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Melinda (Mindy) Dalgarn spent her professional career in higher education at both private (Vanderbilt, Mercer and Duke) and public (Purdue Calumet) universities.  She earned her doctorate in educational administration at Vanderbilt University and has published over 50 articles in the area of student life.  Mindy currently works part-time as the Community Relations Coordinator at Premier Bank in Dubuque, Iowa, serves on the Board of Directors of the Galena Territory Foundation and writes occasionally for The Territory Times in Galena, IL.  In her spare time Mindy enjoys, cooking, baking, reading, travel and volunteer activities.



Melissa (Missy) Dalgarn spent 32 years in human resource leadership roles in the private sector, primarily in the consumer products industry.  Employers included The Pillsbury Company, Kraft Foods, Bell and Howell and Daymon Worldwide, Inc.  Missy serves as a member of the Education and Scholarship Committee with the Galena Territory Foundation.  She currently volunteers as the Director of The Mop Shop, a non-profit organization in Elizabeth, IL, which she co-founded with Mindy.  Its mission is to provide free cleaning supplies to those families in need within Jo Daviess County.  Other interests include figure skating, gardening, travel and volunteer activities.  Missy has bachelor's degrees in psychology and communications from Lewis and Clark College and a M.Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration from Colorado State University. 



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Mindy (L) and Missy (R)


For further information contact Mindy at  7 Nightingale Court, Galena, IL  61036

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