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Oct 08th


Fanice Thomas selected Metropolitan State University outstanding student

Fanice Thomas selected Metropolitan State University outstanding studentA Columbia Heights resident and Kenya native, whose research addressed how Western media have contributed to negative body image for Kenyans, has been selected a Metropolitan State University outstanding student. Fanice Thomas was chosen spring semester outstanding undergraduate student in the university's College of Health, Community and Professional Studies. She was one of 986 bachelor's, master's and doctorate students receiving degrees at Metropolitan State's 96th commencement exercises on May 4 in Saint Paul.

Cunningham, Boese named to foundation board

Cunningham, Boese named to foundation boardMetropolitan State University has named two new members to the Metropolitan State Foundation Board of Trustees.

Armstrong, Cooper High School students visit Spain

Armstrong, Cooper High School students visit SpainNineteen Armstrong Spanish students and one Cooper Spanish student traveled to Spain March 26 to April 6 along with Spanish teachers Mark Mertens and Lisa Norrbohm Jones. In addition to Madrid, students visited Segovia, Toledo, Sevilla, Granada and Malaga.

UNCF's Masked Ball supports education

UNCF's Masked Ball supports educationThe Twin Cities area office of the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) joined more than 400 civic and business leaders in support of education at the 3rd Annual UNCF Masked Ball at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on May 9. The annual black-tie event raised funds that provide metro-area students with the support and financial aid they need to attend and graduate college.

Spotlight Schools share $1 million grant

Spotlight Schools share $1 million grant"We can't believe it," and "This good news made my day," are some of the reactions by school administrators' to news their school – after a rigorous selection process – will receive grant monies totaling $1 million.

Bethune mural depicts fun, successful kids

Bethune mural depicts fun, successful kidsBethune Community School in Minneapolis is getting an exciting new mural thanks to the 1st and 2nd grade teachers, the art teacher, artist Greg Preslicka and Turnaround Arts Minnesota, who is helping to fund the project. Preslicka worked with the 1st and 2nd grade students at the school to generate ideas for what the mural might contain. The theme for the mural is "A Community of Fun & Successful Kids."

Support student success

Support student successAn editorial submitted on behalf of Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Growing up, Sheldon Fitwi never thought of himself as a leader.
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