ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES
- For HTC graduate John Dolezal, HTC was more than a place to attend classes and prepare for transferring to the University of Minnesota to complete a bachelors degree in Manufacturing Management. As a graduate of the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf, Dolezal also relied on Hennepin Technical Colleges staff of interpreters to help him in class so he could get the most out of his HTC training.
- Owning a business is great, but it isn’t always a bed of roses. That’s what HTC graduate John Malikowski, owner of Blooming Creations in Waite Park, Minn., will tell you. In fact, he has been sharing the realities of floral and gift shop ownership with HTC students for the past four years as one of the floral professionals that HTC Instructor Tiffany Hammond invites to speak to her students.
- “The six of us wouldn’t have gotten through without Hennepin Tech.” That’s what May 2012 graduate Kathy Kurke says about the journey she and five other paraprofessionals from local school districts took to complete training to become licensed practical nurses.
- Since 1917, Lehman’s Garage has been known for quality work and attention to detail. So when HTC graduate Kyle Hansen earned the nickname “Super Kyle” from his co-workers at Lehman’s in Minneapolis, it was a clear sign that he fit right in with veteran employees.
- When people say that HTC really cares about students, they’re right. Just ask Michael Phillips, a student in the Medium/Heavy Truck program, who lost all his belongings when an apartment fire in August 2011 left him with just the clothes on his back. Literally.
- These days, HTC graduate Jeff Arendt flies his own airplane, has property holdings in South Dakota, Kansas, and Idaho, and is part-owner of a private golf course in Arizona. And he’s still a fan of technical college training.
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