NORTH MANKATO, Minn., February 13, 2020 – More than 100 high school seniors today participated in South Central College’s 5th Annual National Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day at the college’s North Mankato Campus. The students signed letters of intent indicating they plan to pursue technical or professional program at South Central College in fall 2020.

The event mirrors the NCAA’s National Signing Day for athletes who commit to play sports in college, but instead of athletes, Technical Signing Day recognizes students who are entering a technical field. The annual nationwide event established by National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) is designed to honor students who are pursuing a college program in a technical career or professional program and to celebrate the value of the work in these fields. In signing a letter of intent, students are guaranteed a spot in their chosen program of study in the fall.

“The high school seniors signing Letters of Intent today know that we have a place reserved for them this fall in a program that will prepare them to be workplace ready in a relatively short period of time,” said SCC President Dr. Annette Parker. “In addition to the benefits the students receive, this type of education grows a highly skilled workforce, builds strong families and sustains communities.”

In addition, participants at today’s event received combined scholarships totaling $80,000 from the South Central College North Mankato Campus Foundation and the Minnesota State Workforce Development Scholarship program. More information on these scholarships and the recipients are below.

About South Central College

South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State system with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. The college offers programs that prepare students to immediately start a rewarding career after graduation, transfer to a 4-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree, or do both. In addition, SCC’s Center for Business and Industry provides businesses and professionals with customized training and continuing education opportunities. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. For more information visit


South Central College North Mankato Campus Foundation Scholarships

awarded at Technical Letter of Intent Signing Day

Presidential Scholarship Candidates

The following students with a high school GPA of 3.75 or above, will receive a minimum scholarship of $2,500 toward their first year at SCC, and are candidates for SCC’s Presidential Scholarship, which includes full tuition for two years to be determined later this spring:

Trent Fluegge, Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School
Jacob Guggisberg, New Ulm Cathedral High School
Heidi Mayo, St. Peter High School
Zachary Mohr, Glencoe-Silver Lake High School
Jennifer Perez-Ambrocio, Butterfield-Odin High School
Vanessa Rodriguez, Butterfield-Odin High School
Emily Schanbacher, Mankato West High School

Additional Foundation Scholarships

The following students will receive scholarships starting at $1,000 and up.

Emily Black, Blue Earth Area High School
Courtney Davison, Waseca High School
Joshua Dawald, Cleveland High School
Dayton Enger, Blue Earth Area
Kohl Jacobsen, Blue Earth Area
Natalie Huse, Blue Earth High School
Taylor Johnson-Hollerich, Maple River High School
Blake Kask, Gibbon-Winthrop-Fairfax High School
Brodee Menk, Nicollet High School
Jacob Miller, St. Clair High School
Jamie Rivers, Mankato East
Travis Rubischko, Gibbon-Winthrop-Fairfax High School
Joel Salgado, Mountain Lake High School
Aria Seitzer, St. Peter High School
Griffin Strander, Burnsville High School