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From the President ............................


Faculty Highlight Bryan Christensen ..............


College Highlights............................


Faculty Highlight Mary Stende Miller........


Student Highlights........................


Faculty Highlight Anthony Mil ch ..............


Enrollment Highlights........................


Faculty Highlight Don Drummond..............


Financial Highlights........................


Faculty Highlight Bill Evans .........................


Founda on Donors ............................


Mission Providing dynamic learning for living, working and serving.

Vision A success story for every student and stakeholder.

From the President Dear Friends: Minnesota State Community and Technical College, with campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Moorhead and Wadena and its online eCampus, just celebrated its irst decade as a combined college. Although each M State campus has a long and rich history, coming together as one college has proven to be an M State strategy for success and a model for further collaboration with our partners in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. This collaboration will allow us to better focus on the needs of students and other constituents in our region and beyond. The college remains poised to respond to an ever-changing world in uncertain economic times. Despite the tremendous challenges we face, there are also tremendous opportunities as we strive to attain our vision of success for every student and stakeholder. M State is committed to student access and success, academic quality and affordability, workforce development, and serving the communities in our area. By focusing on our mission of providing dynamic learning for living, working and serving, we believe that the college is vital to the economic health of our region and the State of Minnesota. Thanks to our dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff and our high-quality, innovative programs and services, we have much to contribute to our region, as you will readily see within the pages of this annual report. We’re highlighting a faculty member from each campus who is truly making a difference in higher education, and I hope you take some time to read about the amazing things that happen when we all work together toward common purposes. M State adheres to its strategic plan, which will lead the college well into the future by ensuring access to an extraordinary education, by being the partner of choice to meet Minnesota’s workforce and community needs, and by delivering to students, employers, communities and taxpayers the highest value and the most affordable option. Thank you for your continued support as we work to accomplish our mission. Sincerely,

Dr. Peggy D. Kennedy, President Minnesota State Community and Technical College


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Christensen Walks the Walk


ryan Christensen knows the perils of entrepreneurship … perils such as having to live in a tent with neither electricity nor running water while a business is being built. That’s what his family did in 1990 when his step-father bought land and began what’s now a successful family business in Wisconsin Dells. With his early immersion in that business and several other family ventures, Christensen can walk the walk with aspiring entrepreneurs in the classes he teaches on the Detroit Lakes campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College. As an instructor in the Marketing program and director of M State’s Business & Entrepreneurial Services, Christensen brings management, marketing and computer networking degrees and an MBA into the classroom, along with his family business experience. Last fall, he also began incorporating the online HP LIFE entrepreneur education training program into his courses. Christensen was one of six instructors nationwide who were chosen as “ambassadors” by Hewlett-Packard to integrate HP LIFE (which stands for Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs) into their community college curriculum. Christensen applied to participate through the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship and has since traveled to several of the group’s national gatherings to share his experiences.

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In essence, he said, HP is using him and his ive fellow ambassadors to gauge the program’s effectiveness. In return, his students have access – at no charge – to a vast amount of materials and to online forums with HP LIFE’s 50,000-plus users. Because the materials are online rather than in a textbook, they’re also current. For example, he said, the use of the online Survey Monkey is so new that it’s not likely to be found in a textbook, but it’s already a crucial marketing tool. During fall semester, Christensen used HP LIFE in three classes: Introduction to Social Media, Principles of Marketing and Customer Service. One facet of the program involves vignettes on business and entrepreneurship topics such as inance, marketing, operations and communications. Students are required to make a series of strategic decisions and can advance to higher levels (yes, somewhat akin to a video game). Christensen sees the value of this entrepreneurship education for any students interested in starting a business, not just students in business-related programs. Having the technical skills to provide a service – whether it be cosmetology, small engine repair or Web design – doesn’t guarantee business success. “You might have a great idea, but if you can’t sell and you have terrible customer service, you’re done,” he said.


College Highlights M State was awarded $65,000 in grants from West Central Ini a ve for projects designed to boost employment skills for workers in health care and manufacturing in west central Minnesota. Of the total grant, $40,000 was designated for a joint project between six manufacturers and two school districts to provide current workers with machining training. The remaining grant involves M State and four long-term care facili es in the region. Custom Training Services applied for and is managing the grants. Dakota Medical Founda on awarded M State a $3,500 grant to augment the long-term care training funds for health care workers that were provided by West Central Ini a ve. Fergus Falls English instructor Paul Carney and Center for College Readiness Director Paul Drange were presenters at a conference of the Na onal Council of Teachers of English in Las Vegas in mid-November. Their presenta on was en tled Ready or Not WriƟng: What Does College-Ready WriƟng Look Like? In September, the Moorhead campus began a series of free career workshops for students and community members. Par cipants had the opportunity to complete career assessments and access career websites in sessions led by campus counselors. Business execu ve, entrepreneur and Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Sheryl WuDunn was the fall speaker in the Orator Series on the Moorhead cam6

pus. She is the author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide and was named one of the “150 Women Who Shake the World” by Newsweek. M State was awarded the Military Friendly Schools designa on in September by Victory Media, indica ng it is among the top 15 percent of colleges, universi es and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to serve veterans and their families. Fergus Falls English instructor Paul Carney spoke at The College Board’s na onal Inves ng in Educa on Forum in Miami in October. He par cipated in a panel en tled The Common Core Standards and What’s Next for Higher EducaƟon. He previously worked on the development of the Common Core, a set of standards designed to help prepare high school students na onwide for college or careers. The Dental Hygiene program in Moorhead received the highest level of accredita on from the Commission on Dental Accredita on a er it was accredited for six years without repor ng requirements. Its companion program, Dental Assis ng, previously earned similar accredita on. The Center for College Readiness took a major step forward when it signed its first agreement with an out-of-state educa onal organiza on, a collaboraon of 13 high schools and five colleges that belong to STEMM Southeast Ohio. CCR’s Ready or Not programs Minnesota State Community and Technical College

previously were available free of charge only to schools in Minnesota. STEMM Southeast Ohio purchased access to the CCR website for Ohio high school students in the consor um.




performed Theory of Mind, a portrait of a young man with Asperger’s syndrome, on campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls and Wadena in October. The theater group is a professional and mul -racial company based in Minneapolis. In January, Mixed Blood returned to perform Dr. King’s Dream. Alumni and ar st Robert “Boomer” Moore returned to the Fergus Falls campus in the fall for a display of his art and a ceramics workshop. He currently teaches at West Virginia University. There was a grand opening in December for the new Fitness Center on the Moohead campus, a $1.45 million facility that includes a full array of fitness equipment and classes. Students on the campus had voted to support a health and wellness center through a per-credit fee. During the ribbon cu ng for the new center, guests also had the opportunity to tour the renovated facili es for the Culinary Arts program. Annual Report 2012-2013


Fergus Area College Founda on hosted welcome-back fes vi es on June 10 for cross-county bicyclist Dave Jensen, the campus student life director whose crosscountry Dream Big bike ride raised more than $20,000 for the FACF’s Dream Big Scholarship. Jensen’s adventure covered more than 2,500 miles and required two bike res and 19 inner tubes. M State hosted the annual Woodlands and High Plains Powwow, one of most popular cultural events in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Wadena Senior Dean Monty Johnson recounted the success of the Lineworker program expansion into Baude e at the August mee ng of the Minnesota Governor’s Workforce Development in Duluth. He presented the program as an example of collabora on between industry, economic development officials and higher educa on. College staff members Karen Buboltz and Mark Johnson co-authored an ar cle in the fall/winter journal of the Chair Academy, an interna onal leadership development organiza on for college and university leaders. The ar cle summarized year-long projects that they completed as par cipants in Luoma Leadership Academy. Buboltz is director of student services in Detroit Lakes, and Johnson is a history and poli cal science instructor in Moorhead.

Carolyn Gaarder, Health Informa on Technology program director, was selected as the 2013 Dis nguished Member by the Minnesota Health Informa on Management Associa on. The award is the organizaon’s highest honor. 8

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Five eCampus instructors completed a Quality Matters training course designed to improve the quality of online education. Participants were Pam Cummings (paralegal), Sharon Hintgen (math), Angela Bagne (psychology), Dana Haagenson (human resources and accounting) and Dr. Manjusha Saraswathiamma (chemistry).

High school counselors and voca onal/technical educators could “Connect to a Career” during a day of hands-on ac vi es on the Moorhead campus on June 6. Par cipa ng counselors and educators visited with instructors and learned about M State technical programs that can prepare their students for well-paid, indemand careers.

The Automo ve Technology department in Moorhead sponsored the High School Automotive Skills Competition on Feb. 27. Twenty-four high school students tested their automo ve skills in 12 separate sta ons judged by M State students.

Three M State faculty members were honored April 17 during the annual “Celebra ng Excellence” luncheon sponsored by the Minnesota State Colleges & Universies System. M State instructors who par cipated were Nandini Banerji, (physics); Teresa Beacom, (English) and Nancy Stigen (accoun ng). A total of 36 faculty members from the state’s two-year colleges were recognized during the event. All were named Outstanding Educators by the presidents of their respecve colleges based on nomina ons by students, faculty peers or staff.

Personal finance expert and award-winning journalist Chris Farrell was the guest speaker at the 21st annual Bigwood Lecture sponsored by Fergus Area College Founda on on April 2. The topic of his presenta on was Work-Ɵrement: How Aging Boomers Will Change the Way the Younger GeneraƟon Thinks about Work and the Good Life.

Business & Entrepreneurial Services honored three Entrepreneurs of the Year during its annual ceremony April 26 on the Detroit Lakes campus. Honored were Rob Fuglie, owner of Fergus Foods in Fergus Falls; Chuck Hofius, CEO of Perham Health; and Kenny Nelson, owner of KLN Family Brands in Perham.

Paul Carney and Ramona Caswell, both instructors on the Fergus Falls campus, received na onal Excellence Awards from the Na onal Ins tute for Staff and Organiza onal Development and were formally recognized at the NISOD interna onal conference in Texas in May.

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M State’s service to veterans was the focus of a Veterans Professional Development Day on May 22 in Moorhead. Fi een staff members heard presentaons by M State’s veterans service officers, a student panel and representa ves of My Military Educa on, the Family Assistance Center and the Clay County veterans service office. Instructor Rick Loveland was named one of the Top 14 Fire Science Instructors in the Midwest. He is the fire program manager for M State’s Custom Training Services and an instructor in the college’s Fire Service Preparaon cer ficate program. The Top 14 list was compiled by, a not-for-profit organiza on dedicated to crea ng resources related to fire science. 9


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winning collaboration. That’s the way Mary Stende Miller sees a unique new partnership between the pharmacy programs at Minnesota State Community and Technical College and North Dakota State University in Fargo. It’s a collaboration that will better prepare M State students for jobs as pharmacy technicians while giving NDSU students valuable experience helping to train and educate technicians.

Stende Miller is an instructor in M State’s Pharmacy Technician online eCampus program and also keeps her skills current by working part-time as a pharmacist in FargoMoorhead. “In the real world, pharmacists are usually the ones doing on-the-job teaching for technicians, so it’s important that technicians and pharmacists know how to work collaboratively,” Stende Miller said. Nationwide, she said, there has been a push for increased cooperation between pharmacy technician programs and doctoral pharmacy programs. The trend encouraged her to explore opportunities for partnerships between her M State program and the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Sciences at NDSU, where she graduated from the pharmacy program. During their last year of the PharmD program, NDSU students do ”rotations” where they spend ive weeks working at eight sites, which have typically included

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retail, hospital and clinic pharmacies. Encouraged by a pharmacy student she met at the pharmacy where she works, Stende Miller worked with NDSU to create an academic rotation at M State. The irst NDSU student began his rotation in November and completed it in December. She described the experience as a success, and ultimately she would like to host two NDSU students each academic year and also explore a similar arrangement with the University of Minnesota’s College of Pharmacy. Stende Miller sees the academic rotation as an opportunity for PharmD students to share information they’re learning in the classroom and on their rotation sites and to update technicians on the latest pharmacy trends and technology. They can also provide academic support to M State pharmacy technology students and gain insight into training technicians. “And what better way for the 10 percent of my students who want to go on to pharmacy school than to talk to a PharmD student?” she asked. Stende Miller, who has taught since 2006, said there has been a tremendous evolution in the jobs of pharmacists and technicians during her 30 years in the profession. “Pharmacists are doing more patient-centered care, allowing the dispensing part of the job to be done by technicians,” she said. “It’s an ever-changing profession, and we’re doing all we can to prepare our graduates for the changes they’ll encounter.”


The M State Spartan golfers claimed fourth place, only six shots behind champion Vincennes University, in the 2013 Na onal Junior College Athle c Associa on Division III tournament in Chataugua, N.Y. Brandon Sletmoen received first-team All-American honors, and Lucas Gervais (pictured) was awarded second-team All-American honors. The M State golfers were defending na onal champions a er claiming first place in 2012.


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Student Highlights The Spartan volleyball team qualified to compete in the na onal Division III volleyball tournament for the first me since 2004, defea ng the reigning na onal champion and No. 2-ranked team in the na on to advance to na onals. The team placed fourth in the tournament, and Spartan Gretchen Freed was awarded AllAmerican honors. Teammate Christine Moenkedick was named an honorable men on member of the AllAmerican Division III volleyball team. Artwork entered by students in the Moorhead campus’s second annual Juried Art Competition and Exhibition went on display on all four M State campuses and at the Fargo-Moorhead libraries. The Best in Show award went to Tyler Bakkila. Brandon Stelzer, a carpentry student in Moorhead, was honored as an Outstanding Student by the Na onal Associa on of Home Builders Student Chapters. He received the award at the annual NAHB Builder’s Show in Las Vegas in January. Five M State students won second-place honors in a regional student Human Resources Compe on in Fargo in February. The five, all students in the HR program in Moorhead, were Vania Rheault, Shawna Cole, Mike Otlhoff, Ashley Kunz and Heidi Ness. Six M State students were inducted into the Mu Alpha Theta mathema cs honor society in an induc on ceremony on the Fergus Falls campus April 29. Inductees were MaryAnnual Report 2012-2013

Elizabeth Bentzin, Jeffrey M. Bitzan, Julie Melbye, Rebecca Newbrough, Taryn Stoen and Martin Teran. Fourteen Moorhead students claimed 44 “Top Ten” awards in the State Leadership Conference for Business Professionals of America. All are enrolled in the Accoun ng, Administra ve Support, Business AS and Graphic Arts programs. Winners were Austin Birrenkott, Josh Drewlow, Riley Erickson, Laura Halvorson, Angie Jacobson, Kari Larson, Kylene Miosek, Denise Prestergord, Janel Sauvageau, Ashley Schauff, Patrick Schreiber, Jennifer Turchin, Jared Walz and Chuck Wendlick. Eight M State students took home top awards at the Minnesota Skills USA Compe on in Bloomington. The students represented PowerSports, Automo ve Technology, Diesel Equipment Technology and Network Technology programs. Honored were Shawn Hayes, John Adamek, Shawn Heckler, Casey Gilbertson, John Green, Peter Abruzzese, Nathan Stachler and Pete Skadberg. Robin Elder and Aaron Wohlenhaus won first and third place in the Student Knowledge Bowl sponsored by the Minnesota Associa on of Radiology Students. Both are in the Radiologic Technology program in Detroit Lakes. Five M State - Moorhead Campus students scored in the Top 10 at the Business Professionals of America Na onal Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla., in May. Student winners were Denise Prestegord, Jared Walz, Josh Drewlow, Jennifer Turchin and Kari Larson. 13

MilƟch Hits a High Note


nthony Miltich intended to attend a ilm festival while he was on sabattical, but he never planned to be on stage at the Woodstock Film Festival accepting an award for Best Short Documentary. Miltich has taught English at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Fergus Falls since 1992, but off-campus he is probably most well-known as a musician, sometimes performing 50-plus concerts a year. His passion for music goes back to his school days in Grand Rapids, where he played in a band with Kristian Berg, now a videographer at Penn State. He and Berg kept in touch so it wasn’t a complete surprise when Berg approached him to help write the soundtrack for Poustinia, his planned documentary about the artist abo Gen Gendron Jensen sen, who Berg me met as a child iin n northern Minnesota. Mi But it was a Bu surprise when su the ilm won th tthe h award for Best Short B Documentary D aat the ilm in ffestival fe

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October and Miltich found himself stepping onto the stage to accept the award until Berg arrived. It was, he said, “an unexpected high.” Miltich long ago opted for a career in education rather than music, motivated in part by the desire for a family life with time for ishing, camping, even watching movies – the sort of activities not possible for a musician on the road. His goal of teaching was inspired by his time as a student at Itasca Community College, and those experiences lead him to teach at a community college rather than a four-year institution. His courses include Introduction to Film and World Cinema, which explains his intention to attend a ilm festival during his sabbatical year. Although he chose education, Miltich sees many similarities between teaching and performing. Making a connection with an audience is crucial for musicians, he said, just as it is for teachers – and two-year colleges afford that opportunity. “That’s why community colleges are so important,” he said. “I want to be a friend, a mentor. I’m interested in the ways I can facilitate students’ success at the college. That connectedness is part of what helps them succeed.” Whether those connection s are made as a performer or a teacher, Miltich added, “you can feel it. I’m one of those lucky people who found two lines of work I love, and I’m able to do both.” Minnesota State Community and Technical College Minnesota State Community and Technical College

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The graphs above illustrate the number of students a ending Minnesota State Community and Technical College during the 2009-2012 academic years. During the 2012 academic year 9,065 students a ended M State, 1,616 graduated, 792 transferred to a twoor four-year college or university and 84 percent of graduates were employed in fields related to their educa on.






We have experienced tremendous growth in online courses and programs and in site-based workplace training in business and industry. Custom training sta work closely within each of our communi es to meet the ever-changing needs of local businesses and industries. By partnering with communi es, the college provides custom training services and other responsive training to more than 4,000 people annually.

Student Demographics _____________________________________________________________________________________________ M State is in the business of changing lives, and we have the privilege of serving and educa ng a diverse student popula on. Every student who walks though our doors, meets our instructors in their place of employment or logs in to our virtual classrooms has a story. The diversity of their stories is represented in our student demographics. Our students included 3,535 males and


5,530 females. A total of 12 percent of our students were of an ethnic background other than Caucasian, 47 percent had high financial needs, 23 percent were first-genera on students and 56 percent were tradi onally underrepresented in some way. Approximately 50 percent of our students a end college full- me. Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Graduates Employed in Related Field* 100 80

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* Percent reported by students available for employment.

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Drummond Makes a Textbook Case for Innova on


on Drummond’s students learned this fall that he’s not a by-the-book kind of mathematics teacher.

through D2L, the communication software used by M State students and faculty. He calls it a “living” textbook, one he will revise as needed.

Drummond, who’s in his 10th year of teaching at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead, spent the 2012-13 academic year on sabbatical, intending to create a text for his College Algebra course. But as he delved into the available technology, he said, “I knew I wasn’t going to have a traditional textbook when I was done.”

Drummond also departed from tradition by “ lipping” the course so students prepare for each lesson before he teaches it. Prior to a class session, his students may have been assigned to review audiovisual examples and a recorded lecture so they’re familiar with the concepts.

What he developed instead is an innovative collection of learning materials – posted online and free to students in his eCampus and on-campus Math 1114 courses – along with a non-traditional teaching method that’s making a difference for students. During his 20-plus years as a teacher, Drummond observed that students often respond well to materials created by instructors for their courses. That was part of his inspiration, along with the high cost of textbooks. He calculated that his 100 algebra students saved more than $14,000 this fall by not having to purchase a text. “The math we’re teaching might be 700 or 800 years old, so why are we charging them so much for textbooks with content that hasn’t changed?” he asked. His materials include audio-visual lectures, content examples, audio-visual solutions to problems, quizzes and assignments. All are available online

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“They’ve got all that before they come to class on that particular day,” he said. “I can do more than just lecture on the content. It creates a different type of classroom dynamic where students are interacting more with the content because they have more background. The students who buy into doing things this way are achieving at higher levels, they’re becoming better problem solvers. I can tell they are more engaged by the questions they’re asking.” Many of his College Algebra students never will take another math class, Drummond added, “and I want them to leave the course feeling they can go out into society and think mathematically.” “We’re grooming tomorrow’s workers and leaders, and I want them to be able to think and communicate … and learn the skills they need to become engaged problem solvers,” he said.

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Financial Highlights Capital Improvements _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Detroit Lakes ParĆ&#x;al Roof Replacement: $1,100,000 Design and replacement of a por on of the roof over the northeast sec on of the building and an upgrade of the air handing and air condi oning units.

Biology Lab: $316,500 Convert 1,800 square feet of exis ng nursing lab into a general biology lab to accommodate increased demand from expanding programs for workforce and transfer degrees.



Window and Door Replacement: $476,030 Replacement of all windows and doors with higheďŹƒciency units.

Fire Alarm Upgrade: $350,000 Upgrade the campus fire alarm system.

Wellness Center: $1,385,000 Construct 5,400-square-foot wellness center for student health and fitness. Construc on and maintenance funded by student-approved fees.

Economic Impact _____________________________________________________________________________________________ M State has an annual economic impact of $197 million in west central Minnesota. Based on a regional economy of $8 billion, $8 of every $1,000 produced in the region is either directly or indirectly related to M State. The college’s direct impact in 2011 was $142 million, and the indirect impact in other industries was $55 million.

By providing an educa on to students, M State enhances the produc vity of both public and private organiza ons in Minnesota. The 1,038 degrees award by M State created the equivalent of $27.7 million in future value in the state.

During 2011 the college and its students generated an es mated 2,532 jobs in the region. These jobs included 2,043 direct job and 489 indirect jobs created by vendors, contractors and businesses supplying the college and its students. 20

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College Expenditures _______________________________________


 Salaries/Benefits .................................... 35,825,426  Supplies/Materials ...................................9,165,334  Services/Repairs........................................5,484,722  Other .............................................................3,450,021 _______________________________________



Total Expenses ............................ $53,925,503


College Revenues _______________________________________  Tui on/Fees ............................................. 27,084,593  Room and Board/Sales ...........................5,791,520  General Appropria ons ....................... 17,928,618  Grants ...........................................................3,143,872  Other ................................................................ 613,705 _______________________________________

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Total Revenues ........................... $54,562,308

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Evans is Nursing His Skills


epending on the day, Bill Evans might be an instructor at Minnesota State Community and Technical College. Or he might be a student. Or he might be both.

Taking off time from teaching only during his inal PN semester, he graduated from the program in December 2012 and now continues in the Associate Degree nursing program.

Evans has been a full-time science faculty member on M State’s Wadena campus since 2004, primarily teaching anatomy and physiology and medical microbiology to students in the nursing program there. His students often had complex questions about treatments for diseases and injur injuries, so he asked a colleague in the nursing program to suggest professional development materials for him to read.

“When I irst showed up as a student in class, (the students) didn’t believe that I was taking classes with them,” he said, laughing. “I kept showing up, and they started to think, ‘Maybe he’s serious.’”

The material he received, based on medical interventions, “was incredibly interesting,” Evans said, s “but I totally didn’t understand under it.” He realized he needed medical trainin training in order to comprehend the material, so he took a nursing assistant course cou “as a foot in the d door.” Evans was hooked and – with the hook supp support of M State administrat ministrators and his teachcolleagues – he enrolled in ing colleague the 18-month Practical Nursing program so he could better nursing students. tteach te ach nur 22

As a freshman at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., Evans brie ly considered medical school but, when he worked as a tutor, discovered that he loved teaching. He earned a biology degree and served 10 years as an Army communications and electronics of icer, where he was called on to teach and mentor young soldiers and colleagues. Now as a full-time instructor and full-time student, Evans has students in some of his classes who are classmates in his nursing classes. During his PN clinicals, some of his supervisors at area health care facilities were former students, a reversal that he found “really rewarding.” Has his experience as a student improved his teaching? Absolutely, Evans said, adding that “I never understood before how much nurses have to know and the pressure they are under to work quickly with what they know.”

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Evans has long been an active community volunteer but, after he graduates in the spring of 2014, he hopes to shift his focus to volunteering as a nurse, perhaps helping individuals without access to health care. “I don’t think I would have wanted to go to medical school,” he said. “I like nursing.”

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M State thanks the donors who support our students M State appreciates the donors who support the work of Minnesota State Community and Technical College through gi s to Detroit Lakes Area College Foundation, Fergus Area College Foundation, Moorhead Community and Technical College Foundation and Wadena Area College Foundation. The lists that follow include gi s received between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. Legacy ($10,000 or more) Anonymous Allen L. Bakke Norma J. Bradow Stella Fox Forum Communica ons Founda on J.A. Wedum Founda on Ed Milligan Rosemary Moneta Rosengren North Dakota Implement Dealers Associa on O er Tail Power Company Calvin A. Schmidt Estate

Benefactor ($5,000 - $9,999) Anonymous (2) Crow Wing Power

Pillar ($1,000 - $4,999) Agassiz Valley Human Resources Associa on Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union Robert and Susan Anderson Linda E. and Roger Anhorn Automobile Dealers Associa on of North Dakota Evonne Barnum Charles and Joyce Beck 24

Bell State Bank & Trust Dr. Tony Bonicelli Prac ce Bremer Bank Bernadeen C. Brutlag Francis and Doris Butler Connexus Energy Corner Stone Masonic Lodge #99 Donald and Marie Roberts Charitable Founda on Diversity Scholarship Commi ee Walter and Verna Gehrts Fund Geneva Eschweiler Fergus Falls Business & Professional Women Fiebiger, Swanson, West & Co. Friends of Isaiah Anderson Carolyn and Don Glesne Great Plains Natural Gas Company Yvonne Hanley Tim and Lana Johnson Jay E. and Bonnie Johnson Kelly’s Chrysler Center Kevin M. and Amy King Stuart J. Klovstad Lake Country Power Electric Trust Lake Region Healthcare Kemp Lass

David J. Lenzmeier Life Church James McDonald, DDS / Stephanie Gruchalla, DDS Eunice and John MacFarlane MDU Resources Founda on Minnesota Motors Minnesota Rural Electric Associa on Jay A. and Kirsten Neumann O ertail Coaches, Inc. Milton and Linda Paulson RDO Equipment Sacred Heart Convent Senator Carl M. & H.M. Iverson Charitable Trust Service Food Spartan 5K Entrants Dan Sperling “Realize Your Dreams” Commi ee Paula Frazee Sperling Alex Stern Family Founda on Stearns Electric Associa on Trust The Lundeen Founda on The Rental Store/Central Lakes Cycle Titan Machinery Todd Wadena Electric Coopera ve Joyce True Wallwork Truck Center Inc.

Rud and Timmy Wasson David J. Weiss Wells Fargo Founda on West Central Ini a ve West Fargo Rotary

Spartan ($500 - $999) 3M Espe Dental Products Accelerate Your Life with Erin American Legion Auxiliary AmericInn Lodge and Suites Ameripride BTD Manufacturing Inc. Brooke M. and Dick Barsness Rob W. and Gretchen Bigwood Carrie L. and Ma hew Brimhall Buffalo City Running Club Emily Burggraff Case New Holland, Inc. Ramona Caswell Choice Financial JoAnne and Les Collins Cornerstone Bank David Crisman DL Rotary Breakfast Club Eric Daubner Detroit Lakes IAAP Dolores Duncan Dean Erickson

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John and Kim Erickson Family Founda on Fergus Falls Conven on and Visitors Bureau Friends of Golden Living Center Gate City Bank General Equipment and Supplies Ron and Jennifer Godzinski Marcia Goodyear Great River Energy Hanson’s Auto and Implement Gary Henrickson Dr. John Hicks High Plains Equipment Obert and Mary Houg Hunter Equipment JB Electric Paul D. and LeAnne Johansen Mark and Ka e Johnson Dacia and Todd Johnson Johnstone Supply Tom Julsrud Peggy D. and Jon Kennedy Steven J. and Marci King Margaret and Eldon Kratzke Renee Korda and Mark Olson Lakes Auto Club Lake Region Coop Electric Associa on Legacy Powerline David F. and Mary Lundeen Charles S. and Linda MacFarlane Ruth MacKenzie Saxe The Market Annual Report 2012-2013

Bruce and Sherri Money Phyllis Neuenfeldt Warren Olsen Arlene Olson Ahmad and Ruth Orandi Teresa O o Park Region Telephone & O ertail Telcom Portaco, Inc. Virginia and Richard Portmann Pulpdent Corpora on Kent and Marian Quamme RHI Supply Red Horse Riders Saddle Club Nicole Rostad Speak Easy Restaurant Stephen and Sandy Rufer Wade and Lisa Swenson The Big Lot in Moorhead Ward and Debbie Uggerud Dr. Ann Valen ne Wallwork Truck Center Richard Weber Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota Peter Wielinski

A tudes for Hair, Inc. Nandini Banerji Adam Baker Paul Beithon Mrs. Robert Bigwood Carol Bischof Henrik and Carrie Bjorndahl Jody and Ron Brasel Charles E. Brunko Calla Lily Designs Pamela Canning Carlisle Band Carlson Highland & Co. Paul Carney Catholic Health Ini a ve Gail E. and Brad Childs Michael and Mary Ann Christensen David and Eunice Christenson

Kevin and June Clark Coca-Cola Sco and Debra Colbeck Yvonne Condell Dave Cornell Adam Cowan Heidi Critchley Carroll Crouch Charles L. Dalseide Jessica and Chad Daniels Chris and William Dickey Heidi Dyrstad Gail E. Childs, Edward Jones Megan Ellefson Deborah and Kim Embretson Fargo Holiday Inn Fergus Falls Jaycees Inc. Fergus Falls Monument Co., Inc.

Patron ($100 - $499) Jill and Randy Abbo Virginia Adams Family Founda on Allan and Joyce Amborn Jack Amdal American Federal Bank Dave Anderson Sharyn Anderson Jim and Robin Andrews 25

M State thanks the donors who support our students Food Service of America Roberta Freeman Carolyn Gaarder Karen and Lynn Gabrielson Tom Gausman Darin M. Gronwold Aaron and Breck Grove Loren Haagenson Frank E. Haataja Grace Halcrow Lavonn and Loren Hanson Jerry and Donna Hendel Trudy and Warren Hershner Sharon and Thomas Hintgen Lowell Hoekstra David L. Jensen Michele Jenson Rosa and Ron Jones Peg and Bill Kalar Brenda and Patrick Kava Carole A. Kiecker Mary Jo Kilde Patricia Kisacky Kiwanis Club O er-Risers, Inc Dan L. Knudson Joel and Chris ne Kotschevar Judith A. Kowalski Hensch Jon A. Kragness Marcia and Gerald Kraut Krekelberg Skonseng & Miller PLLP Lee and Margaret Krogh Jake Krohn Lon Laager Andy and Brenda Lacey Jeff Legge Paul and Joann Levang 26

Steve Lindgren Victor and Ann Lundeen Jacquelyn Maethner and Dean Jorud Sharon and Randy Mann Kirk Mann Chris e Massen Jean McKenzie Brenda and Brad Mergens Russ Miller Anthony and Sharon Mil ch Tracy and Jim Morstad Ma hew and Katrina Mouser M State - Fergus Falls Employees Anne Mullen Ann and Dave Nelson Hollis P. Nelson Lois and Roger Nelson Larissa and Ma Ness Dorothy Ness-Evere Nice Threads Custom Embroidering Noon Kiwanis Youth Services Richard and Becky Odden Karel Odegard Mark and Jessica Olson Papa Murphy’s Jack and Sandy Pearson Kenneth and Norma Peeders Pemberton Law FirmFergus Falls Pemberton Law Firm-Wadena Pamela P. Phillips Picke & Co. Pete and Donna Piekarski Charles and Carol Piekarski

Sara Piekarski Pizza Ranch Richard and Carol Pribbernow Renae and Donavon Rasmusson Amber and Ben Reed Jason P. Retzlaff David and Deb Retzlaff Ryan and Heidi Retzlaff Sco Riplinger Maronda Robertson Mary and Gregory Roers Constance Rostad Ann and Curt Ro o Joel Rovang Craig and Sue Rude LuAnn and Mike Rudh Terry Ruud Ryan Hanson Homes Rea and Fred Sasseville Rod and Jolene Scheel Ann Schwalboski Security Insurance, Inc John A. Sethre Brandi and Dave Sillerud Anne Siren Levig Alta Smaaladen Kevin and Kathryn Smith Nancy K. South Leroy “Bud” Squires State Farm Companies Founda on Leon Steckler Mark and Irene Stolpman Nancy and Brad Straw Marilyn and Timothy Swedberg

Loren and Darlene Synstelien Teresa and David Thompson Anthony Thorstenson Mary Jo Titus Carol and John Totland Ugstad Plumbing, Inc. Sue and Allen Vickstrom Victor Lundeen Company Virgil and B.J. Waasdorp Kristy Wager Greg and Tara Wagner Robert and Karen Wasson Pam Wenzel Diane and Doug Wolden Linda Wolfe Michael and Val Wollan Neil R Wothe Vernon and Joyce Youngren

Contributor (up to $100) Accurate Homecare Sharlene Allen Else and Jim Andersen Sara and Sylvan Anderson Eileen and Keith Anderson Doug Andring Jane and William Armstrong Teresa and Don Ashworth Lynn and Brian Bakke LaVelle Barringer Lundby and Dean Lundby Paula A. Barry Jane and Monte Berg V.J. and Robert Block Wesley and Sheila Borowski Linda and Garry Bowhall Karen Bradford

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Richard Bright Baron Broschat Barbara and Dave Carlson Lori and Mike Charest Melinda Chris anson Gary and Susan Clambey Gordon and Joann Cline Costco Wholesale Tori and Jerry Covington Allen and Debra Dahlseng Al Doering Courtney and Luke Draxten Tom Dubbels Linda and William Dumke Steve and Deb Emery Aurdrey and Jim Erickson Steve Estenson Angie Evavold Paul and Ardyce Fjestad Deb Flaskerud Ron Frannea Leslie S. Gaustad Jim and Linda Gnahn Kay Gnoinsky Gordon and Mary Ann Goese Grand Central Inc. Steve Gu ormson and Nancy Swenson Darren Hage Alice Hammer Tanya and Dale Hanstad Jeffrey A. Haukos Kate and Joshua Haus Angie Hop Dennis Hopman Janell Hrdlicka Love Ell Hul n Annual Report 2012-2013

David and Carol Jacobson Jennifer Jacobson E. Roxanne Jensen Ron Jensen Jodi L. Johnson Evangeline J. Johnson Harriet A. Johnson Sheri and Ethan Johnson Brenda and Terrance Johnson Kyle A. Johnston Kelly Jorgens Deborah and Nick Kelman David A. Kenyon Rebekka M. Knutson Buchholz Alice Krantz Brad Krasaway Onnalee M. Krump Joanne and Paul Larson Theresa and Timothy Lee Legacy Co-op Kathleen and James Lehn Larry and Shirley Lokken Marlys and Ray Long Darlene Mandelke Angela Mathers Vicki A. Melby Chuck and Barb Morrison Dennis D. Moske George and Ina Myers Lance and Angela Nord Mary and Roger Normandin Kurt A. Nygaard Sco and Yve e Oppegaard Cathlyn and Don Peterson Roger and Joyce Priewe Donna and Stanley Quam

Red Apple Café Amie and Jeff Romsdal Roger and Ginny Rustad Sam’s Club Rachel Savageau Marjorie A. Scheidecker Shannon M. Schmitz Donald Schumacher and Brooke Manor Pamela S. Schurmann Jessica Sedivy Gunderson Connie and Al Seltz Jessica Sem Martha and Brad Soenksen Ethan Soland David Stoddard Terri L. Strom Judy and Donald Suiter Armond Swanson Kim Tatsumi Jean M. Tenneson TGC, LLC Deborah and Loren Thormodson Ka e and Troy Tysdal Ul mate Fitness Theodore and Rebecca Van Erp James and Lucinda VerSteeg Paul and Carol Walvatne Ashley A. Wangerin Kristy Wager Carrie Ward Erin Warren Mike Wendt Lowell A Wilcox Wild Rice Electric

Marcia Williams Melissa Wold Dennis and Diane Zilmer

In Memory of: Clifford Berglund Edwin and Alfreda Eide Be y Eyestone Vernon Gnahn Alma Mehl Judith Miles Bernice Packard Sidney Packard Ka Sasseville Beverly Seashore

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