Meet the Bobcat Family

At Montana State University, we have countless opportunities for students to broaden their experiences and get involved on campus. Our office offers several unique opportunities to develop as individuals. Learn more about them and meet our students below!

 

 

Admissions Student Ambassadors

Our Admissions Student Ambassadors meet with prospective students and their families as part of their campus visit experience. They cover a broad range of topics, including student life, academic options, the application process, scholarships, and more. Our Student Ambassadors are trained by our Admissions Counselors, and many are active in leadership positions across campus.

Have questions about our Admissions Student Ambassadors? Email us!

Kaitlyn Reiman

Kaitlyn Reiman

Admissions Counselor
Student Ambassador Program Coordinator

   Strand Union 201
   [email protected]

 

Meet Our Admissions Student Ambassadors

 

 

 

allieAllie Dixon | Stanley, Idaho

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Cell Biology & Neuroscience | Minor: Business Administations & Finance

Involvement:

AdvoCat tour guide, Student Health Advisory Committee, Honors student, Volunteer at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, Pre-Medical student, Undergraduate researcher

Favorite class at MSU:

My favorite class at MSU was “Genes & Cancer.” Not only did I learn about what causes cancer, but I also read current research articles, possible treatment plans, and how cancer manifests at a cellular level. A contributing factor to why this course was so impactful was during the same semester I was also a volunteer at a cancer center.

Why I decided to attend MSU:

I chose to attend MSU because they offered great scholarships to out of state students and offered many opportunities for premedical students including research, shadowing, clubs, and advising.

Words of wisdom:

I would recommend prospective students to try out a few majors before deciding. I know as an incoming freshman there is a lot of pressure to choose a major, but as MSU grows, there a lot of unique and great major options that you should experience for yourself.

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Connor Kellermyer | Boulder, Coloradoconnorkellermyer

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Business Marketing

Involvement:

AdvoCat tour guide, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Interfraternity Council, International Business Club

Favorite activites to do in Bozeman:

Gold Rush football game in the Fall, ski at Bridger Bowl in the Winter and go to Music on Main in the Summer!

Why I decided to attend MSU:

The campus had great proximity to the mountains and had a great University Studies program. Coming in I didn’t know what I wanted to major in and I knew the University Studies advisors could help me out!

Words of wisdom:

Get involved on campus! The more people you meet the sooner you will find your home here.

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Hannah Parrot | Florence, Montanahannahparrot

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Human Development & Family Science

Involvement:

AdvoCat tour guide, MSU Dance Marathon, Cats-for-a-Cause, Student Admissions Specialist

Favorite activites to do in Bozeman:

My favorite thing to do in Bozeman is walking around downtown in the summer or going ice skating at a park in the winter.

Why I decided to attend MSU:

I chose to attend MSU because I am from Montana, so it was fairly close to home, and I have always enjoyed Bozeman!

Words of wisdom:

If I were to offer words of wisdom to prospective students, I would encourage them to not be afraid to step out of their comfort zone a little bit, especially freshman year. Try new experiences, join a club, and really put yourself out there to try and meet new people! There is so much to do and see in Bozeman, take advantage of it.

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Lauryn Yuzeitis | Big Timber, Montanalaurynyuzeitis

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Industrial and Management Systems Engineering

Involvement:

AdvoCat tour guide, Orientation leader, Expanding Your Horizons

Favorite class at MSU:

My favorite class that I have ever taken was Introduction to Acting. This class was so much fun, and it pushed me out of my comfort zone. The lessons I learned while taking this class have helped me so much in day to day activities. Also, my communication skills improved so much.

Why I decided to attend MSU:

My mom made me come here. I know that sounds bad, but I really wanted to go to school out of state, but my parents didn’t want me to move far away to get an engineering degree, when one of the best engineering schools was in our backyard. I am super thankful that my mom made my college decision for me, because I could not imagine myself in any other university, city, or state.

Words of wisdom:

Don’t worry if you have no clue what you want to do with your life. You’re only 17/18 years old and you don’t have to, nor should you have your life figured out. Plus, MSU is awesome at helping you figure out your life, so that’s just one less thing to stress about.

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Lindsay Lee | Livingston, Montanalindsaylee

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Microbiology | Minor: Hispanic Studies

Involvement:

AdvoCat tour guide, Orientation leader, Dance Marathon Executive Team, Undergraduate researcher

Favorite campus activity or tradition:

Homecoming week and parade! I love getting to be in the parade on the floats as they go down mainstreet.

Why I decided to attend MSU:

I fell in love when my older brother toured campus in 2016.

Words of wisdom:

Try something new or push yourself to experience things outside of your comfort zone!

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Rebecca Erickson | Fort Collins,Coloradorebeccaerickson

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Food and Nutrition - Dietetics

Involvement:

Cru, MSU athletics intern, Orientation leader

Favorite class at MSU:

My favorite things about Dietetics is getting to combine chemistry and human anatomy to better understand the human body! As well as, how hands-on all my classes are.

Why I decided to attend MSU:

I fell in love with the town of Bozeman, all the outdoor recreation possibilities, the MSU campus, the culture of MSU and the academic opportunities MSU offered.

Words of wisdom:

Don’t be afraid to get outside your comfort zone! Say hi to someone you don’t know and try an activity you haven’t tried. Who knows, you might find a new friend and a new passion!

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Jon Krivec | Billings, Montanajonkrivec

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Economics | Minor: Finance

Involvement:

AdvoCat tour guide, Club Sports & Intramurals 

Favorite campus activity or tradition:

Cat/Griz football games!

Why I decided to attend MSU:

I wanted to stay in Montana and wanted to pursue outdoor activities while at college.

Words of wisdom:

Get involved on campus, it opens up so many doors to amazing opportunities. There are a ton of ways to be involved and there is something for everyone to find.

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Ryann Neubauer | Chandler, Arizonaryannnaubauer

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Community Health | Minor: Human Development/Pre-Medicine

Involvement:

Alpha Omicron Pi, Health Professions Club, Telecat Caller

First impression of MSU:

I thought the campus was stunning! It had a great mix of beautiful historic buildings and also brand-new fancy buildings.

Why I decided to attend MSU:

I chose MSU for the campus, medium class sizes, and small town feel that Bozeman gives!

Words of wisdom:

If I could go back in time to when I was an incoming freshman and give myself some advice I would say this, you are going to have your highest highs and lowest lows in college. Don’t let your low days define your college experience.

 

 

AdvoCat Tour Guides

The campus tour program at Montana State University serves thousands of visitors each year. Under the supervision of the program coordinators, Mike Ouert and Elicia Palmer, and two student coordinators, MSU AdvoCats promote and personalize the University to prospective students, their families, and other guests to campus. Through guided walking tours of campus, MSU AdvoCats educate visitors about academics, campus life as well as the history, traditions, and achievements of the University. The position of an MSU AdvoCat is a volunteer student leadership position. Guided tours last approximately one hour and are offered Monday – Friday at 9am and 2pm year-round (except for University observed holidays)

 

 

Have questions about AdvoCats? Email us!

Anders Groseth

Anders Groseth

Associate Director of Recruitment
AdvoCat Program Coordinator

   Strand Union 201
   [email protected]
Elicia Palmer

Elicia Palmer

Campus Visit Coordinator
AdvoCat Program Coordinator

    Strand Union 201
   [email protected]

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Orientation Leaders

We are very proud that the success of our Orientation program is due in large part to the quality, ability, and dedication of Student Orientation Leaders. Trained in such areas as communication skills, leadership and presentation of factual information, Orientation Leaders work closely with new freshmen, transfers, and parents. They are knowledgeable about campus activities, campus life and various services offered by the University, and develop close working relationships with MSU administrators and faculty while assisting with academic advising and the registration process.

Have questions about being an Orientation Leader? Email us!

Shannon Bangen

Shannon Bangen

Assistant Director for New Student Programs

   Strand Union 103
   [email protected]
Holly Hillis

Holly Hillis

Program Coordinator

   Strand Union 103
   [email protected]

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Telecats

The TeleCats in the Office of Admissions call students who have applied to MSU to answer their questions and notify students when staff members will be visiting their area. Plus, student workers enjoy the following benefits:

  • Flexible scheduling during evening hours
  • Seniority-based pay increases
  • Fun work environment
Molly Scherner

Molly Scherner

Admissions Counselor
Telecats Program Coordinator

   Strand Union 201
   [email protected]

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Diversity Ambassadors

Diversity Ambassadors are student volunteers within Montana State University’s Office of Admissions that provide guidance and insight for prospective students who are considering making MSU their next home. Diversity Ambassadors serve as a vital resource for underrepresented students throughout every stage of the admissions process.

Thinking of visiting campus? You meet with a Diversity Ambassador when you schedule your visit.

If you’d like to connect with one of MSU’s Diversity Ambassador, please email us with the name of the Ambassador you'd like to contact.

 

PJ Diamond

PJ Diamond

Diversity and Inclusion Student Commons Program Manager
Diversity Ambassador Program Coordinator

   Strand Union 368
   [email protected]

 

 

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