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Transformations underway at Minneapolis College

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April 17, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS (04/16/18) - Minneapolis Community and Technical College will host several events on May 3 to showcase its students’ talents as well as some of the significant transformations that are underway on campus.

Brand Launch Showcase
The College will reveal its new branding identity at a Brand Launch Showcase at 4:30 pm in the Library Foyer in Wheelock Whitney Hall, 1501 Hennepin Avenue. “The new brand strategy will help elevate the College’s unique distinctions and value to the community, with its identifiable location and its clear mission to deliver high-quality education,” said President Sharon Pierce. “It signifies the exciting time of change that is underway with our organizational achievements and the many transformational student experiences that are so evident across our campus.”

S.O.D.A.* POP! Event Features Student Stories & Accomplishments
The Minneapolis College Foundation is hosting the *School of Design and the Arts (S.O.D.A.) annual showcase event featuring the works, accomplishments and stories of its students graduating in graphic design, photography and digital imaging, sound arts, visual arts, and fashion technologies. This ticketed event will be from 5:30 until 6:45 pm at the Whitney Fine Arts Center, 1424 Yale Place, and includes hearty hors d’oeuvres. Ticket holders will enjoy VIP seating for the Fashion Show “Thirteen”, rivaling Bryant Park’s catwalk, at 7 pm in the Plaza of the Technology Building, 1415 Hennepin Avenue. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit This fundraising event is hosted by the College’s Foundation to support student scholarships. General admission seating for the Fashion Show is available at no charge. “This College is the best kept secret on Hennepin Avenue,” said Foundation Executive Director, Penny Schumacher. “Students achieve their academic dreams here due to competitive tuition costs and the variety and quality of academic programs, such as those  offered by S.O.D.A. We prepare our graduates to play a major role in filling vital positions in the workforce across the Twin Cities and beyond.”

Minneapolis Community and Technical College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system and offers students more than 150 liberal arts, career and technical programs designed to prepare them for good jobs in high-demand professions or to transfer to a four‐year college or university. Located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis, more than 11,000 students enroll annually in credit and non-credit programs. The College’s Foundation provides scholarships and emergency assistance awards to highly motivated, low-income students. Without this support, most of these students would be unable to pursue their academic dreams. For additional information, please visit
Deanna Sheely, Chief Communications Officer
(612) 659-6537