Business & Community

DCC volleyball finishes 1-3 in tournament

Miona Mijalkovic

The Dawson Community College women’s volleyball team continued their road struggles this past weekend as they finished 1-3 in the Western Wyoming College Tournament.

With the losses, DCC fell to 4-15 on the season. They lost to Snow College on Friday in their first match, with scores of 7-25, 24-26 and 19-25, head coach John Marble said.

"[Snow College] was big, our pre-match cheer was David," Marble posted on the Lady Buccaneers’ Facebook page.

DCC has Lowest Tuition in Montana

Students enjoy Homecoming bonfire.

Even with an increase in tuition, DCC is well under rates compared to other community colleges.

Finding an affordable college can be a challenge for students as tuitions rise during difficult economic times.

Even after a 5 percent increase in tuition, Dawson Community College remains the most affordable community college in the state.

For an in-district student, DCC charges $3,082 – nearly $600 less than Miles Community College and Flathead Valley Community College.

Campus Corps-Outside the Ordinary

Campus Corp on the move.

Last Tuesday, students from Dawson Community College did something outside of the ordinary scope of service. Josh Cantrell, Tyler Sennett, and Kyle Davis—all general volunteers—spent the afternoon moving furniture from the basement of Dawson County Domestic Violence center to Zion Lutheran Church, to be obtained, free of charge, by those who need it most.

CNA-Certified Nurse Assistant Training


Classes start September 26th.
Students can learn the skills needed to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) in classes offered by Dawson Community College and Glendive Medical Center September 26 through October 18, 2011.

Classes will be held at GMC and the Extended Care Facility from 5-9pm Monday-Thursday and 1:45-10pm Friday. Registered Nurse Donna Knuths teaches the course. Cost of the 4-credit, 80-hour course is $70.00, and enrollment is limited. The book is additional. Contact the DCC book store at 377-9457.

Montana Repertory Theater @ DCC Sept 23 6:30pm

“WRITING WILD: The Adventures of Jack London”

FREE family play in the DCC Auditorium

Montana Repertory Theater 2011 FALL TOUR

 “WRITING WILD: The Adventures of Jack London” 

Sophomore Desiree Schauman ranked #19 in the nation in Digs

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Sophomore Desiree Schauman, 5'5", out of Helena, MT, is ranked #19 in the nation in Digs per set. "Pretty cool stuff" said Women's Volleyball Coach John Marble.

Schauman plays the DS position for the Buccaneers in the back row only. She is a Defensive Specialist, both quick and a good passer.

Glendive Historic Bus Tour

Old bridge

The Glendive Historic Bus Tour begins September 10 at 1 pm on the south side of the Old Bell Street Bridge and continues to the corner by the Krug house, then down Kendrick and back up Meade. The bus will return to the bridge at 2:30pm. This is a FREE event sponsored by Dawson Community College. The tour will be given by Avis Anderson and Eileen Melby. There are 22 seats available. Call MaryAnn Vester to sign up. 377-9409.


Take Your Knowledge to the Next Level

Non-Trad View Day

October 11 from 6-8pm DCC and the Glendive Job Service will reach out into the community to help Non-Traditional students navigate the challenges of returning to or starting college for the first time. Take your knowledge to the next level. If you are over 22 years old and want to find out about degree pathways on-campus or online this evening is just for you. Discover financial aid resources, enrollment processes and student support services. Connect with our education professionals and alumni who have been there and will share their experiences.

Sudden Passing of Tom Speechley, Instructor


Tom Speechley, instructor of history, passed away August 8, 2011 while visiting his family in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Mr. Speechley had been with the college for seven years. He came to Dawson from Oregon and was anxious to teach history at the collegiate level. During his time with us, he was a favorite of many students.  His seemingly gruff exterior was coupled with a passion for his craft--he loved to teach. A battered, spiral notebook crammed with annotations, torn sheets, and stained pages accompanied him to every class.

Sidney Agriculture leadership program begins

Sidney Chamber

For the 14th straight year, the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture is offering a leadership program to help create leaders and better business individuals in the community.

“It helps a new business person to be informative about the community” Wade VanEvery, chamber executive director, said. “It provides a way for them to acquire information that can help their business and hopefully the community.”

He notes younger leaders are needed in the area to take over the reigns and some responsibilities. 

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