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Lake Region State College:

Celebrating 75 years

Lake Region State College Historical Highlights


Devils Lake Junior College and Business School

established with

thirty-eight registered students. College located in Pershing Building,

the original high school building constructed in 1915.


—First class graduates, Katherine Geneieve Kearney and Mar-

garet Lovelle Woll.


—Sixty-three full-time students almost equally divided

between business and liberal arts. Additional forty-two students in

aviation program, and sixteen students attend night classes. Sixteen

students from St. Mary’s Hospital nurse training program take aca-

demic courses.


—Community College Foundation established to support de-

velopment of the college. State aid to two-year colleges approved at 200

dollars per full-time student.


—Seventy acres of state-owned land acquired to build a new

campus. College now known as

Lake Region Junior College



—Move to new campus after having held classes in various

locations, including Masonic Temple, Mercy Hospital, vacated Weather

Bureau Building, and American Legion dining room. New campus in-

cludes classrooms and offices, auditorium, gymnasium, student union

with cafeteria, library, and two residence halls. Enrollment now stands

at 305 full-time students.


—Period of growth and development: 1968/69-Erlandson

Building, additional classroom wing, student union expansion, and

residence hall additions; 1973-Gilliland Hall; and 1978-expansion of

Erlandson Building. State aid increases substantially.


—College re-christened

Lake Region Community College

. In-

structional operations begin on Grand Forks Air Force Base.


—July 1: Governance of college assumed by North Dakota State

Board of Higher Education.


—Administrative supervision of college transferred to North

Dakota State School of Science.


—Administrative supervision of college transferred to Univer-

sity of North Dakota, and college’s name changed to

UND-Lake Region



—College celebrates fiftieth anniversary.


—Paul Hoghaug Library renovation completed, and Chau-

tauqua Gallery dedicated.


—College granted independent status within North Dakota Uni-

versiry System and officially becomes

Lake Region State College



—Grand opening of refurbished Robert Fawcett Auditorium.


—Grand opening of Leevers Welcome Center.


—Renovation of Theater Playhouse addition completed.


—College receives ten-year re-accreditation from North Central

Association of Colleges and Schools.


—The North Dakota Legislature appropriated funds for con-

struction of new technical center. The project added 24,000 new square

feet of educational space and renovated current space .


—Grand opening of new Bergstrom Technical Center. Student

headcount stands at 1,918. Cumulative contributions to Community

College Foundation total more than $8 million.

Lake Region State College

Celebrating 75 years of

education and community

Sponsored by

The Community College Foundation

Celebration Committee

Sarah Burdick

Dr. Doug Darling

Alliston Dybing Driessen

Carla Freschette

Laurel Goulding

Brigitte Greywater

Dianne Gunderson

Jill Hanson

Jessica Hjelden

Doreen Hoffman

Dan Johnson

Bobbi Lunday

Frank Mack

Danny Mertens

Doug Mohr

Elonda Nord

Chad Peterson

Christy Remmick

Preston Sundeen

Brenda Swenseth

Myrna Unger

Jeff Wahl

Andy Wakeford

Erin Wood

Dana Zinke



Anniversary History Book

Milestones from the college’s

last twenty-five years



Dianne Gunderson


Dr. Doug Darling

Dr. Sharon L. Etemad

Carla Freschette

Laurel Goulding

Brigitte Greywater

Kristi Kienast Hernandez

Dan Johnson

Corry Kenner

Bobbi Lunday

Elonda Nord

Cathleen Ruch

Toofawn Simhai

Julie Traynor

Andy Wakeford

Erin Wood


Jessica Hjelden

Andy Wakeford

Sarah Smith Warren

Erin Wood