Get Ready for College website

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education used it student and parent website to provide a wealth of information on preparing and paying for college. It featured detailed information on federal and state financial aid as well as interactive features such as a Minnesota financial aid estimator. The site was retired in 2013.

My Involvement

  • Managed design process with graphic design agency
  • Updated and edited content

Primary Audience

  • High school students
  • Parents
Wayback Machine

 


I Make It Happen website

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education developed the website in collaboration with Minnesota's higher education sectors to increase college participation and success rates of students from groups traditionally underrepresented in college. The Flash site featured fun animation, music, and a store where students could exchange "tickets" (earned by exploring the site) for free items. It was promoted using a TV commercial, posters, light rail ads, and public transportation shelter posters. The site was retired in 2012.

My Involvement

  • Managed design process with graphic design agency
  • Managed updates with graphic design agency

Primary Audience

  • Middle school students
  • Educators

 


Minnesota's Private Colleges website

The Minnesota Private College Council uses the site to promote its 17 member institutions and help families understand the benefits and value of a liberal arts education. It features profiles on each college, general information on how to prepare and pay for college, and online newsletters as well as interactive features such as a search tool to find which colleges offer specific programs, sports, and activities.

My Involvement

  • Manage all site upgrades or enhancements with web developer
  • Update and edit content

Primary Audience

  • High school students
  • Middle school students
  • Parents
Launch Site

 


Minnesota Office of Higher Education website

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education administrative website kept the Minnesota higher education and financial aid communities informed about state financial aid policies and ongoing post-secondary research. Numerous reports were available for download, and the site boasted a number of interactive tools, including an estimator to help college aid administrators determine student financial aid eligibility and an institutional data search tool. This site design was retired in 2013.

My Involvement

  • Managed design process with graphic design agency
  • Updated and edited content

Primary Audience

  • Financial aid administrators
  • Researchers
  • Policymakers
Wayback Machine

 


Save the Northfield Depot website

Save the Northfield Depot needed a website to promote their efforts to save the city's 1888 historical train depot. A local agency, Neuger Communications, designed the site and the logo pro bono. The site provides information on the group's efforts, the history of the railroads and the depot, and ways people can donate money or their time and skills.

My Involvement

  • Managed site and logo design process with graphic design agency
  • Update and edit content

Primary Audience

  • General public
  • Donors
  • Media
Launch Site