Minnesota West participates in HLC workshop
Minnesota West Community and Technical College recently prepared for its PEAQ accreditation visit, and the leaders of the self-study effort had the opportunity to share their vast experience, advice, and encouragement with other Higher Learning Commission colleagues going through the same journey of discovery, application, and communication. Discussion topics include distance delivery, multiple site accreditation, assessment, strategic planning, and institutional finances. Jeff Williamson, provost, Lori Voss, vice president of administration, Kayla Westra, chief information officer, and Diana Fliss, business manager, attended the Annual Conference for the Higher Learning Commission in Chicago, Ill., which provided an opportunity for campus administrators to obtain information on best practices, updates in accreditation, and networking resources. The presentation was titled "Tidbits of Collective Wisdom on Preparing for a PEAQ Accreditation Visit."
In addition, Minnesota West Community and Technical College hosted an informational table called the PEAQ Self-Study Fair. It gave schools the opportunity to meet with representatives of institutions that had completed the self-study process in the past two years.
Henkelman awarded scholarship at SDSU
Heidi Henkelman of Marshall was awarded the K. Lorette Lackey Scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year at South Dakota State University.
Henkelman is a junior majoring in consumer affairs at SDSU, where she is active in tennis, softball and marching band. She is the daughter of Mark and Melanie Henkelman of Marshall and is a 2010 graduate of Marshall High School.