My most memorable moment as a DCTC student was… The first day of school at DCTC is clear as a bell in my mind. I woke up at 5 a.m. and headed off to class early. I remember sitting in Scott Gunderson's class like a bright-eyed child full of questions and uncertainty. Mr. Gunderson quickly gained my trust with his knowledge and honesty. As an instructor, Scott gave me the confidence that DCTC was the right school and I was learning the right material.
My family would describe me as… …a dedicated, driven, and honorable man. They would know that everything I aspire to achieve and my loving actions towards them are based on the desire to leave a profound legacy and honor my faith's tenants.
DCTC's greatest asset is… …the faculty and staff! The DCTC instructors, professors, and advisors are world-class. Scott Anderson and Matt Boudinot from Automotive Technology are field experts that care about their students' success. Margaret Milne and Denise Strenger prepared me to be a successful student at DCTC and Loyola University Chicago. Advisor Jeremy Clark made sure my school experience prepared me for the next stage in my educational and professional journey.
DCTC Alumni Advisory Board
DCTC’s greatest asset is … It’s a small-knit community all under one roof. Our students benefit from getting to know not just their classmates, but their faculty on a first-name basis.
My family would describe me as… Organized, fun, and very loyal
My proudest career accomplishment so far is… I'm always proud to work with staff and faculty that are dedicated to helping students reach their academic and long-term career goals.
Arlette Cuevas Renteria
I wanted to serve on DCTC's Alumni Advisory Board because… I wanted to give back to the school that gave me so much and empowered me to grow.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be an… An Archaeologist, history is my favorite subject and Egypt was full of wonders at one point.
My absolute favorite thing to do is… Cuddle up with my daughter… She still likes it and I know these moments are fleeting.
My most memorable moment as a DCTC student… …being offered a position at Dakota County Technical College right after my graduation.
My family would describe me as… …a kind, smart, hard-working, and sensitive individual.
My favorite thing to do… My absolute favorite thing to do is listen to music in my room with aromatherapy in the air.
DCTC's greatest asset is… The personal connections, relationships and resources made early and kept for years to come.
My proudest career accomplishment so far is… Surviving my first year as a full time solopreneur.
My absolute favorite thing to do is… Anything outdoors… Backpacking, archery, biking, snowshoeing... and sampling local craft beers.