Bismarck State College campus successes – April

May 2, 2016

BSC and NDSCS offer Pharm Tech in Bismarck

A shortage of pharmacy technicians inspired a partnership between NDSCS and BSC to deliver the NDSCS Pharmacy Technician program to the central and western ND beginning next Fall. Students enroll through NDSCS but may attend classes in Bismarck. General education classes will be provided by BSC, the technical components will be taught by the NDSCS Pharmacy Technician faculty through IVN and online options.


BSC honors alumni

Mike LaLonde, ’62, has been named Alumnus of the Year, and Shane Balkowitsch, ’98, the Rising Star. The BSC National Alumni Association also presents its first Legacy Family award to the Myron Atkinson family. LaLonde was selected for his dedication to BSC students and community involvement; Balkowitsch received his award for sharing his wet-plate photography talents. The Atkinsons were chosen for their their achievements, and continued role as BSC ambassadors.

BSC receives national nursing accreditation
BSC received initial five year accreditation from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing in April. BSC is part of the Dakota Nursing Program – a partnership of four ND community college nursing programs with a shared curriculum. The partners include BSC, Dakota College at Bottineau, Lake Region State College (LRSC) and Williston State College. LRSC also received ACEN accreditation this spring.