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Melissa Mincy '03

Melissa Mincy '03


Sidney, Iowa

Current City

West Des Moines, Iowa

Alumni Association Board Member

Board Involvement

  • Member of Mentor Committee
  • Selection Committee for 2020 Alumni Awards


  • B.S. Elementary Education, Northwest Missouri State University, 2003

Occupation / Employer Name

Financial Aid Specialist, Des Moines Area Community College

Northwest / Community Involvement

Co-President Northwest Central Iowa Alumni Chapter

Interests / Hobbies

I enjoy spending free time with my husband and our 3 Cocker Spaniels. Our favorite activity is sitting on my deck watching horses and geese. I also have a new found joy in taking care of flowers and I plan to expand my garden in the future.

Special Memories of Northwest

My fondest memory of Northwest is meeting my husband and being proposed to on the Kissing Bridge. Another memory I have is the many, many hours spent pomping a float for Homecoming.  Working at Northwest for 7 years is another special memory. It was an absolute joy in meeting hundreds of new students each year during summer orientation. Maryville was my home for 19 years and it is always special walking back on to campus.

Activities or Organizations Involved In While Attending Northwest

  • Work study position as a Girl Scout leader in Pickering, Missouri and later as a leader for a troop in Fairfax, Missouri. 
  • Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville