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 staff, counselors, advisers, disabilities services staff, faculty, family members, and students in support of academic and social competencies. Curtis fills a fulltime teaching post in the Criminal Justice program starting with the fall semester. Ann has a BA in social work and experience in child and adult protection, life skills training, and housing management. Curtis has taught at South Central Technical College, Hibbing Community College, and Rasmussen College. He has a master’s degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Paul Bremer has accepted the vacant college lab assistant position in Welding. Paul has a wide background in manufacturing and is also a former law enforcement officer. He has substitute taught in the Welding program.