Dunwoody in the Media

Below is a selection of items featuring Dunwoody students, employees and alumni appearing in the online, broadcast and print media. Please note that the links to some news stories may expire.

10.24.17 A Surefire Way to Engage Girls in STEM (MachineDesign) — mentions Rosie’s Girls Summer Camp, which is held annually by Dunwoody and the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys.

10.04.17 Is Your Airport Taxi Up To Code? (CBS Minnesota) — features Dean of Automotive Steve Reinarts discussing auto recalls.

09.19.17 Dunwoody to undergo $10M campus renovation to house more engineering students, grow jobs (Minnesota/St. Paul Business Journal) — shares Dunwoody’s building renovation plans, which will help make room for more engineering students.

Also in: Dunwoody College of Technology plans to expand with $10 million renovation in Minneapolis (Star Tribune)

Also in: Dunwoody College creating additional space for engineering (MPRNews)

08.08.17 Minnesota is special (White Bear Press) — Alum Gene Johnson, ’56, credits Dunwoody as one of the reasons why Minnesota is special.

06.23.17 Affinity Plus Foundation raises more than $25,000 at 16th annual golf tournament (CUInsight) — quotes Engineering Drafting & Design student Gabe McGinn on how scholarship dollars provided by the event has helped him.

06.05.17 Kato Engineering back in growth mode (Mankato Free Press) — mentions Dunwoody Alum Cecil Jones and his invention of a rotary converter, which helped make Kato Engineering a success.

06.01.17 3M, Collision Repair Education Foundation Announce Winners of Hire Our Heroes Scholarships, Tool Grants (Body Shop Business) — recognizes two Dunwoody College students who each received $2,500 in scholarship money.

05.27.17 Lift Garage on a mission to change lives (Kare 11) — features Dunwoody Alum Cathy Heying and her nonprofit auto repair company, Lift Garage, which provides low-cost car repairs and honest advice to those in need.

05.22.17 Warren Phillips, president of Dunwoody College of Technology in the in 1989s, dies (StarTribune) — remembers Dunwoody’s former president, Warren Phillips, and the many improvements he made to the College.

05.09.17 SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR: Investing in a 21st Century workforce (Owatonna People’s Press) — mentions Dunwoody and Buhler’s apprenticeship program and the importance of investing in postsecondary training.

04.06.17 ‘Hidden Figures’: why they still exist today (MinnPost) — Dunwoody’s Women’s Enrollment Coordinator Maggie Whitman shares what can be done about the persistent gender gap in technical fields.

Also in: Why Hidden Figures Still Exist in STEM (EdTech Digest)

03.25.17 NSPS Student Competition Winners Announced (Point of Beginning Magazine) — announces Dunwoody’s second-place win in the associate’s degree category at the 2017 National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Student Competition.

Also in: NSPS Student Competition Results (The American Surveyor Magazine)

03.07.17 STEM Education Is About Hands-On Experience (Machine Design Magazine) — Robotics & Manufacturing Dean E.J. Daigle discusses the need for engineering education to go “beyond the textbook.”

02.03.17 Local middle schoolers compete at Future City Minnesota regionals (Farmington Independent) — shares results of the Future City Competition that is held annually at Dunwoody College.

Also in: Future City competition gives students engineering experience (The Kenyon Leader)

Also in: Rosemount Area Middle Schools Fare Well In Future City Competition (Apple Valley Patch)

01.28.17 Tradeswomen Show Girls The Ropes At Dunwoody Event (WCCO – CBS Minnesota) — recaps a  YWCA Minneapolis and Construction Careers Foundation event that was held at Dunwoody College.

Also in: Tradeswomen Demonstrate Non-Traditional Career Paths at Power Girls! Workshop (YWCA Blog)

12.22.16 How Minnesota’s community and technical colleges are responding to the rise of robots (MinnPost) — shares how a need for skilled automation and robotics workers has led a number of MN workers back to school, including Dunwoody student William Hiniker.

12.20.16 Good Question: How Often Should We Check Tire Pressure? (WCCO-TV) — features Automotive Senior Instructor Scott Zubrod answer a WCCO Good Question on how cold weather affects tire pressure.

12.17.16 Toys for Tots (Kare 11-TV) — The Dunwoody Student Government Association presents 140 toys and $800 to Toys for Tots!

12.10.16 Sparkling success: New career, tech offerings in Duluth aimed at helping students, local industries (Duluth News Tribune) — highlights Denfeld High School Senior Matthew Johnston and his desire to attend Dunwoody College.

12.7.16 People on the Move in Minneapolis/St. Paul: Kelly O’Brien (Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal) — welcomes new Dunwoody College Director of Admissions Kelly O’Brien!

November 2016: Equality Update (Women’s Foundation of Minnesota Newsletter) — highlights Women in Technical Career (WITC) students Sirena and Kolang and their experience at Dunwoody.

11.30.16 Winners Announced for Innovative 3M Art and Technology Award at Mia (Minneapolis Institute of Art Blog) — announces Architecture Instructor Molly Reichert’s Innovative 3M Art and Technology Award and her invention of “Divining Rods”.

Also in: Business People Sunday, Dec. 11 (Twin Cities Pioneer Press)

11.26.16 Good Question: How Do Microwaves Work? (WCCO-TV) — features Dean of Robotics & Manufacturing EJ Daigle and his explanation of how microwaves really work.

11.17.16 Remembering the Dunwoody legacy in Minnesota (Star Tribune) — promotes National Philanthropy Day, where William and Kate Dunwoody will be recognized for their “Outstanding Legacy.”

11.05.16 Tough choices ahead for students left behind as for-profit schools close (Star Tribune) — discusses the closing of ITT Tech and Regency Beauty Institute and the efforts of area colleges, including Dunwoody, to help displaced students continue their academic studies.

10.13.16 The real Twin Cities internet queen: @garyfromteenmom dishes on memes (Minnesota Daily) — features Graphic Design student Heidi Nelson, who created the twitter account @garyfromteenmom. The account has amassed almost 45,000 followers.

09.24.16 Indoors & Out: Earth-friendly dwellings, Home & Design Show and more (Star Tribune) — mentions Dunwoody Interior Design’s participation in the 2016 MSP Home & Design Show.

Also in: Minneapolis Home & Design Show Comes to Convention Center (KSTP).

09.07.16 Welding, HVAC, construction and more: Scholarships help Minnesota women trade fields (Star Tribune) — recognizes the difference Dunwoody’s Women in Technical Careers (WITC) program makes for women seeking non-traditional careers.

08.30.16 Twin Cities social worker learns auto repair to help folks in need (Star Tribune) — shares the story of Dunwoody alum Cathy Heying and her company, the Lift Garage.

08.22.16 Hastings native was part of 1,975 mile solar car race (River Towns) — Dunwoody student/Buhler apprentice MacKenzie Ritchie reflects on her participation in the 2016 American Solar Challenge.

08.18.16 MSP Home & Design Show Brings Higher-End Feel to Home Design (Lavender Magazine) — mentions Dunwoody’s partnership with the 2016 Show, including the College’s feature booth and student scholarship.

08.12.16 Commentary: Dive into culture (Chaska Herald) — Dunwoody Instructor Leo Parvis discusses the importance of embracing different cultures and reminds readers that a diverse nation is something we should strive for.

08.12.16 Too Old for Hard Labor, but Still on the Job (The New York Times) — story on retirement options for those in blue-collared jobs quotes Dunwoody President Rich Wagner.

08.08.16 Dunwoody College of Technology: Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology (xyHt) — provides readers with an inside look at Dunwoody’s Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology program.

07.19.16 BATC Celebrates First Finished Free Little Library (BATC Daily Blog) — announces the installation of the first of three Little Free Libraries, which Dunwoody students helped to build.

06.04.16 Eden Prairie’s Celina Nelson gets scholarship (Eden Prairie News) — recognizes Architecture student Celina Nelson on her $2,000 scholarship from the Association of Women Contractors (AWC).

06.24.16 Faribault native John Dwyer remains connected to community (Faribault Daily News) — Architecture Program Manager John Dwyer reflects on his strong ties to his hometown of Faribault.

06.07.16 Art on napkins will raise money for architecture students (Quad Community Press) — features Dunwoody student Taylor Parker-Greene and on how her career in architecture–and the PROCESS event–came to be.

06.01.16 Eden Prairie student collects napkin sketches (Eden Prairie News) — highlights Dunwoody student Celina Nelson and her contributions to “PROCESS: Sketches from Masters to Students.”

05.27.16 Spontaneous Design: Napkin Sketches by an Array of Architects Highlight Dunwoody Architecture Program Fundraiser (Midwest Home Magazine) — discusses the June 9 napkin sketch auction, complete with photos of art received by the students from renowned local and international architects.

05.10.16 Mounds View, New Brighton community line (Sun Focus) — mentions Surveying & Civil Engineering student Brandon Davis and his recent win at the 2016 National Society of Professional Surveyors Student Competition.

05.05.16 Editorial: Minnesota’s manufacturers: upbeat, with concerns (Pioneer Press) — discusses results of the eighth annual State of Manufacturing® survey, quoting a Dunwoody student.

5.03.16 Minnesota manufacturing survey finds ‘stigma’ of blue-collar work a hurdle to attracting young people (MinnPost) — highlights results of the eighth annual State of Manufacturing® survey, with special interviews and photos of Dunwoody students.

5.03.16 Ninety percent of Minnesota factory leaders confident about business prospects (Star Tribune) —  discusses results of the eighth annual State of Manufacturing® survey, with a special note of the 30 Dunwoody students who will graduate this month with advanced machining degrees and full employment offers.

Also in: A new message for manufacturing: Survey finds state’s companies are strong, but need good people (Winona Daily News)

5.03.16 Minnesota Manufacturers Are Confident and Ready for Anything in 2016  (Business Wire) — shares results of the eighth annual State of Manufacturing® survey, which included input from Dunwoody students.

5.01.16 Survey grade? Only if you’re a surveyor(R) (XYHT Magazine) — Surveying & Civil Engineering Principal Instructor Kelly Ness discusses the misuse of the term “surveying” and proposes the idea that surveying could (and should) be a licensed profession.

5.01.16 Editors Note: Sketch Show (Architecture MN magazine) — shares the story of how Dunwoody Architecture students began their request for napkin sketches from notable architects for their upcoming fundraiser.

4.26.16 MPS Home & Design Show Announces Scholarship Fund for Local Interior Design Students (MSP Design Show website) — announces the partnership between Dunwoody and the MSP Home & Design Show.

4.21.16 Plastics industry groups and companies provide thousands of dollars in scholarships (Plastics Today) — announces the $2,500 gift awarded to Dunwoody by the Plastics Pioneers Association. The dollars will be used to build two small injection molds to test elastomers.

4.10.16 Eden Prairie student helps design show sets (Eden Prairie News) — recognizes Interior Design student Angelica Sedano’s design contributions to six show sets at Northwest Community Television.

3.23.16 Princeton-area students earn major scholarships for technical, construction education (Princeton Union-Eagle)–announces the two Dunwoody recipients of  APi Group Inc. scholarship opportunities.

3.10.16 Construction industry looks at how to attract women to field (Star Tribune)–discusses Women In Construction Week and Dunwoody’s involvement with the growing initiative.

2.17.16 Winners of the Sixth Annual ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition Announced (The American Surveyor)–announces Dunwoody’s third place win at the 2016 Autonomous Snowplow Competition.

2.17.16 Oakdale resident wins second place at national construction management competition (LillieNews)–Construction Management student Joe Myhre is recognized for his second place win at the 2016 NAHB Residential Construction Management Competition.

2.12.16 Architect John Dwyer’s Award-Winning Modern Home (Midwest Home)–discusses the AIA-Minnesota 2015 Honor Award Dunwoody Architecture Program Manager John Dwyer received for a residential home he designed in St. Paul.

2.03.16  Apple Valley resident awarded Crosby Fellowship (Sun Thisweek)–Apple Valley resident Jon Hassenfritz, a Dunwoody College of Technology construction management instructor, along with colleagues Sarah Huber, Kelly Ness and Paula Merns, were recently awarded one of the college’s Crosby Fellowships.

1.12.16 Why This Woman Quit Her Full-Time Job To Fix Cars for Next to Nothing (Woman’s Day)–an interview with Dunwoody alum Cathy Heying who discusses how a Dunwoody education made Minneapolis nonprofit The Lift Garage possible.

11.30.15 Review: Fusion+Fashion 2015 (Minnesota Monthly)–Announces that Dunwoody’s Interior Design Student Society received the “Best Stage Presence” award at the 2015 Fusion+Fashion event.

11.10.15 Dunwoody auto body students get healthy industry close-up (Luther News)–Automotive Collision Repair & Refinishing students toured Luther Collision and Glass in Plymouth. Students learned about aluminum welding and were able to see Dunwoody alumni on the job.

09.30.2015 Dunwoody training center in Winsted plans open house Oct. 1 (Hutchinson Leader)–An opportunity for potential students to learn more about the upcoming welding technician program.

09.28.15 Winsted welding classes spark change (Herald Journal)–features interviews with two students in Dunwoody’s fast-track welding program.

06.25.15 Dunwoody College of Technology Incorporates Stratasys’ Additive Manufacturing Technology into its Curriculum (Robotics Tomorrow)–announces the partnership between Dunwoody and Stratasys Ltd.  as the College adds an additive manufacturing certificate program. Also: Campus Technology and  eCampus News.

06.15.15 The evolution of 3D printing (Electronic Component News)–E.J. Daigle, dean of Robotics & Manufacturing, discusses the evolution of 3D printing–and the advancing technology’s urgent need for trained engineers and technicians–in the June edition of ECN magazine.

06.12.15 Anoka-Hennepin Special Needs Students Learn Industrial Sewing Skills (KSTP-5)–a blog post about the Anoka-Hennepin/Dunwoody industrial sewing program.

05.15.15 FABCON CEO Mike LeJeune Speaks at Dunwoody College Leadership Lecture Series (Fabcon Blog)–reposts a Dunwoody Blog story regarding LeJeune speaking at the C. Charles Jackson Leadership Lecture Series.

05.01.15 Proving Ancient Measurement Methods (xyHt Magazine)–features a story written by Principal Instructor Kelly Ness on a project conducted by the Geodetic and Control Surveys class.

4.24.15: AHS group promotes robot (Austin Daily Herald) — mentions that the Austin High School First Robotics Team won an Outstanding Engineering & Design Award from Dunwoody.

4.25.15: Minneapolis waterworks shop a blast from the past (Star Tribune)–Blacksmith and Dunwoody welding alum Nick Bounds plies his trade in cramped quarters as city leaders try to find new space in south Minneapolis.

4.7.15: Breaking the ‘Steel Ceiling’ (Talent Management)–Women’s Enrollment Coordinator Maggie Whitman is building a pipeline to get more women involved in STEM fields.

3.16.15: Four non-traditional students receive free tuition to Dunwoody Training Center in Winsted (Herald Journal)–The story features Duane Westphal, one of four students receiving free tuition – an $8,900 value – through a National Emergency Grant, which is being offered to dislocated and long-term unemployed workers.

3.11.15: Dunwoody College Heating And Air Conditioning Engineering Technology Students Attend Ashrae Conference (ASHRAE March E-Newsletter)

03.01.15: Fabcon’s Marketing Manager Joy Svoboda Speaks at Construction Education Conference (Fabcon Blog)–Joy  is on the Construction Sciences & Building Technology Program Advisory Committee (PAC) at Dunwoody. She talks about her passion for helping young people find their way into construction careers that best suit their interests and passions.

2.05.15: Minnesota Manufacturing Robust, Faces Labor Challenges (Pioneer Press)–Nick Woltman interviewed Debra Kerrigan discussing the high demand for Minnesota manufacturers and how Dunwoody is stepping in to fill this need.

1.24.15: Autonomous Snowplow Competition Wows Winter Carnival (WCCO 4)–Rachel Slavik interviewed E.J. Daigle about the ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition. Also: WDAY and KXAN.

1.20.15:  Movers & Shakers: Sam Riesgraf, Synergy Builders (Star Tribune)–Construction Management Alum Sam Riesgraf, president of the newly formed Synergy Builders, is featured in the Star Tribune’s Movers & Shakers section.

1.15.15: New Programs Help Protect Metal Supply in Houston (Texas Iron & Metal)

1.13.15: Lawmaker’s bill encourages on-the-job training for students (MPR News)– Senator Terri Bonoff mentions Bühler Inc.’s apprenticeship program with Dunwoody.

1.12.15: HVAC Excellence Trains, Educates, Certifies (ACHR News)–Principal Instructor Tom Kleinman was interviewed for a story about HVAC certification.

1.11.15: Ellen Bies: Apprenticeships prove a successful investment for Minnesota operation (Grand Forks Herald)–Ellen Bies discusses Bühler Inc.’s apprenticeship program with Dunwoody.

1.11.15: State grants aim to get more women in hard hats (Star Tribune)–Dunwoody received $72,450 to help women earn associate’s degrees in construction, computers and manufacturing. 

1.4.15: Dunwoody College’s Training Center celebrates grand opening in Winsted (Crow River Media)

11.30.14: A Clean Sweep (packagePRINTING)–Feature about Dunwoody’s clean sweep of the AICC Student Packaging Design Competition.

11.24.14: For All Time: Dunwoody College of Technology Celebrates 100 Years–Kraus-Anderson Construction Company, one of the sponsors of Dunwoody’s Centennial Gala, posted a write up about the event and the College’s rich history. 

11.20.14: MN college responds to skilled worker shortage, opens new center (Kare 11) — focuses on the new Winsted training center created by Workforce Training & Continuing Education

11.17.14: Employer Expectations: Businesses want workers who can have an immediate impact (edtech digest) — a guest column by President Rich Wagner

11.1.14: Dunwoody College of Technology’s Centennial Gala Celebration (Minnesota Monthly)–Minnesota Monthly recapped Dunwoody’s October 4th Centennial Gala Celebration

10.19.14: Strong Focus on Construction Sciences & Building Technology  (NECA)–A National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Student Chapter was established at Dunwoody College of Technology.

 10.10.14: Shop Class For The New Millennium (Forbes)– The article addresses the manufacturing skills gap and the success of The Makers Coalition and Dunwoody partnership.

10.7.14: Dunwoody president talks about manufacturing industry, ‘war for talent’ (Minnesota Business Magazine)–Attendees of the Minnesota Business Magazine 2014 Manufacturing Awards submitted questions about manufacturing and higher education to event emcee Dunwoody President Rich Wagner.

10.1.14: Social Worker-Mechanic Gives a Lift (Reader’s Digest)–Features Dunwoody Automotive Alumn Cathy Heying’s nonprofit garage that offers affordable car repair for needy people.

9.22.14: New hybrid auto repair business to open in Eden Prairie (Sun Current)–Automotive Repair alum opens repair shop

9.19.14: Closing Minnesota’s manufacturing skills gap (Minnesota Business Magazine)–Dunwoody College of Technology President Rich Wagner talks about the state’s workforce challenges

9.19.14: The Degree-To-Paycheck Decision (Twin Cities Business)–President Wagner talks about stackable credentials in this Twin Cities Business Magazine article on a new Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development website that shows how recent college graduates are being paid.

7.21.14: ASE Industry Education Alliance announces special instructor recognition (ASE)–Principal Instructor and MOPAR CAP Coordinator Steve Reinarts was recognized by the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Industry Education Alliance as one of the “best of the best” automotive instructors in the nation

7.17.14: Area Manufacturers Partner with Dunwoody to Respond to Skilled Labor Shortage in Western MN (Felling Trailers)

Dunwoody College of Technology, Manufacturers Respond to Skilled Labor Shortage in Western Communities (NTDA)

5.27.14: More jobs than qualified workers in automotive, manufacturing (KARE 11)

4.30.14: John Williams of WCCO News Radio 830 talked to Dunwoody Automotive Alum Cathy Heying about her non-profit “Lift Garage” that provides low cost car repair to the poor.

4.24.14: Area businesses make plans for Dunwoody training center (Herald Journal)

4.1.14: Centennial Tech School Teaches State-of-the-Art CNC (techdirections)–Dunwoody was the cover story of the April 2014 Edition of techdirections.

4.2.14: Minnesota needs more vocational students to build the future, leaders say (MPR News)–Features Buhler Inc.’s apprenticeship program with Dunwoody College and explains the need for more vocational-technical education

3.11.14: Right Skills Now program’s hiring rate is hard to beat (Finance & Commerce)–Dunwoody’s fast-track training program is helping people get manufacturing jobs

2.10.14: After Peace Corps service, Twin Cities couple hope to continue making a difference with martial arts exchange program (Peace Corps Chicago)–Alumnus Jason Ritenour and his spouse Gaea Dill-D’Ascoli spent three years as Peace Corps volunteers in Vanuatu. They now are working on an martial arts exchange program between the U.S. and developing countries.

 2.10.14: Dunwoody College of Technology Using Mastercam (Mastercam)–YouTube video featuring Dunwoody students using Mastercam

1.10.14: Skilled labor shortage plagues biz growth (CNBC)–Mary Thompson reports on a company in Minnesota that is looking to hire workers for higher paying skilled jobs

1.4.14: 4 things to do to your car when it’s super cold (MPR News)–Dunwoody instructor Steve Reinarts offered some tips for taking care of your car when it’s cold out

 11.1.13: Local group tries to revitalize the sewing trade (MPR News)–11-minute interview about The Makers Coalition and Dunwoody’s Sewing & Production Specialist program

10.30.13: Mpls.’ First E15, E30 Gas Station Now Open (WCCO News)–Automotive Instructor Stephan Reinarts talks about engines and high ethanol fuels

9.29.13: A Wave of Sewing Jobs as Orders Pile Up at U.S. Factories (New York Times)–Features the College’s partnership with the Makers Coalition

9.17.2013: Internships prove helpful in finding great new hires (Luther News)–Dunwoody student Trevor Multhaup is featured in the Luther Collision & Glass News article