Whether you're planning a blowout birthday bash, a swanky private dinner, or a one-of-a-kind wedding reception, our event staff has the experience to carry out your vision.


Keeley Useldinger

Keeley Useldinger
Associate Director of Alumni & Gorecki Alumni Center Events
701.777.6711  | 

A self-described “people person,” Keeley pulls off events ranging from fun to elegant for alumni and friends around the country. She works with campus partners and UND donors to plan athletics and fundraising events to support the needs of the University of North Dakota.

Keeley’s daughter, Kennedy, and dog, Leni, are the lights of her life. She loves spending time with them, her husband, Jake, and their huge group of friends. Together, they travel, golf, and spend time outside.

Mercedes jorgenson


Mercedes Jorgenson
Student Event Coordinator
UND Alumni Association & Foundation

701.777.4426  | 

Mercedes, a Williston, ND native, is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with a minor in Chemical Dependency here at the University of North Dakota. She hopes to continue into grad school and become an Addiction Counselor with her own practice. At the Gorecki, she enjoys the details of each event, especially weddings, and seeing each event in action. Mercedes enjoys visiting local coffee shops, thrift shopping, and traveling.