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President Rich Wagner honored by Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

Dunwoody College of Technology President Rich Wagner received an honor that not many get – Most Admired CEO. Presented by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, the 2019 awards honored 10 leaders from Minnesota companies and organizations who are leading the way in their fields and in the State. This was the fourth year that […]

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Making an impact: Polly Friendshuh Spotlight

Electrical Construction & Maintenance Assistant Professor Polly Friendshuh passes on her passion for the industry Polly Friendshuh knows what it’s like to take the path less traveled. And she has often been the one leading the journey. While growing up in Bloomington, Friendshuh had always planned to be an engineer. Her aptitude for math and […]

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Employee Spotlight: Arlinda Henderson, Arts & Sciences Associate Professor

Where did you grow up? I lived in Minneapolis until I was 14 then moved to Remer, Minnesota. Where did you attend college? What is your degree in?  I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and a Bachelor of Science in Art Ed from Bemidji State. I also have a Master of Fine Arts […]

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Employee Spotlight: Tina Nevala, Assistant Registrar

Where did you grow up?  I grew up in Champlin, MN. Where did you attend college? What is your degree in? I graduated from the MN School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Human Resource emphasis; an Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration; and diplomas in Medical Office Administration […]

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Employee Spotlight: Molly Strickland, Radiologic Technology Assistant Professor

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Describe your educational background. Why Radiologic Technology? I have always enjoyed teaching, so after high school I enrolled at the University of Minnesota to pursue an Elementary Education degree. I had the opportunity to shadow a first-grade classroom for a week and realized […]

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Employee Spotlight: Peggy Quam, Associate Director of Special Initiatives

  Where did you grow up?  In a small town in Southwest Minnesota called Avoca. Where did you attend college? What is your degree in?  I have two degrees from the University of St. Catherine. I majored in both history and education. How long have you been working at Dunwoody?  10 years! What is your favorite […]

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Employee Spotlight: Derek Hillestad, Construction Project Management Senior Instructor

  Where did you grow up?  I hail from Lodi, Wisconsin (a town of 3,000 people 25 miles north of Madison). Where did you attend college? What is your degree in? I started at Madison Area Technical College taking courses in criminal justice. I then transferred to the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and enrolled […]

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Employee Spotlight: Mark Schwendeman, Welding & Metal Fabrication Instructor

Where did you grow up? Northeast Minneapolis. Where did you attend college? What is your degree in? I studied welding at Minneapolis Community & Technical College. How long have you been working at Dunwoody? Four years. What is your favorite part about working at Dunwoody? Teaching new students how to weld. What are a few of […]