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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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Above and beyond: CLC instructor travels to Montana to help student explore schools

About to complete his AA Degree at Central Lakes College, Nathan Schmidt, 19, was struggling with what to do next. His choices: Stay at CLC and take more natural science generals, or go directly to a four-year school. Schmidt was not alone in his tough decision. Many students at the …

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Tuition set to decrease at CLC, other state colleges

After three consecutive years of tuition freezes, tuition will decrease for students at Central Lakes College, along with nearly 180,000 students at Minnesota state colleges for academic year 2016-2017, making tuition rates lower than the rates paid for the 2012-13 academic year. Meanwhile tuition rates at the seven state universities …

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CLC student’s design featured on Technology Mobile van

The work of Central Lakes College graphic design student Kira Moses is now featured on a Technology Mobile van that travels across the region. Moses’ design was chosen from a group of 14 second-year CLC graphic design students, who submitted their designs for consideration. The Technology Mobile van hauls equipment …

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CLC Upward Bound students earn scholarships

Six Central Lakes College Upward Bound students received scholarships at the recent Staples Motley High School’s Dollars for Scholars event. Three of those students were awarded the prestigious Harold Griffiths Scholarship: Patrick Thompson was awarded $21,025; Amy Lochli was awarded $12,450; Dakota Hanson was awarded $2,000. The Dollars for Scholars …

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Rosenmeier Forum to focus on challenges to U.S. foreign policy in an election year

The next Rosenmeier Forum at Central Lakes College will focus on “Challenges to U.S. Foreign Policy in an Election Year.” The event will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 23 in the Chalberg Theatre, CLC’s Brainerd campus. The event is free and open to the public. Special guest Thomas …

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Two Upward Bound students named Dells Scholars

Two Central Lakes College Upward Bound students were recently named Dells Scholars. The students are David Munroe, a PSEO student at CLC from Pierz, and Jaymi Nelson, a Browerville High School student. The Dell Scholars Program is a college completion program unique in the type of students it supports and …

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CLC receives $14,000 grant to further efforts in faster pear growing

Central Lakes College received a $14,000 Minnesota Sustainable Agricultural Grant to further its efforts of growing hardy pears in Minnesota faster. Dr. Thaddeus McCamant, CLC’s Specialty Crops instructor, said Minnesota-grown pears like Luscious, Summercrisp and Gourmet, taste quite good. The problem is that the trees take about six years to …

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