Bergstrom Endowment supports Auto students

Each year, students enrolled in the Automotive Technology program at Lake Region State College receive support through program endowments like the Devils Lake Cars Program Endowment sponsored by the Bergstrom family. 

Donors Renard and Candace Bergstrom believe in the impact that can be made on student lives through equipment, scholarships, tools, and other needs. 

LRSC Automotive Technology faculty say the impact of such gifts makes a difference for students and the program of study.

“Students in the automotive technology program experience firsthand the power endowments have to change lives. Thanks to these gifts from Renard, Candace, their family, and Devils Lake Cars students are supported in multiple ways,” said LRSC Automotive Technology Professors Rick McAllister and Randy Olson.

In recent years, funds from this endowment purchased coats for graduating automotive technology graduates. This recognition highlights the family and company commitment to LRSC students.

Established in 1941, Lake Region State College is a comprehensive community college within the North Dakota University System. Lake Region State College offers the first two years of a bachelor’s degree (transfer) and career and technical education programs that lead to fast entry into the workforce. 

The purpose of the Community College Foundation of Devils Lake, ND is to assist in development and promotion of Lake Region State College;  to solicit scholarships for students at the college; to administer funds and property which may be given to it for such purposes; and to support the college in  fulfilling the education needs of the people it serves, in accordance with the college mission statement approved by the State Board of Higher Education.

Devils Lake Cars is comprised of Lake Chevrolet GMC, Lake Toyota, Devils Lake Ford, and Devils Lake Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM. Since 1923, Devils Lake Cars has been committed to providing solutions for the automotive needs of the Lake Region and beyond while focusing on providing a great place to work and outstanding guest service.

Back Row: Wayne Brandt (Lake Chevy GM), Dave Kvislen (Lake Chevy Service Manager), Rich Eback (Fixed Operations Manager), Brent Adrian (Devils Lake Ford Service Manager), Chris Devier (Lake Toyota General Manager), Jeremy Devier (Executive Vice President), Ben Bergstrom, Renard Bergstrom
Front Row: Colton Bondy, Collin Rude, Danielle Brown, Julius Mckay, Cody Zahn, Michael Haas, Jack Brossart, Jordan Boehm, Thomas Nelson