Celebrate 50 Years
Mastodon Advising Center



Rhonda Meriwether

Rhonda Meriwether is the Director of the Mastodon Advising Center. Rhonda earned her Bachelor’s Degree and Masters’ Degree in Psychology from Tennessee State University. She has worked at IPFW since 1991 and loves working to help encourage and empower students to succeed in college.

E-mail: meriweth@ipfw.edu

Mary Lehto

Mary Lehto
Assistant Director

Mary Lehto is the Assistant Director of the Mastodon Advising Center. Mary earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 1988 and a Masters' Degree in Secondary Education in 1999. She has been with IPFW since 1989 and has been an Advisor in MAC since 1996.

E-mail: lehto@ipfw.edu

Corrie Fox

Corrie Fox
Academic Advisor & Coordinator of Transitions

Corrie Fox graduated from Ball State University in 2005 with a B.S. in Sociology and in 2006 with a M.A. in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education. Corrie has worked in Admissions and Orientation offices at other universities, and now she is very happy to be a part of this amazing Advising staff!

E-mail: foxc@ipfw.edu

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Marietta Wolczacka Frye
ESL Advisor & Coordinator of Peer Advising

Marietta Wolczacka Frye came to IPFW as an international student in 2002. Marietta's undergraduate and graduate degrees are both in English with a language and linguistics concentration. Marietta is the primary MAC ESL advisor and coordinates the Peer Advisor group.

E-mail: wolczacm@ipfw.edu

Alison Rynearson

Alison Rynearson
Associate Director, Student Success & NSE Coordinator

Alison Rynearson is the Associate Director of Student Success and the National Student Exchange Coordinator. She has been with IPFW since 2001 and is a native of nearby Auburn, Indiana. With degrees from Indiana University-Bloomington, Ball State and Indiana State, she came to IPFW from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

E-mail: hoffa@ipfw.edu

Karen Case

Karen Case

Academic Advisor

In 2014, Karen came back "home" to IPFW where she received her Bachelor's Degree in General Studies prior to earning her Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Lourdes University (Ohio). After many years of helping students find the "right fit" in their college choice as an Admissions Counselor, she is very excited to help students find this fit now as an academic advisor.