Profile - Kristen Kennedy
North Branch, MN
Question and Answer
Why did you choose Anoka-Ramsey?
I have five children and wanted to be available to them while pursuing my degree. Anoka Ramsey offered small class sized and easy access to instructors.
What is one of the best aspects of Anoka-Ramsey?
The easy access to all aspects of pursuing my education: knowing that if I have a question or need help, resources and counseling were accessible; opportunities to participate in clubs and senate for every student; and academic helpers and a well-staffed and friendly pool of tutors. Most important to me was the access and ability to communicate with my instructors when I needed extra help or had a scheduling conflict.
Name one thing you want a prospective student to know about Anoka-Ramsey.
Each instructor cares about who you are and where you would like to go and they will help you achieve your dreams.
Fast Fact #1
Kirsten began serving as mayor of North Branch, MN in January 2015.
Fast Fact #2
Kirsten dream job is to be a Director of the International Watch Group for Human Rights.
Fact Fact #3
Kirsten's motto while at Anoka-Ramsey: "If I can do this, anyone can! Playing small does not serve the world; so I won’t."
Meet Our Students and Alumni
Meet Kirsten KennedyKirsten KennedyMnTCAssociate in Arts
"It was so reassuring to know that if I have a question or need help, resources and counseling were always accessible. There were opportunities to participate in clubs and senate for every student. Most important to me was the access and ability to communicate with my instructors when I needed extra help or had a scheduling conflict."
Meet Shannon GlennShannon GlennMnTCAA/Psychology
“Education shapes the future. It is important for everyone to get an education so we have an educated workforce.”
Meet Nick FerraroNick FerraroMnTCAssociate in Arts
“I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do with my life until I started taking Journalism classes at Anoka-Ramsey and writing for the school paper. The school’s slogan at the time was, “Anoka-Ramsey: It’s a Great Place to Start.” I still truly believe that.
I excelled in the Journalism and English classes and that gave me the confidence to stay in school and on the right path.
Without the start I received Anoka-Ramsey, I probably would not have finished college. And, with the job market the way it is, a college degree is more important than ever."