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Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship

Posted on: May 12th, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo 1 Comment

Scholarship deadline has been extended to May 31st! To be eligible for the Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship,  an applicant must be a racial minority and a union member or be the child, grandchild, or spouse of a union member. The Scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2,000, are for students who will be attending a MnSCU tech or community college or state university in the fall of 2014.

New General Education Course Offering this Fall!

Posted on: May 5th, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

GLOS 1600-01: Southeast Asian Art and Culture

3 Credits (MnTC 6, 8)

Online, Fall 2014


Many people from Minnesota probably know someone from Vietnam, Laos, Philippines, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, or some other countries in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia is a very vibrant region, “crossroads of the world” as scholars often refer to it. This course introduces students to this fascinating region, home to many ethnic groups rich in cultural and religious diversity.  Students will learn about various cultures including, for example, Vietnamese, Hmong, Cambodian, Indonesian, Filipino, and Malaysian. To obtain a good understanding of its history, students will examine a variety of art forms from different historical periods and religious influences, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Islam, and Animism (indigenous belief systems). Through readings, visuals and discussions, students will gain some insight into the fundamental values, beliefs, and practices of the peoples of this region, as well as their contributions to and interactions with other Asian and Western regions.

Note: For this course, students only need to purchase one paperback entitled Southeast Asia: Crossroads of the World by Clark D. Neher. They will receive most course materials for free on D2L and through web links.

For more information, contact the instructor Dr. Wendi Chen at


Job Posting with Ecolab- looking for a Customer Service Rep within Finance/Accounting Dept!

Posted on: May 2nd, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

Check out more details about this opportunity!

Updates on DECA!

Posted on: May 1st, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

From Jason Cussler:

MCTC DECA Students Crowned U.S. Champions in Washington DC!

DECA, a student led business club here at MCTC open to all majors, just came back from International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Washington DC as U.S. champions in the Entrepreneurship Challenge competition snagging $1000 in prize money along with significant bragging rights.  The MCTC team came in 2nd place, losing only to a team from Canada, out of 41 teams from mostly 4-year colleges from all around the country.  The team also advanced to the second round of the Project Management event.

 The competitions are intense.  In some competitions, participants are given only 30 minutes to prepare and present a solution to a real world problem. 

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In other events, they might have 24-48 hours.  All participants pulled all-nighters ironing out details in their proposals at 4:00AM.  The Team’s advisor, Jason L. Cussler, believes in a hands-off approach.  “DECA is supposed to be a student-driven organization.  To be honest, I don’t want to mess things up.  This group had a relentless work ethic, business savvy, and a very real competitive spirit.  They wanted to win!”

 Please congratulate Immanuel Jones, Monique Stewart and Elliot Schimming for their brilliant performances.

The DECA Team is actively recruiting new members now for this fall. Please contact Jason L. Cussler ( and/or Elliot Schimming (


College of St. Scholastica- St. Paul Campus Open House

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments


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Today is last day to withdraw!

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

Happy Monday! Today, April 21st, is the last date to withdraw from full term Spring Classes! If you do not withdraw from a class by 11:59pm tonight, you will have to be content with whatever letter grade you earn in your class! Let me know if you have any questions- I’ll be here until 4:30 today, feel free to shoot me an email-


Maximize your Marketability: Resume Workshop with Grant Thornton (4-22-14)

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

taken from website:

Event Details

Network with finance and accounting experts from Hunter Hamilton and Grant Thornton.

Get your resume to stand out, learn about hiring trends and find out what it’s like to work in the accounting field. Join the conversation as Hunter Hamilton and Grant Thornton host a resume workshop. Get answers to resume questions, see samples and explore ways to strengthen your resume in a hands-on classroom setting.

Don’t miss a moment

5:30 – 6:00 pm
6:00 – 6:30 pm
Grant Thornton HR Presentation
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Hunter Hamilton Resume Workshop

Register now. Space is limited.

April is Financial Aid Literacy Month!

Posted on: April 10th, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments



Just for fun- Who knows where this is, and what is the historical significance of this building?

Financial Literacy Workshops

Wednesday, April 16th – Topic: Budgeting for life after Graduation – Room T.5450 – 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Tuesday, April 22nd – Topic: Budgeting: Keeping track of your money – Room T.2160 – 10:00AM – 12:00PM

FAFSA Help Sessions

Friday, April 11, 2014: 12:00 PM in Room L 3200
Friday, April 18, 2014: 12:00 PM in Room T 4200
Monday, April 21, 2014: 10:00 AM in Room T 3450
Friday, April 25, 2014: 12:00 PM in Room T 4200
Tuesday, April 29, 2014: 2:30 PM in Room H 3200

Friday, May 09, 2014: 12:00 PM in Room L 3200
Friday, May 16, 2014: 12:00 PM in Room L 3200
Wednesday, May 21, 2014: 10:30 AM in Room L 3200

Reminder- Abbot Downing Scholarship due April 19th!

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

Check out the link HERE for more information on this scholarship for Business Management students transferring to Metro State!

Were you suspended during Fall 2013 or before?

Posted on: April 7th, 2014 by Emilie Nimmo No Comments

IF so, and you were hoping to return for SUMMER term 2014- the appeal deadline is Wednesday, April 9th! The deadline for this group of students for Fall 2014 Semester isn’t until Friday, June 27th. You should have already received email communication about this with instructions (so this is just a quick reminder!)

A successful appeal contains an Academic Plan- which is something that I can do for you! For help on this, please set up an appointment with me at the front desk (or call 612-659-6700), or stop by my walk-in advising hours!