MSU to host INC and JCEMP graduation celebration
In a unique graduation celebration, Minot State University will honor 22 graduates in two programs in Aleshire Theater on July 28, 2-4 p.m. Three students are from the Intercultural Cohort Program, and 19 students are from the Job Corps Executive Management Program. A reception will immediately follow the event.
The JCEMP, a collaboration between Minot State and Job Corps Centers, is the only program of its kind in the country. The í10 graduating class is the programís ninth group of junior to mid-level Job Corps managers who aspire to be center directors; they come from Job Corps Centers across the country. A U.S. Department of Labor earmark sponsored by North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan funds the JCEMP.
"This is another excellent year. The students have formed a bond that will follow them throughout their entire Job Corps careers and their lives," said Lorraine Willoughby, director of JCEMP and professor of business information technology. "I have also enjoyed learning more about Job Corps from each one of them. It is a pleasure to have worked with each student."
In its third year, Minot Stateís on-campus version of the Master of Science in management program has both foreign and domestic graduates. The InC Program combines international and domestic students. Students complete a 12 or 24-month program of study, taking one or two eight-week courses at a time. Students are required to complete applied research projects in intercultural teams. This gives them an opportunity to learn more about each otherís culture and business practices.
"The International Cohort Program has been a wonderful opportunity for the American students to interact with our international students," said Gary Ross, chair of the Department of Business Administration and director of the InC Program. "Both groups have grown from the experience and learned about each otherís culture."
2010 JCEMP fellows in the Master of Science in management include:
- John Beal; Ogden, Utah, Weber Basin Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center.
- Janina Bosma; Grand Rapids, Mich., CHP International, Inc.
- Karen Guin; Shreveport, La., Shreveport Job Corps Center.
- Julie Harmia; Yakima, Wash., Fort Simcoe Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center.
- Delaine Laney Phoenix, Ariz., Phoenix Job Corps Center.
- Andrew MacPhail; Versailles, Conn., Hartford Job Corps Academy.
- Jaime Martinez; Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Ramey Job Corps Center.
- Stephanie Ralston; Cadiz, Ky., Insights Training Group, LLC.
- Malyn Smith; Roswell, N.M., Roswell Job Corps Center.
- Terry Stephens; Wilmington, N.C., Kittrell Job Corps Center/Del-Jen, Inc.
- Jeffrey Taylor; Belleville, Ill., St. Louis Job Corps Center.
- Antione Terrell ; Des Moines, Iowa, Odle Management Group, LLC.
- Carla Vigested; Minot, N.D., Burdick Job Corps Center.
2010 JCEMP fellows in the Master of Science in information systems include:
- Grant Earich; Nashport, Ohio, Colorado/Wyoming OA and CTS.
- James Freemont; Carville, La., Carville Job Corps Center.
- Karl Louhisdon; Maplewood, N.J., Edison Job Corps Academy.
- Margarita Lozano; El Paso, Texas, David L. Carrasco Job Corps Center.
- Benjamin Rodway; Louisville, Ky., Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center.
- Lanaya Trejo; Sacramento, Calif., Sacramento Job Corps Center.
Graduates of the Intercultural Cohort Program in the Master of Science in management include:
- Yuan Fang; Kaifeng City, Henan Province, China.
- Mark Pakula; Waterbury, Conn.
- Bingyu Wang; Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, China.