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CLC’s Larry Lundblad named College President of the Year

Central Lakes College President Dr. Larry Lundblad was recently named College President of the Year by the Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA). “For more than 10 years, you have led the helm of Central Lakes College and played an integral part in allowing hundreds of thousands of students make …

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Who’s speaking at graduation? Find out here

Brainerd campus: Julia Austin is graduating from Central Lakes College (CLC) with her Associates of Arts Degree this spring. In addition, she will complete the CLC Honors Program and graduate with academic honors. Julia is a passionate youth minister, humble role model, and a dedicated student. As many have observed, …

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Students place in welding competition

Two Central Lakes College students placed in a recent SkillsUSA state welding competition in Anoka. Ben Lindbom, Staples, earned fourth place and Joey Trego, Shevlin, earned fifth. Each student competed in six different categories. In each category, students had 40 minutes to fabricate a weldment from a blueprint. Each weldment used …

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CLC instructor meets with former US president

Central Lakes College political science instructor Steve Wenzel met and chatted with former U.S. President George W. Bush at a recent event at the Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas. The president and former first lady Laura Bush put on an outdoor picnic dinner on the lawn of the Bush …

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CLC president awarded Honorary State FFA Degree

Central Lakes College president Dr. Larry Lundblad was honored with the Honorary State FFA Degree. At the Minnesota FFA Association Annual Awards Program April 25, Lundblad was one of a handful of people to receive the honor. “It was quite an honor,” Lundblad said. “I grew up on a farm …

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Area high school students attend reading by CLC’s Verse Like Water program

Through a close partnership with Central Lakes College, two area high schools received an insider’s look into the world of poetry. Students from Pine River-Backus and Nevus high schools set foot on CLC’s campus last Friday to attend the Verse Like Water event, which featured a poetry reading from current …

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CLC Quadcopter Team takes part in NASA’s MN Space Grant Consortium challenge

Central Lakes College’s Quadcopter Team participated in NASA’s MN Space Grant Consortium’s Community College Quadcopter Challenge on April 15. Eight student teams from five community colleges participated, with each team building an ELEV-8 quadcopter from a kit and then creatively outfitted it to address a list of challenge goals. These goals …

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CLC nursing student surprised with scholarship

Central Lakes College nursing student Jessica Dybevik received a big surprise Thursday during class. Four representatives from the 40 et 8, American Legion walked in the door with a $500 scholarship for the student. The entire class clapped as a surprised Dybevik walked up to the front to receive the …

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CLC leader receives Excellence in Service Award

Central Lakes College Environmental Health and Safety Director Ajeet Yadav was recently recognized for outstanding service by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system (MnSCU). Yadav was one of eight officials in the MnSCU system to receive the Excellence in Service Award in facilities management. “I was pleased, honored and …

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Students participate in CLC’s Upward Bound academy

About three-dozen Central Lakes College Upward Bound students, staff and alumni attended the semi-monthly Saturday Academy April 16 at the college’s Staples campus. Students –from Long Prairie, Browerville, Staples-Motley, Pierz, Onamia, Isle, and Nay Ah Shing – participated in educational activities throughout the day. Activities included: A scavenger hunt throughout …

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