Merkley named USD admissions rep

Merkley named USD admissions rep Nichole Gerlach Merkley has joined the staff of the Office of Admissions at The University of South Dakota and will serve as the institution's Sioux Falls admissions representative.

Merkley, who will be based in Sioux Falls, will be responsible for recruitment of traditional age students from the five high schools in Sioux Falls, as well as those in Brandon, Hartford, Harrisburg and Lennox.

She will develop and maintain relationships with prospective students, parents, school counselors, alumni and the community. In addition, she will also work with the USD Alumni and Foundation Center on various events in the Sioux Falls area.

An admissions representative since August 1997 at Mount Marty College in Yankton, Merkley was also an employment services consultant with Cottonwood Incorporated in Lawrence, KS. She is a 1995 graduate of Augustana College where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in special education with psychology.

Merkley is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors and Dakota Association of College Admissions Counselors.

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