Every day, I get the pleasure of talking to others about the great people, programs, and opportunities that are part of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. With so many great things to talk about, it really is an exciting part of my position at the college.
In our first two decades of existence, people often spoke about how they believed in what we were attempting to accomplish at the college. That belief and support, along with a lot of hard work, has produced a long list of achievements for Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. We no longer need to believe that creating this college might have been the right thing to do because we have tangible evidence that it absolutely was the correct mountain to climb, and that it was well worth the effort.
Our tangible proof is the new Lester Jack Briggs Cultural Center on campus. It is also the enlarged and remodeled Ruth A. Myers Library/Ojibwe Archive. We have more proof in our new and enhanced academic programs, and in our five new intercollegiate athletic programs. We prove it through our outreach and community programs.
Perhaps the best proof is the more than 2,700 students who are enrolled in credit-based courses each year.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College was Minnesota's first tribal college. We are also the only combined tribal college and state community college in the United States. This blending makes us different from all other colleges, but it makes us a strong institution. Truly, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has a unique mission in providing education to the public and the communities we serve.
On behalf of our staff, faculty, and students, thank you for your interest in Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. We know we have a special institution, a unique college that provides memorable experiences.