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Alumni Association

Every year, returning students attending Dakota College at Bottineau receive scholarships from the Alumni Association. This organization sponsors events and programs throughout the year to raise money for student scholarships and recruiting. Thousands of alumni contribute each year to ensuring that these students receive the scholarship dollars that they deserve.

If you're grateful for the education you received at Dakota College at Bottineau and are looking for a way to give back simply contact Courtney Vandal, Foundation Director or download the Alumni Membership Contribution Form and get started today!

Alumni Officers

President: Vonda Berg
Vice President: Jessica Tagestad
Treasurer: Luann Soland
Secretary: Kayla Wolfe

Foundation Director: Courtney Vandal

Board Members: Kayla O’Toole, Glenore Gross, Russell Dinwoodie, Heidi Hauf, Angie Bartholomay, Rhonda Langehaug, Janeen Pollman, Michelle Davis



The Alumni Association awards $13,000 to second year students each academic school year based upon academic achievement, need or other criteria. To apply for an Alumni Scholarship, click here.


Alumni Dues Campaign: The membership campaign is conducted annually. You may make your annual membership contribution ($25) online, by mail or by phone. Click here to make your payment online now.

Phonathon: The phonathon is conducted once a year. Student volunteers make calls in the evenings over a two-week period to solicit pledges from alumni and friends of the college. The alumni association donates 10% back to the student causes.

Fair Gates: Alumni and friends volunteer each year to take tickets at the main gate of the Bottineau County Fair.

Knight for a Princess: This treasured event is held each year in the fall for girls and their special someone. The night starts out with a grand march followed by treats, punch, princess accessories, and dancing!


General Memorials
The Alumni Association accepts general memorials in any amount. The memorials are listed in the Newsletter and acknowledgements are sent to the individual's family and to the donor. Memorial gifts are an excellent way to remember a special person and support the work of the college.

Memory Tree Memorials 
The Memory Tree is a tree-shaped wall plaque installed in the entry of Thatcher Hall by the Alumni Association. Brass plates engraved with the name of the donor and the person memorialized are attached to the tree. Contributions for brass plates to the Memory Tree are accepted at minimum for the first donor and additional per added donor on the same plate. Memory Tree acknowledgements are sent to the individual's family and to the donor. The Memory Tree memorial is also listed in the Newsletter.