Dakota College at Bottineau is excited to recognize students at its commencement this spring. The ceremony will be held at the Dakota College gym and will recognize 110 of the 240 graduating students on Friday, May 13th at 3:00 pm. The commencement event will also be streamed at YouTube.com/c/DakotaCollege.
This spring marks the 63rd Annual Scholastic Award Program. Hosted by the Bottineau Area Chamber of Commerce, recognition is given to area students for their academic success. There were eight Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) students recognized on Tuesday night, May 3rd at the Bottineau Public School James Holwell Auditorium. DCB students must have a GPA of 3.7 or higher and are on track to graduate in spring 2022 with an associate-level degree. In addition, the student’s extracurricular and co-curricular activities are taken into consideration. The academic achievements of some exceptionally bright and talented students were recognized by Larry Brooks, Dakota College Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.
Dakota College at Bottineau Is proud to announce Coach Travis Rybchinski has been selected as the 2021-2022 Men’s Division 2 National American Collegiate Hockey Association Coach of the Year. Coach Rybchinski is originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He led the Lumberjacks to a 17-10-3-1 record and was the #2 ranked team in the West Region this year. Coach Rybchinski was assisted this season by Corey Gorder.
Dakota College at Bottineau held its annual faculty and staff recognition luncheon last week, April 29, 2022. Excellence awards, which are determined by peers, were presented to faculty, staff and advisors. The Faculty, Staff, and Advising Excellence awards are intended to recognize and reward employee efforts whose job performance adds value to the college experience for students, colleagues, and the campus community. Recipients demonstrate qualities that make it clear their contributions are exemplary and go beyond what is required for the routine discharge of their duties.
Dakota College at Bottineau is pleased to announce that Jessalyn Bachler has accepted the Farm Management Education instructor for the northwest region of ND serving the Williston and Stanley areas. Dakota College has added the Northwest region to their current areas in Minot, Bottineau, and Rugby, ND.
In late 2020, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (TMBCI) approached Dakota College at Bottineau with a proposal to work together regarding NRCS practices. Keith Knudson, Horticulture Department Chair, Sheldon Thomas, TMBCI Grant Project Manager, and Zoee St. Claire, Food Sovereignty Program Coordinator met to discuss what practices could be covered and what field days for participants were appropriate to gain an understanding.
Dakota College at Bottineau recognized students through the annual Student Recognition Awards. This recognition honors students whose academic achievement and campus involvement have been exemplary in 2021-2022. Instructors and advisors from their specific programs identified students who earned the recognition.
Dakota College at Bottineau is always extremely busy during this time of year from wrapping up the semester, to finals, to graduation. The DCB Greenhouse is also busy getting plants ready for spring. The plants will be used for landscaping around the campus, the city of Bottineau planters, community plant sales, and harvesting vegetables later in the summer and fall months.
Dakota College at Bottineau staff and constituents gathered on April 20, 2022 to celebrate Dakota College at Bottineau’s appreciation and commitment to tree protection and planting on campus. This commitment and passion are rooted deep in the Dakota College history from when it first started out as the School of Forestry in 1906. It continues through today with as Dakota College hosts an annual tree planting program to recognize individuals for their care and compassion of their natural surroundings.
The Local Foods Pride of Dakota Conference was held on March 4-5, 2022 in Bismarck, ND. This conference included two full days of educational sessions with expert speakers. The sessions were designed to help improve small businesses. Individuals learned how to reach more customers, marketing strategies, business planning tips and financial success.