Dakota College at Bottineau – Foundation

Who We Are


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Please reach out to Leslie Stevens, Foundation Director at 701-228-5613

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Alumni Association

In June of 1996, the Dakota College at Bottineau Alumni Association became a standing committee of the Dakota College at Bottineau Foundation. 

The Alumni Association raises funds to distribute to returning students at Dakota College at Bottineau each year. The group holds events and sponsors programs throughout the year to support student scholarships and recruiting. Hundreds of alumni contribute to the association to ensure these students receive the scholarships dollars they deserve.

Over $11,000 is awarded to second year students each academic school year based upon their academic achievement, need or other criteria. To apply for an Alumni Scholarship, click here.

If you’re grateful for the education you received at Dakota College at Bottineau and are looking for a way to give back simply contact Leslie Stevens, Foundation Director at 701-228-5613 or download the Alumni Membership Contribution Form and get started today.

Alumni Officers


President: Heidi Hauf


Vice President: Janeen Pollman

Treasurer: Kayla O’Toole

Alumni Board

Angie Bartholomay, Vonda Berg, Tim Kihle, Rhonda Langehaug. Jennifer Cote and Luann Soland.

Alumni Spotlight Stories

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Alumni Newsletter

DCB Recognizes 2022 Alumni Award Recipients


The Young Alumnus award goes to a DCB Alum who has graduated within the last 15 years, is successful, and shows growth and promise in their chosen career. The recipient must have contributed to society in a beneficial way and is setting a good example in the community. Christopher “Chris” Lee has been chosen as the 2022 Young Alumnus. After his active enlistment ended with the Marines, Chris enrolled at Dakota College and is a 2011 Liberal Arts graduate. He transferred to NDSU to complete his Criminal Justice degree and is currently working as a Park Ranger with North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department at the Lake Metigoshe State Park.

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The Friend of the College recipient is someone who has been very supportive of Dakota College at Bottineau, donating time, money, and/or resources that have made a significant impact on the college. Dakota College’s beautiful campus is glorified by the volunteer assistance of Kathleen Grosz, Tim Davis, Ann Parrill, Donna Porter, Bobbi Aus, Joan Mortensen, and Lynn Nero, referred to as DCB’s Garden Volunteers. This group has been friends for a long time and has been volunteering at the greenhouse for about 10 years. They started volunteering when Diann Beckman oversaw the greenhouse programs at Dakota College. The Garden Volunteers helped establish the pollinator garden. They work on seeding, transplanting, or assisting in planting flowers. Volunteering at the greenhouse has become a tradition among this local group of friends. “We like to do things that get us out of the house and we all enjoy the gardening aspect”. says Davis.


The Golden Service award goes to a DCB Alum who has retired or is approaching the traditional retirement age after a successful career or exceptional achievement. This individual’s work must have contributed to society in a beneficial way and has set a good example for their community. Howard Beyer, former owner of Ace Hardware until 2001, is the 2022 recipient of the Golden Service Award. Devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Howard’s second passion is supporting the Bottineau community. He served in the National Guard and volunteered as an

EMT for Bottineau Ambulance. Active on several boards, Howard was a voice on the St. Andrew’s Hospital, bank board, and many of his church committees and boards.

Alumni Award Nomination Form

Annual Alumni Awards

Alumni Highlights

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