Dakota College at Bottineau is remodeling the historic Old Main building to significantly increase classroom and laboratory capacity for the nursing program. By remodeling Old Main instead of building new, DCB saves a piece of history as well as save costs. The North Star Community Credit Union (NSCCU) recognizes the healthcare need in the community and surrounding area. Providing opportunities for future DCB nursing students, NSCCU donated $25,000.00 in support of nursing classrooms/labs that simulate real hospital settings. This generous donation provides naming rights to half of the Collaborative Lab classroom in the Old Main remodel.
Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) proudly announces the establishment of a Dental Assisting Program, set to commence in August 2024 at its Dakota College Downtown location. This initiative marks a significant milestone for DCB, as it expands its educational offerings to meet the growing demand for skilled dental professionals in the region.
The LeaderJacks keep giving back to the Bottineau community. After raising over $200 at a bake sale in January, LeaderJacks decided to find ways to support a couple of different generations. The LeaderJacks delivered Valentines to the long-term residents in Bottineau on Valentine’s Day. They put together treat bags with candy, goodies, activities, and care stickers.
Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is pleased to share a guest speaker with the community. Monica McConkey, LPC will be on campus February 28th during the noon hour. McConkey provides rural mental health services and will share steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
On February 21, 2024, Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) will host its second annual Jacks Give Back Giving Day online fundraising event. Giving Day will feature 18 campaigns that includes support to all athletic teams, nursing program, dental assisting program, a student emergency fund, three scholarship funds, student wellness, and a campaign to buy the Lumberjacks bus. We are also including a Have Another Passion campaign for you to specifically tell us where you want your gift to go.
The Earth Day Committee and Natural Resources Department of Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is putting out an all-call for 2024 Conservationist of the Year nominees. The annual Conservation Award will be presented this spring during their Earth Day celebration.
Since 2007, Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) has offered an annual book read to students in First-Year Composition. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson is the book chosen for this year’s annual campus book read. As part of the annual book read, DCB offers presentations for the on-campus and off-campus communities that support the college. These presentations will deliver current perspectives on issues raised by Silent Spring when it was published in 1962 and related issues that have arisen since its publication. Some consider Silent Spring to have played a key role in the ban of DDT, a ban welcomed by some but condemned by others. Silent Spring made the public aware of the harm caused by chemicals used to control unwanted insects and plants in crops and in environments where people live. Silent Spring has been credited with the birth of the environmental movement in the US.
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 2024. 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.
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.
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.