Admission Counselors

Lorinda Diehl

Lorinda serves students from the Twin Cities Metro and Colorado.

Call: 605.274.5217 | Text: 605.777.7649

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Lorinda Diehl


Director of Admission & Financial Aid Operations

Melissa Dykstra '91

Melissa serves students from Harrisburg High School, Sioux Falls Christian, Sioux Falls Lutheran, O’Gorman High School and all transfer students.

Outside of South Dakota: Iowa, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi.

Call: 605.274.5510 | Text: 605.231.9190

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Melissa Dykstra


Assistant Director of Admission

Haley Elness '16

Haley serves students from Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri and the northeastern U.S

Call: 605.274.5501 | Text: 605.231.9226

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Associate Director for Enrollment Management

Adam Ericsson

Adam serves students from Sioux Falls Washington High School, southeastern, and western South Dakota, and graduate students.

Call: 605.274.5507 | Text: 605.413.1383

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Adam Ericsson


Assistant Director of Admission

Wade Gemar '08

Wade serves international students and U.S. citizens living abroad.

Call: 605.274.5250 | WhatsApp: +1 605.274.5250

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Assistant Director of International Enrollment

Anna Sudbeck '21

Anna serves students from Sioux Falls Lincoln High School, central and northeastern South Dakota.

Outside of South Dakota: Montana, Wyoming, Arizona, New Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii.

Call: 605.274.5048 | Text: 605.777.7415

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Meet Anna Sudbeck


Admission Counselor

Scott Tanis

Scott serves students from Greater Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Call: 605.274.5504 | Text: 605.777.0152

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Scott Tanis


Admission Counselor

Lara Thiem '20

Lara serves students from Sioux Falls Roosevelt, Sioux Falls Jefferson and Brandon Valley.

Outside of South Dakota: Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Call: 605.274.5843 | Text: 605.777.0306

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Assistant Director of Admission