• Transfer Students

  • New Student Mentors

    New Student Mentors (NSM) are current Hamline students prepared to welcome you and help you throughout your first year at Hamline.  

    These enthusiastic students are able to help answer your questions, show you around campus, learn the ins and outs of Hamline, and help ease your transition to a new college campus. 

    They will serve as your guide throughout Piper Passages and your first semester at Hamline. Once classes begin, NSMs continue to act as a resource to transfer students and assist with TRANSFERmation Lunches (Hamline’s extended orientation for transfer students). They serve as mentors and role models for students new to the Hamline community. 

     

    Alex Abraha, Transfer New Student Mentor

    Hometown: St.Paul, MN

    Major: Social Justice

     Class Year: 2016

      Favorite thing about Hamline: How close it is to the state fair 

    Fun fact about me: I’m double jointed

     

    Tessa Asong-Morfaw, Transfer New Student Mentor

    Hometown: Champlin, Minnesota

    Major: Legal Studies with a Paralegal Certificate 

    Class Year: 2015

    Favorite thing about Hamline: The Community. It's small, friendly, and convenient for me to go anywhere.    

    Fun fact about me: I support the Miami Heat.

     

    Rachael Barnes, Transfer New Student Mentor

    Hometown: Bloomington, Minnesota

    Major: English

    Class Year: 2015

    Favorite thing about Hamline: The location - I love taking advantage of the Twin Cities area.    

    Fun fact about me: My mother graduated from Hamline.

    Haley Capra, Transfer New Student Mentor

    Hometown: Mahtomedi, MN

    Major: Social Justice, Communications

    Class Year:  2016

    Favorite thing about Hamline: I like how small it is, because it allows each student to get the attention they need to be successful.

    Fun fact about me: There’s a very slim chance you’ll ever see me without a hat on.

    Brady Gatzmeyer, Transfer New Student Mentor

    Hometown: New Prague, Minnesota

    Major: English / Education

    Class Year: 2015

    Favorite thing about Hamline: How helpful and friendly everyone is!

    Fun fact about me: In German, my last name means “cat farmer.”

    Brody Honkanen, Transfer New Student Mentor

    Hometown: Wausau, Wisconsin

    Major: Political Science - Public Service

    Class Year: 2017

    Favorite thing about Hamline: The professors really do know your name.    

    Fun fact about me: I live my life by a schedule.  I am definitely "Type A!"

     

    Haley Magnuson, Transfer New Student Mentor

    Hometown: Vadnais Heights, Minnesota

    Major: Secondary Education, English

    Class Year: 2015

    Favorite thing about Hamline: The sense of community.

    Fun fact about me: This past spring I backpacked around Europe for 5 weeks

    Colin Owens, Transfer New Student Mentor

    Hometown: Mounds View, Minnesota

    Major: Political Science

    Class Year:  2016

    Favorite thing about Hamline: The people here are very inviting and accepting, this is is a place where people from many walks of life can thrive!

    Fun fact about me: In my spare time, I like to DJ and write poetry.

     

    Alexandria Swanson, Transfer New Student Mentor

    Hometown: Waconia, Minnesota

    Major: Criminal Justice and Sociology with a minor in Forensics

    Class Year: 2016

    Favorite thing about Hamline: The people-I can always find friends to talk to and make new ones because most of the people here are really nice.    

    Fun fact about me: I love being outdoors and hanging out with friends or meeting new people.

    Sandra Young, Transfer New Student Mentor

    Hometown: Falcon Heights, Minnesota.

    Major: Criminal Justice

    Class Year: 2015

    Favorite thing about Hamline: How much everyone is invested in your personal success.

    Fun fact about me: I love to do obstacle course races!