MSB-Moorhead Honors Partners with Community Dinner

Attendees of the Minnesota School of Business-Moorhead Community Partner Dinner Socialize during desert.

The Minnesota School of Business-Moorhead held its 2nd Annual Community Dinner at The Avalon in downtown Fargo to honor all the individuals and organizations that has partnered with the campus on various projects throughout the year. Twenty-Five partners joined the staff and faculty to celebrate all the accomplishments from 2011 and enjoyed a social hour, dinner, and awards presentation.

After dinner, Program Chairs awarded their specific partners for 2011.

They included:

(L to R) Dean of Faculty Melinda Rustad, Prairie St. John's Hospital CEO Greg LaFrancois, and Medical Assisting Program Chair Megan Pesch.

Business – Karen Witzel, Spherion Staffing

Paralegal – Anne Hoergren, Northwestern Minnesota Legal Services

Medical Assisting – Melissa Erdmann, Stellar Healthcare

Massage Therapy– Christ Docktor, Venture Chiropractic

Moorhead Campus Resident Veterinarian Alicia Wisnewski Speaks About the Veterinary Technology Program & Partners.

Veterinary Technology – Ericka Stoltenberg, Ottertail County Humane Society

Service-Learning – Amber Dahl, YWCA and Ruth Hagel, Ronald McDonald House

Several other organizations were represented at the event, as well, including Veterans Upward Bound, Emergency Food Pantry, Prairie St. John’s, Habitat for Humanity, Red River Zoo, Casselton Veterinary Service, Project HERO, Snap Fitness, Northwestern Mutual Insurance, First Link, The Arc West Central, and Kreps Chiropractic.

(L to R) Jessica Shawn, Amber Dahl, and Rachel Clarke of the YWCA celebrate their Community Partner Award.

“It was a great event and I enjoyed learning more about how your different programs have partnered with others in the community,” says Witzel. “Looking forward to working together more in 2012!”

The attendance at the event was twice as large as it was in 2010.

“This was a great night for all of us to thank all those people and organizations that help our students,” says Campus Director Erik Engberg. “We hope to build this event more and more.”