Minnesota State Community and Technical College celebrates 10 years as a college this academic year. On July 1, 2003, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system created the college by joining Fergus Falls Community College and three campuses of Northwest Technical College — Detroit Lakes, Moorhead and Wadena. The primary goal of the merger was to create a comprehensive community college that provided technical education and coursework for those students interested in transferring to a four-year institution. The fifth largest college in the MnSCU system, M State served more than 9,200 students last year.
In honor of this milestone, an academic mark has been commissioned by President Peggy Kennedy. This mark was designed by former M State students. The symbol looks a bit like waves and a bit like an M. The symbolism of the wave represents the location of the college throughout central and northwestern Minnesota lake country and the dynamic nature of the community college curriculum. The M in the symbol represents the college’s moniker, M State.
Several events will be held this year to commemorate the anniversary, so please watch for additional information.