Jodi GrugelDirector of Admissions

Certifications/Degrees: B.S. in Nursing, University of Jamestown in Jamestown, ND

Phone: 701-252-3467 ext. 5637
Cell: 701-320-6879



Jamestown, ND

When did you start working at UJ?


Why did you decide to be in admissions?

I love helping students and families during this important time in their lives. It’s very exciting and rewarding to work with prospective students as they plan their future.

Why do you think students will love being a Jimmie?

UJ is a beautiful place to learn—not only because of the stunning campus, but because of the personal attention you’ll receive as a student. We definitely believe in your success, our tradition.

What tips do you have for college success?

  1. Don’t be afraid (and don’t wait) to ask for help and to consider utilizing study groups or tutoring
  2. Create a habit of keeping on top of daily assignments (We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.—Aristotle)
  3. Get involved while in college; don’t be afraid to try new things!

What’s your favorite spot on campus?

West lawn of Watson because this was the location of my daughter’s wedding ceremony.

What did you study in college?


What was your most memorable class?

General Chemistry or Child/Adult Health I

Quotes you live by:

For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope —Jeremiah 29:11

Be the change you wish to see in the world. —Gandhi