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VolleyballRegionCongratulations CLC Raiders Volleyball Team! The Central Lakes College volleyball team had a fantastic 2015 season posting an overall record of 27-4. The Raiders had a perfect record in their division and won the Region 13B championship. They finished in 6th place in the NJCAA Division III National Volleyball Tournament.

Student Highlight

IMG_3570 copyNineteen-year-old Curtis Brisk wears a lot of hats. He’s a farmer, helping his parents on the family land. He’s a football player, having been recruited to play offensive line at CLC. He’s also a welder, and is mentoring other students in the craft.

The Pierz native never wants to stop learning. He never wants to stop helping others. And he found a place for those desires at CLC. He earned his welding diploma and robotic welding certificate last semester. Now he’s focusing on his AAS Degree at CLC, as well as working toward his non-destructive testing certificate at the American Institute of Nondestructive Testing in Baxter.

When not in class, Brisk is either on the football field or mentoring other students in the welding program as a tutor. “I fell in love with it. You can make stuff,” he said of welding. “It’s cool that any type of metal you can fabricate and repair. It’s being able to take raw material and turn it into something useful.”

He chose CLC because it’s close to home (and he can still help out on the family farm) and he heard great things about the welding program. Brisk isn’t quite sure what he’ll do after he finishes up at CLC. Maybe he’ll go on to a four-year school if he gets a football scholarship. Perhaps he’ll get a high-paying welding job. Whatever life throws at him, though, Brisk is ready for it.

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