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Enrollment Services Staff

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Charlene Stenson
Director, Enrollment Services
Phone 701-845-7105

I’m Charlene Stenson, director of Enrollment Services.

Working with students seems to be the area that continually directs me down life’s path. I began with teaching elementary education for 13 years and coaching girls basketball and boys and girls track and field. So recruiting students just seemed a natural fit 18 years ago when I started in the Enrollment Services Office as an admission counselor.

As a VCSU graduate myself, I’m proud to be promoting this university as it continually implements strong academic programs and produces outstanding graduates who succeed in such a competitive world. 

I encourage you to see for yourself why Valley City State University is a great place to receive your education. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have or set you up with a campus visit.

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Kaleen Peterson
Assistant Director, Enrollment Services
Phone 701-845-7115

Hi, I’m Kaleen Peterson, and I started as an admission counselor in 2011. I became Assistant Director in 2016.

I earned my undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Dakota. Since I am originally from Valley City, moving back to the town where I want to raise my family was important to me.

I enjoy showcasing the personal atmosphere at VCSU as well as what the city of Valley City has to offer you. My favorite thing about my job is helping students and parents navigate the admissions process so they are comfortable and knowledgeable once they get to campus. I would love to visit with you about VCSU!

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Sarah Larsen
Admission Counselor
Phone 701-845-7113

Hello, I’m Sarah Larsen! I am a '13 graduate of Valley City State University with a B.S. in music and a minor in piano pedagogy. I have been working as an admissions counselor here for three years now and couldn't enjoy it more. It's very special to me to be working at my alma mater.

My goal is to make the transition to college as stress-free as possible! Please call me with any questions or concerns. 

(Read a longer profile of Sarah here.)

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Bridget Blunck
Office Manager/Transfer Specialist
Phone 701-845-7112

Hello, I’m Bridget Blunck. I am a 2005 graduate of VCSU and majored in biology, chemistry and health sciences. 

I started working in the VCSU Toxicology Lab shortly after my graduation, but made the change to working as the office manager/transfer specialist for Enrollment Services in 2009. I have enjoyed getting the chance to work with the incoming students, and I will do my best to make your transition to VCSU as smooth as possible.

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KaSaundra Peterson
Administrative Assistant

Hello, I am KaSaundra Peterson. I am 2016 December graduate from VCSU with a major in business administration.

As a student at VCSU I worked multiple jobs on campus while I was a student. I started in Enrollment Services in 2016 after graduation. I enjoy getting to meet and greet students visiting campus and helping students through the application process to VCSU.