Feb 10, 2014

February CLC Dean's Report

Connie Frisch, Dean of Allied Health Programs

The Dental Assisting program participated in Give Kids A Smile on February 7th. CLC provided free dental services for children up to age 18. Radiographs, mechanical polishing and fluoride varnish along with a dental exam were free on this day. This is the twelfth year the CLC Dental program has participated in this event.

February is Dental Health month. Our students will be participating in Oral Hygiene instructions to area elementary and daycare facilities. Several of the area schools requests students to come into their classrooms and do a fun interactive activity with students and show them how to brush and floss.

CLC students are participating in the Soldier Readiness program during this semester at Camp Ripley. The are helping with completing patient records for the soldiers will be deployed overseas.

Christopher Hadfield, Dean of Career & Technical Programs

The Ag Center of Excellence is now working in collaboration with the State of MN, the U of M, industry/business partners, and many area high schools to create a career pathways model for agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources. This effort will take place over the summer and fall with new curriculum will being created. Starting in the fall 2015, CLC will have several new agriculture certificates, diplomas, and degree offerings.

CLC will host the Bridges Career Expo on Friday, March 7 with over 2,400 local high school students expected to attend.

Wanda Synstelien, Academic Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Central Lakes College is preparing to offer IRB approved research opportunities as a faculty work group is pursuing an Institutional Research Board policy and practice.

In the Performing Arts, I Hate Hamlet Will be held February 13-22 at the Chalberg Theater on the Brainerd campus

Michael Amick, Dean of Academic & Technology Services
Spring semester started Jan. 13th with 1589 CLC students taking at least one course online.