New faces on alumni staff

There are some new faces in the Miner Alumni Association office. Here’s your chance to get to know them.

Administrative assistant Gillian Masters is the woman behind the cheerful voice that answers the main phone line. Masters came to campus last fall from Woodland Park, Colo., where she was office manager for a home health care company.

Darlene Ramsay, MetE’84, is no stranger to most of you. The former Miner Alumni Association president is now the executive director of alumni relations and advancement services. She oversees the operations of the Miner Alumni Association and the university advancement research, annual giving, and record-keeping services.

Katie Jackson joined the alumni office on Jan. 7 as assistant director. A member of the S&T staff since 2009, Jackson was a student program administrator in student affairs. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and religion
from Concordia College and a master of education degree from the University ofSouthern Mississippi. She is working toward a doctorate of education in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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