Being a CCE Student

Returning to Learning's (Maroon and) Golden Moments

  • IBH students with Costa Rican flag

    Integrated Behavioral Health students had the opportunity to spend two weeks in Costa Rica with faculty member Ann Becher-Ingwalson to... more

  • Nate Mylrea

    Nate Mylrea combines hard science with soft skills as a team manager at Pace Analytical.

  • Dan Jackson

    Dan Jackson worked with his adviser to wrap his mind around the ICP individualized degree, then set forth writing his proposal for... more

  • Daniel Reinke

    Daniel Reinke shares his experience in the Health Services Management Capstone course, where he and his classmates developed... more

  • Matt Brauer

    Matt Brauer sets a high bar for himself, and he refuses to lower it. That high bar was the reason he decided to pivot away from a... more

  • Grant Barthel

    Grant Barthel left a solid job at the Mayo Clinic to pursue a graduate degree. Soon after he earned a Master of Biological... more

  • Mandi Wordes

    For Mandi Wordes, the secret to living a good life is cultivating a healthy body and mind. Now she is about to graduate from the ... more

  • Maria Arboleda

    Maria Arboleda is passionately committed to her work in the Twin Cities’ Latino community. In fact, in her own words, she’s “married to... more

  • Melisa Pesha with medal after a race

    Melisa Pesha joined the National Guard after college and found an unexpected calling while serving her country in Iraq. ... more

  • Bentley Clarke

    For Bentley Clarke, the decision to pursue an education in computer science and IT was a no-brainer. There was something about... more

  • Jillian Wright-Martin

    Jillian Wright-Martin’s call to serve is grounded in her steadfast faith and sense of compassion. “Early on in life I entered the... more

  • Matt Lowe

    Matt Lowe is the kind of technophile who’s drawn to the invisible, buzzing background of what makes technology work. That includes... more

  • Nolan Rinta

    By the time Nolan Rinta reached the end of this sophomore year, he was still determining what his major would be. It wasn’t until he sat... more

  • Costa Rica Group 2017

    Students in the Construction Management program made the trip to Costa Rica to put classroom knowledge to work and earn course... more

  • Deanna DeMay

    Deanna DeMay had been working toward completing her Bachelor’s degree for 10 years at the time when she enrolled in the ... more

  • Amanda Talan

    Amanda Talan should wear a cape. She will graduate with not one, but two master’s degrees this spring on top of being a graduate... more

  • MELP Student Orientation Leaders

    Adapting to a new culture is always a challenge, but for 58 international students arriving at the U of M last January to join the... more

  • Colin Armstead

    The next wave of IT professionals is learning about cyber security and studying ways to make data more secure. We sat down with Colin... more

  • Vanessa Feils

    When Vanessa Feils (‘08) discovered the Inter-College Program (ICP) at the end of her freshman year at the University... more

  • Faiza Aziz

    Even in her formative educational years, Faiza Aziz knew she wanted to study the biological sciences.

  • Ronn Olson with client

    Ronn Olson found his calling in a second career that puts him on the frontline of addictions counseling.

  • Cory Salveson

    Cory Salveson completed his Multidisciplinary Studies degree in the spring of 2014 with a unique focus: the sociology of knowledge... more

  • First 4 Graduates of HSM Program

    December will mark the graduation of the Health Services Management (HSM) program’s first four graduates. Since enrollment for the... more

  • Aislyn Keyes

    For shark conservationist and biologist Aislyn Keyes, every week is shark week. Find out why she loves these sharp-toothed predators and... more

  • Jon Klinger

    Jon Klinger took an internship at an industrial cleaning equipment manufacturing company and ended up saving up to $5,000 per week in... more

  • Nic Mann

    Nic Mann is an exceptional IT multilinguist because he’s also fluent in the language of business and management. He wanted to hybridize... more

  • Jenna Stein

    Jenna Stein knows she's entering into the industry that's meant for her: construction. Read her story and find out how she came to that... more

  • Lucas Erickson

    If you live in Minneapolis, you've probably seen Lucas Erickson's artistic influence without realizing it.

  • John Davis

    After 20 years working as a successful entrepreneur in the corporate world, John Crawford Davis was intent on higher... more

  • Abyan Abdisalam

    Abyan Abdisalam is a big-picture kind of person. And that’s not just because she’s a globe-trotting, multicultural woman. She sees... more

  • Yara Grieder

    Yara Grieder likes to keep busy: she’s a community volunteer, an enthusiastic mom, and a positive presence at work. It’s an... more

  • Lamin Manjang

    Lamin Manjang realized he wanted to pursue a career in nursing after a family trip to his mother’s native Liberia in 2012, the... more

  • Yeupheng Vang

    Two factors have contributed to 19-year-old Yuepheng Vang’s accelerated track to professionalism and adulthood. One of these is... more

  • Safana Isamel

    In the winter of January 2015, Ismael arrived at her chosen university—the University of Minnesota. She enrolled in the U’s PhD program... more

  • Cho Zin Thant

    Cho Zin Thant grew up in Yangon, Myanmar surrounded by stacks of heavy three-ring binders, each one containing volumes of columnar... more

  • Jeff Fagerlund working in the lab

    Someday we may all benefit from the cutting–edge antibody research of Jeff Fagerlund.

  • Jeremiah Cunningham

    Construction Management student Jeremiah Cunningham combines wild pollinator research with environmental consciousness and construction... more

  • Nicole Rohloff

    Nicole Rohloff is showing her daughter what it means to be a strong, independent woman. She is pursuing her Certificiate in... more

  • Minneapolis downtown skyline

    Ever wonder what it's like to sit on an advisory board for some of the most creative organizations in the Twin Cities?

  • keys to success

    The College of Continuing Education has a rich history of opening doors to education for non-traditional learners. Read some of... more

  • Survey Equipment Donation

    Thanks to many generous donations from the Construction Management program's Advisory Board, the program was able to purchase new... more

  • Anne Belde

    When Health Services Management student Anne Belde completed an internship with HealthPartners, she learned about an important issue in... more

  • Josh Kline

    With Josh Kline's new job at Land O'Lakes came new leadership responsibilities. In order to put his best foot forward, he completed the... more

  • Jeremy Miller

    We sat down with Jeremy Miller, an alumnus of the University of Minnesota’s ... more

  • Yao Zeng

    Yao Zeng wanted to improve his English and study computer science. Coming to the University of Minnesota from his native China made... more

  • Vegetables

    The MELP students enjoyed taking a cooking class and making a trip to the St. Paul Farmers Market. Read this blog about the... more

  • MELP Activities

    In this short video, international MELP students share what they like to do with their friends on campus. 

  • MELP 300x300

    In this short video, international MELP students share what they like to eat on campus, from falafel to pizza. 

  • Light Rail 300x300

    In this short video, international MELP students share how they get around campus, from bikes to buses. 

  • Gail Hudson

    Award-winning television producer Gail Hudson deftly applies her communications savvy to the horticulture field.

  • American Flag

    The MELP students enjoyed learning about Independence Day and watching a classic parade roll down Como Avenue. Read this blog from one... more

  • Mazen 300x300

    Mazen Alamri came the University of Minnesota from Saudi Arabia to learn about engineering. But first, he developed his English through... more

  • Thao Cao 300x300

    Thao Cao is a student from Vietnam studying English in the Minnesota English Language Program. Hear her story through this Q&A with... more

  • LEGO store at Mall of America

    The Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) summer session students visited the quintessential American shopping destination: the Mall... more

  • Stone Arch bridge

    The Minnesota English Language Program (MELP) sent its summer session students on a cultural trip to the Stone Arch Bridge, Izzy's Ice... more

  • David Nakagawa 300300

    David Nakagawa came to the University of Minnesota from Brazil in order to study and improve his English. The Minnesota English Language... more

  • Richard Traugott

    “I was originally drawn to horticulture because I was fascinated by the science,” says Richard Traugott. “An... more

  • Cale Nordmeyer head shot

    “I’ve always loved the microscopic world. I don’t know how you can go out in nature and not be enthralled by the diversity that... more

  • Tayler M and Carrie A

    Carrie Arndt and her daughter Tayler Matzke enjoy a unique mother-daughter bond that’s been forged and strengthened through construction... more

  • Scott Brownlee

    Scott Brownlee was in an enviable position. He grew up in a nice suburb of Minneapolis, had a successful career, a wife, two kids, and a... more

  • John Yang

    On Monday morning, Yang puts away the qeej and prepares for work at the U of M’s Community-University Health Care Center... more

  • Kanut Laoharawee

    Fascinated by bugs, plants, and animals as a child, Kanut Laoharawee would crush leaves in his hands simply to see them crumble and to... more

  • Barb Yungers

    For nine years, Barb Yungers stared hard at a graduation tassel that hung on the bulletin board by her desk at work. Functioning... more

  • Tanya Line

    Tanya Line, 2016 student commencement speaker, turned a personal interest in addiction into a lasting educational... more

  • Collin Coltman

    Coltman explains, “By building green, sustainable buildings we are shaping the people who live or work in them to be more... more

  • Tansey Cregan

    Tansey Cregan doesn’t back down from a challenge. When she decided to enroll in the University of Minnesota’s ... more

  • Arvin Tolibas

    When he looks back on his experience in the ITI Program, Tolibas says he was pleasantly surprised by the knowledge and expertise... more

  • Sebhat Gebrechristos1

    What do beer, yogurt, and bread have in common? Aside from being snacks you can make at home, they all benefit from optimal fermentation... more

  • Hannah Brandt

    “Growing up, hockey was just something fun to do. I guess it was in high school that I realized I might be able to go somewhere with... more

  • Sarah Guy-Levar

    In 2007, when Sarah Guy-Levar became executive director of the Dorothy Molter Museum in Ely, MN, she realized the job came with a... more

  • Alex Leeds

    Five years ago, Alex Leeds had no plans to attend college and waged war with his parents over the issue. This spring, he will... more

  • Zewei Xiao

    Zewei Xiao (Emma) comes to the University of Minnesota from Beijing, China. In this Q&A, she talks about her experience with MELP... more

  • Al-Khalil Al-Riyami

    Al-Khalil Al-Riyami is a student who comes to the U of M from Oman. Through MELP, his English has improved dramatically... more

  • Guilherme Sousa

    Guilherme Sousa came to the University of Minnesota from Brazil to develop his English and study chemical engineering. Read about his... more

  • Marco Antonio Bosse

    Marco Antonio Bosse is originally from Brazil. Through MELP, he improved his English and has gone on to continue his studies in plant... more

  • Mohamoud Egal

    Mohamoud realized a degree from the ITI program would prepare him for life after college better than any other area of study would.

  • Esper El-Melhem

    Esper El-Melhem tells why the ITI Program is a perfect fit for tech enthusiasts.

  • Brandon McNellis

    Brandon McNellis, the 2015 CCE Commencement student speaker, always knew he wanted to pursue a degree in business, but until the... more

  • Muhammad Jiwa

    With an Inter-College Program (ICP) major in wildlife science, whole systems healing, and sustainability studies, it's evident... more

  • Anthony Osifuye photo

    After working in a grocery store in high school, I knew I wanted a health and nutrition focus to my college studies and eventual... more

  • Bernard Gulachek photo

    Bernard Gulachek put his undergraduate degree in speech communication to good work at his alma mater--in the IT field. And while... more

  • Erin Satterwhite photo

    As the marketplace changes and the workforce becomes increasingly competitive, more and more people are discovering a bachelor's... more

  • Tutu Jones photo

    This summer, 12 University students, staff, and alumni, attended a two-week global leadership summit at the University of the Free... more

  • Nyoka Giles photo

    If you asked Trinidad native Nyoka Giles 15 years ago where she saw herself in the future, she might have guessed correctly the... more

  • Students walking on Northrup Mall

    The University of Minnesota has a rich tradition of individualized, interdisciplinary study--a tradition in which the College of... more

  • Amy Donlin photo

    For Inter-College Program (ICP) student and Fibiger Award scholarship recipient Wesley Brunson, spending 8-10 hours a day on a... more

  • Josh Dyba photo

    At the age of eight years old, Josh Dyba fell in love. Or at least in intense fascination. When a friend of his got an Apple II... more

  • Ken Roberts

    Advances in science and medicine, coupled with changing health care standards have helped make addiction and substance abuse... more

  • Satty Flaherty-Echeverria photo

    "I grew up loving reading," says Inter-College Program (ICP) graduate Satty Flaherty-Echeverria. "My mother was a librarian, and... more

  • Gil Huie photo

    Master of Liberal Studies student Gil Huie was recently presented with the "FIRST" Robotics Competition Outstanding Volunteer Award by... more

  • Anthony Osifuye ICP Student

    "After working in a grocery store in high school, I knew I wanted a health and nutrition focus to my college studies and eventual... more

  • Minneapolis/East Bank skyline

    "I grew up in Cameroon, where the government owned and controlled all the media outlets, T.V., radio, print, etc. As a child, I... more

  • Jennifer Hall ICP Student

    "I'm passionate about two main areas. The first is the Ojibwe language, an endangered tribal language in Minnesota. The second is... more

  • Timothy Church ITI Student

    The CCE Centennial Scholarship eases the stress of paying for college

  • East Bank campus

    Finding the perfect fit in the Arts and Cultural Leadership program

  • Natalie Wilson photo

    Taking her arts leadership to the classroom and beyond

  • Ann Jacklitch photo

    Construction Management alumna, Ann Jacklitch, uses an interdisciplinary team approach to build career success. As she turned 50,... more

  • Ony Mgbeahurike portrait

    When Ony Mgbeahurike joins the team, the team wonders how it ever functioned without him. He’s just that kind of guy, with that... more