Hello! It is commencement season at the colleges and universities of Minnesota State. As I travel the state to attend as many of the ceremonies as possible, I am reminded once again of how an education from Minnesota State transforms the lives of nearly 40,000 graduates a year. Today, I share with you two stories of graduates who have experienced transformative education first hand.  

Devinder Malhotra
Chancellor, Minnesota State
The Stand Out Introvert
A s a self-identified introvert, Jessica Fontes was more than a little nervous about starting college, but after two years at Northland Technical and Community College, she says she has found her voice.
Searching For Success
Waheed Khan took advantage of everything he could while at Winona State University, throwing himself into academic work, student clubs and leadership opportunities. It’s paid off, with a job offer from Google.