NDSCS Women’s Basketball team attends the DI National Championship Tournament

Go Wildcats! Following season-long wins — including being Mon-Dak Champions, Region XIII Champions, and North Central District Champions — the NJCAA has announced that the NDSCS Women’s Basketball team will be traveling to Lubbock, Texas to play in the DI National Championship Tournament. NDSCS Women’s Basketball finished off the season with a 29-4 record and is the No. 21 seed in the bracket. This is the second year in a row that NDSCS Women’s Basketball is making an appearance in the National Championship tournament.

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NDSCS earns 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School designation

North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) announced today that it has earned the 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School designation.

More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-2024 survey, with 665 earning the designation. The 2023-2024 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of the G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at

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Marlee Schweitzer Named 2023 New Century Workforce Scholar

Marlee Schweitzer, a Dental Hygiene student at North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) has been named a 2023 New Century Workforce Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship.

This scholarship is the first of its kind to support students at associate degree-granting institutions on a national scale as they plan to enter the workforce upon the completion of a degree or certificate. The program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

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The 100th Anniversary of the Electrical Technology Department and programs of Barnard Hall will be celebrated on May 12-13, 2023!

North Dakota State College of Science will celebrate its 100th Anniversary of Electrical Technology education in 2023! To recognize this milestone, a celebration will be held May 12-13, 2023, on the NDSCS campus in Wahpeton, N.D. All electrical alumni and those from programs housed in Barnard Hall are invited to participate in this event. A special section will be reserved for those returning for the reunion during the graduation ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on May 12.

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NDSCS Alumni Foundation holding 28th Annual DREAMS Auction

The largest fundraising event for North Dakota State College of Science
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Giving Hearts Day beneficiaries give thanks

Appreciative of the successful 16th annual Giving Hearts Day on Thursday, Feb. 9, charities based in or with ties to the Southern Red River Valley are sharing their thanks and plans for the money pledged.

In January, Daily News named 22 charities either based in or with some operations in Richland County, North Dakota, and Wilkin County, Minnesota. While representatives from all locally-participating charities could not be reached for comment by press time, across the board joy was expressed by those who spoke with Daily News.

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A 24-hour Giving Opportunity to Expand NDSCS’s Nursing Program

Nurses are a precious commodity and are in short supply. During Giving Hearts Day on February 9, 2023, you can make a donation to the NDSCS Nursing Project that will help all students reach their educational goals, and strengthen and grow our already fantastic Nursing program. We hear over and over from our affiliates about the quality education NDSCS provides to our Nursing students. Financial support during Giving Hearts Day will help NDSCS continue to deliver excellent educational opportunities for our Nursing students, to increase their skill level prior to graduation.

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Scholarship Luncheons Bring Donors and Students Together

On November 2 and December 8 the Foundation hosted a luncheon offering an opportunity for students to meet their scholarship donors. Between 140 and 150 students and donors attended each luncheon. Kim Nelson, Foundation Director, addressed the audience thanking the donors for supporting students. Through their generosity, many students are able to pursue higher education with less of a financial burden. Several students spoke, all relaying a message of deep gratitude for those that choose to give towards scholarships and endowments. 

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The Foundation Welcomes Two New Staff Members

Two new staff members have joined the Alumni Foundation team. Denise Laymon, Senior Development Officer, comes with several years of experience in donor development and foundation work. She and her husband live near Vergas, MN on their hobby farm. 

Amy Frauenberg, 2007 Alum joins the team as Associate Director of Gift Planning. Amy was involved on Campus as a Wildcat Singer, participated in student leadership groups, drama, and was the Homecoming Queen. She is excited to be back at NDSCS. She is from LaMoure, ND. 

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Vaderstad Director of Sales Elected to Farm Manufacturers Association Board

Paul Link, U.S. Director of Sales for Väderstad, Inc., has been elected as board member for the Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA). Link’s position is based in Wahpeton, North Dakota, which serves as Väderstad’s U.S. headquarters.

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