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Central Lakes College Dean's Report

Central Lakes College Dean’s Reports

Officials at Central Lakes College recently released Dean’s Reports.

Connie Frisch, dean of Allied Health Programs

The dental assisting program participated in Give Kids A Smile on Feb. 7. CLC provided free dental services for children up to age 18. Radiographs, mechanical polishing and fluoride varnish along with a dental exam were free on this day. This is the 12th year the CLC dental program has participated in this event.

February is Dental Health Month. Students will participate in oral hygiene instructions to area elementary and daycare facilities. Several of the area schools requests students to come into their classrooms and do a fun interactive activity with students and show them how to brush and floss.

CLC students are participating in the Soldier Readiness program this semester at Camp Ripley. The are helping with completing patient records for the soldiers will be deployed overseas.

Christopher Hadfield, dean of Career and Technical Programs

The Ag Center of Excellence is now working in collaboration with the state of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, industry/business partners, and many area high schools to create a career pathways model for agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources. This effort will take place over the summer and fall with new curriculum will being created. Starting in the fall 2015, CLC will have several new agriculture certificates, diplomas, and degree offerings.

CLC will host the Bridges Career Expo on Friday, March 7 with more than 2,400 local high school students expected to attend.

Wanda Synstelien, Academic dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Central Lakes College is preparing to offer Institutional Research Board-approved research opportunities as a faculty work group is pursuing an IRB policy and practice.

Michael Amick, dean of Academic and Technology Services

Spring semester started Jan. 13, with 1,589 CLC students taking at least one course online.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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