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Grant for virtual welder

The Welding program at Central Lakes College has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council to purchase a Lincoln Electric Virtual Reality Welding Training System. The virtual welder training system will be used as a student assessment tool as well as in recruiting and as …

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Concert on the Lawn

The Central Lakes College European Tour Band, under the direction of Steve Anderson, will perform its 2011 Tour Concert on Saturday, July 16 at 6 p.m. on the south lawn of the Brainerd campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The band will depart on Monday, July …

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SBDC donations

The Small Business Development Center based at Central Lakes College in Brainerd reports that it has received $11,500 in donations in recent weeks. The Initiative Foundation, Little Falls, made a cash grant of $10,000, reports Greg Bergman, SBDC director. “The Initiative Foundation has been a long-term supporter of the Small …

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New employees

New employees announced by the Human Resources Department at Central Lakes College include Ann Chouinard of Aitkin as the Check & Connect Coach and Curtis Pribnow of Mankato as a Law Enforcement instructor. Ann will work as a team member with the Check & Connect grant personnel, Occupational Skills Program …

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Tour de Staples raises $700

The Tour de Staples 5K Walk/Run, sponsored by the Staples campus Student Senate of Central Lakes College, has raised $700 for the CLC Veterans Resource Center. Sixty-five runners and walkers participated in the May 7 event held near the Staples campus, where volunteers also received donations for the Staples All-Veterans …

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Nash Faulk to Tabor

Central Lakes College basketball standout Nash Faulk has signed a letter of intent to play basketball next season for Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kan. Nash, a 6-3 guard from Howard Lake, averaged 16 points per game and 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2 steals, while shooting 45 percent from the field …

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Innovation of Year

The League for Innovation in the Community College has named Central Lakes College as a winner in the 2011 Innovation of the Year competition — specifically the Agriculture and Energy Center at Staples. Every year the League honors outstanding innovations which have been recognized by member institutions as Innovations of …

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Retirees honored

Central Lakes College paid tribute to 11 retirees at its annual Recognition Event May 13. The retirees are Russ Jenkins, 17 years, welding; Terry Fairbanks, 20 years, criminal justice; Shirley Johnson, 20 years, Staples information center; Gerald Goltz, 22 years, Staples maintenance; Lee Todnem, 24 years, farm business management; Marilyn …

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Scholarship runner

A few years ago if you told Central Lakes College Student Steve Sabin that he would lose 90 pounds, breeze through a 10K and complete both a half and full marathon, there is no way he would believe you. Today, Steve has not only accomplished all of these things, but …

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National honor

For the third straight year Central Lakes College has been placed on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the annual …

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