Changes of Scenery!

Steve Irvin retired from ICAN on June 1st after 38 years of public education and 6 years with ICAN. Congratulations, Steve! You have made a tremendous impact!

Ryan Puhrmann has been promoted to Director of Admissions Operations at Mount Mercy University. He has also taken on the role of Interim Director of Undergraduate Admissions.

Wartburg College welcomes Kayla Johnston, Wartburg Class of 2019, as an admissions counselor.

On August 31, Wartburg said farewell to Paula Hoodjer, Admissions Assistant for Application Management, and Pat Melver, Admissions Assistant for Prospect Management, who served at the college for 36 and 48 years respectively. We wish them all the best in their retirement!

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges welcome Kari Hanson as an admissions coordinator at Muscatine Community College, and Brittany Beard as a GEAR UP Iowa Academic Coordinator.

Amber McKenna has joined the Urbandale High School Counseling department after working in the district as an elementary and middle school counselor. Urbandale is excited to have her on the team!

The University of Iowa welcomes two new staff members this summer. Hannah Hodges is the Assistant Director for Diversity Recruitment, and Natalie Goodman is an admission counselor. 

Marissa (Simplot) Wetrich from the University of Iowa got married on August 22nd. Best wishes to Marissa and her new husband!

Coe College welcomes Britney Pavlovec to the staff as an Admission Counselor. Originally from Urbana, IA, Britney is a 2020 graduate of Coe College and will be working with students from Western Iowa and Nebraska.

Iowa State University has welcomed six new staff to the recruitment team since July.

  • Kimmy Moothart – Sponsored Student Coordinator with International Recruitment
  • Ayesha Sardana – South Asia Regional Recruiter with International Recruitment
  • Dakota Carpenter – Texas Regional Recruiter
  • Dan Clark – Western US Regional Recruiter
  • Amy Harker – Minnesota Regional Recruiter
  • Emily Ingemann – Great Lakes Regional Recruiter

Jennifer Johnson was promoted to Senior Associate Director for Recruitment at Iowa State University this summer. We look forward to seeing all that Jennifer accomplishes in this new role!

Mackenzie (Bourke) Worthy, Senior Admissions Counselor at Iowa State University, was married June 27. Congratulations Mackenzie!

Erin Nelson, Assistant Director for Freshman Recruitment at Iowa State University, welcomed a new baby on July 15. Congratulations, Erin, on your beautiful new baby!

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