Mary is originally from Norway, Mich. She received her BS in Psychology in 1998 from NMU and her MAE in Guidance Counseling in 2007. Mary recently moved to Ripon, Wisconsin where she is employed at Ripon College. Currently, Mary is the Assistant Director of Student Support Services and the McNair Scholars Program. Her responsibilities include coordinating the campus tutoring program, meeting with eligible students and assisting with other program operations. Mary has 10 years experience working in higher education. She has received awards for Team Member of the Year (2004) and Academic Staff Member of the Year (2006). Mary and her husband, Loren '96, '99, enjoy traveling, camping and nightly walks with their Siberian Husky.