Meet the Assistants

My name is Lexy Timm and I am a junior at Dakota Wesleyan. I am majoring in Elementary Education, and I absolutely love it! I am currently involved in the Future Teachers Organization. I also plan to be a part of the Human Services Club and participate in the school mentor program through Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Hello everyone! My name is Amanda Burton, and I am a senior double majoring in Pre-Law and Criminal Justice. I am from Rapid City, South Dakota. I am the current President of Multicultural Committee. I am also involved TRiO, DWU Concert Band, and I am a New Student Orientation Leader. If you ever see me around campus, don’t be afraid to stop and say, “Hi!” I love meeting new people.

My name is Ashley Simkins. I am 20 years old and I am from Winner, South Dakota. I am a junior here at Dakota Wesleyan double majoring in Criminal Justice and Human services with a minor in Behavioral Sciences. I am involved in the Human Services Club; I am a member of TRIO and a new Peer Assistant this fall. I am excited to be a Peer Assistant this fall to help all new incoming students and to make new friends!

My name is Chelsea Raker and I'm a junior at DWU.  I grew up in Scotland, SD and graduated from high school there along with 20 other students. I grew up with my two sisters and my mom. I am a nursing major and will have a minor in behavioral sciences as well. On campus, I am a science tutor, student ambassador, and a TRiO Peer Assistant. After graduation I plan to work in a hospital around Yankton, SD and eventually plan on going to graduate school. I enjoy playing volleyball, reading books, studying, and hanging out with my friends and family! 

My name is Erica Fett. I am from Plankinton, South Dakota. I am a senior here at Dakota Wesleyan. My major is psychology and I am minoring in human services. I transferred here from the University of South Dakota in the middle of my sophomore year. I am involved in TRiO peer assistance, psychology club, I am a NSO leader and was also involved in cheerleading last year here at Dakota Wesleyan. When I graduate I plan on working in my field for a few years and then going to grad school for counseling. I enjoy meeting new people so if you see me around on campus, do not be afraid to come up and say hi!

Hello my name is Shekela Quarles. I am a senior and my major is Special Education. I transferred from a junior college in Chicago. I am constantly asked why did I come all the way to South Dakota for school and my answer is always basketball. I was recruited to go to Dakota Wesleyan University for the women's basketball team. I also found love for the track and field team. I decided to long jump for outdoor. My experience at DWU was an awesome experience and I hope that you also have a great experience.

Hi my name is Amee Patel. I am a senior here at DWU. I am majoring in human services and my minor is in psychology. I moved from New Jersey to South Dakota with my family a few years ago. This is my 2nd year as a TRiO Peer Mentor so I am very excited and look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask me. “Enjoy the little things in life for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” - Antonio Smith
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Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
Dakota Wesleyan University is proudly affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Members of any and all faiths are welcome and encouraged to experience an education based on learning, leadership, faith and service.
Dakota Wesleyan University has been honored as a College of Distinction through demonstration of excellence in these areas: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Dakota Wesleyan University one of the “Great Colleges to Work For®” for 2014-2015. DWU won honors in three categories: facilities, workspace and security, and supervisor/department chair relationship.
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