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2015 President’s Scholarship Recipients

051415spc0024 for web.jpgThe 2015 President’s Scholarship recipients are Ian Johnson, Quynh Nguyen and Nathan Vasquez (pictured left to right). Established by President Dastmozd in 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. Recipients also demonstrate strong leadership qualities, involvement in extracurricular activities, and resilience to overcome hardships. The 2015 recipients graduated with High Distinction as members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and all will attend the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering in fall.

Saint Paul College Honors 2015 Wall of Fame Recipients

Mayor Coleman and Curt Southward.jpgOn April 16, 2015, nearly 200 friends and supporters of Saint Paul College gathered to celebrate the 2015 Wall of Fame Recognition event, honoring an alumnus and a community partner who have each made outstanding contributions to the success of the College. The award recipients were Mayor Chris Coleman, Community Partner of the Year, and Curt Southward, ’74, Alumnus of the Year. Guests enjoyed appetizers prepared by second semester culinary arts students and Chef Marcy Alfonsi.

As an owner and vice-president of Hunt Electric Corporation in Saint Paul, Southward has supported the College as a volunteer, charitable donor and employer of our students. Mayor Chris Coleman has been an enthusiastic advocate of Saint Paul College, actively promoting collaborations between the City of Saint Paul, the College, Saint Paul Public Schools and numerous community organizations.

The 2016 Wall of Fame Recognition Event will be held on Thursday April 21, 2016. For nominations and sponsorship information, contact Kate Heider at 651.846.1469 or

View highlights of the 2015 Saint Paul College Wall of Fame event

Announcing Friends of Saint Paul College 5th Annual Scholarship Gala

The 5th Annual Scholarship Gala will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015, at 6:00pm. With spectacular views of the Saint Paul evening skyline, attendees can look forward to a choir concert, a short theatre performance, and viewing student art. Delicious cuisine masterpieces will again be prepared by Saint Paul College Culinary Arts students. Local business partners, faculty, and students are already planning items for the silent auction. All proceeds will benefit low-income students, making college accessible to many, and providing them the opportunity to overcome educational and financial barriers.

The annual Scholarship Gala is growing in successes every year. The 2014 Gala raised $60,000 toward student scholarships through ticket purchases and proceeds from the silent auction. Our goal for 2015 is to raise $85,000, and we believe we can achieve it with your support. For auction item donations, ticket purchases or sponsorship information, please contact Kate Heider at 651.846.1327 or Come support our students and be part of a memorable evening!

View highlights of the 2014 Friends of Saint Paul College Gala

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