Dunwoody in the Media

Below is a selection of items featuring Dunwoody students, employees and alumni appearing in the online, broadcast and print media. Please note that the links to some news stories may expire.

11.14.18 Six new public art installations to be completed by end of year (City of Minneapolis) — highlights the 45-foot, 18,000-pound sculpture, fabricated by a Dunwoody instructor, a student, and alumni, which will soon be installed in front of the Minneapolis Central Library.

Also in: 10-ton sculpture ready to swoop into Nicollet Mall (Star Tribune)

10.29.18 Women in construction share their war stories (Finance & Commerce) — features Electrical Construction & Maintenance Assistant Professor Polly Friendshuh and her journey to becoming a woman pioneer in the Minneapolis electrical industry.

10.19.18 Inside Dunwoody College of Technology’s $10M, Phase One Renovation (Twin Cities Business) — highlights Dunwoody’s first phase of reconstruction.

09.27.18 What does the workforce of the future look like? Revamped Dunwoody gives a clue. (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal) — shares highlights on Dunwoody’s transformation, including its 24,000 square-foot renovation

09.25.18 Dunwoody College looks to future with big makeover (Finance & Commerce) — shares updates on Dunwoody’s 24,000 square-foot renovation.

09.13.18 Announcing MSPBJ’s first-ever Business of Manufacturing award winners (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal) — announces Dunwoody as a recipient of the Business of Manufacturing Excellence in Training — Institution Award for 2018.

08.24.18 Dunwoody College sees uptick in construction-related fields (WCCO) — shares how Dunwoody is helping fill the need for skilled construction workers in the Twin Cities and beyond.

08.13.18 Tiny house project takes Girl Scouts far beyond cookie sales (Star Tribune) — shares an update on the tiny house project, which began in June 2018 during Dunwoody’s and Girl Scouts River Valleys’ Power Girls Summer Camp.

07.05.18 A new approach to sparking interest in the construction trades: Girl Scouts building tiny homes (MinnPost)– highlights the 2018 Power Girls Summer Camp, a new STEM camp co-hosted by Girl Scouts River Valleys and Dunwoody. The camp aims to inspire girls to enter the construction trades.

05.09.18 Plastic in most Great Lakes tap water, beer (Duluth News Tribune) — features an interview with Dunwoody Arts & Sciences Assistant Professor Mary Kosuth on her findings that most Great Lakes tap water, beer have plastics in them.

Also in: Study: Your Great Lakes microbrews might come with hint of microplastic (Michigan Radio)

05.07.18 Piping their way to success (Southwest Journal) — features a historic image of Dunwoody’s Baking Class found in Hennepin History Museum’s collection.

05.06.18 Plymouth Boy’s Computer Wish Granted At Dunwoody (WCCO CBS Minnesota) — highlights Dunwoody’s Computer Technology students who helped fulfill Make-A-Wish participant Jaxon Louricas fulfill his Wish of building a computer.

05.14.18 Two Apprentices Graduate from Dunwoody College, soon will be first to complete Ardent Mills’ Milling Certification Program (PR Newswire) — celebrates Dunwoody students Jacob Pierzyna and Zachary Melin on their graduation and apprenticeship certificates.

04.21.18 Dunwoody remakes itself for a changing economy (StarTribune) — shares updates on the College’s first phase of its major renovation.

03.20.18 2018 40 Under 40: Heather Gay, Dunwoody College of Technology (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal) — announces Construction Management Program Manager Heather Gay’s 40 Under 40 award.

03.13.18 Will Minnesota’s worker shortage be eased by apprenticeships? (Finance & Commerce) — discusses the benefits of Dunwoody and Buhler’s three-year apprenticeship program.

03.01.18 Doing weld: How Twin Cities community and technical colleges are trying to get more women into the trades (MinnPost) — discusses the College’s Women In Technical Careers (WITC) program and what Dunwoody is doing to help get more women in technical and trade industries.

02.20.18 How Minnesota’s community and technical colleges tailor their offerings to the needs of the (future) workforce  (MinnPost) — credits Dunwoody’s approach in creating new training programs and working directly with industry to ensure students’ classroom experience mimics workplace expectations.

02.06.18 Winners of the Eighth Annual ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition Announced (The American Surveyor) — mentions Dunwoody’s second place win at the 2018 Autonomous Snowplow Competition.

Also in: ION names winners of 8th annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition (GPS World)


11.29.17 Dunwoody College architect students to help Puerto Rico (Kare11) — features Program Manager John Dwyer and his plans for Architecture students to help rebuild Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

10.24.17 A Surefire Way to Engage Girls in STEM (MachineDesign) — mentions Rosie’s Girls Summer Camp, which is held annually by Dunwoody and the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys.

10.04.17 Is Your Airport Taxi Up To Code? (CBS Minnesota) — features Dean of Automotive Steve Reinarts discussing auto recalls.

09.19.17 Dunwoody to undergo $10M campus renovation to house more engineering students, grow jobs (Minnesota/St. Paul Business Journal) — shares Dunwoody’s building renovation plans, which will help make room for more engineering students.

Also in: Dunwoody College of Technology plans to expand with $10 million renovation in Minneapolis (Star Tribune)

Also in: Dunwoody College creating additional space for engineering (MPRNews)

08.08.17 Minnesota is special (White Bear Press) — Alum Gene Johnson, ’56, credits Dunwoody as one of the reasons why Minnesota is special.

7.27.17 Best of Local Bakeries (Minneapolis St Paul Magazine) — credits Dunwoody–and the College’s former baking program–as a school who helped put Minneapolis on the map.

06.23.17 Affinity Plus Foundation raises more than $25,000 at 16th annual golf tournament (CUInsight) — quotes Engineering Drafting & Design student Gabe McGinn on how scholarship dollars provided by the event has helped him.

06.05.17 Kato Engineering back in growth mode (Mankato Free Press) — mentions Dunwoody Alum Cecil Jones and his invention of a rotary converter, which helped make Kato Engineering a success.

06.01.17 3M, Collision Repair Education Foundation Announce Winners of Hire Our Heroes Scholarships, Tool Grants (Body Shop Business) — recognizes two Dunwoody College students who each received $2,500 in scholarship money.

05.27.17 Lift Garage on a mission to change lives (Kare 11) — features Dunwoody Alum Cathy Heying and her nonprofit auto repair company, Lift Garage, which provides low-cost car repairs and honest advice to those in need.

05.22.17 Warren Phillips, president of Dunwoody College of Technology in the in 1989s, dies (StarTribune) — remembers Dunwoody’s former president, Warren Phillips, and the many improvements he made to the College.

05.09.17 SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR: Investing in a 21st Century workforce (Owatonna People’s Press) — mentions Dunwoody and Buhler’s apprenticeship program and the importance of investing in postsecondary training.

04.06.17 ‘Hidden Figures’: why they still exist today (MinnPost) — Dunwoody’s Women’s Enrollment Coordinator Maggie Whitman shares what can be done about the persistent gender gap in technical fields.

Also in: Why Hidden Figures Still Exist in STEM (EdTech Digest)

03.25.17 NSPS Student Competition Winners Announced (Point of Beginning Magazine) — announces Dunwoody’s second-place win in the associate’s degree category at the 2017 National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Student Competition.

Also in: NSPS Student Competition Results (The American Surveyor Magazine)

03.07.17 STEM Education Is About Hands-On Experience (Machine Design Magazine) — Robotics & Manufacturing Dean E.J. Daigle discusses the need for engineering education to go “beyond the textbook.”

02.03.17 Local middle schoolers compete at Future City Minnesota regionals (Farmington Independent) — shares results of the Future City Competition that is held annually at Dunwoody College.

Also in: Future City competition gives students engineering experience (The Kenyon Leader)

Also in: Rosemount Area Middle Schools Fare Well In Future City Competition (Apple Valley Patch)

01.28.17 Tradeswomen Show Girls The Ropes At Dunwoody Event (WCCO – CBS Minnesota) — recaps a  YWCA Minneapolis and Construction Careers Foundation event that was held at Dunwoody College.

Also in: Tradeswomen Demonstrate Non-Traditional Career Paths at Power Girls! Workshop (YWCA Blog)