Northland to host 2019 State of the College

President Dennis Bona to address community partners in his fifth State of the College

October 9, 2019 – Northland Community & Technical College will be hosting the 2019 State of the College luncheon on Thursday, October 17, 2019. President Bona will deliver his address titled We Are Go! at 11:30 a.m. on Northland's East Grand Forks campus.

In his presentation, President Bona will share the direction of the college with its new branding strategies. He will also chronicle the vast impact Northland has on the communities in which it serves, including community service, workforce development, and economic significance. Conversely, President Bona will share how the communities have an impact on Northland by providing quality students and workforce partnerships. In addition, Northland students participating in the Service Learning program will share the stories of their community service experience and how it has impacted their lives and education at Northland.

The luncheon, co-hosted by The Chamber of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, costs $20 per person or $160 for a reserved table of eight. Reservations are required.

Event sponsors include Alerus, Altru Health System, Bremer Bank, Galstad, Jensen & McCann, P.C., Grand Forks Region EDC, Lithia Auto Stores, Sanford Health, University of North Dakota, Valley Memorial Homes, Widseth, Smith & Nolting, and Xcel Energy.

To reserve your seat, please contact The Chamber at 772-7271 or Kimberly Strom at

Northland Community and Technical College (Northland) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and East Grand Forks, Minnesota. Northland also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and a satellite site in Roseau, Minnesota. Northland offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year degrees (A.A.S., A.S., A.A.) in more than 80 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. Northland is a member of Minnesota State, the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit or call 1.800.959.6282.

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