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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Our Staff

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Educational Talent Search

Minnesota State University, Mankato

356 Wiecking Center
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: (507) 389-5175
Fax: (507) 389-6904

Nancy Sprengeler




Kodi Pratt

Educational Advisor


Schools: Butterfield-Odin, LCWM, Madelia, Mountain Lake, Sleepy Eye, St. James, Truman

I grew up in Iowa and decided to go to school out of state at Minnesota State University- Mankato where I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health Education. Within my education I found a passion for helping others and working with people in need. In my free time I like to run and see my family and friends. On July 30th I will be getting married and am so incredibly excited for that next step in my life.


Ellyn Carroll

Educational Advisor


 Schools: Fairmont, JWP, Mankato East, Maple River, NRHEG< United South Central

I graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2013 with her Bachelor of Science in Business Management; and in 2016, achieved my Masters of Arts in Higher Education in Student Affairs. These degrees fuel my love for education, and my drive to help each student pursue it. In my free time, I play volleyball, run, bike, and spend as much time outside as possible with family and friends.


Previous Staff Members

Tenille Nelson

Hello ETS Students!  Thank you so much for being the absolute best students throughout my time as your Educational Advisor. It was because of all of you that I have found my passion for working with students to set goals for their future and pursue their dreams! Throughout this coming year, I will be interning as a school counselor at Owatonna High School and Kennedy Elementary in Mankato. I will also be taking a variety of classes and working as a Graduate Assistant in the Counseling and Student Personnel Department on campus. In May, I will graduate with my Master's degree from MSU, Mankato. I am SO excited for this experience and I am looking forward to a future that will be so rewarding. I hope that you have a great school year and I wish you all the best!

 Kate Bouzan

Kate had a baby girl in August! Kate, husband J.J., and baby Lyla are moving back to Connecticut where Kate will be working as a Hall Director on a college campus.