Monthly Archives: February 2014

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 intended to automate numerous functions within the job-search process and serve both the employer and student, providing better communication and interaction between the two.

WSC nursing student, Megan Grinnell (LPN) – student at the Minot site – was honored with the ND Student Nurse of the Year award. Megan will be a member of the 2014 NSAND Board of Directors and is also the current President of the local WSC chapter.

Interim Chancellor Visits Lake Region State College

NChancellor Speaking at LRSC Jan29Borth Dakota University System Interim Chancellor Larry C. Skogen conducted faculty/staff and student open forums at Lake Region State College last Wednesday, January 29 in a continuing effort to encourage open communication throughout the system. They discussed the importance of educating students with soft skills, student affordability, the best ways to measure student success and the opportunities that are abundant now in our state.

While there, Chancellor Skogen also took the chance to visit with seniors of Leeds High School. The seniors had the opportunity to view the State Board of Higher Education meeting that took place at the college Jan. 30. Before the meeting began, Chancellor Skogen talked to the students about the unlimited opportunities that exist for them both in higher education and employment in North Dakota.IMG_2660

Thank you to Lake Region State College for hosting the State Board of Higher Education. Visits like this are a great way for the Board to see firsthand the wonderful work our campuses are doing for our students and for the Chancellor to engage with faculty, staff and even future students.