Every year, the North Dakota Nursery, Greenhouse, and Landscape Association holds a convention in the Fargo area. The association is a professional trade organization that has dedicated time and resources to advancing the horticultural industry across the state of North Dakota. The convention consists of educational and informational sessions, networking & tour opportunities, legislation updates, design contests, and resources to assist with specific businesses and aid in marketing products.
Governor Doug Burgum has proclaimed February 2023 as Career and Technical Education Month. Known for Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, Dakota College at Bottineau provides students with the technical skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary for successful performance in a globally competitive workplace.
To keep with the storied tradition that dates back to 1961, Dakota College at Bottineau faculty and staff are excited to announce their nominations for Smokey’s Court 2023. Nominations for Smokey’s court were held last week by faculty and staff. Students eligible for the honor must have completed 24 credits and be full-time degree-seeking on-campus students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be considered.
The Dakota College at Bottineau’s photography program is pleased to announce the 2023 Annual High School Photo Contest. There will be 25 winning entries with special prizes offered to the top three. All 25 winning entries will receive a 16x20 inch archival giclee print of their winning photo, and an exhibition in an art show, including an artist’s reception and studio and campus tour at Dakota College. The top three entry prizes include a first-place prize of a Canon mirrorless camera and lens, and a $500 scholarship.
Just before the holidays, the City of Minot reaffirmed its support of the proposed Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) Center for Technical Education (CTE) at 120 Burdick Expressway E. In a unanimous vote, an additional $1.84 million in Hub City funding was pledged to defray escalating renovation costs. This funding increases the total commitment of the City to $5.24 million from a combination of federal and state funds.
Dakota College at Bottineau experienced a change in administrative staff at the end of 2022. With the resignation of the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs last fall, a search to fill the numerous responsibilities of this role was conducted. Dakota College is excited to announce two internal hires: Kayla O’Toole and Heidi Kippenhan.
Dakota College at Bottineau recognizes students from the fall 2022 semester for their academic success. You will find a list of Honor Roll and Dean’s List students attached in an excel format. This academic success recognizes outstanding students who are investing time, energy, and resources to become contributing members of society. Dean’s List students maintain a GPA of 3.5 and higher and the Honor Roll recognizes students who have achieved a GPA of 3.0-3.49. We are pleased that they have achieved a high level of academic excellence.
Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for program rankings and higher education planning, has included Dakota College at Bottineau in its list of institutions assessed for 2023. The research is based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.
Dakota College at Bottineau Campus Dean/CEO, Dr. Carmen M. Simone has been selected for the Presidents Academy Executive Committee (PAEC) for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Dr. Simone will be representing Region 1, which consists of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming.
Dakota College at Bottineau’s nursing program application process opens December 1, 2022. As a member of the Dakota Nursing Program, Dakota College is part of a consortium of four community college nursing departments that work together to offer a common curriculum for a three-semester Practical Nursing Certificate (LPN), and a two-semester Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (AD-RN) degree. These programs allow students to get into the workforce within two years or less. A successful graduate may also transfer to a four-year university within the North Dakota University System seamlessly.