NTC Student Spotlight: Ashley Egerdahl

When Ashley Egerdahl graduated from Northome High School in 2006, she wasn’t sure what to do with her life. She went to Bemidji State University straight out of high school because that’s what she thought she was supposed to do. But after earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she realized her career options required a master’s degree, which would mean leaving the Bemidji area and taking on more student loans. Instead, Egerdahl refocused and found Northwest Technical College.

Bill Blackwell, Jr., Named Director of American Indian Resource Center

Bill Blackwell, Jr., has been named director of the American Indian Resource Center atNorthwest Technical College and Bemidji State University. • print-quality photo of Blackwell Blackwell, a BSU alumnus and member of the Grand Portage Band of a Lake Superior Chippewa, will join the NTC and BSU campus communities after spending the last three years at Leech […]

‘Amazing’ Journey Leads Ness to Degree at NTC

College wasn’t always a part of life’s plan for Jesse Lynne Ness, a 2004 graduate of Bemidji High School. But her mother’s encouragement and support from staff at Northwest Technical College have made a degree – and the career opportunities it brings – a reality for her.

Karen Snorek Named Vice President for Finance & Administration

Karen Snorek has been named vice president for finance and administration at Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College. She comes to Bemidji from South Central College in Faribault, Minn., where she has been vice president of finance and operations since 2006.

Unique housing option creates college opportunities for single parents

Single parents who are seeking ways to balance college with family responsibilities have a unique housing option available to them at Bemidji State University. Cedar Apartments’ 21 units give single parents an opportunity to enroll and complete a degrees at BSU or Northwest Technical College while upholding responsibilities to their families. As BSU’s Office of […]

Optivation wins grant to develop employee training program for local grocer

Optivation, a custom college and outreach training program jointly operated by Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College, has won a $49,572 grant from the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership program to develop a series of employee training programs for Bemidji-based Lueken’s Inc. Lueken’s added an aquaponics farm, which allows the store to grow plants and […]