Lamoni Campus

Talia Brown 
Executive Director of Systems and Operations

641.784.5117     Talia.Brown@graceland.edu


   •  Oversees all staff and processes in Student Financial Services and Information Technology Services.
   •  Coordinates with VP for Business Services and SFS staff for financial strategies.
   •  Responds to concerns from staff, students & families, faculty and administrators.   

   •  Works with Department of Education to assure Graceland meets requirements of degree granting institution.

   •  Determines institutional allocation of resources. 

   •  Monitors and prepares projections to determine budget expectations.



Sherri Brenizer
Director of Student Financial Services
641.784.5051     Sherri.Brenizer@graceland.edu


   •  Manage area functions to ensure compliance and customer service are acceptable.
   •  Coordinate Financial Clearance process

   •  Prepare reports for financial audit process and meet with auditors as needed.

   •  Prepare budget projections and reports of aging receivables.

   •  Approve department invoices, journal entries and credit balance refunds in excess of $5,000.

   •  Monitor student account and loan accounts.

   •  Standing member of MIS, PSC and Enrollment Management Committees.

   •  Manages awarding of restricted scholarships. 

 

Reta George
Assistant Director
641.784.5228    Reta.George@graceland.edu


   •  Supervises Financial Advisors and assists when they are unavailable.
   •  Approves student credit balance refunds up to $5,000.

   •  Assist Advisors with elevated student issues.

   •  Maintains billing system tables.

   •  Reconciles Student Accounts and scholarship accounts.

   •  Provides support and training for Advisors.

   •  Reviews check and balance reports for various issues.

   •  Create/Maintain/update department forms as necessary.

   •  Outside billing for Russ Pieken.

 

Jaime Rucker

Verification & Compliance Specialist 
641.784.5427  


   •  Responds to questions and concerns from students and families regarding Verification.
   •  Responsible for maintaining and updating financial aid policy and procedures.
   •  Administers verification processes.

   •  Processes Unusual Enrollment History/FAFSA error codes.

 

 

Kandi Snethen
Senior Financial Advisor (Lamoni Campus last names that start with A-L)

641.784.5364      Kandi.Snethen@graceland.edu


  •  Advises Lamoni campus students with last names beginning with A-L.
   •  Establishes education budget for traditional undergraduate bachelor programs.
   •  Establishes financial need for each student.
   •  Packages students according to federal, state and institutional guidelines.
   •  Responds to questions and concerns from students and families.
   •  Counsels entering and continuing students regarding loans and requirements for smooth enrollment.  
   •  Contact person for private education lenders.
   •  Review of accounts and follow up with students on balance issues.
   •  Assists with maintaining and updating financial aid policy and procedures.

 

Kelley Cook
Financial Advisor (Lamoni Campus last names that start with M-Z)

641.784.5174    Kelley.Cook@graceland.edu
   •  Advises Lamoni campus students with last names beginning with M-Z.
   •  Establishes education budget for traditional undergraduate bachelor programs.
   •  Establishes financial need for each student.
   •  Packages students according to federal, state and institutional guidelines.
   •  Responds to questions and concerns from students and families.
   •  Counsels entering and continuing students regarding loans and requirements for smooth enrollment
  .•  Assists with maintaining and updating financial aid policy and procedures.  
   •  Review of Accounts and follow up with students on balance issues
 
  

 

 

   

Debbie Lundy
Loan Officer   
641.784.5134     Debbie.Lundy@graceland.edu
   •  Assists former students with accounts.

   •  Manages loan process with COD

   •  Manages Perkins Loan fund
   •  CCLP  

   •  1098T Tax form assistance

   •  Processes AR entries/adjustments to student accounts

 

Independence Campus

Advising the following programs:

Nursing Program (on campus and online)

Undergrad Education Independence Campus

Master of Education

Seminary

Business Online

 
 
Sariah Martinko
Independence Financial Advisor (Independence campus last name starts with A-K)
816.423.4715     Sariah.Martinko@graceland.edu
   •  Advises students in programs listed above (Last name A-K)
   •  Establishes financial need for each student.
   •  Packages students according to federal, state and institutional guidelines.
   •  Responds to questions and concerns from students and families.
   •  Counsels entering and continuing students regarding loans and requirements for smooth enrollment.  
   •  Assists with maintaining and updating financial aid policy and procedures.  
   •  Review of Accounts and follow up with students on balance issues.
 
 
Rachael Wigand
Independence Financial Advisor (Independence campus last name starts with L-Z)
816.423.4713     Rachael.Wigand@graceland.edu
   •  Advises students in programs listed above (Last name L-Z)
   •  Establishes financial need for each student.
   •  Packages students according to federal, state and institutional guidelines.
   •  Responds to questions and concerns from students and families.
   •  Counsels entering and continuing students regarding loans and requirements for smooth enrollment.  
   •  Assists with maintaining and updating financial aid policy and procedures.  
   •  Review of Accounts and follow up with students on balance issues.