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Contact: Katryn Conlin, Communications Director, 651-385-6364

For Immediate Release


MSC Southeast hosting Virtual Trades and Transportation Open Houses, FAFSA Help Sessions

Tour facilities, meet with faculty and staff, and get answers to your questions about starting college in 2020  

(Winona, MN) May 18, 2020 -- As Spring Semester of 2020 draws to a close, Minnesota State College Southeast is continuing to reach out to students who are considering their future college options by hosting Virtual Open Houses on May 27 and June 3. In addition, a FAFSA Help Session will be offered on May 20 at 10 am. 

The Open Houses and FAFSA Help Sessions are held by Zoom, and advance registration at is required.

"We're excited that our faculty and staff will be on hand to introduce their programs and answer your questions directly," said Tammy Vondrasek, Director of Admissions and Enrollment. "Even though we can't meet face to face right now, we're looking forward to meeting students online and we hope to see them on campus in the future." 

The upcoming Winona Trades Open House on May 27 and Transportation Programs Open House on June 3 are special in that the faculty will be on campus in their labs and available to take students on a virtual tour using online cameras!

"You will actually be able to see the facilities and get a personal tour from the instructor's point of view at these two Virtual Open Houses," said Winona Admissions Representative Chris Cook. “Just like a typical on-campus Open House event, the college will waive the $20 application fee for those who apply during a Virtual Open House.” 

Winona Trades Programs - Virtual Open House
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 7-8 pm 

Virtual tour and information from faculty in the following programs:

  • Construction Technology - Jonathan Powell
  • Welding - Casey Mann
  • CNC Machining - Rick Hengel

Winona Transportation Programs - Virtual Open House
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 3-4 pm 
Virtual tour and information from faculty in the following programs:

  • Auto Body Technology - Tom Brandt
  • Automotive and Light Duty Diesel Technology - Amanda Griffin
  • Heavy Diesel Maintenance - Kevin Henderson
  • Truck Driving - Tom Gierok

FAFSA Help Session

Every student should be sure to apply for financial aid, and the first step is to fill out the online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). A virtual FAFSA Help Session is planned for May 20 at 10 am. Additional FAFSA Help Sessions will be scheduled in the near future.

"We will be available to walk you through the financial aid application called FAFSA,” said Pam Zimmerman, Financial Aid Counselor. “We will answer any questions you may have and provide guidance on scholarships which are available through MSC Southeast.” 



About Minnesota State College Southeast 

Minnesota State College Southeast is a two-year technical and community college that prepares students for a lifetime of learning by providing education for employment, skill enhancement, retraining, and transfer, to meet the needs of students and the community. The Winona campus opened in 1949, merging with the Red Wing campus in 1992 and updating its name to Minnesota State College Southeast in 2016 with the change of mission to offer both technical training and the associate of arts degree. Minnesota State College Southeast is a member of Minnesota State. For more information, visit


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