Admissions Office reps join staff at university Four new faces brighten up the Admissions Office this semester at The University of South Dakota.
Hope Schneider, Patricia Evans, James McNaughton and Theresa Van Meeteren have begun recruiting efforts throughout the region.
Schneider graduated in May with a bachelor of science degree in mass communications with a double emphasis in public relations and English. Schneider, a native of Columbus, NE, began USD recruiting efforts in Nebraska and Minnesota this fall.
Evans will be returning to the Minority Student Financial Aid/Admissions Counselor position that she held in 1988-89. She will be responsible for recruiting students from South Dakota tribal and reservation schools. Another large part of her job will include helping currently enrolled minority students with financial aid assistance.
Evans received her bachelor of science degree in education from USD and is currently completing her master's of administration studies degree at USD. She began her tenure in higher education with the USD TRIO program serving as the assistant director for the Indians Into Medicine Program with the USD School of Medicine. Evans is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and has a close relationship with the Crow Creek Reservation.
McNaughton received his bachelor's of science degree in business administration from USD in 1999. In August he completed his master's degree in business administration, at USD. McNaughton, originally from Le Mars, IA, is responsible for recruiting students from the state of Iowa.
Van Meeteren was a 1999 graduate from USD with a bachelor of science degree in history education. She is originally from Esterville, IA, and currently resides in Yankton with her husband and daughter.
Van Meeteren recruits in northeastern South Dakota, including Pierre, Aberdeen and Huron.