Aug 13, 2012


The Central Lakes College Foundation, Brainerd and Staples, has announced the inception of two endowments – one bequest for a student engineering-science scholarship and one to support the activities of the Gordon Rosenmeier Center for State and Local Government at CLC. Roberta Rott of Maple Plain has provided $10,000 for a scholarship in the fall of 2013 for a second-year CLC student who has attained a 2.75 grade-point average and is pursuing studies in science or seeking an engineering Associate in Science degree. Preference will be given to a student participating in the TRiO Student Support Services program. The late Margaret Hastings (shown) of Little Falls provided a $55,500 bequest for the Rosenmeier Center due to her strong interest in the Center’s mission advancing citizen participation in government. She was a longtime companion of the late Senator Rosenmeier, who established the Center in 1988 three months prior to his death. Hastings was a native of Canada who was raised in a foster home and eventually became an elementary teacher. She taught for 25 years at Whittier School in Brainerd. In the last years of Rosenmeier’s life, she was his caregiver in Little Falls. She died in March of 2011.