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Join us for Golf

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Glass SculptureThe college foundation invites you to join us for the 5th Annual Community Connections Golf Tournament and Dinner, Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Mississippi National Golf Links in Red Wing Minnesota. Play begins at noon with a shotgun start and 18 holes of “best ball” play. Golfers of all levels are encouraged to join us for this fun and worthwhile event. Proceeds from the event support the Southeast Technical College Scholarship Program.

Events include social hour at 5:30 with Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Both a silent and live auction are planned for golfers and dinner guests. Silent Auction items include gift certificates and an assortment of trendy gift baskets with something for everyone. Live auction items include a vacation package, We-no-nah Canoe Kayak, outdoor gas campfire unit donated by Hearth and Home, and a beautiful 24 inch Mike Tonder Monolith sculpture (pictured).

Register for Golf, Dinner or Both or call 1-877-853-8324.


Graduation Invitations Now Available at Front Desk

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What process do I need to complete to receive my certificate, diploma or degree?

Since Southeast Technical only has one graduation per year, students who will be graduating Spring Semester, Summer Session or Fall Semester 10 should have completed an Application for Graduation by Friday, February 26, 2010

What process do I need to complete to receive my certificate, diploma or degree?

Since Southeast Technical only has one graduation per year, students who will be graduating Spring Semester, Summer Session or Fall Semester 10 should have completed an Application for Graduation by Friday, February 26, 2010

When and where are the graduation ceremonies held?

Red Wing Campus
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
7:00 p.m.

Note:  Students will meet at Red Wing High School, Commons Area at 6:15 p.m.  

Red Wing High School
Larry Sonju Gymnasium
2451 Eagle Ridge Drive
Red Wing, Minnesota

Winona Campus
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
7:00 p.m.

Note:  Students will meet at Winona State University, Memorial Hall – Talbot Gym at 6:15 p.m. 

Winona State University
Memorial Hall
Johnson & King
Winona, Minnesota

Will a professional photographer be at the graduation ceremony?

Yes, Jolesch Photography will be taking professional photos of students during the graduation ceremony.  Information on purchasing photos will be available at cap and gown pick up.

How do I find out about local lodging for my guests?

Information can be found at the following Area Convention and Visitors Bureau web sites:

Red Wing Campus

Winona Campus

In addition to the ceremony, are there events planned for graduates and their families?

A reception with punch and cookies will be held for graduates, families and friends immediately following the ceremony. 

Are guest tickets required for the graduation ceremony?

Tickets are not needed for the ceremony.

How long does the graduation ceremony last?

The ceremony runs approximately one hour and a half.  All graduates and guests are expected to remain seated for the entire program.

How do I get a cap and gown for the ceremony?

All students from both campuses must wear a black cap and gown to participate in the ceremony.

Red Wing Campus Information
Cost $13.00
Red Wing Campus Student Senate has donated the other half of the cap, gown and tassel cost.
If you already have a black cap and gown, you will need to pick up a tassel only.  Cost is $7.00.

Scheduled pick up Red Wing Campus:
Student Center
Wednesday, April 28           10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 29              11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Winona Campus Information
Winona Campus Student Senate will be paying for the cost of the cap, gown and tassel.  If you already have a black cap and gown, you will need to pick up a tassel only. 

Scheduled pick up Winona Campus:
Student Center Homer Road Campus:
Bookstore Entrance
Wednesday, April 21           10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, April 22     1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 23                    10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

How do I get graduation invitations and is there a cost?

A limited supply of graduation invitations will be available at all three campus reception areas and will be available the week of April 19, 2010. 

Graduating with Honors?

Students who participate in the graduation ceremony and who meet the eligibility requirements will receive a gold honor cord which has been purchased by the Student Senate.  Students should stop at the Registrar’s Office after the cap and gown have been picked up.

Honor status is given to students graduating from a diploma, AAS or AS program and who have completed a minimum of 25 resident credits including credits from the last term before graduation.  Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 to 3.74 receive Honors designation.  Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 to 4.00 receive High Honors designation.  Final honor status is determined after final grades are received.  Honor status will appear on the student transcript at the time of official graduation.

Are diplomas presented at the graduation ceremony?

You will not receive your actual certificate, diploma or degree at the graduation ceremony.

A cover will be given to you to place your document in after you receive it in the mail.  The document will be mailed approximately 10 – 12 weeks after graduation when grades are finalized and the graduation is confirmed from the Registrar’s Office.

What if I need to change my graduation date to a later semester?

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at the campus you will be graduating from to change your graduation to a future term.  1-800-372-8164

Red Wing Campus
Holly Daley

Winona Campus
Julie Haedtke

What if I have additional questions about my graduation and/or ceremony?

Please contact the Registrar’s Office at the campus you will be graduating from.

Red Wing Campus
Holly Daley

Winona Campus
Julie Haedtke



Anonymous donor gives Southeast Tech $25,000 gift in honor of Ron Wenzel

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An anonymous donor has given $25,000 to Southeast Technical College of Winona and Red Wing – one of the largest single gifts from an individual in its history – to be used to create the Ron Wenzel Outstanding Alumnus Scholarship.

In 2005, Ron became the college’s first outstanding alumnus for the Winona campus.  This scholarship was set up to recognize Ron’s professional and personal accomplishments along with his caring and compassionate personality. 

 “This gift is a great tribute to Ron. He has been a leader in the community and we are pleased he is being recognized in this way.  We are honored that this donor has faith in Southeast Tech and has chosen to invest in us,” said Jim Johnson, president of Southeast Technical College.

The Southeast Technical Foundation’s Scholarship Program is designed to increase access and affordability to higher education.  Through the program, the foundation awarded more than $112,000 in financial support during academic year 2009-2010.  Scholarship applications are reviewed by members of the foundation’s Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of community volunteers dedicated to reviewing more than 200 applications annually.




Humanities Instructor David Echelard to perform “Vocal Recital of European Art Songs”

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David Lee Echelard will present a “Vocal Recital of European Art Songs” in the Watkins Manor Great Hall, on Sunday April 25th, 2010 at 4:00 pm. 

 The recital will consist of French Mélodie, German Lieder and Italian Art songs, accompanied on piano by Nancy Edstrom.  

 The art song recital has been a close collaboration between the singer and pianist.  

The chosen European Art song repertoire speaks through beautiful melodies, musical atmosphere,  a fusion of language and tone, and penetrates the boundaries of "Art" and popular culture.  


The recital format is of a refined, subtle style of singing, which is formal and old fashioned for some modern day popular audiences. 


The Watkins Manor Great Hall is located at 175 E. Wabasha Street in Winona. Adults $8.00 & $6.00 for seniors and children.

For further information contact: David Echelard at 457-9600    echelard@hbci.com

The Program is produced in cooperation with the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, Inc. through funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.



Women's Colloquium Red Wing April 21

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Minnesota State College will be holding its 24th Annual Business and Professional Women’s Colloquium, Wednesday, April 21, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Treasure Island Resort and Casino.  The event celebrates the hard work and dedication of administrative assistants who are most often the “glue” that pulls their organization together.  Attendees will enjoy displays and “storefronts” of many local businesses that feature special products and services of interest to women.  The Event includes a spring fashion show, luncheon buffet and awards presentation for this year’s “Administrative Professional of the Year.” Keynote speaker Katy Smith is back by popular demand with her thought-provoking presentation “Taking Inventory of Milestones.” Smith has over 30 years of experience working side-by-side with families, educators and businesses, helping people connect and build strong, vital communities. Cost is $42.95 early bird registration or $47.95 after April 9. Visit our college website at www.southeastmn.edu/colloquium for more details, or call 1-877-853-8324 ext. 6320.


April Ledebuhr Nominated for All-USA Academic Team

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AprilSoutheast Technical Student Nominated for All-USA Academic Team

Southeast Technical is pleased to announce, student April Ledebuhr has been honored recently for her academic achievements and named to the 2010 All-Minnesota Academic Team for Community, Technical and Junior College members.

Ledebuhr along with thirty-nine state college students were honored at a luncheon held in Eagan, Minnesota March 3, for their achievements and community service.

   The following news release was issued by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities office.

Forty students, ranging in age from 18 to 58, are the state’s nominees for the All-USA Academic Team for Community, Technical and Junior College Students, a program sponsored annually by Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges, USA Today and the American Association of Community Colleges. State academic teams were introduced in 1994 to provide scholarships and scholastic recognition to Phi Theta Kappa members.


   All of the students attend one of the 25 community and technical colleges, which have about 170,000 students, in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.


   Students selected for the All-USA academic team receive stipends or plaques. The 2010 All-USA team members will be announced in April at the American Association of Community Colleges convention in Seattle.


   To be nominated to the Minnesota team, a student must be currently enrolled at a Minnesota two-year college and expect to graduate during the 2009-2010 academic year, have completed at least 12 semester credits and a grade point average of at least 3.25 at a Minnesota two-year college.


   Nominees were selected based on biographical information, letters of recommendation, academic performance, demonstration of leadership, and campus and community service.  Applicants also wrote an essay describing a specific educational experience while attending a two-year college that has transformed the student’s thinking about learning or the future.


   The Minnesota All-State Academic Team is sponsored by the Minn-Wi-Kota Region of Phi Theta Kappa; the participating colleges and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Office of the Chancellor.


   The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system comprises 25 community and technical colleges and eight state universities serving the higher education needs of Minnesota. The system serves about 260,000 students per year in credit-based courses and an additional 164,000 students in non-credit courses.


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