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At an appearance earlier today in Pennsylvania, President Obama announced a plan to develop manufacturing employee apprentice models. As part of this same effort, South Central College will lead a “Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Pilot,” focused on apprenticeships in  high need advanced manufacturing occupations. “We are honored to be a part of this important national effort, which will benefit Minnesota by providing our manufacturers with the technically trained employees they need and giving our residents opportunities to excel in high demand fields,” said South Central College President Dr. Annette Parker.

A Fact Sheet released by the White House earlier today, in advance of the President’s announcement said: Led by South Central College in southern Minnesota, a coalition of 24 community colleges and employers is pioneering a statewide apprenticeship model in mechatronics. The full Fact Sheet is available at: whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/16/fact-sheet-american-job-training-investments-skills-and-jobs-build-stron.

The “Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Pilot” will begin with South Central College working in partnership with companies in southern Minnesota to develop scalable apprenticeship models in mechatronics, as well as computer integrated machining and welding. The pilot will then expand to include employers statewide partnering with higher education institutions in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, including those that are partners in MnSCU’s two manufacturing focused “Centers of Excellence”– the Minnesota Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence and 360-degrees Center for Excellence. The pilot also will also incorporate industry and community college partnerships with K-12 institutions.

“Manufacturing is a critical sector of the Minnesota economy, but success often comes down to a company’s ability to find employees with advanced training and hands-on experience using the latest manufacturing technologies,” said Steven Rosenstone, chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. “Apprenticeships like those made possible through this pilot are a proven way to provide graduates with exactly the kind of training and experience employers need for their companies to grow. That’s good for our students, for manufacturers and for Minnesota. We are very pleased to be part of the national leadership of this initiative and to be working with manufacturers across the state to accelerate training and continue serving as the partner of choice to meet Minnesota’s workforce needs.”

To develop successful scalable apprenticeship models, South Central College is looking for companies of all sizes to participate in the southern Minnesota phase of the Apprenticeship Pilot. 3M and Bosch Automotive Service Solutions have already committed to the pilot, and South Central College is inviting more companies to participate at two planned Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Summits to be held this week in Faribault on April 17 and in North Mankato April 18.  “These Summits provide a tremendous opportunity for a productive discussion centered on actionable solutions to meeting the workforce needs of manufacturers, which in the process will also provide tremendous opportunities for our students and communities,” said Parker.

The effort to develop apprenticeship models is being spearheaded at the national level by President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP). South Central College President Annette Parker is one of 19 business and education leaders on the national AMP Steering Committee. She also is co-chair of the AMP “Demand-Driven Workforce” work group, with other South Central college staff making significant contributions to this work as well. In addition to establishing apprenticeship models, AMP has three other workforce goals: implementing a national credentialing system, developing advanced manufacturing educational pathways and granting credit for prior experience for veterans. South Central College’s apprenticeship pilot is the first step in the college’s overall “Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Pilot,” which will include initiatives associated with all four of AMP’s interrelated goal areas.

In today’s statement, the White House also indicated that a total of nearly $600 million will be allocated for these types of projects, $500 million as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance and Community College and Career Training (TAA-CCCT) competitive grant program and $100 million in H-1B funds for American Apprenticeship Grants. South Central College will be applying for grants to support part of the Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Pilot.

For more information on the Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Pilot, visit southcentral.edu/pilot.

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

South Central College (SCC) students took top honors at the SkillsUSA State Competition in Minnesota this past weekend.  SkillsUSA is a nationwide career and technical student organization that serves more than 300,000 students and their instructors in technical, skilled and service occupation instructional programs. South Central College students placed 1st in eight events, 2nd in six events and 3rd in four events. Those with first place finishes will compete at the national Skills USA Competition in Kansas City, June 23 - 27, 2014.

Dustin Miller: Job Skills Demonstration-Open 1st Place

Matt Drown: Job Skills Demonstration-Open 3rd Place

Brandon Haugdahl: Job Skills Demonstration-Field Specific HVAC 1st Place

Jose Figueroa: Place Mechanics Dexterity 3rd Place

Adam Jutz, Tyler Scmidt, Devin Wetzel: Automated Manufacturing Technology 1st Place

Jon Carter, Adam Hecht, Alex Zimprich: Automated Manufacturing Technology 2nd Place

Chad Vlasak: Precision Machining 1st Place and CNC Lathe Manual Programming 1st Place

Pat Kelly: Precision Machining 2nd Place and CNC Mill Manual Programming 2nd Place

Luke Blakesley: CNC Lathe Manual Programming 3rd Place

Katelin Plekkenpol: Pin Design 1st Place, T-shirt Design 1st Place and Advertising 1st Place

Mallorie Malenke: Pin Design 2nd Place, T-shirt Design 2nd Place and Advertising 2nd Place

Maria Vargas: T-shirt Design 3rd Place

South Central College’s student competitors came from a variety of programs, including Computer Integrated Machining (CIM), Graphics, Auto Body and Collision Technology, and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC).

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, instructors and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce, while helping each student excel. The Minnesota SkillsUSA Association has offered leadership opportunities to more 200,000 student members since 1967, with a current annual membership of more than 3,000. There are chapters at 29 Minnesota community and technical colleges and 50 high schools or cooperative centers.

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

The Minnesota Association of SkillsUSA has named South Central College Instructor Todd Huxford its Post-Secondary Advisor of the Year. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, instructors and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce, while helping each student excel.  South Central College is one of 29 Minnesota community and technical colleges participating in SkillsUSA.

Huxford has been a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration (HVAC) instructor at South Central College (SCC) for the past 24 years.  As a SkillsUSA advisor for SCC, Huxford serves students of this institution, but has also made significant contributes to the success of SkillsUSA at the state and national level. He has been an advisor for the past 24 years, on the Minnesota Executive Board for 21 years and a National Master Educator for the past 21 years.

Huxford believes the SkillsUSA program is invaluable in helping positioning SCC students for future success. In addition to the guidance he provides these students as an advisor, his national involvement also helps him create valuable relationships with industry partners. “Through SkillsUSA I have had the opportunity to work alongside industry leaders from whom we have gained knowledge and resources, as well as key contacts for employing our students,” said Huxford.

SkillsUSA is a nationwide career and technical student organization that serves more than 300,000 students and their instructors in technical, skilled and service occupation instructional programs. The Minnesota SkillsUSA Association has offered leadership opportunities to more 200,000 student members since 1967, with a current annual membership of more than 3,000. There are chapters at 29 Minnesota community and technical colleges and 50 high schools or cooperative centers.

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

South Central College will be hosting Terry Greene Sterling, author of Illegal: Life and Death in Arizona’s Immigration War Zone on April 9, 2014. Sterling will be visiting the North Mankato campus to talk about her book and the state of immigration in Arizona and the United States.

As part of South Central College’s Sakatah Reading Series, Sterling will read from her book, Illegal: Life and Death in Arizona’s Immigration War Zone at 12:00 p.m. in Conference Center B, followed by a book signing. She will also give a presentation entitled Shattered Dreams:  A conversation about race, immigration and education in a changing America from 6-7 p.m. in Conference Center B. Both events are free and open to the public.

Journalist and author Terry Greene Sterling has covered the changing American West for over 25 years. During her 14 years as an investigative reporter for Phoenix New Times, the regional alt-weekly, she was named Arizona Journalist of the Year three times. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Slate, The National Journal, The Daily Beast, Newsweek, Salon.comLongform.org, The Nieman Narrative Digest, High Country News, and Arizona Highways, among other publications. Sterling has been honored with over 50 journalism awards, and in 2009, she was given a Silver Key Award by the Society of Professional Journalists for 25 years of Notable Journalism. In 2010, she was part of a Village Voice team that received the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. In 2013, the International Regional Magazine Association awarded Sterling a first place in Public Issues Reporting.

Sterling immersed her readers in the closed communities of Arizona’s undocumented immigrants and their tormentors in her 2010 book, Illegal: Life and Death in Arizona’s Immigration War Zone. Professors at Goucher College, St. Olaf College, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and Marshall University have used the book in their classes. The book is the 2014 Common Read at South Central College in Minnesota.

As writer in residence at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, Sterling teaches narrative journalism, guides students through their thesis projects, leads writing workshops and conducts public conversations about writing, reporting and social issues. She is a guest faculty member at the Poynter Institute. Follow her on Twitter at @tgsterling or reach her at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Ms. Sterling’s visit is the culminating event in a year-long series of events to support South Central College’s annual Common Read. The college has hosted several speakers, panels, and films about immigration issues.

For more information on South Central College’s Common Read Series, contact Jane Greathouse at 507-389-7408 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

South Central College was one of 34 recipients to receive a College Ready grant awarded by the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation in May 2013. Since then, over 50 learners have participated in grant-funded programming, and the college has seen great success, specifically with the College Ready Bridge to Success program.

The College Ready Bridge to Success program is designed to help incoming freshman and adult learners improve their developmental skills in reading, English, and math so that they can test out of developmental coursework. Taught in collaboration with Adult Basic Education, it includes a combination of individualized computer-based instruction, First Year Experience programming, and support from instructors and Student Affairs staff. Success has been evident after the first two sessions of the program:

  • 83% percent of students who completed the program and retook the Accuplacer increased their test scores by 10 points in at least one area.
  • Students tested out of a total of 24 College Readiness reading, English, or math courses for a total savings of approximately $24,000.
  • 75% of bridge participants completed the First Year Experience coursework and were eligible to apply for a credit resulting in a total potential savings of $5,220.

The college is currently accepting applications for the College Ready Bridge to Success spring session, which will run from March 17 – May 8, 2014. There is no cost for students to apply or participate in the program which will run on both the North Mankato and Faribault campuses. Participants are required to attend Wednesday nights from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and must complete an additional five hours of on-campus work during open lab times: Monday – Thursday, 4:30–9:00 p.m. Dinner is also provided at no cost.

Great Lakes’ College Ready grant is designed to support programs that help students from traditionally underserved backgrounds—including students from low-income households, students of color, and those who are the first in their families to attend college—arrive on campus ready to enroll in college-level courses.

To apply to SCC’s College Ready Bridge to Success program, contact SCC Student Affairs Academic Advisor Amy Miller at (507) 389-7240 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU), with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options. The college also offers a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that enables learners to earn an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

Training includes hands-on vehicle extrication and structure fire exercises

Southern Minnesotans who see smoke and hear sirens originating from upper North Mankato this weekend need not panic. There will be hundreds of trained personnel available to deal with any emergency that arises. In fact, it’s training for such emergencies that is bringing firefighters to South Central College’s North Mankato campus on March 1 and 2.

The 2014 Minnesota State Fire/EMS/Rescue School and Expo will draw 650 firefighters from 168 fire departments and agencies across the state, as well as more than 100 instructors, vendors and equipment operators, making it one of the largest fire training schools in the state.

Firefighters will have access to 63 continuing education courses, with several hands-on training exercises in full gear. These include a variety of vehicle extrication, a grain bin emergency and other rescue situations all on the grounds of South Central College. There will also be controlled burns of three structures off site, where firefighters will practice the latest methods of interior fire attack and rescue operations.

The 2014 Minnesota State Fire/EMS/Rescue School and Expo is an event of the Fire and Rescue department from South Central College’s Center for Business and Industry (CBI), which provides education, training and consulting to help businesses and organizations improve performance and productivity. More than 15,000 professionals receive training through CBI annually.

 The following fire departments are furnishing manpower and equipment to help support the training: North Mankato, Mankato, Lake Crystal, St. Peter, Waterville, Henderson, Good Thunder, Nicollet, Janesville,  Eagle Lake, Sibley County Air Truck, Le Sueur, Waseca, Madison Lake, South Bend, St. Clair, Cleveland, Belle Plaine, Waseca, Kasota, Winthrop and Glencoe.

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South Central College is a comprehensive community and technical college with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato, and a proud member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

mumma_2The Lookout Art Gallery at South Central College is showing “Day of Remembrance: Photographs of the Japanese American Concentration Camps of WWII” through April 11.  The Lookout Art Gallery is located in room C-167 on South Central College’s North Mankato campus at 1920 Lee Boulevard (enter through door #8 on the west side of the campus). The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday.

The photographs are the work of Dr. Gina Mumma Wenger, Professor of Art at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The photographs document the spaces used for the internment camps established by President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. The executive order called for the confinement of Japanese Americans after the Japanese government’s attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 officially drew the United States into World War II.

The exhibition marks the 72nd “Day of Remembrance” to honor the memory of those who lost so much and illustrate an American tragedy that forever changed people’s lives and still impacts generations. The photographs document the loneliness and desolation felt by the Japanese American community through the harsh physical beauty of the environment enhanced only by infrared technology.

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South Central College is a comprehensive community and technical college with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato, and a proud member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

The South Central College Speech Team was named 2014 State Champion at the recent 32nd Minnesota Collegiate Forensics Association State Championships on February 16 – 17 at Gustavus Adolphus College.   The four students on the South Central College Speech Team competing were Tess Drager, Asma Dahir, Hailey Woolverton and Ashly Kingery.

A total of 16 colleges and universities participated and were categorized as either “Large Entry” or “Limited Entry,” based on the number of individuals entered from each school. South Central College was named State Champ in the “Limited Entry” category, competing against eight other schools in this category, including Bethany Lutheran College, Carlton College, St. Olaf College, St. Cloud State University, Southwest Minnesota State University, The College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University, University of Northwestern and University of Minnesota.

South Central College was the only two year school competing at the State Championship. “The tournament was incredibly competitive, with our four students competing in a total of 13 different events,” said Brian Klosa, South Central College Speech Team Director and Communications Instructor.  “These students are simply amazing and they are State Champions!”

South Central College (SCC) offers a Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum that enables learners to complete an Associate in Arts degree from SCC before transferring to complete a baccalaureate degree at a four year college or university. SCC also has more than 50 technical career and professional programs, with a variety of Certificate and Associate degree options.

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South Central College is a comprehensive community and technical college with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato, and a proud member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

South Central College today released its President’s List of students with exceptional performance during Fall Semester 2013, which ran August 26 - December 18, 2013. The recognition is given to students in good academic standing who maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or better, while earning 12 credits or more during the semester period.

“I know our South Central College administrators, faculty and staff join me in recognizing and applauding the efforts of our students who achieved this honor for Fall Semester 2013,” said Dr. Annette Parker, President of South Central College.

A total of 410 students from South Central College’s Faribault and North Mankato campuses were named to the Fall 2013 President’s List:

Ayan Aden, Faribault
Adnane  Afoda, Mankato
Martina Akem, Bloomington
Manar Al Dandan, Mankato
Breanna Allore, North Mankato
Matthew Amundson, Dennison
Joshua   Amundson, Blue Earth
Dane Anderson, Lake Crystal
Paul Anderson, Blue Earth
Samantha Anderson, Lakeville
Stevenlee Anderson, New Ulm
Weston  Anderson, Winthrop
Tyler Ardolf, Madelia
Erin Arellano, New Ulm
Robert Avery, North Mankato
Holly Ayala, Mankato
Laurie Ayers, Waterville
Amanda Baker, Mankato
Kooper  Barbion, Racine WI
Erica Barbknecht, Waseca
Kimberly Barron, Faribault
Maria Bauer, New Ulm
Melanie Becker,  Dundas
Nicholas Beckius, St. James
Brett Beilke, New Ulm
Steven Beissel, Hastings
Shannon Benson, Mankato
Edie Beranek, New Ulm
Eric Beranek, New Ulm
Brandon Bergemann, Mankato
Katie Bergemann, Mankato
Charles  Bergman, Mound
Andrew Bertram, Faribault
Blaine Bias, Alden
Tanner Biehn, Kasota
Carrie Bill, Morristown
Bethany Bishop, Rapid City SD
Adam Bixler, New Prague
Richard Blaha, Le Sueur
Luke Blakesley, Mankato
Sarah Blakesley, Mankato
Tyler Bode, Sleepy Eye
Ruth Boettcher,   Mankato
Alex Bohman, Mankato
Cole Bohnert, Mankato
Amber Born, Mankato
Miranda Boudreau, Faribault
Joseph   Bradley, New Ulm
Erin Brau, Faribault
Kelly Braun, Le Sueur
Richard Breeggemann, Shakopee
Duane Brinkman, North Mankato
Lance Brown, St. James
Tyler Bruender, Eagle Lake
Mandy Bruns, Waterville
Kaitlin Brunz, North Mankato
Cindy Buker, Faribault
Garrett Burgess, Janesville
Megan Burnham, Good Thunder
Jonathon Burris, New Ulm
Elizabeth Cap, Faribault
Alex Carlson, Lake Crystal
Carissa  Carpenter, Mankato
Michelle Carrigan, Dassel
Jonathon Carter, Walnut Grove
Monica Cassone, Truman
Jose Castillo, Le Sueur
Tracy Clammer, West Concord
Jane Clites, Blue Earth
Chelsey Cluka, Kasota
Emily Cochran, Owatonna
Clara Cofield, Mankato
Stephanie Cole, Faribault
Brittany Connell, Elysian
Tyson Cooley, Ceylon
Karlyn Crafton, Northfield
Asma Dahir, Mankato
Mariam Dahir, Mankato
Allyson  Dahl, Nicollet
Laura Danials, North Mankato
Adam Daschner, Cleveland
Michael Date, Mankato
Ryan Dauer, Mankato
Gabriella De La Cruz, New Ulm
Brandon DeBoer, Little Rock IA
Christopher Delaney, North Mankato
Dalton Deling, Fairmont
Mariah Determan, Jeffers
Brittany DeZeeuw, New Ulm
Xachary Dinsmore, Mankato
Amanda Dodge, New Prague
Nathan Drill, North Mankato
Lauren Duran, North Mankato
Torre Eckmann, Granada
Cade Ekstrom, Truman
Abdullah El-Omar, Mankato
Nicole Emerson, New Ulm
Brittany Enter, Nicollet
Susan Erhardt, Faribault
Krista Erickson, Olivia
Paige Erickson, Westbrook
Bonaventure Etta, Mankato
Blaine Evans, Rochester
Kayla Evers, New Ulm
Melissa Fallon, Mentor
Kaitlyn  Felsheim, Waseca
Lexy Fenske, Fulda
Jose Figueroa, Saint Peter
Cassandra Fike, Faribault
Nicholas Fleck, New Ulm
Sahar Fody, North Mankato
Brian Fortney, North Mankato
Linda Fournier, LeCenter
Jeremy Freeman, Saint Peter
Noah Frey, Mankato
Travis Friedrichs, North Mankato
Sharon Fuentes, North Mankato
Nathan Gallagher, Waseca
Nicholas Gansen, Saint Peter
Jordan Gay, Mankato
Lucas Gens, Nicollet
Robby Gilliland, Dodge Center
Meghan Gleisner, Gibbon
Jamie Goettl, Janesville
Taylor Goettl, St. Clair
Gisell Gonzalez, Faribault
Amanda Gonzalez, Le Sueur
Todd Goodrich, Mankato
Cara Gorman, North Mankato
Jonathan Graves, Winnebago
Dustyn Griffin-Fogal, Waseca
Jeremy Groskreutz, Wells
Shawn Guckeen, Saint Clair
Danielle Guentzel, Good Thunder
Bradly Hagberg, Lafayette
Eric Hansen, Owatonna
Nicole Hansen, Mankato
Taylor Hanson, Faribault
Caitlin Harrington, New Ulm
Nuradin Hassan, Mankato
Lacey Hassing, Wells
Ariana Hasti, Mankato
John Hauser, Sleepy Eye
Devin Hawkins, Faribault
Angela Hennes, Owatonna
Tanisha Hering, Elysian
Kristie Hoffman, Walnut Grove
Rachel Holmquist, Gibbon
Kelsey Hood, Lake Cyrstal
Timothy Hoppe,  New Ulm
Yu Huang, Mankato
Sabrina Huebl, Waseca
Abdisalaam Hussen, Mankato
Trevor Hustad, Mankato
Karissa  Huxford, Janesville
Abdifatah Ibrahim, Faribault
Christopher Isaac, Saint Peter
Judith Isaacson, Faribault
Carter Iverson, Marshall
Rachel Iverson, Mankato
Dennis Jakes, Montgomery
Colton Janicke, Winthrop
Zachary Janssen, Mankato
Alexander Jarvis, Sleepy Eye
Laura Jeanes, Faribault
Melanie Jefferson, Mankato
Brooke Johns, Milroy
Amanda Johnson, Le Sueur
Benjamin Johnson, Mankato
Brandi Johnson, Eagle Lake
Christopher Johnson, Saint Peter
Lisa Johnson, Mankato
Shari Johnson, Courtland
Jessica Jones, Amboy
Zachery Juaire, Belle Plaine
Nyquaise Kameni, Mankato
Matthew Karge, Owatonna
Geralyn Kassel, Waseca
Justin Kaster, Owatonna
Sara Katzenberger, New Ulm
Jonathan Kells, Westbrook
Jazzmyne Kelly, Mankato
Chelsea Kemp, Staples
Curtis Kempton, Eagle Lake
Caroline Kienlen, St Peter
Lance Kimble, Madison Lake
Heather  Knutson, Saint Peter
Rebecca Kolander, Le Center
Andrea   Koller, LeSueur
Adam Kopachek, Pemberton
Lorenzo Kopari, Mapleton
Estee Kopischke, Good Thunder
Karin Kopischke, Saint Peter
Neena Kopischke, North Mankato
Logan Korte, Mankato
Brian Kottke, Mankato
Jared Krassin, Waseca
Paula Kreuzer, New Ulm
Kristina Kroeger, Faribault
Tiffany Kubinski, Faribault
Michael Kuehn, Mankato
Jeremiah Kuehne, Faribault
Kevin Lamont, Waterville
Kyle Lane, Mankato
Michelle Lange, Morristown
Vanessa Lange, Mankato
Michael Lanin, Saint Peter
Amy Larson, Morristown
Adam Larson, Mankato
Garrett Larson, Waseca
Ashley LeBrun, Lonsale
Lauren Leppert, Faribault
Alisha Litsheim, Medford
Claire Liudahl, Shoreview
Zachary Liverseed, Faribault
Samantha Lodes, New Ulm
Melanie Lohman, New Ulm
Jordan Lorenz, Waterville
Christina Love, Saint Peter
Jonathan Lozano, Gaylord
Theresia Lueck, North Mankato
Candus Lunderberg, Saint Peter
Angela Lynch, Faribault
Lisa Lyons, Mankato
Kasi Maki, Faribault
Mackenzie Malecka, New Prague
Mallorie Malenke, Waseca
Tonya Malz, Faribault
Micayla Mann, Lake Crystal
Sarah Manthey, Janesville
Muhidin Maow, Owatonna
Ashley Martin, Mankato
Edvin Martinez, Faribault
Jaime Mathwig, Mankato
Sarah Matter, Springfield
Leta Maxa, Montgomery
Gregory McDonald, North Mankato
Katie McMurlyn, Mankato
Catherine Medin, Nerstrand
Carrie Meier, Mankato
Tara Mejia, North Mankato
Broderic Melby, Mankato
Jason Melzer, New Ulm
Destinee Meyer, New Richland
Moranda Meyer, Pemberton
Samantha Miesen, Springfield
Kayla Milbrandt, Eagle Lake
Alexander Miller, Faribault
Brok Miller, Hanska
Jennifer Miller, Le Center
Julia Miller, Saint Peter
Matthew Miller, Mankato
Brent Mithun, Faribault
Maryam Moalim, Mankato
Grace Moe, Kenyon
Fahmo Mohamud, Mankato
Janessa Montemurno, St. James
Hannah Montreuil, Le Center
Michelle Mooney, Mankato
John Moua, North Mankato
Karissa  Mouser, Owatonna
Abdihakim Muhumed, Faribault
Amanda Mundt, Madison Lake
Hannah Murphy, Minnesota Lake
Amanda Nagel, Woodbury
Sara Needham, Faribault
Ginger Neilon, North Mankato
Holly Neilsen, Mankato
Rachel Nelson, Mankato
Shaylyn Nelson, New Ulm
Justin Nissen, Gaylord
James O'Connor, Faribault
Rachelle Ohnstad, Waseca
Heather  Olinger, Saint Peter
Kayla Ollila, Blue Earth
Bram Olson, Hutchinson
Hussein Osman, Owatonna
Leidy Osorio Bravo, Lake Crystal
Carter Ostlie, Waconia
Alana Padron, Austin
Amanda Palmer, New Ulm
Hannah  Palmquist, Le Center
Brittany Passon, Saint Peter
Kelly Peter, Victoria
Clay Peterson, Jeffers
Hannah Phillips, Mankato
Emily Pieper, New Prague
Katelin Plekkenpol, Henderson
Alice Ploghoft, Lake Crystal
Marnie Ploog, Saint Peter
Christopher Prodoehl, New Ulm
Kayleigh Qualley, Waterville
Justin Rayl, St. James
Scott Reasor, Eagle Lake
Jessica Rentas-Clift, Eagle Lake
Rueshauna Reynolds, Mankato
Matthew Rockers, Mankato
Dariella Rodriguez, Le Sueur
Sadie Roesch, Amboy
Benjamin Rohloff, LeSueur
Aaron Rose, Arlington
Travis Rosenau, New Ulm
Michael Rossi, New Prague
Cody Roush, Waconia
Erin Runions, Alma WI
Michael Rykhus, Eagle Lake
Torrance Rykhus, Meeker CO
Racheal Sandeen, Mankato
Kari Sartori, Lonsdale
Cory Schiefelbein, Amboy
Kendra   Schleusner, Rock Rapids IA
Scott Schmieg, Le Sueur
Tyler Schmit, Rollingstone
Brianna  Schmitt, Boyd
Ryan Schock, Mankato
Matthew Schroepfer, Sleepy Eye
Alex Schubbe, Mapleton
Riley Schue, New Richland
Timothy Schultz, North Mankato
Daron Schwanz, North Mankato
Mary Schwartz, Saint Peter
Anna Schwichtenberg, Morristown
Adam Schwichtenberg, Morristown
Jacob Seedenburg, Mankato
Kelsey Sellner, Sleepy Eye
Britney  Sexton, Montgomery
Samantha Shoen, Springfield
David Simon, Montgomery
Steven Simon, New Prague
Bryce Skistad, Le Center
Megan Smith, Mankato
Kelsey Snyder, Owatonna
Hannah Snyder, North Mankato
Mariah Sonnek, Mankato
Karalyn Southwick, Janesville
Wyatt Spencer, Blue Earth
Ashley Sprague, Mankato
Aleesa Stage, Vesta
Thomas Stanton, Mankato
Kohen Stark, Le Sueur
Linda Steinback, Mankato
Illysa Stewart
Ashley Stinar, Estherville IA
Andrew  Storlie, Nerstrand
Alexandra Stroening, Mankato
Jacob Sukalski, Mankato
Beth Sutter, Faribault
Greg Swanson, St. James
Matthias Swanson, Owatonna
Derek Swanson-Cullen, New Ulm
Mason Tanley, New Ulm
Cayla Tousignant, Hastings
Jacob Trebesch, Sleepy Eye
Justin Treml, Mankato
Ryan Trench, Mankato
Darrell Ulman, Waseca
Brett Underdahl, Faribault
Jeremiah Vail, Farmington
Trenton VanderWert, North Mankato
Joanne anHaren, Faribault
Audra Veroeven, Waseca
Douglas Verschelde, New Ulm
Chad Vlasak, Montgomery
Melissa  Voegele, Morristown
Shawna Vold, Faribault
James Volkmann, Janesville
Dillon VonRump, Medford
Montana Wagle, Winnebago
Graham Waibel, Eagle Lake
Jonathan Walstrom, New Richland
Mary Wandersee, Mankato
Brianna  Watts, Mankato
Christopher Watts, Mankato
Amanda Weaver, Owatonna
Ryan Weber, Blooming Prairie
Lindsay Weber, Madison Lake
Ashley Weeres, Saint Peter
Lacey Wegner, North Mankato
Austin Weinandt, New Prague
Sarah Welander, Faribault
Brittney Wellner, Saint Peter
Tyrel Wendt, Madison Lake
Michael Wenner, Saint Peter
Cathryn Wenzel, St. Paul
Zachary Wermerskirchen, Lonsdale
Cole Wersal, Lakeville
Justin Westphal, Mankato
Devin Wetzel, Janesville
Kimberly Wilder, Owatonna
Michael Wilson, North Mankato
Thomas Windschitl, Springfield
Christy Woehler, Arlington
Nichole  Wolf, Waseca
Toni Wolff-Lotton, Janesville
MaKayla Woller, Courtland
Gavin Wollschlager, Mankato
Benjamin Wolterman, Adams
Lucas Woods, Winthrop
Kristina Wright, Madelia
Marissa Wunderlich, Faribault
Trevor Wynkoop, North Mankato
Katie Xiong, Walnut Grove
Chelsi Young, Mankato
Stacy Zabel, Faribault
Elizabeth Zambin, New Ulm
Tori Zanke, New Ulm
Mason   Zellmer, Janesville
Jessica Zierke, Mapleton  

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South Central College is a comprehensive community and technical college with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato and a proud member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. South Central College is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

Students Named to Fall Semester Academic Honors List at South Central College

 

South Central College today released its President’s List of students with exceptional performance during Fall Semester 2013, which ran August 26 - December 18, 2013. The recognition is given to students in good academic standing who maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5 or better, while earning 12 credits or more during the semester period.

 

“I know our South Central College administrators, faculty and staff join me in recognizing and applauding the efforts of our students who achieved this honor for Fall Semester 2013,” said Dr. Annette Parker, President of South Central College.     

 

A total of 410 students from South Central College’s Faribault and North Mankato campuses were named to the Fall 2013 President’s List:

 

Ayan Aden, Faribault

Adnane  Afoda, Mankato 

Martina Akem, Bloomington         

Manar Al Dandan, Mankato           

Breanna Allore, North Mankato     

Matthew Amundson, Dennison      

Joshua   Amundson, Blue Earth     

Dane Anderson, Lake Crystal         

Paul Anderson, Blue Earth             

Samantha Anderson, Lakeville       

Stevenlee Anderson, New Ulm       

Weston  Anderson, Winthrop         

Tyler Ardolf, Madelia      

Erin Arellano, New Ulm  

Robert Avery, North Mankato        

Holly Ayala, Mankato      

Laurie Ayers, Waterville  

Amanda Baker,    Mankato             

Kooper  Barbion, Racine WI

Erica Barbknecht, Waseca

Kimberly Barron, Faribault            

Maria Bauer, New Ulm    

Melanie Becker,  Dundas 

Nicholas Beckius, St. James           

Brett Beilke, New Ulm     

Steven Beissel, Hastings  

Shannon Benson, Mankato             

Edie Beranek, New Ulm   

Eric Beranek, New Ulm   

Brandon Bergemann, Mankato       

Katie Bergemann, Mankato            

Charles  Bergman, Mound

Andrew Bertram, Faribault             

Blaine Bias, Alden            

Tanner Biehn, Kasota       

Carrie Bill, Morristown    

Bethany Bishop, Rapid City SD

Adam Bixler, New Prague

Richard Blaha, Le Sueur  

Luke Blakesley, Mankato 

Sarah Blakesley, Mankato

Tyler Bode, Sleepy Eye    

Ruth Boettcher,   Mankato             

Alex Bohman, Mankato   

Cole Bohnert, Mankato    

Amber Born, Mankato      

Miranda Boudreau, Faribault         

Joseph   Bradley, New Ulm            

Erin Brau, Faribault          

Kelly Braun, Le Sueur      

Richard Breeggemann, Shakopee   

Duane Brinkman, North Mankato  

Lance Brown, St. James   

Tyler Bruender,   Eagle Lake          

Mandy Bruns, Waterville 

Kaitlin Brunz, North Mankato        

Cindy Buker, Faribault     

Garrett Burgess, Janesville             

Megan Burnham, Good Thunder    

Jonathon Burris, New Ulm             

Elizabeth Cap, Faribault   

Alex Carlson, Lake Crystal            

Carissa  Carpenter, Mankato          

Michelle Carrigan, Dassel

Jonathon Carter, Walnut Grove      

Monica  Cassone, Truman

Jose Castillo, Le Sueur     

Tracy Clammer, West Concord      

Jane Clites, Blue Earth     

Chelsey Cluka,    Kasota  

Emily Cochran,   Owatonna           

Clara Cofield, Mankato    

Stephanie Cole, Faribault 

Brittany Connell, Elysian 

Tyson Cooley, Ceylon      

Karlyn Crafton, Northfield             

Asma Dahir, Mankato      

Mariam Dahir, Mankato  

Allyson  Dahl, Nicollet     

Laura Danials, North Mankato       

Adam Daschner   , Cleveland         

Michael Date, Mankato    

Ryan Dauer, Mankato       

Gabriella De La Cruz, New Ulm    

Brandon DeBoer, Little Rock IA

Christopher Delaney, North Mankato           

Dalton Deling, Fairmont  

Mariah Determan, Jeffers

Brittany DeZeeuw, New Ulm         

Xachary Dinsmore, Mankato          

Amanda Dodge, New Prague          

Nathan Drill, North Mankato         

Lauren Duran, North Mankato       

Torre Eckmann, Granada 

Cade Ekstrom, Truman    

Abdullah El-Omar, Mankato          

Nicole Emerson, New Ulm             

Brittany Enter, Nicollet    

Susan Erhardt, Faribault   

Krista Erickson, Olivia     

Paige Erickson,   Westbrook          

Bonaventure Etta, Mankato            

Blaine Evans, Rochester   

Kayla Evers, New Ulm     

Melissa Fallon, Mentor    

Kaitlyn  Felsheim, Waseca             

Lexy Fenske, Fulda          

Jose Figueroa, St. Peter    

Cassandra Fike, Faribault 

Nicholas Fleck, New Ulm

Sahar Fody, North Mankato           

Brian Fortney, North Mankato       

Linda Fournier, LeCenter 

Jeremy   Freeman, St. Peter            

Noah Frey, Mankato         

Travis Friedrichs, North Mankato  

Sharon   Fuentes, N. Mankato        

Nathan   Gallagher, Waseca            

Nicholas Gansen, St. Peter             

Jordan Gay, Mankato       

Lucas Gens, Nicollet        

Robby Gilliland,  Dodge Center     

Meghan Gleisner, Gibbon

Jamie Goettl, Janesville   

Taylor Goettl, St. Clair     

Gisell Gonzalez, Faribault

Amanda Gonzalez, Le Sueur          

Todd Goodrich, Mankato 

Cara Gorman, North Mankato        

Jonathan Graves, Winnebago         

Dustyn   Griffin-Fogal, Waseca      

Jeremy   Groskreutz, Wells             

Shawn Guckeen, Saint Clair           

Danielle Guentzel, Good Thunder  

Bradly Hagberg, Lafayette             

Eric Hansen, Owatonna    

Nicole Hansen,    Mankato             

Taylor Hanson,    Faribault             

Caitlin Harrington, New Ulm         

Nuradin Hassan, Mankato

Lacey Hassing, Wells       

Ariana Hasti, Mankato     

John Hauser, Sleepy Eye  

Devin Hawkins,   Faribault             

Angela   Hennes, Owatonna            

Tanisha  Hering, Elysian 

Kristie Hoffman, Walnut Grove     

Rachel Holmquist, Gibbon             

Kelsey Hood, Lake Cyrstal             

Timothy Hoppe,  New Ulm            

Yu Huang, Mankato         

Sabrina Huebl, Waseca    

Abdisalaam Hussen, Mankato        

Trevor Hustad, Mankato  

Karissa  Huxford, Janesville          

Abdifatah Ibrahim, Faribault          

Christopher Isaac, Saint Peter        

Judith Isaacson, Faribault 

Carter Iverson,     Marshall             

Rachel   Iverson, Mankato

Dennis   Jakes, Montgomery          

Colton Janicke, Winthrop

Zachary Janssen, Mankato              

Alexander Jarvis, Sleepy Eye         

Laura Jeanes, Faribault    

Melanie Jefferson, Mankato          

Brooke Johns, Milroy       

Amanda Johnson, Le Sueur            

Benjamin Johnson, Mankato          

Brandi Johnson, Eagle Lake           

Christopher Johnson, Saint Peter   

Lisa Johnson, Mankato     

Shari Johnson, Courtland 

Jessica   Jones, Amboy     

Zachery Juaire,    Belle Plaine        

Nyquaise Kameni, Mankato           

Matthew Karge,   Owatonna           

Geralyn Kassel, Waseca 

Justin Kaster, Owatonna   

Sara Katzenberger, New Ulm         

Jonathan Kells, Westbrook             

Jazzmyne Kelly, Mankato

Chelsea Kemp, Staples     

Curtis Kempton, Eagle Lake          

Caroline Kienlen, St Peter

Lance Kimble, Madison Lake        

Heather  Knutson, Saint Peter        

Rebecca Kolander, Le Center         

Andrea   Koller, LeSueur  

Adam Kopachek, Pemberton          

Lorenzo Kopari, Mapleton             

Estee Kopischke, Good Thunder    

Karin Kopischke, Saint Peter         

Neena Kopischke,              North Mankato   

Logan Korte, Mankato     

Brian Kottke, Mankato     

Jared Krassin, Waseca      

Paula Kreuzer, New Ulm  

Kristina Kroeger, Faribault            

Tiffany Kubinski, Faribault            

Michael Kuehn, Mankato 

Jeremiah Kuehne, Faribault            

Kevin Lamont, Waterville

Kyle Lane, Mankato         

Michelle Lange,  Morristown         

Vanessa Lange, Mankato 

Michael Lanin, Saint Peter             

Amy Larson, Morristown

Adam Larson, Mankato    

Garrett Larson,    Waseca 

Ashley LeBrun,   Lonsale 

Lauren Leppert,   Faribault             

Alisha Litsheim,  Medford              

Claire Liudahl, Shoreview

Zachary Liverseed, Faribault          

Samantha Lodes, New Ulm            

Melanie Lohman, New Ulm           

Jordan Lorenz, Waterville

Christina Love, St. Peter  

Jonathan Lozano, Gaylord

Theresia Lueck,   North Mankato   

Candus Lunderberg, Saint Peter     

Angela Lynch, Faribault   

Lisa Lyons, Mankato        

Kasi Maki, Faribault        

Mackenzie Malecka, New Prague                 

Mallorie Malenke, Waseca             

Tonya Malz, Faribault      

Micayla Mann, Lake Crystal          

Sarah Manthey, Janesville

Muhidin Maow, Owatonna             

Ashley Martin, Mankato  

Edvin Martinez,  Faribault             

Jaime Mathwig, Mankato 

Sarah Matter, Springfield 

Leta Maxa, Montgomery  

Gregory McDonald, North Mankato             

Katie McMurlyn, Mankato             

Catherine Medin, Nerstrand           

Carrie Meier, Mankato     

Tara Mejia, North Mankato            

Broderic Melby,  Mankato             

Jason Melzer, New Ulm   

Destinee Meyer, New Richland      

Moranda Meyer, Pemberton           

Samantha Miesen, Springfield       

Kayla Milbrandt, Eagle Lake         

Alexander Miller, Faribault            

Brok Miller, Hanska         

Jennifer Miller, Le Center

Julia Miller, Saint Peter   

Matthew Miller, Mankato

Brent Mithun, Faribault   

Maryam Moalim, Mankato            

Grace Moe, Kenyon          

Fahmo Mohamud, Mankato           

Janessa Montemurno, St. James     

Hannah Montreuil, Le Center         

Michelle Mooney, Mankato           

John Moua, North Mankato            

Karissa  Mouser, Owatonna           

Abdihakim Muhumed, Faribault    

Amanda Mundt, Madison Lake      

Hannah Murphy, Minnesota Lake  

Amanda Nagel, Woodbury             

Sara Needham,    Faribault             

Ginger Neilon, North Mankato       

Holly Neilsen, Mankato   

Rachel   Nelson, Mankato

Shaylyn Nelson, New Ulm            

Justin Nissen, Gaylord     

James O'Connor, Faribault             

Rachelle Ohnstad, Waseca             

Heather  Olinger, Saint Peter         

Kayla Ollila, Blue Earth   

Bram Olson, Hutchinson  

Hussein Osman, Owatonna             

Leidy Osorio Bravo, Lake Crystal  

Carter Ostlie, Waconia     

Alana Padron, Austin       

Amanda Palmer, New Ulm             

Hannah  Palmquist, Le Center        

Brittany Passon, Saint Peter           

Kelly Peter, Victoria        

Clay Peterson, Jeffers       

Hannah Phillips, Mankato

Emily Pieper, New Prague              

Katelin Plekkenpol, Henderson      

Alice Ploghoft, Lake Crystal          

Marnie Ploog, Saint Peter

Christopher Prodoehl, New Ulm    

Kayleigh Qualley, Waterville         

Justin Rayl, St. James       

Scott Reasor, Eagle Lake 

Jessica   Rentas-Clift, Eagle Lake  

Rueshauna Reynolds, Mankato      

Matthew Rockers, Mankato            

Dariella Rodriguez, Le Sueur         

Sadie Roesch, Amboy      

Benjamin Rohloff, LeSueur            

Aaron Rose, Arlington     

Travis Rosenau, New Ulm

Michael Rossi, New Prague            

Cody Roush, Waconia      

Erin Runions, Alma WI

Michael Rykhus, Eagle Lake          

Torrance Rykhus, Meeker CO

Racheal Sandeen, Mankato             

Kari Sartori, Lonsdale      

Cory Schiefelbein, Amboy             

Kendra   Schleusner, Rock Rapids IA

Scott Schmieg, Le Sueur  

Tyler Schmit, Rollingstone            

Brianna  Schmitt, Boyd    

Ryan Schock, Mankato     

Matthew Schroepfer, Sleepy Eye   

Alex Schubbe, Mapleton  

Riley Schue, New Richland            

Timothy Schultz, North Mankato   

Daron Schwanz, North Mankato    

Mary Schwartz,   Saint Peter          

Anna Schwichtenberg, Morristown

Adam Schwichtenberg, Morristown             

Jacob Seedenburg, Mankato           

Kelsey Sellner, Sleepy Eye             

Britney  Sexton, Montgomery        

Samantha Shoen, Springfield         

David Simon, Montgomery            

Steven Simon, New Prague            

Bryce Skistad, Le Center  

Megan Smith, Mankato    

Kelsey   Snyder,  Owatonna           

Hannah  Snyder,  North Mankato   

Mariah   Sonnek, Mankato

Karalyn Southwick, Janesville       

Wyatt Spencer, Blue Earth             

Ashley   Sprague, Mankato             

Aleesa   Stage, Vesta        

Thomas Stanton, Mankato

Kohen Stark, Le Sueur     

Linda Steinback, Mankato

Illysa Stewart                    

Ashley Stinar, Estherville IA

Andrew  Storlie, Nerstrand             

Alexandra Stroening, Mankato       

Jacob Sukalski,    Mankato             

Beth Sutter, Faribault       

Greg Swanson, St. James 

Matthias Swanson, Owatonna        

Derek Swanson-Cullen,     New Ulm            

Mason Tanley, New Ulm 

Cayla Tousignant, Hastings            

Jacob Trebesch, Sleepy Eye           

Justin Treml, Mankato     

Ryan Trench, Mankato     

Darrell Ulman, Waseca    

Brett Underdahl, Faribault              

Jeremiah Vail, Farmington             

Trenton VanderWert, North Mankato          

Joanne   VanHaren, Faribault         

Audra Veroeven, Waseca 

Douglas Verschelde, New Ulm      

Chad Vlasak, Montgomery             

Melissa  Voegele, Morristown        

Shawna Vold, Faribault    

James Volkmann, Janesville          

Dillon VonRump, Medford            

Montana Wagle, Winnebago          

Graham Waibel, Eagle Lake           

Jonathan Walstrom, New Richland

Mary Wandersee, Mankato            

Brianna  Watts, Mankato  

Christopher Watts, Mankato          

Amanda Weaver, Owatonna           

Ryan Weber, Blooming Prairie      

Lindsay Weber,   Madison Lake     

Ashley Weeres,   Saint Peter          

Lacey Wegner,    North Mankato   

Austin Weinandt, New Prague       

Sarah Welander, Faribault

Brittney Wellner, Saint Peter         

Tyrel Wendt, Madison Lake           

Michael Wenner, Saint Peter          

Cathryn Wenzel, St.Paul  

Zachary Wermerskirchen, Lonsdale             

Cole Wersal, Lakeville     

Justin Westphal, Mankato

Devin Wetzel, Janesville  

Kimberly Wilder, Owatonna          

Michael Wilson, North Mankato    

Thomas Windschitl, Springfield    

Christy Woehler, Arlington            

Nichole  Wolf, Waseca     

Toni Wolff-Lotton, Janesville        

MaKayla Woller, Courtland           

Gavin Wollschlager, Mankato        

Benjamin Wolterman, Adams        

Lucas Woods, Winthrop   

Kristina Wright, Madelia 

Marissa Wunderlich, Faribault       

Trevor Wynkoop, North Mankato  

Katie Xiong, Walnut Grove            

Chelsi Young, Mankato    

Stacy Zabel, Faribault      

Elizabeth Zambin, New Ulm          

Tori Zanke, New Ulm       

Mason   Zellmer, Janesville           

Jessica Zierke, Mapleton  

 

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South Central College is a comprehensive community and technical college with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato and a proud member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. South Central College is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

 South Central College has named Dr. Susan Tarnowski its new Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs. In this key position Tarnowski will be responsible for all academic and student services, including program creation and review, faculty development, academic planning, accreditation, research and the myriad of services that drive overall student success.

 “Vice President of Student and Academic Affairs is a pivotal position in moving South Central College forward,” said SCC President Dr. Annette Parker. “Faculty, staff, students and members of the community played an active role in our search and evaluation process, and their vital input helped identify the many leadership strengths Dr. Tarnowski will bring to South Central College.”

 Dr. Tarnowski has 35 years of experience in higher education, with the past 18 years spent in administration. Her extensive background includes serving as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty for the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth (2001 – 2004), Vice President for Educational Services at Anoka Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids (2004 – 2007) and Dean of Academic Affairs for The Art Institutes International Minnesota in Minneapolis (2007 – 2014).

 Dr. Tarnowski holds B.S. and M.A. degrees in Music Education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where she also earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.

 “I am truly excited to join the campuses of South Central College under the leadership of Dr. Parker,” said Dr. Tarnowski. “We are able to build on the history and strength of the institution as we envision new opportunities internally and enhanced collaborations with our greater community. I look forward to working with students, faculty, staff and community members in this effort.”

Dr. Tarnowski will start at South Central College on February 3.

 

South Central College is a comprehensive community and technical college with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato, and a proud member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

College Ready PhotoAre you thinking about starting college? Get your college experience off on the right foot. Apply for the College Ready-Bridge to College Success Program!

Application Dealine: March 10, 2014
Spring 2014 Program:
March 17 - May 8, 2014

College Ready – Bridge to College Success Program is for anyone who wants to build a strong foundation before starting college.  South Central College (SCC) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) are partnering with the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation to provide academic programming for prospective college students who are committed to improving their Accuplacer scores in Reading, English, and Mathematics. Students will be required to participate on the SCC campus for a minimum of two days per week with flexible scheduling options. Activities will include  computer-based modular college readiness coursework, First Year Experience programming, student success seminars, and a meal!

More information on the program is available on our pdf  Bridge to College Success brochure 854.23 Kb

By improving your Accuplacer scores, you may be able to test out of one or more college readiness courses - a savings of time and money. Students who have particpated in this projgram have saved more than $25,000 in tuition!

All programing is FREE!

How Do You Qualify?

To be accepted into this program, you must have a high school diploma or GED (or be very close to finishing) and have an Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score under 78 and/or and Arithmetic score under 56 or an elementary algebra score under 76, and you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Household income is below 150% of the federal poverty line; OR
  • Person of color; OR
  • First generation student;

APPLY TODAY!
To complete an application, pdf dowload an application or contact one of the following program representatives:

Amy Miller
(South Central College)
507-389-7240

Yesica Louis
(Adult Basic Education: Faribault)
507-333-6476

Karen Wolters
(Adult Basic Education: Mankato)
507-345-5222 ext.3054

*We will consider applicants who are close to obtaining their GED. Please speak with one of the program representatives listed above.

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Faribault and Mankato, MN – In September 2013, it was announced that South Central College President
Dr. Annette Parker would serve on President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Steering Committee “2.0.” Since that time, South Central College’s involvement in AMP has expanded.  

AMP was established as part of a continuing effort to maintain U.S. leadership in the emerging technologies that will create high-quality manufacturing jobs and enhance America’s global competitiveness. AMP is led by a steering committee comprised of 19 leaders from industry, academia and labor. The Steering Committee established five “Work Teams” to address specific areas aimed at driving advances in U.S. innovation and workforce capabilities related to manufacturing. These work teams include: Workforce, Technology, NNMI (National Network of Manufacturing Innovation), Scale-Up and Manufacturing Image. 

Dr. Parker, along with Eric Spiegel of Siemens, leads the “Workforce” work team. Additionally, the following South Central College staff members serve as delegates for various work teams: 

  • Marsha Danielson, SCC Dean of Global Outreach and Strategic Partnership Initiatives
    (AMP Operations Committee delegate) 
  • Barb Embacher, SCC Dean of Workforce Education and Training
    (AMP Workforce Team co-lead delegate) 
  • Tom Kammer, SCC Manufacturing Consultant
    (AMP Technology Team delegate) 
  • Doug Laven, SCC Mechatronics Instructor
    (AMP Scale-Up Team delegate) 
  • Brian Knutson, SCC Business and Personal Development/Healthcare Coordinator
    (AMP Manufacturing Image Team delegate)

“South Central College’s broad participation in this national initiative reinforces Minnesota and the college’s status as a leader in manufacturing education and training,” said Dr. Parker. “This involvement also introduces our college to valuable partnership opportunities and resources.”

On Tuesday (December 3), the five work teams presented to the steering committee and received approval to proceed with the implementation of their recommended plans. 

On Wednesday (December 4), Dr. Parker convened a meeting with MNSCU officials and Minnesota partner organizations that actively work in the manufacturing realm, to discuss ways to align their collective efforts with the national AMP priorities. 

“These industry involvement efforts align directly with MnSCU’s strategic plan. Moving forward, we will continue to collaborate with our higher education partners, regional industry and government organizations on current and potential opportunities as they become available,” said Dr. Parker.  

South Central College is a comprehensive community and technical college with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato, and a proud member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator.

 

Data services that South Central College receives from the Minnesota State College & University System will be upgraded at the end of the week (10:00 p.m., Friday November 8th until 9:00 a.m., Saturday  November 9th).  As a result, students will not be able to submit an application, search for classes, register, or pay for classes.  

We appreciate your understanding as MnSCU continues to implement improvements in their services.

U.S. Dept. of Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker, invited Dr. Parker to speak at the SelectUSA Investment Summit on the panel entitled, “Partnering for Workforce Development”.  This Summit will be held October 31st and November 1st, 2013 in Washington, DC. 

The panel will hold a discussion on the deep talent pool in the United States, with a focus on several case studies of workforce partnerships that have successfully attracted and supported new investments or business expansions.  

“I am honored to have the privilege of being involved in this opportunity and represent MnSCU and South Central College nationally,” stated Dr. Parker, SCC President. “The agenda reflects discussions and panelists from across the United States and around the world, and I am privileged to be able to share our success stories. “

In the invitation asking for her participation, Secretary Pritzker stated that given her experience at South Central College, her insights and expertise on this topic will be of great value and will contribute to the success of the Summit.

The Summit will be an unprecedented opportunity for top-level corporate executives and business investors from across the United States and around the world to engage with U.S. economic development organizations, senior White House and Administration officials, industry experts, and professional service providers.  The two-day event will include networking opportunities, one-on-one meetings, and moderated panel discussions on investment trends and resources in the United States. 

For more information on this press release or South Central College, contact Jody Bloemke at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (507) 389-7492.

 

Approximate Travel Dates: June 12 - 24, 2014
Application Deadline: November 22, 4 p.m.

South Central College (SCC) has partnered with Carl-Severing Polytechnic in Bielefeld, Germany, to create a student exchange program to build educational, cultural and global awareness. Students from Carl-Severing visit Minnesota in the fall while SCC students visit Bielefeld in early summer. Five SCC students will be selected to participate in this learning opportunity and will receive a Student Ambassador Travel Scholarship that will cover a significant portion of the trip expenses. In return, SCC will ask the students to serve as good will ambassadors when Carl-Severing students visit during fall 2014 and to make several group presentations on both campuses and to several service organizations and business partners.

Students will travel with an SCC instructor, stay with a host family for approximately ten days, spend time at Carl-Severing, and tour Bielefeld and its surrounding communities.

Qualifying students must be enrolled at South Central College full-time and have completed a full semester with a GPA of 3.0 or higher or be enrolled full-time in their first semester and be in good standing as reported by their instructors and intend to enroll at SCC in fall 2014. An application and the names of two references will be required.

The Student Ambassador Travel Scholarship amount for this travel opportunity will cover most of the travel costs including air fare, housing, land travel, most meals, and entrance fees to sites and events. Students who are selected for this scholarship will be expected to contribute $800 plus the cost of a 1-credit travel class (to be taken during summer term).
Students who receive this scholarship will be expected to do the following:

  • Enroll in a 1-credit travel course beginning for summer 2014. (Cost: approximately $190)
  • Pay $800 for costs not covered by the scholarship, of which a non-refundable payment of $250 is due by December 9th, 2013.
  • Participate in the trip from about June 12 -24, 2014.
  • Secure a valid U.S. passport by April 1, 2014.
  • Serve as a good-will ambassador to students who visit from Carl Severing during fall 2014.
  • Present as a group on the North Mankato and Faribault campuses.
  • Present as a group to 3-5 selected service organizations (such as Rotary) and/or industry partners.
  • Provide feedback about the travel program.

Carl-Severing students who visited SCC in October, 2012.Carl-Severing students who visited SCC in October, 2012.Scholarship Requirements

Qualifying students must meet the following criteria:

  • Intend to continue at SCC during fall 2014
  • Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher for returning students
  • Be in "good standing" for students who enrolled fall 2014

Selection will be based on the overall quality of the application.

Deadline for application: November 22, 2013 by 4 p.m.
Student Ambassador Travel Scholarship Application Form  (PDF 943 Kb)  

Students are expected to type their responses and submit a copy of the completed application to:
Dr. Brian Fors at South Central College – Room C167
1920 Lee Boulevard
North Mankato, Minnesota 56003
OR
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