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Willmar Campus
 

Jenna Hanson
 

Admissions Representative/Academic Advisor - Willmar
Joined the Ridgewater family - March 2011
Degree: B.S. Degree - Concordia College - Moorhead
Contact Information: 320-222-5979 or jenna.hanson@ridgewater.edu 

Why students should attend Ridgewater:
​Ridgewater College offers it all: dedicated faculty and staff, exceptional resources and student services, small class sizes, extracurricular and athletic opportunities, high placement rates and flexible course scheduling options. The best part? Ridgewater College is able to offer this at our affordable tuition rate.

Whether you are a first-time student, a career changer, or a former student looking to complete what you’ve started, Ridgewater College is a great place to start. Come check us out!



Leah Kadelbach

Admissions Representative/Academic Advisor - Willmar

Joined the Ridgewater family - August 2001
Degrees: A.A. Degree - Ridgewater College
B.S. - St. Cloud State University
M.S. - St. Cloud State University
Contact Information: 320-222-5980 or
leah.kadelbach@ridgewater.edu
High Schools in Leah's Territory: List of Leah's Schools

Why students should attend Ridgewater:
Ridgewater is a great institution that opens doors to tons of opportunities for our graduates.  Students can go anywhere from here whether it is into the workforce or transferring on to a 4-year university to continue their education.   At Ridgewater, we offer a personalized experience for students because staff and faculty are concerned with students' needs and provide resources to lead them to success!

Jayne Balicky

Admissions Representative/Academic Advisor - Willmar

Joined the Ridgewater family - August 2012
Degrees: B.A. - Coe College
M.A. - Bowling Green State University 
Contact Information: 320-222-5978 or
jayne.balicky@ridgewater.edu  
High Schools in Jayne's Territory: List of Jayne's Schools

Why students should attend Ridgewater:
All staff members at Ridgewater truly want to see students be successful, and the size of our campuses allows us to work closely with students to connect them to our resources. The instructors at Ridgewater are also passionate about their field and they make learning fun for students.



 
Kelsey Ivancich Osthoff
 
Admissions Representative/Academic Advisor - Willmar
Joined the Ridgewater family: July 2013
Degrees:  B.A – College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University
                M.S. – St. Cloud State University
Contact Information: 320-222-5733 or kelsey.osthoff@ridgewater.edu
 
Why students should attend Ridgewater?
Ridgewater College offers students a quality education for the right price! Whether you are a student right out of high school, a returning student, or someone who wants to change careers, Ridgewater can provide an experience for everyone. Ridgewater’s faculty and staff are beyond dedicated to helping our students succeed. The small class sizes along with a smaller campus optimizes this dedication. I often tell students to “go with your heart” when choosing a college. There is something special about feeling at home on a college campus. Ridgewater is a great community full of growth and  continued learning. Welcome to the family!
 

 Hutchinson Campus  


Matt Roberts
 
Admissions Representative/Academic Advisor - Hutchinson
Joined the Ridgewater family -  July 2007
Degrees: A.A. Degree - Ridgewater College
B.E.S. - St. Cloud State University
M.S. - Minnesota State University - Mankato
Contact Information: 320-234-8505 or matt.roberts@ridgewater.edu
 
Why students should attend Ridgewater:
Students should attend Ridgewater College to receive a high quality education at an affordable price. I love all the educational options that Ridgewater provides to future students. We are an great stepping stone for those that want to move onto a 4 year university after completing their Liberal Arts Degree (AA Degree) or go directly into the workforce after completing a technical Diploma or AAS Degree. As a former graduate of the Willmar Campus, I really enjoyed the small class sizes and instructor availability to help me be a successful student. This was very helpful ground work for me to know what it takes to be successful when I transferred onto the 4 year university.
 
 

Jill Warren Traut

Ethical leadership cannot be obtained through control. Instead, leadership should be concerned with understanding the group, empathizing with the needs of many, maintaining an unbiased ground, and suggesting positive outcomes that will benefit all involved.
 
Admissions Representative/Academic Advisor - Hutchinson
Joined the Ridgewater family -  March 2011
Degrees: B.A. - College of Saint Benedict
Contact Information: 320-234-8523 or jill.warren@ridgewater.edu
High Schools in Jill's Territory: List of Jill's Schools
 
Why students should attend Ridgewater:
My biggest piece of advice for students when looking at college options is to pick a school that suites them for more than one reason.  Ridgewater College has a variety of features that will make your individual college experience the right choice for you.  Whether it's a unique program we offer coupled with the location of campus, or the athletic opportunities paired with the individual attention of the small class sizes, there are endless combinations that Ridgewater has to offer to make your college education all about what's best for you.

 

 

 High School Visits

 
  
  
  
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 College Fair Schedule

 
  
  
  
  
Ridgewater Rep
  
  
Pine City Civic Center9/26/20149-11 a.m.Jill Warren
  
Scheels Arena, Fargo9/29/20149-11 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.Jenna Hanson
  
Northland  Comm/Tech College, Thief River Falls9/30/20149-11 a.m.Jenna Hanson
  
Bemidji State University10/1/20149-11 a.m.Jenna Hanson
  
Wadena campus of MN State Comm/Tech College10/2/20149-11 a.m.Jayne Balicky
  
Central Lakes College 10/3/20149-11 a.m.Jayne Balicky
  
Ridgewater College10/20/20149-11 a.m.Jill Warren, Leah Kadelbach, Matt Roberts, Jayne Balicky, Jenna Hanson, Kelsey Ivancich
  
Alexandria High School10/21/20145:30-7 p.m.Kelsey Ivancich
  
Uuniversity of MN, Morris10/21/20149-11 a.m.Kelsey Ivancich
  
College of St Ben's, Collegeville10/22/20149-11 a.m.Jill Warren
  
Mayer Lutheran High School10/23/20149-11 a.m.Jill Warren
  
Monticello High School10/23/20145:30-7:30 p.m.Jill Warren
  
Luverne High School10/27/20141-2:30 p.m.Jayne Balicky
  
Southwest MN State10/27/20149-10:30 a.m.Jayne Balicky
  
Fairmont High School10/28/20149-10:30 a.m.Jayne Balicky
  
Bethany Lutheran College10/29/20149-10:30 a.m.Jill Warren




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