Williston State College campus successes – June

June 30, 2016

TrainND Trainers Receive HAZWOPER Certifications

Alan Billehus and Jason Mathers completed 40 hours of training to be certified HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) instructors.

Michael Hampton University of Utah School of Medicine and Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational Environmental Health conducted the training at TrainND’s new training facility December 14 -18, 2015.

 

Student Athletes Excel in Classroom

Jabrie Bullard and Jeremy Ruffin, both players on Williston State College’s men’s basketball team, were awarded Certificates of Achievement from Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS) this May after completing their first year at WSC.

ALEKS is software that designs a course shell for students based on their initial assessment taken at the start of the course. Course shells provide each student a successful learning path with positive reinforcement along the way. Students are able to learn the material at a rate that works best for them.

Funded through the Title III Grant established in 2012, ALEKS was listed as a choice in the grant to improve the retention rate from developmental mathematics courses through college algebra.

 

Hunter Berg Joins Williston State College Foundation

Williston State College Foundation (WSCF) is restarting its Alumni Association, bringing back WSC alum, Hunter Berg, to become as WSCF’s Alumni Association Director in July.

With its goal to provide a database for WSC alum and keep past students up-to-date with current events at the college, the WSC Alumni Association is something that has needed updating and attention. A longtime goal of the Foundation the Alumni Association has been patterned after several other colleges in the state and region.