For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Nate Stoltman, Executive Director of Communications, Marketing, and College Relations
Nate.Stoltman@rctc.edu | 507-536-5604 | 507-358-0740
RCTC Student Receives Mark M. Welter
World Citizen Award and Scholarship
(Rochester, MN) Rochester Community and Technical College is excited to announce RCTC sophomore Lydia Hansen was selected to receive the Mark M. Welter World Citizen Award and Scholarship. From Racine, Minnesota, Ms. Hansen is planning to complete her associate’s degree from RCTC and then transfer next fall to Hamline University to complete her bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and International Journalism.
Ms. Hansen was one of 20 students from Minnesota State selected to receive this honor. Through the generosity of Dr. Mark Welter, this award provides an annual tribute to Minnesota State students who exemplify an understanding of the interconnected nature of the world, its nations and all people; who are in good academic standing; and who demonstrate financial need. Ms. Hansen was nominated for this award by RCTC Communications Studies instructor, Annie Clement.
For more information on the Mark M. Welter World Citizen Award or to contribute to the RCTC Foundation contact DebWard@rctc.edu or 507-281-7770.
Established in 1915, RCTC is the largest higher education provider in the fastest-growing city in Minnesota, serving more than 8,000 students a year in credit courses and nearly 3,700 in non-credit continuing and workforce education programs. RCTC combines the best in liberal arts, technical, and life-long learning with more than 70 credit-based programs and over 100 credential options. RCTC’s expansive 518-acre campus includes university partnerships, a diverse student body, and a vibrant student life program. RCTC provides a unique learning environment that offers the feel of a four-year university campus with the commitment to access and opportunity of a two-year college.
The Minnesota State system consists of 37 colleges and universities with over 16,000 employees offering nearly 4,000 educational programs to nearly 400,000 students. It is the fifth-largest higher education system in the United States.