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State champion

Derek Barnes of Brainerd, a student in the Diesel Technology program at Central Lakes College, captured first place in the state SkillsUSA contest held in Bloomington over the weekend (March 23-25). His honor earns him a berth in the June 25-27 national championship in Kansas City. He received about $2500 …

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Video students produce skate show

The Central Lakes College Videography Production program provided the Vacationland Figure Skating Club with a full-scale video production of its annual Year on Ice skate show at the Brainerd Area Civic Center. A half-dozen second-year students from the Staples campus program spent part of each day last week setting up, …

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Earth science at Onamia

The Central Lakes College Honors Earth Science class taught by Dave Kobilka on March 29 went to Onamia to teach fifth grade pupils some aspects of the hydrologic cycle — surface water flow, evaporation, cloud formation, cloud types, precipitation, and surface heating. CLC Honors AA student Tatiana Park of Brainerd taught relative …

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Practical Nursing pinning ceremony

Central Lakes College recently held a pinning ceremony for 42 March graduates of the Practical Nursing program. The recognition acknowledges completion of the 40-credit diploma requirements to prepare graduates for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing.             Graduates listed by community of residence: Backus – Shawna Hamilton. Baxter …

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All-Minnesota Academic Team

Julie Jo Larson and Jonathan Hammer, Central Lakes College honor students, were named to the 2012 All-Minnesota Academic Team, a 40-person list from public two-year institutions. Nominations are based on outstanding academic performance and service to the college and community. The national honor society Phi Theta Kappa, two-year college presidents, …

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Auto Tech seminar

Thirteen Central Lakes College students in the Automotive Technology program recently attended the two-day Midwest seminar of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association in Bloomington. Accompanied by instructor Ray Johnson of Pequot Lakes and lab assistant Richard Altepeter of Brainerd, the 13 students represented all two-year colleges in the Minnesota State …

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Teaching practical finance

Central Lakes College instructor Bruce Klopfleisch and Gloria Palmer of Staples-Motley High School are partners in an effort to teach practical financial management skills to high school students. Bruce is helping incorporate his curriculum from the CLC course “Money Management Skills” into Gloria’s resource management class at the high school. …

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NACEP accreditation

The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) announced today that Central Lakes College and 21 other colleges and universities in Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, and Utah have been granted national accreditation for their concurrent enrollment programs. NACEP accreditation validates the quality of college courses offered in high schools and …

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Geriatrics learning project

Did you know that the population of persons over 65 years old in Minnesota will more than double between now and 2035? In North Dakota, there will be move individuals who are 65 and older than under18. In fewer than 20 years, almost a quarter of both states will have …

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Full-time instructors hired

Central Lakes College recently announced the hiring of six full-time instructors – three in English, three in mathematics — for the 2012-13 academic year. Selected for the English posts were CLC adjuncts Lori-Beth Larsen and Adam Marcotte of Brainerd and Brandy Hoffmann, a writing studies instructor at the University of …

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