The development of the center faced early challenges. Dan Klug, Executive Director of the Foundation, shared that, “There was no funding to develop the UAS program due to the state deficit, and reductions in the college’s state funding allocation. Fortunately, the Thief River Falls community has strong college supporters. Northern State Bank’s President David Beito, Thief River Falls Jobs Inc., and the Dondelinger Foundation all donated significant funds to underwrite development expenses.” Klug continued, “In addition, these funds were matched by the Minnesota State College & Universities system, through the leadership of Chancellor Dr. James McCormick. Northland Community and Technical College and the NCTC Foundation are grateful for their belief in the program and their financial support.”
Northland Community and Technical College is a comprehensive college with campuses in East Grand Forks, MN, and Thief River Falls, MN. One- and two-year degrees, transfer programs and diploma certification are available in a variety of majors, as well as workforce training and continuing education programs. NCTC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Visit the College at www.northlandcollege.edu. NCTC is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
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