Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton is proclaiming Sunday, September 23, 2018 as Normandale Community College Day.
The proclamation honors 50 years since the first day of classes at Normandale on September 23, 1968. Since that first day of classes, Normandale has provided a quality and accessible education to surrounding communities.
"Normandale is dedicated to the mission of ensuring our students the highest quality education possible," Normandale Community College President Joyce Ester. "Student Success is our primary focus, and we strive to create futures and change lives. We actively partner with community, industry, K-12 and university partners to enhance educational opportunities for our surrounding communities." Governor Dayton's Proclamation reads as follows:
Whereas, Normandale Community College is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of the first day classes on September 23, 1968; and
Whereas, For 50 years, Normandale has made student success its top priority. It continues to advance individuals' intellectual, career, and personal development by providing outstanding teaching and support; and
Whereas Normandale is a recognized leader in the state and region in academic excellence, student support, and community and workforce development. It is also the largest two-year college in the State of Minnesota; and
Whereas Normandale has consistently provided an affordable, quality and accessible education to the surrounding community for 50 years; and
Whereas Normandale is honoring its past and celebrating its future, as a college that has proudly served the State of Minnesota for the last 50 years. We are looking forward to finding new and innovative ways to continue to be valued by the community, state and region for the next 50 years.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MARK DAYTON, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby proclaim, Sunday, September 23, 2018 as:
NORMANDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DAY