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DCTC Foundation Receives $5,000 in Scholarship Donations

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, donated $5,000 to the Dakota County Technical College Foundation to support scholarships for students enrolled in DCTC information technology-related programs, such as Information Systems Management, Software Development and Networking Administration.

Left to right: Sharon Sayles Belton, VP for Community Relations & Government Affairs at Thomson Reuters; Tharan Leopold, Executive Foundation Director at DCTC; Tolu Adeleye, Director of Strategy at Thomson Reuters and Board member; Greg Miller, CEO of Dakota Electric and board member; Tim Wynes, J.D., Interim President at DCTC

Sharon Sayles Belton, vice president for community relations and government affairs, and Tolu Adeleye, director of strategy, both of Thomson Reuters, presented the check to DCTC Foundation board members during a Foundation Board meeting at Thomson Reuters’ Eagan facility on July 18, 2013. Adeleye, also a Foundation Board member, attended the event with Tharan Leopold, DCTC executive director of foundation and alumni; Greg Miller, CEO of Dakota Electric and board member; and Tim Wynes, J.D., DCTC interim president.

Scholarships from the donation will be available for students enrolled in the 2014–2015 school year.

About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is headquartered in New York and has locations around the world, with a local office in Eagan, Minn. The company is well recognized and respected in their four principal markets: financial & risk, legal, tax & accounting, and IP & science.

About the DCTC Information Systems Management program
This interdisciplinary program combines courses from Networking Administration, Software Development and Information Systems Management to teach a unique blend of networking, programming and management skills. Graduates are prepared to function in small business firms as the sole computer resources person or, matched with entrepreneurial knowledge, start their own computer consulting firms.

About the DCTC Networking Administration program
This program provides students with the knowledge and experience to install and maintain computers, servers, networks and other networking equipment to function in a variety of network environments. Combining a theory-based foundation with hands-on work, students build and manage networks, install software, configure a variety of networking devices, including switches and routers, and troubleshoot problems related to both hardware and software.

About the DCTC Software Development program
This program prepares students to become computer programmers. Learning an array of programming languages used for software development. Students design, write, debug and test application software. Individual effort and teamwork are developed. Skilled graduates are prepared to provide software solutions for employers.

About the DCTC Foundation
Established in 1983 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the DCTC Foundation is governed by a board of directors with up to 18 members. Since its inception, the Foundation has generated more than $3.2 million in financial assistance for students while building a general endowment fund and establishing private endowment funds.

For more information about Information Systems Management, Software Development or Networking Administration at DCTC, contact:
  • Kerry Lurken
    Enrollment Advisor and Financial Aid Specialist
For more information about the DCTC Foundation, contact:
  • Tharan Leopold
    Executive Director of Foundation and Alumni