Goals and Priorities • Provide quality experiences. • Ensure student success. • Use resources effectively Campus Focus: “Nature, Technology and Beyond” Defined Established as the School of Forestry in 1906, Dakota College at Bottineau has consistently utilized the biological diversity of the region: the Turtle Mountain Forest, the prairie pothole region, the J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge, the International Peace Garden, and Lake Metigoshe. Using these as natural laboratories to strengthen the educational experience and continuously expanding academic and career programming, Dakota College at Bottineau integrates technology to prepare students not only for the present but also to go beyond and improve the future. Dakota College at Bottineau’s diverse, natural surroundings provide examples of how and why everyone must care for the environment. Technology aids in determining appropriate methods to solve problems and creates the change necessary to maximize positive consequences to all life. Through these and other appropriate actions, Dakota College at Bottineau will endeavor to leave students with an ethic of concern and care for the world. Graduate Profile Graduates of Dakota College at Bottineau are self-confident and possess skills that promote life-long learning. When Dakota College at Bottineau graduates leave the nurturing environment the campus provides, they can successfully continue their education or effectively enter the workforce. By utilizing the knowledge gained and the interpersonal and communication skills learned on campus, graduates will become contributing members of society. Dakota College at Bottineau develops responsible graduates who can be successful in life while using and protecting our natural and human resources wisely.