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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Our Staff

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/ets/staff.html

Educational Talent Search

Minnesota State University, Mankato

356 Wiecking Center
Mankato, MN 56001

Phone: (507) 389-5175
Fax: (507) 389-6904
Email: educational-talent-search@mnsu.edu


Nancy Sprengeler

Director

Email: nancy.sprengeler@mnsu.edu    

I hold both my undergraduate and graduate degrees (Communication and Education) from Minnesota State University, Mankato. I have worked with Educational Talent Search for 25 years. Prior to my time with ETS, I worked as a college recruiter, a college placement director, a youth counselor, and a job development specialist. I love working with TRIO programs. I have had the opportunity to meet some of the very best people I know, through this experience. I truly believe that with an education, motivation, and i plan, you can make your dreams come true. I have three grown children and two beautiful granddaughters. I love to spend time with family and friends, in my spare time. 

 
 

 Amy Kopachek  

Office Manager  

Email: amy.kopachek@mnsu.edu                                                   

I am celebrating my 28th year of working here at MSU, M. It has been very enjoyable as I love working with students and staff. I am excited to continue to learn all about and support the ETS office.
I have a wonderful family – my husband, Steve; two grown sons and two beautiful granddaughters. In my free time I love to walk, read, travel, watch sports, and best of all spend time with my family and friends.


 


Kodi Hoscheit

Educational Advisor

Email:  kodi.pratt@mnsu.edu                                        

Schools: Butterfield-Odin, LCWM, Madelia, Mountain Lake, Prairie Winds, 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 got married and am so incredibly excited for that next step in my life.


   

Ellyn Praznik

Educational Advisor

Email: ellyn.carroll@mnsu.edu   

 Schools: Blue Earth, Fairmont, Mankato East, Maple River, NRHEG, United South Central

I graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2013 with my 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. I live in Mankato with my husband, and 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.