Wall of Fame 2014
On Thursday, April 17, 2014, nearly two hundred friends and supporters of Saint Paul College gathered to celebrate the 2014 Wall of Fame event, recognizing an alumnus and also a community partner who have made outstanding contributions to the success of the College. Mayor Chris Coleman was the keynote speaker. Nathaniel Khaliq, a community activist, business owner, former NAACP-Saint Paul Branch president, retired Saint Paul fire fighter and former Saint Paul City Council interim councilman received the Alumnus of the Year Award. The Community Partner of the Year Award was presented to the International Institute of Minnesota. Jane Graupman, Executive Director, accepted the award on behalf of the Institute. The International Institute of Minnesota and Saint Paul College have successfully collaborated on programs that celebrate our shared values. The mission of the International Institute is to help New Americans achieve self-sufficiency and full membership in American life.
View highlights of the 2014 Saint Paul College Wall of Fame video
The 3rd Annual Scholarship Gala was held on December 6, 2013, and featured a very successful silent auction, raising just under $33,000 for scholarships at Saint Paul College. A delicious classical buffet dinner was prepared by Culinary Arts students. Guests had the opportunity to meet Saint Paul College student representatives from Student Senate, Beta Xi Alpha chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and SkillsUSA. Lorraine Stevenson, Chair 2013 Scholarship Gala Committee, member of the Friends of Saint Paul College Advisory board and active member of the Alumni Association, welcomed the guests to the Scholarship Gala program. As part of the program, Christine Ver Ploeg, a scholarship donor, spoke about “Why Saint Paul College?” which resonated with everyone in attendance. For a student’s perspective, scholarship recipient Marco Rodiles spoke about how scholarships can make such a difference in students’ lives. Marco received a standing ovation as he conveyed his experiences as a student, and as the son of a very hard-working father, an immigrant from Mexico, who encouraged his son to go to college.
View highlights of the 3rd Annual Scholarship Gala
Save the Date! December 5, 2014, the Fourth Annual Scholarship Gala.
2014 President’s Scholarship Recipients
Established by President Dastmozd in April 2013, the President’s Scholarship is awarded each year to Saint Paul College students who have achieved academic excellence, are graduating with an Associate Degree, and transferring to a 4-year college or university. Additional required criteria to be met by the students includes displaying leadership capabilities, being involved in extracurricular activities, and having to overcome hardship. The 2014 President’s Scholarship recipients are Leena Jamaleddin and Marco Rodiles. Leena graduated with High Distinction with an Associate in Arts degree and also received the 2014 Outstanding Student Award for Science from the STEM division. Her future plans include getting her bachelor’s degree with a major in biology/premed and then going on to medical school. Marco graduated with High Distinction with an Associate in Arts degree. His future plans include getting his bachelor’s degree with a major in finance and accounting, and from there going to law school.