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BPA Brings home Awards from State Conference

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BPA StudentsSoutheast Technical Students from the Business Professionals of America (BPA) organization competed at the  2011 Spring Leadership Conference, "Stand Out From the Crowd," in Alexandria, MN February 24-26, 2011.  Six of our ten BPA chapter members—Brandon Avery, Signe Christians, Sally Conrad, Lisa Koehler, Melissa Smoot and Matt Sumner—joined over 200 other conference delegates from across the state to participate in general sessions and over 50 competitive events.  The students were accompanied by their advisors, Kerri Schmidt and Julie Schladweiler.  Below is a list of the competitive events they placed in and an * designates they qualify to attend the National Leadership Conference to be held May 4-8, 2011, in Washington, DC:

Advanced Accounting

  • 1st – Lisa Koehler*
  • 7th – Melissa Smoot
  • 16th – Signe Christians

Computerized Accounting

  • 1st – Lisa Koehler*
  • 8th – Melissa Smoot
  • 12th – Signe Christians

Payroll Accounting

  • 18th – Signe Christians

Managerial Accounting

  • 5th – Melissa Smoot*
  • 7th – Lisa Koehler

Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications

  • 8th – Melissa Smoot
  • 21st – Matt Sumner

Advanced Spreadsheet Applications

  • 8th – Brandon Avery

Banking & Finance

  • 5th – Sally Conrad*

Financial Analyst Team

  • 1st – Lisa Koehler* & Melissa Smoot*

Federal Income Tax Accountant Concepts

  • 5th – Signe Christians*
  • 12th – Lisa Koehler
  • 19th – Melissa Smoot

Fundamental Word Processing Skills

  • 17th – Brandon Avery
  • 17th – Matt Sumner

Desktop Publishing

  • 3rd – Brandon Avery*
  • 9th – Sally Conrad

Basic Office Systems & Procedures

  • 12th – Brandon Avery

Database Applications

  • 1st – Brandon Avery*
  • 2nd – Sally Conrad*
  • 7th – Matt Sumner

PC Servicing & Troubleshooting

  • 15th – Matt Sumner

Computer Security

  • 2nd – Brandon Avery*
  • 10th – Matt Sumner

Interview Skills

  • 6th – Melissa Smoot

Trading Pin Design

  • 2nd – Signe Christians

Torch Award

  • Lisa Koehler* Statesman
  • Melissa Smoot* Diplomat

Variety Show at Sheldon Theatre, Saturday April 2

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Sheldon TheatrePerformers from across the college will be sharing their musical talent at the Annual College Variety Show, Saturday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at the Sheldon Theatre in Red Wing. The talent show, an annual festivity since 1995, will feature students, faculty and staff performing on instruments ranging from bagpipes and strings to piano, brass and woodwind. Musical groups include solo, duet and combination acts, sure to please. Tickets go quickly, but are available at the door $12 General Admission and $8 for students. To purchase tickets in advance go to www.sheldontheatre.org.

Massage Program Receives Glowing Report

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The NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork) has announced that Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical's Therapeutic Massage program (Winona Campus) graduates received a 100% pass rate of the National Board Exam.  The state of Minnesota reports a 77.61% pass rate and national data is recorded at 68.19%. Congratulations, Faculty and Students on a job well done.


Medical Support Program Visits Gundersen-Lutheran

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PattyWClassA group of students and instructors from the Medical Support programs at Southeast Technical toured Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse on February 17.  They were able to see what goes on “behind the scenes” in many areas.  While touring Radiology, they were able to view ultrasound, CT scanning, and general x-ray.  One of the radiologists explained his educational background, voice-activated dictation, and the process of editing of radiology notes.  Students also “gowned up” and visited Logistics/CS to watch equipment come down from surgery and be cleaned and sterilized.  While observing processes in the Lab, students were able to see actual specimens under the microscope along with a specimen removed during surgery and being examined for the spread of cancer.  Another highlight was Pharmacy.  The students were allowed to view an electronic record image that kept all medications updated for hospitalized patients. Students were able to see the security involved with controlled substances with a high potential for abuse.  Patty Watson, Becky Korder, and Karen Clements accompanied the students.  Patty Watson said, “It is an annual field experience that raises many questions and often leads to much discussion in the classroom.”


Students Volunteer for Flood Preparation & Relief Help

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The potential of rising waters and flooding have led to the ceation of a college "Flood Relief Team." Students in Terry Greene's Sales & Marketing program have mobilized a team of ready and willing volunteers to assist both the college community and families in our region with organization, preparation and necessary labor should the high waters become a threat to our safety. If you, your family, or neighbors are in need of flood preparation assistance please contact Terry Greene at 507-453-2672. The team is also recruiting volunteers to help with this effort, Terry Greene will provide additional details about how you can help.

Frequently Asked Questions - Graduation 2011

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Graduation is right around the corner, are you ready? A list of frequently asked questions is available on the college website to help guide you through the processes leading up to commencement. Graduation Ceremonies are Tuesday, May 10 in Red Wing and Wednesday, May 11 on the Winona campus.

Nominations now being accepted for Outstanding Alumni

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Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical (Winona/Red Wing, Minn) Nominations are now being accepted for “Outstanding Alumni” from Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical. The award recognized graduates of the college who have successfully earned or completed a diploma or degree program from any of the college’s three campuses, Winona Main, Winona Airport or Red Wing.  All nominees will be reviewed on their contributions including, professional and personal achievement, service to others and support to the college community. 

 Nomination forms are available on the college website at www.southeastmn.edu/alumniaward or by calling the Foundation Office at (507) 453-2663. Completed forms may be submitted via the website, or returned to the receptionist at all three college campus locations. Forms will be accepted through April 1, 2011.


Habitat Women Build Home Holds Open House March 25

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Habitat Women Build - Mary and PamSoutheast Technical's "Hard Hat Honeys" in partnership with all of the Habitat for Humanity Women Build Teams are pleased to invite the community to attend the "Women Build Open House & Dedication Celebration" -

  • When: Friday, March 25
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: 182 Edward Street, Winona
  • What - Meet the Ostrander family, tour the home and enjoy refreshments

Come and see the results of  time, love and labor invested in this worthwhile project. This is the first Women Build Home in Winona County and homeowner Tyrrena Ostrander is proud to show off the new home she helped construct along side dozens of women builders over the last several months.

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