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
Events Manager, Gorecki Alumni Center
701.777.5847  | 

Mercedes is always ready to ensure Gorecki Alumni Center clients that their events – big or small – go off without a hitch. From venue tours, room and technology setup, vendor communication and everything in between, Mercedes takes every detail into account during the planning process and the day of events.

When she’s not planning events, she enjoys thrifting, traveling, and visiting local coffee shops.

Maddie Oswald

Maddie Oswald
Student Event Coordinator
UND Alumni Association & Foundation

701.777.4426  | 

Maddie oversees events for the Gorecki Alumni Center and Hooper Danley Spiritual Center. She’s the go-to professional for clients, ready to handle anything! Maddie loves the unpredictability of event coordination and welcomes the opportunities to think on her feet to find solutions.

When she’s not at the Gorecki, Maddie loves going to coffee shops and the library to study and catch up on homework. On weekends, she loves going thrifting with friends and attending UND hockey games.