NDSCS Culinary Arts hosting annual Scholarship Dinner February 29th

Black marbel table with red plate and napkin, set with silverware

NDSCS Culinary Arts students and faculty are scheduled to host the program’s 4th annual Scholarship Dinner on Thursday, February 29th in the Hektner Student Center at NDSCS Wahpeton.

The annual Culinary Scholarship Dinner helps raise funds to support scholarship dollars for Culinary Arts students, increasing accessibility for students to attend this program at NDSCS. This dinner is also an excellent opportunity for students to help create and serve a multi-course fine dining experience for guests, teaching important on-the-job skills and benefiting their overall Culinary education.

The schedule of events includes a guest social and multi-course meal. The 6-course dinner with wine pairings is prepared and served by culinary students, faculty, and program alumni and will be followed by a new feature – a wine raffle! Guests can purchase a cork for $25, and each cork matches with a bottle of wine, ranging in value up to $150!

Guest chefs for the 2024 Culinary Scholarship Dinner will include:

  • NDSCS Culinary Arts Alumni:
    • Joe Brunner from Mezzaluna in Fargo
    • Alyssa Berger from 84 Steakhouse in Fargo
    • Summer Peterson from BernBaum’s in Fargo
    • Grace Lamberson from the Toasted Frog in Grand Forks
    • Kevin Roller from NDSCS Dining Services
  • Friend of the NDSCS Culinary Arts program:
    • Mark Schmidt of Bix Produce

Tickets are available online at for $125 per person. Thanks to the guest chefs and other supportive partners in the Culinary industry, much of the food and supplies are donated for the Scholarship Dinner. That means most of each ticket price goes right back to the program in the Culinary Arts Endowment Fund, and is a tax-deductible donation.

NDSCS Achieves Record Enrollment Numbers for Spring Semester

Old Main steeple with spring colored flowers on trees

North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) is proud to announce record enrollment numbers for the Spring 2024 semester. According to the official census taken on the 20th instructional day of classes, NDSCS reports a total enrollment of 3,200 students, with an impressive 30,358.50 registered credits. This milestone reaffirms NDSCS's commitment to providing quality education and opportunities for its students.

“NDSCS has achieved record enrollment numbers this year, a milestone that speaks volumes about the vibrant community and culture we have fostered here,” said President Rod Flanigan, Ph.D. “I want to thank every member of our faculty and staff for playing an integral role in making NDSCS a place that students embrace. Together, we are not just growing in numbers; we are expanding our capacity to impact lives, inspire learners, and shape the future.”

The enrollment figures for Spring 2024 break down as follows:

  • 1,338 full-time students
  • 1,862 part-time students

The census data also reveals the geographic origins of NDSCS students:

  • 76.19 percent of students are from 49 counties in North Dakota.
  • 18.59 percent of students come from Minnesota.

The success of NDSCS underscores its reputation as a leading institution for higher education and career development. NDSCS continues to expand its academic programs and support services, ensuring that students receive a strong foundation for their future careers. The College's commitment to excellence has resulted in this significant achievement in enrollment.

For more information about North Dakota State College of Science and its programs, please visit

NDSCS student selected by SkillsUSA for WorldSkills 2024

Student and faculty in Plumbing

SkillsUSA has announced their selection of NDSCS student Brady Kroll as the official competitor for Plumbing and Heating at the 2024 WorldSkills Competition. Kroll will represent the United States at the 2024 WorldSkills Competition, which will be held September 10-15, 2024 in Lyon, France.

“The 2024 WorldSkills USA team will have an amazing opportunity to represent SkillsUSA and our nation while undergoing incredibly rigorous training in their craft,” said SkillsUSA Executive Director Chelle Travis. “These team members are making a serious commitment to both their skill development and personal growth that will foster their drive, passion and life’s purpose.”

Kroll, an NDSCS student originally from Barnesville, Minn., won a national silver medal in Plumbing when he represented the state of North Dakota at the SkillsUSA Championships in 2022. Kroll told SkillsUSA, “Being chosen for the 2024 WorldSkills USA team means a lot to me because it recognizes the time and effort I have put into my career. It has also reminded me of how far I have come. I’m grateful for the opportunity not just to improve my skills and understanding, but also to thank my mentors and supporters for all they have done to help me get to where I am.”

The 2024 WorldSkills Competition, the 47th annual worldwide event, will showcase dozens of trade skills from construction and building technology, manufacturing and engineering, transportation, and more. Over 1500 competitors from over 65 countries and regions will demonstrate their abilities in 62 skill competitions.

A student-led partnership of education and industry, SkillsUSA is America’s proud champion of the skilled trades, building the nation’s future skilled workforce by delivering graduates who are career ready, day one. SkillsUSA works year-round to instill positive attitudes, build self-esteem and empower students to excel in the career path of their choice and follow their passions. The organization has 850 national partners and is integral to the training in nearly 20,000 career and technical education classrooms.

Follow Brady Kroll and the rest of the 2024 WorldSkills USA team online at

Mangia, one and all!

group of Culinary students - provided by Wahpeton Daily News

The 6th Street Eatery, located within North Dakota State College of Science’s Hektner Student Center, kicked off its 2024 season with a full house and an ample menu.

Italian fare, welcome at any trattoria and sure to make any guest eager to mangia, is being served from 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays through Tuesday, Feb. 27. Buffet nights will be held in late March. Reservations are strongly encouraged, as the 6th Street Eatery regularly reaches its limit for dine-in guests.

“We’ve put a ton of work into this,” Chef Kyle Armitage said to 14 NDSCS culinary arts students just before the Thursday, Jan. 18, opening night. “First years, thank you for being here. Keep your eyes open. You’re going to see and pick up on what is going to be your field next year.”

Armitage shared his pride in the second year culinary arts students, the ones who have advanced to a place of leadership with the 2024 6th Street Eatery. Alexander Tubbs, Deer Creek, Minnesota, was the opening night chef, preparing to be the specialties chef for Tuesday, Jan. 23.

“The first night’s the craziest night. I’m excited,” Tubbs said on Jan 18. “I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s specials and how people enjoy them. Italian food is just great to experience.”

Armitage and Chef Benjamin Whitmore are proud of how the students behind the 2024 6th Street Eatery have demonstrated their drive and focus on a vision.

“I always talk with them about the importance of tension in making some big decisions, and they’ve dealt with that tension in a really good way,” Armitage said.

Abby Schaefer, Minot, North Dakota, was the opening night hostess.

“It’s very interesting,” she said. “This is my first time being a hostess, and it’s exciting that I get to meet everyone.”

Besides specialties, the 6th Street Eatery’s menus includes entrees like chicken parmesan and beef steak tagliata, pasta dishes including cacio e peppe and sausage lasagna and specialty pizzas. There are also side dishes including butcher boards, bruschetta and a full dessert menu of treats including tiramisu, cannoli and the gelato of the week.

“This is some of the most fun that we students get to have,” Tubbs said. “We just want to serve you good food. Come out and enjoy.”

For more information, including the numbers for reservations and take out orders, visit the 6th Street Eatery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.


Article published by Frank Stanko at Wahpeton Daily News on January 22, 2024. 

NDSCS Announces Fall 2023 President’s Honor List

Old Main in the Winter

The North Dakota State College of Science has named 496 students to its fall semester 2023 President’s Honor List. The Honor List recognizes students who have achieved grade point averages of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credits with letter grades. The honorees include:


Gadsden: Kenneth Crowe, Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Technology



Scottsdale: Drew Boxwell, Liberal Arts Transfer



Denver: Manuela Diarra, Liberal Arts Transfer; Takiah Landes, Liberal Arts Transfer

Gill: Mark Weimer, Diesel Technology



Crawfordsville: Nicholas Curtis, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician

Goshen: Meridith Frey, Liberal Arts Transfer

Montpelier: Riley Tappy, Liberal Arts Transfer



Eldridge: Benjamin Gripp, Diesel Technology



New Gloucester: Alexander Henry, Agriculture



Ada: Jonathan Willprecht, Welding Technology

Alexandria: Hunter Athey, Electrical Technology; Alexandria: Bryn Loge, Dental Hygiene

Andover: Brendan Beggin, Diesel Technology

Ashby: Ethan Johnsrud, Welding Technology

Avon: David Hartung, Architectural Modeling & Design Technology

Bagley: Adrienne Laferriere, Dental Hygiene

Barnesville: Gavin Grommesh, Precision Agriculture Technology; Abbey Nelson, Dental Hygiene; Emmy Stanton, Liberal Arts Transfer

Battle Lake: Izic Albright, Diesel Technology; Broderick Mekalson, Powersports Technology

Beardsley: Ryan Geray, Building Construction Technology; Wyatt Krueger, Auto Body Repair & Refinishing Technology

Becker: Mitchell Miner, John Deere Tech

Belgrade: Tayton Dekok, Automotive Technology

Bemidji: Tyler Sandberg, Diesel Technology

Benson: Anthony Klassen, Heating,Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology; Libby McGeary, Registered Nursing; Samuel Thompson, Diesel Technology

Bloomington: Seth Bury, John Deere Tech

Boyd: Kody Jahn, Electrical Technology

Breckenridge: Joseph Conzemius, Precision Agronomy; Carson Dohman, Precision Agronomy; Corey Dohman, Agriculture; Riley Finkral, Practical Nursing; Larissa Goodman, Registered Nursing; Jack Johnson, Business Management; Abigail Johnson, Liberal Arts Transfer; Josephine Johnson, Liberal Arts Transfer; James Mertes, Electrical Technology; Addison Twidwell, Liberal Arts Transfer; Ryler Wiertzema, Auto & Diesel Master Technician

Brooklyn Park: Benjamin Nelson, Diesel Technology; Thomas Yang, Diesel Technology

Buffalo: Jack Lauer, Building Construction Technology

Buffalo Lake: Jessica Novotny, Dental Hygiene

Burnsville: Roosevelt Cage, Liberal Arts Transfer

Carlisle: Kasey Eggen, Electrical Technology

Chaska: Cameron Pauly, Automotive Technology

Circle Pines: Joseph Martin, Diesel Technology

Clear Lake: Megan Kardell, Registered Nursing

Cohasset: Mackenzie Hebeisen, Architectural Modeling & Design Technology

Cold Spring: Shane Holthaus Sr, Electrical Technology; Blake Tylutki, Plumbing

Crystal: Roy Gilles, Electrical Technology

Dalton: Alexis Olson, Electrical Technology

Detroit Lakes: Ethan Lundberg, Welding Technology

Dilworth: Francisco Salazar, Architectural Modeling & Design Technology

Duluth: Kevin Hansen, Electrical Technology

East Bethel: Reed Kohler, Diesel Technology

East Grand Forks: Kaleb Bolonchuk, Welding Technology; Zachary Stocker, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician

Eden Prairie: Savanna Jones, Registered Nursing

Erhard: Ben Sundberg, Automotive Technology

Farmington: Kyra Blanshan, Registered Nursing

Fergus Falls: Dylan Hanstad, Automotive Technology; Clarissa Heikes, Registered Nursing; Brandon Hinsverk, Liberal Arts Transfer; Lianna Jepson, Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Technology; Elias Kolle, Electrical Technology; Evan Lindgren, Electrical Technology; Kyra Loomer, Registered Nursing; Garrett Nelson, Welding Technology; Hayden Sanchez, Welding Technology; Trent Stach, Land Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology; Levi Steckler, Liberal Arts Transfer; Samuel Weber, Electrical Technology; Jacob Widness, Heating,Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology; Seth Winrod, Welding Technology

Frazee: Rachel Kasowski, Dental Hygiene

Glenwood: Hunter LeClair, Heating,Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

Glyndon: Logan Johnson, Welding Technology; Chad Larson, Welding Technology; Dawson Sperr, Diesel Technology

Graceville: Tyler Wills, Precision Machining Technology

Hampton: Kane Hanson, Electrical Technology

Hawley: Carl Ekre, Precision Machining Technology; Turner Harrison, Architectural Modeling & Design Technology; Caidin Larson, Building Construction Technology

Kennedy: Adam Gustafson, Agriculture; Hogan Mortenson, Welding Technology

Kensington: Parker Martinson, Automotive Technology; Morgan Woodle, Occupational Therapy Assistant

Kent: McKennah Anderson, Registered Nursing

Lake Park: Gage Matson, Building Construction Technology

Lakeville: Joseph Zich, Electrical Technology

Lindstrom: Joel Kavaloski, Land Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology

Mankato: Tegan Felber, Dental Assisting; Adam Schnobrich, John Deere Tech

Maple Grove: Rudy Runyon, Heating,Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

Melrose: Jack Ellering, Heating,Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

Monticello: Kaylee Stegora, Liberal Arts Transfer

Moorhead: Melissa Alvestad, Associate in Science in Nursing; Carsen Berreth, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; Josiah Bjertness, Information & Communications Technology; Aiden Copeland, Welding Technology; Tomas Friedrich, Welding Technology; Josiah Fritzhuspen, Emergency Medical Services (EMS); Chase Hoiland, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; Glen Leeper, Electrical Technology; Juan Lodu, Liberal Arts Transfer; Lily Mathern, Liberal Arts Transfer; Riane Mohagen, Liberal Arts Transfer; Carter Olson, Building Construction Technology; Trystin-Paul Paynovich, Welding Technology; Keri Reynolds, Information & Communications Technology; Zachery Taft, Electrical Technology; Kolton Wagner, Precision Agriculture Technology; Nathan Welle, Diesel Technology

Mora: Thomas Mulford, John Deere Tech

Morris: Tyler Berlinger, Electrical Technology; Trevor Buss, Business Management; Lewis Nohl, John Deere Tech; Haley Price, Occupational Therapy Assistant; Garner Swenson, Heating,Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology; Katelyn Wehking, Dental Hygiene

Nerstrand: Mason Pagel, Diesel Technology

New Brighton: Nicholas Craemer, Automotive Technology

New Richland: Zale Bushlack, Diesel Technology

New York Mills: Olivia Pilgrim, Dental Hygiene

Newfolden: Gage Hockstedler, John Deere Tech

Ortonville: Carter Brown, Electrical Technology

Osakis: Elizabeth Pahl, Dental Hygiene

Park Rapids: Chaise Persons, Welding Technology

Pennock: Masyn Olson, Land Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology

Perham: William Oakes, Building Construction Technology; Maya Richter, Dental Hygiene

Plummer: Tyler Eskeli, Building Construction Technology

Redwood Falls: Kennedy Gilland, Registered Nursing

Rochester: Bor Makuach, Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Technology

Roosevelt: Eliana Bleess, Registered Nursing

Rothsay: Karter Jensen, Electrical Technology; John Roller, Building Construction Technology

Rush City: Grace Folkema, Liberal Arts Transfer

Sabin: Hunter Albert, Agriculture

Sauk Centre: Jarod Drobny, Land Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology

Savage: Jayson Berg, Electrical Technology

Slayton: Keigan Behnke, John Deere Tech

Solway: Mahrya Gudvangen, Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Staples: Libby O'Neil, Dental Hygiene

Thief River Falls: Colby Wooten, Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Two Harbors: Clark Nelson, Business Management

Watertown: Nicholas Anderstrom, Diesel Technology; Dylan Mandt, Plumbing

White Bear Lake: Nicholas Distad, John Deere Tech

Willmar: Lily Reed, Welding Technology

Wolverton: Bradley Lindblad, Liberal Arts Transfer

Zimmerman: Walter Guse, Diesel Technology



Circle: Jalyn Curtiss, Dental Hygiene

Culbertson: Justice Bengochea, Plumbing

Glendive: Nicholas Jacobson, Auto Body Repair & Refinishing Technology

Lindsay: Shane Wolff, John Deere Tech

Miles City: Wyatt Muggli, Electrical Technology

Nashua: Walker Laumeyer, Automotive Technology

Scobey: Colter Oie, Diesel Technology

Sidney: Samantha Berglund, Dental Hygiene



Youngsville: Blake Van Ningen, John Deere Tech



Adrian: Jason Schrader, Plumbing

Amidon: Hannah Frank, Dental Hygiene

Argusville: Benjamin Klemen, Welding Technology

Baldwin: Kalyssa Schock, Agriculture

Balfour: Shayden Schiele, Agriculture

Barney: Brenna Metcalf, Dual Credit

Belfield: Reid Obrigewitch, Diesel Technology

Beulah: Andrea Seiler, Health Information; Mikayla Voegele, Dental Hygiene

Bismarck: Paris Batke, Dental Hygiene; Joshua Entzel, Electrical Technology; Andrew Ficek, Liberal Arts Transfer; Payton Foster, Registered Nursing; Erica Haberlock, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; Matthew Heupel, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; Gannon McGregor, Heating,Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology; Sean Pedersen, Culinary Arts; Adam Vigness, Electrical Technology

Bottineau: Emma Aberle, Dental Hygiene; Josiah Hunter, Electrical Technology

Buchanan: Lilly Bohl, Dental Hygiene

Buffalo: Sophia Weshnevski, Occupational Therapy Assistant

Butte: Carson Kostenko, Diesel Technology

Cando: Alexandrea Conley, Dental Hygiene

Carpio: Benjamin Haaland, Diesel Technology; Joseph Sauer, Diesel Technology

Carrington: Alexander Hurlbut, Electrical Technology; Tate Larsen, Electrical Technology; Cole Seaburg, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician

Casselton: Masen Allmaras, Liberal Arts Transfer; Mason Bosse, Precision Agronomy; Jordan Flynn, Pharmacy Technician; Nathan Hiltner, Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Technology; Barbara Prante, Business Management; Logan Prochnow, Construction Management Technology; Mikaela Prochnow, Architectural Modeling & Design Technology; Taylor Siverson, Registered Nursing; Conner Tanous, Agriculture

Cavalier: Nicholas Carignan, John Deere Tech; Faith Hartje, Pharmacy Technician

Center: Tyson Fricke, Electrical Technology

Christine: Dain Anderson, Welding Technology

Coleharbor: Dawson Wimer, Electrical Technology

Colfax: Nathan Moen, Emergency Medical Services (EMS); Noah Pfeiff, Welding Technology

Des Lacs: Julianna Amsden, Pharmacy Technician

Devils Lake: Bradyn Hewson, Liberal Arts Transfer; Brynn Johnson, Dental Hygiene

Dickinson: Andrew Ficek, Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Technology; Hunter Moreno, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; Meghan Roller, Architectural Modeling & Design Technology; Gabe Sackman, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician

Douglas: Benjamin Lindbo, John Deere Tech

Drake: Riley Hauff, Liberal Arts Transfer

Drayton: Kiara Aasand, Dental Hygiene; Cody Narloch, Auto Body Repair & Refinishing Technology

Dwight: Jada Griffin, Liberal Arts Transfer

Edinburg: Rocco Hepokoski, Automotive Technology

Ellendale: Justin Nelson, Heating,Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

Englevale: Gavin Walton, Auto Body Repair & Refinishing Technology

Esmond: Zach Jaeger, John Deere Tech

Fargo: Abdul-Muktadir Abdul-Mumin, Emergency Medical Services (EMS); Mohanad Alshami, Heating,Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology; Elmer Alvarez Alvarez, Information & Communications Technology; Gabriella Birchem, Culinary Arts; Christopher Church, Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Technology; Hertz Claude, Information & Communications Technology; Tayton Cullen, Diesel Technology; Cierra Davis, Registered Nursing; Meiah Eldomy, Liberal Arts Transfer; Carissa Gozdal, Diesel Technology; Trevor Grengs, Registered Nursing; Emma Hagemeister, Business Management; Katheryn Haskins, Pharmacy Technician; Riley Heisler, Welding Technology; Bridger Heisler, Welding Technology; Aiden Hoff, Construction Management Technology; Joseph Hollingsworth, Dual Credit; Jacob Hughes, Building Construction Technology; Jaeger Jensen, Welding Technology; William Jiskra, Business Management; Levi Lauckner, Liberal Arts Transfer; Wyatt Medders, Welding Technology; Stephane Messan, Information & Communications Technology; Steven Obregon, Liberal Arts Transfer; Zachary Onsum, Electrical Technology; Carl Peterson, Automotive Technology; Caitlin Pettigrew, Emergency Medical Services (EMS); Joshua Pogatchnik, Emergency Medical Services (EMS); Mason Reinhiller, Information & Communications Technology; Owen Schmidt, Welding Technology; Paige Schroeder, Liberal Arts Transfer; Nolan Shea, Automotive Technology; Tobias Sheets, Information & Communications Technology; Andrew Slater, Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Technology; Rand Stroh, Diesel Technology; Kiah Swenson, Registered Nursing; Jacob Thomas, Liberal Arts Transfer; Jaden Thoreson, Agriculture; Jacob Topp, Liberal Arts Transfer; Karl Vangsness, Information & Communications Technology; Lawson Wagner, Plumbing; Abudujani Weli, Information & Communications Technology; Ryan Werness, Information & Communications Technology

Fort Ransom: Kelby Anderson, Electrical Technology; Griffen McDaniel, Business Management

Galesburg: Arden Bring, Culinary Arts

Geneseo: Levi Witt, Business Management

Gilby: Kaden Moen, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician

Gladstone: Emily Schmidt, Architectural Modeling & Design Technology

Glen Ullin: Michael Gartner, Auto Body Repair & Refinishing Technology; Gabrielle Kuhn, Dental Hygiene

Grafton: Tyler Moe, Business Management; Jordie Praska, Pharmacy Technician

Grand Forks: Julia Bensen, Health Information; Ethan Crane, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; Glen Erickson, Construction Management Technology; Tristin Kayl, Powersports Technology; Grace Lamberson, Business Management; Quinn Nelson, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician

Granville: Aidan McMahon, John Deere Tech

Gwinner: Alannah Beck, Business Management; Avery McFarland, Precision Machining Technology

Hague: Jeannie Keller, Dental Hygiene

Hankinson: Cooper Boll, Dual Credit; Jaycee Brown, Dental Hygiene; Kylee Falk, Dual Credit; Kaitlyn Hubrig, Pharmacy Technician; Parker Hubrig, Dual Credit; Ruston Kath, Precision Agronomy; Layne Lovdokken, Dual Credit; Jillian Manikowski, Architectural Modeling & Design Technology; Estella Prochnow, Dual Credit; Rex Roeder, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; David Round, Dual Credit; Jace Steffens, Electrical Technology; Rylee Steffens, Dual Credit; Zeth Titus, Automotive Technology; Anthony Veit, Plumbing

Hannaford: Lane Kautzman, Agriculture

Hannah: Benjamin Girodat, Automotive Technology

Hatton: Madison Thompson, Pharmacy Technician; Ryan Verke, Precision Agriculture Technology

Hazen: Dawson Kaylor, Diesel Technology; Jarvis Welch, Electrical Technology

Hillsboro: Karlee Johnson, Associate in Science in Nursing; Sir Jones, Liberal Arts Transfer; Paige Magnuson, Dental Hygiene

Hoople: Justin Klose, Agriculture

Horace: Paul Narum, Architectural Modeling & Design Technology; Damon Nygaard, Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Technology

Jamestown: Johnathon Browning, Agriculture; LiAnna Hoffer, Dental Hygiene; Colin Lemieux, Welding Technology; Luke Marker, Liberal Arts Transfer; Carly Raap, Dental Hygiene; Jacob Roberts, Precision Machining Technology; Malakai Robinson, Dual Credit; Sean Schimetz, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; Brayden Schmeichel, Construction Management Technology

Kindred: Dallas Brandt, Land Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology

LaMoure: Monte Rinn, Electrical Technology; Clark Thielges, Electrical Technology; LaMoure: Rose Wendel, Liberal Arts Transfer

Lankin: Mitchell Shirek, Agriculture

Larimore: Tysen Landeis, Diesel Technology

Lehr: Trenton Erbele, Electrical Technology

Leonard: Emily Roehrich, Business Management

Lidgerwood: Zoey Bohnenstingl, Construction Management Technology; Dylan Frankki, Automotive Technology; Faith Fredrickson, Registered Nursing; Brayden Jelinek, Registered Nursing; Lauren Oster, Business Management

Linton: Nathan Holzer, Plumbing

Lisbon: Emma Eskildsen, Pharmacy Technician; Mackenzie Johnson, Dental Hygiene; Evan Skari, Welding Technology; Shirley Vogelsang, Dental Assisting

Maddock: Quinn Neppl, Dental Hygiene

Mandan: Colton Egli, Electrical Technology

Mantador: Hannah Lingen, Dual Credit

Mayville: Zachary Kville, John Deere Tech

McCanna: Eric Hoffmann, John Deere Tech

Mercer: Deven Ketterling, Diesel Technology

Michigan: Emily Bina, Dental Hygiene

Minot: Jordan Ball, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; Hunter Boyd, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; Trevor Emke, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; Cierra Erickson, Dental Hygiene; Tatum Fleming, Dental Hygiene; Dante Gunville, Powersports Technology; Tegan Knuth, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; Layton Ludwig, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; Griffen New, John Deere Tech; Curtis Sauer, Diesel Technology; Abigail Schaefer, Culinary Arts; Alexander Schottenbauer, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; Tate Zablotney, Diesel Technology

Minto: Taylor Slominski, Business Management

Mooreton: Ashlyn Foertsch, Dual Credit; Braden Heuer, Land Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology; Keagan Neppl, Business Management; Grace Wolf, Dual Credit

Munich: Amelia Hall, Emergency Medical Services (EMS); Jacob Pollestad, Agriculture

Napoleon: Emily Moser, Dental Hygiene

New England: Grace Dinius, Agriculture

New Rockford: Darica Ziebart, Dental Hygiene

New Salem: Aaron Guenther, Powersports Technology; Mavrick Nelson, Diesel Technology

Newburg: Lance Hunskor, Automotive Technology

Northwood: Kora Gensrich, Registered Nursing

Oakes: Jacob Bredeson, Precision Machining Technology; Brynn Dethlefsen, Dental Assisting; Barret Gelinske, Business Management; Kadence Wiedmeier, Pharmacy Technician

Park River: Gavin Hell, Electrical Technology; Kenneth Porter, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician

Petersburg: Nora Johnson, Dental Hygiene

Powers Lake: Emma Kinney, Dental Hygiene

Reiles Acres: Lucas Allen, Business Management; Hope Uggerud, Dual Credit

Rhame: Nicholas Rodakowski, Electrical Technology

Richardton: Andrea Benson, Dental Hygiene

Rolla: McKenzie Peters, Pharmacy Technician

Rugby: Eric Martin, Electrical Technology

Ryder: Hannah Myers, Electrical Technology

Sentinel Butte: Taya Schumacher, Dental Hygiene

Sheldon: Jaycob Froehlich, Welding Technology

Sibley: Dylan Johnson, Building Construction Technology

Solen: Clayton Marohl, Diesel Technology

Spiritwood: Robert Walton, Plumbing

Stanley: Kimberly Mulder, Health Information

Stirum: Calvin Bopp, Agriculture; Lily Walth, Dental Hygiene

Surrey: Steven Fred, Diesel Technology

Thompson: Eric Isaacson, Plumbing

Valley City: Broden Muske, Plumbing

Velva: Triton Kaercher, Business Management

Wahpeton: Kyra Bellew, Dental Hygiene; Jacob Berndt, Precision Machining Technology; Gage Biel, Liberal Arts Transfer; Jessica Bohn, Liberal Arts Transfer; Mason Boll, Business Management; Takudzwa Bosha, Construction Management Technology; Nathaniel Brien, Automotive Technology; Stevie Cade, Liberal Arts Transfer; Logan Dimmer, Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Technology; Thomas Dion, Electrical Technology; Hattie Dockter, Liberal Arts Transfer; Katlyn Erickson, Liberal Arts Transfer; Christa Habiger, Health Information; Jonathan Hill, Electrical Technology; Caden Hockert, Land Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology; Briar Maudal, Liberal Arts Transfer; Blake Miller, Liberal Arts Transfer; Jessica Munter, Architectural Modeling & Design Technology; Wyatt Neiber, Business Management; Natalie Nett, Dental Hygiene; Ashley Pauly, Precision Agronomy; Veronicka Peacock, Business Management; Devin Privratsky, Diesel Technology; Jocelyn Riebe, Dual Credit; Connor Rosenberg, Automotive Technology; Colin Samuels, Electrical Technology; Kodah Schantz, Electrical Technology; Tiann Snell, Dental Hygiene; Nicholas Thompson, Liberal Arts Transfer; Cherokee Warnecke, Liberal Arts Transfer; Kyle Weight, Architectural Modeling & Design Technology

Walhalla: Emily Jackson, Dental Hygiene; Avery Mostad, Dental Hygiene; Mardi White, Architectural Modeling & Design Technology

Washburn: Conner Erber, Building Construction Technology; Ryan Mehrer, John Deere Tech

Watford City: Kaylee Filkowski, Dental Hygiene; Nevaeh Thiers, Dental Hygiene

West Fargo: Platin Akoto, Practical Nursing; Bradley Bertsch, Diesel Technology; Olivia Blotsky, Dual Credit; Benjamin Clouse, Automotive Technology; Kinden Evenson, Culinary Arts; Carson Forde, Building Construction Technology; Zoey Gervais, Welding Technology; Jack Gorden, Liberal Arts Transfer; Wrigley Gunderson, Electrical Technology; Karter Hilde, Business Management; Kaleb Larson, Liberal Arts Transfer; Kaylee Lindeman, Registered Nursing; Hannah Norton, Dual Credit; Lauren Parks, Registered Nursing; Kaia Paulus, Dual Credit; Devin Petersen, Electrical Technology; Madison Puttbrese, Information & Communications Technology; Kyle Roeder, Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics Technology; Alyssa Smith, Dual Credit; Heidi Wiedeman, Dual Credit

Wheatland: Brendan Maasjo, Construction Management Technology; Parker Mack, Welding Technology

Williston: Jared Burg, Electrical Technology; Grant Friesz, Electrical Technology; Wyatt Hansen, Building Construction Technology; Dawson Morgan, Electrical Technology; Saebra Willardson, Dental Hygiene

Wimbledon: Trace Christ, Diesel Technology

Wyndmere: Moriah Blazek, Business Management; Jake Kuchera, Welding Technology; Ethan Nygaard, Electrical Technology; Caroline Puetz, Dual Credit; Jared Quam, Dual Credit; Tiffany Springer, Registered Nursing



Aberdeen: Marlee Schweitzer, Dental Hygiene

Big Stone City: Jasper Tweeter, Heating,Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

Buffalo: Keegan Hett, Electrical Technology; Kelby Hett, Heating,Ventilating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

Groton: Emilie Thurston, Registered Nursing

Humboldt: Braden Herr, Liberal Arts Transfer

Leola: Anna Lapka, Dental Hygiene

McIntosh: Dara Bauer, Agriculture

Milbank: Madilyn Loeschke, Liberal Arts Transfer

Roscoe: Holly Anderson, Dental Hygiene

Rosholt: Jesse Johnson, Practical Nursing; Morgan Navratil, Business Management

Shadehill: Andrew Dirk, Plumbing

Strandburg: Jace Rufer, Construction Management Technology

Wilmot: Ashlyn Ebben, Agriculture

Wolsey: Mya Boomsma, Dental Hygiene



League City: Avery Martin, Liberal Arts Transfer

Mesquite: Samuel Ikwumere, Registered Nursing

Pflugerville: Tiffany Miller, Liberal Arts Transfer



Pasco: Keegan Bishop, Liberal Arts Transfer



Cottage Grove: Erik Lumpkin, Liberal Arts Transfer

Dodgeville: Dylan Wasley, Building Construction Technology

Milwaukee: Sam Kohl, Dental Hygiene



Cheyenne: Tyson Weber, Liberal Arts Transfer

Hudson: Lillyan Hamilton, Agriculture

Powell: Stockton Buck, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician




Australia: Keira Williams, Liberal Arts Transfer

Mexico: Diego Bolanos, Liberal Arts Transfer

Puerto Rico: Mikkel Cintron, Liberal Arts Transfer

United Kingdom: Conal Parnell, Liberal Arts Transfer 

North Dakota State College of Science Receives Transformational $500,000 Gift from Linda Kosel Patterson to Enhance Agriculture Program

Linda Kosel Patterson

The NDSCS Alumni Foundation is thrilled to announce a significant donation of $500,000 from Linda Kosel Patterson, demonstrating her unwavering commitment to the advancement of agricultural education in the region. This substantial contribution is set to revolutionize the NDSCS agriculture program, establishing a state-of-the-art ag technology experience for current and future students.

Kim Nelson, Executive Director of the NDSCS Alumni Foundation, expressed profound gratitude, stating, “Linda’s gift towards the Kosel Family Agriculture Lab will have a positive, significant impact on farming families across the tri-state area for generations. Her generosity is a testament to her dedication to NDSCS and our students, equipping them with advanced tools, equipment, and technologies essential for innovative and comprehensive agricultural education.”

This donation follows a significant contribution from the Yaggie family in December, which enabled major enhancements to the NDSCS agricultural center, now known as the “Yaggie Family Agriculture Center.” The new “Kosel Family Agriculture Lab” will be a fundamental pillar of the remodeled and updated facility.

Linda Kosel’s history of support for NDSCS is longstanding and substantial. In May 2017, along with Mary Kosel, Linda’s mother, they facilitated the use of nearly 95 acres of farmland for the NDSCS Alumni Foundation. This gift created the Kosel Family Agriculture Land Lab used by all NDSCS Agriculture Programs. The land lab has been pivotal in doubling the NDSCS Ag Program’s student enrollment and has enabled the introduction of new associate degrees in Precision Agronomy and Precision Agriculture Technology.

Craig Zimprich, NDSCS Ag Program Director, reflected on the Kosel family’s enduring support: “The Kosel Family's contributions--including this latest donation and the establishment of our Agriculture Land Lab--are invaluable. They provide our students with the opportunity to translate classroom & lab learning into practical skills, using the latest equipment and tools.”


The Kosel Family Legacy

The Kosel family’s legacy in agriculture and education began with Richard and Mary Kosel, who started their farming journey north of Wahpeton in 1947. Their lifelong commitment to agriculture and education, along with their daughter Linda, has played a pivotal role in shaping the future of agricultural education at NDSCS.

The NDSCS community is profoundly grateful for the Kosel family’s continued support and partnership, which significantly enhances the educational experience and opportunities for our students in agriculture. Honors North Dakota State College of Science as Best Community College in North Dakota seal for Best Community College in North Dakota

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