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March 21, 2023

SCTCC is the recipient of $1,018,561 from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust to enhance and expand the current sonography program and develop new advanced training and continuing education offerings to be delivered online and on-site at locations in Greater Minnesota.


Student Culinary placing cheese slices on board
March 6, 2023

The SCTCC Foundation was happy to bring back BrewLäsh, a fundraising event for student scholarships, on Wednesday, March 1.

SCTCC welcomed more than 250 people to BrewLäsh 2023, and the Foundation raised more than $45,000 for student scholarships and program equipment.

This year’s...

SCTCC building with college name
February 7, 2023

St. Cloud Technical & Community College contributed an economic impact of $183,881,345 and provided 1,390 jobs in the St. Cloud community in Fiscal Year 2022, according to an economic contribution analysis released by Minnesota State.

“The colleges and universities of Minnesota State...

Chancellor Malhotra holds up Nametag for Lori Kloos
January 30, 2023

On Friday, Jan. 27, community members, faculty, staff, and students gathered in the main entrance to welcome President Lori Kloos to her newly appointed presidency after serving as interim president since July 2022.

Minnesota State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra welcomed everyone to the...

Congratulations words with pic of SCTCC donut
January 24, 2023

St. Cloud Technical & Community College (SCTCC) is excited to announce that Lori Kloos has been named to serve as president by the Minnesota State Board of Trustees. Kloos has been serving as interim president of SCTCC since July 2022, succeeding Annesa Cheek, who served as president 2018-...

Group shoveling dirt
October 7, 2022

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, SCTCC celebrated the groundbreaking of its Advanced Manufacturing Training Lab, which is slated to be completed in 2023.

The lab’s groundbreaking brought together community members, business and industry partners, Minnesota State Chancellor Devinder Malhotra, US...

August 1, 2022

The Spring 2022 President's and Dean's Lists have been announced. You can view the lists here.

Students earning a 4.0 GPA were named to the President's List; students earning a 3.5 to 3.99 GPA were named to the Dean's List.


Commencement 2019
May 23, 2022

By Dr. Annesa Cheek

In higher education, we have what we refer to as the 100 days of May. Think of the frenetic dash two days before Christmas and spread that out over the course of about a month, and you will have a sense of how the end of the...

Cyclones Cupboard Grand Opening with ribbon
March 18, 2022

After years of support from faculty, students, and staff, SCTCC opened the door to the Cyclones Cupboard on March 16.

As students walked past the new Cyclones Cupboard near door 4, Student Support Manager Catherine Paro shared the good news that the food pantry was open and today was the...

Circle Art
January 24, 2022

By Dr. Annesa Cheek, SCTCC President

As a child, I loved the month of January. Fresh off the bounty and rest of the holiday season, I was ready to return to campus to see friends and share stories about the goodies that showed up under all of our trees during our...

Student Candids
September 27, 2021

By President Annesa Cheek

Certain things exist, or so we think.  Wise scientists have surmised that darkness does not exist; it simply is the absence of light.  And learned philosophers have pondered that hate does not exist, it is simply the absence of love. ...

Circle Art
June 1, 2021

By President Annesa Cheek

I write this column to you at the end of one of the most historic, challenging, consequential, and innovative times in St. Cloud Technical & Community College’s history. On May 14th, the College awarded degrees and certificates to...