Patrick is the director at Brainerd Community Theatre. He has directed in college, community, and professional theatres in Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota. At CLCPAC he has directed rock operas like The Who’s Tommy and Jesus Christ Superstar, Shakespearean production like The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth, and modern classics from Wilder to Mamet. He holds both an MA in speech and MFA in acting from Northern Illinois University.
Professional Experience: Prior to Transfer Coordinator, Susan worked primarily with Central Lakes College TRIO Upward Bound as an Academic Advisor where she assisted first generation and modest income high school students with developing a solid plan for achieving their post-secondary educational goals.
Education: Master of Arts, in Management with a Marketing emphasis from the College of Saint Scholastica. Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Bemidji State University. Associate in Arts and TRIO Alumni Central Lakes College.
Advice: “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” A.A. Milne
Eloise Thorson facilitates customized training and has over twenty years of experience providing training through the CLC Business and Industry Center. Eloise is a certified trainer/facilitator for several national training systems including DDI and Achieve Global. She is a member of the American Society of Training and Development and the American Society for Quality. Eloise has a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from the University of St. Catherine and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota.
Prior to joining Central Lakes College, Tambera held roles as an Admissions Representative and a Financial Aid Advisor at the Minnesota School of Business.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Business Administration, Minnesota School of Business
Computer and Information Sciences
The Rural Information Technology Alliance is a Department of Labor grant funded consortium of four colleges with a goal of training qualified IT workers to meet the needs of employers in rural areas. As a result of the grant Central Lakes College is enhancing and adding to IT course curriculum and providing comprehensive student support services.
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.