Marianne Hamilton currently works in MSU-Northern’s Admissions Office, but her 20-year adventure as a Northern employee did not start in that office or in Havre for that matter. Marianne’s life began in Havre, but her father’s job took her family to Michigan where she attended high school and college. Marianne returned to Havre in 1974 to raise her family where she has been ever since. Marianne loves living in the Havre community with her husband, Brett, and two dogs, Mattieanne and Mickey Doodle.
We have a wonderful campus with small class sizes that offer plenty of one-on-one learning time.
Marianne was drawn to Northern by the inclination to have fun while she worked. She loved the idea of helping students. Marianne’s legacy with Northern began with her dedication to the Facility Service Department for fifteen years. The work she did with this department allowed her to gain knowledge of the campus- inside and out. She learned about each building and all the people associated with each one.
Her new position gives her more access to students. Her favorite part about her current job is simple and harkens back to the reason she started working for Northern; she loves helping students. She finds great joy in assisting with applications, scheduling campus tours, and coming alongside students and faculty in day-to-day circumstances. She enjoys making people feel at ease when they walk into her office. When asked about advice she would give prospective students, Marianne said,
“If you’re interested in an area of study we offer, just come and apply. We have a wonderful campus with small class sizes that offer plenty of one-on-one learning time. We will help you all along the way. Come visit me in the Admissions Office. Even if you are done with applying, I can help you find people and places on campus.”
It’s so obvious that Marianne’s heart is with this college. She believes in Northern and has proved that through her undying dedication to this establishment. Thank you for your years of service, Marianne. You make Northern proud.