My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: University of North Dakota
Location: Grand Forks ND
Six years before North Dakota became a state the University of North Dakota was founded in 1883. Today the university consists of 15,000 students exploring 200 plus fields of study.
One unique program that UND has is in the field of drones.
The University of North Dakota was one of the first two Universities in the United States to offer an accredited degree in Unmanned Systems. This alone gives it a distinct edge in the market for Universities who study these programs. They have years of experience in a field that is only a few years old.
Photo below shows the first graduates of UND program
Some student have even gone on to win prizes in competitions as the link below from the UND website describes.
Grand Forks is a great vibrant college town of over 50,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota.