Admissions Representatives

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Willmar Campus​ ​

​Michael Hanna​
Admissions Representative/Academic Advisor

Joined the Ridgewater family
- July 2015
Degrees: B.A. - Southwest Minnesota State University

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Why students should attend Ridgewater:
Students should attend Ridgewater because it offers so many great opportunities for students. With a wide range of technical programs for individuals who prefer more of a hands-on program plus the ability to obtain a Liberal Arts degree which can transfer to a four-year program, Ridgewater offers what you need for success.​ Our instructors​ truly care about student success and are consistently available to help students in any way possible. Ridgewater is the perfect transition for high school students and career changers. It is also a great opportunity for students looking to continue their knowledge. Ridgewater is the place for you! Come check us out!​

Gustavo Condezo
Admissions Representative/Academic Advisor

Joined the Ridgewater family - October 2016
Degrees: B.S.- Southwest Minnesota State University
M.S.- Southwest Minnesota State University

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Why students should attend Ridgewater:
Students should consider Ridgewater College for many of the same reasons why I enjoy working here.  Ridgewater is a warm and inviting campus with excellent facilities, amazing academic programs, with faculty and staff that embrace the "student first" philosophy.  From the moment that you step onto campus for a visit, to the day that you graduate, you will have felt welcomed, continually supported, and motivated to succeed.

Jehana Schwandt
Admissions Representative/Academic Advisor

Joined the Ridgewater family - 2013
Degrees: B.S. - St. CLoud State University
M.S. - University of Wisconsin - Stout

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Why students should attend Ridgewater:

Hutchinson Campus  
Jill Traut
Admissions Representative/Academic Advisor

Joined the Ridgewater family -  March 2011
Degrees: B.A. - College of Saint Benedict

Why students should attend Ridgewater:
My biggest piece of advice for students when looking at college options is to pick a school that suits 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.

Matt Roberts​​
Admissions Representative/Academic Advisor

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

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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 to the 4-year university.

Director of Enrollment Services​
Leah Kadelbach

Joined the Ridgewater family: August 2001
egrees: A.A. – Ridgewater College
B.S.  – St. Cloud State University
M.S. – St. Cloud State University

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!

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