Get to Know Our Financial Aid Team

Meet the Director of Financial Aid-Laura Kellogg

Meet Financial Aid Officer-Brad Hettich

Hometown: Miami, Florida

Degree: B.A. in International Affairs, University of Colorado at Boulder, L.L.M. International Law, Brussels School of International Studies at the University of Kent

What is your favorite sports team?

Win or lose the local teams are my favorite!

What is one fun fact about you?

I have attended schools in three different countries: Australia, Spain and Belgium.

What is your favorite free time activity?

Netflix Binging

What is your favorite place to eat in the Aurora area?

Pearl of Siam

What was the most interesting class you took in college and why?

Political Economics of the Middle East was one of the most interesting classes I took in college. The readings and discussions in class were fascinating as the Middle East is filled with a vast variety of cultures and history, but it was our instructor who made the difference. Dr. Welbourne was passionate about the subject and taught us how to stay curious.  

When potential applicants ask you why Platt College is the place to earn a BSN, what do you tell them?

There are many reasons why Platt College is a great place for students to earn a BSN. However, I think the number one reason Platt College stands out is that the students, faculty and staff are all part of one Platt community. We are all invested in making sure each student succeeds.  

Why do you work in financial aid at Platt College?

I enjoy working in financial aid at Platt College because I take pleasure in helping students achieve their dream of becoming a nurse.  

What is one piece of advice you would give to students?

A four year nursing program completed in three calendar years is not for the faint of heart. It takes commitment, accountability, focus and lots of hard work to reach graduation. That being said, it takes a village of instructors, staff, family and friends to make one nurse. Never hesitate to ask for help!

Hometown:  Tolstoy, South Dakota

Degree: Business/Accounting

What is your favorite sports team? Denver Broncos

What is one fun fact about you? I am the rare person who has worked in one  career path my whole life.  Started out in financial aid as a college work study student while in college and have been in financial aid  since then.

What is your favorite free time activity? Reading, playing with my grandson

What is your favorite place to eat in the Aurora area? Anywhere that serves burritos or pasta!!

What was the most interesting class you took in college and why? Business Management, it was interesting to research and understand various management styles.

When potential applicants ask you why Platt College is the place to earn a BSN, what do you tell them?  Great teachers, great placement stats., small classes.

Why do you work in financial aid at Platt College?  I like helping  students realize their dreams.  It is always fun to see students light up after they see how they can fund their education and that they really can go to school and become the person they dreamed of being.

What is one piece of advice you would give to students?  Learn all that you can and enjoy the learning process.  Life is too short not to have fun.