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Winona Post: Remembering Paul Sorenson, an inspiring educator

Letter to the editor by Travis Thul, December 2, 2020

Earlier this month, Winona lost a hero. He wasn’t a soldier, a police officer, or a fireman, nor did he wear a cape – this hero changed lives through his work as a technical college teacher. For the last decades of his life, Paul Sorenson taught machining and advanced manufacturing at Minnesota State College Southeast. Over the years, Paul mentored hundreds of students, from 15-year-old high schoolers to adults looking to reenter the workforce. Paul’s gift was not only in the training of these students for high paying jobs, but to mentor them and give them confidence over intimidating curriculum. Read the full story


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