Williston State College campus successes

May 25, 2018

Housing Costs Drop at WSC

WSC has reduced its double occupancy rates for Frontier Hall to $2,000 per semester and also provides housing scholarships.

WSC offers a Regional Housing Scholarship for $1,000 per semester and an Out-of-Region Housing Scholarship is also available.

“We have listened to what our students are saying; ‘Affordable housing coupled with affordable academics is desired,’ so we have dropped our rates and have provided more scholarship opportunities,” explained Kit Hernandez, WSC Director of Residence life. “Living on campus allows our students to have better connections with classmates which promotes improved student academic and personal success.”

WSC’s Housing Scholarships are both limited and are applied on a first-come first-serve basis. Scholarship eligibility is based on when the housing application is completed, the application fee is paid, the first installment fee is paid and available funds.

 

WSC Student Selected to be a Northern Ambassador of Music 

WSC Freshman, Shawn Postovit, received an acceptance letter in April not only to be a member of the Northern Ambassadors of Music, but to participate in a music performance tour of Europe during the summer of 2019.

Nominated by his band and choir director from Tioga, Ella Lewis, Postovit joins the select honor group composed of students from North Dakota and Montana.

“I about hit the floor and started bawling when I read the first line, ‘Dear Shawn, It is my pleasure to inform you that you have been selected by your director to receive this invitation to participate in a music performance tour of Europe during the summer of 2019.’” Explained Postovit. “This is once in a lifetime opportunity. I have never left the county, not even to Canada and now I have been selected to go on a European tour, it’s really an honor.”

From July 9, 2019 until July, 24, 2019, Postovit and his fellow ambassadors will visit seven counties including England, France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy and Germany.

 

WSC Honors Graduates with Commencement and Pinning Ceremonies Friday

WSC’s Fifty-Seventh commencement ceremony will be May 11, 2018 in the Well at 10:00 a.m. where Representative Gary Sukut will speak to over 150 graduates.

“While we have 411 total anticipated conferred degrees, we are excited to have 152 students participating in the graduation ceremony,” explained Kathren Hoffman, WSC Registrar, Research Analyst. “Degrees are awarded after we compute and record final grades.”

Graduates from WSC often earn more than one degree. For the 2017-2018 academic year (fall to summer) 411 degrees are anticipated to be awarded for 242 graduates. 242 Associates in Arts or Associates in Science, 78 Associates of Applied Sciences, 52 Certificates, 39 Certificates of Completion.

Of the 242 students anticipating graduation, nearly 20% received either the Williams or Regional County Scholarshi