At the end of his freshman year, Jefferson Carson had some tough decisions to make if he wanted to remain a student. He’d come to St. Cloud State as an athlete but was later cut from his team. Without his role as an athlete, Carson felt disconnected from campus life. But all that was about to change.
One of the most notable senior capstone projects Mitch Bender’s environmental and technological studies students ever undertook was development of an eight-year plan for the SCSU Community Garden in its early years – a blueprint for its future and the groundwork for an irrigation system and other critical components.
A beautiful diversity of living things have been sown and harvested in the St. Cloud State University Community Garden – all because 17 years ago Tracy Ore planted her vision and her knees on a scrubby patch of campus land on Fifth Avenue.
Of all the ceremonies honoring her as Education Minnesota’s 2022 Teacher of the Year, none was as meaningful to Sarah Lancaster ’13, as the celebration in her small Central Minnesota hometown of Onamia – at the place she calls “my school”.
St. Cloud State University gives students in pre-professional programs more personal, targeted attention than at larger universities that traditionally attract greater numbers of students.
St. Cloud State University offers a number of resources to support teacher-scholars in making their teaching and research better and more inclusive.
Championing a St. Cloud State faculty of extraordinary teacher-scholars is a key pillar of the University’s It’s Time strategic framework for making St. Cloud State the region’s university of choice.
Last spring St. Cloud State University joined schools around the world transitioning to alternative ways of teaching students sheltering in place – rising to the challenge of embracing and humanizing technology and online education for learners coping with a world in chaos.
The educational journey of Carly Thomsen ’04 that started at St. Cloud State University has led her to becoming the University of California, Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) first doctorate of feminist studies recipient in June 2014.