Graduation ceremony a success
The 2016 commencement exercise held at Dakota College at Bottineau marks the 110th graduation ceremony conducted by the college. Dakota College at Bottineau opened in 1906 as the North Dakota School of Forestry. Graduates received diplomas in the fields of health care, web design, information technology, wildlife along with liberal arts. One-hundred seventeen students were candidates for their associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates and over half were in attendance for the event.
Baseball coach, admission counselors hired
The Admissions Office at Dakota College has two new employees, who both started their new positions during the week of June 6th.
Mike Greene has accepted a dual role as Admissions Counselor and Baseball Coach at DCB. Mike is originally from Seattle, WA. He has twenty-five years of coaching experience from the t-ball to the pro-ball level. He previously coached a professional baseball team, the Douglas Diablos and has been the head baseball coach at the high school and junior college level as well as assistant coach at the Division I and II collegiate levels.
Beth MacDonald is the new full-time Admission Counselor at Dakota College at Bottineau. Originally from Devils Lake, ND, Beth understands the important role of small communities and small colleges and the opportunities they contribute to being a successful student. She completed thirty-one credits in high school through the dual credit system and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in three years at the University of North Dakota.
Nelson Science Center undergoes renovations
Renovations to the Nelson Science Center’s heating,ventilation and air conditioning systems are well underway this summer. Through this project, essentially all of the equipment in the building’s mechanical room is being replaced and updated with new technology. Additionally, ventilation upgrades will be occurring in the Center’s chemistry lab, electrical panels will be replaced and the building’s restrooms will be updated. This project is funded by an appropriation of approximately $1,050,000 which was approved during the 2015 legislative session. T.F. Powers Construction Co. of Fargo is providing construction management services and Hepper Olson Architects, Ltd. of Buxton is the architectural firm for the project.