Ridgewater Students Take Home Honors At National BPA Conference

Eight Ridgewater students competed at the May 5-8, 2011, National Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America in Washington D.C. Competitions focus on knowledge and practical application of skills needed in business careers.  Participants receiving awards in the national competition include: Brianna Johnson (Willmar) 2nd place, Fundamental Accounting 3rd place, Fundamental Spreadsheet Applications Finalist, Integrated…
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Ridgewater Students Excel At International DECA Conference

Students from the Marketing and Sales Management program at Ridgewater College took home awards from The International DECA Career Development Conference, held Apr. 12 – April 16th in Orlando, Florida.  Six students from Ridgewater College competed in four different competitive events. There were over 1400 DECA members competing in various events.  Students bringing home awards…
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Funding The Future Of Higher Education

State support for public higher education in Minnesota has declined precipitously over the last decade. As recently a 2000, state appropriations covered more than two-thirds of the cost of education. That support has eroded, and this year state aid is expected to provide only 43 percent of the total cost of attending college.

Ridgewater Volleyball Team Crowned National Champs

I’d like to share a couple of comments about Ridgewater’s student athletes,teams and coaches. It’s significant that the word ‘student’ comes before ‘athlete’—every coach at Ridgewater understands that athletic opportunities play second fiddle to success in academic pursuits.

The Importance Of A College Education

A recent report from the Lumina Foundation “A Stronger Nation through Higher Education” highlights a number of facts important to consider as we weigh whether precious state resources ought to be directed to support public higher education.