President Emeritus Donovan Schwichtenberg receives alumni award from MSU-Mankato
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President Emeritus Donovan Schwichtenberg receives alumni award from MSU-Mankato

On April 20, 2012, Saint Paul College’s President Emeritus Donovan Schwichtenberg was honored by Minnesota State University, Mankato as the 2012 recipient of their Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. The award is presented to graduates who have achieved high rank or honor in their professions, have a widespread effect on their communities, and are recognized for their achievements over the course of their careers. Donovan Schwichtenberg, class of 1960, originally never planned to spend more than a year or two as a teacher, but was honored for his accomplishments of his remarkable 51-year career in the academic field. Dr. Schwichtenberg is also featured in an article, The Unplanned Path, in the Minnesota State University, Mankato Today magazine.
Dr. Schwichtenberg proudly served Saint Paul College as president from 1991 to 2011, beginning his presidency when the College was still St. Paul Technical College. During his twenty years of service, the College evolved into a comprehensive community college, with the College experiencing tremendous growth of 75% between 2002 to the present. In 2010, the College was ranked as the #1 community college in the nation by Washington Monthly.
Dr. Schwichtenberg also was honored by the Saint Paul College community and the College’s General Advisory committee members and the College’s current president, Dr. Rassoul Dastmozd, in a ceremony on Thursday, November 17, 2011, unveiling a new panel on the History Wall featuring Dr. Schwichtenberg’s accomplishments and leadership of the College.