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2020 Awards Day winners

Congratulations to each of our nominees in the 2020 Awards Day! We are so proud of you all! Check out who won each award below:   Staples Student Employee of the Year: Sarah Cobb Brainerd Student Employee of the Year: Katie Hoehle and Paige Wallevand Staples Faculty Member of the …

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We are #CLCstrong

While COVID-19 has kept us apart physically, students, faculty and staff are finding smart, innovative ways to connect and complete spring semester with inspiring strength. We’re also connecting through social media and video messages from President Hara Charlier, Counselor Suzie Karsnia and more. Each week, we are serving dozens of …

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CLC’s spring break extended March 16-22

March 12, 2020 Dear Faculty, Staff and Students, Minnesota State is continuously reviewing a range of strategies to limit the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on our campuses and the communities in which we live and serve.  I am committed to taking all steps necessary, in consultation with administrative …

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CLC adds two new Transfer Pathway Degrees

Central Lakes College is pleased to announce the addition of two new Transfer Pathway Degrees in Biology and Chemistry. Both will be available in the fall. Transfer Pathway degrees are created by teams of educators from the Minnesota State system. These degrees allow students to earn Associate in Arts Degree …

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CLC receives Gold Seal for Excellence in student voter engagement

At the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates, Central Lakes College received a gold seal for achieving a student rate between 40-49 percent. “CLC is proud to receive this national recognition for our efforts. Our faculty, staff, …

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Congratulations to CLC’s Spring 2019 graduates

Congratulations to each of our graduates! These students have completed degree, diploma or certificate programs. The list includes all but those students with data privacy requested. Central Lakes College is a comprehensive community and technical college in the Minnesota State 
Colleges and Universities System. The college serves about 5,400 students annually in liberal …

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Community Connection: Connecting with alumni

Calling all Central Lakes College alumni! We want to hear from you. Whether you attended a class or graduated from Brainerd Junior College, Staples Technical College, Brainerd Technical College, Brainerd Junior College, or CLC, you are part of our CLC alumni family. So let’s connect. The Alumni Association encourages anyone …

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CLC Foundation announces fall scholarship recipients

The Central Lakes College Foundation recently announced scholarship recipients for fall 2018. More than 350 scholarships were awarded, totaling over $185,000. A similar amount will be awarded for spring semester. “We are so fortunate to live in a giving community that prioritizes scholarships for our students,” said Jana Shogren, Director …

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CLC Connection: Helping to advance Minnesota’s workforce

By Dr. Hara Charlier, President, Central Lakes College Minimizing barriers to a higher education is important to all of us at Central Lakes College. This is also critical in our commitment to provide the highly educated workforce that our local economy demands. To this end, we are excited about a …

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CLC receives $10,000 OER grant

Central Lakes College was recently awarded a $10,000 Innovation Grant from Minnesota State to sustain its Open Education Resources (OER) work through the next academic year. OER is a term that describes openly licensed online text, media and other digital assets used in education. OER is used in place of …

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