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A letter from the PRESIDENT Dear Friends and Alumni: Be bold and innovative. That’s the goal of Minnesota State Community and Technical College as we work to meet the needs of students, businesses and industries in our region. You’ll see those qualities in the “new and improved” programs and endeavors highlighted in this Spring 2018 issue of M State Magazine. At M State, students can count on an affordable and quality education that prepares them to shine in their careers. • Our transfer pathways allow students to save thousands of dollars while completing the first two years of their four-year degree. • We partner with industry to ensure our graduates have a competitive edge in meeting the needs of employers. • We provide workplace solutions to businesses and industries throughout the region, helping them to succeed by boosting the knowledge and skills of their workforce. In this issue, you’ll find stories of our agility and responsiveness to our students, our communities and our regional businesses and industries. A $1.1 million renovation on the Wadena campus will update the library, nursing lab and student services center, and planning is underway for a $1.7 million Center for Student and Workforce Success on the Fergus Falls campus. New transfer pathways in key disciplines make it even easier for students to transfer to one of our Minnesota State universities, and two new program offerings – Foundations in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Medical Assistant – open new career opportunities for students. Whether our students enroll in a single class or a certificate or degree program, we want them to succeed by avoiding great debt and by benefitting from a vibrant environment that encourages learning. Through our partnerships with agencies such as Ruby’s Pantry and the United Way of CassClay, we are working together with our partners to address the needs experienced by our students – and our communities. These are among the exciting changes M State is bringing to our region. We share these stories to highlight M State’s profound impact in our communities and beyond. It’s our sincere hope that you will continue to support our efforts to find new and improved ways to accomplish our mission: To provide dynamic learning for living, working and serving. Enjoy!

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Join us as we celebrate with our graduates! Spring Commencement Ceremony Schedule

Detroit Lakes Campus | 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Detroit Lakes High School Fergus Falls Campus | 3 p.m. Thursday, May 3, on the Fergus Falls campus Wadena Campus | 5 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Wadena-Deer Creek High School Moorhead Campus | 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at Concordia College in Moorhead No tickets are required for attendance.

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Mission Provide accessible education with vigor and integrity to diverse learners, preparing them for dynamic living, working and serving. Vision A success story for every student and stakeholder. College Administration Peggy D. Kennedy, President Carrie L. Brimhall, Vice President/Chief Academic Officer Peter A. Wielinski, Vice President of Student Development Services

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Jill Abbott, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Dacia A. Johnson, Chief Human Resources Officer Daniel L. Knudson, Chief Information Officer Denise A. Laymon, Chief Development and Alumni Officer Patrick A. Nordick, Chief Financial Officer G.L. Tucker, Executive Director of Workplace Development Solutions Magazine Staff Tina Bartels, Art Director

tina.bartels@minnesota.edu

Peg Kalar, Editor

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Peter Wielinski, Vice President of Student Development Services and Marketing peter.wielinski@minnesota.edu

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in the Works on Wadena, Fergus Falls Campuses M State is putting out the welcome mat for its students and communities with major construction projects beginning in May on its campuses in Wadena and Fergus Falls.

will create a much more updated look to the campus,” said Pat Nordick, the college’s chief financial officer and project manager.

Wadena campus renovations

Students, faculty and staff were involved on the 10-person design team as part of the Wadena project’s planning process. The project needs were first identified in a Master Facility Plan completed in 2015.

The largest Wadena campus project, funded by an $820,000 allocation from the 2017 Legislature, includes renovation of underutilized space into a new library and relocation of the Student Development Services Center offices (now scattered in several locations) into the existing library space. A separate project, renovation of the nursing training labs, is being funded through $270,000 in private donations being raised by M State Foundation and Alumni. “We’re going to be very busy over the summer, but the projects

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Library project highlights •

Relocate the library to now-unused classroom spaces

Create additional space where students can collaborate outside the classroom

Provide group and individual student study space


Install 24 computer stations

Install charging stations in a corridor outside the library

Create a private testing room that can be used for proctoring exams

Incorporate more glass and space into the design to create a more welcoming atmosphere for students

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Relocate all staff who provide direct student services — such as financial aid, enrollment and advising — into the space vacated by the current library

Create a “front door” for the campus with a reception desk that is more welcoming to visitors and enhances security

Provide meeting and work space for student government and the veterans center

Bring all major student service facilities, including the library, food service, bookstore and student service offices, into the “crossroads” of the campus

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The new simulation lab will be state of the art for educating the next generation of nursing students." Pat Ahlschlager M State Nursing Instructor

ment project at the same time as the library, SDS center and nursing lab remodeling.

Fergus Falls campus renovations Planned renovation on the Fergus Falls campus aims to meet the needs of students and community residents by combining education and employment services in the new Center for Student and Workforce Success. The project joins the college’s career and transfer services with services offered by the Regional WorkForce Center and its participating federal, state and local partners including the Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. “This will really be a benefit to all the partners, including the general community, local industry and our students,” Nordick said. The $1.7 million project is funded by a $978,000 appropriation from the 2017 Legislature and $750,000 in private partner contributions already raised locally by Fergus Area College Foundation. The goal is for construction to start in April 2019 and be completed by June 2020.

Highlights of the Center for Student and Workforce Success •

Redesign and update the library

Create a dedicated university transfer center, with fouryear degrees offered on campus

Create leasing space for strategic partners to serve the workforce community and students, repurposing campus space to provide for new campus partnerships for workforce development

Dedicate classrooms for workforce/technical skills training

Provide parking and electrical space for mobile classroom training

Create a temperature-controlled room for art preservation and storage

Nursing lab highlights •

Consolidate the nursing delivery methods including bedside lab setting, simulation and lecture space into one updated, efficient program delivery space

Expand the lab from the current five beds to eight beds for training

Upgrade equipment within the lab and provide adequate storage space

Nursing instructor Pat Ahlschlager said the new lab will be equipped with technology for electronic charting, with each bed space including medication drawers and electronic scanning. Learning spaces will mimic hospital rooms. “The new simulation lab will be state of the art for educating the next generation of nursing students,” Ahlschlager said. “We hope to have this space available for our generous industry partners. Their engagement with nursing at Wadena helps us graduate excellent students.” The Wadena campus also will be completing a boiler replace-

Daniel Wenner, executive director of Rural Minnesota CEP, said the synergy created by this partnership will benefit his customers by making their services more visible and accessible, and by improving employer access to graduating students and students who seek career-related employment while they are completing their education. “This will also encourage WorkForce Center customers to consider postsecondary education – a key to entering a career path,” Wenner said. “Making a direct connection between work and educational opportunities will go a long way toward addressing workforce needs in the area.”

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New Programs at M State As more children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, online program fills education need With a growing number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, M State recognized a need to offer training for those who want a better understanding of the disorder. Beginning in fall 2018, M State plans to offer an online certificate program, Foundations in Autism Spectrum Disorders, which will provide basic knowledge about ASD along with the needs of individuals diagnosed with the condition. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States and now affects more than 3.4 million Americans; from 2001 to 2010, the prevalence of autism increased by nearly 120 percent among American children, according to the Autism Society. M State instructor Jennifer Redlin, who has spearheaded creation of the certificate program, said the 15-credit certificate is designed for a broad range of individuals including staff at

public and private schools and social service agencies, child care workers, occupational and speech therapists, and family members caring for individuals diagnosed with autism. “Most of the educational or specialized autism certificates are found in graduate schools,” Redlin said, “but we saw a need for a certificate where people could learn the basics at the undergraduate level. Even a student who is working on a degree from another college could get a leg up in the job market just by having this background and knowledge about autism.” Many of the courses will be taught by Redlin, who has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and specializes in the field of applied behavior analysis, which she described as the treatment of choice and one of the best evidence-based treatments for individuals with autism. The certificate program is currently awaiting Minnesota State system approval. Redlin is also the program director for M State’s Mental Health Behavioral Aide II certificate program, designed to prepare students to provide therapeutic and rehabilitative care for children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional disturbances.

Medical assistants answer to health care worker shortage M State aims to help fill a gap in the health care industry with its introduction of a Medical Assistant diploma program that will cross-train students to work alongside physicians and perform both administrative and clinical duties. “This really addresses a need within health care,” said Steve Erickson, M State’s dean of technical programs. “Graduates will be multi-skilled with training in administrative and clinical tasks in typical ambulatory settings such as clinics and physicians’ offices.” In addition to skills in medical office processes related to billing, insurance and electronic medical records, students will learn routine clinical duties and conclude the 37-credit diploma program with a 160-hour clinical experience under the direct supervision of a physician. In two clinical procedures courses, students will develop basic clinical and laboratory skills that will prepare them to compile patient data, measure blood pressure, draw blood, and perform electrocardiograms and pulmonary function testing.

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While the lab courses will be taught on the Detroit Lakes campus, the majority of courses in the program will be offered online. The program will be offered beginning in the fall of 2018. “Medical assistants are used heavily in larger metro areas such as the Twin Cities and Duluth,” Erickson said, “but the position is still fairly new in our area.” According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the field is expected to grow 29 percent from 2016 to 2026, which it describes as “much faster than average for all occupations.” The expected growth is attributed in part to technological advances and to the aging baby-boom population, which will increase demand for preventive medical services. The program was developed with the assistance of the advisory committee for M State’s Medical Administrative Office program.


Transfer Pathways simplify transfer process Four new Transfer Pathways degrees in biology, business, psychology and theatre simplify the process for M State students who intend to transfer to Minnesota State system partner universities and earn bachelor’s degrees in those fields. Dr. Matt Borcherding, M State’s dean of liberal arts education, said that students who complete one of the new pathway associate degree options are guaranteed course transfer and acceptance at the junior level at Minnesota State University Moorhead and any of the other six universities in the Minnesota State system. “The two-year and four-year colleges worked together to develop what’s essentially a common pathway from a two-year institution to a four-year institution,” he said, with all 60 credits in each pathways degree counting toward the related bachelor’s degree. He said this means students can complete the first two years of these bachelor’s degree programs by taking university-equivalent courses at M State, which offers students more individualized attention in smaller-sized classes and lower tuition (which can mean graduating with lower student debt). MSUM is the No. 1 choice of a transfer university for M State students, Borcherding said, and the Transfer Pathways mean M State students transferring to MSUM can be confident their associate degree will transfer in its entirety into their MSUM major.

The four pilot Transfer Pathways at M State and the programs they transfer into are: • Business Transfer Pathway: Business Administration BS, Finance BS, Project Management BS and Global Supply Chain Management BS • Biology Transfer Pathway: Biology BA, Ecology BS and Evolutionary Biology BS • Psychology Transfer Pathway: Psychology BA • Theatre Arts Transfer Pathway: Theatre Arts BA The 2015 Minnesota Legislature charged Minnesota State with the goal of creating more than two dozen different Transfer Pathway degrees. In addition to MSUM, the universities within the Minnesota State system are Bemidji State University, Mankato State University, Metropolitan State University, St. Cloud State University, Southwest Minnesota State University and Winona State University.

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M State Helping to Bridge Gap Between Workforce and Poverty Editor’s note: This article was written by United Way of CassClay President Kristi Huber as part of a series about workforce development for Fargo INC! Magazine. By Kristi Huber President, United Way of Cass-Clay What do a 1.8 percent local unemployment rate and a workforce development case manager have to do with changing the life of a family and addressing our workforce shortage? Everything. Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. Teach him to fish, and he can feed himself for the rest of his life. Yes, this is an old cliche but, like most cliches, there is usually an element of truth. Today, this adage doesn’t go far enough. A fisherman with a simple fishing pole and boat won’t go hungry, but is that the end goal? Doesn’t our community want a better future for people and their families? And hasn’t the need for a skilled workforce challenged us to think differently? For this man and his family to rise out of poverty, he will need a job with a reasonable wage at a stable fishing company. This is

the only way his daughter might move up the ladder and have a chance at becoming an engineer, CEO or scientist. When I visit with leaders across our community, the conversation is often about how the workforce shortage is impacting their business and bottom line. Interestingly, there is a correlation if you look at the numbers. It is estimated that by the year 2020, there will be 30,000 open jobs in our local communities.* At the same time, one out of eight people in Cass and Clay counties, or 27,000 people, are living in poverty, which is defined as a family of four living on less than $24,600 per year. Through conversations with community partners, it is clear that the barriers for many of these families are two-fold: access to skills and basic needs unique to each person. A solution has been found in a first-ever collaborative workforce development case manager, Amy Feland. Feland’s innovative role is funded thanks to generous United Way donors and was created through strategic collaboration between United Way, Minnesota State Community and Technical College and Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership.

Feeding More Than Hunger By partnering with community organizations, M State has succeeded in answering a need that affects college students – and many others – throughout the region. “We know that food insecurity is a problem on college campuses, both in our area and nationwide,” said M State College Social Worker Marisa Gonzalez. “Surveys show such a high percentage of students come to class hungry, and you can’t focus on school when you’re hungry.” To help address the issue of food insecurity, M State initially researched the possibility of opening campus food pantries. It quickly became apparent that wouldn’t be possible due to regulations, so when staff heard about Ruby’s Pantry, they approached the organization. Now, during the past 16 months, M State worked first with True Life church in Detroit Lakes and more recently with First United Congregational United Church of Christ in Moorhead to create distribution sites for the non-profit, which collects and distributes corporate surplus food items in rural areas.

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Eric's transformation Eric (pictured above with his fiance and daughter) first met Feland when he came to Lakes and Prairies CAP seeking help to keep him from becoming homeless. While there, he noticed a poster for a new welding program. “When I first met Eric, he was working but at risk of becoming homeless. He was sleeping on the floor in a small, nearly empty apartment. With a felony in his background, he shared how there was always a barrier between the jobs he wanted and the ability to even get a call back or an interview. He knew he had to get better skills,” said Feland. Over a six-week period, with Feland’s support, Eric would spend eight hours a day in a welding class provided by M State, work a part-time job at a local restaurant and do his homework (often until 3 a.m.) before showing up the next day for class. The hard work paid off, but it wouldn’t have been possible without support from Amy.

living at the poverty level may not be able to access them because of specific barriers that stand in the way for themselves and their family. As United Way Community Impact Director Thomas Hill explains, “The goal of this two-generation model is to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty by moving the family toward economic security while simultaneously addressing the identified need for a skilled labor force.” Like many of our investments at United Way, we started with a pilot program and measured the results and outcomes. When we were able to see the data and hear the stories of success like Eric’s, we realized we needed to expand the offerings across different industries and increase the number of clients served. Today, thanks to United Way, the workforce development case manager will continue to provide support to clients in these M State training programs: • Welding

“She kept encouraging me and helped me problem-solve the issues I had in my life. I didn’t believe there were good people in the world. But I guess I was proved wrong,” said Eric, who is now proudly employed, recently met his toddler daughter for the first time and found an apartment where he and his fiancée can raise their little girl.

• Certified Nursing Assistant

Removing key barriers for families

*Regional Workforce Development Study commissioned by United Way, The Chamber, Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, FM Area Foundation, Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau, 2015

Child care. Transportation. Housing. Mental health. While excellent training programs exist in our community, a person

The result is a monthly food distribution on two M State campuses: on the second Monday of the month from 5 to 7 p.m. in Detroit Lakes and from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month in Moorhead. For each $20 "share" they purchase, participants receive approximately two laundry baskets of grocery items, including both food and paper goods. The donated food items can include fresh produce, canned goods, meat, dairy products, and frozen and refrigerated items, depending on what surplus items have been provided each month.

• Certified Production Technician “It is rewarding to know that together we are eliminating barriers to help people in our community get the jobs that will support their family,” said M State Director of Business & Industry Amy Hochgraber.

volunteers to staff the monthly distributions, which average about 300 shares in Moorhead and 220 in Detroit Lakes. “Student volunteers have been instrumental – loading up boxes, carrying them out for people,” Gonzalez said. “And it’s so amazing, people will take the time to pull you aside and tell you how much they appreciate you … it’s not just that they’re getting food, but it’s a positive experience.” For more information, contact Gonzalez at 218.299.6839 or marisa.gonzalez@minnesota.edu.

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M State Students are Leaders in LeadMN For a small college campus in outstate Minnesota, M State - Wadena has a big voice in advocating for issues that matter to college students. Wadena campus students Cecilia Morales and Shane Motschenbacher are leaders in LeadMN, which describes itself as “college students connecting for change” and represents the 180,000 students enrolled in two-year colleges throughout Minnesota. Motschenbacher is one of 10 regional representatives on LeadMN’s Governing Council, while Morales was elected by students statewide as the student at large on the group’s 10-member Platform Committee. The organization trains leaders and lobbies for students on a host of issues that concern students at two-year (and often fouryear) colleges: free online textbooks (called open educational resources), college affordability, the opportunity gap that can make a college degree unattainable for some and get-out-thevote efforts to ensure college students have a voice at the state and federal levels. Both Motschenbacher and Morales are graduates of WadenaDeer Creek High School, which is where Motschenbacher first got involved in student government. Motschenbacher took M State classes through the PSEO program as a high school stu-

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dent, then completed a two-year Electrical Technology degree on the Wadena campus. He returned to earn an AA, and this year he’ll finish a Business AS. He intends to enroll in the fall at Minnesota State University Moorhead, where he will complete his business degree in one year. While Motschenbacher came to M State already interested in student government, Morales had no intention of getting involved. She attended a Wadena campus Student Government Association meeting only to appease a friend. She got interested, attended a conference and was hooked. “I was getting so much out of it that I wanted to keep doing it,” said Morales, who will graduate in the spring with her AA degree. She intends to earn a psychology degree at MSUM and, ultimately, a doctorate so she can work as a hospital counselor. She has children ages 19, 16 and 12 and knows that the work LeadMN does today could impact generations of college students to come. When she encourages fellow students to get involved, “I get a lot of eye rolling,” she said. “I tell them that this organization is funded by you – your fees pay for us to help lower your tuition. We challenge them to think about their children, their family members who will attend college in the future.” M State has two other Student Government Association representatives also active at the state level in LeadMN, Moorhead campus student Joshua Hansen and Fergus Falls campus student Nikola Schultz. Through the efforts of all four, M State is competing with metro campuses for LeadMN’s Star Campus designation, which rewards the most active campuses within the organization. For a smaller college outside the Twin Cities, Motschenbacher said, “that’s pretty amazing.”

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‘It’s Scary to Change Careers’ Business major follows his heart into pediatric nursing How did a Concordia College business major end up working as a practical nurse in the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center after a stint tending tigers at Walt Disney World? There’s nothing traditional about Corey Olson’s career path. Olson, a 2006 graduate of Red Lake County Central High School in northern Minnesota, knew at a young age where he was going: By 9th grade he’d already met with an admissions counselor from Concordia College in Moorhead. There, he earned degrees in Business (to make his parents happy) and Apparel/Design (he had a secret love for costume design). Looking for a new beginning after college, he used his business degree to open doors at Walt Disney World in Orlando. He’d never even been to Florida, but he jumped into a program at Disney University, earning two “Mouseters” and two “Ductorate” degrees while working a variety of jobs including tour guide on the Maharajah Jungle Trek. Offered a full-time job as Disney Cruise costume assistant, Olson realized he couldn’t afford life in Florida. He moved back to Fargo and began working part time at Sanford Children’s Hospital – in part for extra cash to finance trips back to Florida. “I never planned on being a nurse,” Olson said. “I never thought I was smart enough or could handle the ‘dirty’ parts of the job. I always thought I was destined to do something creative and artsy.” At Sanford, he became a nursing assistant, then a car seat technician working with parents. “Soon my heart told me that working with children was what I wanted,” he said. “I knew I wanted to be a pediatric nurse and it was my vocation, not just another job.

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“It’s scary to change careers … but if you feel in your heart that it’s something you can do, do it, no matter what others may say.” In January 2017, Olson began the Practical Nursing program on M State’s Moorhead campus. He said he initially struggled with the idea of enrolling at a two-year college after earning a four-year degree. “The idea was hard at first, but only at first,” he said. “I enjoyed my professors. I enjoyed the opportunity to take some classes online as prerequisites. I also enjoyed my fellow nursing students and made some friends I just may have for life.” The courses were “intense,” Olson said, and he points out with pride that he earned grades high enough to qualify for the President’s List during his final semester. Fellow students also chose him as the student speaker during their professional pinning ceremony prior to graduation in December. After gaining experience at the Mayo Clinic, Olson envisions going on to complete a master’s degree in nursing leadership and pair his nursing and business backgrounds as nursing director at a children’s hospital. First, though, he just might return to Disney World to work as a nurse. As he says, quoting Mary Poppins, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun …”

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Memorial of Martyrs, designed by Hung Ngo

Vietnamese Family Building a New Future in Fargo Moorhead As a trained architect and construction company owner in his native Vietnam, Hung Ngo spent 15 years designing and building residential and commercial projects. Now as a resident of Fargo and a student at M State, Ngo is building a new life. After arriving in Fargo in January 2016, Ngo considered enrolling in the architecture program at North Dakota State University, but he realized he first needed to hone his English skills. Then, while attending English Language Learner courses in the community, he learned about his career opportunities at M State. Ngo has been enrolled on M State's Moorhead campus since the spring of 2016 and works full time at night, first for Mid-American Steel and now as a crane operator for McNeilus Steel in Fargo. He has been taking construction and engineering courses in Moorhead and plans to transfer into the Architectural Drafting program on the Detroit Lakes campus in the fall of 2018. Drafting and 3D Technologies program instructor Keith Johnson quickly realized Ngo’s skills when he had him as a student in his Engineering Graphics class. “I could tell by the drawing assignments that he submitted that he had training earlier,” Johnson said. “His drawings were exceptional.” While he has years of industry experience, Ngo said there are vast differences between construction in Fargo and in Viet-

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nam – in building materials, in technical terms and even in measurements (Vietnam uses the metric system). While Ngo is gaining experience with the American construction industry, he’s also continuing to improve his English language skills. “It’s not easy if you want to be an architect in the United States if your English is not good because you cannot persuade people,” he said. ”If I don’t understand your culture, how can I design your house?” Ngo’s wife, Hoang Pham, is a Ph.D. student in Environmental and Conservation Studies at NDSU, where she is researching the use of nanoparticles to remove pollution from water, and their son attends kindergarten. They chose to immigrate to Fargo because Pham’s sister, a nurse practitioner, has lived there for 20 years, since marrying an American. While they both had successful careers in Vietnam, Ngo and Pham said they disliked the pollution and corruption there, and they wanted to provide better opportunities for their son. The couple say they appreciate the opportunities they have and the people who have been willing to help them make Fargo Moorhead their new home. “We’ve been told we are lucky, that Fargo Moorhead is a good place,” Ngo said. “I feel grateful.”

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M State Grad, Fellow Line Workers Brighten Lives of Hurricane Victims Sinkholes. Banana spiders. Alligators. Those are not typical hazards encountered by electrical line workers in Minnesota, but they are nothing out of the ordinary for hurricane recovery workers in Florida. M State graduate and Verndale native Ethan Kern answered the call for volunteers in September when he traveled to Florida with 13 fellow Minnesotans to help restore the power in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which had caused nearly $67 billion in damage to several Caribbean nations and the southeastern United States earlier in the month. Kern, a resident of New York Mills, graduated in 2010 from the Electrical Line Worker Technology program on M State’s Wadena campus and is a journeyman line worker for Lake Region Electrical Cooperative. He’d told Lake Region that he’d be willing to travel to Florida if volunteers were needed, “and a day or two later we were on the road.” Of the group of 14 who went to Florida, four work for Lake Region and 10 work for other Minnesota electric cooperatives. “The trip was a real eye opener,” said Kern, recalling the initial safety meeting with the Florida cooperative that they’d be assisting. “We got to learn all about the hazards of working in their service territory like sinkholes, gopher turtle holes, some plants, banana spiders, alligators and venomous snakes like water moccasins, coral snakes, copperheads and rattlesnakes. “So being from the central part of Minnesota … we were all pretty scared the first time we had to walk through the tall grass. But by the end of the week the scariness wore off.” Kern and his fellow line workers spent about a week in Live Oak in northwestern Florida. Most of the devastation they saw was from trees uprooted by winds that topped 100 miles an hour, downing power lines and damaging cars and buildings. “The best part of the whole trip was turning the power back on, and the people thanking us along with the little children screaming when the lights and air conditioning turned on,” Kern said. “I would definitely do it again.”

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President's Scholars Tout M State

Morgan Lider, Erhard

Sophomore, Biological Sciences

Sophomore, Engineering

Nathan Onstad, Dalton

Savannah Findlay, Herman

Each year, recipients of Fergus Area College Foundation’s President's Scholarships are selected for this honor based on their leadership activities, community and school involvement, and academics. Read what this year’s President's Scholars have to say about M State and their experiences here.

the extracurricular actives such as campus Crusade for Christ.

names and are always willing to help if the students ask for it.

Savannah: If I had to choose what I enjoyed most, I would say it is the involvement and leadership roles I have had in Student Government, as a Resident Assistant, in Phi Theta Kappa and the Spartans Living Well Coalition. I’ve made many wonderful friends at M State, and the college feels like a family.

Q: What are your plans after graduating from M State and, ultimately, your career goals? Has M State had an impact on those goals?

Q. Why did you choose to begin your college career at M State?

Morgan: The primary reason I chose M State is because of the low tuition.

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Nathan: I really like the professors and culture, and it is cost-effective.

Morgan: The instructors are able to work around your schedule if you need help and will give you helpful advice to succeed in the future. Another advantage is the low tuition cost – you are able to save a ton of money while getting the same credits that you would at a university.

Savannah: I graduated from high school at the age of 16 and was accepted to six four-year universities. I attended one of them for a week, but I didn’t feel completely ready to begin my college career. I decided to take a gap year to work … (then) started to think about nursing and visited M State. I decided nursing was not for me within my first three days at M State and switched my classes to ones that would work for the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree. I am very happy I ended up at M State.

Q. What have you enjoyed most about your time on the Fergus Falls campus?

Morgan: I was able to continue my volleyball career with amazing coaches and awesome new friends and teammates. Nathan: I really enjoy being a part of

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Nathan: One is that I can gain a quality education at an affordable rate. I also am able to take advantage of smaller class sizes and build a solid foundation academically through increased time with instructors. Savannah: M State was a great start to my college career because it eased the transition from high school to college life. My high school graduating class consisted of eight students, so it was nice to attend a college with a small student population. The small class sizes are also an advantage. Many of the professors take the time to learn their students’

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Graduated Fall 2017 with an AA in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Morgan: I plan on attending North Dakota State University to major in biological sciences with a minor in pre-veterinary medicine. After NDSU I plan on applying for vet school. M State impacted my career goals greatly. I was able to attend without using any loans due to the low tuition cost and scholarships, which has helped me to save money to put toward my education at NDSU. Nathan: I plan to attend North Dakota State University and become a mechanical engineer. I have known for a long time that I wanted to be an engineer, but my experience at M State has helped me focus those aspirations and given me many tools for achieving this goal. Savannah: My plans are to transfer to a four-year university in the fall of 2018. I’m considering majoring in economics and/or management and possibly getting a minor in computer science or computer information systems. I never considered a degree in economics before one of the professors at M State suggested I look into it. The leadership roles I have had during my time at M State have also impacted my career goals.

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Summer term is May 9 through July 27. Subject number Course title

Credits

Accounting ACCT

1108 Business Math and Calculators............................... 3

Subject number Course title

Credits

Cosmetology

Administrative Support

ADMS 2240 Administrative Office Professional Internship II........ 3

COSM 1163 Hair Color................................................................ 1 COSM 1200 Salon Practicum..................................................1-18 COSM 2800 Alexandria Body Sugaring....................................... 1

Anthropology

Criminal Justice

Art

Dental

ANTH 1100 Anthropology........................................................... 3 ART ART

1110 Introduction to Art.................................................... 3 1121 World of Art I............................................................ 3

Biological Sciences

BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL

1104 1107 1108 2202 2260 2261 2262 2263 2267 2268

Biology of Human Concerns................................... 3 Environmental Science Issues................................. 3 Environmental Science Issues Lab.......................... 1 Principles of Nutrition............................................... 3 Human Anatomy and Physiology I.......................... 3 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab................... 1 Human Anatomy and Physiology II......................... 3 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab.................. 1 Medical Microbiology............................................. 3 Medical Microbiology Lab...................................... 1

Business Management

BUS BUS BUS BUS

1146 2204 2206 2220

Personal Finance..................................................... 3 Principles of Management...................................... 3 Principles of Marketing............................................ 3 Global Business....................................................... 3

Chemistry

CHEM 1100 Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry.................... 3

Communication

COMM 1120 Introduction to Public Speaking.............................. 3 COMM 1140 Interpersonal Communication................................ 3

Construction Management

CONM 2222 Construction Management Internship.................... 2

Computer

CPTR 1104 Introduction to Computer Technology.................... 3 CPTR 2294 Internship................................................................. 3

Construction

BLDG 1110 Principles of Residential and Commercial Construction............................... 3

CRJU DENT

2235 Criminal Justice Internship................................... 1-4 1103 Introduction for Dental Health Care Providers......... 2

Dental Assisting DNAS

1144 Dental Assisting Clinical Affiliations.......................... 6

Dental Hygiene

DNHY DNHY DNHY

1124 Pain Control Lab...................................................... 2 1130 Dental Hygiene Principles III.................................... 1 1132 Dental Hygiene Practice III...................................... 1

Diesel Equipment Technology DSET

1140 Supervised Occupational Experience I.................. 7

Diesel Equipment Technology Case IH and New Holland

DCNH 1118 CNH (Case New Holland) Supervised Occupational Experience (SOE) II........ 7

Diesel Equipment Technology Truck Option DTRK

1140 Supervised Occupational Experience I.................. 7

Economics

ECON 2210 Macroeconomics................................................... 3 ECON 2222 Microeconomics..................................................... 3

Electrical Technology

ELEC ELEC

1116 Conduit/Tool Applications....................................... 2 1118 Electrical Services.................................................... 3

English

ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL

0097 1101 1210 1215 2239 2372

Express English Strategies........................................ 3 College Writing........................................................ 3 Writing About Current Issues.................................... 3 Professional and Technical Writing.......................... 3 Nature Writers.......................................................... 3 Children's Literature................................................. 3

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Subject number Course title

Credits

Subject number Course title

English Language Learners

Medical Administrative Assistant

Esthetist

Music

Health

Nursing

ELL

1080 English Language Learner Writing II......................... 3

ESTH

HLTH HLTH

1801 Advanced Skin Treatments...................................... 1 1111 Personal and Community Health............................ 3 1116 Medical Terminology.............................................. 3

Health Information Technology

HITM HITM

1159 Professional Practice Experience Functions............ 2 2272 Professional Practice Experience Coding............... 2

History

HIST HIST

1600 History of Baseball................................................... 3 2213 American History: 20th Century.............................. 3

Human Resources HRES

1122 Human Resources Management........................... 3

Humanities HUM HUM

2230 World Cinema......................................................... 3 2236 Technology in the Humanities................................. 3

Math

MATH 0055 Foundational Mathematics.................................... 2 MATH 0085 Elementary Algebra I............................................... 2 MATH 0095 Elementary Algebra II.............................................. 2 MATH 1020 Intermediate Algebra.............................................. 3 MATH 1114 College Algebra...................................................... 4 MATH 1116 College Trigonometry.............................................. 3 MATH 1213 Introduction to Statistics........................................... 4

Marketing

MKTG 1110 Customer Service.................................................... 3 MKTG 2290 Management, Marketing and Sales Internship....... 3 MKTG 2292 Supervised Occupational Experience II................. 3

Credits

ADMM 1152 Outpatient Coding.................................................. 4 MUSC NURS

1118 Rock and Pop Music............................................... 3 2410 Role Transition.......................................................... 2

Pharmacy Technology PHRM PHRM

2010 Experiential / Hospital.............................................. 3 2012 Experiential / Retail.................................................. 3

Philosophy PHIL

1211 Introduction to Philosophy....................................... 3

Political Science POLS

1120 American National Government............................. 3

Practical Nursing PNSG PNSG

1524 Practical Nursing Mental Health.............................. 2 1526 Clinical II Practical Nursing...................................... 5

Psychology PSYC PSYC PSYC

1200 General Psychology................................................ 3 2222 Lifespan Development............................................ 3 2226 Behavior & Environment Management.................. 3

Radiologic Technology RADT 1102 RADT 1180 RADT 1190

Fundamental Concepts of Radiologic Technology....................................... 2 Radiographic Clinical I........................................... 5 Radiographic Clinical II........................................... 5

Sociology SOC

1111 Introduction to Sociology........................................ 3

Fall semester is August 27 through December 21. Subject number Course title

Credits

Accounting

ACCT 1012 Principles of Bookkeeping....................................... 3 ACCT 1101 Payroll...................................................................... 3 ACCT 1108 Business Math and Calculators............................... 3 ACCT 1120 Business Law............................................................ 3 ACCT 1124 Spreadsheet Applications....................................... 3 ACCT 2201 Financial Accounting I Lab..................................... 1 ACCT 2203 Managerial Accounting Lab................................... 1 ACCT 2210 Managerial Accounting.......................................... 4 ACCT 2211 Financial Accounting I............................................ 3 ACCT 2213 Managerial Accounting.......................................... 3 ACCT 2216 QuickBooks.............................................................. 3 ACCT 2217 Microsoft Dynamics GP........................................... 3 ACCT 2255 Income Tax-Individual............................................. 3 ACCT 2620 Intermediate Accounting I...................................... 4 ACCT 2640 Accounting Internship.......................................... 1-4

Administrative Support

ADMS 1100 Keyboarding I.......................................................... 3 ADMS 1110 Word Processing...................................................... 3 ADMS 1112 Desktop Publishing.................................................. 3 ADMS 1116 Business Communications I.................................... 3

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Subject number Course title

ADMS 1128 ADMS 1130 ADMS 1190 ADMS 1310 ADMS 2240

Credits

Records Management............................................ 3 Office Software Applications................................... 3 Keyboarding II......................................................... 1 Critical Workplace Skills........................................... 3 Administrative Office Professional Internship II........ 3

American Sign Language

ASL 1111 ASL 1112 ASL 1113 ASL 2000 ASL 2100

American Sign Language and Deaf Culture I........ 3 American Sign Language and Deaf Culture II........ 3 American Sign Language and Deaf Culture III....... 4 Advanced Fingerspelling, Numbers and Classifiers.......................................... 2 Linguistics of American Sign Language.................. 3

Anthropology

ANTH 1100 Anthropology........................................................... 3

Automotive Service Technology AMST AMST AMST AMST

1101 1102 1105 1110

Automotive Equipment Fundamentals................... 2 Alignment & Suspension I........................................ 3 Brakes I.................................................................... 3 Batteries, Starting and Charging Systems............... 2


Subject number Course title

AMST AMST AMST AMST AMST AMST AMST AMST AMST AMST

1111 1122 1126 1132 1136 2201 2211 2214 2220 2225

Credits

Automotive Electronics............................................ 3 Engines I.................................................................. 3 Engines II................................................................. 3 Drivetrains I.............................................................. 3 Drivetrains II.............................................................. 3 Alignment and Suspension II................................... 3 Exhaust Analysis Fuel Systems................................. 3 Electronic Powertrain Control I................................. 3 Ignition Systems....................................................... 3 Brakes II.................................................................... 3

Architectural Technology

ARCH ARCH ARCH ARCH

Art

ART ART ART ART ART ART ART ART ART ART

2226 2232 2236 2242

Residential Project II................................................ 4 Civil and Structural Integration................................ 3 Architectural Presentation....................................... 2 Mechanical and Electrical Integration................... 3

1107 1108 1110 1111 1112 1121 1124 1140 1141 2114

Foundations of Art, 2-D............................................ 3 Foundations of Art, 3-D........................................... 3 Introduction to Art.................................................... 3 Drawing I................................................................. 3 Painting I.................................................................. 3 World of Art I............................................................ 3 American Art........................................................... 3 Handbuilt Ceramics................................................ 3 Ceramics I............................................................... 3 Photographic Art I.................................................... 3

Biological Sciences

BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL BIOL

1104 1107 1108 1122 1170 2010 2202 2260 2261 2262 2263 2265 2267 2268

Biology of Human Concerns................................... 3 Environmental Science Issues................................. 3 Environmental Science Issues Lab.......................... 1 General Biology I..................................................... 4 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology....... 4 General Ecology..................................................... 4 Principles of Nutrition............................................... 3 Human Anatomy and Physiology I.......................... 3 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab................... 1 Human Anatomy and Physiology II......................... 3 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab.................. 1 Diagnostic Microbiology......................................... 4 Medical Microbiology............................................. 3 Medical Microbiology Lab...................................... 1

Business Management

BUS BUS BUS BUS BUS BUS BUS BUS

1120 1141 1143 1146 1300 2204 2206 2220

Spreadsheet and Database Concepts.................. 3 Introduction to Business........................................... 3 Office Procedures................................................... 3 Personal Finance..................................................... 3 Financial Statement Analysis................................... 3 Principles of Management...................................... 3 Principles of Marketing............................................ 3 Global Business....................................................... 3

Cardiovascular Technology

CVRI CVRI CVRI CVRI CVRI CVRI CVRI CVRI

1100 1105 1110 1120 1130 2262 2263 2264

Chemistry

Cardiovascular Technology Survey......................... 2 Introduction to Cardiovascular Technology............ 2 Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology............... 3 Principles of Patient Care........................................ 4 Cardiovascular Technology I.................................. 3 Cardiovascular Technology Practicum I................. 5 Cardiovascular Technology Practicum II................ 5 Cardiovascular Technology Practicum III............... 5

CHEM 1100 Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry.................... 3 CHEM 1111 General Inorganic Chemistry I................................ 5

Subject number Course title

Credits

CHEM 2224 Organic Chemistry I................................................ 5

Child Development

CDEV 1105 Development/Guidance......................................... 3 CDEV 1107 Intro to Early Education............................................ 3 CDEV 2238 Integrating Children with Special Needs................. 3 CDEV 2241 Observing and Assessing........................................ 2 CDEV 2242 Infant/Toddler Programming................................... 3 CDEV 2244 Parent & Professional Relations............................... 3

Civil Engineering Technology CIVL CIVL

1100 Survey I: Fundamentals of Surveying....................... 3 2234 Utility Design............................................................ 3

Communication

COMM 1100 COMM 1120 COMM 1130 COMM 1140 COMM 2230

Communication and Effective Human Relations... 3 Introduction to Public Speaking.............................. 3 Small Group Communication................................. 3 Interpersonal Communication................................ 3 Intercultural Communication.................................. 3

Computer

CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR CPTR

1001 Introduction to Programming and Scripting............ 3 1100 Fundamental Computer Concepts........................ 1 1103 Introduction to Assistive Technology....................... 3 1104 Introduction to Computer Technology.................... 3 1106 Microcomputer Databases..................................... 3 1108 Cisco I..................................................................... 3 1110 Visual Basic Programming I..................................... 3 1118 Cisco II..................................................................... 3 1122 Microcomputer Maintenance................................ 3 1125 IT Essentials I............................................................. 3 1129 RPG Programming................................................... 4 1130 IT Essentials II............................................................ 3 1135 Beginning Networking............................................. 3 1170 Web Engineering I................................................... 3 2000 Mobile Application Development.......................... 3 2224 Linux I....................................................................... 3 2230 Structured Query Language................................... 3 2234 Linux II...................................................................... 3 2236 Network Security...................................................... 3 2242 Java Programming................................................. 3 2260 Advanced Structured Query Language................. 3 2272 Network Operating Systems.................................... 3 2294 Internship................................................................. 3

Computer-Aided Drafting

CADD 1000 AutoCAD Basics....................................................... 3

Computer Science

CSCI 1110 Informatics.............................................................. 3 CSCI 1121 Computer Science I................................................ 4

Computer Security

CSEC 2204 Managing Directory Services.................................. 3

Construction Management

CONM CONM CONM CONM CONM CONM

1101 1102 1104 1124 2204 2212

Construction Documents and Codes..................... 3 Site/Building Layout.................................................. 2 Construction Management Principles.................... 2 Building Systems...................................................... 3 Materials Testing...................................................... 3 Site Management................................................... 3

Cosmetology

COSM 1000 Principles and Practices.......................................... 3 COSM 1117 Shampooing and Rinsing....................................... 1 COSM 1119 Haircutting............................................................... 1

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Subject number Course title

Credits

COSM 1129 Hairstyling................................................................ 1 COSM 1161 Nail Structure and Growth....................................... 1 COSM 1179 Minnesota Cosmetology Laws and Rules............... 1 COSM 2100 Chemical Texture Services...................................... 1 COSM 2200 Manicuring/Pedicuring............................................ 1 COSM 2400 Advanced Nail Techniques..................................... 1

Criminal Justice

CRJU CRJU CRJU CRJU CRJU CRJU

1101 1102 1106 1117 2201 2209

Introduction to Criminal Justice.............................. 3 Policing and Practices............................................. 3 Introduction to Corrections and Probation.............. 3 Special Topics In Criminal Justice........................... 3 Criminal Law............................................................ 3 Criminal Investigations............................................ 3

Culinary Arts

CULN 1200 Fundamentals of Baking and Pastry....................... 6 CULN 1205 Theories of Baking and Pastry.................................. 2 CULN 1210 Fundamentals of Food Fabrication and Production....................................................... 6 CULN 1215 Theory of Food Fabrication and Production........... 2 CULN 1220 Fundamentals of Pantry Production........................ 3 CULN 1230 Introduction to Professional Food Service............... 4 CULN 1240 Sanitation Certification............................................ 2 CULN 1250 Kitchen Math and Measurements.......................... 1 CULN 2202 Meats...................................................................... 2 CULN 2204 Cafe Breakfast Foundations.................................... 5 CULN 2206 Buffet Presentation and Production......................... 3 CULN 2222 Supervision Lab....................................................... 6 CULN 2228 Food Cost Control................................................... 3 CULN 2240 Internship................................................................. 2

Dental

DENT DENT DENT DENT

1100 Biomaterials............................................................. 3 1102 Dental Anatomy...................................................... 2 1104 Dental Health Care Providers II................................ 1 1106 Dental Radiology Lecture........................................ 3

Dental Assisting

DNAS DNAS DNAS

1103 Clinical Assisting I.................................................... 6 1106 Biodental Science................................................... 3 1210 Radiology Lab......................................................... 1

Dental Hygiene

DNHY 1104 Dental Anatomy Lab............................................... 1 DNHY 1109 Radiology Lab......................................................... 2 DNHY 1110 Dental Hygiene Principles I...................................... 2 DNHY 1112 Dental Hygiene Practice I........................................ 3 DNHY 1118 Oral Pathology........................................................ 2 DNHY 2210 Dental Hygiene Principles IV.................................... 2 DNHY 2213 Dental Hygiene Prac IV............................................ 6 DNHY 2219 Periodontology........................................................ 2 DNHY 2226 Community Dental Hygiene................................... 4 DNHY 2240 Clinical Affiliation I................................................... 1

Diesel Equipment Technology

DSET DSET DSET DSET DSET DSET DSET DSET DSET DSET DSET

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1100 1101 1106 1112 1114 1124 1130 2204 2214 2218 2242

Diesel Equipment Fundamentals............................ 2 Software Systems in Transportation......................... 2 Fuel Systems............................................................ 2 Hydraulics I.............................................................. 4 Vehicle Brakes......................................................... 3 Diesel Shop Management...................................... 1 Trans Elec/Start/Charge........................................... 4 Advanced Electrical and Emission Systems............ 3 Suspension & Alignment......................................... 3 Advanced Fuels...................................................... 3 Advanced Engines and Fuel Systems..................... 6

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Subject number Course title

Credits

Diesel Equipment Technology Case IH and New Holland

DCNH 1116 CNH (Case New Holland) Supervised Occupational Experience (SOE) I............................ 3 DCNH 2242 Advanced Engines and Fuel Systems..................... 6

Diesel Equipment Technology Truck Option DTRK DTRK

2214 Suspension and Alignment..................................... 3 2242 Advanced Engines and Fuel Systems..................... 6

Economics

ECON 1150 Essentials of Economics.......................................... 3 ECON 2210 Macroeconomics................................................... 3 ECON 2222 Microeconomics..................................................... 3

Education

ED 2205 ED 2206 ED 2232

Introduction to Education and Technology............ 2 Early Field Experience............................................. 1 Strategies for Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.............................. 4

Electrical Line Worker Technology ELWT ELWT ELWT ELWT

1102 1104 1106 1108

Line Worker Theory I................................................. 4 Electrical Structure Installation................................. 5 Climbing Electrical Structure................................... 4 Construction of Overhead Structures...................... 3

Electrical Technology

ELEC ELEC ELEC ELEC ELEC ELEC ELEC ELEC ELEC ELEC ELEC ELEC ELEC ELEC

1100 Electrical Safety....................................................... 1 1102 Intro to Electrical Circuit Theory............................... 4 1104 Introduction to National Electrical Code................ 2 1107 Intro to Residential Wiring........................................ 3 1114 National Electrical Code......................................... 2 1122 Introduction to Electrical Materials.......................... 1 1124 Intro to Electrical Blueprint Reading........................ 2 2202 Heating/Cooling Controls........................................ 3 2205 Introduction to Commercial Wiring......................... 3 2206 Introduction to Motor Control Applications............. 3 2208 Programmable Logic Controllers............................ 2 2211 Electronic Motor Control.......................................... 3 2225 Transformers............................................................ 2 2250 Special Topics/Projects............................................ 2

Energy

ENST ENST

2002 Energy Safety Principles........................................... 1 2222 Blueprint Reading for Energy Industry...................... 2

English

ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL ENGL

0096 0097 0098 1101 1101 1205 1210 1215 2200 2230 2238 2239 2323 2324

Reading and Writing Strategies............................... 6 Express English Strategies........................................ 3 Accelerated English................................................ 3 College Writing........................................................ 3 College Writing........................................................ 3 Writing About Literature............................................ 3 Writing About Current Issues.................................... 3 Professional and Technical Writing.......................... 3 Introduction to Creative Writing............................... 3 Environmental Literature.......................................... 3 Literature, Illness, and the Human Condition.......... 3 Nature Writers.......................................................... 3 Horror and Supernatural Fiction............................... 3 Travel Literature........................................................ 3

English for Academic Purposes EAP

0094 Reading and Editing Strategies I............................. 3


Subject number Course title

Credits

English Language Learners

ELL 0050 ELL 0060 0065 ELL ELL 1020 ELL 1060 ELL 1080 ELL 1090

English Language Learner Foundations.................. 4 English Language Learner Reading........................ 3 American English Expressions.................................. 2 English Language Learner Listening Comprehension and Speaking.............................. 3 English Language Learner Writing I......................... 4 English Language Learner Writing II......................... 3 Editing for College Writing....................................... 2

Engineering

Subject number Course title

Health Information Technology

HITM HITM HITM HITM HITM HITM

1150 2204 2218 2263 2272 2283

Engineering Technology

Entrepreneurship

History

ENGT ENGT ENGT ENTR ENTR ENTR

1118 Construction and Manufacturing Math.................. 3 1126 Engineering Graphics.............................................. 3 1134 Office Systems and Equipment.............................. 3

1100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship............................. 3 1400 Opportunity Analysis................................................ 3 2200 Entrepreneurial Field Studies................................... 3

Equine Science

EQSC EQSC EQSC EQSC EQSC EQSC EQSC EQSC

1001 1050 1130 1140 1150 1190 1200 2501

Introduction to Equine Science............................... 1 Equine Anatomy...................................................... 3 Stable Operations I.................................................. 1 Western Horsemanship............................................ 3 Fundamentals of Riding Instruction......................... 2 Farrier Science........................................................ 2 Equine Events Management................................... 1 Equine Internship..................................................... 6

Fire Department Company Officer

FIRE FIRE FIRE FIRE

1100 1106 1108 1150

Intro to Fire Service.................................................. 2 Firefighter I and II..................................................... 3 Firefighter I & II Skills................................................. 4 HazMat Operational................................................ 3

First Year Experience FYE

1000 Student Success Seminar........................................ 1

Gas Utility and Construction GAS GAS GAS

1000 Gas Utility Field Training I......................................... 4 1001 Underground Utility Locating................................... 2 1003 Gas Utility Equipment Training................................. 5

Geography

GEOG 1110 World Geography.................................................... 3

Golf Management

GOLF 2402 Golf Internship...................................................... 1-3

Graphic Design Technology

GDTC 1100 Macintosh Production Processes............................. 3 GDTC 1113 Design & Layout I.................................................... 3 GDTC 1126 Digital Photography................................................. 3 GDTC 1134 Electronic Drawing I................................................. 3 GDTC 2203 Electronic Image Manipulation.............................. 3 GDTC 2212 Design & Layout III................................................... 3 GDTC 2244 Advanced Electronic Imaging................................ 3 GDTC 2278 Digital Pre-Flight....................................................... 3

Health

HLTH HLTH HLTH HLTH HLTH

1100 Introduction to Nutrition........................................... 2 1110 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology................ 3 1116 Medical Terminology.............................................. 3 2208 Pathophysiology...................................................... 3 2215 EMT Basic................................................................. 6

Introduction to Health Care Delivery....................... 3 Fundamentals of Electronic Health Records........... 3 Intermediate Procedure Coding............................. 3 Reimbursement Systems......................................... 3 Professional Practice Experience Coding............... 2 Intermediate Diagnosis Coding.............................. 3

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration HVAC 1102 HVAC 1103 HVAC 1128 HVAC 2202 HVAC 2290

ENGR 2220 Engineering Mechanics II........................................ 3

Credits

HIST HIST HIST HIST HIST

1110 1111 1600 2211 2213

Humanities

HUM HUM HUM HUM HUM HUM

1101 1105 1110 2210 2236 2301

Duct Fitting Construction......................................... 3 Electricity for Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning............................................... 4 HVAC Design & Installation...................................... 5 Air Handling............................................................. 2 Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Internship............................... 1 Western Civilization Ancient - 1400.......................... 3 Western Civilization: 1400-1600............................... 3 History of Baseball................................................... 3 American History: the Colonial Period.................... 3 American History: 20th Century.............................. 3

Introduction to Humanities...................................... 3 Religion in the Humanities....................................... 3 Native American Culture......................................... 3 Introduction to Film.................................................. 3 Technology in the Humanities................................. 3 Heroes, Moral and Cultural..................................... 3

Human Resources HRES 1122 HRES 1126 1130 HRES HRES 2204 HRES 2224 HRES 2254

Human Resources Management........................... 3 Employee Processes............................................... 3 Benefits Administration............................................ 3 Policy Administration............................................... 3 Employee/Labor Relations...................................... 3 Human Resource Systems and Portfoilio Evaluation.......................................... 3

Information Technology ITSS

1100 Information Technology Help Desk......................... 3

Massage Therapy

THPY 1110 Massage Tech/Ethics............................................... 3 THPY 1118 Kinesiology.............................................................. 3 THPY 1156 Massage Pathophysiology...................................... 3

Marine Engine Technology

MRNT 2205 Marine Advanced Fuel Systems.............................. 3

Marketing

MKTG MKTG MKTG MKTG MKTG MKTG MKTG MKTG MKTG MKTG MKTG MKTG

1106 1110 1116 2204 2214 2218 2230 2234 2236 2290 2292 2410

Professional Selling.................................................. 3 Customer Service.................................................... 3 Advertising and Promotion...................................... 3 Advanced Professional Selling................................ 3 E Marketing.............................................................. 3 Retail Management................................................ 3 Marketing Research................................................ 3 Computer Marketing Applications.......................... 3 Small Business Management.................................. 3 Management, Marketing and Sales Internship....... 3 Supervised Occupational Experience II................. 3 Marketing, Management, and Sales Capstone..... 3

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Subject number Course title

Credits

Math

MATH 0055 Foundational Mathematics.................................... 2 MATH 0085 Elementary Algebra I............................................... 2 MATH 0095 Elementary Algebra II.............................................. 2 MATH 1000 Technical Math........................................................ 3 MATH 1020 Intermediate Algebra.............................................. 3 MATH 1100 World of Math.......................................................... 3 MATH 1114 College Algebra...................................................... 4 MATH 1122 Applied Calculus/Linear Algebra............................ 3 MATH 1134 Calculus I................................................................. 5 MATH 1213 Introduction to Statistics........................................... 4 MATH 2231 Calculus III............................................................... 4

Mechanical Drafting and Design

MCDD MCDD MCDD MCDD MCDD MCDD MCDD MCDD

1104 1114 1124 2200 2204 2210 2230 2246

Mechanical Engineering Drawing I......................... 4 Manufacturing Processes........................................ 2 Mechanical Drafting Applications I........................ 3 Advanced Modeling with Solidworks....................... 3 Mechanical Engineering Drawing III....................... 4 Advanced Modeling with Inventor.......................... 3 3D Printing and Prototyping..................................... 2 Tool Design.............................................................. 3

Medical Administrative Assistant

ADMM ADMM ADMM ADMM ADMM ADMM ADMM ADMM ADMM ADMM ADMM ADMM ADMM ADMM

1110 1122 1140 1150 1160 1200 2122 2130 2150 2152 2154 2256 2258 2320

Medical Documentation Fundamentals................ 4 Medical Office Procedures..................................... 4 Medical Language Applications............................ 3 Medical Billing/Insurance........................................ 4 Beginning Medical Transcription............................. 3 Medical Office Technology Tools............................ 2 Medical Office Management................................ 3 Medical Office Career Insight................................. 2 Medicare Coding and Billing Applications............. 3 Advanced Coding.................................................. 4 Hospital Billing.......................................................... 2 Certified Professional Biller Examination.................. 1 CPC Examination Review........................................ 1 Medical Office Capstone....................................... 1

Medical Laboratory Technician MLT MLT MLT MLT

1110 Phlebotomy Skills..................................................... 2 1115 Basic Laboratory Techniques.................................. 2 2130 Diagnostic Chemistry.............................................. 4 2315 Immunology............................................................ 2

Multicultural Studies MCS MCS

2230 Multicultural America.............................................. 3 2231 Multicultural America: Service Learning.................. 1

Music

MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC

20

1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1120 1121 1123 1135 1141 1145 1151 1162 1164 1181 1185 1191

Beginning Class Voice............................................. 1 Beginning Class Piano............................................. 2 American Musical Heritage.................................... 3 The World of Music.................................................. 3 Beginning Class Guitar............................................ 2 Rock and Pop Music............................................... 3 Introduction to Music Technology........................... 3 Basic Theory and Musicianship I............................. 3 Sight Singing and Ear Training................................. 1 Voice Ensemble...................................................... 1 Concert Choir......................................................... 1 Chamber Chorale................................................... 1 Individual Voice Lessons......................................... 1 Jazz Ensemble........................................................ 1 Concert Band.......................................................... 1 Private Instrumental Lessons.................................... 1 Private Music Composition Lessons........................ 1 Individual Piano Lessons.......................................... 1

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Subject number Course title

MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC MUSC

2223 2231 2251 2281 2285 2291

Nursing

NURS NURS NURS NURS NURS NURS NURS NURS NURS NURS NURS NURS NURS NURS

1400 1406 1415 1416 1426 2410 2426 2437 2438 2447 2448 2455 2464 2466

Paralegal PARA PARA PARA PARA PARA PARA

1101 1102 1105 2204 2212 2216

Credits

Sight Singing and Ear Training III.............................. 1 Advanced Theory and Musicianship III................... 3 Individual Voice Lessons......................................... 2 Private Instrumental Lessons.................................... 2 Advanced Music Composition............................... 2 Individual Piano Lessons.......................................... 2 Introduction to Professional Nursing........................ 2 Nursing Fundamentals I.......................................... 3 Nursing Clinical I...................................................... 2 Nursing Fundamentals II.......................................... 4 Reproductive Health............................................... 2 Role Transition.......................................................... 2 Reproductive Disorders........................................... 2 Nursing Clinical II..................................................... 4 Restorative Nursing I................................................ 4 Nursing Clinical III.................................................... 4 Restorative Nursing II............................................... 3 Advanced Intravenous Therapy.............................. 1 Nursing Leadership.................................................. 1 Mental Health Nursing............................................. 2 Intro to Paralegal..................................................... 3 Research and Writing I............................................ 3 Criminal Law for Paralegals..................................... 3 Real Property........................................................... 3 Family Law............................................................... 3 Paralegal Internship................................................. 3

Personal Development PDEV PDEV PDEV

1101 Campus Life - Active Living..................................... 3 1102 Contemporary Career Search................................ 1 1113 Career Life Planning................................................ 2

Pharmacy Technology

PHRM 1001 Fundamental Concepts of Pharmacy.................... 3 PHRM 2001 Pharmacy Principles and Practices I....................... 4 PHRM 2010 Experiential / Hospital.............................................. 3 PHRM 2012 Experiential / Retail.................................................. 3

Philosophy

PHIL 1200 Applied and Professional Ethics.............................. 3 PHIL 1201 Ethics....................................................................... 3 1211 Introduction to Philosophy....................................... 3 PHIL

Physical Education

PE PE PE PE PE PE PE PE PE PE

1109 1141 1190 1194 1197 2100 2112 2145 2254 2999

Physics PHYS PHYS PHYS PHYS

1105 1107 1401 1411

Wellness Skills........................................................... 2 Introduction to Strength Training.............................. 1 Varsity Football........................................................ 1 Varsity Golf............................................................... 1 Varsity Volleyball...................................................... 1 Introduction to Sports Management....................... 3 Applied Coaching: Football................................... 1 Advanced Strength Training.................................... 1 Sports in Society...................................................... 3 Athletic Leadership.................................................. 1 Fundamental Concepts in Physics.......................... 3 Physics of Music....................................................... 3 College Physics I..................................................... 4 University Physics I.................................................... 5

Plumbing Technology PLBG

1125 Plumbing Lab I........................................................ 2


Subject number Course title

Credits

Political Science POLS

1120 American National Government............................. 3

Practical Nursing

PNSG PNSG PNSG PNSG PNSG PNSG PNSG

1508 1514 1518 1520 1522 1524 1528

Psychology

PSYC 1101 PSYC 1200 PSYC 1201 PSYC 1202 PSYC 2220 PSYC 2222 PSYC 2226 PSYC 2232 PSYC 2234

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Theatre Arts THTR THTR THTR THTR

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Transportation TRNS TRNS

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Web Development

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Women's Studies WMST

1136 Global Perspectives of Women............................... 3

1110 Introduction to Medical Interpreting....................... 3

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‘Education to Opportunity’ For more than a decade, the Rosengren Scholarship has helped Fergus Falls students achieve their dreams To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Chester G. and C. Jon Rosengren Scholarship Fund and to further assure that the Rosengren Legacy continues in perpetuity, Jon’s widow, Rosemary Moneta Rosengren, presented a $350,000 gift to Fergus Area College Foundation to fund the Chester G. and C. Jon Rosengren Endowment Fund. In his estate plan, Jon provided for the creation and funding of a scholarship program at the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College, the community col-

lege in his hometown. He wanted to give graduates of the high school he attended an opportunity to achieve their academic goals, focusing on students who were motivated, showed academic interest and had financial need. Since 2007, more than 100 students have benefited from the Rosengren Scholarship program. As a part of the criteria, Rosengren Scholarship recipients are required to set goals and provide year-end reports of their accomplishments. “Setting goals and being responsible and accountable contrib-

FACF Makes a Difference Through the Generosity of its Donors With the help of willing volunteers and generous donors, Fergus Area College Foundation makes a difference on the Fergus Falls campus of Minnesota State Community and Technical College. Whether it is awarding a scholarship, funding a student life activity or providing a faculty grant to enhance teaching and learning, the Foundation impacts students each and every day. LEGACY ($10,000 or more)

Communicating for Agriculture Scholarship and Education Foundation Dell Charitable Trust J.A. Wedum Foundation Minnesota Motor Co. Rosemary Moneta Rosengren James and Arlene Palmer Greg Smith

BENEFACTOR ($5,000-$9,999)

Arvid Bakke Peggy and Jon Kennedy Otter Tail Power Co. The Lundeen Foundation West Tool & Design

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We are grateful to the donors who help us believes in them and their potential. accomplish our work. Scholarships can mean the difference During the 2017-18 academic year, the between going to college and NOT going Foundation awarded more than $185,000 to college for students who are faced in scholarships to more than 90 students. with financial challenges. Thank you for It is the largest amount the Foundation choosing to support our students. has awarded in its history. Scholarships The list that follows recognizes each donor recognize accomplishment and excellence to Fergus Area College Foundation from in students. Scholarships encourage Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017. students and remind them that someone

PILLAR ($1,000-$4,999)

American National Bank Brooke and Dick Barsness Carrie and Matt Brimhall Bernadeen Brutlag Gail and Brad Childs Dale and Marless Cuperus Bonnie and Rick Denzel Larry and Jeanette Dorn John and Kim Erickson Geneva Eschweiler Fergus Falls Business and Professional Women Fergus Falls Fish & Game Club Carolyn and Don Glesne Yvonne Hanley Iverson H.M. & C.M. Trust UW Dacia and Todd Johnson Kevin and Amy King Steve and Marci King Rosalie Knapp

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Hal, Jr and Kelli Leland MDU Resources Foundation Jay and Kirsten Neumann Guy and Pam Olson Otter Tail County Bankers’ Association Ottertail Minn-Dakota Coaches Janet Rosemary Prado Kent and Marian Quamme Jordan Rasmusson Paul and Beverly Richter Stickney Hill Dairy Inc. Joyce True Rud and Timmy Wasson Bob and Gail Welle Ann Williams

SPARTAN ($500-$999)

Anonymous Cash Donations Margaret Barnes Joyce Beck

Rob and Gretchen Bigwood Brian Boss Steve and Carol Brimhall Carlisle Band Corner Stone Lodge #99 Carolyn Cyr Charles Dalseide Pauline Dunn Ron, Jr and Jennifer Godzinski Aaron and Breck Grove Kathryn Hanson Ramona Heitmann Jay and Bonnie Johnson Dave and Colleen Johnsrud Kiwanis - Noon Margaret and Eldon Kratzke Jean McKenzie Susan Mehl and Ruby, Greta and Nora Dahlen Jacqueline Miller Phyllis and Tom Neuenfeldt Ruth and Ahmad Orandi


ute toward an important life skill,” Rosemary said. Rosemary has attended the annual FACF Scholarship Reception each year, meeting with the scholarship recipients and their families. At the November 2017 reception, she said it was a joy to hear presentations by two of the first group of Rosengren Scholarship recipients as they described how the scholarships helped them with their education and positioned them for opportunities within their respective career choices. “Both Jon, who had been an attorney and financial advisor, and his father, Chester, a Fergus Falls attorney and judge for the 7th Judicial District, were proud of the Fergus Falls community and great believers in education,” said Dick Pemberton, a Fergus Falls attorney who practiced with Chester Rosengren in the 1960s. Were Jon alive today, he would be most proud of the students who have benefited from his gift of “education to opportunity” and of his contribution to FACF’s mission of providing the resources to enrich learning, working, living and service. Otter Tail Telcom/Park Region Telephone Pam Phillips Pickett & DeMuth Dave and Deb Retzlaff Jason and Stephanie Retzlaff Security State Bank State Farm Companies Foundation Janet Swenson, State Farm Insurance Debbie and Ward Uggerud Scott and Kathy Wagnild David Weiss

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Anonymous Jill and Randy Abbott Jack Amdal Heidi Balgaard George and Susan Bell Rachel Bergerud Barbara Bigwood Carol and Markus Bischof V.J. and Robert Block Mary Boeddeker Roers Dr. Matthew Borcherding Baron Broschat Lori and Mike Charest June and Kevin Clark Gordon Cline Scott and Deborah Colbeck Jo Anne and Les Collins Tori Covington Richard Crockett Christi Dickey Kay Eckman Marcus Meder, Edward Jones Audrey and Dennis Emmen Karen and Lynn Gabrielson

Frank and Joan Haataja Arlyss Haroldson Jeffrey Haukos Catherine and Mark Helland Gary Henrickson Sharon and Thomas Hintgen Peter and Elizabeth Hoff Francis and Loni Jacobson David Jensen Peg and William Kalar Dave Kenyon Stuart Klovstad Dan Knudson Renee Korda and Mark Olson Joel Kotschevar Judith Kowalski Hensch Jon Kragness Lee and Margaret Krogh Jeffrey and Renae Legge Hal and Donna Leland Julianna Lindsey David and Mary Lundeen Jacki Maethner and Dean Jorud Timothy and Kathleen Mahoney Sharon and Randy Mann Linda and Bud Mellon Tracy Morstad Richard and Garnet Muehlhausen Kitra Nelson Warren and Marlene Nelson Larissa Ness Richard and Rona Nitz Mary Lisa Olson Otter Tail Corporation Jack and Sandra Pearson Ann Porter Virginia and Richard Portmann Richard and Carol Pribbernow Mindy Puckett Leland and Lavonne Rogness

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Anonymous Sharyn Anderson Lynn and Brian Bakke Karen Bradford Laurie Brekke Robert Budke Alyssa Campion Gary Clambey Abby Crowser Jessica Daniels Michelle Ellis Cheryl Enderle Steve Estenson Gordon and Mary Ann Goese Steve Guttormson and Nancy Swenson Wanda Haberer Cheri and Roger Hanneman Lavonn and Loren Hanson Gail and Kent Hedstrom Emily Hendrickson Dereck Houge Barbara LaPlante Randy, Lori and Logan Larson Paul and Joann Levang LifeSmiles Dental LLC Kirk Mann

Dorothy Ness-Everett Mary and Roger Normandin Connie M Olson Yvette and Scott Oppegaard Kenneth and Norma Peeders Anthony Piperata Gene and Dorothy Porter Tom Prieve Amber Reed Ryan and Heidi Retzlaff Carol and Daniel Roehl Wayne and Gloria Ronning Ann and Curt Rotto Roger and Ginny Rustad Mark and Jane Schmidt Karla and Randy Schmiesing Nancy South and Roger Moses Diane Stenerson Jill Stevens-Becker C. Mark Strand Deborah and Loren Thormodson Rod and Carol Tornquist Susan and Charles Vukonich Yvonne Wegscheid Sue Wika Marcia Williams Allan and Maren Windom Wayne and Lori Wolden Linda Wolfe

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FOUNDATION NEWS

FACF Awards Over $185,000 in Scholarships in 2017-18 Fergus Falls Area College Foundation awarded more than $185,000 in scholarships for the 2017-18 school year. The following are the scholarships and their recipients. The President’s Scholarship Savannah Findlay, Herman Morgan Lider, Rothsay Nathan Onstad, Dalton American National Bank Scholarship Jasmine Rocholl, Fergus Falls Laura Tungseth, Fergus Falls Andrew E. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Claire Mathiesen, Battle Lake Vernon C. and Blanche Arneson Kiwanis Scholarship Tommy Thompson, Fergus Falls Allen and Sharon Bakke Scholarship Sidney Imsande, New York Mills Charles Beck Art Scholarship Trista Simon, Underwood Milton Bergsjoe Scholarship Andrew Shaw, Hancock Gary and Norma Bradow Agriculture Scholarship Chan Gramm, Hancock Marsden G. Brimhall Scholarship Chan Gramm, Hancock Business Faculty Scholarship Alex Bullis, Erhard Carlisle Band Scholarship Jasmine Rocholl, Fergus Falls Communicating for Agriculture Foundation Scholarship Meghan Anderson, Horace, ND Henry and Elizabeth Cowles Scholarship Sabrina Bopp, Fergus Falls Aaron Erlandson, Fergus Falls Douglas LaCrosse, Fergus Falls Brittney LaPoint, Erhard Jack Lien, Barnesville Claire Mathiesen, Battle Lake Mohamed Muse, St. Paul Andrew Shaw, Hancock Braden Thompson, Dawson Carroll Crouch Scholarship Titus Torkelson, Foxhome Macky Warne, Park Rapids Cultural Diversity Scholarship Faith Rude, Apple Valley Dale and Marless Cuperus Scholarship Jessica Puttbrese, Detroit Lakes Luke Wurdock, Park Rapids Jean, Edith & Arthur Dahling Memorial Scholarship Bashir Shire, Kimayo, Somalia Walter K. and Elsie Doss Scholarship Aaron Erlandson, Fergus Falls Dream Big Scholarship Sabrina Bopp, Fergus Falls Eagles Music Scholarship Jasmine Rocholl, Fergus Falls Laura Tungseth, Fergus Falls

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Edwin and Alfreda Eide Nursing Scholarship Heather Arntson, Moorhead Edwin and Alfreda Eide Teaching Scholarship Erica Bullis, Fergus Falls Jeraldine Erickson Scholarship Douglas LaCrosse, Fergus Falls John & Kim Erickson Scholarship Samantha Manuel, Springfield, CO Robert Erickson Scholarship Cassie Carlson, Fergus Falls Geneva Eschweiler Music Scholarship Jamie Olson, Fergus Falls Mabel C. Espeland Scholarship Ethan Quill, Becker Frances Haller - Fergus Falls Business and Professional Women Scholarship Xiaofen Huang, Zhengzhou, Henan, China Kathy Raasch - Fergus Falls Business and Professional Women Scholarship Nikola Schulz, Munich, Germany The Darol A. Anderson Memorial Scholarship - Fergus Falls Fish & Game Club Foundation, Inc. Alex Bullis, Erhard Fergus Falls Lions Club Scholarship Amanda Nelson, Dilworth Cyrus A. and Mary K. Field Scholarship Guutu Abdena, Gida Ayana, Ethiopia McKenzie Haverkamp, Fargo, ND Brianna Spangler, Ashby Lyle Fox Memorial Scholarship Savannah Findlay, Herman Carolyn Beck Glesne Scholarship Morgan Lider, Rothsay Chuck Durham - Great Plains Natural Gas Company Leadership Scholarship Hunter Moen, West Fargo, ND Laura Tungseth, Fergus Falls Byron J. Hannay and Ruth Hannay Sparling Scholarship Sterling Alexander, Southfield, MI Matthew Pietsch, Fargo, ND Faith Rude, Apple Valley Gracie Schilling, Halstad Anna Marie Haukebo Scholarship Abby Griffin, Barnesville Jack Lien, Barnesville Eleanor Hoff Memorial Scholarship Cassie Carlson, Fergus Falls Senator Carl and H. M. Iverson Scholarship Dan Anderson, Fergus Falls Arlan King Memorial Scholarship Christopher Tungseth, Fergus Falls Craig Krusemark Memorial Endowed Scholarship Savannah Findlay, Herman Lon Laager Scholarship Claire Mathiesen, Battle Lake Lake Region Electric Cooperative Scholarship Savannah Findlay, Herman Lake Region Healthcare Scholarship Samantha Lupkes, Wheaton Lampy Business Scholarship Alex Bullis, Erhard Elizabeth LaPlante Scholarship Sam Dahlgren, Lake Park

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Ashlyn Henrickson, Goodridge Douglas LaCrosse, Fergus Falls Nick Ludwig, Redwood Falls Kamal Mohamud, Mogadishu, Somalia Bashir Shire, Kimayo, Somalia Rose Ann LaPlante Scholarship Celestine Demmer, Fergus Falls Hal Leland Scholarship Erica Bullis, Fergus Falls Selma I. Lundeen Memorial Music Scholarship Titus Torkelson, Foxhome Victor G. Lundeen Memorial Prize Scholarship Morgan Lider, Rothsay Eunice and John MacFarlane Scholarship Sabrina Bopp, Fergus Falls Donald and Dorothy Malm Scholarship Samantha Manuel, Springfield, CO Ed Mehl Scholarship Celestine Demmer, Fergus Falls Memorial Scholarship — honoring the memory of Ashley (Mergens) Perrine Claire Mathiesen, Battle Lake Bruce Meyer Memorial Scholarship Hunter Moen, West Fargo, ND Dana L. Miller Memorial Scholarship Nathan Onstad, Dalton Majel A. and Alvin B. Miller Scholarship Amanda Nelson, Dilworth Irene and Gordon Norby Scholarship Quang Dang, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Severt G. Nyhus Scholarship Aaron Solberg, Perham Harold and Dena Oehler Scholarship Christopher Tungseth, Fergus Falls Otter Tail County Bankers’ Association Scholarship Samantha Lupkes, Wheaton Otter Tail Power Company Employees Accounting Scholarship Ana Laura Chavira, Hancock Otter Tail Power Company Jim Holtman Memorial Scholarship Nathan Onstad, Dalton Ottertail Minn-Dakota Coaches Scholarship Hannah Hillstrom, Fergus Falls Park Region Telephone and Otter Tail Telcom Scholarship Brittney LaPoint, Erhard Pemberton Law Firm Scholarship Katie Merrick, Ashby Pam Phillips Spartan Spirit Award Savannah Findlay, Herman Ann Porter Scholarship Alex Bullis, Erhard Gene & Dorothy Porter Scholarship Adrienne Schultz, Fergus Falls Dr. Sergio Prado Memorial Scholarship Brittney LaPoint, Erhard Mary Ellen Quincer Memorial Scholarship Laura Tungseth, Fergus Falls Seth Reich Scholarship Jasmine Rocholl, Fergus Falls Paul & Beverly Richter Scholarship Kamal Mohamud, Mogadishu, Somalia

Delloris and Glenn Risbrudt Memorial Scholarship Anna Swelstad, Evansville Chester G. & C. Jon Rosengren Scholarship Lizzie Bergem, Fergus Falls Andrew Christenson, Fergus Falls Mason Davis, Fergus Falls Hannah Hillstrom, Fergus Falls Sarah Kowalski, Fergus Falls Taylor Kugler, Fergus Falls Isaiah Lemke, Fergus Falls Jamie Olson, Fergus Falls Nathan Onstad, Dalton Rotary - Wesley A. Waage Memorial Scholarship Morgan Lider, Rothsay Dr. Ward A. Schaver Memorial Kamal Mohamud, Mogadishu, Somalia Science Faculty Scholarship Ashlyn Henrickson, Goodridge Service Food Scholarship Blair Andersen, Glenwood Sethre Family Memorial Scholarship Laura Tungseth, Fergus Falls B.K. and Lucile W. Soby Scholarship Mohamed Muse, St. Paul IL and Thelma Swanson Nursing Scholarship Samantha Shaw, Underwood Manda Seline Swenson Mohamed Shiek, Minneapolis Skylar Soupir, Glen Ullin, ND Rachel Stearns, Fergus Falls Avis M. and Helen Taft Titus Torkelson, Foxhome Dan F. True Scholarship Erica Bullis, Fergus Falls Frank W. Veden Scholarship Anna Swelstad, Evansville Mary Swelstad, Evansville Velo Family Scholarship Adrienne Schultz, Fergus Falls Viking Coca-Cola Scholarship Brianna Spangler, Ashby Mabel and Roman Vorgert Scholarship Sidney Imsande, New York Mills Ashlee Rimpila, New York Mills Mallory Weber, New York Mills Mary Beth Hagen Wedum Scholarship Heather Arntson, Moorhead Nicole Heitkamp, Wahpeton, ND Amanda Nelson, Dilworth Heidi Peterson, New Richmond, WI Samantha Shaw, Underwood Rachel Stearns, Fergus Falls Sarah Wolfe, Milnor, ND Weiss Family Scholarship Titus Torkelson, Foxhome James Toso Williams Memorial Scholarship Nathan Onstad, Dalton Orval & Mollieann Williams Family Scholarship Titus Torkelson, Foxhome W. Earl and Dorothy Williams Leslie Gaustad, Fergus Falls


Midco staff (left to right) Jordan Stephens, Trevor Bakken, Corey Wixo, Steve Mattern and Tony Geffre review design maps for a network extension for a new housing development.

M State gave Mattern a solid foundation for his career sitions in the industry,” said Mattern. “The classwork taught Steve Mattern is Midco’s general operations manager, overseeme skills specific to my trade, which has supported my career ing technical operations for the regional telecommunications growth. The knowledge gained from company’s Fargo, Grand Forks and Devils Lake region. He manages an my time at Northwest Technical Coloperational team that includes field lege gave me the aptitude to quickly The classwork taught me and maintenance technicians, congrasp the technology I work with at skills specific to my trade, struction and regional engineering Midco.” which has supported my teams, and utility location services. career growth. The knowledge gained Mattern moved to West Fargo to supgave me the aptitude to quickly grasp Mattern joined Midco in 2002 as an port Midco’s ambitious infrastructhe technology I work with at Midco.” install technician. ture project in 2014. Since then, he’s

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A native of Kenmare, N.D., Mattern earned a degree in telecommunications from Northwest Technical College (now Minnesota State Community and Technical College) in Wadena. He says the education he received gave him the foundation needed to enter the job force with confidence. “The job market can be challenging. With my degree from Northwest Technical College, I was a viable candidate for po-

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doubled the Field Operations team from 35 to 70 team members. Those technicians serve nearly 50,000 customers in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Mattern is an active member of the community, coaching youth flag football, soccer and wrestling in West Fargo. He’s also a driving force in Midco’s support of United Way of Cass-Clay, and he’s volunteered numerous times with the Midco’s employee volunteering program.

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Center for Business Excellence M State Foundation and Alumni is launching a campaign to raise $1 million for the Moorhead campus Center for Business Excellence, which is designed to provide exceptional educational experiences that go far beyond the classroom setting. Real, powerful learning exposure to go beyond, to become more, is our commitment. The M State Center for Business Excellence will be designed to replicate the business environment graduates will experience when they enter the workforce. It will have flexible classrooms for project and team-based instruction, up-to-date business technologies such as video conferencing and Smart Boards, and classroom capture teaching capabilities. The center will house high-definition videotaping rooms/office spaces for faculty and students and smaller conference-style rooms for collaboration. There will be a boardroom for advisory committee and board meetings, CENTER OF BUSINESS EXCELLENCE university partner and alumni connection spaces, and a resource center with job postings, Collaboration Resource Center Room connection events, mentoring spaces and a lounge. The Center will house training opportunities for our business and industry Collaboration Rooms partners. The Center for Business Excellence will have a prominent entrance within the Collaboration/ Moorhead campus to raise the profile and Vending Storage visibility of the Business Division programs. Vending

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M State Business Division graduates will have … • • • • • • •

Specialized curriculum and certifications Hands-on training in high-level business skills so they’re prepared to work individually or collaboratively within teams Guidance for moving between M State credentials, transfer pathways and industry Connections to businesses through strong industry partnerships and internship opportunities developed by faculty, the college and M State Foundation and Alumni Opportunities for employment in jobs where M State degrees or credentials provide significant value Access to business training, certifications and mentoring through M State Access to business competitions, events and speaker series

Business Center program offerings • • •

Accounting Programs Administrative Support Programs Business Programs

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To learn how you can support The Campaign for the M State Center for Business Excellence, contact: Denise Laymon

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Learn Boldly.

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It was extremely bold, after we built our life here, for me to decide to go back to school for another career as a lineman. The instructors really care and take time to help you. They were partners with me throughout my education. M State helps students specialize in a trade, then you get out and get working.” Phil Shequen '16 Electrical Line Worker Technology Wadena Campus Line Worker Moorhead Public Service

Live Boldly.

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My kids were old enough to witness me going back to school at M State. They got to see the benefits of getting a good education, getting a good job and working hard. I know I am providing a better life for them, which in itself is amazing, and I am grateful to have had that experience and model it for them.” Riana Hendrickson '14 Civil Engineering Technology Detroit Lakes Campus Survey Crew Chief Moore Engineering

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I am so proud to work for Bell Bank. The bank has a culture that reflects how people should live, encouraging us to give back our time, talent and treasure. Bell Bank’s support of M State is unique because we get immediate feedback from the students who benefit. They are so appreciative, and it makes us realize the impact we have by helping change students’ lives through access to education.” Bob Buth President - Moorhead Scholarship Donor

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