The Tri-College University, a collaboration among Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., Minnesota State University Moorhead and North Dakota State University, has expanded to include two two-year schools - Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) and North Dakota State College of Science. The TCU agreement allows students at any of the participating institutions to take courses at any of the campuses without paying additional tuition fees.
“This expansion agreement gives the TCU partnership the equivalent size of a Big 10 campus in our area, and one that will be of vital importance as we continue to focus on a diverse knowledge based economy,” said TCU Provost Tim Flakoll.
M State has campuses in Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls and Wadena, Minn., but the TCU partnership will focus on the Moorhead campus. NDSCS has a main campus in Wahpeton, N.D., and a smaller campus in Fargo. While the TCU now includes more than three campuses, the name will remain the same, according to the group.
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North Dakota State College of Science Dean of Technologies and Services Barbara Bang has been named President of the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE).
In this capacity, Bang will also serve as a representative for the Commission on Economic and Workforce Development for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Her 1-year term as NCWE President began on July 1, 2015.
The NCWE, an affiliate council of the AACC, provides a national forum for administrators and faculty in workforce education and basic skills, as well as representatives of business, labor, military and government, to affect and direct the future role of two-year and other post-secondary institutions in workforce education and economic development.
By placing a strong emphasis on student success in exemplary programs, NCWE serves as the national leader by providing resources and expertise to community colleges to enhance their efforts in preparing the current and future workforce in a global economy.
The NCWE office is located in Bellingham, Wash. For more information visit www.ncwe.org.
The North Dakota State College of Science has named eight students to its summer semester 2015 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 credit hours. The honorees include:
Dazey: Conner Eberle, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; Derek Eberle, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician
Erie: Michael Truax, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician
Jamestown: Mason Steele, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician
Leeds: Aaron Jackson, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician
Mandan: Hunter Kleinjan, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician; Anthony Lueder, Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician
Providence: Guei Zleh, Liberal Arts