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Our admission counselors are dedicated to your success. They look forward to getting to know you, so in the meantime — get to know a little bit about them.

Meet Isabelle Watson

Isabelle Watson is from Columbus, Nebraska, and graduated from Doane University in May 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science and a minor in psychology. During her time at Doane, Isabelle participated in cross country, track & field, Doane Athletic Training, Omega Psi Theta sorority and various other groups on campus. Isabelle encourages all students to put in what they want to get out of a college education and experience. The effort will go a million miles!  Territories: Northeast Nebraska, Colorado
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Meet Daniel Maganda Sandoval

Daniel Maganda Sandoval is a native of Schuyler, Nebraska, who graduated from Doane University in 2018 with a major in sociology and a minor in general business studies. During his time at Doane, Daniel was involved with the soccer program and other various affinity groups throughout campus. Daniel encourages all students to visit Doane and learn about the endless opportunities the institution has to offer! Territories:  Southeast Nebraska, Western States (Kansas, Washington, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii

Meet Kaleb Arterburn

Kaleb Arterburn is from Brady, Nebraska. He graduated from Doane in 2017 with a degree in sociology. He is currently working on his Masters of Arts in management from Doane. When Kaleb was an undergraduate student he was involved in the forensics program, was a TA for a first-year liberal arts seminar (LAR) LAR class and was in numerous groups on campus. Territories:  Transfer and International
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Meet Jessica Pulte

Jessica Pulte is a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, and graduated Doane in 2000 where she majored in theatre. Jessica was involved in Doane Choir, Doane Players, was a disc jockey for KDNE (the school’s radio station) and was a member of Alpha Psi Omega honorary theatre fraternity and Chi Delta sorority. Jessica and her husband Bill met at Doane and their daughter is a current Doane student pursuing a degree in music education and a minor in theatre. In Jessica's spare time, she's involved in her local community theatre as a director, actor and board member. As a former recruiter for two other institutions she is excited to recruit and share her love for Doane with future Tigers.  Territories: Omaha area, California, Texas, Illinois

Meet Mandy Blackledge

Mandy graduated from Doane University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education with a middle school endorsement. In 2004, she earned her Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction on Doane's Lincoln campus. She left teaching to pursue a career in financial services with Lincoln Benefit Life/Allstate and Nelnet. In 2019, Mandy return to Doane as an employee where she put her accounting knowledge to use in the Advancement Office as the Gift Accounting Specialist.   As an alum, getting the opportunity to work at Doane University was a dream come true for Mandy. In her admissions role, she can combine her financial aid knowledge from her Nelnet days and her love of Doane with prospective students and parents. She can also speak to life at Doane as both a student and a parent – her daughter April graduated from Doane – in 2018. Her favorite part of working in Admissions is getting to travel across Nebraska to talk about Doane to high schoolers and their parents at various college fairs. When Mandy is not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ross, and their three daughters: April, Danielle and Mary. She enjoys attending her daughter Mary's many high school activities and spends a lot of her summers at the ballpark watching Mary play softball. She and her husband are also avid campers. Mandy loves dogs and owns a miniature schnauzer named Annie.    Territories: Lincoln area, Nebraska - West of HWY 183, Eastern States
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