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Academic Regulations
International and Off-Campus Studies
Special Programs
Admissions and Financial Aid
Life Outside the Classroom

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Changes that have occurred in St. Olaf academic policy and curriculum since the publication in 2002 of the St. Olaf Catalog for 2002–04 are indicated in red and red strikethrough type.

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Please note: This is NOT the most current catalog.


This list is accurate as of September 2002. It will be updated again in September 2004.

Jeffrey Allen
Admissions Counselor, 2000-
B.A., St. Olaf

Patricia Anfinson
Director of Conferences and Events, 1994-
B.A., Minnesota

Shannon Arbuckle
Research Associate, Chemistry, 2001-
B.S., Iowa State

Nancy Ashmore
Senior Communications Specialist, 1989-
B.A., Carleton

Mari Aylin
Director of Advancement, 1995-
B.A., Iowa State; M.S., Colorado State

Sung Baek
Academic Advisor, Student Support Services/Professional Exploration Program/Lead Science Summer Instructor, 2001-

Katherine Baker
Senior Assistant Registrar for Enrollment, 1982-
B.S., Minnesota

Daniel Beach
Webmaster, 1994-
B.A., St. Olaf

Fred Behr
Director of Public Safety, 1987-
B.S., Iowa State

Dennis Bengtson
Equipment Manager and Coordinator, 1998-
B.A., Augsburg

W. Bruce Benson
College Pastor, 1981-
B.A., Augsburg; M.Div., Luther Seminary; S.T.M., Yale Divinity School

Dan Bergeson
Bookstore Director, 1999-
B.A., St. Olaf

Carl Bergh
Psychologist, Counseling Center, 1991-
B.A., M.A., Antioch College

Eida Berrio
Dean of Community Life and Diversity/Affirmative Action Officer, 2000-
B.A., Montclair State; M.A., Ed.D., Seton Hall

Donald Bezanson
Library Assistant, Government Documents, 1990-

Christopher Blissett
Acting Associate Director of Communications, 1997-
B.A., Northland

Peder Bolstad
Analytical Skills Coordinator, Instructor in Mathematics, 1980-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.Sc., Simon Fraser

Robert Breid
Systems Administrator, 1999-
B.S., North Dakota State

Leigh Brown
Director of Advancement Services, 2001-
B.B.A., Iowa

David Burton
Biology Stockroom Manager, 1999-
B.S., Oregon State; M.S., Texas A and M

Elizabeth Busa
Circulation Associate, Student Work Coordinator, 1975-

Jean Callister-Benson
Director of Stewardship, 1986-
B.A., Mankato State

Janet Collrin Cameron
Multimedia Consultant, 1990-
B.F.A., Central Michigan; M.A., Minnesota

Heather Campbell
Director, Upward Bound/Instructor in Education, 1995-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.Ed., St. Thomas

John Campion
Student Computing and Network Consultant,
Technologies/Instructor in Physical Education, 1982-
B.A., St. Olaf

Susan Canon
Associate Director of Institutional Research and Planning, 1995-
B.A., Indiana; M.Ed., M.B.A., Minnesota

Stephanie Carlson
Assistant Controller/Technical Support, 1999-
B.S., Winona State

Susan Carlson
Program Coordinator for the Center for Integrative Studies, 1987-

Carrie Carroll
Associate Director of Alumni/Parent Relations, 1994-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., St. Cloud State

Patrick Ceas
Chemical Hygiene Officer, 2001-
B.S., Ph.D., Illinois

Kevin Cheatham
Program Coordinator, 1992-
B.A., St. Olaf

Stephen Davis
Producer Announcer, WCAL, 1993-
B.S., Syracuse

Allison Dern
Academic Advisor-GEAR UP!, 2000-

Benjamin Dieterich
Academic Advisor for Upward Bound, 2001-

Jeffrey Dixon
AS/400 System and Software Specialist, 2000-
B.A., Augustana (Sioux Falls)

Pamela Dresow
Administrative Assistant to the Dean, 1999-
B.S., Minnesota

Craig Dunton
Director of Telecommunications, 1989-

Ross Dwinnell
Development Marketing Consultant, WCAL, 1996-

Mary Ellison
Principal Gifts Officer, 2001-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.F.A., Colorado State

James Enestvedt
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, 1961-
B.A., St. Olaf

Carole Leigh Engblom
Editor, St. Olaf Magazine; Media Relations Specialist, 1998-

Jill Engle
Systems and Electronic Resources Associate, Library, 1998-
B.A., St. Olaf

Sarah Entenmann
Communications Specialist, WCAL, 1984-
B.A., Carleton

Richard Erickson
Associate Manager of Music Organizations, 1995-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.M.Ed., Colorado

Jill Ewald
Museum Director, Flaten Museum, 1998-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.F.A., Vermont College of Norwich University

Heather Ferguson
Senior Recording Engineer, WCAL, 1989-
B.A., St. Olaf

Le Ann K.H. Finger
Sports Information Director/Head Women's Golf Coach, 2000-
B.A., St. Olaf

James Fisher
Grounds Manager, 1994-

Christopher Fleming
Technical Director, Dance Department, 2002-

Debra Fleming
Grants Manager, 1993-

Lori Folland
Department Ensemble Specialist, 1991-
B.M., Oberlin; M.M., Michigan

Alexander Fraser
Microcomputing Consultant, 2000-

John Gaddo
General Manager, WCAL, 1995-
B.S., Wisconsin, Lacrosse

Amy Gage
Director of Communications and Media Relations, 2001-
B.A., Minnesota

Gloria Gamboa
Academic Advisor for Mentoring and Parent Program/Upward Bound Summer Residential Counselor, 2000-

Karl Gehrke
Producer Announcer, WCAL, 1997-

Mark Gelle
Assistant Treasurer, 1978-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.B.A., St. Thomas

Heidi Gilles
Academic Advisor for GEAR UP!/Summer Residential Counselor, 2001-

Kathy Glampe
Director, Student Support Services/Professional Exploration Program, 1998-
B.A., St. Olaf

Angela Goehring
International Studies Advisor, 1996-
B.A., St. Olaf

David Gonnerman
Assistant Director of the Bookstore, 1999-
B.A., St. Olaf

Katarzyna Gonnerman
Circulations, Interlibrary Loan Associate, 1996-

Sara Gonzalez
Associate Registrar, 1998-
B.S., Ohio; M.P.A., Troy State

Nancy Grebis
Director of Purchasing and Risk Management, 1981-
Berkeley Business School; B.A., Augsburg

William Green
Assistant Dean of Community Life and Diversity/Director of Multicultural Affairs and Community Outreach, 1986-
B.A., St. Olaf

Andrew Grover
Assistant Director of Annual Giving, 2002-
B.A., St. Thomas

Christian Hakala
Associate Director of Admissions, 1997-
B.A., Carleton; M.A., Truman State

Karen Hansen
Executive Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning, 1981-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Wisconsin (Madison)

Peggy Hanson
Consulting Psychologist, Counseling Center, 2000-

David Hauck
Men's Swim Coach, 1966-

Christie Hawkins
Technical Supervisor, Department of Art and Art History, 1994-
B.F.A., Wisconsin (River Falls); M.F.A., Minnesota

Scott Hazelton
Assistant Football Coach and Manitou Equipment Room Manager, 2002-

Shirley Herreid
Health Services Nurse Practitioner, 1980-
B.S.N., St. Olaf

Jeri Hoban
Program Assistant, WCAL, 1972-

Judith Ann Holt
Circulations Associate, 1979-
B.A., Alma College

Torild Homstad
Administrator, Oslo Summer School/Instructor in Norwegian, 1996-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Minnesota

NiNi Hopkins
Area Coordinator in Residence Life, 2002-

Michelle Howe
Chemistry Stockroom Manager, 1995-
B.S., St. Thomas

Jenny Howenstine
Assistant Director of Admissions, 1998-
B.A., St. Olaf

Timothy Isom
NT Systems Database and Software Administrator, 1989-
B.S., M.S., Wisconsin (Platteville)

Daniel Jackson
Academic Advisor, ETS and Upward Bound Dorm Supervisor/Summer Residential Counselor, 1999-
B.A., St. Olaf

Linne Jensen
Director, Academic Support Center, 2001-
B.A., Carleton; B.A., Minnesota

Aimee Jillson
Costume Shop Supervisor/Costume Designer, Theatre Department, 1996-
B.F.A., Drake; M.F.A., California Institute of Art

Cheryl Johnson
Assistant Director of Student Financial Services, 1985-
B.A., Minnesota

Dennis Johnson
Piano Technician, 1987-
B.A., Luther

Janis Johnson
Director, Educational Talent Search, 1991-
B.A., M.A., Minnesota

Jennifer Johnson
Associate Director in Student Financial Services, 1998-
B.A., Kalamazoo; M.S., Indiana

Margaret Johnson
Director, Language Lab, 1974-
B.S., Concordia

Muriel Johnson
Research Associate, Institutional Research and Planning, 1985-
B.A., Minnesota (Duluth)

Robert Johnson
Manager, Music Organizations, 1978-
B.A., Concordia (Moorhead)

S. Mark Johnson
Sales and Marketing Manager, St. Olaf Records, 1996-

Tracy Johnson
Area Coordinator in Residence Life, 2001-

Margaret Kelly
Music Library Associate, 1984-
B.M.Ed., Hartt School of Music; Hartford

John Kilbride
Principal Gifts Officer, 2000-

Sarah Kleeberger
Associate Director of Annual Giving, 2000-
B.A., Drake

Bradley Kmoch
Director of Office for Internships, 1995-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.S., Mankato State

Gregory Kneser
Dean of Students, 1989-
B.S., Wisconsin (Whitewater); M.A., Northeast Missouri State

Jennifer Knight
Area Coordinator in Residence Life, 2000-
B.A., Wartburg College

Jennifer Koenig
Associate Pastor of the Student Congregation, 1997-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.Div, Luther Seminary

Perry Kruse
Assistant Director of Facilities, Engineering Services, 1969-
B.A., St. Olaf

Linda Kuchinka
Controller, 1988-
B.S., Mankato State

Michael Kyle
Principal Gifts Officer and Director of Corporate Relations, 1998-
B.A., St. Olaf

Joy LaKosky
Assistant Director Student Support Services/ Professional Exploration Program, 2000-

JoEllen LaPrade
Cataloging Associate, R¿lvaag Library 1999-
B.A., Beloit College

Lars-Erik Leafblad
Interim Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, 2002-
B.A., St. Olaf

David Leake
Coord of Environmental Health and Safety, 1992-

Sara Leake
Interlibrary Loan/Circulation (Reserves) Associate, 1999-

Cecelia Lee
Academic Advisor, Student Support Services/Professional Exploration Program, 2002-

Roberta Lembke
Director of Information and Instructional Technologies, 1983-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Minnesota

Brad Lindberg
Assistant Director of Financial Aid, 2000-
B.A., St. Olaf

Jennifer Lindsay
Area Coordinator in Residence Life, 2000-
B.A., Albion College; M.S., Kansas

Roger Loftus
Director, Human Resources, 1990-
B.A., St. Mary's; M.A., North Dakota

Elizabeth Lolich
Academic Coordinator for Upward Bound, 1998-
B.A., St. Olaf

Cynthia Lund
Librarian/Bibliographer, Library, 1979-
B.A., Brown; M.A., Vermont; M.L.S., Simmons

Barbara Lundberg
Vice President and Dean of Enrollment, 1994-
B.A., Gustavus

Jacqueline Lundquist
Advancement Researcher, 1999-
B.A., St. Olaf

John Lygre
Senior Stewardship Officer, 1972-
B.A., Luther; M.Div., Luther Seminary; M.Ed., Rutgers; Ph.D., Princeton Seminary

Jill Lynch
Admissions Counselor, 1999-
B.A., St. Olaf

Carol Lysne
Executive Assistant to the President, 1977-
B.A., Concordia (Moorhead); M.A., Concordia (St. Paul)

Mary Mahaffey
Admissions Counselor, 2002-
B.A., St. Olaf

Pamela Mannebach
Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residence Life, 1991-
B.B.A., Wisconsin (Eau Claire)

Nina Mattson
Admissions Counselor, 2000-
B.A., St. Olaf

James May
Provost and Dean of the College, 1977-
B.S., Kent State; Ph.D., North Carolina

Jeffrey McLaughlin
Director of Admissions, 1992-
B.A., St. Olaf

Lynda Meador
Psychotherapist, 1992-
B.S., Wisconsin (Whitewater); M.A., St. Mary's

Michael Mihelich
Graphic Designer, 2000-
B.A., St. Olaf; B.F.A., Northern Illinois (DeKalb)

Audrey Moberg
Director of Data Services, 1990-

Jennie Moberg
Microcomputing Systems Administrator/Consultant, 1993-
B.A., St. Olaf

Dawn Moder
Music Library Associate, 2001-
B.S., Wisconsin (Stout)

Tracy Modory
Assistant Director of Center for Experiential Learning, 1999-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.S., Minnesota State (Mankato)

William Morelock
Host/Producer, WCAL, 1999-
B.A., Washington State

A. William Nelson
Assistant Director of Facilities, Building Services, 1989-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.R.P., North Carolina

Thomas Nelson
Chief Engineer, WCAL, 1986-

Ruth Neuger
Admissions Interviewer/Assistant Softball Coach, 1999-
B.A., St. Olaf

Jane Nordhorn
Assistant Director of Admissions, 1998-
B.A., St. Olaf

Alan Norton
Vice President and Treasurer of the College, 1996-
B.A., Rockhurst; M.A., Ph.D., Missouri (Columbia)

Kathleen O'Connor
Academic Advisor for Educational Talent Search, 1999-

Jennifer Olsen Krengel
Associate Director of Admissions, 1994-
B.A., St. Olaf

Deanna Olson
Science Library Associate, 1999-
B.A., Bemidji State University

Steve O'Neill
Director, Counseling Center, 1990-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A. St. Thomas

Thomas Osiecki
Associate Head Coach of Women's Hockey, 2000-

Arnold Ostebee
Assistant Provost and Dean of the College, Professor of Mathematics, 1980-
B.A., St. Olaf; Ph.D., SUNY (Stony Brook)

Rebecca Otten
Director of Annual Giving, 1997-
B.A., St. Thomas

Melissa Ousley
Host/Host Manager, WCAL, 1989-
B.M., Eastman School of Music

Julianne Overby
Acquisitions Associate, Library, 1991-
B.S., Winona State

Timothy Owen
Academic Advisor for Educational Talent Search, 1992-
B.A., St. Olaf

Jean Owens
Cataloging Assistant/Associate, Library, 1999-

Martin Pelikan
Director of National Programming and New Ventures, WCAL, 1974-
B.A., St. Olaf

Claudia Perez
Academic Advisor-GEAR UP!/Upward Bound Summer PSE Lead Instructor, 2000-

Marie Fritz Perry
Visual Resources Curator, 2001-
B.A., Smith; M.Lib. and Inf. Science, Dominican

Luyen Phan
Assistant Director of Admissions, 1999-
B.A., St. Olaf

LaRue Pierce
Assistant Dean of Students-Sophomores, 1999-
B.A., M.S.Ed., Wisconsin (Stout)

Kathleen Quade
Coordinator, Student Disability Services;Tutor Specialist, 1984-
B.A., Wisconsin (Madison)

Heidi Quiram
Program Director Center for Lifelong Learning, 1998-
B.A., Minnesota (Twin Cities)

Michael Rathke
WCAL Director of Broadcasting/Program Director, 2001-

Lynne Reeck
Producer, National Programming and New Ventures, WCAL, 1998-

Steven Reiser
Technical Director, Department of Theatre, 2001-
B.A., Hamline; M.F.A., Indiana

Carol Rhoades
User Services Consultant, 1985-
B.S., Minnesota

Stephen Rholl
Microcomputing Consultant, 1997-
B.S., Minnesota

Craig Rice
Associate Director for Information Systems, 1989-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.A., Minnesota

Barbara Rippley
Serials Record Associate/Preservation Officer, 1975-

Douglas Rowe
Systems Specialist for WCAL, 1999-

Katharine Ruby
Director, Student Financial Services, 1998-
B.A., Carleton; M.P.A., Shippensburg

Donald Sahling
Senior Principal Gifts Office/Assistant Vice President for Advancement, 1963-
B.A., Wartburg

Leslie Sandberg
Assistant Director of Student Activities, 1990-
B.S., Winona State

Peter Sandberg
Director of Facilities/Special Assistant to the President's Office/Assistant Wrestling Coach, 1988-
B.S., Winona State

Rachel Santurri
Assistant to the Director of Academic Research and Planning, 1994-
B.S., Southern Connecticut State

Renee Sauter
Interim Asst Coordinator for Chemical Health, 1998-
B.A., St. Olaf

Jeffrey Sauve
Assistant Archivist, 1999-
B.A., Minnesota (Morris); M.A., Hamline

Catherine Schmitt
Graphic Designer, 2001-
B.F.A., Washington (St. Louis)

Paul Schmitt
Senior Principal Gifts Officer/Director of Planned Giving, 1989-
B.A., Wartburg

Nanette Schroeder
Senior Assistant Registrar, Data Services, 1989-

Grace Schroeder Scott
Senior Principal Gifts Officer, Planned Giving, 1983-
B.A. St. Olaf; M.Ed., Iowa State

Timothy Schroer
Associate Dean of Community Life and Diversity/Director of Buntrock Commons, 1995-
B.A., Cincinnati; M.S.Ed., Indiana

Mary Selvig
Assistant Director of Human Resources, 2002-
Julia Seper
Director of GEAR UP!, 1996-

Abbey Showalter-Loch
Grant Proposal Writer, 2001-

Michael Sjulstad
Network Engineer, 1978-
B.S., Dunwoody; B.S.E.E., Grantham

Anthony Skalski
Systems Administrator, 2000-
B.S., Fordham

Patricia Harper Smith
Director of Office for Career Connections, 1983-
B.S., M.S., Bemidji State

Gordon Soenksen
Vice President for Advancement, 1998-
B.A., Wartburg; M.B.A., Chicago

Steven Staruch
Announcer/Programmer, WCAL, 1990-
B.A., B.M., Oberlin; M.M., Eastman

Helen Stellmaker
Coordinator of Program Advising and Student Activities, IOS, 1988-
B.A., St. Olaf

Kurt Stimeling
Associate Dean of Students -- Freshman, 2001-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.S., Illinois State

Michael Strand
Unix Systems Database and Software Manager, 1994-
B.S., Bemidji State

Rebecca Strand
Director of Development, WCAL, 2001-
B.A., St. Olaf

Lois Stratmoen
AS/400 Programmer/Systems Analyst, 1988-
B.S., South Dakota State

Lynsey Struthers
Web Manager, 1997-
B.A., St. Olaf

David Swaim
Dance Staff Musician, 1999-

Stacy Tepp
Academic Advisor, ETS/Upward Bound, 2000-
B.A., St. Olaf

Christopher M. Thomforde
President of the College, Professor of Religion, 2001-
A.B., Princeton; M.Div., Yale Divinity School, D.Min, Princeton Theological Seminary; D.D., Susquehanna

Janet Kringen Thompson
Director of Church Relations, 1997-
B.A., St. Olaf; M.S., Southern California

Marisela Tototzintle
Academic Advisor, Upward Bound, 2000-

Milyon Trulove
Assistant Director of Admissions, 1997-
B.A., St. Olaf

Kathryn Tuma
Associate Director of International and Off Campus Studies, 1975-

Peggy Walter
Assistant Director of Residence Life, 1994-
B.S., Mankato State; M.S., Central Missouri State

Barbara Walters
Budget Coordinator, International and Off-Campus Studies, 1988-

Deborah Ward
Membership Manager, WCAL, 1987-

Anne Waters
Admissions Counselor, 2001-
B.A., St. Olaf

Patrick Wilson
WCAL Underwriting Accounts Manager, 2002-

Wendy Woitalla
Technology Consultant/System Analyst, 1994-
B.S., Southwest Missouri State

Jennifer Woodward
Employment Coordinator, 1997-
B.S., Mankato State

Erica Zweifel
Research Associate, Biology, 1995-
B.S., Washington; B.S.T., Mankato State