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  • Meet the Counselors
  • Admissions

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  • Meet the Counselors

  • Freshman Admissions Counselors

  • Buesgens, Ann
    Asst Dir Freshman Recruitment Coord
    Admissions

    Office: OW
    Phone: 218.477.2425
    Email: annb@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Hi! My name is Ann. I work with freshman students in the twin cities areas: Mpls, St. Paul, S. of 394 and South Central MN. I am from Belle Plaine & live/office in Lakeville. MSUM is a fantastic place to attend if you are looking for a private college experience without the private college cost & Moorhead/Fargo is similar to the metro cities area.

  • Hettich, Jeanne
    Admissions Counselor
    Admissions

    Office: OW 102G
    Phone: 218.477.2014
    Email: jeanne.hettich@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Hi! My name is Jeanne, and I am the admissions counselor for South Dakota and the greater Minnesota area. I grew up in Roscoe, SD, and graduated from MSUM with a degree in Communication Studies and Spanish. I am currently a graduate student in the Counseling and Student Affairs program at MSUM, and I love the student-focused culture on campus!

  • Hollatz, Nathan
    Admissions Counselor
    Admissions

    Office: OW 102C
    Phone: 218.477.2503
    Email: nathan.hollatz@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Hello! My name is Nathan, and I’m originally from Andover, MN but also lived in Bismarck, ND for quite some time. I graduated from MSUM with a degree in Business Administration, emphasizing in Management and minoring in Communications Studies. I work with students in east central MN, and the northern areas surrounding Minneapolis and St. Paul. I love MSUM for its size, community atmosphere and the opportunities to get involved.

  • Johnson, Nina
    Asst Dir of Admissions
    Admissions

    Office: OW
    Phone: 218.477.2548
    Email: nina.johnson@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:

  • Kenz, Sarah
    Admissions Counselor
    Admissions

    Office: OW
    Phone:
    Email: kenzsa@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:

  • White, Jesse
    Admissions Counselor
    Admissions

    Office: OW 102
    Phone: 218.477.2161
    Email: jesse.white@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Growing up on Minnesota’s Iron Range, I was accustomed to living in a tightknit community, and was presently surprised to find the same in the bustling Fargo-Moorhead community. I graduated from MSU Moorhead with degrees in Sociology and Elementary Education. MSU Moorhead and the surrounding community have so much to offer those willing to explore. Hope to see you soon!

  • Transfer Admissions Counselors

  • Anderson, James(Jim)
    Asst Director Admissions
    Admissions

    Office: OW 101B
    Phone: 218.477.2563
    Email: anderjim@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    I assist returning students transition back to the university, general education transfer questions including the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, and visiting with transfer students in office appointments. I am originally from Worthington, Ohio, and attended MSUM for my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. The great thing about the F-M area is our vibrant change of seasons, and the best part of working at MSUM is the great faculty, staff and students I get to work with every day.

  • Endres, Jessica
    Twin Cities Prog Coord/Recruiter

    Office: OW
    Phone: 763.424.0915
    Email: endres@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:

  • Ochsendorf, Angela
    Twin Cities Prog & Transfer Student Recruiter
    Admissions

    Office: NHCC SC 127
    Phone: 763.488.0298
    Email: angela.ochsendorf@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    As an alumna of the university, I look forward to working with transfer students through your transition to MSUM. My office is based in the Twin Cities out of the North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, MN, where MSUM offers some of our off-site programs. I enjoy working with students transferring to Moorhead, as well as the Twin Cities. My territories include western Minnesota, the Twin Cities, South Dakota, and all other states with the exception of North Dakota and Wisconsin.

  • Schluter, Makenna
    Transfer Counselor
    Admissions

    Office: OW 101C
    Phone: 218.477.2161
    Email: makenna.schluter@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Hello! My name is Makenna Schluter and I’m originally from Eden Prairie, MN. I work with transfer students from North Dakota and the Moorhead/Fargo area and have my Master’s Degree in College Counseling and Student Development. I enjoy working and hearing all the unique stories that transfer students and families have to share!

  • Admissions Office Staff

  • Beseler Thompson, Joel
    Data Analyst
    Admissions

    Office: OW 210B
    Phone: 218.477.2591
    Email: joel.thompson@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Hello, I work with student data from all stages of the admissions process. I am originally from West Fargo, ND. I enjoy almost anything that gets me outside in the Red River Valley, especially canoeing, fishing, nordic skiing, and running.

  • Biedrzycki, Mary
    Campus Visit Coordinator
    Admissions

    Office: OW 102
    Phone: 218.477.2161
    Email: mary.biedrzycki@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:

  • Gerlach, Shamayne
    Data Analyst
    Admissions

    Office: OW 210C
    Phone: 218.477.2906
    Email: shamayne.gerlach@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Hello, I'm Shamayne! I started working at MSUM in 2011. My background in statistics and analytics prepared me for my position of data analyst. I work with various types of data at all levels of the admission process. As a native of the Fargo/Moorhead area, the friendly and remarkable people are the reason I stay and endure the Midwest winters!

  • Groom, Amanda
    Transfer Processor
    Admissions

    Office: OW 210
    Phone: 218.477.2025
    Email: groomam@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Hello, my name is Amanda, and I review applications for admission to MSU Moorhead. As an alumna and current graduate student, I enjoy MSU Moorhead because of the friendly staff and experienced faculty!

  • Gunter, Elizabeth
    Asst Director-Prospect Communcation & Analytics
    Admissions

    Office: OW 210A
    Phone: 218.477.2700
    Email: gunter@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Hi, my name is Liz, and I work with prospective students prior to the application process. I am originally from Cornell, WI, but now call Moorhead home. What I love most about MSUM is the many opportunities for students to get involved!

  • Haugen, Erin
    Freshman Processer
    Admissions

    Office: OW 210
    Phone: 218.477.2163
    Email: Erin.Haugen@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Hi! My name is Erin Haugen. I am from Hawley, MN. I process applications for incoming students. Working at MSUM is great because I work with wonderful people!

  • Rosenfeldt, Deborah
    Office & Admin Spec Senior
    Admissions

    Office: OW 102
    Phone: 218.477.2929
    Email: deborah.rosenfeldt@mnstate.edu
    Web Site:
    Hi I’m Deb and I am the Office Manager for Admissions. I grew up in the Red River Valley and love the friendly, hard-working people of the area. MSUM reflects that same friendliness and strong work ethics of the community. It is a privilege to be a part of a University that is committed to the students, staff, faculty, and community.