Student Life Center Grand Opening

New clubs and free food draw crowd

(wielding scissors) Kelly Murtaugh & Adam Koenig

Kelly Murtaugh, vice president of academic and student affairs, and Adam Koenig, president of the Student Senate, welcomed a crush of students to the grand opening of the newly renovated Student Life Center on the Rosemount, Minn., campus of Dakota County Technical College. The opening, which took place Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010, attracted between 600–700 students, faculty and staff.

“We are really happy with the renovation,” said Nicole Meulemans, the college’s student life director. “We’ve got a lot happening on our campus and having a modern and attractive Student Life Center provides a great way for students to meet, relax or just have fun.”

Meulemans pointed out that a number of new student clubs have just started or in the process of starting up at the college, including:

  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Club
  • Writing Club
  • Christians on Campus
  • Hospitality Alumni Network
  • Music Club (on the way)

“We’re having an American Red Cross Blood Drive Oct. 7, 2010, in the Dakota Room on campus,” Meulemans said. “We’re also competing in a Get Out the Vote campaign sponsored by the MSCSA. Both are directed by our Student Senate.”

Meulemans added that Student Senate applications are way up. She also said that during the grand opening all the clubs present reported a surge in students signing up for memberships.

Student Life Center Grand Opening Gallery