Student and parent perspectives
Will your Summer Scholar experience at DCTC change the way you approach your senior year of high school?
Summer Scholar: “Yes, I learned a lot of new strategies that I know will help me.”
Summer Scholar: “I’ll definitely be putting in more effort in the long run, and I’ll probably be more enthusiastic about school in general.”
What were the best parts of Summer Scholar Career Exploration?
Summer Scholar parent: “The access to different types of jobs to give the kids a better understanding of options in the future.”
Summer Scholar parent: “My daughter loved the program.”
Summer Scholar Career Exploration Celebration
DCTC hosted a Summer Scholar Career Exploration Celebration Friday, July, 30, 2021, in the Dakota Room on the college’s campus in Rosemount, Minnesota. Attendees included the summer scholars and their parents as well as Michael Berndt, DCTC president, and Mike Opp, DCTC vice president of academic affairs.
Nate Maertens: Inver Hills faculty perspective…
“I was impressed by the dedication of the students, and it was inspiring to see them learn so much in (and enjoy!) the technical education courses.
“In the English class, we encouraged the students to engage more deeply with the experiences they were having through both writing and research, and I believe we were highly successful. Many students said that this was an experience that will change their lives.”
Inver Hills Community College
Also in attendance were representatives from the Rosemount School District, Dr. Tim Conboy, Alicia Blaz, Marci Berg and Denise Sullivan, and from the Lakeville School District, Kate Holstein and Cindy Nolan. The Lakeville Area Chamber of Commerce was represented by the chamber’s president, Krista Jech.
DCTC staff in attendance included Anne Johnson, Lisé Freking, Kim Shaff, Allison Chuick, Mary Jo Gardner, Natalie Shrestha, Michael Crider, Patrick Chaussee and Heath Baumgard.
DCTC faculty on hand included Torry Jeranek (HVAC & Refrigeration Technology), Renee LeMieux (Practical Nursing) and Travis Ahlquist (Biomedical Equipment Technology). Nate Maertens, English faculty at Inver Hills Community College, gave a PowerPoint presentation about the experiences of the summer scholars in his English class.
Summer Scholar Career Exploration Celebration gallery
View more event photos in the DCTC Flickr album:
Mary Jo Gardner
K12 Partnerships Director
K12 Partnerships Coordinator