BY: DENNIS BONA, COLLEGE PRESIDENT
Upper 70’s, low humidity, gentle breezes. These are the perfect summer days of northern Minnesota that we all appreciate and hopefully take full advantage of by spending time outdoors, at the lake, or just staying home and relaxing. The slower pace is reflected in the pleasant encounters we have with people in all aspects of our life. From the upbeat conversations we have with friends, family, and colleagues, to the simple smiles we exchange with total strangers at the gas station or in the grocery store. Yes summer is a special time in our annual rituals, but let’s not forget that it can also be a productive time!
Improving your life is a pretty simple formula and it almost always begins with new career goals and the key to achieving those goals is almost always to advance your education. So how about making a little time during this wonderful slow paced summer and take the first step in getting back in school!
Your staff at Northland Community & Technical College are busy preparing for the Fall semester, helping students determine what classes and programs will work best for them and the effort culminates in getting students registered. This process actually goes quite smoothly and efficiently for the students that come in early and take care of business. For those that inevitably wait until August, they too often experience disappointment and anguish, discovering that their financial aid won’t be available in time or the courses that they need are already full. Don’t let that happen to you, don’t be a casualty of procrastination! Pick up the phone, get on-line, or better yet come in and make an appointment to see an advisor and take control of your college experience today.
For those that prefer a more casual interaction, please stop in and visit our booth at the NCTC sponsored “Northland At The Races” event on Friday, July 22nd at the River Cities Speedway.
Please enjoy the rest of summer, but find a way to connect with us now so you can move your life forward this Fall!
Dr. Dennis Bona
Northland Community & Technical College