Fond du Lac Students LeadingNov 15th, 1996 | By tcj | Category: 8-3: Ceremony, Tribal College News
Students at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) have taken the leadership role in activating people in the Cloquet area to show they care about the future of higher education in Minnesota and especially in their own area. Students Dean Beard and Neil Stecker hope to have a caravan of buses going to the State Capitol representing not just the college campus but also the whole community.
“Students can tell them about the concerns of their campus and about their own education at FDLTCC. They can let their legislators know they are concerned about issues like higher tuition and its effect not only on them but also on future college students,” Beard says. Beard is the president of the Fond du Lac Student Association; Stecker is the vice president and legislative coordinator.
Prior to the election in November, the student leaders informed other students about the importance of becoming involved in the political process. They hosted several area candidates, who addressed the students. The student body at FDLTCC ranges from age 16 to 80 and represents diverse economic and cultural backgrounds.