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Ridgewater College

May 17, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Graduate Ryan Welle smiles amongst his peers before the 2019 Ridgewater College commencement ceremony Friday afternoon in Willmar. The Hutchinson campus graduation was Thursday.
Hats off for the Ridgewater grads
May 17, 2019 - 10:21pm
May 15, 2019
Carolyn Lange / Tribune 

Commercial driver’s license instructor Corky Rollins, right, reacts as Levi Schimschock, a senior at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Schools, makes a maneuver during a simulation of driving a semi. The sim lab was set up in the Willmar Senior High School parking lot as part of a new program to equip area students with skills to obtain a commercial driver's license.play button
Students get trucking: Schools, industry partner to train students to obtain CDL
May 15, 2019 - 6:03am
April 25, 2019
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
Donation to Ridgewater will help nursing students
April 25, 2019 - 9:21pm
April 3, 2019
Ridgewater names Magnuson to new VP post
April 3, 2019 - 4:49pm
February 25, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Ruth Schmitz wears a bracelet that reads “Epilepsy Warrior.” Purple is the official color for epilepsy awareness.
Ridgewater College student inspires state legislation on epilepsy
February 25, 2019 - 7:18pm
February 13, 2019
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

Ethan Schwinghammer as an eighth-grader participated in a ride-along with a police officer and knew right then that a career in law enforcement was for him. The 18-year-old is now a licensed peace officer with the Clara City Police Department.
Ride in squad car set 18-year-old on career path; Clara City police officer brings experience as community service officer
February 13, 2019 - 6:28am
January 27, 2019
Ridgewater expands Transfer Pathway program to include Law Enforcement
January 27, 2019 - 1:22pm
December 4, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

More than 50 dishes from around the world were available for students, faculty and staff to sample Tuesday during the Taste of Culture event at Ridgewater College.
Taste of Culture at Ridgewater College in Willmar
December 4, 2018 - 6:31pm
November 27, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune 

Moderator Ben McGinley of GTC Dramatic Dialogues speaks to Ridgewater College students and otehrs during the “You. Me. We.” interactive program Nov. 15 at the Willmar campus. The program featured scenarios performed by actors, followed by discussion, and encouraged audience members to examine their own feelings and actions when dealing with people who are different from themselves.
Program at Ridgewater discusses racism, sexism, LGBT issues
November 27, 2018 - 6:36am
November 15, 2018
Forum News Service file photo
Ridgewater ranked top public auto mechanics program
November 15, 2018 - 11:46am
November 14, 2018
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
Ridgewater brings $170 million to area's economy, study says
November 14, 2018 - 8:39pm
November 13, 2018
Briana Sanchez / Tribune file photo
Ridgewater to present programs on diversity Thursday in Willmar
November 13, 2018 - 7:05am
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Ridgewater College students Brooke Wharem, left, and Mackenzie Moist work together during their biology lab Oct. 4 in Willmar. They are among four  students benefiting this year from a scholarship program for those studying in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. Additional scholarships will be awarded in coming years.
Ridgewater participates in scholarship program benefiting STEM majors
October 13, 2018 - 6:44am
October 9, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Laura Morales, coordinator of the Adult Basic Education program in Willmar, speaks Thursday evening at the Willmar Public Library about the best way to answer questions when taking GED tests. Morales led a free informational session on obtaining a GED diploma and how Adult Basic Education can help.
GED diploma can expand earning potential
October 9, 2018 - 6:02am
August 30, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune
Ridgewater College students Paulina Gallegos, left, Luul Gaal, and Leticia Perez receive gift certificates for gasoline from Angela Boersma, the Student Activities and Wellness Coordinator, during the Welcome Day kick-off Thursday at the college campus in Willmar.
Welcoming Ridgewater students back
August 30, 2018 - 11:22pm