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Student Services

Advisors

Contact any of the advisors to assist with your on-campus or online programs.

Canby
Linda Pesch, Advisor
507-223-1325 
linda.pesch@mnwest.edu

Granite Falls
Laurel Christianson, Advisor
320-564-5052
laurel.christianson@mnwest.edu

Jackson
Kathy Handke, Advisor
507-847-7970
kathy.handke@mnwest.edu

Luverne
Katie Heronimus, Center Director/Advisor 
507-449-2772
katie.heronimus@mnwest.edu

Pipestone
Lynn VanderPlaats, Advisor
507-825-6816
lynn.vanderplaats@mnwest.edu

Worthington
Kile Behrends, Advisor/Transfer Specialist
507-372-3411
kile.behrends@mnwest.edu

Beth Bents, Advisor/International Advisor/
Transfer Specialist
507-372-3418
beth.bents@mnwest.edu

 


Program Advisors

Some College programs are offered at various campus/center locations as well as online. The following advisors may be contacted for these programs. For Academic Programs not listed, please contact an advisor listed above.

Accounting
Granite Falls - Leslie Bauman
leslie.bauman@mnwest.edu
320-564-5030

Administrative Assistant
Worthington - Angela Hoffman
angela.hoffman@mnwest.edu 
507-372-3404

Granite Falls - Judy Tebben
judy.tebben@mnwest.edu
320-564-5034

Agriculture
Worthington - Jeff Rogers
jeff.rogers@mnwest.edu
507-372-3422

Worthington - Rolf Mahlberg
rolf.mahlberg@mnwest.edu 
507-372-3429

Automotive
Jackson - Doug Kleeberger
doug.kleeberger@mnwest.edu 
507-847-7948

Jackson - Mark Temple
mark.temple@mnwest.edu
507-847-7948

Worthington - Terry DeNeui
terry.deneui@mnwest.edu
507-343-3010

Child Development
Granite Falls - Laine Rieger
laine.rieger@mnwest.edu
320-564-5054

Computer Engineering Technology
Jackson - Terri Pelzel
terri.pelzel@mnwest.edu
507-847-7931

Computer Maintenance and Repair
Granite Falls - Pam Jensen
pam.jensen@mnwest.edu
320-564-5033

Jackson - Terri Pelzel
terri.pelzel@mnwest.edu
507-847-7931

Computer Support
Granite Falls - Pam Jensen
pam.jensen@mnwest.edu
320-564-5033

Computerized Small Business Management
Granite Falls - Deb Munsterman
deb.munsterman@mnwest.edu
320-564-1638

Cosmetology
Pipestone - Jackie Lage
jackie.lage@mnwest.edu
507-825-6823

Pipestone - Stacy Quist
stacy.quist@mnwest.edu
507-825-6834

Jackson - Danylle Espenson
danylle.espenson@mnwest.edu
507-847-7944

Dental Assisting
Canby - Teresa Noyes
teresa.noyes@mnwest.edu
507-223-1346

Canby - Sarah Abrahamson
sara.abrahamson@mnwest.edu
507-223-1347

Diesel Technology
Canby - Lyle Kruse
lyle.kruse@mnwest.edu
507-223-1345

Canby - Peter Girard
peter.girard@mnwest.edu

507-223-1343

Education Paraprofessional
Granite Falls - Laine Rieger
laine.rieger@mnwest.edu
507-564-5054

Electric Utility
Jackson - Don Craig
don.craig@mnwest.edu
507-847-7962

Electrician
Canby - Judy Drown
judy.drown@mnwest.edu
507-223-1344

Canby - Gary Olson
gary.olsen@mnwest.edu

507-223-1324

Jackson - Rob Arp
rob.arp@mnwest.edu
507-847-7963

Jackson - Jerry Deuschle
jerry.deuschle@mnwest.edu
507-847-7947

Emergency Medical Services, EMS
Jackson - Serena Totzke-Johnson
serena.totzke-johnson@mnwest.edu
507-847-7959

Farm Business Management
Marshall - Paul Lanoue
paul.lanoue@mnwest.edu
507-929-2626

Fluid Power
Granite Falls - Thomas Midthun
tom.midthun@mnwest.edu 
320-564-5005

Granite Falls - Joel Timm
joel.timm@mnwest.edu 
320-564-5063

Human Services
Worthington - Beth Van Orman
beth.vanorman@mnwest.edu
507-372-3440

Information Security Administration
Granite Falls - Pam Jensen
pam.jensen@mnwest.edu
320-564-5033

Lamb and Wool Management
Pipestone - Philip Berg
philip.berg@mnwest.edu
320-564-6799

Pipestone - Mike Caskey
mike.caskey@mnwest.edu
320-564-6808

Law Enforcement
Worthington - Mark Holden
mark.holden@mnwest.edu
507-372-3469

Worthington - Ronald Schwint
ronald.schwint@mnwest.edu 
507-372-3405

Massage Therapy
Luverne - Martha Nowatski
martha.nowatski@mnwest.edu
507-449-2749

Medical Assistant
Luverne - Lisa Smith
lisa.smith@mnwest.edu
507-449-2769

Medical Lab Technician
Luverne - Rita Miller
rita.miller@mnwest.edu
507-449-2763

Medical Secretary
Pipestone - Genevieve Velde
genevieve.velde@mnwest.edu
507-825-6798

Networking Specialist
Jackson - Terri Pelzel
terri.pelzel@mnwest.edu
507-847-7931

Phlebotomy
Luverne - Rita Miller
rita.miller@mnwest.edu
507-449-2763

Power Sports
Jackson - Jason Bohl
jason.bohl@mnwest.edu
507-847-7951

Powerline
Jackson - Brian Binnebose
brian.binnebose@mnwest.edu
507-847-7955

Jackson - Doug Schuett
doug.schuett@mnwest.edu 
507-847-7961

Radiologic Technology
Luverne - Falon Paluch
falon.paluch@mnwest.edu 
507-449-2775

Luverne - Sally Sieve         
sally.sieve@mnwest.edu  
507-449-2762

Receptionist
Jackson - Diane Wells
diane.wells@mnwest.edu
507-847-7920

Granite Falls - Judy Tebben
judy.tebben@mnwest.edu
320-564-5034

Renewable Energy
Granite Falls - Rose Patzer
rose.patzer@mnwest.edu
320-564-5044

Small Business Management
Granite Falls - Deb Munsterman
deb.munsterman@mnwest.edu 
320-564-1638

Surgical Technology
Luverne - Teresa Jansen
teresa.jansen@mnwest.edu
507-449-2774

Wind Energy
Gary Olson
gary.olsen@mnwest.edu

507-223-1324