Office of Admissions

Meet Your Enrollment Counselor

Mount Marty College has a professional staff of Enrollment Counselors to assist you through the admissions and college planning process. Our Enrollment Counselors work with you on an individual basis so you receive the personal attention you deserve. We have experience with high school students, transfer students, international students, and adult learners.

MMC Enrollment Counselors provide admissions, academic, financial, and career counseling to assist you through the college planning process.

Traditional Freshman

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Otherwise, see the appropriate links below the map to find your Enrollment Counselor.

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Traditional Transfers

Adult Freshmen & Transfers

International Students

Part-Time Students

Branch Campuses - Watertown Location

Graduate Students - MSN & MED - MSNA

Director of Admissions

Jill Paulson

Hello! My name is Jill Paulson and I am the Director of Admissions at Mount Marty College. I am a native of Tabor, SD and received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with a concentration in English from the University of South Dakota in 1998.

I have been working at MMC since July of 2000 and have had various roles within the Admissions Office before taking on the role of Director as of June 2012. I love working with students and their families as they pursue their educational and career dreams and find their home away from home at MMC!

I live in Yankton with my husband, Justin, and my daughter, Kaitlin. In my spare time, I enjoy walking, reading and volunteering in her school and the various programs my daughter is involved in.

I look forward to assisting you with any of your questions about MMC and you can contact me at 1-855-686-2789 or at


Associate Director of Admissions/Enrollment Counselor
Serving Traditional Freshman from Eastern South Dakota

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Jeanne Haar

Hello! My name is Jeanne Haar.

I am a 2001 Mount Marty College graduate and began my position in the Admissions Office soon after graduation. I enjoy assisting students as they plan for college and with the application and enrollment process at MMC. I hope to see you here at Mount Marty College for a campus visit and at a post high school planning day in your area in the near future! 

My home is here in Yankton with my husband, Doug, and our daughter, Ava. Yankton is a beautiful town with fantastic outdoor recreation! My family and I love to spend time outdoors biking, going to Lewis & Clark Lake or to one of the many parks in town (Ava loves the duck pond park across from MMC Campus!). I also try my best to get to the gym or go for a jog outdoors.

I encourage you to contact me to set up a campus visit to MMC and see in person all that we have to offer. Thank you for your interest and I look forward to meeting and working with you!

You can contact me at 1-855-686-2789 or by e-mail at


Assistant Director of Admissions/Enrollment Counselor
Serving Traditional Freshman From Western SD, AL, AR, CT, CT, DE, FL,
NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV and WI

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TJ Smith

Hello, my name is TJ Smith and I am the enrollment counselor for traditional freshmen from West River South Dakota and the Eastern United States. I was born and raised in Lake Crystal (just south of Mankato), Minnesota and am a Mount Marty College alum, graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry. I also competed in cross country and track and field while attending the Mount.

I began my position in August of 2010. It is great to be back "home". My wife Kari, daughter Tenley, and I reside in Mission Hill, South Dakota (6 miles outside of Yankton) and love attending Mount Marty College events. We also enjoy hiking, camping, golfing, and pretty much anything outdoors. Yankton is a beautiful town with a lot to offer. I hope we can provide all you are looking for in a college experience. I look forward to speaking or meeting with you in order to find out how I can help you begin your collegiate career. Please feel free to contact me at (605)668-1239 or email me at


Enrollment Counselor
Serving Traditional From AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NE, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY

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Ashley Sveum

Hello, my name is Ashley Sveum. I was raised in Eau Claire, WI and traveled out west to pursue my track career. I graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies.

My fiance and I moved to Yankton a year ago while I finished up my degree at USD. I started working for Mount Marty shortly after graduation and I have been nothing but ecstatic with the decision I made working for Mount Marty College. I am starting to enjoy what Yankton has to offer and I am excited to see how this year will turn out! I look forward to talking with you and helping you with your college career.

If you would like to reach me via Skype, search for MMCAshley. We can set up at time to do a Skype conference or if you want to drop in and ask a quick question, send me a message!

Please do not hesitate to call me toll free at 1-855-686-2789 or email me at

Enrollment Counselor
Serving Transfers, Adult Learners and International Students

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Meghan Walker

Hi, my name is Meg Wesely.

I was primarily raised in Tucson, AZ. My father and aunt are both proud alumni of Mount Marty College and they influenced my personal decision to attend MMC as a non-traditional student. I can now say that I, too, am a proud graduate of Mount Marty College and earned my bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2011.

After working as a Youth Counselor for about 2 years, I gladly found myself back at Mount Marty College - this time as an Enrollment Counselor in the Admissions Office. I believe that my educational experiences at both large universities and community colleges before buckling down at MMC and my prior work experience gives me a keen awareness of what prospective students are experiencing as they move through the enrollment process and look forward to assisting them in every step along the way.

I live in Yankton and when I'm not working, I enjoy watching tons of movies, walking my dog, and cooking. I also enjoy all the camping and outdoor recreational activities that the Yankton area has to offer.

Please feel free to contact me at or call at 1-855-686-2789, ext. 1294 if I can assist you in any way.


Enrollment Counselor
Serving Part-time Students

Albert Fernandez

Hello, my name is Albert Fernandez. I was raised in Benson, AZ and earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in HPER Secondary Education from Mount Marty College in 1997.

I have been working for MMC since July of 2005 and enjoy working with new students as they work through the enrollment process. I am also the Head Softball Coach here at the college and truly enjoy working with our student athletes.

I live in Yankton with my children AJ and Mya. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my children, playing golf, and taking my children fishing. I look forward to helping you achieve your future goals here at Mount Marty and you can contact me at 1-855-686-2789 or at

Go Lancers!


Watertown Enrollment Counselor

Stephanie Fischer

Hello!! My name is Stephanie Fischer and I am the Enrollment Counselor at Mount Marty College-Watertown. I am from Sisseton, SD and received by Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from South Dakota State University in 2012.

I started working at MMC-Watertown in March 2014. I enjoy working with students and helping them discover higher education. I am excited to share the opportunities that MMC-Watertown has for its students and the Watertown community.

I moved to Watertown with my fiancé, Elliot, and we are eager to get involved in our new community. In my spare time I enjoy photography, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

Please feel free to contact me at or call (605) 886-6777.