Prospective Freshman Admissions

Karen Rissmann

Information System Specialist

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Travel Schedule: 
View my travel schedule here.


Hometown: Coeur d’Alene Idaho

High School: Coeur d’ Alene High School

University: Johnson and Wales University, ’00; BS in management, minor in psychology

Favorite Quote: “God doesn’t give us what we can handle. God helps us handle what we are given.”

Favorite College Course: History

Favorite Spokane Activity: Going to the theatre

Favorite Spokane Restaurant: Spokane has a ton of great restaurants, but the best in the Inland Northwest is The White House Grill, in Post Falls.

Favorite thing about Whitworth: Community

Free-for-All: When I am not driving my kids to their various activities or having quality family time on the slopes, at the lake or in the mountains, or doing work as an elder and Sunday school teacher at Whitworth Church, I like to relax with some fiber arts (crocheting and sewing), and there is nothing better than relaxing in the spring sun with a good book or devotional. My favorite genre is historical fiction, and I love to travel – which is why I jumped at the opportunity for an advanced internship in England right out of college.