University Marketing & Communications

University Marketing and Communications integrates marketing, communications, web communications, social media, creative services, and printing services to tell the stories of Winona State University. 

Want to communicate your story? Whether your audience is on campus or off, we can guide you through the process.

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The University Communications team manages media relations and coordinates external and internal communications on behalf of the institution.
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Dean’s & Graduate List Media Notifications

University Communications will notify hometown newspapers of Dean’s list honorees and Graduate names within eight weeks of the end of the semester. 

Notifications are based on the hometown zip code provided by the student in their official WSU record, and zip code coverage lists provided by media contacts. 

The publication of these lists is a free public service electively provided by the newspapers. The lists may be published only when space is available or not at all, depending on the newspaper. 

Contact for questions regarding these media notifications. Please include the student’s name, hometown zip code, and the name and email address of the hometown media outlet in which you are seeking placement.

Learn more about the academic honors criteria.

Contact University Communications

University Marketing & Communications

Somsen 205


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Andrea Northam
Senior Director of University Marketing & Communications


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Creative Services
Are you thinking about creating a postcard mailing for your department alumni, getting your business card updated, or building multi-page tabbed manual?

We’ll help you bring your project to life.

Our talented team is dedicated to designing and building effective graphics–whether they are applied digitally or in print.

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We can coordinate closely with you whether your design and print request stays here on campus or if your project requires off campus production. We strive to partner with you from concept to completion.

Use extreme caution when choosing online vendors. We may not fully support your choice to work with online vendors.

Consult with Creative Services prior to working with online vendors to determine if the project is a fit.

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Contact Creative Services

Pat Malotka
Creative and Printing Services Director


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Kristin Gudmundson
Graphic Arts Specialist


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Printing Services
Welcome to your one-stop shop for all printing needs at Winona State.

Let us help make a lasting impression with your printed materials.

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Large-Format Poster Printing

Paper sizes available are 24″, 36″ or 40″. You can print at any sizes in between if you provide a file that is set up correctly. Remember to allow for margins when you select “page setup” in your document.

Poster Board or Foam Core display board options are available. Please specify this with your order.


  • Basic Quality: $5 per square foot
  • Photo Quality: $6 per square foot
  • 22×28 Poster Board: $5.75 + cost of printing
  • 22×28 Foam Core Board: $7.75 + cost of printing
  • 30×40 Foam Core Board: $11 + cost of printing


When you place a Print Documents request in MarComm OneStop, include the following information:

  • Your Winona ID number or the department cost center number
  • Number of copies that you need
  • Poster size needed
  • Correctly sized document attached as PDF 
  • Any special cutting instructions (optional)

There is also the option to submit a poster order via USB drive.

Save your correctly sized document in PDF format to a USB drive or a CD/DVD. Bring this to Printing Services – Somsen 112, and discuss your order details.

Contact Printing Services

Terence (Alex) Pierson
Lead Press Operator

Somsen 112


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Darlene Stetter
Copy Center Operator

Somsen 112


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Pat Malotka
Creative & Printing Services Director


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The University Marketing team focuses on recruitment efforts and supports a range of WSU priorities and initiatives. 

In addition, we assist colleges, departments, and offices in coordinating their marketing efforts with those of the University.

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Creative Direction

We can help present your written and visual content in a clean, thoughtful way which is consistent with the Winona State brand.

Strategy Development

We can help you develop a clear, coordinated, and consistent marketing strategy.

Ad Planning & Placement

We can help you research and find the best media strategy for your message.

Contact University Marketing

Joe Hammes
Director of Marketing


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Hailey Seipel
Marketing & Communications Coordinator


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Photography & Video
Any student, employee or club may request our photography services.

We offer professional headshots, event photography and other photography coverage as deemed appropriate.

Request photography services or learn how to opt-out of on-campus photography or videography.  

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Contact the Photo & Video Team

Andrea Northam
Senior Director of University Marketing & Communications


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Social Media & Blogs
Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, you name it– social media remains increasingly prevalent. We are here to help you nail your social media strategy through all the rapidly developing trends and platforms. 

We’ll help you determine which social media platform is right for your message and audience, develop a social media strategy and offer “community manager” training. 

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If you already have a Facebook page, X (Twitter) account or other social profile, please use the “Connect with Social” option on the MarComm OneStop request form to connect with us. 

Contact the Social Media Team

Tesla Mitchell
Digital Content Manager


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Web & Digital Communications
The Web Team’s goal is to create websites that connects and engages with your audience. 

We work in partnership with departments to craft web content that factors in: 

  • Accessibility Requirements
  • Brand Standards
  • Communications Strategy
  • Industry Best Practices
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • UX/UI
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Contact the Web Team

Elizabeth Berres
Director of Digital Content Strategy


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Hailey Seipel
Marketing & Communications Coordinator


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