The Student Executive Team (SET)

The Student Executive Team (SET) is a group of driven individuals who demonstrate a strong Maverick Mindset and help create COB events and networking opportunities for students to attend. While connecting with faculty and students to advocate for positive change, SET members also promote engagement through COB-offered programs to both current and prospective students. Through weekly team meetings, students brainstorm areas for improvement within the COB as well as host and involve themselves with events such as panels and presentations. Hear from SET members on why you should join the team:

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Meet SET 2023 - 2024

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Student Executive Team Co-Chair

Major: Management - Human Resources Management

Minor: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Hometown: Elk River

Fun Fact:  Emily is terrified of all bugs

Why Emily joined SET: "I joined SET to bridge the gap between online and in-person students and provide more transparent communication with events and opportunities within the College of Business."

Graduation year: Spring 2024

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Student Executive Team Co-Chair

Major: Finance – Financial Planning

Minor: Philosophy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Hometown: Rochester, MN

Fun Fact: "I play the bagpipes!"

Why Aidan joined SET: “I joined SET to be a student advocate for positive change and growth within the COB. I wanted to be involved in creating new opportunities for students and connecting them with the fantastic resources we have on campus. I also wanted a chance to improve my leadership and collaboration skills.”

Graduation year: 2024

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Major: Finance (Financial Planning and Insurance)

Minor: Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Certificate: United Prairie Bank Integrated Business Certificate

Hometown: Hanover, MN
Fun Fact: Sam has used an 11-foot-wide lawn mower
Why Sam joined SET: "SET is a capstone group to be involved in for me as involvement has been extremely important in my college career. For me, SET is the ultimate way to give back to the College of Business in a way that it has served me. I am excited to be on the team!"
Graduation Date: Fall 2024
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Major: Management - Human Resource Management

Hometown: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fun Fact:  "My nationalities are a mix of Lebanese, Palestinian, and Filipino."
Why Wael Joined SET:  "I wanted to be more involved and at the same time have an opportunity to make a positive impact within the College of Business, and being a part of this team is perfect for that."

Graduation Date: May 2025

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Major: Marketing

Minor: Entrepreneurship

Hometown: Ethiopia

Fun Fact: "Shopping is my cardio."

Why Beemnet joined SET: "I joined SET because I am driven to make a positive impact within my college community. I have a robust Maverick Mindset, which means I am dedicated, ambitious, and have the ability to think outside the box. I wanted to be a part of a group of like-minded individuals who share the same passion for creating opportunities and fostering engagement within the college of business."

Graduation year: Spring 2025

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Major: Marketing

Certificates in Integrated Business Experience and Business Analytics
Hometown: Plymouth, MN
Fun Fact:  "I won a fishing tournament when I was 16 years old!"
Why Brandon joined SET:  "I have wanted to go to business school ever since I was young, and now that I am in the College of Business, I want to help make an impact on as many students as possible!"
Graduation Date: May 2024
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Major: Marketing

Minor: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Hometown: Waconia, MN

Fun Fact: "I love to bake, and my favorite thing to make is chocolate chip cookies!"

Why Abby joined SET: "I joined SET because I enjoy being a COB student and am always looking for opportunities where I can be more involved. I want to provide students with real-world experiences and leave a positive impact on the COB."

Graduation year: May 2024

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Major:  Marketing
Minor: Entrepreneurship & Innovation 


Hometown: Lakeville, MN
Fun Fact:  "I studied at the University of Georgia last year through the National Student Exchange program. "
Why Kally joined SET: "I joined SET because I wanted to help COB students make the most of their time at MNSU through real-world experiences that will better prepare them for their future careers. I am eager to make a lasting impact at the College of Business through creative thinking, and I look forward to enhancing my leadership and teamwork skills in the process."
Graduation Date: May 2024
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Major: Finance

Minor: Accounting

Hometown: Sleepy Eye, MN

Fun Fact: Maya grew up on a 4th generational farm

Why Maya joined SET: "I joined SET because it gives me the opportunity to make an impact on the College of Business."

Graduation Date: May 2026

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Major: Finance and Accounting

Certificate: Business Analytics

Hometown: Mankato, MN

Fun Fact: "I love to cook. My signature dish is homemade spaghetti and a medium-rare steak. Also, I like GOLF."

Why Victor joined SET: "I joined SET because I want to make the life of COB students a little easier. Also, I want to build and develop professional relationships and polish my teamwork and leadership skills."

Graduation: 2024

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Major: Double major in Business Management and Finance

Certificate: Business Analytics

Hometown: Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Fun Fact: Collin is a twin.

Why Collin joined SET: "I joined SET because I saw an opportunity to play a part in my education and enjoyed the idea of making a difference across campus."

Graduation Date: May, 2027

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Major: Business Management

Minor: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Hometown: Lakeville, MN
Fun Fact: "I have dislocated my shoulder 12 times!"
Why Jack joined SET:  "I joined SET so that I could engage with other COB students and bring their feedback and ideas to faculty members to create real, effective, and desired improvements to the College of Business."
Graduation Date: May 2024

Past Members

Manav Mendonça ’22 - Chair Person 
David Alimo ’22 - Chair Person 
Paige Next ’22
Leonardo De Souza ’22
Kevin Perez ’22
Jacob Hess ’22
Nick Eull ’22
Baylee Sorenson ’22
Andrew Kienholz ’22 - Chair Person
Josie Sandford '23 - Chair Person
Ibrahim Ellahi '23
Joseph Fussy '23
Isaac Kenyon '23
Lauren Letnes '23
Emilee Thomas '23
Andrew Yogei '23
James Ziegeweid '23