About Activities & Engagement
The mission of the Office of Activities and Engagement is to provide the campus community with resources and opportunities to engage students both within and beyond the academic classroom to build future leaders and active citizens.
Mandy works to support the 240+ student organizations at MSU. She serves as the staff advisor for the Student Organization Funding Board, allocating approximately $160,000 to student organizations. She is also the fiscal manager of this pool of money. She also works to provide student organization leaders with tools and resources to help make them successful in their role in addition to supporting student organization advisers.
Mandy also coordinates OAE communications and manages the OAE website and social media presence. She began working at MSU in 2008 for the Office for Community Involvement and continued working for the newly formed Office of Activities & Engagement in 2012.
She is a native Montanan from the small town of Circle. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Dakota and her master’s in College Counseling and Student Development from St. Cloud State University. Mandy also works part-time at a local non-profit, the Help Center, as a crisis-counselor.
Mandy serves on the MSU Suicide Prevention Taskforce, ADA Advisory Committee and the American College Personnel Association’s Commission on Student Involvement. She is also a 2013 Leadership MSU Alum, Safe Zone Trainer and proud AmeriCorps alum.
Laurynn Olson graduated from MSU with honors in 2011 and holds a Bachelor's of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences and Child Services. While an undergraduate, Laurynn worked in the MSU Office for Community Involvement (now known as the Office of Activities and Engagement) from 2008-2011 as an AmeriCorps member co-coordinating the MSU America Reads*America Counts tutoring program in Bozeman area schools. After graduation she took a position working in the MSU Department of Health and Human Development. Laurynn has returned to the Office of Activities and Engagement as a Program Coordinator in 2014 and her responsibilities include managing our Catapalooza welcome event each fall, our Fall and Spring Involvement Fairs, the annual Can the Griz Food Drive, the Day of Student Recognition event, and Repairing the Harm through Community Service.
Laurynn is currently enrolled as a graduate student in the Marriage and Family Counseling Master's program.
Brianna was born and raised in Littleton, CO and moved to Bozeman in July 2013. She has been employed full-time in the Office of Activities and Engagement at MSU since August 2013. She spent the last year coordinating the Compact Service Corps AmeriCorps program. This year, she will continue managing the current Compact Service Corps members as well as manage America Reads*America Counts program and the BreaksAway alternative spring break trips. She also coordinates the annual Rockin’ the “M” event. She is currently pursuing a degree in social welfare and non-profit administration. In her free time, she can be found running around in the woods or taking a road trip!
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222 Strand Union Building (SUB)-Across from the Ask-Us Desk
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