The Invitation Is Still Open

The Invitation Is Still Open

They wanted to make a direct impact on our community. Forty years later, it is evident they have and did so by inviting others to join them.

It was October 1981 when a group of local community leaders accepted NHCC President John Helling’s invitation to join the impactful work of higher education.  

Congratulations Trung and Abshir!

Congratulations Trung and Abshir!

As the world watched, North Hennepin Community College took action. The Racial and Social Justice Leadership scholarship was established and funded this summer, July 2020, as Minneapolis dealt with the pain of racism, injustice, and civil unrest.

The brainchild of NHCC leadership, staff, and donors alike the scholarship encourages students to be engaged in racial and social justice discourse but also identifies future student leaders that are taking the charge to meaningful societal change.

2019 Presidential Medallion Recipient

2019 Presidential Medallion Recipient

Pictured above is 2019 NHCC Presidential Medallion recipient Addie Finch Tessman with husband, Eldon Tessman (1996 NHCC Presidential Medallion recipient), and a few of her children and grandchildren.

The Presidential Medallion is awarded by the NHCC president to community members who have demonstrated extraordinary service and commitment to the success of the college and its students.

Scholarship Appreciation

Scholarship Appreciation

A compilation of students expressing gratitude for receiving their scholarships

Video footage and production by NHCC student Abbie Slotsky

Don Davis Law Enforcement Endowed Scholarship recipient Junehee Han

Don Davis Law Enforcement Endowed Scholarship recipient Junehee Han

Junehee Han, a recipient of this year's Don Davis Law Enforcement Endowed Scholarship personifies gratitude. He celebrates how the award he received is a sacred charge, and promise of making “the most” out of the opportunity afforded him. The campus gave $102,300 in scholarships this year and we are grateful to our donors for their commitment to helping students achieve new levels of success.

His gratitude was captured in a thank you note to his Donor, former Foundation Board member, and Brooklyn Park Police Chief, Don Davis.