Continuing Education

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 kconlin@southeastmn.edu.

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Brian Christianson

Violin Program Graduate, class of 2000 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.

 

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

  

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

 


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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.

  

 

 Winona Health AlumnaeBeth 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. 

  


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

 

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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. 

 

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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.

  

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

 

  

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

  

 

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

  

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

  


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

  

 

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Guitar Repair and Building Graduate Chris's education at Southeast Tech 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.