#1 Keegan Foy
Hello, my name is Keegan Foy. I am from Park Rapids, MN. I am currently a Senior here at MSUM majoring in Elementary Inclusive Education. This is my second year as a Student Orientation Counselor. My favorite food is nachos. Before having the opportunity to become a Student Orientation Counselor, I was actively involved in Residence Hall Association. Also, during the past three years of living on campus, I have worked as an office assistant at my halls front desk. In the summer, I work at my family owned gas station called Rock Creek located at the North entrance of Itasca State Park. My friends would describe me as someone who is always willing to listen, energetic, outgoing, and a people type of person. The community at MSUM has inspired me to get involved here and share my knowledge to you of what great resources our campus has to offer. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you during orientation. Welcome to the Dragon Family!
#2 Carly Williamson
Hi! My name is Carly and I am a senior at MSUM studying Speech-Language Hearing Sciences and minoring in Psychology. I’m from Council Bluffs, IA and enjoy running, talking, and eating and sometimes try to do all three things at the same time. I’m a busy-body and spend most of my time playing on the Dragon softball team, attending fun dragon events, and hanging out with my friends. I always like meeting new people especially incoming Dragons so don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation! I can’t wait to see all the incoming students this fall and for them to become a part of the Dragon family!
#3 Nika Kingdon
#4 Brittany Bergren
Hey guys! My name is Brittany and I’m from Braham, MN, which is a small town that no one has ever heard of. I am a junior at MSUM double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology. I’m also minoring in Juvenile Justice and might pursue a minor in Leadership as well. I chose MSUM because I absolutely love the Fargo-Moorhead area and really enjoy the atmosphere at this school. I love this campus and I love being involved, so I can’t wait to be a Student Orientation Counselor for all of you incoming freshmen! I hope you’re as excited to start your journey at MSUM as I was!
#5 Shay Dahle
Hi everyone! My name is Shay and I'm a senior here at MSUM, majoring in Film Production and minoring in Photojournalism. I hail from Watertown, SD but I spent my first two years of college studying in Phoenix, AZ! In addition to being a SOC, I'm a Peer Advisor, a member of Cru Team, and am involved with Cru, an on-campus ministry that meets every Thursday night. I love people, places, painting, pugs, and puns (and alliteration too apparently). I can't wait to meet all of you and welcome you to our Dragon family!
#6 Gabby Williams
Hello! My name is Gabrielle Williams, but you can call me Gabby. And here’s a little about me: I am from San Diego, California and every year I get downright giddy when it snows. Yes, I know how to surf. No, I am not very good at it. I am a Junior at MSUM majoring in Chemistry with an emphasis in Mathematics. Most of the year I live, eat and breathe softball, playing for MSUM. Softball has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Netflix is my steady, go to date. I love going to the movies, listening to Elton John, being a Dragon, and most of all my friends and family no matter where they are in the country. I love to help people out so if you ever need anything or have any questions don’t be afraid to contact me. I can’t wait to start the 2016-2017 school year off by meeting all of you and showing you how amazing MSUM is. Go Dragons!
#7 Macie Miller
Hello! My name is Macie Miller and I’m from Mound, MN. I am a junior majoring in project management with a minor in advertising. I work as a tour guide here at MSUM, and I absolutely love showing people around my home! I also enjoy scrapbooking and cooking. I also love the outdoors, camping, and of course being a DRAGON!
#8 Rachel LaForce
Hi, I’m Rachel LaForce! I’m a sophomore this year majoring in English Education. I’m from Little Falls, MN. In my free time I like reading, hanging out with friends, and occasionally Netflix binging. I’m a huge fan of Disney movies, Moose Tracks ice cream, and musicals. I can’t wait to meet you and welcome you to the Dragon community.
#9 Hannah Lee
Hello Dragons! You can address me as Hannah and I am from Malaysia. To begin with, I am currently into my 2nd year here in MSUM and I am majoring in Project Management as well as having a minor in Psychology. I am involved in MSUM Chinese club and I’m also a student advisor for Project Management on the College of Business and Innovation Student Advisory Board. When I’m having my me-time, I usually stream videos to watch (I am a huge fan of Running Man (a Korean variety show)) or I’ll just nap. I love meeting new people and I can’t wait to meet you all! #GoDragons
#10 Jaycie Honeyman
Hello Dragons! My name is Jaycie Honeyman and I’m a junior majoring in English Education. I grew up in the tiny town of Regent, North Dakota (just imagine the South Dakota and Montana borders). In addition to being a SOC, I enjoy my time by playing awesome tunes on the flute, antagonizing my friends with cat videos, eating cheese-flavored snacks and drinking what most people would consider to be too much coffee. I can solve a Rubik’s cube in less than four minutes, I’m doubled jointed in both of my thumbs, and I can’t wait to work with all of the new freshman in the fall. Go Dragons!
#11 Megan McDaniel
Hi! My name is Megan McDaniel and I am a senior here at MSUM. I am from Valley City, ND and I am majoring in Speech-Language Hearing Sciences with a minor is Special Education. I plan on attending graduate school after graduation for Speech-Language Pathology. My favorite place on campus is definitely the Wellness Center! I love hanging out with friends, watching Netflix, volunteering, and taking naps. I am very excited to meet all of you new Dragons! Coming here was the best decision I ever made and I am guessing you will feel the same way!
#12 Erin DeMaria
Hi! My name is Erin DeMaria. I am from Bismarck, ND. I am starting my sophomore year here at MSUM and am majoring in Elementary Education. I came into my freshman year as a Speech Language Hearing Sciences Major, but changed it in the middle of my second semester to Elementary Ed. My friends would describe me as someone who is energetic, a good listener, and loves meeting new people. I like attending events in both Cru and Chi Alpha Ministries on campus. I like music, so I was in band and choir in high school. I loved playing soccer throughout high school. I also love running, cats, baking, reading, spending time with my family and friends, and being a part of the family-like community that you find at MSUM! The community at MSUM has inspired me to get involved by becoming a SOC. I look forward to meeting you all! Welcome to the family. Go Dragons!
#13 Emma Harris
I am Emma Harris, I will be a sophomore at MSUM during fall 2016. I love all outdoor activities, especially playing with my dogs and going on an annual canoe trip with my 3 best friends. In the summer I can often be found in the hammock with a good book, or having a bonfire with my friends! I am a SOC because I love my experience here at MSUM so much that I want all students to feel welcomed and comfortable during their transition.
#14 Sydney Zenzen
Hi! My name Sydney Zenzen and I’m currently a junior double majoring in Speech Language Hearing Science and Psychology here at MSUM. I’m from Sauk Centre, Minnesota and grew up on a dairy farm. Some of my hobbies include crocheting, baking, playing sports, and reading. When I’m on campus I’m involved with the women’s rugby team, a Dragon Ambassador, in the Dragon Leadership Program, in Concert Choir, the Dragons For Life President, and a tutor. I like getting myself out of my comfort zone and trying all sorts of different activities and have met a lot of great people all around campus because of it. GO DRAGONS!
#15 Bailey Benoit
My name is Bailey Benoit! I am currently a sophmore at MSUM and I am loving it. I am a music education major with an instrumental emphasis. I am very involved in many ensembles and intramurals on campus. I became a SOC because I want to help new students become involved and comfortable, just like I became throughout my time at MSUM! I'm very excited to start another semester at MSUM.
#16 Anna Sandmeier
Well hello there! I’m Anna Sandmeier. I will be a sophomore come fall! As a freshman I intended International Business to be my major….well things changed. I will now be majoring in Multimedia Journalism while minoring in German and Music Technology! I have lived in many places all the way from Switzerland to small town Garfield, MN. I am involved with Chi Alpha (a Christian affiliated group) on campus, along with attending music and theater productions. I love learning to play new musical instruments, doing crafty projects, trying new things, and of course meeting new people! I am beyond excited to be a SOC this year and can’t wait to meet you all!!
#17 Grant Ishaug
Hello, my name is Grant Ishaug, and I am a senior here at MSUM. I graduated from Moorhead High in 2013 and have been attending MSUM ever since, with a semester at California State University, San Bernardino through the National Student Exchange program. I previously was an Elementary Inclusive major but recently changed it to Psychology. Some of my hobbies include swimming, hiking, hanging out with my friends, and watching Scooby Doo. My past three years at MSUM have been some of the best and I am excited to meet all of you incoming dragons!
#18 Shandy Newton
Hello, my name is Shandy Newton and I am a sophomore here at MSUM majoring in theatre arts with a musical theatre emphasis. I am from the tiny town of Graceville, MN. I love all things having to do with theatre or the color purple. I love going on crazy random adventures with my friends and making new memories every day. I’ll try anything at least once (with exceptions)! I believe that you should make it a point to have fun and be happy, because it makes life more interesting. On Campus am I in involved in Chi Alpha and Blackfriars.
#19 Brianna Bradley
Hello Dragons! My name is Brianna Bradley and I am from Fort Yates, ND on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. I am a Music Industry major and play flute in the Wind Ensemble. Other roles I hold or have held on campus are: working for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Women’s Center, Dragon Entertainment Group, and officer positions in American Indian Student Association. I love listening to music, watching Netflix, cooking, and hanging out with friends! This is my first time being a SOC and I am super excited to help new students make MSUM their home!
#20 Kayla Walker
Hi! My name is Kayla Walker and I am from West Fargo, North Dakota. I am a sophomore at MSUM and I am majoring in Elementary Inclusive Education. I enjoy working with pre-toddlers (12-18 month year olds) at a childcare center in Fargo, ND. I am involved in the Dragon Leadership Program, Chi Alpha, and Emerging Leaders. I was an Emerging Leaders facilitator for the spring of 2016. I love math, reading, watching movies, attending concerts at MSUM and eating noodles! A fun fact about me is that I have been playing trumpet for 8 years. I am so excited to be a SOC and have the opportunity to meet and get to know you as well!
#21 Emily Drummond
Hello! My name is Emily Drummond and I am a senior here at MSUM, and I am currently majoring in elementary inclusive education. On campus I am involved in Education Minnesota Student Program (EMSP) and anything else that has to do with education. This is my second year as a SOC, and I can’t wait to meet all of the incoming freshman!
#22 Nicole Baxter
Hey there! I’m Nicole Baxter and I am a junior at MSUM studying Communications with an emphasis in event planning and promotion! My hometown is St. Francis Minnesota, a little suburb close to the Twin Cities. I love coffee and tea so if you ever need to find me you can try the Dragon Café on campus! Some of my other favorite things include animals, the outdoors, baking, learning new instruments and going to concerts and music festivals! I look forward to meeting you this fall!
#23 Jenna Andre
Hi! My name is Jenna Andre and I am currently a junior at MSUM. This is my first year as a SOC and I am SO excited to get to know you and show you what being a Dragon is all about! I am looking forward to helping you through your first semester and answering any questions you may have. GO DRAGONS!!!
#24 Lee Muellenbach
My name is Lee Muellenbach and I will be a sophomore at MSUM in the Fall of 2016. My current major is in Studio Arts with an emphasis in ceramics, but I am hoping to soon add an Art Therapy minor. Not too surprisingly, I love working with anything that involves creative thinking; art, music, speaking, etc. In my free time, I cherish participating in anything related to nature and or animals, so you can usually find me at one of the many lakes surrounding my hometown of Zimmerman, Minnesota. I am immensely excited to be working with the incoming freshmen and am looking forward to a new and fun year!
#25 Skyler Zak
Hey there! My name is Skyler, and I am a Junior here at MSUM. I love getting to know new people and having fun. If you have any questions or need any help here on campus, feel free to get in contact with me!
#26 Travis Wehrenberg
My name is Travis! I've been everywhere! By that I mean...I am a transfer student that ended up going to MSUM. It has been the best experience in education so far. I am interested in all things healthcare, but I am particularly attached to women's health. I never take myself too seriously and I love to have a good time. People say life is too short (even though I haven't experienced anything that lasts longer) and I think I know what they mean. Get the most out of everything you do! Anyway...I don't know how long this is supposed to be so I will stop here. Okay! Bye! Have fun! Love you! Too soon? Good to know.
#27 Emily Tschida
Hello! My name is Emily Tschida and I am a sophomore here at MSUM. I am currently majoring in Finance and minoring in Spanish. I was born and raised in Albertville, MN and grew up playing tennis and being outdoors. I moved up here because of the great business program and the beautiful campus! Besides being a SOC, I am a Wellness Educator and involved in DECA and have met so many amazing people here! I’m super excited to meet everyone of you, GO DRAGONS!!
#28 Jenna Britz
Hi Friends! My name is Jenna Brtiz and I am a junior at MSUM hailing from Courtland/New Ulm, MN. I'm majoring in Studio Art w/ an emphasis in Photography. Some of my favorites include reading, biking, the color green, apple cider, baking, Netflix, and my cats and dogs back home! I'd like to say I'm fairly involved on campus: I'm a Dragon Ambassador, SOC, Chapter Core for STLF (last year I was Bus Core for the Spring Break Pay It Forward Tour), I work with Dragon Entertainment Group, I'm in the Women's Choir, and I was an RA last year! I will have just come back from going to Scotland and the Netherlands this summer, so I would love to talk your ear off about it if you ask! I can't wait to meet all of you and welcome home! #GoDragons
#29 Morgan Clements
Well hello there! My name is Morgan Clements and I’m from the small town of Osage, MN. I am a senior at MSUM majoring in Exercise Science with a Health and Medical Emphasis. I absolutely love being involved on campus! When I’m not at school, I love spending time with my hilarious and close family. Some of my favorite things are being outdoors (especially at the lake), playing softball and volleyball, baking, and hanging out with friends. I love being a SOC and a fire breathing Dragon! Welcome to the Dragon family! #DragonPride
#30 Kelsey Kowalski
Hi! My name is Kelsey Kowalski, I am from Moorhead, Minnesota and currently a junior at MSUM. I am studying speech/language/hearing sciences in hopes to become a speech-language pathologist. In my spare time I enjoy playing with my adorable nieces and nephew, hanging out with family and friends, and being involved on campus! I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people, and look forward to meeting all of you. Welcome to the Dragon Family!
#31 Ali Hoffman
Ali Hoffman is currently a freshman at MSUM studying athletic training with an emphasis in physical therapy. She is from Sioux Falls, SD. On campus Ali is apart of the honors learning community and Cru. She enjoys belaying, running and eating ice cream.
#32 Ciara Schock
SOC Bio Coming Soon! :)
#33 Bailey Schumann
I am a junior majoring in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences with a Minor in Theatre arts. I’m from Carrington ND, and I love being a Dragon! My biggest goal in life is to impact others whether through my words or my actions, and being active on campus is how I’ve started that goal. GO Dragons!
#34 Alex Wagner
Hey everyone, my name is Alex Wagner and I am currently a Junior at MSUM majoring in Social Studies Education and should be graduating in the Fall of 2017. I am from a northern suburb of the Twin Cities and I graduated from Rogers High School in 2014. Back home I work at my local movie theatre and spend time with my hometown friends during the summers. On campus I work as a Student Orientation Counselor, work at the Wellness Center, and love my everyday life as a dragon. This past spring I was able to participate in the Disney College Program through MSUM and spent the spring of 2016 working down in Walt Disney World. Being a dragon has been a life changing experience and I can’t wait to start my second year as a SOC this coming fall.
#35 Stefan Nelson
Hello! My name is Stefan Nelson and I'm from the faraway land of Iola, Wisconsin! I'm a junior here at MSUM, majoring in Math and minoring in both Computer Science and Astronomy. I'm involved with the Honors Program here on campus, as well as being a programmer for the Astronomy Research Group and a member of the MSUM's Society of Physics Students chapter. On the rare occasion when I'm not busy, I love running and walking around the Fargo/Moorhead area. My pride and joy, however, is the band I'm in, Non-Major, which I'm the drummer for. This is my first year being a SOC, and I'm incredibly excited to meet all of you! Go Dragons!
#36 Grant Brendemuhl
Hi I'm Grant, I'm a sophomore majoring in Exercise Science and Athletic Training here at MSUM and have lived in the FM area my whole life. Before you get to know me I’m a pretty quiet dude, but ask any of my friends and they would not describe me that way. I coach wrestling at Moorhead High School and like to hunt, fish and lift in my free time. I have an open mind to almost anything new and I’m excited to experience being a SOC.
#37 Trever Theis
Whats Up?! My name is Trever R. Theis, a Junior here at MSUM, majoring in the Mass Communications/Broadcast Journalism area. I am from Cold Spring, MN, in Stearns County, (Central Minnesota). I am also a DJ, and staff member at KMSC Dragon Radio, (ask me anything about it!), and a member/Brother of the world’s top, and most preferred Fraternity, Kappa Sigma on and around campus!(Go Greek, you will NOT regret it!) I take part in many film projects as an actor, and involved with the Theater department here as well. Being a Dragon has impacted me so much, I can’t describe it by just typing, and I know you won’t be able to either! Go Dragons! Rush Kappa Sigma 2016!
#38 Danielle Augustus
My name is Danielle Augustus! I’m a psychology major, and this is my forth year here at MSUM. I also recently spent a semester at California State University in San Bernardino thanks to the awesome National Student Exchange program offered here! I’m originally from Ottertail, Minnesota where I spend most of my summer days enjoying everything thing that lakes country has to offer including jet skiing, paddle boarding and swimming! I love traveling, spending too much money at Target, and being with my family, friends, and pets! I can’t wait to meet all of you. Welcome to MSUM, dragons!
#39 Megan Warneke
Hello World! My name is Megan Warneke and I am a junior here at MSUM. I am from Zumbrota, Minnesota and I graduated from Zumbrota-Mazeppa High School. I am a Paralegal major with emphases in Litigation and Transactions with a minor in Communications. I am so excited and honored to be a SOC for the 2016-2017 school year! I love meeting new people and trying new things, and being a SOC allows me to do both! Some fun things about me are that I have an identical twin sister, I am the current Student Affairs Oversight Chair for the Student Body, I love my cat Coco Puff, and the key to my heart is a pizza and the boxed set of Game of Thrones!
#40 Katy Ahrens My name is Katy – I’m a 4th year student here at MSUM. I am 21 years old and I am majoring in international relations with the hopes to work in the foreign service/diplomacy some day. My background is a little bit atypical as I grew up overseas (in China) and am here as something of an international student in disguise, but I am so excited to be a student orientation counselor this year and get to know the incoming students and my fellow SOCs.
#41 Hunter Strum
Hey guys my name is Hunter Sturm and I guess I am a junior now. My major is Chemistry, which takes up most of my time as I am involved in research and Chemistry club, however I would not want to do anything else. This is my first year as a SOC and I am looking forward to getting to meet you all.
#42 Agim Bekteshi
I became a Dragon in the Fall Semester of 2015. It was one of the best decisions that I have made in my life so far. I chose MSUM for a specific reason. I knew that if I went to school here, I would be able to complete my dream of helping people. I’m a double major in Athletic Training and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy. MSUM has amazing programs for the majors that I have chosen. MSUM's purpose is to: 'Transform the World by Transforming Lives,’ and it is pretty spot on. This amazing college has already transformed my life for the better. In turn, after I complete my degrees and move on to Physical Therapy, I will then be able to leave my mark on the world. I can’t wait to meet, and help guide the incoming students of MSUM. As you learn for me, I will also learn from you. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!
#43 Leah Hoekstra
Hi my name is Leah Hoekstra! I am a sophomore here at MSUM majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in math to be a middle school math teacher. I grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota where I graduated from Bismarck High School. I am athletic and love to play as well as learn new sports, which I do both by getting involved in intramurals. Other things I enjoy doing is volunteering, meeting new people, and traveling. Something that I am involved in that does all three of those is Students Today Leaders Forever (STLF). Some people would say I am energetic, outgoing, fun, and social. I love being a dragon and I hope you love it too! I look forward to meeting each and every one of you during orientation! Welcome to the Dragon Family!
#44 Amber Helgoe
Hello, my name is Amber Helgoe and I am a senior majoring in Exercise Science. I am also on the MSUM Swim team! I am from a small town called Big Lake which is near St. Cloud, MN. In my free time I enjoy my time near a lake or hanging out with friends. I also spend majority of my time traveling with my family across the country most of the summer. I plan to graduate college in the spring of 2017 and I was hopefully carry out my dreams. MSUM has treated me well these past three years and I am beyond excited to see what it will bring with my last year here at MSUM.
#45 Shayna Harms
Hello my name is Shayna Harms! I am from Crosslake MN (or Brainerd MN if that is more familiar). I am a sophomore at MSUM! I am passionate about my major Elementary Inclusive Education and have been considering a minor in Special Education. During the summer, you will find me hanging out with my fabulous kiddos that I nanny for or laying on the beach. I look forward to this upcoming semester with my lovely SOC group (Student Orientation Group). If you have any questions please feel free to ask! I cannot wait to meet everyone and have a wonderful year!
#46 Jessica Colby
Hello! My name is Jessica Colby! I am a double major in Exercise Science and Multi Media Journalism and double minor in Coaching and Sports Communication with a certificate in Publishing. This is my third year here at MSUM and I am loving it. My hometown is Anoka, Minnesota which is the Halloween capital of the world. I have a pet hedgehog and dog; and I love them so much. I am obsessed with Harry Potter and Star Wars. I love to Ride Horses, DIY projects, Knitting, Netflix and swim on the MSUM Dragons Swim and Diving team. I cannot wait to meet all of you and I hope you love here as much as I do. If you see me don’t be afraid to say Hi!
#48 Tye Pearson
Hi! My name is Tyelyn but everyone calls me Tye! I will be a senior this next fall at MSU Moorhead and I am an Elementary Education Major with an ABS emphasis. I can’t wait to meet you all and hear what your plans are! Something interesting about me is that I am very sarcastic and I love to laugh! I think I laugh at everything, so please tell me a lot of jokes I seriously love them! I also love talking to people and hearing about their life experiences, or just hearing about their day. So please talk to me! I also love to travel I have had many adventures in my life, and I love to hear about other people’s travel stories so I can plan my next adventure. I love dogs so much, they are definitely one of my favorite animals! It’s hard to even put into words how much I love dogs! I also really enjoy eating pickles in my bed while watching Netflix. I could eat a whole jar in one sitting, but hey its 0 calories so that’s not too shabby! I am also a proud owner of Crocs and I wear them all year round, proudly! I play intramurals here at MSUM and it’s one of the best parts of my week! I highly recommend getting involved here on campus. I love when people ask me questions too! Since I could talk all day I love when people asks me questions so that I am actually talking with a purpose and helping someone versus just chatting their ear off! I look forward to all your questions and meeting you! I hope you learn to love it here as much as I do! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
#50 Nuela Enebechi
Hi my name is Nuela , I am International student from Nigeria. I am a junior majoring in Computer Science and a minor in Math. My hobbies include dancing, biking, watching movies, sleeping, meeting new people, traveling, learning about other people and chilling with friends, I also love food so much and I am not ashamed to say it. I think one of my greatest strengths is encouragement, I have this super power of being able to make other people see the best in themselves and thus become better versions of themselves. I am super excited and pumped for fall and I can’t wait to welcome you to our dragon family. cheers!!
# Caitlin Fisher
Hi! My name is Caitlin Fisher and I’m a junior here at MSUM. This is my second year being a SOC and to say I’m excited is an understatement. I made the long journey across the river to come to school here. I’m a Communication Studies major with a minor in Spanish and Leadership. Some may say I’m a little involved on campus. I’m a Dragon Ambassador, Peer Advisor, and a front desk assistant for the Office of Student Activities and First Year Programs. I also have a couple things I do off campus but we won’t get into that. I love Mac N Cheese and coffee and my favorite color is pink. Can’t wait to meet all of you!
# Sara Erickson
Hello! My Name is Sara Erickson and I am from Bemidji, MN. I am a Junior, majoring in Broadcast Journalism here at MSUM. Some of my favorite things are to make people smile, travel or go on adventures and just hanging out with friends. I love playing softball and watching baseball. I was a gymnast for 15 years before college. A big part of my life has been 4-H, I’ve shown animals, done photography and competitive air rifle and air pistol shooting. I’m not a shy person, I am very much a people person and I love meeting new people. I am so excited to meet all of you guys and show you what its like to be a DRAGON!!