Alumni Success Story: Filmmaker Lisa Dooley

“Lights, camera, action!” are three words 2005 Tech graduate, Lisa Dooley, never thought she’d be saying. Yet her film, “Ben is Dead,” which she directed and wrote, opened at the Carmel International Film Festival in 2017 and was recently screened locally at the St. Cloud Film Festival. It all began when Dooley was studying to be a … Read more






Alumni Success Story: Jerri Zhang

Probate Commissioner Jerri Zhang

For 2002 Apollo grad, Jerri Zhang, writing and reporting quickly turned into a passion for the law. Zhang attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for both her undergraduate and law degrees, earning a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 2006 and a Juris Doctor in 2009. It was during her work in journalism that a professor pulled her … Read more






Tech Savvy Kids? Remember Digital Safety

Student using an iPad.

By Ryan Cox and Carissa Hopkins-Hoel In today’s ever-changing world, students have access to resources for learning that were once only imagined in science fiction. Innovative tools and instruction are connecting students, allowing them to create and share their learning, and providing a never-ending list of resources for learning.   With such access, also comes a need … Read more






Alumni Success Story: Terin (Euerle) Sytsma

Terin (Euerle) Sytsma

For 2007 Tech graduate, Dr. Terin (Euerle) Sytsma, medical education is what it’s all about. And the Mayo Clinic couldn’t be a better place to teach and learn about it. Long before working at Mayo, Sytsma began career planning while in high school. In fact, it was during her college and career preparation at Tech … Read more






Staff Spotlight: Lacey Lokken, American Indian Program Coordinator

Lacey Lokken is a positive force to be reckoned with in St. Cloud Area School District. “The thing about Lacey is,” says Director of Equity Services, Sebastian Witherspoon, “she has this ability to make everyone around her feel good about themselves.” Lokken is the American Indian Program Coordinator for District 742 and works with American … Read more