Category Archives: Williston State College

Collaboration Conversations Help Serve the Bakken Region

The University of North Dakota (UND) and Williston State College (WSC) are embarking on conversations that could result in a much closer alignment between the two institutions. High employee turnover, limited resources, and rapidly expanding needs in the local community have hyper-taxed the ability of the WSC campus to maintain stable, consistent, effective operations. In… Read More »

Williston State College Campus Successes – March

Tharp receives Emeritus Status: Emeritus Status is awarded to a retired faculty member or administrator for distinguished service at Williston State College.  The Emeritus Status is a means for a retired educator to retain an honorary position at the college.  “No one is more deserving than Linda Tharp,” according to Wanda Meyer, Provost/Vice President for… Read More »

Williston State College Campus Successes

Record Spring Enrollment: With a 13.24% increase from Spring 2014, Williston State College is at record high with a headcount of 1,009.  Enrollment projections are even better.  While Spring 2015 has shown record numbers with an increase of 13.24%, this Fall applications have had a 60% increase over Fall 2014. College Night: Williston State College… Read More »

WSC hosts Japanese exchange

Japanese Exchange WSC just finished up their third short-stay exchange visit with sister school, Kokusai Junior College in Tokyo.  Twelve Japanese students and two chaperones spent 10 days immersed in a once-in-a-lifetime ND experience.  When they weren’t in the classroom, they spent time on a farm, at a bbq, shopping and sight-seeing. Heller to retire After… Read More »

WSC to Host Nationally Known Speaker for Women’s Expo

Steven’s Hall renovation update The Stevens Hall Renovation is currently ahead of schedule and is expected to be completed in the next few months. The completion of this project will put students, faculty, staff, and administration back into WSC’s main academic building by or before the end of this fall semester.   WSC to host… Read More »

New restaurant at WSC provides job opportunities for students

Williston’s first Jimmy John’s opens at WSC Jimmy John’s sandwich shop, the first in Williston, has just been opened on Williston State’s campus. The opening of this restaurant represents a number of job opportunities for students as well as another food option for students and community members all while directing additional traffic to WSC’s campus.… Read More »

New Teton Promise scholarship available to WSC students

Construction begins on second WSC apartment building – Construction on a second apartment building, known as Phase II, has begun at WSC. It will be identical to the first apartment building currently operating and located at WSC. Half of the units will be for essential service workers and half will be available at market rate.… Read More »

Two WSC students named to All-North Dakota Academic Team

Two WSC students, Megan Telehey and Rebekah Fetzer, were named to the 2014 all-ND Academic Team. Telehey holds a 3.9 GPA and Fetzer a 4.0 GPA. Both students are sophomores, active in campus organizations, and also work part-time positions off campus. WSC received the Patriot Award during the annual banquet for the Williston Area Chamber… Read More »

WSC nursing student honored as ND Student Nurse of the Year

The Diesel Technology program just received a $10,000 check from Tractor & Equipment to go towards scholarships, tools, and equipment. This is the second $10,000 check to the Diesel program from Tractor & Equipment in the last five months. WSC just launched a new online career services resource called – Occupational Opportunities. This service is… Read More »

WSC Undergoes Year-Long Renovation Project

Stevens Hall, WSC’s main academic/administrative building, is undergoing a $2.1 million, year-long renovation updating over 44,068 square feet. Much of the class and employee space has been uprooted and housed in alternative buildings. Even so, the spring semester has gotten off to a great start and preliminary numbers look good. Because of the Stevens Hall… Read More »