North Dakota State University
Office of Teaching & Learning, Dept 2020
Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Dietetics - Campus Coordinator
Family & Consumer Sciences Education - Campus Coordinator
Family Financial Planning - Campus Coordinator
Gerontology - Campus Coordinator
Merchandising - Campus Coordinator
Youth Development - Campus Coordinator
Agricultural & Environmental Law - Campus Coordinator
Agricultural Systems Management Technology - Campus Coordinator
Animal Science - Campus Coordinator
Grassland Management - Campus Coordinator
Karen is the oldest of seven children and grew up in Valley City, ND, (60 miles west of Fargo) where she graduated from Valley City State University with a BA in General Business. She has lived in Fargo for 38 years, been employed at North Dakota State University since 1992, and began working as the Campus Coordinator in 2003.
Home repairs, yard work and flowers, andcrafts (including knitting, sewing, metal stamping, mosaic, refurbishing furniture, decorating and string-art) keep Karen busy outside of work. She also enjoys attending NDSU Bison basketball games and various concerts in the area, particularly older rock n roll. Her family has had many cats throughout the years, and Sophie, a black and white cat originally adopted by her son and daughter-in-law, now shares a home with Karen. Karen’s son, Kyle, and daughter-in-law, Erica, both NDSU graduates, now live in Portland, OR, so that has become a favorite travel destination—especially visiting Seaside on the Pacific Ocean.
Working with the Great Plains IDEA students has been a very rewarding experience for Karen, whether making new friends or connecting with previous friends that have been enrolled in the programs. She finds it is especially exciting to help the students learn the constantly changing procedures that have to be followed when enrolling in classes and achieving completion of their programs. She enjoys when she has been able to help them overcome obstacles. Karen wants all students to succeed in their program completion and encourages them to work with their advisors and instructors to reach their goal.
B.A. in General Business, Valley City State University