- January 24, 2023
ST PAUL, Minn. (January 24, 2023) — Minnesota State, the system of 26 state colleges and seven state universities, released today the results of a study that estimates the impact of Century College on the regional economy to be $386.3 million and 2,977 jobs.
- February 7, 2023
“Communication is a huge part of the job—you have to be controlled in terms of your emotions, and in control. You have to handle being cool under pressure.” Bob Burton knows what he’s talking about. He’s in his second year running NE Metro’s 916 EMT training program at Century College.
- February 6, 2023
“I wanted to work on my skills to become the best in my profession.”
Alum Ella DeVine has always wanted to be a First Responder. A former Century College Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) and Northeast Metro 916 student, Ella has a strong drive and work ethic—it’s in her genes. She’s unflappable and calm in a crisis situation.
- February 4, 2023
“Education is important to me because I’m interested in constantly learning and evolving.”
Nursing alum Alex Erwin is passionate about helping people, and making a positive difference in their lives—it’s in his DNA. He’s part of a Century College family–his mother is also a Century Nursing graduate. In addition, he comes from a family of nurses.
- January 24, 2023
“A truly educated person continues to learn. This is one of the foundational elements that I learned at Century, and it taught me how to not get stuck in my career.”
This philosophy has served Mindy Johnson, Century College Alum of the Year (2021), throughout her life. Her intellectual curiosity, drive to continuously learn, and her hard work have brought her much-deserved recognition.
- January 19, 2023
“This is a huge accomplishment, and it feels like a breakthrough moment for me.”
Alec Rechtiene, Century College student, composed the winning piece for the College Band Directors National Association’s (CBDNA) annual contest. His composition, “Prelude on the Theme of Dies Irae”, is an 8-minute piece influenced by Gregorian chant, and will premiere at the Minnesota Music Educators Association mid-winter conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center on February 18.
- January 17, 2023
Like many college students, Gabby Her had a negative experience in high school. Unfortunately, she didn’t get the support she needed, and dropped out for a short time. However, she is ambitious, and she soon returned to night school. She completed her degree while working full-time in the restaurant business. Gabby also aspired to attend college and earn her degree in Nursing.
- January 13, 2023
“Education is important for learning about the world. The world needs critical thinkers to solve problems, and with a good education, you will also have better career opportunities.”
Century College student Maverick Waltz is an adult learner who is constantly challenging himself, personally and professionally, and he enjoys learning to stay informed about what is happening in the larger world.
- January 11, 2023
“My dad told me to remember that knowledge is something that no one can ever take away from you. It’s a gift to yourself. And I want to continue to grow and learn, in all areas of my life.”
Rose Yang knows where she’s going. She’s already getting a head start on her college education while she’s still in high school. She’s a Century College Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) student and will graduate from both Century and Woodbury High this spring.
- January 9, 2023
“With education, you have so much freedom to do things and to explore. Education allows you to learn about the world. With liberal arts classes, you can learn about the world, and learn how to think critically.”
Jonathan Reeves has a natural curiosity about the world, loves to read, write—he’s a published poet— and is hungry to learn.
- January 6, 2023
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA—Five metro-area community colleges, (Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Century College, Minneapolis College, Normandale Community College, and North Hennepin Community College) will be hosting a series of literary events featuring celebrated BIPOC authors and literary professionals. These events are free and open to the public.
- December 1, 2022
“The skills I learned from participating in sports are still with me today,” Dr. Joann Pfeiffer, Century College Chemistry faculty, says. “In team sports, you learn teamwork and time management skills, how to use everyone’s strengths, the importance of practice, and how to learn from failures—it’s a growth mindset.”