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At Grand View we want to make sure you can reach us. Check out the list below to find the counselor who works best for you, then click her name lower on the page. If there is no counselor listed please contact admissions and they will assist you.

Freshman

Jaime Miller: Des Moines area high schools: Roosevelt, Van Meter, Norwalk, Waukee, Martensdale-St. Mary's, North, and Perry, Southeast Iowa, California, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin.

Katie Heither: Northeast Iowa, SE Polk High School, Jasper County.

Jen Rathje: Northwest Iowa, Texas, Des Moines area high schools: Adel-DeSoto-Minburn, Bondurant-Farrar, Carlisle, Dallas Center-Grimes, Dowling Catholic, East, Valley, Indianola, Indianola Learning Center, Iowa Christian Academy, North Polk, Saydel and Urbandale.

Tina Miranda: Missouri, Nebraska, Puerto Rico, Southwest Iowa, rest of USA, Des Moines area high schools: Ankeny, Hoover, Lincoln, Woodward Granger, Johnston, and Grandview Park Baptist

Transfers

Luanne Knudsen: All out-of-state-college transfers, ISU, UNI, most Iowa private colleges.

Currently an open position, please check back for counselor: AIB, Allen College, Ellsworth CC, Graceland, Kaplan, Mercy, U of I, Upper Iowa University, Vatterott, International students, DMACC campuses: Boone, Caroll, Newton and West, most other community colleges in Iowa.

Autumn Luce: DMACC campuses: Ankeny, Urban.

Luanne Knudsen

Luanne Knudsen
lknudsen@grandview.edu
Phone: 515-263-2856
Hobbies: Shopping, decorating, art, music, reading, traveling
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
High School: Des Moines East High School
College: Grand View University
Major: English Literature
Favorites:
Food: I love to cook and entertain!
Movies: Strictly Ballroom, Lord of the Rings trilogy, the classics & musicals
Books: To Kill a Mockingbird, Jane Eyre, Sue Grafton series, Janet Evanovich & Sarah Paretsky
Music: Rock, jazz & the standards

"I love Grand View!  My parents met here and my brother and sister attended Grand View…so I guess you could say I’m part of a legacy!   I met my lifelong friends here at Grand View and we share a connection that is unbelievable!  It is exciting to be a part of our growing Grand View Viking family!"

Autumn Luce

Autumn Luce
aluce@grandview.edu
Phone: 515-263-2811
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, summertime festivals, anything outdoors, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Hometown: Altoona, Iowa
College: Grand View University
Major: Mass Communication/Broadcasting
Favorites:
Food: Seafood but I love just about everything and am willing to try anything new
Movies: Pretty much all romatic comedies, love the classics too such as: Pretty Woman, The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles
Books: My favorite author is James Patterson
Music: Duffy, Michael Buble, Tetur, Natasha Bedingfield, Kings of Leon, Rachael Yamagata

"I’ve been with Grand View since 2004 and absolutely love my job! Before working in the admissions office I was a student here and one reason I never left GV was because of our sense of community with students, faculty and staff. It’s great to have a campus where all are striving for the same thing: academic success! I think you too will love it here- give us a try!"

Jaime Miller

Jaime Miller
jlmiller@grandview.edu
Hobbies: I enjoy community service projects, health and fitness, golfing, cooking and home improvement.
Hometown: Marshalltown, Iowa
High School: Marshalltown High School
College: Iowa State University
Major: Marketing and Advertising
Favorites:
Food: Chips and salsa...I could eat it everyday!
Movies: The Breakfast Club
Books: My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Music: Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Zac Brown Band, The Script, Matt Kearney, Adele

"I started working at Grand View University in November of 2011. I quickly felt like a member of the Grand View family—the faculty, staff and students are so kind and welcoming. Grand View has so much to offer and continues to grow—it’s truly an exciting time to be a Viking!"

Katie Heither

Katie Heither
kheither@grandview.edu
Phone: 515-263-2899
Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and 3 kids, watching NBA and college basketball, traveling with my family, spending time with friends.
Hometown: Iowa Falls, Iowa
High School: Iowa Falls High School
College: Ellsworth Community College and University of Northern Iowa
Major: General Studies
Favorites:
Food: Pizza, comfort foods, snacky things, and all types of desserts
Movies: Dirty Dancing, Sixteen Candles, I’m also a sucker for romantic comedies
Books: I’m a mom of 3 little kids so anything that can be read at bedtime!
Music: Country, 90’s rap, 80’s music – I’ll listen to almost anything!

"I’ve been a part of the Grand View family since 2002 and I LOVE it here!  I work in the greatest admissions office, with some of my best friends.  Grand View is truly a place to call home – I hope you’ll come and visit us soon.  Go Vikings!"

Jen Rathje

Jen Rathje
jrathje@grandview.edu
Phone: 515-263-6139
Hobbies: Spending time with my husband and two boys, running, and visiting national parks!
Hometown: Lone Tree, Iowa
High School: Lone Tree Community School
College: Central College
Major: Communications
Favorites:
Food: Chewy sweet tarts, banana chips and seafood
Movies: Indiana Jones, The Goonies, Miss Congeniality
Books: Harry Potter and the Hunger Games series'
Music: I enjoy all types of music but country and jazz are my favorites

"I started working at Grand View in August 2014 and immediately fell in love! The staff, faculty and students are simply amazing. I would love for you to visit and see for yourself what Grand View has to offer - I promise, you won’t be disappointed! Go VIKINGS!!!”

Tina Miranda

Tina Miranda
tmiranda@grandview.edu
Phone: 515-263-2808
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, coaching club volleyball, Des Moines farmer's market, and spending time with family and friends.
Hometown: Iowa Falls, Iowa
High School: Iowa Falls High School
College: Iowa Wesleyan College
Major: Communications
Favorites:
Food: Anything! I love to try new foods!
Movies: Gran Torino & The Pursuit of Happyness
Books: On The Road & Eat Pray Love
Music: Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Fink, Warren Haynes & Eddie Vetter

"I started at Grand View in July 2007 and I love it here!  The people at Grand View are amazing and so nice!  This is something you will definitely notice when you visit campus.  I am very excited to be a part of this great team!  Go Vikings!"

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