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Office of Academic Success

JESSICA PORWOLL

    Jessica Porwoll

    Lead Success Coordinator

    B.A.Sc., University of Minnesota, Duluth

    contact

    Library 240
    320-589-7029
    Email

      expertise

      First Year Coaching
      Academic Alert

      BRIAN NYAKUNDI

        Brian Nyakundi

        College Success Coach

        B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

        contact

        Library 240
        320-589-6010
        Email

          expertise

          First Year Student Experience
          Student Support

          BRENDA BOEVER

          Brenda Boever

          Director, Office of Academic Success
          Coordinator, Academic Advising

          M.S., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
          B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris
          Mary Martelle Award
          Student Leadership Award

          contact

          Library 240
          320-589-6466
          Email

          expertise

          Administration
          Academic Planning
          Individual Consultation

          ARGIE MANOLIS

          Argie Manolis

          Coordinator of Community Engagement

          M.F.A., Arizona State University
          B.A., Kent State University
          B.S., Kent State University
          Morris Academic Staff Award

          contact

          Welcome Center 206
          320-589-6276
          Email

          expertise

          Project planning/coordination
          Reflective practices
          Program assessment
          Creative Writing

          services

          oversee Office of Community Engagement's overall program planning and assessment
          coordinate the Academic Service-Learning program
          coordinate the Community ESL Program
          coordinate the TREC (Tutoring, Reading, and Enabling Children) program
          coordinate student-initiated and individual volunteer projects
          oversee work-study and MSAF employees/community engagement leaders

          Native American Student Success

          RAY BURNS

            Raymond Burns

            Project Manager, Native American Student Success

            M.Ed., Capella University
            B.A., Dartmouth College

            contact

            Blakely 3
            320-589-7042
            Email

              services

              Program Manager for Native American Student Success Program
              Supervisor for NASS Peer Mentors and Staff
              Increase presence of Native American culture throughout campus

              CHEYENNE MARLIN

                Cheyenne Marlin

                College Success Coach, Native American Student Success

                M.Ed., Grand Valley State University
                B.A., Northern Michigan University

                contact

                Blakely 5
                320-589-6091
                Email

                  expertise

                  Academic Success Coach
                  Native American Student Support

                  Summit Scholars

                  TARA NELSON

                    Tara Nelson

                    Assistant Director, Summit Scholars

                    M.S., Minnesota State University Moorhead
                    B.A., University of Minnesota, Morris

                    contact

                    Blakely 15
                    320-589-6909
                    Email

                      services

                      College Success Coach
                      Peer Mentor Program

                      JOSEY FOG

                        Josey Fog

                        College Success CoachM.S., Minnesota State University Moorhead
                        B.S., Minnesota State University Moorhead

                        contact

                        Blakely 17
                        320-589-6789
                        Email

                          DELORES ALLISON

                            DeLores Allison

                            Coordinator for Student and Program Support

                            M.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln
                            B.J., University of Nebraska, Lincoln

                            contact

                            Library 240
                            Email

                              services

                              Program Communication and Management
                              Pronouns
                              She/Hers/Hers

                              KERRI BARNSTUBLE

                                Kerri Barnstuble

                                Program Coordinator, Summit Scholars

                                M.A.,University of Iowa
                                B.A., Grinnell College

                                contact

                                320-589-6467
                                Email

                                  expertise

                                  Social Services
                                  Program Development and Assessment
                                  Student Engagement

                                  International Student Programs

                                  HILDA LADNER

                                    Hilda Ladner

                                    Assistant to the Chancellor for Equity and Diversity
                                    Director of Equity, Diversity and Intercultural Programs

                                    M.Ed., Northern Arizona University
                                    B.A., Northern Arizona University

                                    contact

                                    Multi-Ethnic Resource Center 110
                                    320-589-6095
                                    Email

                                      services

                                      Multi-Ethnic Student Program
                                      International Student Program
                                      Equity and Diversity

                                      LESLIE GUBASH-LINDBERG

                                        Leslie Gubash-Lindberg

                                        International Student Success Coordinator

                                        M.S., St. Cloud State
                                        B.A., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

                                        contact

                                        Multi-Ethnic Resource Center 210
                                        320-589-6099
                                        Email

                                          services

                                          International student adviser
                                          STELLAR Program
                                          Designated School Official (DSO)
                                          Immigration advising
                                          Student programing and events

                                          RAYMOND LAGASSE

                                            Raymond Lagasse

                                            Assistant Director, International Student Program

                                            S.T.B., University of St. Thomas, Rome, Italy
                                            B.A., North Dakota State University

                                            contact

                                            Multi-Ethnic Resource Center 216
                                            320-589-6094
                                            Email

                                              services

                                              International student adviser
                                              International student orientation
                                              Immigration advising
                                              Primary Designated School Official (PDSO)

                                              NANCY PEDERSON

                                                Nancy Pederson

                                                Teaching Specialist

                                                M.A., University of Minnesota

                                                contact

                                                Multi-Ethnic Resource Center 218
                                                320-589-6454
                                                Email

                                                  expertise

                                                  English as a Second Language

                                                  Multi-Ethnic Student Program

                                                  MOHAMMED FARAH

                                                      Mohammed Farah

                                                      Student Personnel Coordinator

                                                      contact

                                                      MSP 110
                                                      320-589-6081
                                                      Email

                                                        services

                                                        Assist with Gateway Program Coordination
                                                        Coordinate World Touch Cultural Heritage Week
                                                        Student Development

                                                        GUS CLAYMORE

                                                        Gus Claymore

                                                        Associate Director, Multi-Ethnic Student Program

                                                        M.Ed., University of Minnesota Duluth
                                                        B.S., Valley City State University

                                                        contact

                                                        Multi-Ethnic Resource Center 110
                                                        320-589-6097
                                                        Email

                                                          services

                                                          Multi-Ethnic Student Services
                                                          Coordinate outreach to American Indian communities
                                                          Support the success of American Indian students
                                                          Coordinate World Touch Cultural Heritage week