Meet Your Admissions Representative

In the same spirit of hospitality and service that led to our founding, the University of Mary’s admissions representative are here to help you every step of the way, from inquiry and application all the way through graduation.

In the same spirit of hospitality and service that led to our founding, the University of Mary’s admissions representative are here to help you every step of the way, from inquiry and application all the way through graduation. If you want to contact your rep, you are always welcome to text or call 701-355-8030!

Jeff Dockter

  • (701) 355-8044
  • jpdock@umary.edu
  • Territory: Jeff works with first-time college students who are planning to participate in NCAA Division II athletics.
  • If you meet the above criteria, Jeff is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process.

Halie Vaughan

  • (701) 355-8394
  • hpvaughan@umary.edu
  • Territory: Halie works with first-time college students from Bismarck High, Century High, Legacy High, and North Dakota students whose zip codes begin with 584. She also and the surrounding area. She also works with students from the states of Nevada, Utah, and Vermont.
  • If you meet the above criteria and are not a US student-athlete, Halie is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process.

Corby McGlauflin

  • (701) 355-8009
  • cmcglauflin@umary.edu
  • Territory: Corby works with first-time college students who are not from a Bismarck/Mandan high school, but whose zip codes begin with 585. He also works with students from the states of Alaska, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, and Texas.
  • If you live in one of the above areas and are not an incoming student-athlete, Corby is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process.

Jamie Keis

  • (701) 355-8275
  • jmkeis@umary.edu
  • Territory: Jamie works with first-time college students from North Dakota in zip codes beginning with 581. She also works with students from the states of Minnesota (outside of the Twin Cities metro), Colorado, Virginia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Alabama, Idaho, and South Carolina.
  • If you meet the above criteria and are not an incoming student-athlete, Jamie is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process.

Alexis Bakke

  • (701) 355-8028
  • ajbakke@umary.edu
  • Territory: Alexis works with first-time college students from North Dakota in zip codes beginning with 580 and 582 or who are graduating from Mandan High School. She also works with students from the states of Wisconsin, Arizona, Washington, Indiana, Wyoming, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi, Missouri, and Oregon.
  • If you meet the above criteria and are not an incoming student-athlete, Alexis is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process.

Jackson Wandler

  • (701) 355-8294
  • jtwandler@umary.edu
  • Territory: Jackson works with first-time college students from North Dakota in zip codes beginning with 586 and 588. He also works with students from the states of South Dakota, Louisiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Florida, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.
  • If you meet the above criteria and are not an incoming student-athlete, Jackson is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process.

Christopher Vance

  • (701) 355-8030
  • cjvance@umary.edu
  • Territory: Christopher is based out of our regional office in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro. He works with first-time college students from the Twin Cities, specifically those whose zip codes begin with 554, 551, 550, or 553. He also works with all international students who are not intending to participate in NCAA Division II athletics.
  • If you meet the above criteria and are not an incoming student-athlete, Christopher is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process.

Anne Dziak

  • (701) 355-8052
  • acdziak@umary.edu
  • Territory: Anne works with first-time college students from North Dakota who attend St. Mary’s Central High School in Bismarck or who reside in zip codes beginning with 587. She also works with students from the states of California, Illinois, and West Virginia.
  • If you meet the above criteria and are not an incoming student-athlete, Anne is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process.

A transfer student is any student who has previously attended college and is planning to take classes on our main campus in Bismarck, ND, online, or any one of our distant locations. If you are a transfer student, see below to find your personal admissions representative.

Joan Weltz

  • (701) 355-8235
  • jweltz@umary.edu
  • Territory: Joan works with all incoming transfer students planning to attend the University’s main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota, as well as students looking to take a few courses without pursuing a degree from Mary.
  • If you are a transfer student, Joan is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, housing, and more!

Corby McGlauflin

  • (701) 355-8009
  • cmcglauflin@umary.edu
  • Territory: Corby, who also serves as the Head Baseball Coach at Bismarck State College, works with all incoming transfer students from BSC. If you are considering continuing your academic career by transferring from Bismarck State to Mary, then please contact Corby!
  • Reach out to Corby with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, housing, and more!

Joan Mangino

  • (701) 739-1300
  • jrmangino@umary.edu
  • Territory: Joan works with students who wish to take courses on-site in Grand Forks, ND.
  • If you are interested in taking coursework on-site in Grand Forks, Joan is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

JC Cervenka

  • (701) 353-3180
  • jrcervenka@umary.edu
  • Territory: JC works with adult students who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees in an online and/or accelerated program.
  • If you are looking at an adult degree completion program offered online, JC is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to him with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

Debra Balzer-Plagemann

  • (701) 353-3191
  • daplagemann@umary.edu
  • Territory: Deb works with adult students who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees in an online, distance, or accelerated program location at the Fargo, ND.
  • If you are interested in taking coursework on-site in Fargo, Deb is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

Michael Raber

  • (701) 355-8383
  • meraber@umary.edu
  • Territory: Mike works with adult students who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees in a distance, or accelerated program, specifically those in Bismarck, ND and western ND.
  • If you are interested in taking coursework on-site in Bismarck, Mike is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

Online, Accelerated, or Distance Student: if you are an adult seeking a fully online, accelerated, or distance program to complete your bachelor’s degree, see below for your admissions representative.

Joan Mangino

  • (701) 739-1300
  • jrmangino@umary.edu
  • Territory: Joan works with students from the Grand Forks, ND area who wish to take classes on-site or online.
  • If you are interested in taking coursework on-site in Grand Forks, Joan is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

JC Cervenka

  • (701) 353-3180
  • jrcervenka@umary.edu
  • Territory: JC works with adult students who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees in an online and/or accelerated program. JC works with our business, criminal justice, and psychology programs.
  • If you are looking at an adult degree completion program offered online, JC is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to him with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

Debra Balzer-Plagemann

  • (701) 353-3191
  • daplagemann@umary.edu
  • Territory: Deb works with adult students who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees in an online, distance, or accelerated program location at the Fargo, ND. Deb also works with students interested in criminal justice or psychology.
  • If you are from the Fargo area and are looking to take classes, either online or on-site, Deb is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. She is also the admissions representative for our criminal justice and psychology online programs. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

Michael Raber

  • (701) 355-8383
  • meraber@umary.edu
  • Territory: Mike works with adult students who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees in a distance, or accelerated program, specifically those in Bismarck, ND and the western part of North Dakota. Michael can assist you with enrolling our business, criminal justice, or psychology programs.
  • If you are interested in taking coursework on-site in Bismarck or online, Mike is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to him with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

Karmen P. Sorenson

  • (701) 355-8391
  • kpsorenson@umary.edu
  • Territory: Karmen works with graduate students intending to pursue a Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Business Administration, Master of Project Management, or Master of Public Administration.
  • If you are considering any of our graduate business programs, Karmen is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about admission requirements, the academic program, costs, financial aid, and more!

Aimee Limke-Hodny, MS

  • (701) 355-8273
  • allimkehodny@umary.edu
  • Territory: Aimee works with grad students intending to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing, MSN/MBA Dual Degree in Health Care, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Science in Respiratory Therapy, Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Master of Science in Kinesiology, or RN – BSN.
  • If you are considering any of the above programs in the School of Health Sciences, Aimee is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about admission requirements, the academic program, costs, financial aid, and more!

Jennifer Barry

  • (701) 355-8128
  • jlbarry@umary.edu
  • Territory: Jennifer works with grad students intending to pursue a Master of Education, Doctor of Education, or Master of Science in Counseling.
  • If you are considering any of the above programs in the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Jennifer is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about admission requirements, the academic program, costs, financial aid, and more!

Karmen P. Sorenson

  • (701) 355-8391
  • kpsorenson@umary.edu
  • Territory: Karmen works with grad students intending to pursue a Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Business Administration, Master of Project Management, or Master of Public Administration.
  • If you are considering any of our graduate business programs, Karmen is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about admission requirements, the academic program, costs, financial aid, and more!

Aimee Limke-Hodny, MS

  • (701) 355-8273
  • allimkehodny@umary.edu
  • Territory: Aimee works with grad students intending to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing, MSN/MBA Dual Degree in Health Care, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Science in Respiratory Therapy, Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Master of Science in Kinesiology, RN – BSN, or Master of Science in Sports and Physical Education Administration.
  • If you are considering any of the above programs in the School of Health Sciences, Aimee is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about admission requirements, the academic program, costs, financial aid, and more!

Jennifer Barry

  • (701) 355-8128
  • jlbarry@umary.edu
  • Territory: Jennifer works with grad students intending to pursue a Master of Education, Doctor of Education, or Master of Science in Counseling.
  • If you are considering any of the above programs in the Liffrig Family School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Jennifer is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about admission requirements, the academic program, costs, financial aid, and more!

Joan Mangino

  • (701) 739-1300
  • jrmangino@umary.edu
  • Territory: Joan works with students who wish to take courses on-site in Grand Forks, ND or at the Grand Forks AFB.  She is also the admissions representative for the MS in Bioethics.
  • If you are from the Grand Forks area and want to take classes or you want to pursue your MS in Bioethics, Joan is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, and more!

Joan Weltz

  • (701) 355-8235
  • jweltz@umary.edu
  • Territory: If you are a student interested in Physical Therapy (PT) or Occupational Therapy (OT), Joan is your admissions representative.
  • If you are a transfer student from anywhere other than Bismarck State College, Joan is your personal admissions representative and will help you through the admissions process. Please reach out to her with any questions you may have about life at Mary, transferring credits, cost, financial aid, admissions processes, housing, and more!

Mary Byington

  • (785)239-6792
  • mrbyington@umary.edu
  • Territory: Mary works with students intending to pursue a master’s degree via our location on the Fort Riley Army Post in Fort Riley, Kansas.
  • If you are considering any of our on-site or online degree options available from Fort Riley, please reach out to Mary with any questions you may have about admission requirements, the academic program, our military scholarships, costs, financial aid, and more!