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CLC gets Daily Planet mention

Central Lakes College’s Occupational Skills Program and Check and Connect student support system are included in a Twin Cities Daily Planet online report, which discusses the changing demographics of today’s college students — particularly those with intellectual disabilities. In 2010, the federal government distributed $10.9 million in grants to fund …

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Poetry series inaugurated

The Central Lakes College English Department series dedicated to excellence in poetry introduced to a capacity audience award-winning poet Li-Young Lee of Chicago today. The noon-hour reading and remarks from Li-Young drew about 250 people to Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus, including community members, students, faculty, administrators, and media …

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Training grant

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Central Lakes College  and three institutional partners a $13.1 million grant to expand educational opportunity in advanced manufacturing. CLC, a community and technical college in Brainerd and Staples, is the consortium leader. The three-year grant award, announced Wednesday by Sens. Amy Klobuchar and …

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Food shelf makes Strib

The Star Tribune today reported on college food shelfs that are playing an important role in retaining students. The article cites Central Lakes College among examples where campus dfood shelves stcoked by donations from employees and others who care can make a difference in students’ lives. Reporter Jenna Ross (shown) …

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Trustees tour campus

Two trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities visited the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College today. Dawn Erlandson (left) and Margaret Anderson Kelliher met students in the Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) program, as well as student senate leaders, student tutors, and staff in fine arts, athletics, …

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Poem published

Leane Flynn, an English instructor at Central Lakes College, has had a poem published in Volume 21 of the literary journal “The Talking Stick” published by the Jackpine Writers’ Bloc based in Park Rapids and Menahga. “Late-Night Subway Song” by Flynn is part of the annual anthology. The publication, a collection …

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MAELC board appointment

Dr. Larry Lundblad, president of Central Lakes College (CLC) in Brainerd and Staples, has been appointed to the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC). Dr. Steven Rosenstone, chancellor of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, made the appointment. MAELC is a 16-member legislative council dedicated to improving and restructuring Agricultural …

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Deuces Wild! to replace George Winston

Grammy Award-winning pianist George Winston has canceled his Tuesday, Oct. 23 benefit concert at Central Lakes College in Brainerd due to medical reasons. Winston, 63, was to present a solo concert as a student scholarships fundraiser. Replacing Winston will be Deuces Wild! Dueling Pianos — David Charles Eichholz and Ted …

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New Director of Admissions

Jennifer K. Hirsch of Brainerd is the new Director of Admissions at Central Lakes College. She is the lead worker in Admissions and Advising and assigned to operational management of admissions and recruiting efforts. Nick Heisserer, Director of Enrollment Services, is the supervisor. Jennifer has been an admissions representative at CLC since …

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New Registrar

Michelle Kangas of Baxter has been named Registrar at Central Lakes College. Michelle has been a senior customer service specialist at CLC since 2004 and from 1997-2004 was a cashier. From 1993-97 she was a Financial Aid Assistant at CLC. A native of Menahga, Kangas earned her BS in elementary education …

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