Categories
Academic Excellence Award Student News

Academic Excellence Winner – David Bergen, Business

“I want to be the decision maker. This new skill set is about making myself more marketable.” After 16 years of working in the Information Technology field, David Bergen decided it was time to take the next step in his career. Bergen graduated from NEI’s IT program with an associate’s degree shortly before it merged […]

Categories
Academic Excellence Award Student News

Academic Excellence Winner – Michele Stenzel, Design & Graphics Technology

“It’s pretty simple. I just want to do something I love. And so far, I have surprised myself at what I can do.” Michele Stenzel looks at the world through a creative lens, often finding an outlet through crafting, painting, photography, or house projects. If she can put an artistic spin on it, she will. […]

Categories
Academic Excellence Award

Academic Excellence Winner – Devyn Smoter, Construction Sciences & Building Technology

“I’d love to know that the spaces and buildings I have a part in designing serve the community they’re a part of for a very long time.” Devyn Smoter has always had the benefit of being both logical and creative. It’s a combination that has not only been useful, but allowed her to excel in […]

Categories
Commencement Student News

Academic Excellence Award: Peng Her

Peng Her Electrical Construction & Maintenance ’16 Fresno, California Peng Her’s path to Dunwoody was not an easy one—but it most certainly paid off. Growing up near Fresno, California, Her found himself living a lifestyle he didn’t want for himself anymore. Ready to make a change, he packed his bags, moved to Minnesota, and decided […]

Categories
Commencement Student News

Academic Excellence Award: Bradley Williams

Bradley D. Williams Automotive Service Technology ’17 Excelsior, Minnesota Before enrolling in the Automotive Service Technology program at Dunwoody College of Technology, Bradley Williams hadn’t really considered a career in the automotive industry. In fact, he had originally planned on becoming a high school history teacher. He even attended Winona State University for a year, […]

Categories
Commencement Student News

Academic Excellence Award: Cecilia Oberg

Cecilia Oberg Pre-Media Technologies ‘17 St. Paul, MN Ceclia Oberg has always had the desire to do something hands-on. So when she joined the Air Force five years ago, she signed up for an HVAC installation job, learning the trade in a compact 6-month program. Enjoying the construction industry and wanting to follow in her […]

Categories
Commencement Student News

Academic Excellence Award: Tiara Hill

Tiara Hill Welding & Metal Fabrication ’17 Minneapolis, MN Tiara Hill has never let fear stand in her way. In fact, the Minneapolis native was terrified of the sparks when she first experienced the Welding & Metal Fabrication program at Dunwoody College of Technology as a Youth Career Awareness Program student. So when it came […]

Categories
Commencement Student News

Academic Excellence Award: Paul Steffens

Paul Steffens Computer Networking Systems ’17 Monroe, WI Growing up, Paul Steffens always had a knack for technology. In high school, Steffens and his friends would master video games and build computers. His love for science and the arts led him to Ripon College in Wisconsin, where he graduated with a degree in theatre. Following […]