Location: Enrollment Services 115
Hometown: I am an Anoka County native, having grown up and graduated from high school in Coon Rapids. I currently reside in Andover with my husband and children. Therefore, I know the best kept secrets of Anoka County– ATC being one of them!
Educational Background: I graduated from University of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelor of applied science degree in Psychology. I am currently pursuing a master of arts degree in Counseling Psychology at Bethel University.
Best Adventure: My most memorable adventure was a family trip to Disney World for my grandfather’s birthday. Riding in the first seat of one of the fastest roller coasters with my grandpa on his 70th birthday was a moment I will never forget! This trip was a great reminder in balancing work and fun. Successful students must devote time to recreation in addition to studying.
Favorite aspect of Anoka Technical College: I love the welcoming environment at Anoka Technical College. Small class sizes, friendly staff and instructors who are devoted to student success are invaluable. No student is lost in the crowd at Anoka Tech!
Advice I would give to students who are applying to Anoka Technical College: I encourage all students to get involved on campus! Joining student clubs and attending campus events will increase your engagement at Anoka Tech by meeting new people and having fun! Remember that all clubs and activities are free to students. So get out there and get the most out of your experience here at Anoka Tech!
Melissa’s programs: Architecture and Construction Technology, Community Social Services, Emergency Medical Services, Horticulture, Machine Trades, Mechanical Drafting
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Hometown: I grew up in Anoka County where I graduated from Blaine High School. I currently live in Blaine with my wife.
Educational Background: I graduated from Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College with my Associates of Science in Law Enforcement. I also graduated from University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology.
Best Adventure: I have had the opportunity to travel the world as a part of my military service in the U.S Air Force but my favorite adventure would be getting to tour and fish Alaska with my father and grandfather.
Favorite aspect of Anoka Technical College: My favorite aspect at ATC is the cohort model which has you working with the same teachers and classmates throughout the span of your education here at Anoka Technical College.
Advice I would give to students who are applying to Anoka Technical College: The advice I would offer to prospective students at Anoka Technical College is to take advantage of the many grants and scholarships this school offers; the less you take out in loans now, the less you will have to pay back later.