LeaderJacks is a student leadership organization at Dakota College at Bottineau. The group was established for students from every program on campus to be involved. The focus of the organization is to develop leadership skills through community involvement. This fall there are 16 students participating in LeaderJacks. They will be holding a holding toy drive to support teens and children affected by domestic violence over the holiday season. This is the third year of sponsoring the holiday toy drive, with all donated items being brought to the Family Crisis Center (FCC) in Bottineau for distribution.
Dakota College at Bottineau is pleased to announce that Duane Kabanuk has accepted the Farm Management Education instructor position for the northwest region of ND serving Stanley and surrounding areas. Dakota College has added the Northwest region to the currently served areas of Minot, Bottineau, and Rugby, ND.
For the November gathering of the Campus Book Read group, Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is excited to announce a Q & A with Sarah Vogel, author of The Farmer’s Lawyer, who will join us virtually Tuesday, November 14, 2023. This event will be streamed 7:00 – 8:30 PM on campus in the Centennial Alumni Center located in Thatcher Hall.
Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is excited to share that Angie Bartholomay, DCB Science Professor was awarded the 2023 "Environmental Educator of the Year" Trees Award. Nominations were received from across the state and she was recognized by the North Dakota Forest Service and North Dakota State University.
Student success is at the core of Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) and administration at the institution reflects that vision. Leadership responsibilities have been realigned recently to highlight both classroom learning and student development.
Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) will gather to observe Arbor Day on Friday, October 13 in recognition of its appreciation and commitment to trees on the DCB campus. This commitment and passion dates to DCB’s history from when it first opened as the School of Forestry in 1906 and it continues to this day. This same care, and passion is shared with faculty, staff, students, and the community as DCB seeks to meet its vision of “adapting to the changing educational landscape to empower students and impact communities.”
Since 1982 Dakota College at Bottineau Alumni Association has hosted an Awards Recognition banquet that honors athletes, students, supportive community members, and alumni. The DCB Alumni Association accepts nominations for the Golden Service, Friend of the College, and Young Alumnus awarded annually. The Alumni Association and Lumberjack Athletic Hall of Fame recipients will be acknowledged at the Awards Recognition Banquet, Saturday, October 21, 2023, in an event at the Cobblestone Inn, Bottineau.
Enrollment at Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is up this fall, with headcount hitting an all-time high for the institution. The North Dakota University System calculates official fall enrollment for all 11 colleges and universities on the 20th instructional day of the semester. This year, that day was September 20, 2023. Headcount enrollment at DCB is 1,180 students, surpassing last year’s mark by 100 students and breaking the record headcount of 1,162 students set in fall 2021. Full-time equivalent enrollment (FTE) enrollment profiles at 575 for Fall 2023, indicating a substantial number of part-time students at the institution. FTE is calculated by taking the total number of credits for which students are registered and dividing by 15 credits, which is the number the North Dakota University System uses for determining a full-time student.
Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is excited to earn the Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant award from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. government’s independent science agency. The ATE program focuses on the education of technicians who work in high-tech fields that drive the nation’s economy. Because two-year community and technical colleges are the leading sources of technician education in the United States, faculty from these higher education institutions have had leadership roles in most ATE projects since the program began in 1993.
The Dakota Nursing program at Dakota College at Bottineau pinned Practical Nurse graduates in Valley City and Minot last week. There were five at the Valley City location and 16 graduates at the Minot location. Dakota College at Bottineau’s practicum is a member of the Dakota Nursing Program, a consortium of community college nursing departments that work together to offer a common curriculum for a Practical Nursing Certificate and an associate in applied science in nursing.