Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, announces the following four individuals accepted staff positions:
Gregory Bergman of Little Falls was selected to be the state program administrator director in the CLC Small Business Development Center on the Brainerd campus. His start date is June 4.
Since 1997, Bergman has been a regional analyst for the Minnesota Department of Economic Security in Brainerd. From May of 1994 to December of 1997 he was director of economic development for the Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Little Falls.
Before that he was community/economic development specialist in Willmar and a small business management consultant under contract with St. Cloud State University to promote Small Business Development Center services and provide short-term business management consulting services in a four-county area.
Bergman succeeds Pam Thomsen, who resigned after 14 years as director.
Jennifer Imsande, Baxter, will teach history courses at CLC starting this fall. She has a master's degree in history (1997) and is a Ph.D candidate in the history department at the University of Iowa.. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in history summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 1995.
Imsande was a teaching assistant at the U of I from 1996 to 1998 and was a graduate instructor there during the 1999-2000 academic year, teaching "Gender, Party and Politics in Historical Perspective."
Paul Hofmann of Fort Ripley has been appointed instructor for the marine and small engine program on the Brainerd campus. He succeeds retiring Pat Abrahamson.
Hofmann is a 1996 graduate of the CLC program in which he will be teaching. He is also eligible to teach trade and tech math, electronics and welding, he said.
From 1995 to 1998, Hofmann was a mechanic at Brainerd Outdoor Sports. Then he did similar work at Marquardt's Small Engine Clinic, and last year joined Pierz Marine on Gull Lake. He has been a substitute instructor at CLC.
Shirley Lofquist of Deerwood will be a three-quarter time practical nursing instructor starting next fall. She has been a registered nurse since 1972 and brings experience in medical-surgical, emergency and educational staff development to the position.
Since 1976, Lofquist has been with the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, most recently as assistant director of outpatient/oncology services.
She has been an adjunct faculty member in the nursing program at CLC since 1991.
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