Hello! Minnesota State serves 340,000 students annually. Each student is unique and has their own story to tell. I am honored to be able to share two stories with you today from two of our colleges. The first tells the story of a graduate who put his degree to work to carry-on his family's legacy, and the second is the story of a current student stepping up to help during the pandemic. Enjoy!
Devinder Malhotra
Chancellor, Minnesota State
Diesel mechanics grad continues family farming tradition
There is no career Frank Klimek could see himself doing other than dairy farming. After all, he grew up on his family's 50-cow diary farm, so it was a natural progression. But before he got to that point, Klimek attended Alexandria Technical and Community College to study diesel mechanics, something he knew would help him thrive on the farm.
EMS major volunteers in New Jersey during COVID-19 pandemic
Cody Johnson is earning an associate of science degree in Emergency Medical Services at Inver Hills Community College. And like so many college students, he also works while he’s going to school. Last April, Johnson’s job as an EMT took him all the way to Hackensack, New Jersey, to assist crews challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic.