The College of St. Scholastica

Duluth, MN
The post-baccalaureate department has led the way in advancing inclusivity at the College of St. Scholastica, with lessons from the NCIN program benefiting the entire institution.

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Round 1: 2008-2009
Patra Borden
Stephen Green
Daniel Johnson
Matthew Klimek
Andrew Trom
Christa Williams-Clements
Round 2: 2009-2010
Gerald Bellehumeur
Joseph DeZurik
Eric Fischer
Elaina Leroux
Katie Orr
Jennifer Swoverland
Round 3: 2010-2011
Linda Brown
Myongsuk DeRusha
Brad Hise
Amanda Koshiol
April Van Abel
Mark Wiita
Round 4: 2011-2012
Luke Beresford
Ryan Lyytinen
Fardowsa Mohamud
Angela Pomeroy
Sivilai Vang
Round 5: 2012-2013
Ryan Beamer
Betty Kigen
Renee Onami
Aren Payne
Aaron Thompson
Nikki Uren
Round 6: 2013-2014
Aric Braaten
Byron Herdman
Emily Kniskern
Malerie Romero
Christopher Rubesch
Bao Vang
Round 7: 2014-2015
Khadijat Akinpelu
Tyler Dwyer
Jennifer Reyes
Joshua Serre
Elsa Teffera 
The College of St. Scholastica has been awarded funds for all seven Rounds of the NCIN program and serves as an exemplar. The NCIN program allowed the college to expand enrollment, increase diversity, and leverage other funds to expand the campus to the St. Cloud area. NCIN’s Leadership Toolkit was reviewed by all faculties in the accelerated nursing program and its leadership competencies were integrated into the core curriculum (the four required professional nursing courses). The college also used NCIN’s Mentoring Toolkit to develop a program that allowed Scholars to select their faculty mentors. The mentoring program is required for NCIN scholars, but all students are encouraged to participate. Workshops on personal and professional development are also offered throughout the year.


In a city isolated by the rolling roads and lingering cold of the Minnesota, the College of St. Scholastica (CSS) sits atop Lake Superior, mentoring, preparing and challenging more than three-thousand students for life outside of school walls.