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Nathan honored

The Central Lakes College Foundation recently honored Dale Nathan, a retired administrator and accounting instructor, at its annual faculty emeritus reception on the Brainerd campus. Nathan, who retired in 1985 after 22 years with the college, and wife of nearly 60 years, Ardis, had front-row seats for a program in the Jon Hassler Library that featured remarks from former colleagues Ray Frisch and Glen Peppel, Nathan’s son Craig and brother Herman, CLC President Dr. Larry Lundblad, retired Foundation Director Diane Scearcy, and Librarian Larry Kellerman. Kellerman, as emcee and coordinator of a slide show with images from Nathan’s tenure at the college, read a congratulatory letter from Dr. Tina Royer, provost of Mesabi Range Community and Technical College. She began her career in higher education during Nathan’s time as vice provost in Brainerd. Nathan joined the Brainerd Junior College staff in the fall of 1963 as an accounting instructor and director of the night school. In 1965 he was appointed assistant to the dean, serving under President John Chalberg. In 1967 Nathan was appointed assistant to the president when the college became part of the state community college system. While serving as dean of students in 1969, he was named executive secretary of the newly formed College Foundation as he continued to teach accounting and set up the school’s financial aid program.

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