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CLC student to attend National Leadership Conference

Central Lakes College student Shayla Makowski Budrow is one of two exceptional college students from the Brainerd lakes area to have been awarded a scholarship for travel, lodging, and attendance at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) to take place at the University of Maryland from May …

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CLC Foundation awards 425 scholarships

The Central Lakes College Foundation announced that more than 425 scholarship awards were made for spring semester, totaling more than $178,206. That brings the total awarded from the Foundation this academic year to just over $375,000. “We are incredibly fortunate to live in a community where education is so valued,” …

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Shipping container to grow leafy greens year-round arrives at CLC

An insulated shipping container outfitted with a complete hydroponic growing system that will provide numerous Minnesotans with fresh, leafy greens year-round reached its destination Wednesday, Jan. 15. Central Lakes College’s (CLC) Ag and Energy Center in Staples is the new home of ‘Sota Grown, a collaborative indoor agriculture project between …

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CLC announces fall 2019 Dean’s, President’s lists

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced its 2019 fall semester honors list. The President’s List includes 268 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.75 to 4.0 while enrolled for at least 12 credits. The Dean’s List includes 280 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 to …

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CLC announces addition of the Spanish Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree

Central Lakes College is pleased to announce the addition of a Spanish Transfer Pathway A.A. Degree. Transfer Pathway degrees are created by teams of educators from the Minnesota State system. These degrees allow students to earn Associate in Arts Degree at Central Lakes College and then transfer seamlessly to Minnesota …

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Reflecting on partnerships: We accomplish nothing alone

Dr. Hara Charlier President of Central Lakes College   It’s incredible to think that we’re nearing the end of the year already. At this time of celebration, hustle and bustle, it’s easy to get swept up in the busyness of it all. One of the things I love about December …

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Otto, Porter named CLC Outstanding Educators

Central Lakes College instructors Dave Otto and Kate Porter have been named 2019-20 CLC Board of Trustees Outstanding Educators. Otto serves as a welding instructor and advisor to the Welding Club. Porter teaches English and advises the Phi Theta Kappa Club on campus. “Kate and Dave bring passion and innovation to their classrooms,” said Dr. Hara …

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CLC ranks among the top Dental Assistant Degree Programs in the U.S.

Central Lakes College has been recognized as a top ranked institution offering the best Dental Assistant Degree Programs by Intelligent.com. Central Lakes College was listed among 25 other competing public institutions across the nation. CLC ranked at No. 13, and was listed as the “Best Technical College”. The student-focused comprehensive …

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CLC Connection: Paying for college

By Jana Shogren, Director of Resource Development & CLC Foundation, and Mike Barnaby, Director of Financial Aid At Central Lakes College, we want our students to be successful! It’s why we are here and our No. 1 goal. So when paying for college is a barrier for some of our …

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Success for CLCs first trap team

Central Lakes College’s new Trap Shooting Club, which launched this fall, is celebrating a successful season. The 15-member co-ed team competed for six weeks in the USA College Clay Target League’s Fall Season against four midwestern colleges. Southwest Wisconsin Technical College led the conference from the beginning, followed by CLC …

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