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A hardwired interest

Alex Alvarado, Electrical Construction & Maintenance When Alex Alvarado was a sophomore in high school he asked his father for advice on choosing a college. A veteran of the construction industry himself, Alvarado’s father didn’t hesitate to encourage him to pursue a career in the trades. “I liked that idea,” Alvarado said. And after taking […]

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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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Mortenson Construction funds solar panel addition to Dunwoody rooftop

Thanks to a generous donation from Mortenson Construction, the roof of Dunwoody College of Technology now houses 10 solar panels. The 255 watt, 37.8 V DC panels were recently installed by Electrical Construction & Maintenance Technology Instructor Steve Lee and Electrical Program Manager Chad Kurdi. The solar panels will generate 2.5 kilowatt at 338 V […]

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Dunwoody students earn gold at 2013 SkillsUSA Minnesota Contest

Dunwoody students performed well again this year in the SkillsUSA Minnesota Contest held last weekend at various locations in the Twin Cities, including the Dunwoody campus. The Collision students, advised by Bruce Graffunder and Bob Brandon, made a complete sweep of the awards, taking first through fourth place in the contest. Kevin Wendt advised two […]

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8 medals for Dunwoody at Skills USA Minnesota

Members of Dunwoody College’s Skills USA team came away with 8 medals and an honorable mention at last weekend’s Minnesota state competition. The medal haul includes five gold medals, and, for these first place winners, a trip to compete in the National Skills USA competition, which will be held in Kansas City, MO, June 20-24. […]

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Three first place and several other winners at SkillsUSA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Members of Dunwoody College’s SkillsUSA team went one-two in two competitions and took first place in the Quiz Bowl at the statewide SkillsUSA competition held April 9-11 at various locations across the Twin Cities. Dunwoody’s first place winners will go on to compete at the national tournament this June in Kansas City. […]