Campus Notes for Feb 26

Minnesota West recognized as Military Friendly School and ranked third in nation among small community colleges

Minnesota West Community & Technical College was named a Military Friendly School by VIQTRY and is ranked third in the nation among small community colleges.

According to VIQTRY, the Military Friendly Schools list has come to set the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. This prestigious list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies and proprietary survey information from participating organizations. Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. This year 625 schools earned this designation.

For a complete list of schools recognized as Military Friendly Schools visit http://www.militaryfriendly.com/schools.

Area students selected to University of Minnesota Twin Cities dean’s list

The following students have been named to the 2019 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must complete 12 or more letter-graded credits while attaining a 3.66 grade-point average.

Clarkfield: Sophia Louwagie. Cottonwood: Jacob Meiners. Dawson: Faith Anyasike. Echo: Asa Ulferts. Ghent: Lyth Shahin. Marshall: Blaise Andries, Joseph Blanchard, Melodee Grant, Jacob Greathouse, Chinonso Nwakama, Parker Winkelman. Russell: Hunter Schouviller. Tracy: Ethan Voss. Tyler: Dain LaRock.

Minnesota West Community & Technical College ranked No. 1 Vocational School in Minnesota

Minnesota West Community & Technical College was ranked No. 1 Vocational School in Minnesota by RWM.org, Real Work Matters.

According to RWM.org, when compiling the list for Best Vocational Schools in Minnesota they used factors such as tuition rate, flexible class schedule, student support, career advising, data from the National Center for Education Statistics and the U.S. Department of Labor along with numerous other factors.

According to RWM.org, “Minnesota West Community and Technical College checks off all the boxes you’d expect for a top institution. It offers small class sizes, education programs in more than 60 disciplines and an affordable tuition rate. The college has received multiple honors and has been recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the nonprofit Aspen Institute.

Local students named to CSB dean’s list

Three local students have earned the distinction of being named to the dean’s list for the 2019 fall semester at the College of Saint Benedict.

Hannah Bock, daughter of Jane and Todd Bock of Marshall, is a junior biology major at CSB.

Sofia Bock, daughter of Jane and Todd Bock of Marshall, is a first year education major at CSB.

Sophia Buysse, daughter of Chuck and Sharon Buysse of Marshall, is a senior biology major at CSB.

To be included in the dean’s list, students must have a grade-point average of at least 3.80 and have completed 12 credits for which honor points (A, B, C, etc.) are awarded. Students included on the dean’s list cannot have any “unsatisfactory” or “incomplete” grades for that semester.

Area students named to fall dean’s list at Northwest Technical College

Students hailing from the area earned dean’s list honors from Northwest Technical College in Bemidji, at the conclusion of the fall 2019 semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, NTC students must be enrolled for at least 12 credits and earn a 3.5 GPA during the semester. A total of 116 students earned Fall 2019 dean’s list honors from the college.

Local students include:

Granite Falls, Amanda Hall; Milroy, Morgan Drey

Minnesota West ranked No. 3 in online associate degree in nursing

Minnesota West Community & Technical College has been ranked No. 3 on Learn.org’s 2020 online associate degree in nursing programs

According to Learn.org students can earn an associate’s degree in nursing through one of many schools online. The 2020 list is made up of the top accredited online programs, considering, costs, degree completion time, and career paths.

For additional information and the complete list of schools included on the list visit https://learn.org/articles/online_associate_degree_in_nursing_adn_programs.html

For more information contact us at www.mnwest.edu or 800-658-2330.


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