May 30, 2014

CLC Capital Projects Received Bipartisan Support

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters and regional legislators for their bipartisan work during this last legislative session. Some great things were done for this region that includes two Central Lakes College capital projects.

The college had two major capital projects under consideration in the bonding bill by the Legislature that were critical to the college. A $2 million project to replace the library roof on the Brainerd campus was at the top of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities list for asset preservation. A portion of the book collection sustained water damage during a major downpour two years ago. 

May 16, 2014

CLC 2014 Brainerd Campus Commencement

The Brainerd campus commencement event was held Thursday, May 15 at the Brainerd high school gymnasium. 290 graduates were honored at the 2014 commencement program. Approximately 2,200 family and friends of the graduates were in attendance for this year’s event.

The music for commencement was performed by the CLC Community Band, conducted by Steve Anderson. Arlyn Sam, CLC student and Mille Lacs Band member, performed a special Ojibwe honor song during the ceremony.

May 15, 2014

CLC 2014 Staples Campus Commencement

The Staples campus commencement event was held Wednesday, May 14 at the Staples-Motley high school gymnasium. Approximately 140 graduates were honored at the 2014 commencement program. 

Platform guests included Dr. Larry Lundblad - CLC President, Chris Hadfield – CLC Dean of Career and Technical Programs and the Staples Campus, Anna Stevens – Student Senate Vice President,  Justin Jackson – ATEA Outstanding Technical Student for 2014, Kari Christiansen – CLC Vice President of Administrative Services, and guest speaker Frank Frattalone – 1969 CLC Outstanding Alumni.

May 13, 2014

CLC Students Play Role at Governor’s Fishing Opener

The 67th annual Governor’s Fishing Opener, hosted by Governor Mark Dayton and held at Grand View Lodge on Gull Lake was the media “hot spot” in Minnesota this past weekend.

Along with the multitude of seasoned media professionals, two CLC Videography students recorded the events at Grand View Lodge for KARE 11 News. KARE 11 has contracted with CLC Videography to act as a bureau in this region when they need additional coverage.

May 12, 2014

75 Outstanding Alumni

As Central Lakes College celebrates its 75th anniversary, officials are recognizing and honoring 75 outstanding alumni throughout the college’s history. This honorary award was established to recognize alumni who are noteworthy for their significant professional  achievements and/or exemplary leadership in community activities. 

The honorees depicted below are an inspiration to the next generation of graduates and to the communities at large.

NFL: Former CLC Raider signs to play in NFL

Former Central Lakes College Raiders football player Frank Mays signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday after the conclusion of the NFL draft.

Mays played at CLC during the 2010-11 seasons. He was an All-American and captain in 2011. He led the Raiders to back-to-back bowl game appearances. He graduated with an AA degree in spring of 2012 and accepted a scholarship offer to Florida A & M University where he started at defensive end the last two years.

Read more.

 Courtesy of the Brainerd Dispatch

May 9, 2014

2014 CLC Commencement Events

Staples Campus Commencement
The Staples campus commencement event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 14 at 7 pm at the Staples-Motley high school gymnasium. 

Brainerd Campus Commencement
The Brainerd campus commencement event is scheduled for Thursday, May 15 at 7 pm at the Brainerd high school gymnasium.

Awards Day 2014

Central Lakes College held its annual Student Awards Day events on April 29-30. 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 Julie Berczyk, Staples campus and Chantell Erickson, Brainerd campus.