Our campus foundations are proud to support the colleges and the communities they represent. Over the years, our community involvement and reputation have grown. We share a vision of success for our students, the college and area supporters.
Please join us in our mission to expand the wealth of knowledge of our students by attending-foundation supported functions and giving programs. To learn more about each specific foundation needs, please contact Denise Laymon, chief development and alumni officer, at 218-846-3720 or the office of M State President Peggy Kennedy at 218-736-1502.
Title: Chief Development and Alumni Officer
Office phone: 218-846-3720
Denise A. Laymon was named Minnesota State Community and Technical College's first executive director of foundations and alumni development in January 2013.
Before joining M State, Laymon served as development associate for the Lake Region Healthcare Foundation in Fergus Falls from 2011 to 2013 and as executive director of the Thief River Falls Education Foundation from 1999 to 2011.
Her previous experience also included five years as director of the Association of Fundraising Professionals ND, where she worked with nonprofits in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. She has several years of newspaper advertising experience working for the Thief River Falls Times and the Devils Lake (ND) Daily Journal.
Laymon earned both her master's degree in strategic leadership and her bachelor's degree in business management from the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., and she completed her degree in sales and marketing at what is now Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. She is scheduled to complete her MBA in 2014 from the University of Mary. She has also earned numerous certifications in nonprofit management and leadership.
Title: Executive director
Office phone: 218.736.1615
In September 2009, Carolyn Glesne was named executive director of the Fergus Area College Foundation, which supports the work of Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Fergus Falls through student scholarships and funding for special programs.
Glesne has served as director of institutional research at M State since 1990 and previously was director of enrollment management and public relations there. She earned her Associate of Arts degree at what was then Fergus Falls Community College. She is a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead and worked as an elementary teacher, missionary teacher, curriculum editor at Augsburg Publishing Company and in the Concordia Admissions Department before joining the staff at M State - Fergus Falls.
Title: Director of Advancement
Office phone: 218.299.6826
Mark Altenburg was named director of advancement for the Moorhead Community and Technical College Foundation in September 2013 after a career that has included positions in the private and non-profit sectors and in education.
Altenburg, a Fargo native, most recently was an adjunct instructor in English, humanities, philosophy and religion at several Fargo-Moorhead area colleges including Minnesota State University Moorhead and M State. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and humanities from North Dakota State University before attending graduate school at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and Luther Seminary. He finished his graduate degree at Hamline University with a master's in liberal studies.
Title: Director of Advancement
Office phone: 218-631-7931
Lisa Reddick joined M State - Wadena Campus in 2013. Reddick is a native of Wadena and has a passion for growing the community, as well as M State. She has an extensive background in leadership roles both in Wadena and in larger metropolitan areas prior to moving back home to raise her family.
Reddick has a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Bemidji State University.
Last modified: January 9th, 2014 at 03:34pm