Meet the Admissions and Recruitment Staff

Karen Backes

Title: Director of Recruitment and Outreach

Degrees: Bachelor’s degree from the College of Saint Benedict, degree in communication and minor in psych.  35 years of Admission higher education experience

Phone Number: 320-308-5087

Email: karen.backes@sctcc.edu

Hobbies: Spending time with family--my daughter and son as well as extended family, vacationing at national parks, relaxing at the family cabin, attending sporting events, and playing with my kitty.  My favorite movies are the Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing and Grease.  I enjoy listening to country music and 80’s music and watching Law and Order-SVU.  I love seafood and anything that has chocolate in it!. 


Michelle Fischer

Title: PSEO Advisor

Degrees: Bachelor of science in elementary education, St. Cloud State University

Phone Number: (320) 308-6022

Email Address: mfischer@sctcc.edu

Hobbies: Love spending time with my family! Two roles that I fill and absolutely love are being a college baseball coach's wife and a mom to 2 boys. We spend LOTS of time at the baseball field between March and August and there is nowhere I would rather be. When time allows I also enjoy crafting, hanging out with friends, and shopping! My favorite season is summer so I can float in the pool or sit on the patio with a good book.


Andrew McNeil

Title: Recruitment and Outreach Specialist

Degrees: Bachelor's degree in English from University of Minnesota Duluth and a master's degree in literature from St. Cloud State University with a professional background in media relations.

Phone Number: (320)308-5927

Email: andrew.mcneil@sctcc.edu

 


Kyle Schoenwald

Title: Recruitment and Outreach Specialist

Degrees: Bachelor of Applied Science; Psychology, University of Minnesota Duluth. Master of Business Administration; focus on Leadership & Change, The College of Saint Scholastica.

Phone: 320-308-5406

Email: kyle.schoenwald@sctcc.edu

Hobbies: Love the outdoors! I am an avid golfer and fisher. Bonfires and good tunes are the best combination “my opinion of course”. I love to meet new people, and listen to their goals and aspirations! I also love a good conversation over a nice cup of coffee!


Bretta Edwards

Title: Registrar & Interim Director of Admissions Process and Testing

Phone: 320-308-1595

Email: bedwards@sctcc.edu


Jayme Stang

Title: Enrollment Analyst

Degrees: BS in Communications Studies and Mass Communications/Advertising, St. Cloud State University. Associate of Science in Nursing, Northwest Technical College

Phone: 320-308-1541

Email: jstang@sctcc.edu

Hobbies: Spending time with my children, continuing my educational goals, and enjoying the wonderful MN summers.


Sue Heim

Title: Customer Service Specialist

Phone number: 320-308-5089

Email: Sue.Heim@sctcc.edu


Nathan Jacobson

Title: Assessment Coordinator

Degrees: BS in Communications Studies and Mass Communications/Advertising, St. Cloud State University. Associate of Science in Nursing, Northwest Technical College

Phone: 320-308-6007

Email: njacobson@sctcc.edu

Hobbies: Spending time with family; learning about other languages and cultures; watching Youtube and Netflix


Eric Bergman

Title: Admissions Processor

Degrees: Master of Arts in Teaching from Concordia University St. Paul. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from St. Cloud State University. Associates of Arts from Central Lakes College.

Phone: 320-308-5056

Email: eric.bergman@sctcc.edu

Hobbies: I enjoy spending my free time with my family and going on walks with our dog, traveling, eating and cooking cuisines from around the world, and doing DIY projects around the house.

 

Contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions!