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Office of Military Services

Mandi Allers

Mandi Allers, Senior Manager, Military Services and Student Success Advising

I have worked in higher education for over 10 years. I started at Walden working as an undergraduate advisor in 2012. I have worked as the advising manager for the College of Management and Technology master and doctoral team and now recently moved to the overseeing the military services team.

Ann Thao

Ann Thao

I’m passionate about serving the military community and dedicated to helping students navigate through their educational journey here at Walden. I’ve been at Walden since 2006 and enjoy the outdoors and crafting.

John Tripp

John Tripp

I come to the Office of Military Services after 9 years as an Student Success Advisor in Walden’s College of Management & Technology.  I’m proud to now be serving Walden’s military students with their educational journeys.  I’m also the proud uncle of a new Air Force cadet.   I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth (Go Bulldogs!) and my Masters in Education from St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN.  My hobbies include traveling historic Route 66 and genealogy.

Molly Raymond

Molly Kvam

I have been with Walden since 2013, first serving students as an Student Success Advisor, and then transitioning to Military Services in the fall of 2016. I received my undergraduate degree from University of MN – Morris and my Master’s from Northwestern University. My hobbies include practicing piano, playing trivia, and cooking.

Fatima Benkhadda 

I have been with Walden University since 2008 and I am from a military family. My father and my brother served in the military and my nephew is currently serving.  I have international work experience; working in North Africa and the Middle East. I graduated with a legal studies degree and I speak French, English, and Arabic. I enjoy traveling, cooking, baking, and reading about world history.


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