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Jackson Chell, a student at Inver Hills Community College, is the South District vice president on the Minn-Kota Regional Officer Team that has been selected as one of three Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2014 Distinguished Regional Officer Teams. The Minn-Kota Region includes Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
“Distinguished Regional Officer Teams are honored for their ability to work cohesively to identify and implement the region’s goals, to act as leaders for chapters and members within the region, and to support the mission of Phi Theta Kappa,” reported Tria Cohen, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Societ key services manager. “Three Phi Theta Kappa regional officer teams will be honored with the 2014 Distinguished Regional Officer Team Awards presented by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during NerdNation 2014, the annual convention in Orlando, Fla., April 24–26, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.”
“It’s really quite an honor for Jackson and the others on his team,” said Richard Jewell, an IHCC English and humanities instructor and Phi Theta Kappa faculty co-advisor. “And the fact that one of our own chapter members is on the winning team shows not only the quality of Jackson as a regional officer, but also the type of quality that we nurture and support in Phi Theta Kappa at Inver Hills.”
Minn-Kota Region Leadership Team
- Jackson Chell, Vice President South District
- Heather Fast, Vice President North District
- Kristina Reiling, President
- Regina Taillefer, Communications Officer
- Yeng Xiong, Secretary/Historian
About Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, plus Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. Nearly 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 131,000 students inducted annually.
English and Humanities Instructor
PTK Faculty Co-Advisor
Sociology and Human Services Instructor
PTK Faculty Co-Advisor
Student Life Activities Coordinator
PTK Student Life Advisor
Inver Hills Community College invites everyone to the 3rd Annual Fine Arts Festival Wednesday, April 23, and Thursday, April 24, 2014. Using state-of-the-art displays and talent, the Fine Arts Festival explores the depth and breadth of the fine arts while allowing attendees to meet faculty and guest presenters during a variety of workshops and demonstrations. The Fine Arts Festival showcases both the quality of a liberal arts education and the fine arts facilities at Inver Hills through participation and experimentation in art, music and theatre classes.
WHAT: Fine Arts Festival 2014
WHEN: Wednesday, April 23, and Thursday, April 24, 2014
ALL workshops and activities are FREE and include:
* Deadline for the Solo and Small Ensemble Song Contest is Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
Fine Arts Secretary
Inver Hills Community College is a higher education partner with Independent School District 196 on a Department of Labor Youth CareerConnect grant of $2.98 million. ISD 196 is the lead on the funded program, E³ STEM (Exploration, Education, Employment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Other partners on the DOL grant include:
Local Education Agency
Local Workforce Investment System
Institution of Higher Education
The E³ STEM program targets occupations in computer science and information technology (IT), engineering, energy technology, and biomedical technology. Partners in the grant provided more than $2.33 million in matching funds.
Anne Johnson, interim associate vice president of strategic initiatives at Inver Hills and DCTC, reported that the E³ STEM program presents 1,000 students in grades 11–14 with a pathway to employment in the high-growth H-1B STEM industry.
“E³ STEM offers students concurrent enrollment for college credit, industry credentialing and general education courses required for associate’s degrees,” Johnson said.
Johnson added that local, national and global employer partners are providing participants with career exploration and real-world work experiences, including job shadowing, field trips, mentorships, internships and more. E³ STEM is open to all students regardless of grade point average or other academic qualifiers. The program will focus on recruiting underrepresented students (students of color, low-income students, first-generation college students, female students, students with disabilities, and/or English Language Learners).
“E³ STEM will operate in a learning community format at both secondary and postsecondary levels,” Johnson said. “Participants will have access to multiple wraparound supports, as well as academic and career counseling throughout the program. The rich history of collaboration among partners will underpin E³ STEM, helping to ensure successful program delivery and positive student outcomes.”
From “St. Paul, Apple Valley high schools win federal redesign grants” by Mila Koumpilova, Pioneer Press
Apple Valley High School will use the grant to complete a transformation as the go-to school for students from the district’s magnet programs focused on science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.
Next fall, the school will offer more classes in those fields, including some on weekends, online and as an independent study. Faculty from Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College will teach some of the classes.
The school also would host a new fabrication lab with three-dimensional printers, laser cutters and other technology.
A half-dozen companies have signed up to be part of the initiative at the school, including Delta Airlines and Lockheed Martin. They will offer input into school programs, internships and mentoring to students.
“What’s really exciting about this grant is that we have so many partners,” said Cathy Kindem, the district’s coordinator of innovative educational programs. “They’ll be playing a vital role in helping us integrate real-world skills and experiences in the classroom.”
Kindem said a goal of the Apple Valley High overhaul will be to attract more students of color, English learners, girls and first-generation college students—groups traditionally underrepresented in those fields.
Interim Associate Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Inver Hills Community College & Dakota County Technical College
Federal and State Program Specialist
Independent School District 196
Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board
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