COACH RYBCHINSKI INDUCTED INTO NJCAA HOCKEY COACHES HALL OF FAME
In 16 seasons at the helm of Dakota College at Bottineau, Travis Rybchinski has led the Lumberjacks to seven national championships in 10 national tournament appearances as a coach. Rybchinski picked up his 200th career victory at the start of the 2016-2017 season. A native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Rybchinski has been named NJCAA Coach of the Year seven times. Rybchinski served as the president of the NJCAA Coaches Association for 11 years and was vice president for four years. Along with his coaching success, Rybchinski serves as an instructor at Dakota College at Bottineau and will continue to coach the Lumberjacks as they venture into the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).
O’CONNELL RECEIVES HONORARY DEGREE
DCB presented David O’Connell an Honorary Associate of Arts Degree. Former State Sen. David O’Connell was the featured speaker and honorary degree recipient for the event. O’Connell has supported the college through his tenure as a State Senator and Senate Minority Leader and as a Member of the House of Representatives. In these official capacities, he advanced the interests of Dakota College by supporting education opportunities promoting higher education, and contributing to the success of students across the state.
DCB HOSTS STATE STAFF SENATE
Dakota College at Bottineau staff participated in ND State Staff Senate which serves the staff employees of the North Dakota University System (NDUS) colleges and universities. The ND State Staff Senate talked about issues within the university system, budgeting being one of the most important. They discussed opportunities for their campuses to promote a positive work place in spite of lack of a salary increase over the next biennium. Remembering how much of a difference the staff can make on campus is indicative to moving forward. There were seven campuses participating on site and three participated via Interactive Video Network (IVN).