Jul 22, 2013

CLC Heavy Equipment Golf Tournament

The 15th Annual CLC Heavy Equipment Golf Tournament was held on Tuesday, July 16. The event raised $17,545 for the Heavy Equipment Training Program based in Staples, MN. The golf tournament was held at Oak Glen Country Club in Stillwater, MN. The Frattalone Companies sponsor this event each summer and have raised a significant amount of money for the Heavy Equipment program. Frank Frattalone is a graduate of the program. 

Photo: Frank Frattalone, John Maleski, Gordy Vierkant, Josh Carlson (Student/Duluth), and Tony Frattalone

Jul 16, 2013

Summer Engineering and Manufacturing Camp

Central Lakes College and the Center of Excellence at Bemidji State University hosted the Summer Engineering and Manufacturing (SEaM) Camp July 8-12 at the Staples campus of CLC. SEaM camp is for students in grades 6-12 and this year 34 students participated from sixteen communities (Brainerd, Pillager, Little Falls, Randall, Long Prairie, Princeton, Motley, Nisswa, Fort Ripley, Pequot Lakes, Moorhead, Ham Lake, Ottertail, Wadena, Staples and Carlos). 

The camp provides students with an opportunity to experience hands-on electronics, motor controllers, mechanical drafting, manufacturing machining, and robotics automated systems.

Jul 2, 2013

CLC Books For Africa Donation

Library staff at Central Lakes College Brainerd campus recently packed boxes full of books for donation to Books for Africa. The books are destined for Jinja, Uganda which is the hometown of CLC international student Dennis Musasizi. Jinja was the first library served by Books For Africa twenty-five years ago. In honor of the anniversary, the Rotary Club of Woodbury, MN is paying to send another container of 22,000 books to Jinja.  The books from Central Lakes College will be included in this shipment.

PHOTO - Patrick J. Plonski, Executive Director, Books for Africa (Left), Dennis Musasizi, CLC student (middle) and Larry Lunblad, CLC President (right).

Jul 1, 2013

Recent Donations to CLC Veterans Center

Flag Day Golf Tournament
Lakes Financial Services of Brainerd hosted a golf tournament at Cragun's Legacy Courses on Flag Day, June 14, to raise funds to support local veterans. A portion of the of proceeds were donated to the Central Lakes College Veterans Center.

The Center helps veterans, service members, and their families live enhanced lives through counseling, mentorship, and building stronger personal and professional life experiences through their educational journey and beyond.

PHOTO - Presenting the check is Glen Sundberg from Lakes Financial Services (left). Kathy Marshik, Veterans Center and Pam Thomsen, CLC Foundation (middle). Mike Snow, a Golf Professional from the Legacy Golf Course (right).