Contact: Katryn Conlin, Communications Director
For Immediate Release
Southeast Technical honors Ryan Kilbride as Outstanding Alumni of the Year, Red Wing Campus
Red Wing, MN (May 12, 2016) -- On Tuesday, May 10, Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical honored Ryan Kilbride as Outstanding Alumni of the Year at its spring Commencement Ceremony, held at Red Wing High School. Ryan graduated from the college in May 2009 with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Accounting from the Red Wing Campus, earning a 3.72 GPA.
Ryan counts his education at Southeast Technical, and the guidance of his instructors Lyle Stelter and Patty Weigand, as key to his success. "They were very good instructors and really did a great job of teaching me the ins and outs of accounting. The knowledge that I gained at Southeast Technical would have been enough to keep me going for the rest of my career, but you do need a bachelor's degree to advance." Since graduating from Southeast Technical he continued onward to earn a bachelor's degree in accounting from Globe University.
Ryan started his own business, Kilbride Tax LLC, in 2007. He then worked in accounting at Stencil Cutting and Supply in Red Wing and Consolidated Precision Products in Bloomington. He now works at Haworth & Co. Ltd in West St. Paul, where he supervises a staff of five as a Tax and Business Manager.
"We are delighted to recognize Ryan Kilbride for his success in the field of accounting and proud that he got his start right here at Southeast Technical in Red Wing," said Southeast Technical President Dr. Dorothy Duran.
Ryan is married and lives in Hastings, Minnesota, where he and his wife have five children.
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About Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical
Southeast Technical is a two-year institution that provides its students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they will need for a lifetime of learning. With more than 30 programs of study and 90 degree, diploma, and certificate options, many students are prepared to launch a career in a technical or trade field as soon as they graduate. Others begin the pathway to a four-year bachelor's degree by earning transferable college credits in liberal arts and sciences. The Winona campus opened in 1949, merging with the Red Wing campus in 1992 and becoming Minnesota State College - Southeast Technical in 1999. Southeast Technical is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. For more information, visit www.southeastmn.edu.