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Alumni Spotlights

The following stories are just a handful of spotlights among our 21,000+ alumni living throughout the country and the world. If you, or someone you know, would like to be considered for an alumni spotlight, contact Katryn Conlin at

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Brian Christianson

Violin Program Graduate With a violin repair diploma, Brian found a job that made it possible to move to Nashville right after he graduated. Today he's the owner of The Fiddle House as well as a familiar face at The Grand Ole Opry.

Lisa Robertson

Lisa Robertson

Nursing Graduate Lisa takes pride in being an MSC Southeast grad. Now she is working with students who are walking the same path that she did at MSC Southeast more than a dozen years ago

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Julie Dawson

Administrative Support Graduate Julie already had the experience she needed under her belt. MSC Southeast helped her to polish and update her skills.

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Mike Stanton

Criminal Justice Graduate Mike was one of about 200 applicants at the Goodhue County Adult Detention Center in Red Wing and one of only two Detention Deputies hired.

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Beth Wolfe, Lori Kokinos and Cathy Stark  

Medical Secretary Graduates Beth, Lori and Cathy all have a unique story despite having completed the same program and working for the same organization. 

Darlene Auer and Michelle Kosidowski

Darlene Auer and Michelle Kosidowski 

Business and Office Program Area Graduates Darlene and Michelle are part of MSC Southeast's extended family of Alumni.  Their work at La Crosse Milling Company has joined them together in a sub-community of graduates.


Ah Vang

Cosmetology Graduate Ah is setting trends and was honored with a national award as evidence. Passion, purpose and focus have brought Ah to where she is today.


Bethany Holtegaard

Medical Coding Graduate Bethany used online learning to balance her life. If you want to advance your education, but are unsure of how to find that balance, maybe online learning is for you too.

Stacey Prieur

Stacey Prieur

Individualized Studies Graduate Stacey took the skills she learned at MSC Southeast to NASA.

Jason Luhmann

Jason Luhmann

Individualized Studies Graduate Jason says the smaller class sizes and student focused instructors helped him find his path.

David and Pam McKenzie

David and Pam McKenzie

Truck Driving Graduates David and Pam made driving truck a family affair.  They say their training at MSC Southeast gave them a head start over graduates from other programs.

Greg Brandt

Gregg Brandt

Accounting Graduate Gregg was able to pursue his passion while pursuing a degree at MSC Southeast thanks to online classes.

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Jeremiah Kropidlowski

Computer Aided Design (CAD) Graduate Jeremiah 'Jay' obtained a degree at MSC Southeast to match his innate talents of mechanics and creativity.

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Chris Bakken

Guitar Repair and Building Graduate Chris's education at MSC Southeast was instrumental in helping him realize his dream and achieve his success. He started by first tuning in to the possibilities of what this life could be like.


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