Anoka-Ramsey is Challenged with the Loss of Key Players

The Golden Rams Earn Two Home Victories Against Southern Division Opponents

Anoka-Ramsey Women's Basketball Season Ends at State

The spring baseball season of 2008 will long be remembered as how we dealt with the weather - not too well!

New Coach for New Women's Soccer Program at Anoka-Ramsey Community College is Fired Up

The Golden Rams Split Matches in Illinois

Rams Split Weekend Games

Rams Defeat St. John's JV

Number of Season Bests in Victory over St. Thomas JV

Men’s Basketball falls to Madison Tech

Golden Rams Rally, Split Weekend Games

Cold Shooting Dooms Golden Rams

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is Committed to Local Sports Community

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Foundations Receive $100,000 Bremer Grant to Increase Effectiveness

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Foundation Fund Balance Hits $1,000,000

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College's Scholardazzle Fundraiser is a Winter Serenade

Annual Scholardazzle Fundraiser Offers Celebrity Auctioneers and Great Auction Items

Free Financial Aid Facts at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Super Saturday, February 9

Announcement: Comments Welcome on College's Nursing Program

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Announces Cast for “Man of La Mancha” Musical

Annual Candlelight Ski Encourages Winter Fun, Community-College Connection

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes Notable New Deans

College’s Scholardazzle Student Scholarship Fundraiser Unprecedented Success

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Students Enter Political Process

"Man of La Mancha" Hits Anoka-Ramsey Community College Stage Feb. 8 - 16

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Announces Student Leadership Awards

Collaborative Conference Highlights Expanding Holistic Health Field

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Scholardazzle Reaches New Heights Helping Students

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Student Artwork at Blaine City Hall in Juried Exhibit

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Visiting Writer Program Welcomes Penumbra Director

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Faculty Photography in Major Walker Exhibit

Winners of Anoka-Ramsey Community College Student Juried Art Exhibit Announced

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes New Civic Learning Coordinator

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Free Concert Celebrates Women’s History Month

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Opens Great River Art Gallery

Championship Golf Added to Anoka-Ramsey Community College-Sports Center Partnership

Special Ed Degree Information Session at Anoka-Ramsey Community College March 4

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes New Director TRIO-Upward Bound, Aspire

College/Area Businesses Collaborate to Simulate Interviews for High School Students

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Announces Cast for "Fools"

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Announces Cast for “Brighton Beach Memoirs”

Two Anoka-Ramsey Community College Programs Relocate to Professional Building

Stavem Family Establishes Endowed Scholarship at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Classic Comedy Takes Stage at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Two Anoka-Ramsey Community College Students Named to All-Minnesota Academic Team

Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Tapemark Receive $358,000 MJSP Grant

Public Invited to Presentation By Award-Winning Storyteller April 1

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Faculty Edits Anthology about Mothers

Local Art Crawl Features Professional, Student Art

Public Invited to Third Annual Anoka-Ramsey Community College Student Fine Art Exhibit

Minnesota Secretary of State Visits Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus Open House April 15

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Campus Open House April 17

Brighton Beach Memoirs Play at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Veterans Upward Bound Welcomes Director

World Premiere, Unprecedented Number of Musicians Perform at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Concert May 8

Legislators Back Growing Anoka-Ramsey Community College with $5.5 Million in Bonding Funds

Scholarships Light Way for Donors/Recipients at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Moves Printed Course Schedule Online

International Artist at Anoka-Ramsey Community College April 30

Marrow, Blood Cell Donation Topic of Anoka-Ramsey Community College Science Night May 1

Public Invited to May 2 Choir Concert

Anoka Kiwanis Continues Contributions, Support to Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Welcomes New Regional Coordinator for Veterans Programs

Explore Great Writing During Book Reading and Discussion May 7

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Hosts Picnic to Honor Veterans May 8

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Students Need Help Planting Community, Global Connection

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Ceramics Raffle to Support Student Art Scholarships

Special Ed Bachelor's Degree Information Session at Anoka-Ramsey Community College May 6th

Minnesota College Students Choose Anoka-Ramsey President, Student as Outstanding Leaders

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Hosts Vets Upward Bound Information Nights

Anoka-Ramsey Faculty Recognized Nationally for Service to Womens' College Athletics

Activities Galore on Both Campuses

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Students Honored as Outstanding

Minnesota College Students Choose Anoka-Ramsey President, Student as Outstanding Leaders

April 28, 2008
The two-year college students of Minnesota made it clear that Anoka-Ramsey Community College has outstanding leadership when the Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) announced winners of its 2008 leadership awards, April 18. This organization represents the interests of more than 100,000 students at the 46 public two-year community and technical colleges statewide.

Bora Kuyomba (left), President Johns, Crystal Holzer

Anoka-Ramsey Community College student, Bora Kuyomba (left), celebrated the Minnesota State College Student Association leadership awards with President Johns who was named President of the Year and Crystal Holzer who was named Student of the Year.

Dr. Patrick M. Johns named College President of the Year
According to a representative from MSCSA, Dr. Patrick M. Johns was chosen as College President of the Year for his continued commitment to students by working to maintain the lowest tuition and fees among Minnesota colleges and universities for several years. Johns' dedication to and presence on the college's campuses in Cambridge and Coon Rapids, along with his tireless effort to increase student scholarships, were noted as reasons that students chose him for this award.

"Our goal is to be within the financial reach of those we serve," explains Johns. "Many families believe a college degree is beyond their financial reach. Our job is to provide a quality education which means excellent teachers, an exceptional learning environment, degrees and fields of study needed by our students, community and state, however all of this must be affordable. There is no benefit to the community or state if our constituents cannot afford to attend our college."

In his acceptance speech, Johns credits outstanding students like Crystal Holzer with inspiring him to work hard each day to provide an affordable college education.

Crystal Holzer named Student Leader of the Year
Crystal Holzer, a Coon Rapids Campus sophomore, was chosen as Student Leader of the Year for her strong involvement with MSCSA's platform committee that works on legislative and policy agendas for the organization. Her work as a reporter for "Student View," the MSCSA quarterly newspaper; editor of the "Salmagundi," the college's student newspaper; and involvement in the College Foundation, Student Senate and Phi Theta Kappa were additional activities that revealed Holzer's leadership abilities.

"I'm able to stay so motivated outside of the classroom because a lot of student activities make real changes that actually effect students," says Holzer. "I became involved with MSCSA because they have been able to make real changes when it comes to student issues, and they have great leadership training open to all students in the two-year system."

Holzer also received Anoka-Ramsey's 2007 Student Leadership Award, the 2007 Outstanding English and Journalism Student Award, and was named to the 2008 All-Minnesota Academic Team. She will graduate from the college this spring and plans to transfer to St. Cloud State University to major in Journalism and Creative Writing.

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About the Minnesota State College Student Association
The Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) is an association of the Minnesota public two-year college students, which works to ensure accessible, quality, and affordable public higher education while providing students with representation, leadership development, and communication across the state. Any two-year college student is invited to be active in the Minnesota State College Student Association.