Every year, students in Ridgewater’s Professional Photography program put their best work up against classmates in a print competition.Â The student works are judged and critiqued by well-respected professional photographers from across the region.Â As you will see by the attached images, the judges’ decisions can’t be easy!Â These works illustrate the amazing talents of both our students and their instructors.
Pure Innocence by Amy Bast
"Day of the Dead" by Theresa Nabor
Dark Temptation by Sarah Howley
Last Call by Jared Lundstrom
Vintage Glow by Courtney Satrom
Jar of Hearts by Callie Johnson
Little Squirt by Rachel Vait
Super Tough by Pauline Krebs
Pretty as a Peacock by Laurie Middendorf
Tea Time in Wonderland by Katie Weiby
Taste the Flavor Enjoy the Moment by Bambi Bratsch
The judges for this year’s competition include: Dennis Nelson, Dave Johnson, David Grupa, Kirsten Holscher, Marti Carlson-Twite, Jenny Klassen, and Krish Kiefer.
Students from the Marketing and Sales Management program at Ridgewater College took home awards from The International DECA Career Development Conference, held Apr. 12 â€“ April 16th in Orlando, Florida.Â Six students from Ridgewater College competed in four different competitive events. There were over 1400 DECA members competing in various events.Â
Students bringing home awards include:Â
Cassandra Rix (Willmar) â€“ First Place in the â€œMarketing Managementâ€ event.Â Â Â
Justin Rademacher (Hutchinson), Myranda Hansen (Glencoe) & Megan Arndt (Hutchinson) â€“ top 10 national finalists in the â€œAdvertising Campaignâ€ team eventÂ
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, applying learning in the context of business, connecting to business and the community and promoting competition. Student members leverage their DECA experience to become academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leaders.
The Marketing and Sales Management program at Ridgewater College prepares students for mid-management or management careers in merchandising, retailing, retail sales, sales representation, advertising, wholesaling, customer service occupations and small business management. Marketing students have experiences directly related to the competitive business world. They learn about the global economy and discuss future trends affecting all aspects of business and industry. Students get a realistic view of buying, selling and management issues through classroom discussion, hands-on learning, and workplace internships.