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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 […]

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Employee Spotlight: John Richardson, Associate Dean of Students

Where did you grow up?  I grew up in southern Florida and the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Where did you attend college? What is your degree in? I started my college career at Savannah College of Art and Design, majoring in 3D animation. I changed majors to psychology and attended Harper Community College in Illinois. Then […]

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Employee Spotlight: Becky Somers, Admissions Data Analyst

Where did you grow up?  I grew up in a small town in southern Minnesota called Waseca. Where did you attend college? What is your degree in? I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and I graduated last year with an A.A.S in Web Development from Dunwoody. How […]

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Employee Spotlight: Pete Zeller, Controller, Accounting

Where did you grow up?  Mequon, Wisconsin. Where did you attend college? What is your degree in?  University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. I was an Accounting major. How long have you been working at Dunwoody?  Three years. What is your favorite part about working at Dunwoody?  Most of my working years have been at manufacturing companies, seeing […]

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Employee Spotlight: Paul Strother, Architectural Drafting & Design Senior Instructor

Where did you grow up? I was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Soon after, I moved to Montreal, Canada, and again to Geneva, Switzerland, where I started elementary school. I moved to the Twin Cities for middle school and have been here ever since! Where did you attend college? What is your degree in? I […]

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Employee Spotlight: Steve Cunningham, Automotive Service Technology Senior Instructor

Where did you grow up? The Minneapolis area. Where did you attend college? Dunwoody College of Technology.  What is your degree in? My field of study was Automotive Service Technology—the same program I teach now. How long have you been working at Dunwoody? 17 years! What is your favorite part about working at Dunwoody? Forming […]

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Employee Spotlight: Sharon Jirak, Computer Networking Assistant Professor

Where did you grow up? I grew up in the small town of New Haven, Iowa. Where did you attend college? What is your degree in? I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Industrial Technology. Later, I graduated from Dunwoody’s ELNS program. How long have you been working at Dunwoody?  15 […]

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Employee Spotlight: Dawn Fish, Director of Development

Where did you grow up? Roseville. What is your educational background? I am a non-traditional college graduate. I graduated and passed my cosmetology school license exam while still in high school. Several years later, I was fortunate to work for a woman in the marketing function of AgriBank, who encouraged me to get my bachelor’s […]