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International students

Central Lakes College international students have been introduced to the lakes area with several field trips while enrolled at the community and technical college in Brainerd. Karmila Seran from Indonesia, Ngobile Mahlangu and Shanice Hector from South Africa, Genevieve Avevor from Ghana, Naresh Chunara from India, Imran Samuel and Irshad …

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Center for Lifelong Learning

Central Lakes College has announced a new venture aimed at providing lifelong learning opportunities to older adults throughout the lakes area: The Center for Lifelong Learning, which begins programming this fall. Coordination and planning have been in the works for several months, said Bill Brekken, Center Coordinator. “The Center is …

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Students assist Habitat for Humanity

On a recent Saturday morning before their first game of the season, Central Lakes College football players provided their services at the Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Brainerd. The 56 student-athletes hauled items to new locations, trimmed grass, pulled weeds, and generally helped organize the facility’s inventory, which …

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Railroad Days

Central Lakes College was well-represented at the annual Railroad days Celebration in Staples on Saturday, Aug. 27. Led by CLC President Lary Lundblad, the CLC contingent walked the one-mile parade route to greet parade-watchers who lined both sides of the street during the entire route. They distributed candy and warm …

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CLC to share $4.99 million

Central Lakes College, the lone Minnesota partner in a 17-state grape and wine production educational consortium, is among the recipients of a $4.99 million National Science Foundation grant that will establish a National Center of Excellence. CLC, as a member of the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA), …

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Mn Teen Challenge scholarship

A scholarship for Central Lakes College students who are graduates of Minnesota Teen Challenge will come from a new endowment with the CLC Foundation. An anonymous donor of $1,000 had created the educational opportunity, said Pam Thomsen, director of resource development and CLC Foundation. “The initial donation is from a …

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Cultural Arts Series

National and internationally known artists will converge on the Brainerd Lakes area as part of the 2011-12 Cultural Arts Series sponsored by Central Lakes College Theatre. Series producer Patrick Spradlin calls this the most ambitious season of the series’ history, with 15 scheduled events and plans to add additional programs …

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Fall term begins

On a sunny, late summer day the fall semester of the 2011-12 academic year began today at Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples. At each entrance and in various locations inside each building, staff members helped students find their classes. Kari Christiansen, vice president of administrative services, helped Hannah Hinnenkamp …

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College in the Schools

Central Lakes College hosted more than 100 high school instructors, counselors, and administrators on Thursday, Aug. 18 for an in-service day at the Brainerd campus. The College-in-the-Schools program allows high school students to take college-level courses taught in their home district by qualified high school instructors. The credits are fully …

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Faculty return

A sure sign that the fall semester of classes at Central Lakes College is fast approaching was the return of instructors. On Wed., Aug. 17 they convened in the cafeteria of the Brainerd campus, greeting colleagues old and new for the first of two Duty Days. Included in the agenda …

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