Letter: Community has hidden gem in SE TechOn Tuesday April 10, Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical campus held its scholarship banquet at the Red Wing campus. One hundred thirteen students were awarded scholarships totaling $116,000 that evening.
By: Dean Massett, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
On Tuesday April 10, Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical campus held its scholarship banquet at the Red Wing campus. One hundred thirteen students were awarded scholarships totaling $116,000 that evening.
Many students spoke about the importance of financial aid in assisting them in achieving their educational goals. Having attended these banquets, I continue to be impressed with the stories of hardship and hard work and wondered what more we as a community can do to support the students and campus that provides skilled work force to our communities. I truly believe it takes a whole community to educate a child.
How can you be a part of this important community asset which graduates approximately 700 students per year? First, go out and take a tour of our campus on Pioneer Road. You will be impressed with the quality of the students, staff and facilities. Second, consider giving financially to the Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical Foundation that makes it possible to provide scholarships to deserving students.
You can also support the foundation by attending the seventh annual Red Wing community connection golf/dinner and live auction on Thursday May 24 at Mississippi National Golf Links in Red Wing. If you are a golfer, sign up for the 18-hole scramble tournament. Registration for the golf tournament/community event can be made by calling 651-385-6300.
By attending the dinner and/or the golf tournament you are supporting the students, staff and this valuable community asset.