Williston State College campus successes

July 2, 2018

Rasmussen named the Regional Director for Technical Programs and Training at TrainND

WSC is pleased to announce that Pam Rasmussen has been named the Regional Director for Technical Programs and Training at TrainND starting July 1.

Rasmussen took over as director of the TREND (Training for Regional Energy in North Dakota) Grant at WSC in late 2015. Since that time Pam has worked closely with the WSC’s Career and Technical (CTE) Education programs including Petroleum, Diesel, Welding, IT and Business programs. In addition to grant administration, Rasmussen has worked with industry advisory boards, curriculum development and student advisement, and in general supported whatever is necessary to move programs forward. Recently, Rasmussen helped to secure a National Science Foundation grant for the Petroleum program.


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.

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.

The tour includes a concert band, concert choir, and a jazz ensemble.


WSC Student Completes Government Senate Internship in Washington D.C.

Joseph Mathews recently completed a spring internship in Senator John Hoeven’s office in Washington D.C.
Born and raised in Texas, Mathews relocated to North Dakota in 2014. Mathews has been interested in the governmental process since he was young so, when he heard about the internship in Associate Professor Richard Stenberg’s Government class, his interest was piqued.
Mathews says that being selected for the internship in January 2018 was a dream come true. Living in Washington D.C. turned out to be a very memorable experience for him. He enjoyed working in the heart of the Capitol building, “watching and witnessing political movements unfold in front of him,” not through the TV screen, but in real life. “Bumping into protestors, dodging camera men and interactions with Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, ND State Legislator Kim Koppelman and Mark Zuckerberg had suddenly become the norm.”
He valued the experience seeing how Hoeven’s office really puts the people first. Looking back, Mathews says that he excelled in “being a voice for the people” by documenting and conveying concerns to the Senator.