Meet Our Team
NDSCS Foundation Executive Director
Through her leadership of the NDSCS Alumni Foundation, Kim Nelson is a dedicated and conscientious advocate for students. She supports the Foundation's mission to support and assist those activities that develop and strengthen NDSCS by building strong relationships with business and industry leaders.
Kim's fundraising and development work, in partnership with the NDSCS Alumni Foundation's Board of Directors, provides students with scholarship resources to reach their academic goals and career aspirations.
She has held various positions at NDSCS over the past two decades. In her current role, she has helped grow the investment and endowment funds. Kim values the many friendships she has with Alumni and friends across the country. Kim is a Wyndmere, ND native. She and her husband, Brian, now resides in Minnesota lake country near Fergus Falls.
Donor Development Representative
Barb joined the NDSCS Alumni Foundation in 2009. In her role as a Donor Development Representative, she communicates with alumni and friends, manages annual and endowment scholarships and works with database and financial tracking.
Barb is from Powers Lake, N.D. She is a 1987 NDSCS graduate with a Stenographic Secretarial and Computer Operation degree. Barb enjoys the diversity of the college and working in the Alumni/Foundation office. Barb resides in Wahpeton with her husband, Will, and two sons.
Alumni Relations Officer
Melissa joined the NDSCS Alumni/Foundation team in December of 2014. She is the Alumni Relations Officer and assists with the Annual & Club Fundraising Campaign, manages the Foundation website, oversees the Homecoming details and coordinates the marketing and promotional materials.
Melissa hails from LaMoure, N.D. and is a 1987 of NDSU. Melissa and her husband Dan live in Wahpeton. Two of their three children are NDSCS Alumni and experienced the great educational opportunities the college has to offer. Melissa enjoys working with all the NDSCS staff and supporting the Tradition of Success.
Denise is a valuable member of the Alumni/Foundation team and serves as the Event Specialist. She directs the NDSCS Alumni Foundation's DREAMS Auction fundraising event. Denise also assists with the coordination of the Alumni Meet & Greet Events, Homecoming and other related functions.
Denise grew up in Goodrich, N.D. and graduated from Bismarck High School. She is also an NDSCS Alumni with a Marketing and Management degree. Denise and her husband Perry live in Wahpeton and have three grown children. She enjoys the excitement the DREAMS Auction creates in the community and working with the many student volunteer groups.
Interim Donor Development Manager
Perry, a Wahpeton native, is a 1981 NDSCS Ag-Business graduate, former Foundation Board Member and 2015 Alumnus of the Year. His great grandmother attended NDSSS many years ago, along with his mother, sister and many cousins. He brings a strong knowledge of the College, the surrounding communities and the goals of the NDSCS Alumni Foundation.
We are extremely grateful to Perry for taking on the interim position as the Foundation searches for a full-time person. Perry would be happy to visit with you about planned giving, the Challenge Grant State Matching Program, the ND Career Builders Program and other ways you can make a difference at NDSCS.