About Us

The Community College Foundation is part of the Lake Region State College Advancement area. Here, College Relations, Foundation, Alumni Relations, Marketing, Communications , and grants are housed as an integrated team focused on the growth of LRSC, its student and the surrounding community. The mission of the Community College Foundation is to provide Keys to Opportunities for students at Lake Region State College, through fundraising initiatives to support scholarships and other priority needs at LRSC, and through advocacy efforts to strengthen instruction, encourage enrollment, and access resources needed to effectively serve students and the community.

Students matter at Lake Region State College. LRSC promotes learning and growing both on campus and in the Devils Lake community. Our faculty and staff help students down the path of success in college and life.  We show support for our students’ continued success as they prepare for lifelong careers.  We motivate them to pursue excellence by raising dollars for scholarships and program support. Last year the CCF provided scholarships to over 400 students and support to fifteen excellent and innovative programs at LRSC.  That’s why we say at Lake Region State College, We Change Lives.

The Community College Foundation – a designated 501(c)3 charitable organization – remains dedicated to advancing LRSC. The board of directors is committed to good stewardship of donor gifts. Gifts to the Community College Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by law. For more information please get in touch with the CCF office at lrsc.foundation@lrsc.edu or call 701-662-1520.

Meet our team!

Erin Wood, Vice President of Advancement
Erin Wood serves as the Vice President for Advancement at LRSC. She has worked with LRSC and its foundation for 24 years with a focus on College Relations, Marketing, Government Relations, and Donor Relations. Erin earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of North Dakota and a master's degree in Strategic Leadership from the University of Mary. Lake Region State College holds a special place in her family. Her mother-in-law was a longtime instructor in the business and office education area and her husband, Steve, is an LRSC (then UND Lake  Region) graduate. Steve and Erin's two oldest children attended LRSC. Daughter Madison earned 39 credits through the dual credit program and summer courses and son Zachary graduated from LRSC's Precision Ag program in 2024. Their other two sons attend school in Devils Lake. She and her husband farm east of Devils Lake. 

Ashlee Collison, Office Manager
Originally from Sarles, ND, Ashlee took advantage of the Lake Region State Colleges Dual Credit Program and her dad is an alumnus of LRSC. Her family has been in Devils Lake for 10 years now, and they enjoy this community and everything it offers. Ashlee is currently finishing her bachelor's in Business through Mayville State University.

Alyson Beckman, Marketing Design Specialist
Alyson Beckman holds a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh and a dual master's degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship from Dickinson State University.

Kaylee Lang, Social Media and Marketing Specialist
Born and raised in Devils Lake, Kaylee recently graduated from LRSC with an associate's degree of applied science for the accounting and business administration program. She is currently attending Mayville State University to finish her bachelor's in business administration, accounting, and marketing. 

Natalie Miller, Administrative Assistant
Natalie is a native of Petersburg and a 1999 graduate of LRSC (then UND-Lake Region) where she earned her associate's degree in Legal Assistant. She was also a member of the Lady Royals basketball team during the 1997-1998 season. She earned her bachelor's in Legal Assistant program at Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2002. Her husband, Brian, is a Devils Lake native and a 1999 LRSC (UND-LR) Simulator Maintenance Technician program graduate. They moved back from the Twin Cities area in 2021 with their son, Anthony, and live in rural Devils Lake.

Jessica Hawkes, Foundation Assistant
Jessica is a New Rockford native and professional writer and editor. She graduated from NDSU with bachelor's degrees in Spanish and French, including studies at Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain. She is enrolled in the Global Cultures master program at King's College London and is the director of a nonprofit animal sanctuary operating out of her family farm.

Sam McKay, Foundation Assistant

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