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First-Year Experience Staff

First Year Experience Departmenet

Teresa Thompson

Teresa Thompson She earned her Associate's degree from Crowder College, her Bachelor's degree in communications from Missouri Southern State University and her Master's degree in communications from Pittsburg State University. She has spent the majority of her professional career working in Kansas and Oklahoma. Teresa Thompson has worked more than 20 years in education, providing students with academic and career counseling. She came to MSSU in June 2013 from Northeast Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) where she worked as the Academic Coordinator of the Upward Bound Program

Tani Montee

Tani Montee Tani Montee is a lifelong resident of Riverton, Kansas where she lives with her two children. Her daughter works in the Financial Aid Department at MSSU and plans to graduate from our nursing program with a BS degree in the spring of 2015. Her son will graduate from Riverton High School in 2014 and will attend MSSU that fall. Tani is also planning to complete a Psychology degree as a non-traditional student from MSSU. She joined the MSSU staff as an Administrative Assistant in the FYE office in September, 2012. 


Diana Aguinaga

Diana AguinagaDiana Aguinaga is a biology major with an emphasis in pre-med and a minor in French. She hopes to graduate in 2017 or earlier. She is very involved in campus so you will eventually see her once, or twice. She also happens to be a course assistant for UE 100 classes. She is the youngest of four, and has two sisters who look extremely similar to her appearance. Not to mention she has an amazingly cute yorkie that goes by the name of Samwise Gamgee.

Contact Information

Hearnes Hall 315