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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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CLC, Minnesota State announce Psychology Transfer Pathway AA Degree

Two male students walk outside of CLC.

Central Lakes College and Minnesota State are pleased to announce the implementation of the Psychology Transfer Pathway AA Degree. This degree means that students can earn a four-year degree in Psychology, with their first two years at CLC, and then guaranteed admission with junior status into any Minnesota State university. …

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CLC instructor observes confirmation hearings in DC

Political Science instructor Steve Wenzel is pictured with Congressman Joseph Kennedy, D-Massachusetts, left, and Congressman Rick Nolan, D-Minnesota, right, at the U.S. Capitol last week in Washington, D. C.

As part of his sabbatical, Central Lakes College Political Science instructor Steve Wenzel has actively attended and observed hearings in Washington D.C. His goal: To expand his knowledge of the confirmation of appointments by President Donald Trump to the Cabinet and for U.S. Ambassadors to foreign countries. “I found these …

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CLC welcomes new Disability Services Coordinator

Central Lakes College welcomes its new Disability Services Coordinator Mallori Sheik. Sheik, a Brainerd native, graduated from the University of St. Thomas/ St. Catherine’s University with a Masters Degree in Social Work. Prior to CLC, Sheik worked at Northern Pines Mental Health center as a Mental Health Behavioral Aide working with children …

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CLC instructor named recipient of New Directions Education Faculty Grant

Central Lakes College Computer Technology instructor Sam Espana was named a recipient of the 2017 New Directions Education Faculty Grant sponsored by the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence. Espana said receiving the grant is an honor. “One of the goals of the grant is to develop two new Mobile …

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Upward Bound Program awarded $3.86 million in federal grants

The Central Lakes College Upward Bound Program will be able to help more area high school students transform into college students thanks to three federal grants totaling $3.86 million over five years. Two grants – the Mille Lacs County Upward Bound Grant and the Todd County Upward Bound Grant – …

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CLC welcomes new recruiter

Central Lakes College building.

Central Lakes College welcomes Tambera Topp as its new recruiter. Topp brings a host of higher education and student service experience to the position, including her most recent role as Education and Employment Advisor/Data Coordinator for the RITA Grant at CLC. She received her BS in Accounting and her MBA …

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My journey from Hunza to the USA

By Irshad Hussain My name is Irshad Hussain, and I was born and raised in the Hunza Valley of northern Pakistan. This is the story of my journey from the Hunza Valley to Minnesota, and eventually to Chicago. I recently graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a degree in …

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