The Dakota College DECA Club qualified three of its members to compete in the National DECA event to be held in Washington, D.C. later this spring. The regional competition at which they qualified was held in Fargo on February 9, 10, and 11. Student members Cody Brooks and Cody Milliken placed 1st in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing category; and team member Evan Alexius finished 4th in the Travel and Tourism category.
A Dakota College co-curricular activity has been featured in the monthly NJCAA publication, The Review, in a special “Champions for the Community – Advocates for Education” section of the magazine. Criteria for this special recognition include role modeling, visiting local schools, volunteering in the community, and simply being an advocate for another. The Lumberjack hockey team was chosen for this honor for assisting Bottineau first graders over the past four years through a program called “Teaming up with Reading.”
Through a series of fundraising activities, The Dakota College community raised over $2500 for its photography instructor who was severely injured in a car accident on December 20. Events included a spaghetti luncheon, a 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction.