Profile - Donny LaQue
Question and Answer
What is the best aspect of Anoka-Ramsey?
Anoka-Ramsey has many great opportunities to explore your interests. When I enrolled, for example, two of my big interests were writing and theatre. I was able to take a wide range of writing classes, join the Creative Writing Club and take part in editing the school's literary journal The Rapids Review. In theatre, I took several classes and acted in the school's production of The Miser. In each experience, I meet like-minded students, and knowledgeable, personable instructors who I now call friends.
Name one thing people should know about Anoka-Ramsey.
The cost is low, the classes are educational and there are many opportunities to expand your interests.
What is something people should know about the Creative Writing program?
My expectations about a writing program at a two-year institution were far exceeded. Anoka-Ramsey provided a great foundation for my future pursuits in writing, and I feel very grateful.
Fast Fact #1
Donny's dream job ("without a doubt") is to be a fiction novelist.
Fast Fact #2
Donny was awarded Anoka-Ramsey scholarships for three terms.
Fast Fact #3
Danny received an Anoka-Ramsey Outstanding Achievement in Creative Writing award.
Meet Our Students and Alumni
Meet Joshua ChaseJoshua ChaseArts & CommunicationCreative Writing
"The teachers are, hands down, the best part of Anoka-Ramsey. I’ve always read a lot, but while at Anoka-Ramsey, I had teachers who gave me entirely new perspectives on the writers and works I was already interested in. I always knew I liked certain authors, but couldn’t really put my finger on why. After my time at Anoka-Ramsey, I had a much better understanding.
I spent a lot of time in the advising office. Having transferred many of my credits from a community college in Nevada, I wasn’t really sure how to proceed in a new state with different graduation requirements."
Meet Jamie HaddoxJamie HaddoxArts & CommunicationAA Creative Writing Emphasis
"Having taken creative writing classes at Anoka- Ramsey, I can honestly say that talent alone isn’t enough, no matter how talented. There’s so much I didn’t know. I’ve also learned that part of writing is having a network. You’ll never meet half the people you should without going to school."
Meet Javier AbricaJavier AbricaMnTCAssociate in Arts
"When I walked through the doors here, I knew this was the place to get started. I’ve enjoyed it here ever since. Being Hispanic I appreciate the diversity at Anoka-Ramsey. I have met people from all over the world. It’s fun to have them share their cultures with me, and to see they have the same interests as I do."