Category Archives: Dunwoody in the News

Star Tribune column features Dunwoody alumnus, deployed serviceman Kofi Law

Gail Rosenblum’s Star Tribune column today featured Kofi Law, who graduated from Dunwoody’s Automotive program. The column focused on his journey from citizen of Togo to Minnesota resident (and Dunwoody student) to American citizen and U.S. serviceman. It also featured comments from Student Services Advisor Molly Malone.

Rosenblum writes:

Law, 28, had dreamed of becoming a U.S. citizen since he was a boy. He moved to Minneapolis in January 2003 from Togo (where the average daily temperature is 80 degrees), taught himself English, graduated from Dunwoody College of Technology and gathered the required paperwork to become a new American.

A few days after a joyful citizenship celebration at Bethel University in Arden Hills in August, Law headed to Fort McCoy in Wisconsin for premobilization training.

Later she reports on a conversation she had with Molly:

Molly Malone Docken, student services adviser at Dunwoody, calls him “the nicest guy in the whole world,” and a model student to boot. “He would come early and stay late,” she said. “Whenever he had questions, he would ask. When he got nervous, he’d seek tutoring. Deadlines looming? He never missed one. Then he would follow up. We would love to clone him.”

For more, click here to read the full column on the Star Tribune website.

ASRO (packaging and robotics) students compete at PACK EXPO

Dunwoody ASRO (packaging and robotics) students are competing at PACK EXPO this week in Las Vegas. And they’re in excellent company — they’re competing against students from: Cal Poly, Rutgers, Clemson, Purdue, and the University of Florida.

www.pmmi.org
The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) is a trade association whose more than 500 general members manufacture packaging and packaging-related converting machinery in the United States and Canada. …

Lights on for Safety

Dunwoody is the Minneapolis location for Lights on For Safety tomorrow — bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation and receive free replacements on exterior lights on your car or truck. Click on the link for details.

www.aaspmn.org
On Saturday, October 3, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers of Minnesota (AASP-MN), in cooperation with the Minnesota State Patrol, will hold its fifteenth annual Lights …

Hoop it Up – Minneapolis, MN- August 8-9, 2009

Looking for something to do this weekend? Hoop It Up’s Minneapolis tournament is in the Dunwoody parking lot. Drop by and watch some local ballers, well, hoop it up.

www.hoopitup.com
The Hoop it Up Tour is an exciting, energetic, and family oriented basketball tournament designed to allow ANYONE who wants to play or watch basketball to participate!

Trade schools boom with enrollees twice the age of typical student

President Rich Wagner is quoted in this USA Today story on higher numbers of students enrolling in technical/trade schools, including more non-traditional students.

www.usatoday.com
As economic struggles and unemployment plague much of the nation, vocational schools across the USA are seeing significant spikes in enrollment.