Chadron State College
Chadron State College


Michele Rickenbach

Michele RickenbachMichele earned her BA in 1987 and MSOM in 2009 and joined the CSC team in 1991 as a part of the Registrar’s staff. She became the Assistant Registrar in July 2009 and continues in that position today. She especially enjoys the opportunity to advise students who are preparing for graduation at CSC. Michele became involved with International activities in Fall of 2008 when she was asked to be a host parent for two young ladies who would be attending CSC as International Program students. Since that time, she and her family have happily hosted many students from a myriad of countries since and adopted some of their friends along the way. Through volunteering for different club activities she has enjoyed the opportunity to learn about other cultures and is very excited to now be serving as a co-sponsor of the group. Her husband Todd, their son Michael and dogs Buddy & Jack all enjoy being actively involved with group activities. Michele is also involved in several civic groups including PEO, Rotary and BPW, which promote education.

Contact information for Michele Rickenbach
Crites Hall 108

Maruta Hansen

Maruta HansenMaruta Hansen is originally from Latvia (Eastern Europe). Maruta earned her Associate of Science degree in Marketing Management in Latvia and is working towards a degree in Business Administration with an option in accounting at CSC. In 2002 Maruta moved to Chadron from Latvia and was employed by CSC in 2003. Before she came to U.S. she had traveled throughout the Eastern and part of Western Europe and was introduced to a number of different cultures; it helped her to appreciate values and customs of other societies; her international background helps students to adjust and feel welcome. Maruta has been an unofficial host parent to International students since 2007; she enjoys interacting with students and often brings them together during the weekends and holidays. She is looking forward to serving International students and being a part of their activities and experiences while they are attending CSC.

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Dr. Maggie Smith-Bruehlman

Dr. Smith-BruehlmanDr. Maggie Smith-Bruehlman is the Chadron State College Upward Bound Program Director, and is also a certified Yoga teacher. She earned her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wyoming in 2010, and her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Maggie has lived in a variety of locations such as: Denver, Fort Collins, Co., Santa Fe, NM, Whitefish, Mt., Cancun, Mexico, American Samoa, and now calls Chadron home -for the time being! As an assistant sponsor for the International Club, Maggie is excited to meet students from around the world and have the opportunity to learn about other cultures.

Contact information for Dr. Smith-Bruehlman:
Crites Hall 344