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!

Anders Groseth

Anders Groseth

Associate Director of Recruitment
Student Ambassador Program Coordinator

   Strand Union 201
   [email protected]
Lindsay Lee

Lindsay Lee

Admissions Graduate Assistant

   Strand Union 103
   [email protected]

 

Meet Our Admissions Student Ambassadors

 

Lane Lerum| Galata, Montana

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Agricultural Business | Minor: Economics

Year in School: Senior

Involvement:Lane

Alpha Gamma Rho, Stockgrowers, AdvoCat tour guide, Office of Admissions Student Ambassador, Hilleman Scholars, and Crop Science Club

Favorite class at MSU:

My favorite class was Ag Finance. This was one of the most real world-based classes I have attended and learned so much about how to operate financially in the world of Ag.

 

Why I decided to attend MSU:

I chose MSU because I am a third generation Bobcat and because of the awesome Ag business program. I am glad that I chose MSU.

Words of wisdom:

Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and allow personal growth. Change is a good thing and you never know what you are capable of until you try.

 

 

 

Jon Krivec | Billings, Montanajonkrivec

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Economics | Minor: Finance

Year in School: Senior

Involvement:

AdvoCat tour guide, Club Sports & Intramurals , Office of Admissions Student Ambassador

Favorite campus activity or tradition:

Gold Rush

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.

 

 

Addy Bolton | Sheridan, Wyomingaddybolton

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Kinesiology - Exercise Science

Year in School: Sophomore

Involvement:

Orientation Leader, Pennington Education Research laboratory, Student Note Taker & Test Scribe for the Office of Disability Services, Prime Student Campus Rep. Office of Admissions Student Ambassador

Favorite campus activity or tradition:

Catapalooza or Lighting of Montana Hall

First impression of MSU:

It is a beautiful campus surrounded by mountains and gorgeous scenery. The academics are rigorous, and researchs is very prevalent. Very impressive place!

Words of wisdom:

Step outside of your comfort zone and make connections early-on! It goes a long way! Also, don't be afraid to ask for help!

 

 

Rachel Pickel | Anchorage, Alaskarachel pickel

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Animal Science - Pre-Veterinary

Year in School: Senior

Involvement:

Orientation Leader, AdvoCat, Pre-Veterinary Club, Cats for Canines, Office of Admissions Student Ambassador

Favorite campus activity or tradition:

Cat/Griz Football Game

Why I decided to attend MSU:

We have a pre-veterinary program with advisors dedeicated to helping students get into veterinary school!

Words of wisdom:

Remember that you will not be great at everything, but if you put in time and work you can make it through. 

 

 

Grady Hamilton | Seattle, Washingtongrady hamilton

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Mechanical Engineering | Minor: Political Science

Year in School: Sophomore

Involvement:

Orientation Leader, Intermural Soccer self proclaimed "superstar", Office of Admissions Student Ambassador

Favorite campus activity or tradition:

Smash Bros tournaments my RA organized. It helped me meet some of my best friends and also beat my entire floor in the game!

Why I decided to attend MSU:

Former NACOE dean, Jeff Hayes, sold me on the engineering program and even though I am no longer MET, I still feel like MSU offering that major is a great thing and a good way to get more people involved in engineering.

Words of wisdom:

Pack wool socks and go to the departmental help centers.

 

Cody Johannes | Worden, MT

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Animal Science

Year in School: Sophomore

Involvement:

Advocat, Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, College of Agriculture Ambassador, ASMSU Finance Board, Collegiate Stockgrowers, Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers, Collegiate FFA

Favorite campus activity or tradition:

Bobcat Football

Why I decided to attend MSU:

With both parents being alumni of MSU and campus being a hub for several high school events, I knew this was home. In addition to the College of Agriculture, my friends attending MSU from my high school and the ones I have made throughout my time here has made MSU the only place for me. 

Words of wisdom:

Ensure every experience you take is approached from the perspective that you need to relearn it, college isn't high school and if you approach people, academics, and opportunities in such a way your education and money will pass you by leaving you upset and unhappy. 

 

Sarah Hagengruber | Helena, MT

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Microbiology 

Year in School: Sophomore

Involvement:

Student Assistant Cadaver Lab, Cats for Canines, On campus research at Sleep Lab, Backcountry Squatters, Honors College

Favorite campus activity or tradition:

Lighting of Montana Hall

First impression of MSU:

I immediately felt included, and with all of the fun events that take place on campus, it was clear that the university wanted me here. There's always something going on, and being in such a gorgeous location like Bozeman can be difficult to balance school and enjoying the outdoors, but I've made it work!

Words of wisdom:

Try new things! You never know who you will meet from it. It's easy to step out of your comfort zone when every single person is in the same boat as you.

 

Reid Johnson| South Berwick, ME

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Political Science

Year in School: Sophomore

Involvement:

Office of Admissions, Voices Luminis, Intramural Volleyball, Club Softball

Favorite campus activity or tradition:

Lighting of Montana Hall

Favorite thing about my major:

Learning and becoming more educated about different parts of the world, understanding how states interact and what drives political action.

Words of wisdom:

Throughout the admissions process, make sure you stay on top of your checklist and be proactive in getting everything done. Don't be afraid to reach out and ask questions if there is something you are confused about! Once you're a Bobcat, make sure to get involved!

 

Karleigh Baxter | Sterling, CO

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Nursing

Year in School: Freshman

Involvement:

Office of Admissions, Crosslife

Favorite campus activity or tradition:

Go to all of the shops in downtown Bozeman and try different places to eat around town. I also enjoy taking easy hikes on the mountain trails.

Favorite class or thing about my major:

How helpful the Collge of Nursing advisors are! They make sure we stay on track and help me feel comfortable with the process.

Words of wisdom:

Don't be so nervous when first starting at MSU because even though college seems scary, the MSU community is very welcoming and makes the transition quite easy.

 

Katie Delker | Soldotna, AK

Admissions Student Ambassador

Major: Microbiology - Pre-Vet

Year in School: Sophomore

Involvement:

ASMSU Senator, Club Nortic Skiing, Country Dance Club, Advocats

Favorite campus activity or tradition:

Homecoming Week

Your first impression of MSU:

I fell in love with campus when I visited MSU my senior year of high school, and after that visit, I never doubted my decision to pursue an education here in Bozeman.

Words of wisdom:

Go to your professor's office hours, especially during the first few weeks of school. It's a great opportunity to introduce yourself, and the introduction makes the process of asking questions throughout the semester less daunting!

 

AdvoCat Tour Guides

The campus tour program at Montana State University serves thousands of visitors each year. Under the supervision of the program coordinators, Anders Groseth, our Campus Visit Coordinators, 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 and 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 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., year-round (except for University observed holidays).

Have questions about AdvoCats? Email us!

Anders Groseth

Anders Groseth

Associate Director of Recruitment

   Strand Union 201
   [email protected]
Gabe Jones

Gabrielle Jones

Campus Visit Coordinator

   Strand Union 201
    [email protected] 
Katie Doyle

Katie Doyle

Campus Visit 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

Associate Director of New Student Programs

   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
Anders Groseth

Anders Groseth

Associate Director of Recruitment

   Strand Union 201
   [email protected]

 

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