Congratulations 2017 Grads!

Here's to a bright future for the 347 College of Continuing Education students graduating this year. Here are just some of their stories.

  • Dan Jackson
    Inter-College Program

    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
    Health Services Management

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

  • Matt Brauer
    Manufacturing Operations Management

    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
    Master of Biological Sciences

    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
    Inter-College Program

    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

  • Bentley Clarke
    Information Technology Infrastructure

    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
    Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Behavioral Health

    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
    Information Technology Infrastructure

    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
    Construction Management

    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

  • Artist Heidi Jeub in her studio
    Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Leadership

    Artist, educator, mother, scholar. Heidi Jeub fulfills her roles with talent, passion, and dedication.

  • Kayla Martin
    Master of Professional Studies in Arts and Cultural Leadership

    Kayla Martin's nonprofit board experience positions her to expand an institution's reach and increase engagement.

  • Amanda Talan
    Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling

    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

  • Colin Armstead
    Information Technology Infrastructure

    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

  • Aislyn Keyes
    Inter-College Program

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

  • First 4 Graduates of HSM Program
    Health Services Management

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

  • Lamin Manjang
    Inter-College Program

    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

  • Anne Belde
    Health Services Management

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