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CLC’s Olander receives Honorary American FFA Degree

Keith Olander, Central Lakes College Dean of Agricultural Studies, Director of the CLC Ag & Energy Center and Director of AgCentric, was awarded the Honorary American FFA Degree by the National FFA Organization. The National FFA Organization recognizes outstanding individuals who have provided exceptional support of school-based agricultural education and FFA. Olander received the Honorary American FFA Degree for his “outstanding contribution to growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture.” Olander …

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Students, community invited to nominate CLC educator for statewide award

Community members are invited to nominate their favorite CLC educator for an annual statewide award. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017-18 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award is an honor bestowed upon Minnesota State faculty to acknowledge and reward exceptional …

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CLC club helps in deer hunt at Camp Ripley

Archers took 263 deer during this year’s bow hunts at Camp Ripley Military Reservation near Little Falls, representing a 132% increase from last year’s total take. There were 2,570 permits issued, with 2,011 hunters participating. Although participation declined this year, harvest increased 132% from last year’s total take, and participants …

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CLC welcomes new Transfer Coordinator

Central Lakes College welcomes Susan Roering as its Transfer Coordinator. Roering has held a number of roles at CLC,  being a TRIO Upward Bound Academic Advisor for the last 7 years, and most recently as interim Transfer Coordinator. In the position, she will be responsible for the overall coordination and day to day management …

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Brainerd Community Theatre to hold auditions

Brainerd Community Theatre will hold auditions for Tom Topor’s ‘Answers’ at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9 in the Dryden Theatre, Central Lakes College’s Brainerd campus. The play is the initial offering in a new performance series called “Rough Cuts.” Actors will not be required to fully memorize the script …

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CLC first in state to offer Z-Degree

By taking selected classes, Central Lakes College students can earn their Associate of Arts Degree without ever buying a textbook. It’s called the Z-Degree and CLC is the first in the state to offer it. CLC built its Z-Degree by offering its faculty opportunities to review potential open education resources …

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AgCentric awarded RMA grant

AgCentric was awarded a $99,947 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency. This is the second year AgCentric received this grant. AgCentric is a Minnesota State Center of Excellence in Agriculture made up of three colleges: CLC, Ridgewater College and Northland Community and Technical College. AgCentric works …

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Larson joins CLC as Security and Emergency Management Coordinator

Central Lakes College welcomes Joy Larson as its Security and Emergency Management Coordinator. Larson, a Deerwood resident, comes to CLC with 13 years combined law enforcement experience at the Pine River Police Department and most recently the Brainerd Police Department, where she retired in 2016 as patrol sergeant. She is …

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CLC Community Band to start rehearsals, looking for new members

The Central Lakes College Community Band will start rehearsals on Monday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. in E471, the rehearsal hall of the CLC Brainerd Campus.  Area musicians are invited to join in on the fun. Band membership is open to woodwind, brass and percussion players from high school juniors …

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CLC welcomes new concurrent enrollment specialist

Central Lakes College welcomes Nick Bickford as its concurrent enrollment specialist. Bickford, of Breezy Point, is a CLC alumnus. He started working for the college as a student employee at the Campus Welcome Center while he completed the Graphic Design program. After graduation, he also served temporarily in his current …

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