Anoka-Ramsey Community College Students Cast in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Local Businesses Donate Raffle, Auction Items for College Scholarships

New Ask Us Chat Service Offers Students Real-Time, Online Advice from Anoka-Ramsey Community College Counselors, Advisors

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Coon Rapids VFW Donates Flag to Anoka-Ramsey Community College Veterans’ Center

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Anoka-Ramsey Community College Alumni and Business Departments Offer Networking Series to Encourage Business-ease

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Women’s Basketball Team Ranked First in Division

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Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) Office of Diversity and Multiculturalism Launches Speaker Series

Charlie Brown, Peanuts Gang Take Stage at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

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Alumni-Student Business Luncheon Series Introduces Business Students to Real World

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Annual Candlelight Ski Warms Night with Community-College Connection

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Golden Rams Win State Championship, Shoot for Nationals in New York

Alumni-Student Business Luncheon Series Welcomes SimonDelivers Inc. President, COO

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Best-Selling Author Visits Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Representative Jim Ramstad to be Recognized at National Trio Day Celebration

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Three Colleges Honor Congressman Jim Ramstad for Proven Commitment to Higher Education

Controlled Burn at Coon Rapids Campus Native Prairie Site

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Free Easy Listening Concert at Cambridge Campus, April 25

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College Art Sale Provides Gifts, Student Support

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Anoka-Ramsey Community College Student Receives Honor Society’s Most Coveted Award

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College Art Sale Draws Hundreds

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Three Colleges Honor Congressman Jim Ramstad for Proven Commitment to Higher Education

April 06, 2007

TRIO programs turn roadblocks into opportunities for students at Anoka-Ramsey, North Hennepin and Normandale Community Colleges.

"It's clear that Congressman Ramstad is in touch with the people he represents. He is accessible and responsive."-- Ann Wynia, President of North Hennepin Community College

Congressman Jim Ramstad (third from left) was honored by college students and employees Congressman Jim Ramstad (third from left) was honored by college students and employees for his commitment to higher education.

Nearly 100 students, college faculty and staff honored Congressman Jim Ramstad's continued support of higher education during the National TRIO Day celebration at North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) on April 2. Ramstad recently signed a letter of support to increase funding by $1 million for TRIO programs. TRIO programs are designed to assist low-income, first-generation college students, and those with disabilities enter college and graduate successfully.

"Thank you for investing in me Mr. Ramstad," says Margaret 'Peggy' Larkin, NHCC graduate and current student at Augsburg College. "Because of TRIO I was able to make a change in my life by attending college and escaping an abusive relationship. Today I am a paralegal for Carver County and I can support myself. It's been a tremendous experience."

Larkin was one of several students who shared their positive life-changing experiences due to access to higher education through TRIO. Congressman Ramstad was moved to tears by students' comments but spoke about the need to do more.

"Let's face it, higher education is too far out of reach for too many students," explains Ramstad. "A highly educated workforce is a key ingredient to our future success. I am proud to carry your banner to the United States Congress. Rest assured, you have my 100 percent support."

TRIO History
Federally-funded TRIO programs began in 1964 in an effort to create equal access to higher education for all Americans. Today there are seven TRIO programs and nationally, more than 2,700 TRIO projects serve nearly 866,000 low-income Americans.

For information on college admissions and participation in a TRIO program contact:

  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College: 763-433-1170
  • North Hennepin Community College: 763-424-0937
  • Normandale Community College: 952-487-8200

Anoka-Ramsey Community College, with campuses in Cambridge and Coon Rapids, has been a leading provider of higher education and training in East Central Minnesota since 1978 and the north suburban area of Minneapolis/St. Paul since 1965. Annually, the college serves more than 9,700 learners of all ages as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor's degree, or certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers. ARCC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

About North Hennepin Community College
North Hennepin Community College, located in Brooklyn Park, has been a leading provider of higher education in the northwest metropolitan area of the Twin Cities since 1966. The college offers associate degrees in liberal arts and career programs to prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions or enter immediately into rewarding careers. NHCC currently serves more than 13,000 students with credit and non-credit offerings and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.