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2016 Skills cadets graduate

The CLC Law Enforcement Program recognized 17 students who met the requirements to graduate from the eight-week certificate program. As part of the ceremony, four students were recognized for exceeding the standard for the fitness assessment;  Nathan Parenteau, Miranda Lambert, Philip Girdy, and Axel Lange. Squad leaders Nathan Parenteau and …

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English instructor Adam Marcotte receives MnSCU Educator of the Year Award

Central Lakes College English instructor Adam Marcotte received the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Educator of the Year Award. Past CLC recipients of the prestigious honor include Darci Goeden and Betsy Picciano. At a ceremony Wednesday, April 20, the MnSCU  Board of Trustees presented the award to Marcotte, along with three other educators. Late last …

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Access to Excellence Scholarship Campaign Kicks-off

Minnesota State has launched a second phase of the Access to Excellence scholarship campaign to raise $50 million for scholarships. This goal represents the most ambitious scholarship drive in the history of Minnesota State – more than double the goal of the previous scholarship drive. At Central Lakes College, scholarships …

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Welding students build new bike rack for downtown Brainerd

Dynamic duo Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox are now keeping an eye on the bikes of downtown Brainerd. Towering over the corner of Laurel and S. Seventh streets, the bike rack features Paul Bunyan, Babe and the iconic historical water tower, all surrounded by a base that resembles …

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CLC releases Dean’s List and President’s List

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced its 2016 spring semester honors list. The President’s List includes 351 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 324 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 to …

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“MnSCU” to become known as “Minnesota State”

Central Lakes College’s parent organization has adopted a new nickname. The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities today endorsed an initiative that changes how the system refers to itself from “MnSCU” to “Minnesota State.”  The move does not change the nation’s fifth-largest higher education system’s legal name, …

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CLC’s Spradlin named to MPN Board

Patrick Spradlin, Theatre Director and Cultural Arts Series Producer for the Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Presenters Network (MPN). Formed in 1992, MPN is comprised of over 50 presenting organizations of all sizes throughout the state of Minnesota, …

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CLC Foundation names new director

The Central Lakes College Foundation has named its new director. Jana Shogren, former director of Bridges of Hope in Brainerd, will begin in her role as director of the CLC Foundation on June 20. A committee made up of CLC Foundation Board members and CLC staff interviewed Shogren and other …

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Natural Resources student receives scholarship

Central Lakes College Natural Resources student Gary Patton was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Morrison County Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. Patton’s essay on deer wintering areas was “very exceptionally well done,” said Art Reuck, president of the Morrison County Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association. …

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CLC’s Steve Wenzel meets Kenya’s Ambassador to the United States

Steve Wenzel, Political Science instructor at Central Lakes College, was a guest at a recent Books for Africa event, where he spoke with Kenya’s Ambassador to the United States His Excellency Robinson Njeru Githae. The event, held May 19 in St. Paul, featured Githae as guest speaker, thanking the U.S. …

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