to high technology.
Favorite thing about the community: A comfortable, smaller town feel but with many amenities of larger cities
Favorite Campus Activity: I have enjoyed shotokan karate training and Madrigal singers.

Emily Harrison – Admissions Officer

Emily Harrison

Phone Number: 507-389-6670

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Step outside of your comfort zone. Make the most of your college experience through participating in classroom discussions, get involved in student organizations, and if you can study abroad!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: currently, "Us Against the World"- Coldplay. I just got over a pretty serious phase of listening to "Thrift Shop"-Macklemore & Ryan Lewis repetitively (it's still a favorite though).
What was your first job: I was a youth tennis coach for my local tennis association.
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: I would be a nurse
The best thing about MSU is: Students receive a great value for their education which is reflected by the supportive faculty, new facilities and all of the services that are available to students.
Describe MSU in one word: Engaging
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Soft! If the cookie is crunchy, I immediately throw it in the microwave because nobody wants a cookie to be 1.cold and 2.crunchy.
When you aren't working what are you doing: Hanging out with friends, family and my dog Roo, playing tennis, gardening and working on art projects.

Brian Jones – Director of Admissions

Brian Jones

Phone Number: 507-389-2422

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

Paulette Kimber – Admissions Officer

Paulette Kimber

Phone Number: 507-389-3279

Advice to incoming Mavericks: My advice to incoming Mavericks would be to be open minded. College is a great time to explore what your interest are, try new things, and meet new people from all over the globe. It may seem at first, but trust me… If you stick to it, you will have a lifetime of memories!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: I can't choose just ONE! I'm a big R&B junkie. I love Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Brandy, Letoya Luckett, Usher, Tamar Braxton, Toni Braxton, Monica, Elle Varner… and the list goes on!
What was your first job: My first job was working with a company called Tree Trust. Outside cleaning up highways and planting, long story short I quit after 3 days!
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: If I listened to my 6 year old self Oprah would have a run for her money! I would be the best talk show host on television. Watch out daytime, here comes Ms. Paulette! =)
The best thing about MSU is: On campus fairs because it's almost always a guarantee that there will be free. Also, I love when it gets warm out and everyone is outside barbequing, rollerblading, on walks, and doing other activities. It just makes Mankato feel a little more like home.
Describe MSU in one word: MAVPRIDE
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Not a huge cookie person. CANDY all the way. If I had to choose a cookie, I would say crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside.
When you aren't working what you are doing: When I'm not working or thinking about work (which often happened ;) I'm singing so loud my neighbors can probably hear me, on my cell phone (go figure), shopping, cooking, camping (I know right!), hanging out with family and friends, and enjoying life.

Carolyn Nelson – Assistant Director of Admissions


Phone Number: 507-389-5889

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.

Colleen Hansen – Twin Cities Recruiter


Phone Number: 507-381-8676

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Get involved with campus activities and organizations! Meet as many people as you can - it will make your college experience!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: Anything and everything Coldplay
What was your first job: Lifeguard
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: Doctor
The best thing about MSU is: The amazing faculty, staff, and students.
Describe MSU in one word: Remarkable
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Soft

Abby Ellis – Admissions Officer


Phone Number: 507-389-5038

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Get to know your professors, meet with your advisor every semester, stay organized, get involved on campus, and take advantage of every opportunity!
The most frequently played song on your iPod: "I'm in a Hurry" Alabama.
What was your first job: My first job was nannying which I did for 6 summers.
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: I would be a day care provider.
The best thing about MSU is: The opportunities that come from the diversity of majors, student organizations, and people on campus.
Describe MSU in one word: Self-empowering
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Soft!!!
When you aren't working what are you doing: I am on Pinterest, pretending I will be able to accomplish the crafts I pin! I also enjoy going for walks around Mankato, spending time at my parents cabin on weekends, and scrapbooking.

Matt Sidmore – Assistant Director


Phone Number: 507-389-5039

Advice to incoming Mavericks: Get involved! We have over 200 clubs/organizations to choose from, and the quickest way to get connected to the campus and meet others is by getting involved right away.
The most frequently played song on your iPod: I love all kinds of music, and being from Boston, we had an awesome music scene. Minneapolis has been no different, and I have found some awesome local bands out here. Lately my most played song has been "Rough" by Apollo Cobra a band coming out of Minneapolis.
What was your first job: I was 13, and I had two paper routes. I actually made a lot of money for a 13 year old kid…
What job would you have if you listened to your 6 year old self: Professional Golfer. I have played since I was a kid. Unfortunately, I love the game more than the game loves me.
The best thing about MSU is: The top-notch education our students get in conjunction with our amazing facilities and programs.
Describe MSU in one word: Opportunity
Cookies…crunchy or soft: Soft… Right out of the oven.
When you aren't working what are you doing: Grilling, exploring Minnesota, anything sports related, Spending the majority of my time with my wife, my golden retriever, and my family.