Apr 30, 2013

CLC Students Win at SkillsUSA State Championships

Robert Koval, a student in the Diesel Technology Program at Central Lakes College earned first place honors in the state SkillsUSA contest held in Bloomington, MN on April 5-7, 2013. CLC students Jason Peterson, Machine Tool Technology Program and Colby Abazs, Photography Program won second place in their categories. Seth Schbert placed third in the Diesel Equipment Technology competition.

The SkillsUSA Championships, held as part of the SkillsUSA 46th annual State Leadership and Skills Conference is a showcase of career and technical education students. 

Apr 26, 2013

College Drive Construction

Anderson Brothers Construction Company of Brainerd has informed the City of Brainerd that work on College Drive will begin as early as Monday, April 29, 2013 to finish the landscaping, irrigation, turf establishment, and final clean up on this project.

Motorists are asked to proceed cautiously through the corridor as lane closures may vary each day. Please watch for pedestrians and construction workers in the roadway during this process.

CLC Student Awards Day

Central Lakes College held its annual Student Awards Day events on April 23-24. The events are a celebration of student achievement in academics, student government and campus life. The prestigious “student of the year” awards were given to Justin Jackson, Staples campus and Brook Ferrian, Brainerd campus.

Sixty-four students were also recognized for their outstanding efforts in the classroom by earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Apr 18, 2013

Dominica: Hidden Jewel of the Caribbean

The final Central Lakes College Cultural Thursday event of the academic year will be held on May 2. Dominica: Hidden Jewel of the Caribbean will be presented by Gary Payne.

The presentation will take place at the Brainerd campus in room E354 at noon with a repeat presentation given at 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

CLC Instructor Darci Goeden Receives MNSCU's Highest Academic Honor

MnSCU Board of Trustees Names Four Educators of the Year Winners selected from among 36 Outstanding Educators

ST. PAUL, MN - The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Board of Trustees presented the system’s highest academic honor, the Educator of the Year Award for Excellence in Teaching, to four faculty members. They are Andrew Aspaas of Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Dr. Alan Erdahl of Riverland Community College, Darci Goeden of Central Lakes College, and Susan Thaemert of Hennepin Technical College.

Apr 11, 2013

Campus Compact Honors CLC Student as Newman Civic Fellow

Boston, MA – Campus Compact has named 181 student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country as 2013 Newman Civic Fellows.  Nominated by their college and university presidents, these students are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues, and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change.

Central Lakes College diesel program student, Ronnie Turshenski was one of the select students from across the nation to receive this honor. As Diesel Club President, Ronnie has effectively focused his club members on great regional civic engagement projects. Under his leadership the Diesel Club has done an immense amount of work on the Old Wadena Society Bog Walk Project. Ronnie has also lead his club in helping the city of Staples, MN by decorating the outside of the Train Depot with Christmas lights. Ronnie is an active member in the campus Student Senate and will be competing at Skills USA this spring in the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician Skills Contest. Ronnie has a 4.0 grade point average and sets a high standard of excellence for his fellow classmates.