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Student, retired veteran recipient of Patrick Abrahamson Scholarship

This year’s recipient of the Patrick Abrahamson Scholarship Fund is Central Lakes College Marine and Small Engine student Shawn Thayer. Faye Abrahamson presented a check from her and the Brainerd American Legion in the amount of $2,000 this week. Thayer, a retired Army veteran, said he appreciated the honor. The …

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SBDC’s Peter Nelson recognized at national conference

Peter Nelson, a consultant with the North Central Small Business Development Center at Central Lakes College, was recently recognized for his work with small businesses at the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) national conference in San Francisco. While at the event, he was part of a very select …

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MnSCU Chancellor to visit, hold listening sessions on president search

College staff, faultily, administration and students are invited to weigh in as the search for the next Central Lakes College president picks up pace. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Chancellor Steven Rosenstone will visit with both campuses Tuesday, Sept. 29 to gather input on what qualities are critical to …

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CLC Performing Arts Center awarded $15,000 grant

The Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center was recently awarded a $15,000 operating support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. The $15,000 grant is a four-year commitment from the board’s Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. The funds will help expand the reach and impact of the arts on …

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CLC course receives QM certification

Central Lakes College instructor Karen Pikula had a course recognized as QM certified by the Minnesota Online Quality Initiative. The class, General Psychology, is the first of Pikula’s current three courses to be certified. It’s the 11th course for the college as a whole since 2013. The recognition is an …

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Student/Staff Mock Election results

The results are in! On Student Success Day, a Student/Staff Mock Election was held under the direction of  Steve Wenzel (Political Science Department) and Dave Piasecki (Economics Department). There were 229 voters. Here are the results: Democrat: Joe Biden – 45% Bernie Sanders – 35% Hillary Clinton – 12% Elizabeth Warren – 2% …

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Q&A with Student Success Day speaker Guante

He’s popular across the state and nation, and on Sept. 2, Guante will be at CLC for Student Success Day. He’s a hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist, educator and writer. Check out this quick Q&A with Guante: 1. What is one message you really want CLC students …

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President Lundblad announces coming retirement

Central Lakes College President Dr. Larry Lundblad announced he will be retiring at the end of the upcoming academic year. His last day will be June 30, 2016. He made the announcement at an all-employee in-service meeting on Wednesday. Lundblad has served in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System …

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