Community Report - Fiscal Year 2018

For BSC 2018 was a year of promise and innovative change. We saw incredible partnerships forged, new opportunities arise and students launched into four year programs and a job market in great need of their skills and talents. Our graduates have great promise, and that was the message our 2018 commencement speaker, Kat Perkins, conveyed. She encouraged them to be brave, fearless, and always themselves. Her words resonate for all of us at BSC as we face rapid changes in technology, education and the economy. Change is sometimes hard, but we are ready. Our committed faculty and dedicated staff are up for the challenges, as well as the opportunities, in front of us.

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042018GraduationandRetention.pngGraduation & Retention
BSC partners with Frontier Precision to equip surveying lab
Fall of 2018 BSC Engineering Technology students were the first to benefit a new partnership with a leading regional sales company of surveying technology and equipment. Frontier Precision, a sales company headquartered in Bismarck with offices in Minnesota, Colorado, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, and Hawaii, partnered with the BSC Engineering Technology program to equip their surveying lab each academic year with state-of-the-art technology and equipment at no cost to BSC.
Kat Perkins speaks to 2018 graduates
Well-known recording artist Kat Perkins was the guest speaker at BSC’s 78thCommencement ceremonies on May 11, 2018.
BSC Cybersecurity gets major boost
An educational collaboration with Palo Alto Networks along with generous donations from Great River Energy, Midco and National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC) to the Bismarck State College (BSC) Foundation, will allow BSC to grow the college’s Cybersecurity and Computer Networks Program and prepare more students to fill the predicted 1.8 million cybersecurity workforce gap.
Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, shared details about its educational initiatives at its annual Ignite user conference in Anaheim, Calif., in late May with BSC named as an education partner. Midco has donated $100,000, and both Great River Energy and NISC have donated $50,000 to BSC’s Cybersecurity and Computer Networks Program. These donations will help BSC provide the talent desperately needed in our nation’s hospitals, refineries, technology companies, power plants and more.