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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 graduated from our nursing program with a BS degree in the spring of 2015 and is now employed as an RN with a local cardiologist. Her son is currently attending MSSU and is seeking a degree in Kinesiology. She joined the MSSU staff as an Administrative Assistant in the FYE office in September, 2012. 


Courtney Cook

Courtney Cook

Courtney Cook is from Seneca, Missouri. She has one younger brother and two adorable dogs! Courtney is attending Missouri Southern where she will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology.  She loves animals and spending time outdoors! Courtney is employed as a student worker in the First-Year Experience Office.

Contact Information

Hearnes Hall 315