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Changes in financial aid personnel

Barry McNamara
Monmouth College director of financial aid Jayne Schreck has announced three personnel changes in her office that took effect on June 1.

Financial aid counselors Lori Oetting, a 1990 Monmouth graduate, and Paula Nuckles will now be full-time employees in the office. Their extra hours will compensate for the loss of Dana Jensen, who is now working out of the admission office as a front office coordinator.

Schreck called the personnel moves “a win-win” for the college.

“It’s a win for the admission office, because it puts someone with them who has a thorough knowledge of financial aid,” Schreck said of Jensen. “It’s a win for the families of prospective students, because they can start the important discussions they need to have even earlier in their decision process. And it’s a win for our office, because we’re moving two of our staff members to full time.”

Schreck added, “What we’re finding is that more and more families need help with the financial aid process earlier and earlier. These moves will allow the college to better address those needs.”

Nuckles, who has degrees from Carl Sandburg College and Augustana College, joined Monmouth’s staff in 1998. She works with special financial aid cases, involving such issues as unemployment, reduced wages and medical leaves, and her move to full-time will allow her to be able to devote even more time to those cases.

A graduate of Robert Morris College, Jensen has worked at MC since 2000, and Oetting joined the staff a year later.

In the admission office, Sherrie Brooks will take over the records secretary duties performed by Judy Sullivan, who has retired after more than 30 years of service to the college.