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Advancement Office Welcomes New Team Members

Wednesday, February 12, 2014  
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Mary Beth Theis and Melissa Hemesath have joined the Advancement Team as Development Officers.  

Mary Beth comes from Guttenberg Development & Tourism where she was responsible for bringing in new business, cultivating the current businesses, tourism, and chamber. Previous to that Mary Beth was Marketing Director for Stone Cliff Winery and spent 20 years as a local radio sales person.                

Mary Beth graduated from Loras College in 1985 with a BA in Communications.  She married Mike Theis in 1990 and together they have two children, Jake (22)  and Mollie (17).  When not at work, Mary Beth enjoys time with her family, hunting, fishing, sports, and the outdoors.

Melissa came to the University of Dubuque from Augusta Preparatory Day School in Augusta, GA where she served as the Director of Development.  Prior to living in Augusta, she served as the Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at Des Moines University.  

Melissa’s focus will be centered on the Dubuque Community Partnership program, as well as, working with current and prospective donors to the University. Melissa holds a BA in English from Iowa State University. She enjoys spending time with her husband Scott and daughter, Elliott. 


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