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Normandale names Telly Mamayek Vice President of Advancement

Normandale Community College announces the appointment of Telly Mamayek as the Vice President of Advancement.

Mamayek will oversee the strategic vision of Normandale’s Advancement team, which includes the Foundation, Grants and Sponsored Projects, and Marketing Communications. She will serve on the President’s Cabinet Leadership Team, and will also be part of the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

“Telly (Mamayek) is an excellent communicator who has demonstrated the ability to be collaborative and strategic to achieve high level results throughout her career,” said Normandale Community College President Joyce Ester. “We are excited to add her talents and ideas to an excellent group in our Advancement Division, and we look forward to continuing and expanding Normandale’s impact with our amazing partners from surrounding communities and across the state.”

Mamayek comes to Normandale from the Minneapolis Area REALTORS® (MAR) association where she had been the Vice President of Engagement since 2019. At MAR, she was responsible for strategic communications, media relations, public relations, events, grants, and fundraising. The trade association serves nearly 10,000 members in the Greater Minneapolis area, providing continuing education, government advocacy, and housing market research among other services.

MAR’s mission is to provide the resources and leadership for Realtors® to succeed while promoting strong, sustainable communities. In 2022, Mamayek helped lead an initiative that resulted in a public apology for homeownership disparities and the development of a policy actions to help remove barriers for first-time homebuyers of color. Mamayek also led the planning for a record-breaking fundraiser for the Foundation, raising more than $150,000 for its grant program in 2022.

"I am thrilled to be joining the team at Normandale Community College,” said Mamayek. “I am so impressed by the welcoming culture on campus and the commitment to helping students succeed. I look forward to working with the talented students, faculty, and staff to build on Normandale’s stellar reputation for academic excellence and equitable outcomes."

Prior to her time at MAR, Mamayek was the Communications and Education Manager at the Minnehaha Watershed District, a regional government agency that protects lakes and streams from pollution. Mamayek was also a News Editor/Anchor/Reporter for WCCO Radio for nearly 20 years before starting the position at the Minnehaha Watershed District.

Mamayek is a dynamic, mission-focused leader who brings extensive, hands-on experience in multi-media communications including broadcast journalism, public relations, and integrated marketing.

She earned her master’s degree in journalism/mass communication at the University of Minnesota, and her bachelor’s degree in journalism at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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