Admissions Team

Dunwoody’s admissions staff members are always here to help and to answer your questions about admission to the College. Feel free to contact us at any time to get started in the admissions process!

Admissions
Ph: 612.374.5800
admissions@dunwoody.edu

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Heath Baumgard
Assistant Director of Admissions for Region 2
Ph: 612.381.3365
hbaumgard@dunwoody.edu

More about Heath
Favorite things about Dunwoody: My favorite part about Dunwoody is that we care about our students and that they get great jobs after graduation. I also like the rich history of the College and what it stands for.

Favorite part about working with students: I like watching students walk across the stage at graduation knowing that they gave it their all and were successful throughout their time at Dunwoody.

Hobbies outside of work:

  • Spending time with my daughter
  • Working on house projects
  • Watching the Minnesota Vikings

Elaine Geogleris
Senior Admissions Counselor
Ph: 612.381.3323
egeogleris@dunwoody.edu

More about Elaine
Favorite things about Dunwoody: I love when students with natural talents are matched with hands-on training that gives them real-world job skills–leading them to successful careers.

Favorite part about working with students: I enjoy helping students attain academic goals for future career success.

Hobbies outside of work:

  • Volunteering
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Going on Minnesota road trips

Sabrina Gilcharist

Sabrina Gilchrist
Admissions Counselor
Ph: 612.381.3310
sgilchrist@dunwoody.edu

More about Sabrina
Favorite things about Dunwoody: I enjoy the high level of education focused in technical areas of study. And I respect the passion our faculty members have for their fields and industries.

Favorite part about working with students: My favorite part is having the privilege to hear part of each student’s story and helping them set and achieve goals for their future.

Hobbies outside of work:

  • Fiction writing
  • Hiking
  • Mixed-media arts

Pam Hagen

Pam Hagen
Admissions Receptionist
Ph: 612.374.5800
phagen@dunwoody.edu

More about Pam
Favorite things about Dunwoody: I have loved my job here from the very beginning! When callers are asking for specific things, I really love making sure that I find the correct answer to help them out.

Favorite part about working with students: My favorite part about working with students is helping them find where they need to go.

Hobbies outside of work:

  • Spending time with both my grandchildren
  • Knitting
  • Baking
  • Gardening
  • Crafting

Jessica HamreJessica Hamre
Admissions Counselor
Ph: 612.381.3079
jhamre@dunwoody.edu

More about Jessica
Favorite things about Dunwoody: I love that Dunwoody has such a large variety of programs to offer potential students.

Favorite part about working with students: My favorite part about working with students is seeing them graduate. I know that it’s very tough at times when going to school, but to overcome all of that and graduate knowing that they put in hard work to be there is truly what makes it special.

Hobbies outside of work:

  • Gardening
  • Home remodeling

Macy Lee
Senior Admissions Counselor
Ph: 612.381.3317
mlee@dunwoody.edu

More about Macy
Favorite things about Dunwoody: Two of my favorite things about Dunwoody are the legacy the institution continues to maintain and that we offer in-demand programs that directly support the industries that Minnesota was built on.

Favorite part about working with students: My favorite part about working with students is having the opportunity to be part of a student’s aspiration. I love to see students complete their education and walk across the stage at graduation.

Hobbies outside of work:

  • Traveling
  • Trying new restaurants
  • Dancing
  • Enjoying the company of family and friends

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Amber McCollow
Senior Admissions Counselor
Ph: 612.381.8209
amccollow@dunwoody.edu

More about Amber
Favorite things about Dunwoody: When I think of Dunwoody, I think of success. Dunwoody is a pillar in the community, and I am extremely proud to be part of that. It’s an honor to work with the students, staff, and faculty here.

Favorite part about working with students: It is such a pleasure to see students begin their educational journey. To see a student succeed is why I love my job.

Hobbies outside of work:

  • Traveling
  • Trying new restaurants
  • Dancing
  • Enjoying the company of family and friends

Kelly O'brien

Kelly O’Brien
Director of Admissions
Ph: 612.381.3302
kobrien@dunwoody.edu

More about Kelly
Favorite things about Dunwoody: I admire Dunwoody’s student focused culture, hands-on learning, and the fact that over 99% of our graduates secure employment in their career field (students really get the return on their investment here).

Favorite part about working with students: Admissions is the best job on campus; we get to meet with students when their dreams are just an idea, and assist them in making that dream a reality. I love interacting with the students and I am very fortunate to be able to do that for a living!

Hobbies outside of work:

  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Four-wheeling
  • Listening to vinyl records

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Mary Rasmussen
Senior Admission Project Coordinator
Ph: 612.381.3336
mrasmussen@dunwoody.edu

More about Mary
Favorite things about Dunwoody: I love Dunwoody’s rich history. As an employee, I have had the privilege of experiencing the College’s continued growth and forward movement. Students are the best part about working here.

Favorite part about working with students: My favorite event is graduation – which is also my favorite part about working with students. It’s enriching to watch students grow and gain confidence during their tenure as a student. Dunwoody graduates remind me what we are all working for – their successes and bright futures.


Becky Somers

Becky Somers
Senior Admissions Data Analyst
Ph: 612.381.3081
rsomers@dunwoody.edu

More about Becky
Favorite things about Dunwoody: I love that Dunwoody’s rich history has helped shape the Twin Cities into what it is today.

Favorite part about working with students: My favorite part about working with students is watching them grow and listening to what excites them about the education they are receiving. It’s fun to watch it all click together and to hear about the positive impact that their education is having on their lives.

Hobbies outside of work:

  • Writing
  • Coding
  • Hiking
  • Making jewelry

Meera Weist

Meera Wiest
Senior Admissions Counselor
Ph: 612.381.3312
mwiest@dunwoody.edu

More about Meera
Favorite things about Dunwoody: Throughout my time here I have found that Dunwoody College fosters a strong community committed to giving students the best education and skills to set them apart in the workplace. I truly believe in our mission “Dunwoody changes lives by building opportunities for graduates to have successful careers, to develop into leaders and entrepreneurs, and to engage in the better performance of life’s duties.”

Favorite part about working with students: The students are why I chose to work in admissions. Seeing their success and how a Dunwoody education helped them to achieve their career goals is why I enjoy what I do.

Hobbies outside of work:

  • Painting
  • Teaching art classes
  • Cooking